Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time Traveler

Yeah, yeah, the best-laid plans and all that. This comic is from Jake Likes Onions.

Everett Vacuum

What the #$@!% are These?

If the stories were on TV, they'd be bleeped out. In print, the self-censoring of profanities had to have some placeholder. Those seemingly random keyboard symbols are called grawlixes. Vox explains their history, which goes back to the beginning of narrative comics. (via Laughing Squid)


(via Fark)

Robot Gymnastics

They're coming for your job, even if you're an elite athlete! Seriously, the engineers who built and programmed these robots deserve a medal. (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day

(via Buzzfeed)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Four-Letter Word

The Force

The Force is the Force, of course, of course, but how many times is the Force mentioned in the Star Wars films? Star Wars Kids have plenty of time on their hands, so they counted. And edited them all together, in chronological order of the story. That a lot of Force, which become more rhythmic and hypnotic over the course of the video. (via io9)

A Hungarian Version Of "Honky Tonk Women"

This is a performance by Gregori Grainger and his Graingerettes, recorded sometime around 1990. (via Everlasting Blort)

Job Interview

This one really hit home for me. The management at my day job keeps asking about my satisfaction level and my future goals with the company. This is my first unskilled job since the 1980s, and no one has asked me things like that before. I'm new, I'm part time, and I'm 60. You just keep paying me, and I'll keep coming to work and giving my best effort. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Seahorse and Sea Cow

Yes, it's all very clear now. You have to wonder if sea creatures refer to land animals by odd names in line with how much they resemble the sea creatures they are more familiar with. This comic is from Tommy Siegel.

Dream Wedding

(via Bored Panda)

Venice Water Parade

In this parade, the floats really do float! The city of Venice began the Carnival season with a moon-themed parade on the Cannaregio Canal on February 16. The illuminated floats carrying a variety of performers was upstaged by a balloon representing the moon sailed overhead, with a 15th-century caravel underneath. This raw footage from the Associated Press is not narrated, and some interviews are not in English, but you can tell a good time was had by all. Carnival celebrations will continue through March 5. 

Miss Cellania's Links

What strange food habits did you have as a kid? Read through this Twitter thread and you'll either be disgusted or find a kindred spirit. (via Metafilter)

These Are the Americans Who Live in a Bubble. A new study looks at how much people interact with other people who are not like them.

Karl Lagerfeld's Beloved Cat Choupette to Inherit Part of His Fortune. (via Mental Floss)

Trump White House Is Forcing Interns to Sign NDAs and Threatening Them With Financial Ruin.

18 Cats That Don’t Care About Your Personal Space. (via Neatorama)

Breed Your Own Mutants with Ganbreeder. Remix photos until they are terrifying. (via Boing Boing)

Chicken & Waffles Pizza and Ice Cream Tacos.

The Trump administration has been blocked from systematically breaking up migrant families, but hundreds of children crossing the border continue to be separated from their parents in a process requiring none of the oversight used to remove children in the United States from their homes.

When the Highest Paid Hollywood Director Was a Woman. Lois Weber did things her way, and was deliberately forgotten.

All the Presidents’ Meals. How US state dinners have changed over time. (via Everlasting Blort)

A blast from the past (2013): 8 Pop Culture Periodic Tables.


(via Fark)

Rocketman Trailer

The Elton John biopic Rocketman opens May 31 at a theater near you. (via Mashable)

Tweet of the Day

(via Buzzfeed)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Slightly Used

True Facts: The Lemur

Ze Frank has another edition of the delicious and ridiculous True Facts series, this one about various species of lemur. These relatively small primates are both amusing and endangered. Warning: contains potty humor and brief glimpses of lemur genitals and mating. (via Laughing Squid)

That Cold

(via reddit)