Saturday, April 18, 2015

Catholic Priest Watches New Star Wars Trailer

Father Roderick Vonhögen is a huge Star Wars fan. He wrote a book called Geekpriest, and has a podcast. Here, he records his reaction while watching the new teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It’s two minutes of pure joy and excitement. -via Geeks Are Sexy

Story Time

Hot Water

How many horrible things can a cat do in the bathroom while you’re taking a shower? All of them, apparently. At least if it’s Simon’s Cat.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Animal Issues

Goalkeeper Cat

Eberti Inacio recorded his son  Pedro Henrique playing soccer with their cat, Sid. Sid is a gifted goalkeeper! The original video is here. Then it was remixed with sports commentary about Brazilian goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel, because Sid is that good. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)


Top Ten Futuristic Products

The movies give us wonderful things -in the future. They are awesome on film, because we get to skip the research and development. It appears that one such product is in the works:  Back to the Future power lace shoes. Mario and Fafa of Glove and Boots think they should have gone with something a little cooler. There are so many to choose from! Of course, some will be easier to tackle than others. Automatic shoe laces are a lot easier to invent than a sonic screwdriver. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Keep Out

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Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” If you’ve only seen it in 2D pictures, you’ll want to read this.

10 Badass Princesses You’ve Probably Never Heard Of. Some ore fictional, others are historic, all rise above the passivity of the Disney version.

Your Cat Is Trying To Communicate With You Through Meows, Yowls And Blinks. We’ve trained them to communicate with us, so we may as well learn their language.

How cell phones work.

It’s an art installation that is a science museum within a historical museum. The bug collection at Eastern State Penitentiary also reveals what new insects are moving in.

6 Realities Of Working In A Nursing Home.

The Lost City of Z. A long but wonderful read on the search for the fabulous ancient city of the Amazon/

Hippocratic Oaf: My First Day as a Doctor.

The Recursive Model Villages of Bourton-on-the-Water. (via the Presurfer)

The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon. And for so long, we thought there would be more.


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BB-8 at Star Wars Celebration

When we saw the first trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, everyone was amazed by the new droid design. We all assumed it was some sort of CGI, but today, he appeared in the flesh, so to speak. Real people got a close-up look at the droid named BB-8 at Star Wars Celebration going on this week at Disneyland, as he was unveiled during a panel discussion with JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy. R2D2 was there, too, and had a few words to say to the newer droid. Oh yes, a new trailer for the film is out.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Not-so-good Deal

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Funny Story from an Irish Girl

A young lady with a lovely but hard to follow accent tells a story about a “cyar” from the Red Chair on The Graham Norton Show. The story is funny and she’s funny and together they are even funnier. (via reddit)

Women in Medicine: Dr. Anandi Joshee

The Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania was the first medical school in the world established (in 1850) to train woman as medical doctors. We read about how one of its first students, Ann Preston, became the first woman dean of the school, in the previous post Women in Medicine: 6 Pioneering Activists. The medical school went on to graduate many pioneers in the medical field. One of them was Anandabai Gopal Joshee, who was not only the first Indian woman to receive a Western medical degree, but also the first known Hindu woman to travel to America. Read her story in an article I posted at mental_floss.

Check It Out

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library of Kansas created a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” to celebrate National Library Week. Thevideo for “Check It Out” includes a bunch of easter eggs for knowledgeable Taylor Swift fans, which are listed at the library’s website. -via The Daily Dot

Radio Cat