Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Miss Cellania's Links

9 Lines in the Sand. Some of the strange borders, meridians, and demarcations of our world.

Classic First Lines of Novels in Emojis: A Quiz.

Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video.

The Medicare Miracle. Maybe we really can afford help care for all.

Beam Me Up: A Beginner’s Guide to the Star Trek Franchise. Because without a little help, the whole universe looks intimidating.

Eighty Years Of Fergusons. Race riots in America always have the same underlying reasons, so why can’t we change them?

23 Ways a Wall Street Job Will Make You Miserable. And still no one will ever feel sorry for you.

11 Fantastic Frankenstein Film Adaptations. If you start now, you might be able to find and watch them all by Halloween.

The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors. They subsidized their passion while gaining some odd life experiences.

7 Extreme Bugs and Creepy-Crawlies. As if you didn’t have enough anxieties and nightmare fuel.

Oh, You!

(via Fark)

How Do They Make Decaf Coffee?

Craig Benzine explains how decaffeinated coffee is made. The answer is, of course, chemicals. The bigger question in my mind is why anyone would make decaf coffee. This is the premiere episode of mental_floss video’s new show The Big Question.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Bald Man

Viva La Vader

ZDogg MD (Dr. Zubin Damania) blames George Lucas for ruining his childhood with retroactive edits to the Star Wars series. I don’t know if that really inspired this parody song of Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida,” but that’s what he complains about at his site. Unlike most of his videos, this one has no real medical connection, just some Star Wars fun.

Back to College

(via reddit)

Cat-mounted Laser Pointer

Alex Burkovskiy taped a laser pointer to his cat’s head. Usually, just a piece of tape on a cat will cause the animal to go bonkers trying to get it off, but this cat was too fascinated with the red dot to notice he had something taped to him! He chased the dot for over an hour. That’s about as long as a piece of tape stuck to fast-moving fur can possibly last. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Audrey Hepburn's Deer

In 1958, Audrey Hepburn lived with a fawn that co-starred with her in the movie Green Mansions. Here they are shopping for groceries together. Read the story at Weird Vintage.

Happy Labor Day

By Jeph Jacques at Questionable Content.

Calling the Peacocks

A bird keeper calls his flock of flying peacocks home from the hills with a whistle. This is in Guilin, China. The tourists love it! (via Arbroath)

Miss Cellania's Links

Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. The story behind the masterpiece.

Do Farts Carry Germs?

A Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Got Married To The Nurse He Met At The Hospital.

How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia. Many more examples at Metafilter.

The 6 Most Hilariously Misleading Movie Trailers.

The Biggest Tax Scam Ever. Profitable corporations renounce their citizenship and slash their tax bills -and Congress is fine with this.

IKEA Instructions for Horror Movie Characters.

Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person. (via Metafilter)

This sums up every episode of Pawn Stars.

Ursa Eyer’s comic Cat Call tells what it’s like as females grow up under the public scrutiny of men. (via Buzzfeed)

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, everyone!

Dog Puppet Pranks Real Dogs

Just For Laughs planted a dog puppet in a park. Real dogs may have never noticed it, if he didn’t have a nice, meaty bone! But the bone attracts the dogs, and the puppet defends his treasure. These poor confused dogs don’t know what’s real and what’s not anymore! (via Viral Viral Videos)

Sunday, August 31, 2014