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BURxN BABY, BURxN

Here, podcasters Brendan O’Hare and Cory Snearowski have crafted a soundscape that’s sort of in line with what you might expect from “Tim and Eric” or “I Think You Should Leave.” It’s great.

ALEXA... APOLOGIZE TO GRANDMA

Yeah, the cartoon characters in this video are having a bad time with their Amazon Echo. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the audio was recorded at the cartoonist’s actual kitchen table with the cartoonist’s actual family, because the dialogue is actually real.

'I DIDN'T SAY THAT'...'NOW YOU DID'

Last week, Adobe unveiled Project VoCo, which, much like Photoshop does for images, allows you to rearrange and change elements of an audio recording — and add elements that weren’t there to begin with. It’s crazy.

ONE TAP AT A TIME

Two-thirds of adults in the US own a smartphone. The average smartphone user takes at least 150 photos per month. Instagram has half a billion monthly users. Even if it’s just selfies or pictures of lunch — nothing has familiarized people with photography like smartphone cameras. It’s now a part of our everyday lives.

TELL THE TRUTH, BUT TELL IT SLANT

In 1943, fed up with modernist poetry, two Australian army officers invented a fake poet and submitted a collection of deliberately senseless verses to a Melbourne arts magazine. To their delight, the poems were published and their author was hailed as “one of the most remarkable and important poetic figures of this country.”

A MATTER OF SCALES

Figuring out how many fish there are in the sea is an impossible, essential challenge. Marine life provides a crucial source of protein for billions of people around the world, as well as necessary income for people in coastal communities. But the trends are alarming.

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT

You know, that health-promoting nectar of Mediterranean age-defying prowess, lubricant of pasta, the only thing that makes your kale salad palatable? Yeah, that stuff is almost certainly not what you think it is.

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