Dean Ween:

"My roadie told me that Carlos Santana’s equipment (including his guitars) had arrived via a trucking company that night at their depot. Carlos was recording an appearance on “Good Morning America” the next morning and his equipment was to be delivered to the set in NYC in a few hours."

What follows is kind of bonkers.

An online interactive musical instrument modelled on the classic Moog Theremin.

In JavaScript/HTML 5 by Luke Phillips. Use Chrome or Safari for best results.

"His final albums were a glance back and a new excursion. “The Next Day,” released in 2013, returned to something like the glam-rock sound of his 1970s guitar bands, for new songs suffused with bitter thoughts of mortality. And “Blackstar,” released two days before his death, had him backed by a volatile jazz-based quartet, in songs that contemplated fame, spirituality, lust, death and, as always, startling transformations."

Watch a fitting song and video, released just last week. Reminisce about the past some other time. Even in death, Bowie is living in the now.

I have always thought that the Challenger astronauts died because of the explosion. I was wrong.

[Challenger day]
My job as a translator is to take all that context and language and reshape it into something that reads as if it was originally written in English. The Japanese script is my raw material. Along with translating the words on the page, I add context and create bridge sentences that might not have been in the original. I fill in gaps that would have been apparent to Japanese readers. And sometimes I rewrite things entirely.
Roland, court minstrel to 12th century English king Henry II, probably had many talents.  
But history has recorded only one.  
Referred to variously Rowland le Sarcere, Roland le Fartere, Roland le Petour, and Roland the Farter, Roland really had one job in the court: Every Christmas, during the court’s riotous pageant, he performed a dance that ended with “one jump, one whistle, and one fart”, executed simultaneously.  
For this, Roland was gifted a manor house in Hemingstone, Suffolk, and more than 100 acres of land. For farting on cue.

Order amazing food from all over the country. Or browse the categories dreaming of churros and cakes and churro cakes. Your choice.

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"As national attention focuses on Flint, Mich. — where lead-contaminated water flowed for over a year to a relatively poor, minority community — new research suggests that across the U.S., communities like these are more likely to be exposed to some of the most intense pollution."

Link to the original study. here.

(Yay, 500th link!)
Lemmy Kilmister, founding member and frontman of Motörhead. has died. He was 70 years old.  
News of his death was first reported by radio and TV host Eddie Trunk, who was a longtime friend of Lemmy. Several others have since confirmed the news, including Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who wrote on Twitter, “Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.”
Everything Is Terrible
EIT is a group dedicated to editing found footage, industrial training videos, home movies, Christian entertainment, and generally anything that was ever published on VHS. They have an incredible backlog going back years worth of posts, and the core editors take great care into editing VHS the old-fashioned way, allowing for wonderous abominations (Commodore Gilgamesh is my GOAT). While their current homepage does not make it easy to find the classics, I beseech thee to use the "search tags" function at the top. Christian, Dance, and Psalty are good baselines, just let your fingers do the walking from there.  
I literally cannot recommend this site any harder.
Fortunately, [EHS] is not as dangerous as it sounds.  
But it is a real condition, and researchers are finally beginning to seriously investigate the rare and little-understood sleep disorder.
[the return of makes *my* head explode]
SOS Beagle Rescue NJ
The SOS (Save Our Snoopies) Beagle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of beagles by sheltering homeless or abandoned dogs and adopting them to loving homes.  
[Saw a truck with this on it. Decided it needed a share.]
The Rogue Not Taken
The Scandal & Scoundrel series, is best described as "Old School TMZ" -- essentially, Modern celebrity gossip with a pre-Victorian twist. The first book, The Rogue Not Taken, which the author lovingly refers to as "Romancing the Stone with fewer crocodiles and more Kardashian sisters," drops today.  
#romance novels
Awesome back hair art

Just go with it. You'll be left speechless.

[cc: what the fucking fuck]