“I’m Big Baby Huey, and I’m 400 pounds of soul. I’m like fried chicken, girls – I’m finger-lickin” good.” James Thomas Ramey was born in the small town of Richmond, Indiana in 1944. Suffering from a glandular disorder, he weighed … Continue reading The Baby Huey Night Thread (July 21, 2020)
Happy Birthday to Dame Diana Rigg, once best known for playing Emma Peel in the original Avengers, but perhaps more familiar to modern audiences as Olenna Tyrell in that Game of Thrones show. Have a good day and try to … Continue reading The Diana Rigg Day Thread (July 20, 2020)
Okay GIFfers, let’s get GIFfing! It’s very simple: 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit!!! Let’s make this a welcoming space for everyone – so no sexualised or objectifying GIFs, please. Don’t … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Paul Citroen (1896-1983) was a German-born Dutch artist who experimented in a wide range of media across his career, best known and widely famous for his photomontages and Dutch postage stamps he created in 1949. Inspired by Dadaist collages, the … Continue reading Paul Citroen’s New York Night Thread (July 16, 2020)
Today’s Day Thread is dedicated to the last of the great rock ‘n’ roll musicians, Joshua Michael Homme. Six and a half feet of hard liquor and even harder riffs, Homme began his music career holding “generator parties” out in … Continue reading The Josh Homme Day Thread (July 16, 2020)
“It is good to have friends, is it not? At least for a short while.“ Londo Mollari was the perfect representative of the fading Centauri Republic on Babylon 5: at turns prideful, pompous, and patriotic, Mollari began as the comic … Continue reading The Londo Mollari Day Thread (July 15, 2020)
Grant Imahara, the former co-host of TV science shows Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, has died suddenly at the age of 49. Please share your thoughts and memories here. Continue reading Grant Imahara Passes at Age 49
Cool down by posting some GIFs and guessing some GIFs! 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit!!! This is a light-hearted, inclusive space where everyone should feel comfortable; please be mindful of … Continue reading Identify That GIF!
“Pray for death!” John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness is so nearly a classic horror film, if not for some truly atrocious pacing and acting. But there are so many wonderful and scary ideas packed into it, enough for two movies. … Continue reading The Night Thread has a Message for You … And You’re Not Going to Like it (July 9, 2020)
Welcome … to the Kingdom of the party animals of the Eukaryotes! There are over 144,000 known species of organisms that are classed as fungi, including mushrooms, mildews, molds, yeasts, and smuts. Here are just three of them! (Disclaimer: I … Continue reading The Fungi Day Thread (July 9, 2020)
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman is one of my favourite novels and a masterpiece of science fiction. Written in 1974, it draws heavily for inspiration from the author’s experiences in Vietnam. In his own words, it’s “mainly about war, … Continue reading The Forever War Day Thread (July 7, 2020)
Hungarian-born artist and photographer László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was a “relentless experimentalist” who taught at the Bauhaus in Germany, most influential Modernist art school of the 20th century. He was a self-taught artist who started drawing during his military service during … Continue reading The Moholy-Nagy Photograms Night Thread (July 4, 2020)
Let’s try to fill the empty black void that is our meaningless existence with some GIF-based jollity! Here’s how: Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit Remember Snail’s Golden Rule: Don’t Make … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
In 1859 a terrible storm off the coast of Anglesey in England led to the deaths of 800 people and the sinking of 133 ships, including the clipper Royal Charter; on which alone 450 lives were lost. The British Admiralty … Continue reading The Shipping Forecast Day Thread (July 3, 2020)
Andy Daly is one of my favourite comedians. As well as his peerless Comedy Central show Review, you will probably seen him pop up in one of your favourite shows: Eastbound & Down, Black-ish, Silicon Valley, Brooklyn 99, the Good … Continue reading The Andy Daly Day Thread (July 2, 2020)
Be well, be safe, and be awesome, everyone! Continue reading Share Your Work With The Class: Salesman (June 29, 2020 Day Thread)
You are probably familiar with Brett and Rennie Sparks even if you don’t think you are. They are The Handsome Family, and their haunting song “Far From Any Road” was the opening credits music for the first season of True … Continue reading The Handsome Family Night Thread (June 27, 2020)
This weeks winner of Identify This GIF will receive the prestigious Golden Avocado. Good luck! Here’s how to play: 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit! Keep in mind Snail’s golden Rule: … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Today’s thread is dedicated to Jenette Goldstein! As you can see I’m on Instagram where you can find my work, and I’m always open to collaborations and commissions. Have an awesome day, everyone! Continue reading The Vasquez Day Thread (June 26, 2020)
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon is a classic novel of speculative science fiction, by a writer described during his lifetime as “the heir to HG Wells.” His 1937 novel is a spiritual sequel to Last and First Men, a “history … Continue reading The Star Maker Night Thread (June 25, 2020)
Today’s thread is dedicated to Steve Billings! As you can see I’m on Instagram where you can find my work, and I’m always open to collaborations and commissions. Have a wonderful day, everyone! Continue reading The Billings Day Thread (June 22, 2020)