Monday, May 29, 2017

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Whole Lotta Sex Machine



This remix by djericill gives us the best of James Brown and the best of Led Zeppelin at the same time.

Memorial Day

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Driving Through the Airport



In a security video that may remind you of a certain scene from The Blues Brothers, a car is seen driving through the Kazan International Airport in Russia a few months ago, while police officers give chase on foot. Although it appears that the driver got away at the end of the video, he was apprehended and charged with several crimes. You guessed it, alcohol was involved. The video originally had no sound, but everyone instantly knew what the soundtrack should be. (via reddit)

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A Monumental Photo and the Memorial it Inspired. How the Marine Corps War Memorial came to be.

The Star Wars stormtrooper who gaffed his way into infamy by banging his head finally tells his tale. Actor Laurie Goode even wrote a song about it.

How to make growth great again. Do those things we did the last time the economy was growing.

The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden. She traveled the world to help lepers, but couldn't save her own reputation.

Portrait of a Troublemaker: A Rare Glimpse of John F. Kennedy's Life at Boarding School. He wasn't much of a student, but he showed leadership skills in pulling pranks.

Convicts hijacked a ship in Australia in 1830 and went to Japan. Newly uncovered documents show the story isn't just a pirate legend after all. (via Metafilter)

Let's talk about dental inequality in America. Avoiding expensive dentist visits can lead to pain, unemployment, and even death.

Is There a Right Way to Watch Star Wars?

The Dramatic Courtroom Demo Designed to Expose Arsenic Murders.

Scratching Board

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When A Soldier Makes It Home



Arlo Guthrie has a song for Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Hometown Heroes

Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, erected banners along its main street to honor local veterans. This banner salutes five brothers who all served in the armed forces: Thomas, Michael, Robert, Francis, and Jack Gergal. The youngest, Jack, is the sole remaining brother, and came in from out of town to see the banners. He's shown here saluting his brothers. Jack's grandson shared this image, and said,

Jack served 20 years in the military, 16 for the AF and 4 for the Navy. He was mostly a mechanic for various aircraft but also spent time as a "Hurricane Hunter". He was the youngest so his older brothers participated earlier than him and they served different branches of the military but they all served.
You can enlarge the picture at imgur. (via reddit)

Maru is Ten Years Old



Happy birthday to the world's most famous cat! Maru was  born ten years ago this week. In this video, we see clips of his kitten hood, and his latest adventures. Maru now has a worldwide audience and a little sister named Hana, but he still take pleasure in the simple things, like boxes. He's just as charming at ten as ever. (via Fark)

Bird on a Ledge

(via The Chive)

100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds



The idea seems kind of silly, but once you start watching, it's really kind of neat. Your favorite movies have numbers in them, and ThorC1138 edited them to count down from 100 to zero. You'll recognize most of them, and if you are wondering about any of the others, there's a list at the YouTube page. Then you start thinking about how much work it had to be to find and isolate all those numbers, and you have to respect the madness that went into this project. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Hero Cat

(via reddit)

Choral Black Hole Sun



Choir! Choir! Choir! from Toronto put together a 225-person choir to sing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” in tribute to vocalist Chris Cornell, who committed suicide last week at age 52. (via Uproxx)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Winner!

Alien Recut as a Comedy



How do you make the horror film Alien into a comedy? Well, first you get rid of that darned xenomorph altogether, and you make it about the cat Jones. In this parody trailer, which is honestly pretty short, Mashable proves that you don't need jokes to make a comedy trailer. You don't even need laughs, although there is a giggle or two here. All you need is the music. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Muffler Shop

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A Tribute to John Williams at Graduation



Mark Zuckerberg gave the commencement address at Harvard University's graduation ceremonies on Thursday -and grabbed most of the headlines. But he wasn't the only celebrity on hand. Ten honorary degrees were bestowed, including a doctor of music to composer John Williams. The Harvard Din and Tonics, an a cappella group, performed a tribute to Williams during the ceremonies.

The medley of movie themes included music from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Superman, Jaws, and more. (via Laughing Squid)

Instant Karma



A motorist with a dash cam pulled up to an intersection and stopped with plenty of room for pedestrians to cross. The guy crossing the street didn't not seem happy about it at all. But he got his. Then, for bonus points, he gets angry again! (via Boing Boing)