Saturday, August 24, 2019

Career Ambitions



Click to the right to advance the comic. This is what jobs in the real world look like, kids, when those with the money and the hiring power aim for maximum value. Now, if you'd had the foreknowledge to study X, Y, and Z, then the job would require you to do A and B as well. This comic is from ToothyBj. (via Geeks Are Sexy)  

Ambition

The Mandalorian Trailer



The tentpole series for the streaming TV service called Disney+ is The Mandalorian. He's not Boba Fett, nor Jango Fett, but another warrior from the same planet. According to Wikipedia, it takes place in the Star Wars universe a few years after The Return of the Jedi. It has a star-studded cast, lots of violence, and it's Star Wars, so what could possibly go wrong? The Mandalorian will premiere when the channel does, on November 12.  

Sleep Here

(via Fark)

Tweet of the Day

Friday, August 23, 2019

Bridge Tournament

Just look at that crowd! (via Bad Newspaper)

Bread

(via reddit)

Where Zombies Come From



"When a mommy zombie and a daddy zombie love each other very much...." Well, no, zombies aren't real as a physical manifestation, but they are a real element of folklore and pop culture. Where did the idea come from? Night of the Living Dead may have been the seed of modern zombie mania, but it's far from the first depiction of zombies. Nerdwriter tells the history of this supernatural idea. (via Kottke)

Do I Know You?



It happens to all of us sooner or later. On the bright side, I lost my dignity long ago and have never found it. I eventually stopped searching. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

Reading the Signs

Miss Cellania's Links

10 famous musicians who had very different second careers. A post I wrote for the new website Considerable.

What's The Craziest Thing A Guy Ever Did To Be With His Girlfriend?

The Story Behind the Funniest Baseball Card Ever Made. Keith Comstock's baseball card for the 1989 Las Vegas Stars shows him reacting to being hit in the crotch by a baseball! (via Digg)

What Happens to Your Campaign Contributions When a Presidential Candidate Drops Out?

Flags of the Solar System. (via Metafilter)

Terrorism Detective: What Is the Inspiration for all this Violence?? The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Why Americans Love Their Apple Pie.

Column: Health insurance companies are useless. Get rid of them. (via TYWKIWDBI)

The Quest to Find a Lost Arctic Explorer’s Buried Soup.

A blast from the past (2012): Niche Blogs for the Dog Days of August. A few of them are still online.

New Shoes

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The Missing Link That Wasn’t



For a long time, scientists looked for the "missing link" that would prove that humans evolved from apes. This missing link would be a midpoint between ape and human. But there's no "midpoint" because that's not how evolution works. We can't even come to an agreement about what "human" really means on the evolutionary scale. The story Piltdown man is only one chapter in the long story of how scientists unfolded the evolutionary history of humans.

Tweet of the Day


This spider apparently likes what he sees, and goes immediately into a mating dance! (via Everlasting Blort)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Perpetual Motion



Filmmaker Nick Cobby and musician Max Cooper made a music video about how people are constantly moving in pursuit of something or other. You can read the artists' statements about the project at the vimeo page. The video is made from artistically enhanced drone footage taken above Mexico City. At first, I thought the artistic enhancements included the pink cars, because I could not believe any place has that many pink cars. Then I looked it up, and taxis in Mexico have been pink since 2014! Anyhow, the video is mesmerizing. (via Laughing Squid)

Free Samples

Book Store

(via reddit)

Classical Music Mashup III



Grant Woolard gave us Classical Music Mashup and Classical Music Mashup II. Now we have a third iteration on the theme, where he seamlessly overlays and meshes different classical tunes. This video contains snippets of 70 pieces from familiar composers like Beethoven and Chopin, branching out to Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and more, including outliers like Scott Joplin and Rick Astley. (Thanks, Grant!)  


Hunting Trophies

A little twist ending in this story! It doesn't matter where they come from, I find dead animals displayed in the house really creepy. This comic is from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.

Framed

(via Buzzfeed)