Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tweet of the Day

Monday, September 23, 2019

All-inclusive Tour

Sir Douglas Bader

(via reddit)

Mr. T's Advice For President T



Mr. T always knew what was right. And he wasn't shy about telling you.

Skepticism

If our job as parents is to raise children who can operate well in the real world without us, then a sense of skepticism is a gift they will need sooner or later. This comic is from Zack Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Unfortunate Spelling

(Thanks, WTM!)

Tops



Spinning toys are almost universal, although they take slightly different forms in different cultures. The 1969 short film Tops takes us on a mesmerizing tour of spinning tops from all over. It was produced by designers Charles and Ray Eames, who are more famous for their office chair. The soundtrack is by composer Elmer Bernstein. (via Kottke)

Miss Cellania's Links

Welcome to autumn!

How to Balance an Egg on Its End. It's traditional to do this on the equinox, but any day will do fine.

Here Are The Winners At The 2019 Emmys.

The First to Sail Around the World

Absinthe: The Rise and Death of the Green Fairy. (via Strange Company)

Trump's farmer bailout is already more than twice as expensive as Obama's automaker bailout.

How the Storming of Area 51 turned out.  

Constructing the Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World. (via Nag on the Lake)

In the 12th century, the people of Fijian province in China developed an architectural wonder to protect their communities from bandits and warfare. A tulou is a fortified apartment home for several hundred people with a central courtyard and outer walls up to six feet thick! 

A blast from the past (2008): 8 Chimpanzee Stars.

Laundry

(via Fark)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours



Okay, we have a classic Motown song, a chorus line of 1970s fashions, an awesome bass player, and Stevie Wonder dancing. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" was the first single Stevie Wonder produced on his own, when he was only 20 years old. You'll be glad you spent three minutes enjoying this.

Redneck Kitteh



Wilbur is full it. Ga, that is. (via KittehRoulette)

Tweet of the Day

Sunday, September 22, 2019

When Guns Are Outlawed...

Fur Elise Played by 19 Tiny Tuxedoed Men



Silly concept, good music, what more do you want? (via Nag on the Lake)

Roundabout

(via reddit)

September Santa



The world's lamest holiday legend. (via Metafilter)

Earth-Like Exoplanet

The latest "water on an exoplanet" announced is not the breakthrough it's made out to be. Not only does this planet differ from earth in many ways that could eliminate it from the actual definition of "habitable," it's also 111 light years away. That means it would take only 111 years to get to it, if we could fly at the speed of light. Which we can't. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.

Puzzle This

10 Forgotten Fads from the 1970s



From CB radios to leisure suits, these are the things from the '70s that should be forgotten. The local TV ads haven't yet left.

It's Morning!

(via Fark)