Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Slow News Day

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Full Moon Silhouettes




Mark Gee shot a full moon rising over Wellington, New Zealand, from about 2k away from Mount Victoria Lookout, so he could get the silhouettes of the people who had climbed the mountains for a great view. (via Metafilter)




Chris Hansen

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Willie Nelson Auditions for The Hobbit 2



Willie doesn't really need the work, but he wants the job, so why not? (via Neatorama)



Zephaniah

Sanremo Coffee



In order to make a cup of coffee, first you must assemble a deluxe coffee machine, then throw some ingredients around to a dubstep beat, and then make coffee. At least that's what goes on in this ad for Sanremo UK. (via Viral Viral Videos)



Miss Cellania's Links

Betty Freeman's Day in Court. How one woman helped free the slaves of Massachusetts.

Her blog hasn't been updated in two years, but Allie Brosh has been doing alot. Her book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Happened will go on sale in October, and is already at #10 at Amazon due to pre-orders.

Jason Collins of the NBA became its first player to let the world know he's gay. The public response to his announcement guarantees he won't be the last. 

Bunny shaming is now a thing. A cute thing. At least we've learned that bunnies and exposed electronic cables do not mix well.

The Weather Channel's stunt for Tornado Week is a Twitter-powered tornado that blows air on their poor interns on camera. Tweets with their hashtag will increase the force of the wind.

6 People Who Apologized For Their Own Movie. George Lucas is conspicuously absent from the list, but he is mentioned by others.

For ‘professional princesses,’ birthday-party gigs are big business.

KaleidoPope. (via Laughing Squid)

An innovative program tried out in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, aims to help elderly people stay out of the hospital. But the program is in danger because even though it saves money for Medicare, it cuts into profits for the medical system.

The Immorality of Human Flight. (via Nag on the Lake

Someday

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The Magic Box



Don't bother to focus too much on the magic trick, because that's not what the film is about. But you might want to have a hanky handy. (via Metafilter)


Monday, April 29, 2013

Movies vs. Life



Real life ain't like the movies, even in French. (via reddit)



Urinal Sign

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Boomerang Cat



A young girl plays with her cat. The cat must really enjoy it, as it keeps coming back. She will never get rid of this cat. (via Arbroath)




Cheatin' Dog

Wilt, Arnold, and Andre

It takes some big guys to make Schwarzeneggar look small. This was taken during the filming of Conan the Barbarian in 1982 Conan the Destroyer in 1984. .

Petting Zoo

(via Criggo)

Komputer Kindergarten



A 1993 tutorial on how to use a computer -and not blow it up! Don't take the advice too literally -not only is it old, but it's heavily edited. (via mental_floss)


Miss Cellania's Links

How to Win Friends and Inoculate People.

Edir Macedo, Brazil's Billionaire Bishop.

The Charm of Low Budget Special Effects.

Howie Mandel “Catches” Comedian Stealing Another Comic’s Material During America’s Got Talent Taping.

Famous Artists Photographed With Their Cats. Creative people know a great muse when they find one.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon would be much easier if you centered the game around one of the 40 People With More Hollywood Connections Than Kevin Bacon. Now if we just had a movie with all these people in it…

A senior college athlete is giving up the rest of the season in order to save the life of someone he doesn't know. Cameron Lyle found out through a registry that he is a 100% bone marrow donor match for a patient who would otherwise only have months to live.

The Bookstore That Changed My Life. The welcoming and knowledgeable bookseller made it what it is.

This Is An Extremely Evil, Brilliant Toilet Paper Prank. But it might cause your roommate to start replacing the roll before you get a chance to.

7 things you shouldn't bother 911 dispatchers about. But someone did, just to serve as a bad example.

Poobas

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Steven Spielberg's Obama



Steven Spielberg's followup to the hit movie Lincoln will be Obama, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In this clip, debuted at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night, Day-Lewis shows off how versatile an actor he really is. (via Daily of the Day)


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Q and A

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My Way



Try to guess who's the star of this show. Don't rush …you'll figure it out. (via b3ta)


Lemons

When life gives you lemons, make orange juice! (via Arbroath)

Starlings Take a Bath



European starlings bathe every day if they get the chance, but it happens to fast to see. In this video, Earth Unplugged TV uses a high-speed camera to show the action in slow motion. First a dunk, then a flap, then water goes everywhere! (via Viral Viral Videos)





Green Giant

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Graduation Announcement


This graduation announcement was posted by redditor alyak72 in anticipation of the rest of her life. Sadly, school can't last forever. (via Happy Place)

Image credit: J Michael O'Day

That's Not Fair!



You know how it felt when you found out your boss was paying a co-worker more money than you for doing the same job? In this excerpt from a TED Talk, Frans de Waal presents a classic experiment in which capuchin monkeys were confronted with such unfairness. You'll get a kick out of the way the monkey reacts. You can see the full talk called Moral Behavior in Animals, which covers empathy, reciprocity, and cooperation, as well as fairness, at the TED site. (via Viral Viral Videos)



Otter Needs

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

We'll Pass

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Yes to Love



You might recall Isaac Lamb from the video in which he proposed to Amy with a lip dub last year. In this video, he pays tribute to his family to the tune of "Yes to Love" by Stephano Langone. You might want to grab a hanky.  (via Metafilter


He Has Returned




 He looks relatively good for his age.

I guess you could say it was...
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
... only a matter of time.

(via reddit)

Kittens on the Curtain Rod



How did all FIVE of you get up there? A better question is, how are you all going to get down? Toward the end you'll see how they got up there, but that doesn't help when you're trying to back up and have more cats in your way. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)



Honeymoon Pleasure

Motivation

Childbirth vs Getting Kicked in the Balls



Pain is subjective, and so far we haven't found anyone who's experienced both these things, but you can find a lot of women who have experienced both childbirth and kidney stones and men who've have both kidney stones and a nutshot. Women say childbirth is about equivalent to kidney stones, and men say a nutshot is a piece of cake compared to kidney stones. I once asked my mother which was most painful: childbirth, a spinal tap, or a root canal. I've had none of those and she's had them all. She thought a minute and said, "I don't know- I was unconscious for all of them!" (via Boing Boing)




The Coyote Says

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Baboon Infestation



The neighbor's house was locked, but a troop of baboons didn't care because they just went in through the upstairs windows. Howard Fyvie and his friends in Betty's Bay, South Africa, called police and got access to the house when the owner could not be reached. It doesn't take long for this many baboons to do a lot of damage! (via Arbroath



Friday, April 26, 2013

Intriguing Offer

But possibly dangerous. (via Criggo)

Talkative

(via Criggo)

This is Ska



All together now! Let's dance to the latest dance craze from 1964! (via Nag on the Lake)



Paw Warz



You know, it never occurred to me that Maneki Neko makes a perfect C2PO. But it has occurred to me that cats in Star Wars would have a perfect method for distracting the enemy. (via Tastefully Offensive)




Dinner Guest

(via Buzzfeed)

Ronald Davis



Posted at reddit, where redditors are busy trying to find and help Ronald. That will be difficult, as the video is 6 months old. But several have found men like him, and had lunch with them, and heard their stories.





Miss Cellania's Links

17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Wizard Of Oz. And the producers never imagined we'd be able to play a scene over and over to see the little things.

The FilmDrunk 2013 Summer Movie Guide, complete with opening dates, plots, and Mark Wahlberg gifs. Some images may be slightly NSFW.

Little Girls Are Better at Designing Superheroes Than You. Instead of cosplayers recreating comic books, Alex Law's project has character designs inspired by girls in costume.

Some of the best soldiers in history were real dogs. Read an excerpt from the new book Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines (with pictures).

Kim Jong Il’s personal sushi chef earned $70,000 a year and still fled North Korea when he had the chance. Now he tells about the late Great Leader's strange and exotic tastes.

Watch two-week-old puppies drink from baby bottles. Why? Because it will make you smile and melt inside.

George W. Bush’s presidency, in 24 charts.

The Voice of Alexander Graham Bell.

22 Statues That Don't Quite Look Right.

Mother Duck

(via Fark)

Footee



Footee is a sport that combines football and golf. The resulting game saves the expense of golf clubs, and eliminates the collision injuries of team football. Will this sport go global? Only time will tell. A new footee course will open at Dublin City Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland, next month. (via Tastefully Offensive)



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Amazing Headline

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Grass Roots Medley



The Grassroots 16 Greatest Hits was a staple at all the slumber parties when I was 12 or so. These songs will always stick with me.


Perfect Date

11 Super-Sweet Extreme Dessert Combos

One way to improve a dessert is to put another dessert inside it. We've all enjoyed ice cream cakes at one time or another, and cakes were richly improved when cooks began to add pudding mix to the recipe a few decades ago. But the culture of the internet encourages one-upmanship, and with that comes truly extreme combinations in which people put their favorite candy, cookies, cakes, and even breakfast cereal into other desserts. Get your insulin ready before you even read these desserts I posted at mental_floss.


Break So Bad


A Chinese bootleg version of the AMC series Breaking Bad may have been intentionally designed to be confusing so as not to draw attention to its illegality. Ya think so? How else could you explain it turned into a comedy? At least they have Brian Cranston on the cover, even if it is the wrong role. The English on the cover says:
With the cancerous concern lonely man must use chemistry skill in making most potent of drugs methamphetamine. Danger and serious threat comes to man's family to bring his to life to serious impact.
Well, that makes you want to watch it, doesn't it?That and the fact that it's labeled as season five, which hasn't completely aired on TV yet. (via Buzzfeed)


Pirates of the Caribbean Ride



The history of how the ride came about. If you enjoy this, part two is here.  (via Boing Boing)


Miss Cellania's Links

The Favorite Books of 32 Famous People.

The economic recovery has increased inequality in America. Only the top 7% have recovered, while the rest of the country's net wealth has declined. (via Boing Boing)

STOOPID TALL 14.5-foot Bike.

These Are the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013. Once again, "blogger" isn't even recognized as a job.

After Earth with Will Smith looks like it may be a pretty good summer film. But only if it's more intelligent than the weirdly-constructed trailer.

Why the brokenness of breaking news probably won’t ever be fixed. When the competition for eyeballs is fierce, there's no time for accuracy.

10 Incredible Ancient Cliff Dwellings. A home carved into a cliff face has many advantages: it's climate-controlled, easy to defend, and sturdy.

9 Ways Salespeople Talk You Into Spending Money On Things You Don't Need. High dollar store employees sales associates reveal their tactics.

“Half of my graduating class is dead ’cause of pills.” The documentary Oxyana looks at the Oxycontin addicts of a small West Virginia town.

Meet six animals that dance. After all, bustin' a move can keep you young!

How many Sheep?

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About to Die Guy



A collection of famous last words by Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans.



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Race Winners

You have to wonder who came in dirst, second, and fourth. (via Criggo)

56 Acronyms and Initialisms



Mental_floss explains what those letters stand for. You've been wondering, haven't you?




Accurate Yet Imprecise

(via reddit)

Shark on Roomba Chases Duck



Here we have a mind-blowing confluence of cute: a cat, dressed in a shark costume, riding a Roomba, chasing a duckling around. And if that weren't enough, the dog shows up, dressed in his own hammerhead shark costume. The top YouTube comment:
Art no longer has any meaning. This is the finale. The beautiful long take at the end, holding the tension, breaking the fourth wall, daring the audience with its audacity and self-relexivity. Beyond masterful. Simply breathtaking. 
The only thing that could possibly beat this would be if a sloth, a koala, and a red panda were to have a picnic together. (via Tastelessly Offensive)







Questions

Kent's Meats and Groceries Ad



Remember the bumbling burglar who didn't quite get into Kent's Meats and Groceries in Redding, California? The incident brought the shop so much publicity, that store owner Kent Pfrimmer decided to use the security footage for a TV ad! Is that clever or what? (via Daily of the Day)


Miss Cellania's Links

A Template for Scientific Press Releases and Science News Articles.

How Parenting Advice has Changed. (via Metafilter)

Errors codes explained by cats. (via Fark)

Being Black in China. A family goes to see the sights, and becomes one.

The Eleventh Finger of Franz Liszt.

Ben Affleck Signs Up to to ‘Live Below the Line’ with a Food Budget of $1.50 per Day. It's a group project to bring awareness to global poverty -but it only will last five days.

The 10 Greatest Creepy Farm Books. Perfect for a quiet night of reading while the barnyard critters sleep.

Here's What The First SAT Test Looked Like. The questions didn't make any sense back in 1926, either.

Is the United Potato Growers of America a cooperative working for the benefit of farmers, or a price-fixing cartel? A court in Idaho will make that determination.

Just when you think we've reached the limits of strange reality TV, the limits are pushed further. DIY Network Is Making A Show Called Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.

Funny and Fabulous Fortune Cookies. It's a good day when you get a nonsensical fortune that makes you laugh.

Catch of the Day

(via Fark)

Remember When



The internet has been around just long enough for the Millennials http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Y who grew up with it to be currently in the midst of a nostalgia craze -for the '90s. This video from ADHD wallows in it, with references to pop culture touchstones that are meaningful to children of the time. And as an extra flourish, it's all presented in 8-bit graphics! (Thanks, Hillary!)



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wilmington

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Meanwhile, in Austria



You don't have to have talent when you've got an idea and the guts to do it. (via Arbroath)


Superman Visits England

Dog Logic

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The Samsonadzes



The Samsonadzes is a knockoff of The Simpsons shown on TV in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The plots are very different, as the Georgian show is heavily political, and makes fun of Russians. The video here is an entire episode, in Georgian, but you should watch at least the introduction sequence. Read more about the series and see more clips at Laughing Squid.


Meet 9 Recovering Boston Explosion Victims

Six Boston medical centers report that 48 people injured by the Boston marathon explosions last week are still hospitalized, but all are expected to survive. In fact, only one of the almost 200 injured persons died in a hospital, and that was bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Of those surviving, more than a dozen have lost at least one limb. Many survivors face long recoveries, altered lives, and astronomical medical bills. Read a few of their stories, in an article I wrote for mental_floss


Chimney Sweeping in Russia



Why bother with brooms and brushes? This guy just vacuums his flume out with a leaf blower! You have to pity anyone downwind from him. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)



Miss Cellania's Links

The Birth of the Dishwasher.

How Did the World's Rich Get That Way? Luck.

The 10 Greatest Fictional Cities of Film & Literature. 

The Day Batman Crashed Into Chelsea. (via Metafilter)

A History of "Trial By Ordeal."

Jack has an incredible talent for balancing things on his head. He didn't tell us why he does it, because he's a dog.

The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was worse than we were led to believe. And we thought back then that it was horrible.

Drawing Disney Princesses as sloths seems to be about the silliest idea in a long long time. So go take a look -you know you want to.

9 extremely outdated etiquette tips from the 1950s.  To make it easy on yourself, never eat corn on the cob or talk to the pope.

6 TV characters who returned from the dead. A little cognitive dissonance is worth it to bring back a character people really want to see.

Countdown



It's a supercut of numbers in the movies. They really show have put these in ascending order, then it would have sounded like an auction. (via Laughing Squid)


Monday, April 22, 2013

Thift Shop

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This Many

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Raccoon Plays Sprinkler Harp



Beautiful music from a raccoon. Running water is to a raccoon as a laser pointer is to a cat.



Happy Earth Day and Birthday!


My first baby, my Princess, is sweet sixteen today. She's almost an adult! I knew this day would come, but did it have to come so fast? Happy Birthday, little girl! 


Cool Bear

(via Sofa Pizza)

The Super Rope Solution



In this cartoon by Auke de Vries, a man decides that ropes will help him veg out in from of the TV effortlessly. But who is really pulling the strings? (via the Presurfer)



Miss Cellania's Links

Understanding Existentialism in Four Easy Steps.

How Star Wars Killed Smart Sci-Fi Cinema. No longer is the audience assumed to be smart enough to figure it out on their own.

He bought a used book on Amazon for $3.50, and found the author's autograph inside. The inscription by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may be worth $2,500.

Will Ferrell & Jack Black are making a movie about grown men who play tag. And it's based on a true story.

10 smart reads on the Boston Marathon bombing. Different perspectives that dig into more than just facts help us place the events into a bigger picture.

The Lost Boys Give Back. After fleeing Sudan for American and other countries, many refugees are helping their homeland to recover from decades of war and poverty.

What is "American Flavor?"

How Rabies Spawned Vampires and Zombies

38 Baby Shower Cakes Made Of Nightmares. Consider the full list NSFW. 

Boston native Hilary Sargent, also known as Chartgirl, made a chart about the various media and news outlets and how well they covered the Boston marathon bombing story.  (via Boing Boing)

For his son's 11th birthday, redditor crujones43 set up a treasure hunt. The boy had to collect clues at various locations, read maps, use a compass, figure out puzzles, and hike through the woods to find a box containing real money.

No Evil

(via Fark)

Never Work with Children or Animals



David Williamson got schooled by a 6-year-old in 1991. But thanks, to this video with Murray, he gained lots of recognition for his magic. In 2011, they met again. Remember, the best audience for magic or comedy is one with a couple of cocktails in them already. (via reddit)