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How you spell “The Berenstain Bears” could be proof of parallel universes

“You need to look up the Berenst#in Bears problem.”

It was this innocent comment left on a post about parallel universes that first pulled by Rob Schwarz of Stranger Dimensions into one of the internet’s strangest theories. It involves The Berenstein Bears, a loving family of anthropomorphized bears who taught children life lessons via hundreds of picture books and two TV shows. But the problem is they aren’t The Berenstein Bears, they’re The Berenstain Bears.

Though a startling number of people remember the name as BerenstEin, it’s in fact spelled BerenstAin, just like the authors Stan and Jan Berenstain. But is it possible that so many people are just wrong about the title? Back in 2012, blogger Reeceoffered up another explanation: Some of us have recently crossed over from a parallel universe.

He argues:

… at some time in the last 10 years or so, reality has been tampered with and history has been retroactively changed. The bears really were called the “BerenstEin Bears” when we were growing up, but now reality has been altered such that the name of the bears has been changed post hoc.

Somehow, we have all undergone a π/2 phase change in all 4 dimensions so that we moved to the stAin hexadectant, while our counterparts moved to our hexadectant (stEin). They are standing around expressing their confusion about the “Berenstein Bears” and how they all remember “Berenstain Bears” on the covers growing up.

Those who remember the name as “Berenstain” are native to this “A” Universe, while those who are sure it’s “Berenstein” traveled over from the “E” Universe.

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New Tumblr exposes shit people say to women working in film

Shit People Say To Women Directors (& Other Women Working In Film) provides an anonymous platform for anyone working in film who identifies as a woman to share their experiences. “This is for catharsis and to expose some of the absurd barriers women face in the entertainment business,” the blogs introductory post says.

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People who didn’t live pre-Internet can’t grasp how devoid of ideas life in my hometown was. The only bookstores sold Bibles the size of coffee tables and dashboard Virgin Marys that glowed in the dark. I stopped in the middle of the SAT to memorize a poem, because I thought, This is a great work of art and I’ll never see it again.
—  Mary Karr, The Paris Review Art of Memoir No. 1

The slowed-down Chipmunks are both brilliant and terrifying

By now, we’re all pretty used to people speeding up vocal samples to make them sound like Alvin And The Chipmunks. It’s how Kanye West launched his career. But what happens when you slow down Alvin And The Chipmunks so much that the vocals sound like they were sung by a regular human? As it turns out, you get an amazing collision of pop vocals and sludge-filled doom metal instrumentals.

Toronto-based electronic musician Brian Borcherdt, best known for his work with Holy Fuck, is the mind behind chipmunkson16speed, which is the result of finding both a bunch of old Chipmunks records and a suitcase record player with 16 RPM setting.

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Today is the 10-year anniversary of the “Shoes” video

It may not seem like it, but 2006 was a different time. The concept of viral fame didn’t really exist yet. Even the creators of YouTube hadn’t quite figured out what it was for. (They thought it was going to be place where you could easily access “big, newsworthy footage,” like Janet Jackson’s nipple slip.)

It was into this online Wild West that comic and actor Liam Kyle Sullivan uploaded his massive hit “Shoes.” The folks over at Noisey interviewed Sullivan to get his thoughts on “Shoes” a decade after its birth.

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My Top 42 Albums from 'The Vaporwave Essentials Guide'

My personal 42 favorite album picks from the incredibly dense yet informative ‘Vaporwave: Essentials Guide’ list (updated 2014). I still have to go through a lot of these but for sure has helped pick out the cream of the crop (err, vapor) for me and has been one of my favorite primary new passions for over a good h a z y year now. Here is a link to a MEGA Ltd. cloud storage link with all albums mentioned for your own direct access to a myriad of *Virtual Utopian Experiences*: Vaporwave Essentials: Ultra Edition

Proto-Vapor:

1. Chuck Person - Eccojams Vol.1

2. James Ferraro - Far Side Virtual

3. 骨架的 - Skeleton

4. 骨架的 - Reflections

5. 骨架的 - Holograms

6. 骨架的 - Lost Memories

7. Sacred Tapestry - Shader

8. New Dreams Ltd. - Initiation Tape

Classic Style Vaporwave:

9. Infinity Frequencies - Dream Recovery

10. Infinity Frequencies - Computer Death

11. Infinity Frequencies - Computer Decay

12. Infinity Frequencies - Computer Afterlife

13. Internet Club - Dreams 3D

14. Internet Club - Redefining the Workplace

15. Internet Club - Vanishing Vision

16. Mediafired - The Pathway Through Whatever

17. Golden Living Room - New Nostalgia

18. Psychic LCD - Nexxware

 19. ショッピングワールドjp - MARKET WORLD

20. Amun Dragoon - Unlimited Dream Company

21. computer slime - ミスト

22. Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza - NTSC Memories

23. Hayeo Yamaneko - Shattered Holograms

24. Amun Dragoon & Mensa Group International - Fjords, Vol. II

25. WTF_FM - AUDIO_TS

26. ULTRA ウルトラ - S A T U R N

27. SEPHORA 脳バイブス - MUSEUM

28. Datavision Ltd. - Vector Tables

Hypnagogic:

29. t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 - 現実を超えて

30. t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 & Vincent Remember - i n t e r s t e l l a r l o v e

31. ESPRIT 空想 - virtua.zip

32. Visaプリペイド - スムーズOCEANS

33. b o d y l i n e - computer imagina

34. Phoenix #2772 - The Dream Catalogue

35. 18 Carat Affair - Gorgeous / Fantasy

36. 18 Carat Affair - Pure Gold

37. General Translator & Dystopian Chic - AUDIO不埒

38. 회사AUTO– The Lovers Pure

39. Eyeliner - High Fashion Mood Music

40. Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza - Daily Night Euphoria

41. CYBEREALITYライフ - Internet Dating

42. ULTRA ウルトラ - Cybernet Utopia

Comps:

DL ALL DAT SHIT TOO, but Music of the Now Age Vol. I is my favorite out of the ones mentioned right here. Tryna keep my list at the 42 mark. Hope you find the time to peep out all dis, E N J O Y

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Today in Smash Mouth: Now there are even more ways to mess with “All Star”

Inverse the order of the lyrics of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and you’ve still got an ageless hit on your hands.

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