Saturday, November 17, 2018

Detective Pikachu

There's a reason movies are not realistic. We already have real life. This comic is from Dami Lee at As Per Usual.

Sandwich Cutter

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Chobimaru Has Something To Say

Chobimaru lives with a cat-loving family in Japan. What comes from his mouth is something like a yodel meant for summoning demons. And he wears his mustache crooked, too. This cat is either totally pissed off, or he's about to puke. (via Boing Boing)


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Dad Embarasses Daughter

This video was supposed to be funny -and it is- but it's also sweet. MostUncomfortable said it best.
I'm pretty sure the dad was planning on following her in to school until she skedaddled out of the car so fast.

It was at that moment that Dad realized he had crossed a point of no return in life. His daughter was no longer the little four year old he had brought in to see "Daddy's Work" while building the school. She was no longer the girl at the Elementary School drop-off ramp who asked if there was any way Dad could please walk with her all the way into her classroom because she wasn't sure if she could do it herself.

There comes a point in a parent's life when they drop their child off at school one day, and then never drop them off at school again. This dad now knew that his daughter wished for that day to have come and gone already. This dad knew his days were over of asking his little girl if there was anything interesting going on that day at school.

He knew. And his heart broke. Not in a way that would show outwardly. Just an internal realization of the inevitability of age.

And then she turned and squeaked a tiny "bye".

His world came back into focus. Tears sucked back into their tear ducts. And his heart was healed. He was still her dad, even if she was now a teenager. And who knows? Maybe there will still come one more day in the future where she... "accidentally" misses the bus.

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Tweet of the Day

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Appetizing Name

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Simon's Cat in Festive Feast & Other Cat Capers

Festive Feast is a new Thanksgiving cartoon from Simon Tofield. It is followed by a collection of all the holiday food-themed Simon's Cat shorts.

Ask the Sheriff

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John Lewis Christmas Ad 2018

British department store John Lewis puts out an ad campaign to tug at your heartstrings every Christmas. For Christmas 2018, they enlisted Sir Elton John to travel back in time through his life until he reaches that Christmas he got his first piano. (via Laughing Squid)

The Needy Cat

This story reminds me of Moo Moo. But all three of my cats do this. Two of them want a back scratch, because I apparently have nothing else to do while sitting on the toilet, and one can't wait to watch the water go 'round and 'round when I flush. This comic is from sephko. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

She Shed

You'll only get this if you've seen the ubiquitous ad referencing Sheryl's she shed. (via Bits and Pieces)

The Rest of the Story, 16 Years Later

IKEA unveiled this award-winning ad in 2002. It grabbed the viewer by the feels because we are familiar with Lampy from The Brave Little Toaster and Luxo, Jr. Then came the twist ending that yanked us back to reality and made us laugh. And now IKEA has returned to the story, 16 years later, for a new ad featuring the same lamp.

Now, that's much better, right? (via Metafilter)

Thanksgiving Logistics

Here's a friendly reminder that if you have a frozen turkey over 12 pounds, you should put it in the refrigerator to begin thawing today. If it's 12 pounds or smaller, you might be able to wait until Sunday or Monday. I got my 18-pounder out yesterday, because I've done this quite a few times.

If you are new to cooking Thanksgiving, this might be a good time to jot down your to-do list for the next week. Anything that can be prepared ahead of time, while keeping in mind how fresh it must be, should be listed on the appropriate day. For example, make cornbread on Tuesday, make the cornbread into dressing on Wednesday night, pop it in the oven Thursday. Remember, you will not have a lot of oven room with a turkey in there Thursday, so make sure your pies are done before cooking the bird. You may as well shop for everything you need now, except for fresh produce.

The one thing I forget every year is to take the second oven rack out of the oven before heating. I always have to remove a hot rack and set it out on the deck so no one gets burned. But that doesn't ruin any food, so I feel good that it's my one constant failure.

Oh, there will be other failures. Any big production, like a wedding, will have something go wrong. It's best just to laugh it off, because without a glitch or two, it would be hard to recall these occasions in future years.

Miss Cellania's Links

Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets. But he’s got a plan to fix it. (via Metafilter)

The country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up? In this fantasy scenario, it's neither easy nor satisfying.

How the World’s Only Feudal Lord Outclassed the Nazis to Save Her People.

People Who Took Their Family Photo Recreations To The Next Level.

Building Houses That Grow With Us. When considering a home purchase, are you dead set on fulfilling all your future dreams, or are you open to a changeable house? 

How to do an end run around your HOA.

Make Your Own Custom Emoji. Pick a head, then accessorize it with features, expressions, and accessories... or hit the randomize button to get something pretty goofy. (via Nag on the Lake)

The Best Way To Save People From Suicide.

Watch a cat in shutdown mode.

What Makes a Hit Film? You're not going to find a magic formula in this article, because the question could be interpreted as "What defines a hit film?" (via Digg

A blast from the past (2014): 11 Absolutely Eye-catching Chandeliers.


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A Cosplay Tribute to Stan Lee

Sneaky Zebra has brought us cosplay videos from conventions for years. This one is a compilation of marvelous Marvel character cosplayers, illustrating Stan Lee's philosophy of the Marvel universe. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tweet of the Day

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Slow News Day


Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin stars in the music video for "Movement" by Hozier. He confronts himself, but cannot escape himself. Andrew Hozier-Byrne said Polunin's performance to his song "Take Me To Church" a couple of years ago inspired some ideas in this song. (via Metafilter)