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"Do the rules of the debate say that there should be no fan?"

This, from last night in Florida, is one of the greatest debate moments ever.

-Jody, BL Show-

The Venezuelan artist JB takes album covers from bands including Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, and Beastie Boys and turns them into animated GIFs. We say the result are better than the originals.
http://bit.ly/1sQG2bs

The Venezuelan artist JB takes album covers from bands including Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, and Beastie Boys and turns them into animated GIFs. We say the result are better than the originals.

http://bit.ly/1sQG2bs

A sneak peek promo for our election project, which launches on the Brian Lehrer Show tomorrow at 10:15am. Prepare to be robocalled.

-Jody, BL Show-

Hey, we’re halfway through our 25 Years in 25 Days series!

-Jody, BL Show-

Instagram of the day by sashafoto

Instagram of the day by sashafoto

A guy named Chris Jones may have finally conquered the uncanny valley. The results are…totally uncanny. 
Watch the kind of unbelievable video: http://bit.ly/1trcXV8

A guy named Chris Jones may have finally conquered the uncanny valley. The results are…totally uncanny. 

Watch the kind of unbelievable video: 
http://bit.ly/1trcXV8

iquantny:

If there is one thing I learned while living on the Upper East Side many years ago, it’s that York Avenue is quite a hike from the subway (at least as far as hikes from subways in Manhattan go). That fact can sometimes help keep housing prices down, at least until the 2nd Avenue Line comes in.


"Ebola" 
Illustration by André Carrilho.

"Ebola"

Illustration by André Carrilho.

Okay Tumblr: we love the subway goers in the tiles at the Prince St stop — but what the heck do you think is in that one guy’s bag?

TGIF

Instagram of the Day by @eli_borrero

Instagram of the Day by @eli_borrero

Sometimes when I’m stuck, I’ll open an English textbook, and do the homework. There are a lot of college writing textbooks that will include essays and short stories, and after reading the story or essay, there will be questions such as "Have YOU had any experience with a pedophile in YOUR family?" or "When was the last time you saw YOUR mother drunk?" and they’re just really good at prompting stories.
David Sedaris had a characteristically funny Reddit AMA yesterday. Here are the highlights: http://bit.ly/1o1X6dz
Math texts don’t have to be boring black and white. A British mathematician named Oliver Byrne has proved it with the most beautiful math book you’ve never seen:
http://bit.ly/1rZHiGo

Math texts don’t have to be boring black and white. A British mathematician named Oliver Byrne has proved it with the most beautiful math book you’ve never seen:

http://bit.ly/1rZHiGo

Throwback Thursday! Way back in 2008, Kristen Schaal starred in the web-based soap opera spoof “Horrible People” and you can still watch every hilarious episode HERE.

Throwback Thursday! Way back in 2008, Kristen Schaal starred in the web-based soap opera spoof “Horrible People” and you can still watch every hilarious episode HERE.

The suckiness or otherwise of Shakespeare is a topic that cannot be broached without generating considerable online outrage, and [Ira] Glass later backtracked, telling Entertainment Weekly that his provocative comment was “kind of an off-the-cuff thing to say that in the cold light of day, I’m not sure I can defend at all.”
The New Yorker on Ira Glass tweeting that Shakespeare sucks.