Ian Murphy

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Try your hand at the hilariously bleak job market in this Earthbound-like game

<i>Knuckle Sandwich</i> is an upcoming RPG by Melbourne-based Andrew Brophy, and <i>Tarantula</i> is a sort of mini preview-episode that's full of chart and harm. …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man

A good contender for humanity’s greatest achievement is the eradication of smallpox. Smallpox was a horrific disease. In the twentieth century alone …

Escaping the Maze, the "world's most challenging puzzle"

In 1985, Christopher Manson wrote and illustrated a book called <i>Maze</i>. It really is a beautiful and unique piece of work.<p>Manson actually said that this …

Podcasting

Terrorize the seas as the white whale of Moby Dick, but with lasers

Have you ever wanted to glide through the seas with the grace of a giant sea creature, killing everyone in your path? Did you enjoy <i>Ecco the Dolphin</i>, …

Kanye West Shares Steve McQueen-Directed "All Day/I Feel That" Video

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p><b>Update:</b> The video has been removed. It's viewable at DDotOmen.<p>Kanye West has shared the nine-minute video for his tracks "All Day" and "I Feel Like That", which will appear on his forthcoming album <i>SWISH</i> (formerly <i>So Help Me God</i>). It was directed by Steve McQueen (<i>12 Years a …

Video: How to cook an egg perfectly in just 3 seconds

You'll always have time for breakfast once you learn how to cook an egg in just three seconds, thanks to this helpful video.<p>Speaking of egg-related …

You're inflating your tires wrong. Here's how to do it right, and save up to $500 a year.

It's a good idea to do your best to avoid this.<p>I am a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Manhattan. Like many New Yorkers, I didn't drive a car …

Nihilist Arby's is the best thing on Twitter

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How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine (Hooray!)

Nope, you don't need fancy equipment to chill out. Here's how to make ice cream without a machine.<p>Nothing beats a bowl of sweet, smooth ice cream—well, except maybe a cone of it. When we can't make it to one of our favorite ice cream parlors, we're big fans of homemade ice cream. While you will …

Meet the Man Who Ate at 365 Barbecue Restaurants in a Year

The author of the new book The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America just finished a marathon year of eating barbecue in 48 states eating at 365 restaurants. Here's what he learned along the way.<p>Amateur barbecue fan <b>Johnny Fugitt</b> wanted to learn more about barbecue, so he did what any of us …

War photo negatives sunburned onto skin in 'Illustrated People'

Artist Thomas Mailaender placed negatives from the Archive of Modern Conflict on models' skin, then irradiated it with UV light to create a sunburn …

The SENSE-ation no-pull dog harness works miracles

This no-pull dog harness turned my Great Pyrenees into a perfect gentleman! It also may have saved my rotator cuff.<p>Nemo is very large. He means well, …

$3 clip-on camera lens kit for smart phones

I bought this camera lens kit for the heck of it, because it cost only $3.14 including shipping, via Amazon. The package arrived from China. The kit …

Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins to Star in Silent Movie Gutterdämmerung

<i>Gutterdämmerung</i> is billed as "the loudest silent movie on Earth". The film, helmed by Belgian-Swedish director Bjorn Tagemose, will feature a score provided by a live rock band. <i>BEAT</i> reports that the film will star Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins, and Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes.<p>The …

I Couldn't Do It: Transparent Sleeping Pods Dangling From Side Of Cliff 400-Feet Up In Puruvian Valley

This is Peruvian tour company Natura Viva's Skylodge, a group of three transparent sleeping pods hanging 400-feet up on the side of a cliff in Peru's …

What are the greatest pleasures of human existence?

Quora asked the question. Bits & Pieces selected a few example answers:<p>As a young man, realizing that a girl I like likes me too.<br>• Visiting old places …

Director Wes Anderson's color schemes

@presentcorrect created Wes Anderson Palettes, a Tumblog of gentle twee wonder. [via Kottke]

How to hang sweaters so they don't get shoulder bumps

One useful tip of many from this list.

The Dead Mountaineer's Inn by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky

From Russia's masters of science fiction comes a manorhouse murder mystery parody that puts <i>Clue</i> to shame. The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is every bit as …

Borges's widow threatens remixer with prison

Argentina's crazy copyright laws provide for prison sentences for "intellectual property fraud" -- in this case, rewriting a Borges short story in …

Mobile game of the week: Sleep Furiously

Dreams can be impossible to explain, but still make a strange kind of internal sense. So are the sentences you make in <i>Sleep Furiously</i>, a language …

How to make Sriracha sauce

Sosu Sauces' Lisa Murphy offers her recipe. [via]

Binge-watching Titansgrave: Wil Wheaton's new live RPG show

I've just watched all three new episodes of Wil's new show, which features performers and writers playing an exhilarating RPG campaign with Wil as …

"I’d like to raise my IQ. Where do I start?"

<i>Dear Dumbass is a new advice column from Rick Rosner. I went to high school with Rick. According to Wikipedia, Rick is an "American television writer</i> …

Mobile game of the week: You Must Build a Boat

<i>You Must Build a Boat</i> is a game about matching tiles as fast as you can so that monsters won't kill you, and tricking out your adventure boat.<p>Despite …

The 33 Best 33 1/3 Books

When I say that this assignment fell into my lap, I mean it literally. I’ve been piling the more than 100 books in Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series on top of my desk for the past few months while attempting to read the entire collection sequentially. At some point, the tower of criticism grew too …

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

Last week I published my first book, “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!”<p>One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to …

Step-by-Step Instructions - Ukrainian Lacing

I. Lacing<p><b>1. The Ukrainian Lacing starts from the top pair of eylets. IMPORTANT: use same technique on the both shoes (NO mirroring).</b><p><b>2. Go from the</b> …