Saturday, January 21, 2017

Barnaby Dixon's Raptor Puppet



Barnaby Dixon is the young puppet designer who showed us his delightful Aztec warrior finger puppet last year. Now he's got a new one that evokes the real feel of a prehistoric raptor! The puppet is a rather complicated construction, but as before, his skills in operating it make it something special. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cracks

How to Win an Argument

(via reddit)

Tweet of the Day




Shannon Downey's website is Seriously Badass Cross Stitch. She also runs Seriously Badass Woman. (via reddit)

Entering the Twilight Zone

You can make up your own caption, but I'd like to hear them.

Fired Up




Dan Fipphen and Elyse Kelly edited the animation styles of 12 different artists to illustrate a portion of a speech from President Obama. The speech is from 2016, and it references events from 2007. I will miss this man. (via the A.V. Club)

Miss Cellania's Links

A History of Pepsi Cola. Eddie Deezen has the story.

This is how American health care kills people. Matthew Stewart had insurance, but still owes $62,668.78 while he fights for his life.

A Definitive Ranking of Fast-Food French Fries.

Possible Consequences of Writing Poetry.

Speaking of poetry, My Name is Cow.

A Really Cool Collection Of Wintry Cosplay Photos

A Look Back at Some of the Worst, Wildest Inaugurations in Presidential History.

Criminey!

(via Fark)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gang

Stairway

(via reddit)

Lincoln

(via Buzzfeed)

Keep It Down

(via Fark)

An Honest Trailer for Space Jam



Space Jam is a movie about neither space nor jam that combined Warner Brothers cartoon characters with the NBA stars of the '90s, so it was destined to become a classic among a certain age group. That cohort holds the 1996 film on a sacred pedestal. But here comes Screen Junkies to take it down a notch with an Honest Trailer. There's plenty to mock here, and this Honest Trailer makes it clear that to love Space Jam, you pretty much have to be a kid in the '90s. If you were, it was perfect. (via Uproxx)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Good Old Days

This is from a New York newspaper some time in the 1950s. (via reddit)

Gus Knows What He Wants



This video is all a matter of timing. It worked very well. And Gus is cute. (via reddit)

Draw Something Nutritious

(via Fark)

Miss Cellania's Links

What’s Ailing Anakin (and Other Fictional Characters)?

The Straight Men Who Made America's First Gay Record

The Internet Can’t Stop Laughing at This Obamacare Hater Learning He Has Obamacare. I didn't laugh; I've heard it too many times before.

Hairy-Legged Vampire Bats Feast on Human Blood.

Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia. Until DuPont came to town and poisoned everyone.

What Are Dogs Really Thinking About?

Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing talks about the her cancer and the Affordable Care Act.

The Promise of New Painkillers.

This 19th-Century Book Chronicles Victorians' Strange Cat Fears And Fascinations.
  

Excuses

(via Fark)

"America the Beautiful" in Every National Park



Conor Knighton is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. During the course of 2016, he visited all 59 U.S. national parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. At every park, he stopped and recorded himself singing “America The Beautiful,” and made this compilation video in which you can get a glimpse of them. In this segment from the show, he tells us about his tour. You might want to enlarge this one, because the scenery is lovely.



See beautiful pictures of Knighton's national park visits at Instagram. (via Boing Boing)