Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wedding Announcement

Dave Grohl Does Carrie



Since we've already seen a whole slew of videos in which celebrities tried the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, and YouTube has a couple of million other such videos, it now takes a very special video to rise above the pack. I think this one accomplished that goal.

Dave Grohl was challenged to have a bucket of ice dumped on his head, but the Foo Fighters take it a step further, by recreating the most iconic bucket-spilled-on-head movie scene in history. Grohl stars as Carrie White in Stephen King’s 1976 horror film Carrie, with every frame designed to mirror the original. I was kind of hoping they’d go ahead and do the rest of the movie, but I guess the destruction was too expensive. After all, these challenges also include a monetary donation to the ALS Association. They’ve raised $22 million so far! (via Viral Viral Videos)

Where Hong Kong Is

(via reddit)

Slippery Squirrel



How to keep a squirrel from eating the seed that’s meant for the birds? Vaseline! If you do this, make sure you have a camera ready, like Robert Krampf did. 
For anyone who is concerned about the squirrel, he still raids our other two feeders and the vegetable garden. The tiny amount of Vaseline used is non-toxic, the kind used for lip balm. He quickly learned that this feeder was not worth the trouble, so we have not put more on the pole, and the birds are delighted to actually get some of the bird seed.
(via Tastefully Offensive)

Angie's List

The Coach’s Speech



Dave Belisle is the coach of the Cumberland American Little League team of Rhode Island, the New England regional champions. They were eliminated from the Little League World Series regional finals by a team from Chicago. The coach gave the kids a speech they will always remember. Tom Hanks said there's no crying in baseball, but you may feel a little sting behind the eyes. This is what Little League should be. (via reddit)

Breakfast

(via Fark)

Barely Legal Pawn



Barely Legal Pawn stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, together again in new roles after Breaking Bad. In this episode, Julia Louis-Dreyfus tries to pawn her Emmy because she’s desperate for cash (yeah, right). If this were only real! It’s not a series, but it should be. This is a promo spot for the upcoming Emmy Awards Show. (via Warming Glow)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Power of Music



This kid they call Nut is not very good at playing the guitar and singing, but he tries so hard. Is he just a nerd? Will he ever make friends playing music? This is a Thai life insurance ad, so you know there’s a lot more involved. Get your hanky out. This one is based on a true story. (via Viral Viral Videos)


The End of the Internship

(via reddit)

Primates

The LEGO Ghostbusters Movie



Monsieur Caron of BrickFun spent all summer working on a LEGO movie version of Ghostbusters. Now that school is about to start, he must go back to teaching history. But what a great project to show his students! And you may be surprised and delighted by who gets to play the role of Slimer in this. The behind-the-scenes video is pretty cool, too! (via Geeks Are Sexy)




Pikachu Outbreak at Yokohama



The city of Yokohama, Japan, staged a Pok√©mon Pikachu Festival last week. It was called  the Pikachu Tairyou Hassei Chu, or “An Outbreak of Pikachus,” which included a parade of twenty marching Pikachus! How fun! The parades happened four times a day all week, but that was far from the only Pikachu event in the city. See plenty of pictures of the Outbreak of Pikachus at RocketNews24.

Miss Cellania's Links

Rollin’ Bones: The History of Dice.

On September 19, 1940, Witold Pileki of the Secret Polish Army made sure he was among a group of 2,000 to be arrested, and he was sent to Auschwitz. Two years later, he broke out.    

The blog Small Town Noir tells the stories of people who were arrested in New Castle, Pennsylvania, between 1930 and 1960. Diarmid Mogg became interested in the town and its people when he found some mugshots on eBay, not just their crime, but their entire lives as well as they can be reconstructed.

Saving the Rainforest in Rendova.

How Many Capital Cities Do You Know? I missed a couple toward the end and ended up with a score of 18, which disappointed me. Try it yourself!

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk. (via Wil Wheaton)

16 Out-of-Context IKEA Instructions to Help You Live a Better Life.

George Takei on the torments of life in the closet.

Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S. (via Neatorama)

The Complete Guide to Making Burritos at Home.

Bonus: A ton of links for anyone needing to catch up on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Laziest Dog

(via reddit)

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Tortoise and the Truck



John Walkenbach, formerly known as J-Walk, teased a tortoise with a remote control toy truck. The tortoise does his best to give chase, and would have made some real turtle tracks if that floor wasn’t so slick. Look at those little legs go! He probably have some amorous intentions, but the truck jus under human control, and has a better grip on the floor. (via Arbroath)