Monday, November 19, 2018
Remember Star Wars Uncut, the crowdsourced remake where each contributor provided 15 seconds of footage to remake the original Star Wars movie? Now 3GI Industries presents a project somewhat like that, to remake the movie Shrek. Over 200 artists and Shrek fans contributed to the feature-length remake that will be debuted on the 3GI website on November 29th. For a taste of the insanity to come, here's the trailer for Shrek Retold. (via io9)
Sunday, November 18, 2018
A pika is a lagomorph cousin of the rabbit, with shorter ears, not to be confused with a pooka or a pickachu. This particular pika has the voice of an opera singer and the ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand. (via reddit)
Many businesses have symbols that act as advertising for people who don't read, going back to the time when most people couldn't read. The barber pole is one of those symbols that has an interesting history of its own. To explain the evolution of the barber pole, Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out goes through the entire history of the changing occupation of the barber. After a minute-long ad in the middle, we get bonus facts about the meaning of "Rx" as in prescriptions, and how Jack's haircut in Titanic caused a sensation in Afghanistan.
If you're inviting the neighbors over for a Thanksgiving meal, you may as well invite the odd single person, too. Who knows? They may just hit it off. On Saturday Night Live, things got weird, but we might have a new Thanksgiving song.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is just as awesome as it has ever been, but doesn't get the attention or kudos it deserves because of budget cutbacks in the last couple of decades. But NASA employees are still there, still working on space exploration and how to get it done. They've got some really big plans for the future, as you'll see in this promotional video. Warning: may cause goose bumps. (via Boing Boing)
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Chobimaru lives with a cat-loving family in Japan. What comes from his mouth is something like a yodel meant for summoning demons. And he wears his mustache crooked, too. This cat is either totally pissed off, or he's about to puke. (via Boing Boing)
This video was supposed to be funny -and it is- but it's also sweet. MostUncomfortable said it best.
I'm pretty sure the dad was planning on following her in to school until she skedaddled out of the car so fast.
It was at that moment that Dad realized he had crossed a point of no return in life. His daughter was no longer the little four year old he had brought in to see "Daddy's Work" while building the school. She was no longer the girl at the Elementary School drop-off ramp who asked if there was any way Dad could please walk with her all the way into her classroom because she wasn't sure if she could do it herself.
There comes a point in a parent's life when they drop their child off at school one day, and then never drop them off at school again. This dad now knew that his daughter wished for that day to have come and gone already. This dad knew his days were over of asking his little girl if there was anything interesting going on that day at school.
He knew. And his heart broke. Not in a way that would show outwardly. Just an internal realization of the inevitability of age.
And then she turned and squeaked a tiny "bye".
His world came back into focus. Tears sucked back into their tear ducts. And his heart was healed. He was still her dad, even if she was now a teenager. And who knows? Maybe there will still come one more day in the future where she... "accidentally" misses the bus.