Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Honest Trailer for Total Recall



In this Honest Trailer for the 1990 movie Total Recall, Screen Junkies indulges in some fanboy admiration for the Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, but they also notice how the movie owed a lot to other movies, and in turn, inspired other movies. I suppose it also inspired the 2012 remake, but we don't even talk about that.

That One Thing



Click to the right to advance the comic. It might not mean much to you, but the smallest pleasantry could make someone's day. So don't miss the opportunity. This comic is from Fresh Batata. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

No Fair!

Extermination Attempt



If you're trying to get rid of gophers in your backyard, you might want to think about what could possibly go wrong. However, it worked. We can figure that if the backyard is gone, then the gophers would decide to go elsewhere. Protip: gasoline is just about the worse thing you can pour down a hole. (via Boing Boing)

Miss Cellania's Links

6 Stories From History That Sound Like Secret Zombie Movies.

This horse has the spirit.

Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men. This training session was in 2018. (via Boing Boing)

There are only two kinds of birds.

Seven Friends Dress as Ben Stiller for Halloween. It's a continuation of their annual tradition.

Salem Is Now Home To the World's Largest Ouija Board.

Ambassador William Taylor tells us what has been going on in Ukraine.

Photographing the Afterlives and Second Acts of America’s Movie Palaces.

How to be a perfect ’50s housewife: In the kitchen.  (Thanks, WTM!)


A blast from the past (2008): The Art of the Jack-O-Lantern: More than just a pretty face!

Vampire Cat

(via Fark)

A Tribute to Zombies in Movies



It’s the season for our attention to turn to zombies, for Halloween, for the return of The Walking Dead, for zombie walks, and just for fun. Robert Jones put together this supercut of zombies we’ve seen in so many horror movies over the years. Some are lame, some ridiculous, some scary, and some are the kind that would make you ill if you had to look at them any longer than this. The song is “Pretend We’re Dead” by L7. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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One-Man Halloween Medley



If you want to dance the Monster Mash or the Time Warp, here's the music for it! All these movie monsters are played by Peter Hollens, who also did the singing. The medley shifts into high gear toward the end, when the songs all blend together.

Medieval Pun

(via reddit)

Cats vs. Invisible Wall



The humans erected an invisible wall, and the cats are completely bumfuzzled. If anyone tells you that cats don't have expressive faces, you just show them this video.

Halloween Ghouls

Fictional incarnations have their drawbacks, but a skeleton, being quite real, can either terrify us or entertain us. I suppose that comes from its real-world availability to comedians like first-year medical students. While zombies and ghosts come and go, or at least change over time, skeletons have always been with us and are infinitely posable. This comic is from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

Whew, I almost missed another holiday, like I missed my 14th blogiversary and International Talk Like a Pirate Day. But I saw somewhere that today is INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY, SO PUSH THE KEY AND HAVE AT IT! I WROTE ABOUT THIS MORE EXTENSIVELY A FEW YEARS AGO AT MENTAL FLOSS, SO CHECK OUT THE CULTURE OF CAPS LOCK DAY AND FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO CELEBRATE THIS MOST ANNOYING MADE-UP HOLIDAY!




There's Something Hidden in This Picture

(Thanks, WTM!)

Russian Railroad Crossing



Relying on "normal" safeguards can get you killed. Especially in Russia. This happened in St. Petersburg, but I still look both ways before crossing a railroad track anywhere, even where there are lights and barriers. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

What You Need to Know About Poke Sallet. My parents ate it, but considering the difficulty of gathering enough leaves at just the right stage and cooking it three times only to produce a dish with a "vaguely asparagus-meets-spinach flavor" which acts as a laxative, I'd just as soon open a can of something else and wait for the garden greens. (via Metafilter)


The End of an Era. Particularly for fans of the site 11 Foot 8.

Did George Washington Poop With Friends? (via Strange Company)

The Tragic Story of America’s First Black Music Star. Thomas Wiggins, an African-American musician marketed as ‘Blind Tom’, had a lucrative career—but saw none of the profits himself.

Every Single Person Who Has Resigned or Been Fired From the Trump Administration. (via Nag on the Lake)

They Accidentally Packed the Cat.

The winners of the 2019 Nikon Small World Microphotography competition. (via Damn Interesting)

How to Name a Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda. This past September, 25 new mountain gorilla babies were named in front of 30,000 people who attended the ceremony.

Portrait of an Inessential Government Worker. This profile of Art Allen's lifesaving work is a much better story than the title would imply. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2015): 9 Halloween Costumes Ripped from the Headlines.

The Provider

(via Fark)

The Final Trailer



The last trailer for the last movie in the three-trilogy Skywalker saga is out. Is that a milestone? It may be the end of this story, but it's certainly not the last of Star Wars. Disney paid George Lucas too much money for that to ever be true. Tickets for The Rise of Skywalker went on sale last night, too, even though the movie is still two months away. It's a bit jarring to see Kylo and Rey trying to kill each other, then talking, then killing a common enemy, then trying to kill each other again. C3PO might make you verklempt, and seeing General Leia might make you tear up.

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