Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Measles

Normally, I wouldn't bother posting a mere typo, but you have to wonder what they meant to say here. (via Bad Menu)

Under A Rock with Tig Notaro: Lena Headey



Tig Notaro has a video series called Under a Rock, in which she interviews celebrities even though she has no idea who they are. Most of the people that have appeared so far are people whose names I recognize, but I would not recognize them on the street -or in pictures, even. I would have never recognized Lena Headey here, and I just now found out how to pronounce her last name. (via Metafilter)

Jeep

(via reddit)

The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Sweded



These cheap recreations, or "Sweded" movie trailers are getting better all the time. Sure, these folks had no special effects budget, but they have easy access to things like lightsabers and editing software. Everything else is a workaround, made with painted cardboard, and it's really  cute. Here you can see it side-by-side, or actually top-and-bottom, with the original. See if you can tell which is which.



(Thanks, Bryan & Roque!)

Oh, Hey, Moon!

This comic reminds me of that viral idea of exposing your butthole to the sun for health and wellness, which I was pretty sure was a joke, except some people took it seriously. This comic is from Extra Fabulous Comics.

Yoda

Cats vs. Invisible Maze



The Kittisaurus cats have learned a few things about plastic wrap since they first encountered the "invisible wall" in the previous video. Here they are challenged by a maze made from plastic wrap, but what fun is finding your way around when you can defeat those invisible walls so many other ways? (via Digg)

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Hundreds of wacky, obsolete laws still exist. Why don’t more states remove them?

La Tamalada: A Christmas Tamale Tradition. Recipe included.

How I Get By: A Week in the Life of a McDonald’s Cashier

Church nativity scene puts the holy family in cages, because that's how America deals with asylum-seekers like Christ.

Do you mind!? This bird is no birdbrain.

The Difference Between Snakes and Lizards Without Legs. As if you were going to stick around either of them long enough to observe those differences.

You Better Watch Out! Vintage Scary Santa Snapshots. (via Digg)

My Grading Scale for the Fall Semester, Composed Entirely of Samuel Beckett Quotes. (via Nag on the Lake)

Very rare footage of a tree being assembled.

A blast from the past (2012): Messing with Mother Nature: Snakeheads.

Suspicious Behavior

(via Fark)

All I Want For Christmas is the Beautiful People



Bill McClintock's latest mashup is a Christmas ditty. It combines Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with "Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson. (via reddit

Tweet of the Day


(via Everlasting Blort)

Monday, December 09, 2019

Chicken

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.



Just what it says on the tin. The greatest movie quotes are those that people know and use over and over. You can see from this supercut that Inigo Montoya's prepared speech from The Princess Bride can be used for many different situations. While not all the quotes are exact, we know who inspired them.  (via Laughing Squid)

Quiz

(via reddit)

Cozy



Aliens are so cute when they try to act human! Here they are, discovering the pleasures of cocooning on a cold winter night with some heat containment fabric and a predictable narrative to observe. Or a blanket and a Hallmark movie. This comic is from Nathan Pyle' s Strange Planet.

It's an Older Meme, But It Checks Out

(Thanks, WTM!)

How Does Chemotherapy Work?

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Chemotherapy is scary and debilitating, but that's nothing compared to cancer. Chemotherapy harnesses dangerous poisons to kill cancer cells, which also harms healthy tissue. However, modern medicine is making great strides in targeting cancer cells exclusively. But there did that idea come from? Strangely, it began with a World War I chemical weapon. Learn about chemotherapy in the TED-Ed lesson. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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Artist Maurizio Cattelan duct-taped a banana to a wall at Art Basel Miami Beach and sold the artwork for $120,000. But that's just the beginning of the story. Next, performance artist David Datuna came along and ate the banana! (via Metafilter)

Can You Read a Cat's Face? Take an online test to find out.

Medieval Book Curses. (via Strange Company)

Revisiting a Censored Film Noir that Tackled PTSD Decades before it was Acknowledged. John Huston produced Let Their Be Light, an unscripted 1946 army documentary that is an obscure masterpiece.

The Rise and Fall of Facts. The use of fact-checkers, in specific. (via Digg)

Here, in the middle of this Olive Garden. This could be a writer's prompt to expand hilarious one-liners to ridiculous stories, but you don't even need the whole story to get a laugh.

Just a normal day in Russia. Turn the sound on for a treat.

The Best-Selling Single of Every Decade. This does not go the way you expect.

Who Invented the Emoticon and Emoji? (And How They’re Forever Changing Written Language)

A blast from the past (2007): Six Famous Walls.

The Drive

(via Fark)

The Worst Noël



Henri the Existential Cat is having a Christmas filled with ennui, introspection, and despondence. Are you surprised? (via Tastefully Offensive)