Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Star Wars Sound Effects Remix



Eclectic Method has a new song for us, made from sound effects found in all eight Star Wars films. Nothing else was used, no instruments, rhythm tracks, or any kind of added music. Best of all, we can see where the sounds came from. You can guess that the rhythm is a lot of fighting, various tuneful beeps come from the droids, and there's plenty of vroom and pew pew pew! (via Laughing Squid)

Figs

Obviously the work of B. Kliban. (via Fark)

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Plucked from Obscurity: Upside-Down Reliability.

Republicans want to break Obamacare, then spend billions of dollars to clean up the mess. Everyone has their priorities.

The Most Unexpectedly Annoying Aspect Of Getting Married.

Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Because peanuts are biologically legumes, so go ahead and spread peanut butter on your burrito.

What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it. (via Strange Company)

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese. This story is a fairly inconsequential but funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right. (via Metafilter)

Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone. That's a vacation you'll always remember.

Love at First Sight

Watch a Swimming Corgi from Underneath



Okay, can you think of anything less efficient than little Corgi legs doing a dog paddle? Yet Zero is having a great time in the swimming pool. The Jaws theme is the icing on the cake for this cute video. Zero's full name is Zero Marie Hussein Corgibutt, which makes her special right away. She has her own Instagram account. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Baby Instructions

I Am Your Father



On The Late Late Show with James Corden, Anna Faris, Jenny Slate, and Mark Hamill play a game of "I Am Your Father," in which the celebrities have to guess which parent-child pairs are really related. Once you get a look at all of them, it seems easy. Easier still, when they ask questions and three answers are fairly lame. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Science Fair Project

Yeah, it's Photoshopped, but the original picture could have been just this funny if you connected the dots. (via reddit)

Homemade Sushi for Cats



We already knew that chef Jun Yoshizuki and his wife Rachel have three perfectly spoiled cats: Haku, Poki, and Nagi. You don't know that half of it. Watch him make the cats some perfect sushi, while they watch. Jun always makes homemade cat food. Even for Poki, the world's most annoying cat. (via Metafilter)

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7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Lost Boys



The Lost Boys was released to theaters on July 31, 1987. It was such a film for the 1980s, when sexy teenage vampires were dangerous monsters, instead of selfless glittery romantic interests, although each version of pop culture vampire has the perfect hair for its era. Cinefix revisits The Lost Boys with some trivia for the movie's 30th anniversary. Has it really been that long? Yes it has. While the story is fairly timeless, the big hair, the chunky pants, and those shoulder pads peg 1987 to a T. (via Mashable)

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws.

12 Ways Airports Are Secretly Manipulating You.

If you can’t find a surgeon, employ a butcher. This story of medieval surgery is disturbing. (via Strange Company)

"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

Packing the Basics

(via reddit)

Lego In Real Life



A guy makes toast and eggs for breakfast, except his ingredients are LEGO bricks. This stop-motion animation was made in the style of PES films, like Fresh Guacamole. Short and sweet, and satisfying. This video took BrickBrosProductions three days and 1,500 still images to create. (via Digg)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Stromboli

(via Bad Menu)

Bird Regrets Opening a Box

This curious parrot sees a box on the table and has to open it. It has an unexpected kitten inside. That's okay, until the cat acts up, then it's goodbye cat. This strikes me as possibly the most perfect gif I've ever seen. I don't know why it didn't make the front page of reddit. In the original video, the bird relents to his human's order to free the cat. However, he makes it clear that he does not forgive the cat for his rude behavior.



(via Boing Boing)

If I Ran NASA

(via reddit)

Young Explorers



Filmmaker Jacob Krupnick's project Young Explorers follows children who have barely learned to walk, as their instincts for exploring are kicking in. This isn't easy for urban parents to negotiate. In a recent interview at ICP, Krupnick tells a story to illustrate the disconnect between child's instinct to explore and a parent's instinct to protect them.
While filming my daughter walking around Coney Island, she passed a boy her age who was tied up in one of those child nets, tethered to his mother, unable to experience life outside her reach. Ada, my daughter, marched past him. His look of astonishment read something like: what is that creature? Half an hour later, they met again along the boardwalk. He was still attached to his mum. He looked at Ada tentatively and tenderly offered her a piece of popcorn. In these moments, you come to see how desirable freedom is.
I can relate. While watching Bejla above and Tristan below, I had to keep reminding myself that not only was Krupnick right there filming, but the child's parents are no doubt just out of camera range. At the same time, the back of my mind wanted to reach out and hold their little hands.



Krupnick has ten episodes in the series filmed, but only two are available on the 'net so far. We look forward to seeing more. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day




A little girl in a Wonder Woman costume teared up as she approached Gal Gadot at San Diego Comic Con. I case you can't hear what is being said, part of it is Gadot saying, "Now we are friends so there's no reason to cry anymore. We are together!" I believe someone is cutting onions in the next room. Wonder Woman is so important to little girls. (via Buzzfeed)

Heroin Addict

(via The Chive)