Thursday, July 18, 2019

One Toke Over the Line



Yes, it's the Lawrence Welk Show. (via Metafilter)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Your Server

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Breakfast



It's been quite a while since we've seen a new video from Cyriak Harris. This one happened when he became obsessed with an old piece of film footage and had to do something with it. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
      

Walking

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Revenge

(Thanks, WTM!)

An Honest Trailer for Shazam!



The 2019 superhero comedy Shazam! was an attempt to take DC Comics movies in a different direction. It was a kids' movie, so it didn't have to make much sense. Shazam! was a big hit, but it had quite enough flaws for Screen Junkies to give it the Honest Trailer treatment. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


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No Doughnuts With Syringes at Minnesota State Fair. Although there will be plenty of other weird foods. (via TYWKIWDBI)

It's the racism. But it's not just the racism.

The Greatest Robot of the 1700s was a Pooping Duck. (via Strange Company)

How they made the Horse of a Different Color in The Wizard of Oz. Since it was 1939, they had to really color the horse.

The Problem with The Lion King Remake.

For Sale: A Titanic Survivor’s Light-Up Cane (and the controversy behind it).

Pop-Up Trombone. A toy that lets you play the trombone with your mouse right on your desktop browser. (via Metafilter)

As technology ratchets up the stress, low-wage jobs have become some of the hardest in America.

A blast from the past (2012): 10 Legendary Monsters of Europe.

Cat Worries

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Best Cat Toy Ever?



My cats would have pounced immediately and made a real mess of this. Shammy is fascinated! Okay, be honest -were you watching the cat or the toy in this video? This video is from domino artist Flippycat. (via the Presurfer)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Illustrated Story

Lola

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Career Advice

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When Writing Evolves



In school, we learned the "proper" way to write, and everyone was supposed to learn the same rules. Those rules worked for both books and letters, but accomplished writers knew when to break them to make a point. Then came the internet, texting, and social media. New methods of writing for new purposes gave way to bending the old rules and instituting new ones. The new system may seem lazy to those using the "proper" rules of capitalization and punctuation, but there's are reasons behind each new convention. Tom Scott explains. 

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There were thousands of people involved in the first moon landing, not all of them employed by NASA. Dave Porter was a Navy seaman aboard the U.S.S. Hornet in 1969, charged with retrieving the astronauts from the ocean after they splashed down.

How Indiana Jones And Darth Vader Killed Hitler.

Who Knew? Chickens In Tutus Are A Thing. (via Everlasting Blort)

Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.

The Fascinating Daguerrotypes of Victorians Breastfeeding.


A Father, a Daughter, and the Attempt to Change the Census. How Stephanie Hofeller’s estrangement from her family may have altered American political history.

Bacon Deviled Eggs with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese. (via Metafilter)

The Most Boring Tourist Trap in Every U.S. State. (Thanks, WTM!)

How Do Countries Get Their Names? Every name of every country has a story behind it, but if you look closely, those stories mostly fall into one of four categories.(via Nag on the Lake)

A blast from the past (2008): High Class (and high price) Toilets.

The Meeting

Cat Planet



You have to love a rock song about cats! "Cat Planet" (打首獄門同好会「猫の惑星」) is performed by  the group Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai (打首獄門同好会, translates to Prison Fighting Club). The video was crowd-sourced by fans. Notice how the song goes into heavy metal territory occasionally and the video clips shift to cats acting badly. Commenter Kyzix gives us an English translation of the lyrics:
The inside of the kotatsu belongs to a cat
The spot in front of the heater belongs to a cat
The tops of clothes belongs to a cat
The inside of a cardboard box belongs to a cat
The top of a lid covering hot water in the bath belongs to a cat
Your side when you’re asleep in bed belongs to a cat
Even the top of your hands typing on a keyboard belongs to a cat
Your lap when you sit down belongs to a cat

Even if I’m cold, even if it bothers me
If it’s good for the cat, there’s no problem
Such is the shape of continuing love

Definitely, definitely, into this world
We are creatures fated to be born and live to love cats
Definitely, definitely, this planet of ours
revolves so that it can support the life of cats

We are living on this planet inhabited by cats
We are living on this planet inhabited by cats
We are living on this planet inhabited by cats
We are living on this planet inhabited by cats

I won’t be mad even if they scratch the sofa
I won’t be mad even if they rip up the shoji
I won’t be mad even if they roll out all the toilet paper
I won’t be mad even if they break into the cupboard and rummage around
I won’t be mad, I won’t be mad

Even if my house is destroyed, even if I go into bankruptcy
If the cat is happy, there’s no problem
Sacrifices for love know no limit

Definitely, definitely, into this world
We are creatures fated to be born and live to love cats
Definitely, definitely, this planet of ours
revolves so that it can support the life of cats
Rather, rather, this planet of ours
Should just revolve so cats can live happily
Definitely, definitely, from the moment we are born
we are fated to live life loving you

We are living on this planet inhabited by cats
We are living on this planet inhabited by cats
We are drowning in love on this planet inhabited by cats
We are living on this planet inhabited by cats

We are born, on this planet of cats

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