Swedish artist (1862-1944) Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed. She created incredible paintings years before more famous practitioners in the movement such as Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Klee; and whilst their steps towards abstraction were timid … Continue reading The Hilma af Klint Day Thread (October 26, 2020)
We interrupt our regular Open Thread schedule to bring you this important message from one of our valued and trusted sponsors: If you’re bulking, or if you’re cutting, the Avocado recommends Fight Milk! The first alcoholic, dairy-based protein drink, for … Continue reading A Word From Our Sponsors: The Fight Milk Night Thread (October 25, 2020)
Money is the universal, self-constituted value of all things; Harpo Marx said that. The Avocado has tremendous value, of course, which is why we greatly appreciate the the goods, products and services who generously choose to spend their money supporting … Continue reading A Word From Our Sponsors: The Goobersmooches Night Thread (October 24, 2020)
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Hey everyone, let’s have a reasonable amount of fun! Play like this: Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! This is a welcoming game for everyone, so please do not post sexualised … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
We’d like a to take a moment tonight to recognise one of the special sponsors of the Avocado who help us bring to you the premium content you’ve all grown used to. Advertising is the price you pay for having … Continue reading A Word From Our Sponsors: The Big Pink Night Thread (October 22, 2020)
Here is a thread to talk about the presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden taking place in Belmont University, Nashville, and celebrate the fact we’ll never have to suffer through another. It begins at 9 p.m. Eastern and … Continue reading The Final Presidential Debate Live Thread
The original Zelda meets Goodfellas game, Grand Theft Auto III was released on this day in 2001, having been delayed for three weeks to change the liveries of the police vehicles and box cover art as a nod to contemporary … Continue reading The Grand Theft Auto III Day Thread (October 22, 2020)
Three The Hard Way is an awesome socks “Blacksploitation” movie from 1974. It stars Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Jim Brown, and martial arts legend Jim Kelly, as Mister Keys; named so by his mother so people would always have to … Continue reading Three The Hard Way Day Thread (October 21, 2020)
The game of choice for Avocados of taste! Come and play, won’t you? Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! This is an inclusive space where no one should feel uncomfortable, so … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is released on Netflix today, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, so this thread is dedicated to Pigasus J Pig, the 145-pound porcine candidate nominated for president by the Yippies in 1968. The film … Continue reading The Pigasus J Pig Day Thread (October 16, 2020)
This year’s hurricane season is more active and powerful than most, and I hope that every Avocado affected stays safe and well. Tonight I thought I would take a look at Ireland’s worst storm on record, which took place on … Continue reading The Night Thread of The Big Wind (October 15, 2020)
Have a great night, everyone. Continue reading Avocado Night Thread (October 14, 2020)
Is Bubba Ho-Tep an overlooked movie these days? Probably not. It’s certainly the very definition of a “Cult Film”, but what does that mean in this day and age? I can certainly remember it seeming to a teenaged Snail like … Continue reading The Bubba Ho-Tep Day Thread (October 14, 2020)
Street Art, Low Art, Outsider Art, I love it all. My favourite kind is probably stencil art, because of the time and effort it takes to prepare the final image, and the swift deterioration of the tools you use – … Continue reading The Stencil Art Night Thread (October 11, 2020)
If it is at all possible to encapsulate an entire decade within a single image, then the final decade of the Twentieth Century is a Magic Eye. The ability of the human eye to perceive the hidden image is due … Continue reading The Magic Eye Night Thread (October 10, 2020)
Continuously transmitting at 4625 kHz, the moment this signal ends will mean the oncoming end of the world. Maybe. Broadcast at first from a radio station near Povarovo in Russia, the transmission consists of nothing but a short, monotonous buzz … Continue reading The Night Thread of THE BUZZER (October 9, 2020)
Okay GIFers, let’s get GIFfing! Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! Please do no post sexualised or objectifying images – let’s keep this space comfortable for everyone. In other words – … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Directed by Toshiya Fujita, Lady Snowblood stars Meiko Kaji as Yuki, a woman born solely to enact violent revenge for her murdered and brutalized family; she is often referred variously as a mythic Asura demon, a child of the netherworld, … Continue reading The Lady Snowblood Day Thread (October 9, 2020)
Here is a place to discuss tonight’s first and only debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Kamala Harris at the University of Utah. The debate begins at 9pm Eastern. USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page will be the … Continue reading The Vice Presidential Debate Thread
Well hi! Welcome to MeatShake, where you can taste the secret – and when I tell you what it is, you won’t believe it. There’s something special in our food you’ll taste when you start eating it: everything we serve … Continue reading Taste the Secret, Day Thread (October 7, 2020)