Sunday, February 25, 2018

Calling the Cats

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The Aristocats Do Rammstein



Of maybe it's the other way around. Either way, they brought the house down! (via reddit)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sale Range

Fighting a Bear

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Learning to Play the Shenanigan



Let Greig Johnson introduce you to the "ancient, elegant instrument" known as the shenanigan. Okay, you won't learn how to play it from this video, but you can watch him give it a go and enjoy the music. This video has subtitles, but don't focus on them. You can probably understand what he's saying ...somewhat. On second thought, you should listen and watch the subtitles at the same time. Trust me. And don't miss the details of the shenanigan. You may have to watch more than once. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Archie Bunker on Gun Control



Archie has the perfect way to stop skyjacking, which was a thing in the 1970s. What could possibly go wrong? It was laughable on All In The Family forty years ago, but today there are people, even people in powerful positions, who think like this.

Dong Dong Dash

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Thoughts and Prayers

Drunk Flying a Plane



Hold my beer! Watch as a spectator decides he can do it better, and jumps into a Piper Cub that's already started up. It won't take long for you to realize this is a staged act from an airshow. The pilot is Kyle Franklin, who's been doing this all his  life. (via reddit)

Earthquake

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My Encounter With Officer Dreamy



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Friday, February 23, 2018

Barbecue

Deals with the Devil: A Brief Musical History



You've probably heard about how Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads in Mississippi and sold his soul for the ability to play guitar better than anyone before. Johnson let folks believe that if they wanted, and even capitalized on the tale in his songs. Whatever happened to take him from beginner to virtuoso, he was far from the first musician to make that bargain, if the legends are to be believed. These stories abound because some performers are so good that no one could believe they achieved that level of virtuosity on their own. Talent and hard work were dismissed in favor of a supernatural explanation. Polyphonic brings us a chronological account of the many tales of incredible talent attributed to a Faustian deal. (via Laughing Squid)

Thin Mints

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The Ring in Augmented Reality



Oh, what a brave new world our unventors and engineers have developred for us! If they can't solve world hunger or bring peace among nations, at least they can scare the living daylights out of us. Programmer Abhishek Singh made an augmented reality program that recreates the iconic scene from The Ring in which Samara/Sadako climbs out of the TV. You know the one. It's pretty creepy.
She's even able to follow the viewer around as you try to escape. While it's not perfect, this does show the terrifying possibilities for the technology and what it can be used for. (via Gizmodo)

Beer Chart

If The Walking Dead Theme Had Lyrics



The Walking Dead returns this Sunday night, after a three month break in the middle of season eight. If you've ever heard the show's opening theme, you know that it's not the sort of song that lends itself to lyrics. The Warp Zone took that as a challenge. The lyrics they used, if you can keep up with them, bring to mind the growing theory that our heroes are actually the bad guys of the series. Not that we'd ever root against them, but they do tend to leave a wide path of destruction in their wake. On reflection, that's to be expected. When you have a big special effects department working hard on zombies all the time, you have to reward them with the opportunity to burn things down and blow things up occasionally. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

A Beer and a Smoke. A look at early TV advertising.

The Boys Are Not All Right. On the culture of manhood and how it’s failed both men and women. (via Phil Plait)

How an Early Travel Writer Became an Immunization Pioneer. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu went to Turkey and became a fan of variolation.

How The NRA Lost Its Mind. The history of a decent organization that eventually sold its soul to the devil.

How Do Birds Learn to Sing? Singing is both instinctual and learned from other birds.

America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball. (via Metafilter)


The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

Comfort in a Time of Tragedy

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The Safety Prance



A group of furries under the name Furs Without Suits did a parody of "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats. The video was recorded at Furnal Equinox 2013. (via Fark)