Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gas Card

The Human Show



The Muppets get their revenge in this video, in which the Muppets are the puppeteers, and the “puppets” are human corpses. It’s tres creepy, for sure. (via Laughing Squid)

Architectural Humor

(via reddit)

Cow in the House



This is what happens when you take your eyes off a five-year-old for five minutes. Billie Jo Decker found that her daughter Breanna had let her pet calf into the house. The calf seems to enjoy the adventure. Decker didn’t lose her cool, and in fact was pretty amused by the situation. She just grabbed a camera and recorded Breanna’s attempts at explanation. And it eventually leads to an adorable moment of affection between Breanna and her beloved calf. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Suffering

Sleeping in School

LEGO Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens



That didn’t take long. Snooperking saw the teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film and set to work making a LEGO version. It took about twelve hours of work, but he got it uploaded about 4AM just in time to join the family for a holiday weekend visit. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Stretchcat

(via reddit)

Cyriak on Adult Swim



Animator Cyriak Harris made four bumpers for Adult Swim in 2014. Here they are, “presented in order of strangeness.” I think he should do full-length regular features for them, don’t you? (via reddit)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saxophone

This is My Product



Will we ever be able to let go of Breaking Bad? Maybe not, when fans keep giving us treats like this supercut from Matthijs Vlot. Vlot made a rap song out of clips from the TV show that rhymes, holds a proper beat, and does not rely on autotune or other tricks outside of old-fashioned editing. It’s just Walter, Jesse, and the other characters saying the things they said. The result is catnip for fans of the show! (via Warming Glow)

Great Dad

(via reddit)

Red Pandas Climb on Zookeeper



These little red pandas really loves their zookeeper. Either that, or they consider the guy to be just another tree to climb and explore! Or maybe they always like to cause trouble, like when one of them knocks the guy’s hat off. These pandas live at the the Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo, Japan. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Fat Income

Yeah, right. (via Mostly Forbidden Zone)

Manhole

What's he doing this for? Watch and see! (via b3ta)

Butcher

(via Fark)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Confidentiality

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Caught Red-handed

(via reddit)

Holy Smoke!

Go Away

Dancing Firemen



The Achao, Chile, volunteer fire department is always ready to respond to an emergency. But they also dance! In full gear! If you’re in a hurry, you can skip ahead. The dancing starts at about 1:45. The song is "Soy Tu Nene Malo" by Nene Malo. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Miss Cellania's Links

Strange Case Histories. What’s really strange is the guy who wrote this.

The Collegiate Raccoon Coat.

Your Relationship With Your Mom In Your Teens Vs. Your Twenties.

The 25 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of All Time. 

America’s Oldest Political Insult.

The Illogical Fighting Style of James T. Kirk.  

Walmart Again Holds Food Drive for Own Underpaid Workers.

27 Things You Might Not Know About Home Alone.

On Being a Black Male, Six Feet Four Inches Tall, in America in 2014.

Leftovers

(via Fark)

Jimmy Fallon’s Holiday Song Parodies 2014



Jimmy Fallon continued his annual tradition of making the year’s biggest polo songs into holiday song parodies last night on The Tonight Show. Fallon and Rashida Jones put holiday cheer into “All About That Bass,” “Stay With Me,” “Turn Down For What,” “Wiggle,” “Anaconda,” “Bang Bang,” “Let It Go,” and “Fireball.” The modified lyrics are at the YouTube page. (via Warming Glow)

Mary, Did You Know?



Pentatonix, the awesome a cappella group, gives this song the mystery and sadness that it really needs. It’s from their album That’s Christmas to Me.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turkey Carcass

Turkey Trot



This turkey running on a treadmill is not the kind you’re liable to eat. He doesn’t have much breast meat, after all -and it would be hard to catch him! He’s actually a lucky turkey, living the good life at Brown University as a subject in Dr. Thomas Roberts’ studies of animal motion. Read more about the science behind a turkey on a treadmill at Digg.

Black Friday in the USA

As imagined by a Brit. (via reddit)

President Bartlet on the Butterball Hotline



A classic Thanksgiving scene from The West Wing.

Dressing the Turkey

See more Thanksgiving cheesecake pictures at Buzzfeed. Not the kind of cheesecake you serve for dessert.

Oh, the Humanity!



It’s a Thanksgiving tradition. The funniest episode of WKRP in Cincinnati ever.

How to Eat Pumpkin Pie

(via Eddie Deezen)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1935



Go ahead and watch the 2014 edition; this video will be here when you get back. It’s quite short in comparison. (via mental_floss)

Miss Cellania's Links

Tombstone: The Greatest Western Ever.


The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide.

The 17th-Century English Who Settled in the Southern U.S. Had Very Little to be Thankful For.

7 Intriguing Turkey Recipes From the 1800s.
   
The Best TV Characters Who Never Actually Appeared on Screen. (via Neatorama)

How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap. (via Digg)

What it Really Feels Like to Get a Vasectomy.

Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps. (via Metafilter)

The Secret Life of a Crime Scene Cleaner.

Kids Table

(via Fark)

23 Facts About Thanksgiving Foods



You might be busy preparing your turkey and dressing as you watch this, and you might make the best pumpkin pie eve, but if you learn these fascinating facts about Thanksgiving food, you’ll have something more to say besides “Thank you,” when your dinner guests compliment your cooking. John Green uses this week’s mental_floss List Show to share some trivia about turkeys, dressing/stuffing/filling, potatoes, corn, cranberries, and other traditional Thanksgiving dishes. (via mental_floss)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What a Bargain!

Batman vs. Darth Vader



It’s the ultimate showdown of badass fictional characters in black! Never mind the odd crossover of the Disney and DC universes -at least there’s no problem with the style of music for these two. Who will win when the Caped Crusader goes after the Sith Lord with light sabers? Enjoy this Super Power Beat Down video from MachinimaPrime. (via Gamma Squad)


Don't Eat Me!

(via reddit)

Teddy Bear on a Treadmill



Munchkin is an adorable Shih Tzu puppy who has a teddy bear costume. He was a hit at Halloween with his costume, but watch him walk on a treadmill! It honestly looks like we’re being chased by an Ewok. (via Laughing Squid)

Spam and Eggs

Spam in the lunchbox beats Spam in the inbox any day. (via Weird Vintage)

10 Artsy and Attractive Calendars for 2015

A new year is coming, faster than you thought, and the new crop of calendars is ready to keep your 2015 straight! Calendars make great Christmas gifts, due to the timing, and due to the fact that they come in so many different flavors. Here are a few new ones that might make a meaningful gift for someone you know, even if it’s yourself, in a list I posted at mental_floss. Prepare yourself- many of them feature cute animals and/or attractive people showing skin.


Toilet Ninja

Black Friday: Then and Now



When did people start losing their minds over Christmas shopping? Maybe it was a gradual process. Thirty years ago, shopping centers promoted Black Friday as a good day to get your Christmas shopping done, and a lot of folks listened. Here are a couple of news reports from WLOX, on Thanksgiving Day and then on Black Friday in 1983. The money quote: “It  gets a little crowded.” People were happily enduring the crowds, and indeed, at least one shopper just wanted to join the crowds for holiday cheer.

Compare that with what we’ve seen in the past few years, as shopping has become a competition to see who can score of those “limited supply” electronics at half price. Here’s a supercut posted last year.



The money saved on items we really don’t need does not justify the time, hassle, and danger of injury to oneself or others involved in the modern version of Black Friday. There’s still a month left to shop, smaller stores to visit, online sales that involve no hassle at all, and one’s sanity to consider. (via Uproxx)

Miss Cellania's Links

Predatory Glow Worms Found In Peruvian Amazon.

Celery and Olives Dominated Thanksgiving for Nearly 100 Years—Until They Didn’t.  

What Kind Of Woman Won't Report Sexual Assault?
Fun With Guns: The Art of the Arcade Target.  

Here Are A Bunch Of Puppies Dressed Up Like Disney Characters Because You Deserve It. Presented in slow-motion before they managed to fling their wigs off.

Satellite images were stitched together to create a time-lapse video of Mother Earth. Can there ever be another planet so beautiful?

7 of the Finest Apocalyptic Novels. They may be depressing but they make the here and now look relatively nice.

Seth Rogen's Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving. Some parents don’t reveal the whole truth, for their own strange reasons.

Demanding cats go crazy for canned whipped cream. A can of Reddi-Wip would be the perfect Christmas gift for a dairy-craving cat.

18 Library of Congress Photos From Thanksgivings Past. Fashions and customs may change, but we all love our celebrations.

Turkey?

(via Fark)

Jerky Turkey



Tex Avery's Thanksgiving cartoon from 1945.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spongebob HR Department

(via Bad Menu)

“YMCA” by The Bottle Boys



The Copenhagen musical group The Bottle Boys play us a tune we all know and love, and let us in on one of their secrets to making bottle music look so easy -when we all know it’s not. From the YouTube page:
Sometimes people say, that it’s impossible to play that fast on bottles when they see our videos, because they are looking at just one persons head movements. But if you look closer you will see, that we share all the melodies by two persons. So if Philipp plays one part of the lead melody, Kaspar plays the other half, which combined gives you the complete melodic part that you all recognize:-)

We decided to shoot this video in our own studio, since it’s too cold outside here in Denmark and since we wanted it to have a more cosy look, without too much else going on in the frame. In that way you can really focus on what’s being played. We chose to play Y.M.C.A because it has some fast melodic parts and some really cool secondary melody lines.
(via Tastefully Offensive)

Bagging a Turkey

(via reddit)

Fly Haircut

Lonely Fish

McGarrah Jessee's 100th Employee



McGarrah Jessee is an advertising agency in Austin, Texas. They’ve been in business for 18 years, but only recently hired their 100th employee. That employee was Elliot Nordstrom. On his first day at work, he got the royal treatment to celebrate his hiring. I’m sure that made him feel special -or specially embarrassed, but he was a good sport about it. I think he’ll be happy working there. Personally, I think all new hires should get this kind of welcome. Of course, an advertising agency knew this kind of stunt would make a good ad.  (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Pilgrims in America. They were lost, hungry, and sick, but they made a huge mark on their New World home.

18 reasons that songs give thanks. It’s a Thanksgiving playlist of gratitude, with videos

The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs In America. In case you’re wondering whether years invested in medical school will really pay off.

When Buildings Attack: Melted Cars, Ruined Art, and Other Troubles With Solar Convergence. There are ways to avoid the solar death ray, if we’d learn to pay attention.

A Visual Guide to All 37 Villains in the Batman TV Series. 

When My Mom Was an Astronaut. Infinite parallel universes in the mind of an adopted child. (via Metafilter)

Eleven-year-old Sally Horner was abducted by a man who passed himself off as her father. She eventually was immortalized in the novel Lolita.

Research into how dogs think is yielding some amazing results, although a lot of it just confirms what we already thought from behavior observation, but did not know for sure. What’s amazing is how its done: putting a dog in an MRI machine.

The Worst Soccer Mom. She eventually finds out she is not really so alone.

The case of Poon vs. Tang. I am not making this up.

Find the Cat

Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls?



There are 106 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls. The folks from MinuteEarth tell us why, as far as we know, in this video. However, the sex imbalance is more severe than birth statistics indicate, and varies over time and place. They offer reasons for that, too. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Family Jewels

What Happens When You Eat Too Much?



As we prepare for a particularly American holiday centered around the custom of eating ourselves into a coma, we might want to learn more about what’s going on in our bodies. Why do we feel so full after Thanksgiving dinner? Because we ate too much. But that’s just the beginning. Watch this video from the American Chemical Society now, so you’ll have time to forget the unpleasantness of the situation before the turkey hits the table. And remember, when you can’t eat any more, there’s always leftovers for tomorrow! (Thanks, Elaine Seward!)

Bart Does It Again

(via reddit)

Spaghetti Eating Competition



Which dog will eat a plate of spaghetti noodles faster: a golden retriever or a German shepherd? Recall the last competition between these breeds of dogs, in which both considered themselves winners for different reasons. Then you can probably guess which dog will win this one, but you may be surprised at the margin of victory. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Flirting with Disaster

A Thanksgiving Rant from John Oliver



His show, Last Week Tonight, isn’t even airing the rest of the year, but John Oliver had to weigh in with his two cents about that strange American tradition of pardoning a presidential turkey. Just add that to the many weird American traditions that make no sense. (via Uproxx

Sin

Seadevil Anglerfish Caught on Video



We know quite a bit about the anglerfish because it’s so weird that bloggers love to talk about it. But it’s rare to catch footage of one in its natural habitat because they live deep down where there is little sunlight. An ROV from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) recorded this anglerfish at a depth of 600 meters in Monterrey Canyon. Although MBARI recorded anglerfish before, they believe this is first time the species Melanocetus, or the Black Seadevil, has been filmed. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Miss Cellania's Links

Nixon in China: The Opera.

23 Facts About Steel Magnolias.   

6 Movies That Got Banned by Countries for Hilarious Reasons.

Requiem for Rod Serling. The TV genius often used boxing as a metaphor and motif.

24 struggles that only people working from home understand. This captures so much of my life.

Stop Trying to Save the World. A little reality check on big ideas and third-world development.

The 2014 Supreme Cat Show.

The 8 People You Meet in a Screwball Comedy. You can still find examples of these in contemporary films, because they still work.

21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Food Advertisements. You don’t have to eat them; looking at them is bad enough.

Eat Like the Pilgrims. They didn’t have sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie, but that had plenty of lobstah and beer!

Thanksgiving Costume

(via Fark)

Black Friday: The Movie



If they made a movie about Black Friday shopping, of course it would be a horror film. By this point, I’m starting to believe that Black Friday sales are a tradition people only participate in to create news stories and viral videos. Why would anyone want to do this? My Christmas shopping philosophy has evolved over the years -I never buy any Christmas gift because it’s on sale anymore. I’d personally rather buy something that the receiver needs or wants. That’s completely opposite my philosophy for buying groceries. This movie parody trailer is from Nacho Punch. (via Tastefully Offensive)


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Hearing Test

Ace Ventura vs. Daryl Dixon



Ace has no chance against Daryl’s aim in this mashup by What's the Mashup ? (via Tastefully Offensive)

Grandma

(via reddit)

What Your Cat Does When You’re Not Home



My cats don’t have the opportunity to find out what it’s like when no one is home, because there is always somebody home. The thing is, they act like the house is all theirs anyway! (via Buzzfeed)

Snowman

How They Did That Van Drop Scene



This video probably contains spoilers for last week’s episode of The Walking Dead. But you probably don’t care; you’re either not interested or you’ve seen it already. It’s got details on how they did the scene without killing anyone important. It vindicates my objection: the van should have landed on its nose or roof. The way it actually landed in the show didn’t make sense and should have broken a spine or two anyway. 

Looks Suspicious

Contortionist Snake Dance



This dancer channels a snake in a 1954 performance from The Colgate Comedy Hour Christmas Special with Abbott & Costello. (via Boing Boing)

Thanksgiving Greeting Card

(via Fark)

Maple Leafs Fans Sing the U.S. Anthem



We make jokes about Canadians, and Canadians make jokes about Americans, but deep down, we love each other. Kind of like siblings. Tuesday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Nashville Predators. Considering all the snow between here and there, the crowd was overwhelmingly Canadian. The U.S. national anthem was being sung when the microphone pooped out. That’s when the Canadian crowd jumped in the finish the song themselves! It was a lovely moment. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

The Thanksgiving Film Festival

Besides all that wonderful food, Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family, to watch football, or to shop, but some folks are not into any of those things. You can still enjoy the long holiday weekend by curling up with some Thanksgiving movies. Take your pick from a list I posted at mental_floss.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Strange Naked Man

The Man Who Laughs



The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 silent film from German Expressionist director Paul Leni, starring Conrad Veidt in the title role. From Wikipedia:

Taking place in England in the year 1690, The Man Who Laughs features Gwynplaine, the son of an English nobleman who has offended King James II. The monarch sentences Gwynplaine's father to death in an iron maiden, after calling upon a surgeon, Dr. Hardquannone, to disfigure the boy's face into a permanent grin. As a title card states, the King condemned him "to laugh forever at his fool of a father."[3]

This verson has been overdubbed with music from Tim Burton’s Batman. (via Metafilter)

We Can Because We Can

(via Fark)

A Friendly Game of Checkers