Sunday, July 22, 2018

Author's Warning

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Kitten Breakdances with his Mirror Image



See more pet and mirror videos at Buzzfeed.

Emergency Phone

The Evolution of Science Fiction



Science fiction speculates about the march of science and technology. The best science fiction raises questions about how those things affect humans and the way we live. PBS Digital Studios looks at the development of science fiction from Frankenstein to Black Panther. (via the AV Club)

Angery

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What Makes "Roundabout" Great?



Rick Beato deconstructs your favorite songs. In episode 36, he tackles Yes's big anthem "Roundabout" from 1971. I adore this song. It was one of the many from that year that led me into teenagerhood. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day


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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Klepto

Trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters



During Comic Con weekend, movies studio trot out thrilling trailers for movies that may be just around the corner, or may not be out for another year. Such is the case for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the third Hollywood-made Godzilla film, and a sequel to the 2014 Godzilla. It will be the 35th overall Godzilla film. And like the Japanese film series, this one expands to include other giant monsters.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.  
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be in theaters in May of 2019. (via Tastefully Offensive)

New Sign

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Lowes

(Thanks, Sammy!)

Man in T-Rex Costume Catches Massive Catfish



Who knew that T-rex was into noodling? And how does he do it with those short arms? (via Digg

Identification

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Survey Says

The Walking Dead Season 9: Official Comic-Con Trailer



The Walking Dead will return in about ten weeks. Here's the first trailer for season nine, which is apparently about rifts in the rather large community of allies. We already know a couple of the core cast members won't survive the season, but we don't know yet how they will leave. It had better be spectacular. Meanwhile, in Texas...



Morgan, Victor, Alicia, and a bunch of new characters are looking for a new story line. Fear the Walking Dead will be back next month for the second half of the season. Comic Con also had a trailer for that.

Cupboard

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Why Heathrow Airport Had Empty Flights to Nowhere



Heathrow Airport in London is a huge global hub, but it only has two runways. Really. Landing rights at Heathrow are therefore extremely valuable to airlines, and some weird things can happen in order to keep those rights, like "ghost flights." The practice seems wasteful, but the airlines see them as an necessary investment. Half as Interesting, a channel from Wendover Productions, explains how that happened. This video slides into an ad at about four minutes. Also, I personally would not call Cardiff "Nowhere," but that's the title the video came with. (via Metafilter)

Fun at the Grocery

The Kind of Story We Need Right Now



Seth Meyers tells the tale of DeDe Phillips, who was attacked by a rabid bobcat. As he proved when his second son was born, Meyers really knows how to tell a story. Since the June 7 attack, Phillips has undergone rabies vaccination, and is okay. Well, she's not only okay, she's a badass.  

Miss Cellania's Links

A Theory of Trump Kompromat. Financial shenanigans would obligate our current president more thoroughly than a pee tape.

The Most Spectacular Astronomy Images of 2018. The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year will be announced in October.

The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk.


‘Sort of a Double Negative.’ How did we end up with a president that doesn't have the country's best interest at heart?

How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

A blast from the past (2010): A Bovine Gift from the Heart.