Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wedding Gown

Your Brain on Coffee



Coffee is important to my life. Let’s find out how it works its magic, courtesy of AsapSCIENCE. (via Neatorama)

Continuum

(via reddit)

Swans Feed Fish



Two black swans generously share their trough of swan chow with their friends, the koi, at Swan Lake Resort in Kending, Taiwan. Not only does this save the caretakers time in feeding the fish, but you know the tourists love it! (via Neatorama)

Comic Groaner

Cat vs. Deer - The Translation



The deer are apprehensive, then curious, then arrogant. And they don’t mind to tell you so! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Reflexes

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Jorge and the Running of the Sheep



Jorge lives in Australia, and has always dreamed of running with the bulls in Pamplona. But that’s in Spain, far, far away. Then he hears about an event called the Running of the Sheep at a local festival in the Australian town of Boorowa. Excited, he goes to Boorowa and finds out that it’s not quite the same. This short film by Sam Matthews is just delightful. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Linda Larade

Hammerhead Shark is Too Close for Comfort



When you’re shooting video from up on the penthouse of a beachfront hotel, you can see what’s in the shallow water a lot better than the people who are in the water can see. These guys could see a hammerhead shark chasing a stingray, while the guys in the water couldn’t. They couldn’t hear the shouting from the hotel for a while, either. This happened in Destin, Florida. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Clone

(via reddit)

55-foot Human Water Catapult



Oh, this will be exciting -the strange phenomena known as the water blob gets the Devin Supertramp POV treatment! But that’s not all that’s going on: there’s also wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing, surfing, and that odd water jetpack thing. Makes you wish that summer vacation could last forever, doesn’t it? If you’d like more, there’s a behind-the-scenes video, too. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Political Campaign Notes

A Love Story 8 Years in the Making



Filmmaker Casey Neistat tells us the story of his relationship with Candice, told over nine years and various corners of the earth. It’s sweet and romantic and when it’s done, you’ll be glad you watched it. (via Digg)

Textbook

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Brand Awareness

Ant Teamwork



A colony of ants work together to drag dinner back to the nest to share -and possibly store- their find. The ants form chain to get more pulling power. At first I thought this was a sausage (you know how ants are at picnics), but considering the scale, I think it’s a worm or a millipede. The language is not identified, so maybe you could help us out if you recognize it. (via reddit)

Consequences

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Poor Yard Sale Sign!

(via reddit

Cat and Toddler Chase Red Dot



Need any more proof that the laser pointer is the best toy ever? We’ve seen all kinds of animals chase after the red dot, but in this case, a cat and a child compete to see who catches it first. Instant entertainment for Mom and Dad! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Traveling with Children

Peter the Elephant Plays the Red Clarinet



Peter the elephant lives in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Here, he enjoys a clarinet tune from Paul Barton and wants to make some music of his own. Elephant see, elephant do. Who’s going to tell him he can’t? (via Tastefully Offensive


Miss Cellania's Links

Titanic: The Movie That Made History.

7 Gross Foods Your Grandparents Ate (That We Taste Tested). They shouldn’t have …even in the ‘60s we knew this stuff wasn’t really edible.

Listen to a Conservative Judge Brutally Destroy Arguments Against Gay Marriage. (via Metafilter)

8 Videos of Cats Doing Un-Cat Like Things.

Paper Dresses and Psychedelic Catsuits: When Airline Fashion Was Flying High.  

47 Incredible Photos Of Parents From Around The World.

Morocco's Secret All-Blue City.

Deer as livestock is somewhat equivalent to raising cattle for beef, but it’s not the most lucrative use of specifically-bred deer. Another kind of deer farm breeds deer for their antlers: the bigger, the better. (via Digg)  

What Life Is Like When You’re Born on a Commune.

Alibi

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Batman Spotted in Chiba Prefecture, Japan



The Caped Crusader, or an awesome facsimile, was spotted this week breezing down the highway on a three-wheeled Batcycle in Chiba Prefecture in Japan this week. The cosplayer, nicknamed “Chibatman,” was photographed by quite a few people who all had to post images on social media. He appears to wear a very faithful version of the costume from The Dark Knight. See more pictures of Chibatman at The Daily Dot.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meeting

A Case of Stage 9 Animes

(via reddit

Stop Resisting! Stop trying to Take My Gun!



This is why police and police cars should all be equipped with cameras, with cameras as a priority purchase over riot gear. More on this case here. (via Boing Boing)

25 Famous People Who Were Once Interns



This week’s mental_floss video is hosted by summer intern Paige Finch. That must mean everyone else is goofing off. It only makes sense that Finch would talk about famous people who were once interns. Temporary unpaid work can give you valuable experience, connections, and college credit …if you can afford to do it.

Autocorrected Marquee

The Daily Show on Ferguson



John Stewart went on vacation, and when he returned to The Daily Show, he had to sum up the events of Ferguson, Missouri, in a hurry. I think he did a perfectly concise job of it.


Game of Thrones, Season 4 VFX breakdown



Rodeo FX shows some of their more impressive visual effects from season four of Game of Thrones. Does this contain spoilers? I don’t think so, as it’s mainly landscapes, and serves to show us how they can film a series in someone’s bathroom and make it look like the most epic and expensive sets ever. This is not the only company working on visual effects for the series. See more from season four here. (via Uproxx)

Warm Towels

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Lil’ Buck and Prime Tyme



These guys turn their body movements into art. Not only are they good dancers, they are innovators, giving us a new look at dance. (via Digg)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Name Change

An Honest Trailer for Ghostbusters



Screen Junkies gets around to giving us an honest trailer for Ghostbusters 30 years later. This episode is a bit of a departure for the series, as they can’t really find all that much to make fun of in the 1984 comedy. Ghostbusters is almost beyond criticism. The worst they can say about it is that it is a little adult for a kid’s movie. Hmm. I saw Ghostbusters as an adult in 1984, and I don’t recall it being marketed as a kid’s movie. It wasn’t, but the internet generation just happens to of an age to recall it from their childhoods. Today, a PG rating might designate a movie aimed at kids, but thirty years ago, it meant parental guidance suggested, which was the proper rating as ratings were understood back then. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Snowman(s)

(via reddit

Famous People in Their Early TV Ads


The Ultimate "Before They Were Famous... by worldwideinterweb

When young actors try to break into the business, they take any and all jobs, trying to both build their resumes and pay the rent. Waiting tables will only get you so far. Then, after they make it in the business, we can dog out old videos of their younger days and marvel at how young they look. We can also contemplate how many advertising dollars are spent on breakfast cereals and fast food. The biggest takeaway I had about this celebrity compilation is that I must be getting really old, because I don’t know who half these stars are. (via Uproxx)

Favorites

How To Harvest Cherries



Picking cherries by hand is way too labor-intensive for commercial orchardists. The get the most cherries in the least time, you need specialized equipment, but strangely the one piece of heavy equipment not involved is a cherry-picker! Instead, you’ll need a specialized roll of tarp to catch the cherries, and conveyor belt to gather them, and the world’s largest vibrator, the Vibro6 EH. Now that’s one huge vibrator! Shake the tree, gather the cherries, and move on. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Miss Cellania's Links

Bananas: An A-Peel-ing History.

The Tax Foundation crunched the numbers and made a map, comparing how far $100 will go in purchasing power in each state compared with the national average. Another map shows metropolitan areas compared to their surrounding areas. (via mental_floss)

An in-depth profile of erstwhile Saturday Night Live writer Michael O'Donoghue.

New Orleans Nine Years After Katrina. (via Metafilter)

Exploding Toads: The Storied Remains.

A post at Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds contrasts the process of sending kids to school in the 1970s when the author was a kid with the process today. (via Boing Boing)

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? (via reddit)

Adam Savage has an ingenious way to explain the dangers of porn on the internet to his sons. (via Metafilter

Arby’s made a poster to show all the different kinds of meats they puts on a sandwich. The poster inspired customers to ask if they could have “that” sandwich.

Ice Cream or Not Ice Cream? How to define the real thing.

Minions

(via reddit)

How to Kill a Dementor



The Brotherhood Workshop brings us a Harry Potter LEGO short, with an awesome way to destroy a dementor.
Dementors feed on the happiness of others. So what happens when they find a creature with limitless happiness?
Who could that be? Watch and find out! (via Laughing Squid)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How Sad

Purple Marker

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Cockatoo Does the Dogs a Favor



“Hey, boys! Wanna Milk-Bone? I gotcha Milk-Bones right here! Have one! Have another! Just remember what your old friend Spike did for you some day when I need a hand. Ya never know when I might need a big dog to defend me!”

These Great Danes have a friend in a high place- Spike, the Umbrella Cockatoo, who is glad to hand out the treats they thought they’d have to earn. (via Arbroath)

iPhone

Monday, August 25, 2014

Threat

John Oliver on the Wage Gap



John Oliver looks at the silly arguments made about whether women are paid as well as men. Maybe we can fix it, but first we’ll have to agree whether or not there is a problem. All we have to do is remain single, never have children, and stay under 44 years old.


British Parenting

(via reddit

Feeding Koi with a Baby Bottle



Koi Acres is serious about growing big fish. They can reach twenty to thirty pounds! To feed such a big (and valuable) fish, a baby bottle will do just fine. (via Neatorama)


Single

Babies Discovering Mirrors



In this compilation of babies seeing themselves in mirrors for the first time, we see that they catch on fairly quickly that it’s a reflection of themselves. After all, most of them recognize their mothers in the mirror. This new discovery soon gives way to the particularly human joy of admiring ourselves. (via Tastefully Offensive)


Miss Cellania's Links

17 Facts About The Harlem Globetrotters.

He Caught All 719 Pokémon.

If Pop Culture Started Treating Men the Way It Treats Women. (via Metafilter)

Famous Fonts You Can Download. (via mental_floss)

On Cans. Canned food, that is.

In a new ad campaign from Pizza Hut Japan, we see very short vignettes about cats running a pizza parlor.

If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality?.

200 Years Ago: The Burning of Washington, D.C.

No, You Cannot Leave Great Salt Lake. (via Marilyn Terrell)

A story about a woman who bought a restaurant in Ferguson, Missouri, the day before Michael Brown was killed inspired a movement to shop and eat in Ferguson. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stop Playing Games

Obsolete



Rod Serling delivers the closing lines from The Twilight Zone episode “Obsolete Man.” Ant remarks on tyranny are spot on. You can see the entire episode here. (via Boing Boing

Do Not Enter

(via reddit

The Portuguese Man-of-War Up Close



The Portuguese man-of-war is not a jellyfish, but is related to them. They are quite amazing, both in form and function. It is made up of a colony of genetically-identical creatures that take different forms to make up the “organs” of the colony. Photographer Aaron Ansarov has been photographing Portugese man-of-wars for two years to capture their ethereal beauty. You can read more about the animals and see more of Ansarov's pictures at National Geographic. (via Nag on the Lake)

Every House Episode Ever

(via Uproxx

Tiny Hamster in a Tiny Mansion



The tiny hamster is back! See the hamster start his tiny day in his tiny mansion. He gets out of his tiny bed, eats his tiny breakfast, takes a tiny bath, eats a great big strawberry, and drives off in his tiny little car. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Woodgrain

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Slow News Day

Kitten and Lampshade



This kitten has found the perfect toy- a crocheted lampshade cover! The kitten is funny enough, but Grandma can’t stop giggling in the background. She was probably the one who made that cover, and now she reaps the rewards. (via Arbroath)

Peanut Sale

The Princess Bride as a Horror Trailer



The Princess Bride as a horror film? Inconceivable! We all know how easy it is to make a comedy into a horror film with the proper music and sound effects. This one goes a little leftward by making the good guy into the bad guy. Still, those of us who love The Princess Bride cannot help but laugh at the memory of these very scenes. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Vulcan Rat

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Making Work Easier

School, of English

(via reddit)

Border Collie Puppy Herds Sheep



A nine-week-old border collie in Ireland discovers he has power over a small flock of sheep. The sheep, no doubt, are used to being herded by dogs, but are still a bit confused as to what this inexperienced pup really wants at certain times. The puppy shows a great aptitude for his job! This was recoded at GNM Border Collies. (via Arbroath)

Peeing

Little Boy is Thankful for Prank Gift



A little boy opens a birthday gift and finds that it’s a wooden chopping board. Amazingly, he remarks that it is nice and he’ll use it. And he thanks his parents. Aww!

Then he gets another gift, in a shoebox. His mom mentions that he won’t have to glue his sneakers anymore… which leads us to believe that the family is far from wealthy. The boy thinks he is getting new sneakers and is happy about it -until he sees what’s really in the box. That’s when we who are watching go all verklempt. He’s a good boy. A part of the YouTube description is translated as “"Humility is synonymous with greatness.”

You can see a direct translation of the conversation from a YouTube commenter if you like. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

John Muir Took the Scenic Route.

The right to freedom of speech, the press, and assembly aren’t the only Constitutional violations in Ferguson, Missouri. There’s also the protections of the 4th and 14th Amendments.

Bill Cosby's Untold Story: Agony, Ambition and a Son's Tragic Murder.

What Those with Chronic Pain or Illness DON’T Want to Hear.

When Money Doesn’t Matter: Up Close & Personal With The Son of a Chinese Billionaire.

WNYC Radio produced a series of videos called Bodega Cats in Their Own Words, each featuring one store. The voices are provided by the store owners, who know their cats better than anyone. (via Laughing Squid)

When Postcards Made Every Town Seem Glamorous.

“Although they were notorious for appearing naked in marketplaces, interrupting sermons, and calling for the overthrow of the church, the Quakers were extraordinarily disciplined about running riot.”

What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?

Living Dangerously

(via Fark)

Baby Got Class



It’s time for kids togo back to school, and the Holderness Family made a little song about it, to the tune of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Back to school is a hassle, but after a couple of months of dealing with bored and ever-hungry kids, it’s worth the effort. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Combination Business

The One On The Right Is On The Left



From sometime in the early ‘70s, Johnny Cash sings about the effect politics can have on a band. It’s not pretty, but it is funny!

The Power of Makeup

(via reddit)

Kids Reenact Emmy-Nominated TV Shows



The Emmys will be presented this coming Monday night. The nominees for Outstanding Drama series are all shows that children should not watch: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, True Detective, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey. That’s why they had to memorize lines to re-enact representative scenes from those shows in this parody video from Mom.me. The kids did a wonderful job, but the incongruity of the young actors in those familiar adult roles is just too funny! (via Viral Viral Videos)

Found Cat

26 Amusing Facts About Amusement Parks



In this week’s mental_floss video, John Green returns to give is a barrage of interesting facts about amusement parks, and thrill rides in particular. But there are amusement parks with no thrill rides at all, like the “sex park” in London. Others need a little explanation, so now I know what “hundepruten” means. 

Miss Cellania's Links

 Help!: The Beatles' Second Movie.

There is a huge difference between how parents prepare black sons and white sons for the event of dealing with police.

Dog Philosophy. http://threepanelsoul.com/2014/08/19/dog-philosophy/

Blood, Fingers, and Genes of Fabulous Financial Traders.

Archaeologist Donna Yates bought one of the first Lego Research Institute sets as soon as they went on sale. She recreates scenes from her own life in archaeology and academia and posts them to her new Twitter account, Lego Academics. (via Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader)

Fark Wants to Ban Misogyny. Is That Even Possible?

I’m a straight woman married to a woman. It hasn’t been easy.

31 Truths About Raising Kids That You Won’t Find In A Parenting Book.

I’ve been seeing this cat’s picture all over the internet, and I just love that snaggletoothed expression! Griffen Von Porkchop has his own Instagram where you can see plenty of pictures, including kitten pics. (via reddit)

Owl Wash

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The Luckiest Biker in Belarus



A dash cam in Mogilev, Belarus, caught footage of a motorcyclist crashing into the back end of a moving car. The biker manages to land on his feet, though. I would say “don’t blink or you’ll miss it,” but it’s a video. Not only can you back it up, but they will show it again in slow motion. If this stunt were put into a movie, people would just laugh at how unbelievable it is. There is a translation of the in-car conversation at reddit, but it’s mostly profanity. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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)

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