Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Puffer Fish Courtship



The Japanese puffer fish goes through a week of craziness to impress lady puffer fish. Wait until you see what he's working on! This clip is from the BBS Earth series Life Story. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

Na and the Missing Library Books. Indexing in a different language can give you a headache.

"Paulownia is known in Japanese as ‘kiri’ and as ‘Princess Tree’ because it was once customary to plant a tree of this kind when a baby girl was born, and then to make it into a dresser as a wedding present when she married." (via Nag on the Lake

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year. Without them, we'd be overrun with insects.

The Incredible Legend of the First Black Samurai. He sure impressed the Japanese in 1579.

Watch all ten good dogs go up the steps one-by-one as their names are called. Even Mayhem and Chaos are good dogs.

A Japanese photographer who goes by Nyan Kichi has made friends with a colony of feral cats. He's found that the cats particularly love to play in an area where the street has a lot of drain holes they can jump in and peek out of. (via Metafilter)

The Country That Doesn't Exist. Transdniestria lies between between Moldova and Ukraine, but no one recognizes it.

Who Owns Your Face? You may be attached to it, but you don't have exclusive rights to what it looks like.


The Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers Who Have Been Written Out of Christianity’s Early History. The church was not so patriarchal in the beginning.

Thug Notes: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Insightful commentary, NSFW language. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Realization Hurts


(via Fark)

Are You Lost In The World Like Me?



The music video for "Are You Lost In The World Like Me?" by Moby and the Void Pacific Choir. Animation by Steve Cutts. (via Everlasting Blort)

Tweet of the Day



Broccoli has caused system failure. (via Everlasting Blort)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Parents

Recreating History



When Hollywood does history, they often go to great lengths to portray an iconic moment accurately, especially when there is film or photographs of the original event. They get pretty darn close, as this comparison from Vugar Efendi shows us. For most of these, I am more familiar with the actual film or photographs than I am with the movies. I'm impressed at how well they copied the existing archives. Then again, if a movie didn't resemble the real history, it wouldn't have made it into this video. If you have trouble reading the captions, try it in fullscreen mode. (via Laughing Squid)

Say Something Nice

(via reddit)

You Tell 'em, Liz



Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks about the health care brouhaha in Washington.

Tweet of the Day



This kid didn't realize he was talking to Nancy Cartwright, who does the voice of Bart Simpson, when he was peddling chocolate for his school. (via Buzzfeed)


Ignorant Slut

(via Buzzfeed)

The Avengers React to Justice League Trailer



After 15 years or so of Marvel movies raking in billions of dollars by using teams of superheroes in The Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, DC is finally ready to jump in with Justice League this November. The first trailer debuted this weekend. The Avengers saw it, too. Dr. Machakil edited this fan film that gives us a hint that the Avengers will be plotting a one-up soon. (via Metafilter

Miss Cellania's Links

Cold Comfort: How to Best Use Your Freezer. Don't waste that food!

The Soul-Sucking, Attention-Eating Black Hole of the Trump Presidency.

Brendan and Robert have a Facebook thing. My sides started to hurt reading this. 

Why Women Couldn’t Wear Pants on the Senate Floor Until 1993.  

On the advice of a friend, actor Robert Harling quickly wrote a play about the pain his family went through when his sister Susan died of complications from diabetes. Thirty years later, the people that were involved in Steel Magnolias tell the story from there to the filming of the movie. (via Metafilter)


If Obamacare ever fails, it's because the republicans gutted it

Your Complete DC Comics Superhero Movie Release Calendar. You can write them down, if your calendar goes through 2020.

The 1950s game show Queen for a Day profited from the poverty of a new woman every day. Both reality TV and poverty porn are older than you thought.

How America's Obsession With Hula Girls Almost Wrecked Hawai'i. When Captain James Cook and his crew landed on the islands in 1778, the meeting set off a culture clash that has repercussions to this day. Article contains some vintage nudity.

This Little Girl Meeting A Robot Is The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day. He's the strong, silent type.



Scrabble


(via Fark)

Dis My Human Now



"I get what I wants cuz I'm so cute." (via Everlasting Blort)