Friday, February 22, 2019

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)


(via Nag on the Lake)

Snow Day

I wish I had done this when my kids were little. But it couldn't have worked. By the time I was in a position to be home during the school day, my kids were already old enough to know how to check school closings on snowy days. This comic is from Chris at Lunarbaboon.


(via Buzzfeed)

The Hong Kong Handover

Britain's 99-year lease on Hong Kong was up in 1997, but it's not easy to integrate a British colony into the larger China. You might recall the fireworks at the handover, but there was a lot more involved in the celebrations of the day, and plans for a transition that continues today. Wendover Productions explains what happened during the handover. They don't touch on the most noticeable conundrum: Hong Kong traffic still uses the left side of the road, while cars in China travel on the right. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

This year, Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the 268-mile race The Spine ever. She ran for three and a half days with only three hours of sleep, and used part of her precious break time to pump breast milk for her 14-month old daughter. (via Metafilter)

Randy Rainbow's new parody song is "Border Lies," set to the tune of Madonna's first hit "Borderline." Trump takes part.

Hot, Small, or Couch, Why Potatoes Make Great Idioms.

Nathan J. Robinson explains socialism. "What unites socialists in one big tent is a hatred of the concentration of wealth, and a belief that ordinary laborers deserve a fair share of the social product." (via Metafilter)

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive. Take a peek into the luxury travel offered in a gallery of photos.

Why parallax scrolling needs to die. It was cool for a minute, but now is just annoying.

Remembering Lee, Jackie O’s Naughty Kid Sister.

Do Jails Kill People? The former chief medical officer for Riker's Island explains what happens.

The Banana Splits: Trippy 1960s Kids Show Returns As Horror Project? (via Boing Boing)

Trump Doesn't Want A Woman Who Left The US For ISIS To Return. Her Lawyers Say She's A Citizen. Strange that the argument is over her citizenship instead of what she did.

A blast from the past (2008): 8 Television Pioneers.


(via Bored Panda)

The Return of Risky Playgrounds

Over time, public playgrounds have become safer: metal apparatuses were replaced by wood and then plastic, concrete or gravel was replaced by grass and then recycled rubber pellets, and anything that could conceivably present a risk was removed. Kids crave thrills, independence, creativity, and a feeling of accomplishment, which is why you take your kid to a playground and find them climbing the fence instead of the plastic ladder. "Adventure playgrounds" are different. They have building materials and tools for children to design their own equipment. They allow children to take risks while still in a controlled environment, which teaches them how to judge risks. And kids have way more fun.

Tweet of the Day

This cat is a hero! (via Boing Boing)