Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Miss Cellania's Links

The origin of "Midnight Plane to Houston," and how that song eventually became "Midnight Train to Georgia." (via Nag on the Lake)

The French-Vietnamese restaurant Pho Keene Great has won their battle with city officials over their name and sign.

Why Do We Forget? Various psychologists and neuroscientists look at the question from a variety of angles.

The 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition Winners. (via Mashable)

Taekwondo is so confusing.

'What a Magnificent Body of Men Never to Take Another Drink': The U.S. Army and Prohibition. (via Strange Company)

Mitch McConnell.

"Blind" Cat Finally Opens His Eyes. And they are beautiful. (via Bored Panda)

Honest Covers for Classic Books. http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_2528_here-are-40-covers-classic-books-if-they-were-honest/

See an Entire Northern Ireland Village Knitted Out of Wool.  

A blast from the past (2013): Ochre Jelly's LEGO Memes.

Call Acme!


(via Fark)

Monday, January 21, 2019

Diversity

Little Donny's Second Year



Trump has been president for two years and a day now. The Daily Show has assembled a scrapbook of the toddler-in-chief's milestones.


Please Don't

(via reddit)

The Art of Museum-going

At The Airport Terminal



Bill Wurtz's latest song is about being at the airport. That's all you need to know. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

On the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Vice President Mike Pence shockingly invoked a line from the civil rights leader's famous "I Have a Dream" speech to build support for President Donald Trump's proposed deal on the border wall.

68 Genius Scar And Birthmark Tattoos.

Florida Man Peeps Into the Wrong Window. He ended up getting tackled by an ex-NFL cornerback. (via Fark)

The most realistic game of duck, duck, goose ever.

How “Pick-Up Artists” Morphed Into The Alt-Right. Told in a webcomic at The Nib. (via Boing Boing)

Man Injects 18 'Doses' of Semen Into Arm to Cure Back Pain, Ends Up in Hospital.


Republican Congressman: Trump’s Border Crisis Is a ‘Myth.’

Britain's worst ice skating accident occurred on January 16, 1867, at Regent's Park in London. Hundreds of people were skating on the lake, and 41 ended up dead. (via Strange Company)

Trump's Missile Defense Plan Creates More Problems Than It Solves.

13 Fascinating Facts About Pallas’s Cats.

The Bed Situation

(via Fark)

Spoilers Don't Necessarily Ruin a Movie



The concept of "spoilers" really only came into being with the internet, where people from all over discuss pop culture to no end. But what does science say about spoilers? Turns out that knowing a twist doesn't ruin the experience of a story. Thomas Flight explains how that can happen. (via Laughing Squid)

Tweet of the Day




Sunday, January 20, 2019

Unfortunate Juxtaposition

Ice Skating on a Comfy Couch



This happed just a week ago at Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota.
"A day spent on the lake with a big group of friends that were on an expedition to skate from Excelsior Bay to Wayzata Bay. We came across a guy doing donuts with his farm tractor on the ice so I joined him with my golf cart and then proceeded to visit with him at his fish house. He had a couch located by the front door and without a pause from one of my friends, John, asked if he could ride on the couch across the smooth ice. He said yes and the rest is history."
Yes, this is the way I would prefer to skate on the ice. (via Digg)

Aww

(via reddit)

Have a Nice Day

People tell us to have a nice day all the time, but how often do we take them seriously? And how often do we go out of our way to really have one? This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Undercover

(via Buzzfeed)

Deal or No Deal



Saturday Night Live
returns with a TV game show about the government shutdown. It makes about as much sense as anything else these days.


Big Brother

(via Fark)

The Window



Four French soldiers share a hospital room, but only one is physically able to look out the window. He faithfully describes what is going on outside to the others, particularly a woman who frequents the cafe across the street. This CGI animation by ESMA has English subtitles. (via Kuriositas)

Tweet of the Day


Take it from someone who has been there. When the paycheck stops, the first thing thrown out of the budget is groceries, as that's not a fixed payment. If you have any savings or credit, that goes to housing or utilities, because when those things are taken away, it is very hard to get them back.