Saturday, December 07, 2019

I'm Against It



Groucho sings in the 1932 movie Horse Feathers.

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Friday, December 06, 2019

Dirty Ducks

Geographic Treasure

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Pachelbel on Train Horns



Pavel Jirásek has way too much time on his hands, and for that, I am thankful. This video gets really amazing around the two minute mark. It was edited from original footage by ACETrainsUK. (via Metafilter)

The Mirror of Fear



Click to the right to advance the comic. A couple has an incident of reckoning, but will they work it out to their mutual satisfaction? I kind of doubt it. They probably thrive on drama. This story is from Amanda Panda Comics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Monster

Hair Love



A little girl wakes up on a special day and wants her hair to look perfect. But she's just a kid, and her father knows nothing about hair styling (obviously someone else did his). You might think this is about black hair and about a father overcoming his incompetence, but it's much more than that. Hair Love was directed by Matthew A. Cherry, producer of BlacKkKlansman, Everett Downing Jr., animator in Up, and Bruce W. Smith, animator in The Princess and the Frog. (via Metafilter

Miss Cellania's Links

How Dan the Zebra Stopped an Ill-Fated Government Breeding Program in Its Tracks.

Researching the History of the Time Capsule. (via Damn Interesting)

He was a very good boy.

The Traitors Among Us. Donald Trump likes to call his opponents traitors — but if he’s looking for treasonous behavior, he should look within his own party.

He Expanded an Old Social Science Model and Added Hilarious Captions. It now tells a story with an unexpected twist.

The Case of the Felonious Bread. John Scalzi's friend baked bread using 4,500-year-old yeast, and the police intercepted its delivery.

From Reagan to Trump: Here's how stocks performed under each president.

The Real Reason People Won’t Date Across the Political Divide. ‘The people who say ‘it’s just politics’ are the people for whom bigotry poses no real risk to their jobs, relationships and lives.’

How Whopping Whale Skeletons Come to Life at ‘Bonehenge.’

A blast from the past (2009): Where Candy Canes Come From.

For Shame!

The First Singing Computer



"Daisy Bell" was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by Max Mathews. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Thursday, December 05, 2019

You Don't Say

Hors Piste



A mountain rescue team finds a skier who needs help. But this is the day that everything will go wrong. More so than you ever imagined, but you'll still laugh. The award-winning French short Hors Piste was directed by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, and Oscar Malet, students at the Ecole des Nouvelles Images.

Family Drama

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A Nostalgia Break



I found this old video from 2008, my first year in the little yellow house. It's a poor attempt at a time-lapse video of putting up the porch lights. My, how things have changed. Since then I have switched to all-LED lights for the porch, picked up tons of them at after-Christmas sales, and built a reputation as the crazy lady with the lights. Since you can string way more lights on one outlet, I am flirting with a citation for light pollution. Oh yeah, and now it's the big yellow house.





Now, if I had only remembered to turn the wreath lights on before snapping that picture...

Baking



Where's the fast food when you need it? It's not that difficult to make a masterpiece, but it may get tiring, and if you're not an experienced baker, it can get frustrating. I don't personally relate to this one, but I can see the humor in it. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

The December Calendar



I've been filling up my December calendar old lady-style, with parties, church events, and arrivals and departures, as well as a couple of dentist appointments. Matt Shirley did it from a guy's point of view, which is altogether different -but refreshingly honest.


In Loving Memory of the Most Amazing Cat On the Planet



Lil Bub was a polydactyl dwarf cat with multiple genetic anomalies born in 2011 to a feral mother. She became an internet star due to her unique look and her easygoing disposition. Through live and television appearances and even a genetic study, her human, Mike Bridavsky, fiercely protected Lil Bub from threats to her health and well-being. After suffering from a persistent bone infection, Lil Bub passed away last weekend. She'll be waiting for Bridavsky at the rainbow bridge.

Miss Cellania's Links

HipDict is a crowdsourced dictionary that anyone can submit to. Your suggestion will have to go through some sort of review, but if it's clever, profound, or at least funny, it will eventually show up as an entry at Instagram.

The Underrated Haute Couture of Jacobean Needlework. And don't miss the gloves.

Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 700,000. Merry Christmas.

New Cross-Country Cannonball Run Record Set. In 27 hours and 25 minutes, they covered 2825 miles. (via Jalopnik)

British People Attempt To Guess The Cost Of American Health Care, Are Shocked When They Hear The Answers.

The Art of Dignity: Making Beauty Amid the Ugliness of WWII Japanese American Camps.

How Adam Driver’s angst and brooding intensity made the world fall in love with a Star Wars supervillain.

An open letter to all of you privately disgusted Republicans.

A blast from the past (2009): Bizarre But Clever Christmas Decorations.