Monday, January 20, 2020

Ice Coffee

Anyone should have seen that coming. (via Fark)

Synchronization



Thirty-two metronomes are started off in pretty much random beats. Over time, they sync up with each other, sort of like the positive feedback resonance people on a walking bridge experience, which has caused troubles in the past. See, the surface they sit on is suspended, so that each device's "bounce" affects the others. Watch the pink metronome on the right, second row from the front. It tries to maintain its individuality, but even he eventually bows to the pressure of the sympathetic vibration on the suspended surface and falls in line with the horde. (via The Daily What Geek)

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Failed to Yield

Star Wars and Marvel References in The Simpsons



Now that Disney owns both Star Wars and The Simpsons (and almost every other entertainment media in existence), they are proud to compile some Star Wars references from the past 30 years of The Simpsons ...although a few really dedicated geeks are lamenting the omission of their personal favorites. If you prefer Marvel superheroes to Star Wars, well, Disney owns them, too, so here's a supercut of Marvel references in The Simpsons.



But the most appropriate supercut may be the list of the times that The Simpsons made fun of Disney. This particular supercut was NOT released by Disney.

Power Outage

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Fourth Marriage

A woman announces to her best friend that she is getting married for the fourth time.

"How wonderful," the friend intones. "But I hope you don't mind my asking, what happened to your first husband?"

"He ate poisonous mushrooms and died."

"Well, what happened to your second husband?"

"He also ate poisonous mushrooms and died."

"Oh, how terrible. I'm almost afraid to ask about the third husband."

"He died of a broken neck?"

A broken neck?"

"He wouldn't eat the mushrooms."


Heatin' Up

Advice

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Invade All of the Humans!




The world has been conquered by an army of giant robots! Well, two giant robots. Um, actually they're kinda small. But they've taken over the world! Or, maybe just the park. Actually, the area near the park bench. But they've taken over! This video by Tom and Mark features "two malfunctioning robotic educational toys" from the 1980s. (Thanks, Tom!)

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

AARP

This is kind of like what KFC tried a few years ago, but no one just "forgets" that it's fried. AARP wanted to move away from "retired persons" because so many of us old folks can't afford to retire. The headline's still funny. (via Bad Newspaper)

Playlist

At over four minutes, I think he's being optimistic. (via reddit)

Adam From Girls Reacts To Kylo Ren



How did I miss this when it was created four years ago? It's works surprisingly well. Apparently, Adam Driver's character on the TV series Girls was also named Adam, and also an actor. Of course, Funny or Die would jump on that idea.

The Bus

Did you hear about the young highland lad whose mother always told him. "Don't be ashamed of your kilt, Laddie! Be proud of it!! If you ever have to go to the big city, where your dress kilt and wear it with pride!"

Eventually, she died, and he had to go to London for the estate paperwork. He remembered what his auld mother always told him, and wore his dress kilt. He was on a bus in London when the driver looked back in his rear view mirror and shouted, "You there! You'll have to put the animal off! Animals aren't allowed on the bus!"

The Highlander said, "Who? Me? I have no animal."

The driver said, "The animal in your lap, son!"

The Highlander said, "That's no animal - that's me sporran!"

The lady sitting next to him fainted. She had been petting it for five minutes.



The Internet

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True Facts: The Ostrich



Ze Frank brings us an episode of his True Facts series that's so weird, the static image is of a deleted video. Maybe he's thinking ahead. We will learn about the weirdness of the ostrich. Warning: this video contains footage of ostriches mating. Which is worth it for the later footage of an ostrich laying an egg -or a reasonable facsimile.

Defendant

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Light Sings



The Fifth Dimension from 1971.

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