Elements of Style, Observation Deck Edition

Updated 05/12/2015: I will be reposting this thing every week on random days. Because apparently there are people who don’t come here every hour, for some reason. Also yes I am aware that the content repeats itself omg how do i kinja. Whoo boy. It’s been kind of crazy these last few weeks around here. Some behind the… » 7/30/15 12:57pm Today 12:57pm

Dream Casting the MCU Phase 3 Part One

So with casting news starting to come full force for the MCU’s next slate of films, I’m curious to see who we’ll be seeing, but I’ve definitely got some dream picks. I’d love to hear yours too. I’m going to split this into at least two posts- this one covering Guardians 2, Spider-Man and Thor Ragnarok, and a second… » 7/30/15 11:56am Today 11:56am

Lion conservation

Treehugger has some suggestions for anyone who might be interested in supporting lion conservation efforts, in light of recent events. In several cases, the groups are working with local populations as “lion guardians”, providing employment in economically depressed areas. » 7/30/15 11:43am Today 11:43am

Pop Discourse!

What Is Pop Discourse? Actually, it is more about what we hope Pop Discourse could be. The ultimate goal would be to have two or more people discussing, debating, and dialoguing on a particular piece of popular culture (within the bounds of Observation Deck’s standards) in one post. We feel that by combining differing… » 7/30/15 10:54am Today 10:54am

Share some puzzles in the cross thread

Hello fellow kinjaeers and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. This week we take a break from kinja and discuss puzzles. Games you’re liking or liked, puzzles you just solved or are looking to solve...if it’s puzzeling… » 7/30/15 10:33am Today 10:33am

TMIT: Too Much Information Thursday

I probably should have posted this a couple weeks ago so that I could have shamelessly mined you for free advice gathered important anecdata before making a selection but hindsight, etc, etc. What kind of cell phone do you have? What do love and/or hate about it? How desperately do you want to upgrade and how long do… » 7/30/15 10:24am Today 10:24am

Fact of the day - 7/29/15

Yes, Fact Of The Day does that effect on people. Even when it’s several hours late. But better late than never, as my grand –pappy used to say.He also said that moonshine keeps the Martians from stealing your blood. I should probably reconsider the advice he gave me. » 7/29/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm