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May 16, 2009

TV Tropes

TV Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole,tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite". In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them...

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Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite". In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them
http://tvtropes.org/

Tropes in One Hundred Years Of Solitude
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude
(I just finished reading it for the Nth time)

Posted by: Gabi at May 16, 2009 10:35:22 PM

Lessons from Kelly Kayne, Champion Pole Dancer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-peZkuVosc

Guess The Celebrity Breast Implants (PHOTOS)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/17/guess-the-celebrity-breas_n_203236.html

If your times are hard, then it's time for hard times with ze frank
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zefrank/hardtimes-outsource-13

Posted by: KK at May 16, 2009 10:36:34 PM

‘Asshole’ ads by the Greenfamily Youth Association of Environmental Protection in China
http://static.huddler.com/imgrepo/9/99/greenfamily-youth-association-ad.jpg
From Best Green Ads
http://greenhome.huddler.com/wiki/great-green-advertising

"Van"
http://www.draplin.com/pics/05_WRAP_HELVETICA1.html
One of 18 ideas of how to have a van stand out
http://www.draplin.com/2009/05/post_498.html

Posted by: Van Buren at May 16, 2009 10:37:23 PM

A visit to Little Denmark, California
http://futureshipwreck.com/2008/12/solvang/

A visit to Taipei
http://elysesewell.livejournal.com/106958.html

Posted by: T.P. at May 16, 2009 10:38:09 PM

Finger Lime, an Australian fruit in many different colors -
http://www.limeburst.com/

Posted by: Hanan at May 17, 2009 12:54:23 AM

...and you think your garbage is overflowing?
http://deputy-dog.com/2009/05/and-you-think-your-garbage-is.html

Posted by: Hanan at May 17, 2009 8:09:46 AM

The Beatles are of the Devil

The Beatles still top the charts for all-time albums sold, amounting to billions of dollars in profits. Tragically, The Beatles were heathen Communists, who praised false religions, glorified sexual immorality, and even blasphemed the Lord Jesus Christ throughout their careers

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Rock-n-Roll/beatles.htm

Posted by: Richard Starr at May 17, 2009 10:23:32 AM

...A guy I know was acquainted with the good doctor, and visited him at his compound on occasion. He grew increasingly used to Hunter's abject madness, and eventually figured he knew how to handle the old man.

On the afternoon of one particular visit, he parked his car and began walking toward the house as usual, but was puzzled to find that his approach wasn't greeted by the usual slew of Dobermans. He was put off enough that, for most of his walk, he didn't notice the whiffs of dust coming up in small plumes around his feet. I'm not sure if it was the weapon's report or the sound of a ricochet or something entirely else that clued him in, but at some point he became suddenly aware that Hunter was standing on the roof. Firing at him, with a rifle...

http://www.metafilter.com/39789/Hunter-S-Thompson-dies#859520

Posted by: Gonz at May 17, 2009 7:48:17 PM

Maria Elena -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AszqfR6as8k

Posted by: RC at May 17, 2009 11:07:03 PM

Dhobi Ghat is known as the world's largest outdoor laundry, in Mumbai.

http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=Dhobi+Ghats

Cut Paper & Shadow-Work by Andrea Dezsö

http://a.parsons.edu/~dezsoa/BOOKS_Shadow.html

Posted by: dhobis at May 18, 2009 12:02:08 AM

So many of our grandparents were racist, and some of out parents are homophobes. Which of our own closely held beliefs will our own children and grandchildren by appalled by?

(A reddit thread)
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/8l3zi/so_many_of_our_grandparents_were_racist_and_some/

From Phil Dhingra -
http://www.philosophistry.com/archives/2009/05/this_is_going_into_my_best_ever_box_of_forum_threads.html

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The Clock Clock, a digital clock made out of 24 analogue clocks-
http://www.humanssince1982.com/

Posted by: Red at May 18, 2009 1:41:19 PM

Meet Rufus Hussey -
"The fella with the slingshot"

http://www.videosift.com/video/The-Slingshot-Man

Posted by: Ruf at May 18, 2009 6:38:25 PM

Lello and Irmao, in Oporto, Portugal, the most beautiful bookstore I've ever seen -

http://gritinthegears.blogspot.com/2009/05/found-via-site-ive-forgotten-then.html

Posted by: Oporto at May 18, 2009 6:48:31 PM

This charming and slightly eerie book has no documentation except the slip of paper shown below with the cover. It reads: "Hair Book, belonging to Mrs. McLean. The hair at the top right is that of Mrs. McLean's Great Grandmother, Marie Geneviene Adlee (or Adlais,) nee Marie Genevieve de Fondelique, born in 1733 (Mr. Machen)"

http://www.nsula.edu/watson_library/hair/

Posted by: Fondelique. at May 19, 2009 1:16:54 AM

Mysterious Letters is a collaboration with Lenka Clayton.
We sent a personal, handwritten letter to each home in Cushendall (467) which all arrived en masse.
The letters were all positive, perky, peculiar.
The art work consists solely of the discussion between the recipients about what on Earth these letters are, who sent them and why, etc.
http://www.mysteriousletters.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Hanan at May 19, 2009 1:29:56 AM