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Old 09-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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The Rad Thread

This thread is for stuff that's really rad.

Not merely funny or cute. We're not talking kitten gifs or nice breasts or half-funny jokes.

It's for things that are truly and totally rad, stuff you find - on the Internet and off - that makes you stop and think, or marvel, or go "Whoa..." or smile really really hugely.

Songs, images, quotes from articles. Poems. Funny GIFs. News stories. Whatever.

This is the thread for the really rad stuff.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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XKCD 1190: Time

A timelapse comic. The gif changes just once an hour and tells a story about (naturally) time. And people.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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winter in Prague

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Old 09-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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I think I posted this once in one of Byron's late night Apocalypse Now moods, but this always made me think...Cool.

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Old 09-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #7
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Kulen Mountain, Cambodia

It's a long car ride from Siem Reap. Along the side of the road, guys sell more kinds of bananas than you ever thought existed. You pay your respects to the huge reclining Buddha, then hike to the bottom of a waterfall a short distance a way. A dip in the water is just what you need to cool down. Later you walk to a stream where over 1,000 Lingas are carved into the stone riverbed. Kulen Mountain is a holy place. It's so super-charged, so bright and superpigmented and aromatic, that even us nonbelievers walk around with our mouths hanging open. Really rad.









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winter in Prague

Been there, done that.

Most of the larger office buildings in the Staro Mesto (old city) have communist-era company cafeterias, and with thermal inversions in the winter every single Friday morning you can smell frying fish all over the city around 9:30 a.m.

You go outside and your white business shirt will turn grey from all the soot in the air from hard anthracite coal...but that's okay, you come back inside and rub your shirt against the white walls, which have cheap chalky paint to restore your shirt's color.
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Been there, done that.

Most of the larger office buildings in the Staro Mesto (old city) have communist-era company cafeterias, and with thermal inversions in the winter every single Friday morning you can smell frying fish all over the city around 9:30 a.m.

You go outside and your white business shirt will turn grey from all the soot in the air from hard anthracite coal...but that's okay, you come back inside and rub your shirt against the white walls, which have cheap chalky paint to restore your shirt's color.
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I love Prague tho
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This 4◊6 index card has all the financial advice youíll ever need



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You did say nice breasts:



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You did say nice breasts:

I said:

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Not merely funny or cute. We're not talking kitten gifs or nice breasts or half-funny jokes.
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Popcorn popping in supper slow motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_7Qi3mprKQ
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Popcorn popping in supper slow motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_7Qi3mprKQ
That's definitely rad.
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National Geographic FOUND is a curated collection of
photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.

We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location.

If you have insights to share about an image, please let us know.

This is just the beginning of a great adventure. We will be adding new voices, stories, and artifacts as we go. We look forward to sharing this experience with everyone, and hope you make FOUND your home for inspiration and wonder.

A mysterious, unpublished shot from California in the 1930ís.


Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.


A plane flies above the clouds at Dayton, Ohio, July 1924.
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http://unamore.wordpress.com/2011/04...me-kitchenaid/
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If not, it shows a Kitchenaid mixer with a super cool paintjob.
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That's definitely rad.
It's ok. Theres a lot of super slow motion videos and use out there in sports and such these days.

It's really neat stuff.
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I said:



You shouldn't have magnetized the word "Breasts," I'm sorry, I've been totally mesmerized since birth.
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You did say nice breasts:



Calling them nice is like calling the Universe...largish.
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You shouldn't have magnetized the word "Breasts," I'm sorry, I've been totally mesmerized since birth.
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The Tumblr HeadLikeAnOrange is run by a guy who makes really beautiful GIFs, usually of nature themes.









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http://unamore.wordpress.com/2011/04...me-kitchenaid/
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If not, it shows a Kitchenaid mixer with a super cool paintjob.
That is seriously rad

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That is seriously rad

Seriously, a thing of beauty.
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Cool Site: The Language Log

Daily updates - often funny, always interesting - on linguistics.
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