Sunday, June 16, 2019

Power Failure

Cyclists

(via reddit)

How a Manhole Cover Became the Fastest Manmade Object Ever



Half as Interesting tries to answer the question, "What is the fastest manmade object?" As you can figure, first they have to clarify the parameters of the question, defining the terms and such. But that leads us to a truly bizarre story of an experiment that is still somewhat classified. I really want to know if we have a 1957 manhole cover orbiting the earth.

Happy Father's Day, Mr. LePew

(Thanks, WTM!)

What Happens When A Movie Has No Script Supervisor?



Martha Pinson us a script supervisor who has done extensive work with Martin Scorsese. Here she describes her rather complicated work in checking for filming errors. I would not have caught any of these errors, but I can see how a bunch of them together would affect the sense of film quality. And you know there are movie fans who would catch them. (via Nag on the Lake)

Perserverance

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Goonland



Popeye searches for his long-lost father and finds more than he bargained for. The classic Popeye cartoon from 1938 is a staple for Fathers Day.


Tweet of the Day


(Thanks, WTM!)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Meat Loaf

I'm Gay



Eugene Lee Yang became well-known as a member of the Try Guys who produced videos for Buzzfeed. Here is a video he designed, choreographed, and stars in about coming out as gay. It's not all fun and dancing- it gets pretty dramatic as it goes on. Because of the wide format, you may want to see this one in full screen mode, or at least somewhat larger at YouTube. (via Metafilter)

Sell

If you don't get it, say it out loud. (via reddit)

Mango

Trying to Help

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Friday, June 14, 2019

It's Hot

Why We Love Cephalopods



Cephalopod Week will be celebrated June 21-28. To get us excited for it, Science Friday asked various scientists why they love squids, octopuses, and nautiluses. The easy answer is because they are so interesting, but it seems each participant has a great story to share. Read more about the upcoming events of Cephalopod Week. (via [appropriately] Laughing Squid)

Apologies

(via reddit)

Boston Dynamics' New Robots Now Fight Back



We've seen the staff at Boston Dynamics abuse their robots in the name of testing. This is a lot of that. But then something strange happens at about 1:30. The robot takes matters into his own hands! Gradually, you realize that this is not a Boston Dynamics video at all. It's from Corridor. Okay. Eventually they show us how they did it. You have to admire the work that went into this one. It would, in fact, make a great beginning for a dystopian film, but please, not a documentary! (via Metafilter)

Thor

Japanese Animated Documentary About UFOs



Don't you just love putting the words "animated" and "documentary" together? This subtitled film is from 1975.  (via Boing Boing)

Miss Cellania's Links

Why No One Can Agree on What George Washington Thought About the Relationship Between Church and State.

Who’s the real TIGER in the house?

Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pass her plans. The 2020 candidate on how she’d get rid of the filibuster, curb political corruption, and persuade Americans that government can work for them.

The Best Road Trips in North America.

10 Surprising Facts About Animal Sex.

What's happening with Customs and Border Patrol. It's shameful, inhumane, and most likely illegal.

How Modern Life is Transforming the Human Skeleton. It all started with a goat. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2013): Canada Lynx: The Ghost Cat of the North.