Friday, April 28, 2017

Would You Buy a Used Car from This Man?

Eugene Romanovsky has finally decided to sell his 1996 Suzuki Vitara. He made an ad for the car that you will enjoy.

Yeah, you want to buy this car after seeing the ad, but Romanovsky lives in Israel. I can't read Hebrew, but I don't think it's been sold yet. (via reddit)

Paint Death

Twerking Cat

You've seen how your cat gets ready to pounce on prey, whether real or toy: the head drops, the eyes dilate, and the hindquarters go into windup mode. Here we see Pusic (previously) putting that response to work. Shake that booty! Pusic's people spend a lot of time editing his voluminous video clips to bring you such entertaining productions. The soundtrack really makes it.


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The Day Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Teamed Up. Eddie Deezen has the story.

It's been twenty years since Mike Myers introduced us to Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery. Myers, director Jay Roach, Elizabeth Hurley, and almost all the cast got together to give us an oral history of the film. (via the A.V. Club)

We spent months bracing and preparing for the death of our daughter. But guess what? We weren’t ready. Royce and Keri Young made the decision to carry their anencephalic baby to term in order to donate her organs. (via Metafilter)

A woman tried to text her daughter, but she dialed a wrong number and instead the message went to a 35-year-old man. That's normal enough, but when he told her she had the wrong number, she did not believe him, and kept texting pretty much all day long. 

What Bullets Do to Bodies. The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront every day.

How ESPN went from powerhouse to bloodbath. Around 100 on-air employees were laid off Wednesday.

8 Fictional Places (That Sound Real). You know them, even though they aren't there at all.

The Rise of the Mean Moms. Competitive motherhood leads to outright bullying.

Artificial Intelligence Becomes Judgmental. (via Metafilter)

Flexible working is making us work longer. I can attest to this. 


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Thursday, April 27, 2017



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Donald Trump's First 100 Days In Office

The first 100 days of Trump's reign, as illustrated by The Simpsons, in this preview of Sunday's new episode.

The Jiggling Chair

The Spider's Defense

Minoule is an urban cat who discovers that there's a canary living in the building across the street. He takes grave risks to get that bird, and along the way, a lot of other things are going on in the city. The canary and a guitar-playing cat on the roof provide a fine soundtrack to this wordless French production by Nicolas Bianco-Levrin. (via The Kid Should See This)

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A Warped Mindset. Bringing you Nintendo video game news as it happened, thirty years after the fact.

Trump wants to eliminate the estate tax, which would only benefit multi-millionaires. Too bad so many people think they are multi-millionaires.

The Legacy of Star Wars' Journal of the Whills. The early idea was to narrate the saga, and you won't believe who was going to do it.

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis went to the theater together to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs together. They both hated it.

There Is A Venomous Snake In This Picture, But Good Luck Finding It. Even after it's pointed out, you might easily step on it.

If a Unicorn Frappuccino doesn't turn you on, maybe you'd prefer some charcoal-black Goth ice cream! Get them at ice cream shops in Los Angeles and New York. (via Boing Boing)

Between December 1884 and December 1885, Austin, Texas, had eight axe murders. The murders did not stop because the killer was caught; they just stopped.

The founder of reddit's misogynic forum The Red Pill has been outed as a New Hampshire state legislator.

The new issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at What Makes a Genius. We meet examples of genius, from Leonardo da Vinci to jazz pianist Keith Jarrett, with the research into what makes those people different from the rest of us.

Gen. George Patton’s wife put a Hawaiian curse on his ex-mistress. She was dead within days. (via Metafilter)

A Situation

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Engine Rebuild

Chris Herridge completely torn down and rebuilt an engine several years ago. He he knew he needed to take pictures so he could find evidence of where all the parts went, so he made an art project of the process. He took 3,000 pictures during the 11-month project. Add the perfect music, and you have a classic video, worth seeing again no matter how many times you've seen it before. (via reddit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tomato, Tomahto

Cat City

A cat decides to run away from home and live on his own in the city. His adventure is lots of fun at first, but turns out to be less than hunky-dory after a while, as young people often find on their first foray into the real world. Still, the fact that he's a cat doing all this is just goofy, in a good way, in this animation from Victoria Vincent. (via Laughing Squid)

It Doesn't Add Up

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Thug Notes Summary and Analysis of Where the Wild Things Are

Who doesn't love the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak? It was still a new book when I learned to read, and now it's a classic. So of course everyone will want to know what Sparky Sweets, PhD. thinks of it. This video, like all Thug Notes, contains NSFW language. This is like having the story read to you all over again, except adult-style. The discussion at YouTube reveals that quite a few high school teachers are using Thug Notes (among other sources) to teach literary criticism. (via Tastefully Offensive)

13 Creative Ways to Plant Succulents

From cactus to aloe, drought-resistant succulents come in an amazing variety of shapes and colors. This variety, and the fact that they're easy to care for, make succulents the perfect plants for everything from a tiny planter on the counter to a lavish outdoor display—and all the creative displays in a list I posted at mental_floss.