Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Slow Mo Guys Do Internet Memes



Gav and Dan, the Slow Mo Guys, were challenged to illustrate internet memes in super slo-mo video. The memes they selected are actually just internet slang terms, and whether you are familiar with them has little bearing on how enjoyable the vignettes are. You can bet your bottom dollar that this will be made into animated gifs that will be used on reddit and other forums for eternity. Some of these stunts were really difficult to get right, but my favorite was the easiest: flipping the table. (via Viral Viral Videos)

We Can’t Spell Success

Maybe the cake decorator should have stopped after “We can’t spell s-cces” or even after “We can’t spell.” The misspelling draws attention away from the unnecessary quote marks. And how they made “without” into two words. Honoring someone with a cake is a lovely gesture, and it’s even better when it comes with so many laughs. This picture is from the ever-entertaining Cake Wrecks.

Massive Mullet Migration



The migration of mullet takes place every year off the east coast of Florida. The small fish are like a buffet for big fish, so look out for tarpon, jacks, sharks, snook, and other big fish to step up to the table. I would presume that quite a few fish are left behind on the beach, which will be nice and fragrant by the next day. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Little Halloween People

 

Human Relations 101

Cat Eats Corn



This kitten like corn so much that he has to threaten anyone who comes near! It doesn’t matter that there is plenty more corn right beside him. (via Laughing Squid)

Ignored

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UGOKIE-KO-RI-NO-TATEHIKI



This Japanese cartoon from 1933 was directed by Ikuo Oishi. It’s fox vs. raccoon, but both are shape shifters who can pull off some amazing tricks because it’s animation, you know.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Who Writes These Headlines?

World Record Skydive



In 2012, Felix Baumgartner set a world record for skydiving from an altitude of 128,100 feet. We followed his quest to achieve it for years before it actually happened. in contrast, we heard nothing about another man's quest to break the record.

Early this morning, Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, went upon a helium balloon to a height of 135,890 feet above the earth -that over 25 miles! He then cut the balloon away and fell to earth. It took two hours to go up and only 15 minutes to come down.
“It was amazing,” he said. “It was beautiful. You could see the darkness of space and you could see the layers of atmosphere, which I had never seen before.”

Mr. Eustace cut himself loose from the balloon with the aid of a small explosive device and plummeted toward the earth at speeds that peaked at 822 miles per hour, setting off a small sonic boom heard by people on the ground.
The life-support equipment Eustace used was developed by Paragon Space Development Corporation. Google had offered support when Eustice first revealed the project to them, but he didn’t want the jump to turn into a marketing event. Read more about the jump at the New York Times. (via Laughing Squid)

Priest Dance Battle



A group of seminarians are entertaining the crowd at a fundraiser at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. We have a musical number going when things go all Jimmy Cagney. The Rev. David Rider (of Hyde Park, New York) starts tap dancing. He is challenged by the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee, who shows off his Irish dance. The two try to one-up each other until they come to a moratorium and stage a duet. It was a real crowd-pleaser! (via Buzzfeed)

Whisker Dye

Held Hostage for Halloween Candy

Ebola (A “Lola” Parody)



Ebola jokes can be tasteless or scary, and could cause offense among those who are truly frightened of the virus. But no one takes public health more seriously than ZDoggMD, the musical alter ego of Dr. Zubin Damania.
Too soon, you say?

Actually, not soon enough. The US media hysteria around this illness is ripe for ridicule and it’s time we stepped up before someone else does it even more tastelessly.
Yeah, it’s a clever song parody, but the purpose of it is to warn against misinformation and panic regarding the disease. The duet features Devin Moore from the band Rabbit! (Incidentally, a Z-pack will do nothing against a virus.) Read more at ZDoggMD.

Miss Cellania's Links

25 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make Last Minute.

The Entitlement Culture War. Why do the haves resent the have-nots so much? (via Will Wheaton)

What are Your Chances of Surviving a Plane Crash?

13 Classic Scenes that Explain How Horror Movies Work. With video examples you’ll surely recognize. (via Metafilter)

City of South Miami Officials Call For 'South Florida' Secession. They want to break away from the rest of Florida to focus on the problem of climate change and rising sea levels.

5 Must-Read Ghost Stories for Halloween. You have time to read every one of them before All Hallow’s Eve.


If you have a mouthful of teeth shaped by a childhood in poverty, don’t go knocking on the door of American privilege.

Using 11 Common Household Objects to Decorate Your Pumpkin. See, your home is already full of the proper tools.

10 self-sabotaging interview mistakes to avoid. Yes, they are trying to trip you up, but keep smiling through the pain.

Modern Werewolves You Need To Know. They’re the animals of pop culture -especially during a full moon.

Buster

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