Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Beverage Glasses

Happy New Year



Rhe DeVille first did this song for New Year’s Eve in 2009, and it’s still my favorite song for the holiday. I hope your new year is joyful.

Good Advice

(via Buzzfeed)

Year-end Lists 2014: Miscellaneous

2014 in One Minute

Animation Domination High-Def distills the year into a minute of bright images.

22 Feminist Moments From 2014 That Restored Your Faith In Humanity.

The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014.

15 Crazy World Records Set In 2014.

Best Food And Farm Stories Of 2014.

The Year in Bigfoot.

The 2014 Mug Shots Of The Year.  Further explanation for some of the more baffling pictures here.

37 Pop Culture Things You Already Forgot Happened In 2014.

The Best Cosplay Of 2014.

Top 10 Powerful Ads.

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

The Pew Research Center’s 14 striking findings from 2014

The Year in Farm Crime.

33 Of The Biggest Photoshop Disasters Of 2014.


There Are Way Too Many ‘Best Of 2014′ Lists.

The Best News Bloopers of 2014

Contains NSFW content, even though all of this was on TV.

See all the 2014 year-end lists.

Russians in the Snow



How do you walk down the road when you can’t see where the road is? There’s a sign, but it’s almost buried, too! Vladivostok was buried under several feet of snow a couple of weeks ago. The mayor’s office sent out “158 units harvesting machinery,” which I imagine means snow-removal vehicles. They didn’t cancel school, but gave parents the option to keep children at home. Some places just learn to deal with lots of snow, which is apparent from the videographer’s jolly mood. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

The Countdown is On

Hope you have a wonderful New Year celebration tonight!

Duet


Henri: Reigning Cat, and Dog



Henri the Existential Cat lives a life filled with meaninglessness and ennui. What could possibly cheer him up? Maybe a new companion? Let’s see what happens when Henri’s family gets a dog. As you’d guess, Henri feels total disdain for the “sack of drool,” but he eventually finds that the situation is not altogether as dreary as he first thought. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Ig® Nobel Limericks: Viagra, Rats, Flame.

Spongebob in Flames: The New Year's Eve Effigy Burning in Ecuador.

On Nerd Entitlement. (via Metafilter)

Here’s a disturbing story about a group of housemates, in which one was doing research with some nasty parasites. It was a case of “the rare coincidence of a parasitologist with a homicidal grudge.” 

The Panic Over Mammoth, Arizona.

The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world. In 1984, they had never seen an automobile or running water. (via Nag on the Lake)

The most unpopular company in America is…

10 Strange Examples Of Celebrity Product Endorsement.

4 Depressing Epilogues to Popular Reality Shows.

Introducing KIMDb, Kim Jong-un's Movie Page!!

Staying Up for the New Year

(via Fark)

Year-end Lists 2014: Best of Blogs and Websites

Wikipedia 2014


Neatorama’s Top 20 of 2014.

Longreads Best of 2014: Our 10 Most Popular Exclusives of the Year.

Lifehacker’s Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014.

HuffPost Books' Most Viral Stories Of 2014.

23 Of Buzzfeed’s Favorite Feature Stories.

Best of iTunes 2014.

The Year in Digg.

Atlas Obscura's 20 Most Incredible New Places of 2014.

Smithsonian’s Top Stories of 2014.

The Best of Dark Roasted Blend.

The Top 25 Cracked Articles of 2014.

The 30 Best Dorkly Comics of 2014.

From Hero Cats To Dudes Pooping Wrong: UPROXX’s Most Viral Stories Of 2014.

The 10 Most-Viewed Pleated-Jeans Posts of 2014.

Flavorwire Staffers’ All-Around Best Cultural Experiences of 2014.

The most-read Nature news stories of 2014.

These Are the Most "Liked" Instagram Photos of 2014.

The Year in Kotaku East.

The Ugly Goatlings of 2014 (or, Stories You Should Have Read at Modern Farmer).

Carl Zimmer’s best science stories of the year from all over.

Top 5 National Geographic Videos of 2014.

Serious Eats’ 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014.

The 20 Most Popular BroBible Posts Of 2014.

Lifehacker’s Most Popular DIY Posts Of 2014.

Messy Nessy Chic's Top 14 Posts of 2014.

The 10 Most Popular Slate Stories in 2014.

Zapatou’s Best of the Web 7

Zapatou (Luc Bergeron) is back with a compilation of the crazy, scary, and amazing things that people (and animals) do, culled from 233 viral videos of 2014. It’s not only the action that amazing, it’s also the new way we get to see them, as this collection is heavy on POV cameras and mounted cameras, so we are extremely close to the action and can put our feet in someone else’s shoes. Zapatou has a list of the source videos here.

See all the 2014 year-end lists.

Epic Movie Explosions



Screen Junkies rings in the New Year in the traditional manner- with a countdown followed by epic explosions! Their latest supercut includes three dozen films featuring some of the biggest pyrotechnics in cinema history. No doubt you’ll recognize and remember a lot of them, but if you don’t, there’s a list at the YouTube page. We ultimately find that this is a New Year holiday greeting. A good one!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fiddle

Kid Gets His Head Stuck in a Gate



The child’s head is stuck between two iron bars in the gate. It won’t fit back through, so you have to wonder how he got it in there in the first place! But mainly, we wonder how they are going to get the little boy out. Think about whatever suggestions you may have as you watch and see how they eventually freed him. (via Boing Boing)

Art for the Men's Room

(via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2014: People

CNN Heroes of the Year

Voting is no longer open; the CNN hero of the year is Pen Farthing, who you can read about here. Read more about the top ten heroes.

The 24 Most Impressive People Of 2014.

The 100 Most Influential People in the World.

19 Kids Who Restored Your Faith In Humanity In 2014.

10 of the nicest people of 2014.

The 10 Most Popular Celebrities On Twitter In 2014.

The Unluckiest People of the Year 2014.

Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014.

The Most Badass, Inspiring Celebrity Quotes About Feminism In 2014.

The 10 Sexiest Guys of 2014.

The 10 Sexiest Female Celebrities of 2014.

The Top 10 Newlyweds of 2014!

17 Couples Who Made You Hate Being Single In 2014.

The 10 Most Shocking Breakups of 2014.

Those We Lost in 2014

Read more about them here.


See all the 2014 year-end lists.


I’m Telling On You



C.J. Huffman came home from work and found this his roommate’s dog, Lilo, had chewed up her new bed. He didn’t yell or make a big deal, just had a serious talk with her about it. When he threatened to tell on her, Lilo figured it was time for some serious begging, affection, and flattery. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Sad Story

The Hits of 2014, Played with Household Items



The music is nothing but sounds sampled from everyday items, plus many layers of Andrew Huang’s singing voice. The result is a medley of six hit songs of 2014, which you’ve heard many times, but not like this. The Canadian musician was staying with a friend in the Netherlands while he recorded it. There is a list of the songs and the sounds used to make them at the YouTube page. (via Viral Viral Videos)  

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8 Things You May Not Know About Batman, the Comic Book.

“You Are Welcome Here”: Small Stickers Make a Big Difference for LGBTQ Scientists.

Greed: The Lost Masterpiece. The story also includes the film itself, or what’s left of it.

Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson explains why the cops haven’t been arresting protesters in that city. “It is only when we go outside that comfort zone, and subject ourselves to the discomfort of considering thoughts we don't agree with, that we can make an informed judgment on any matter.”  

Cancer and cannabis: How I learned to stop worrying and love medical marijuana.

8 Crazy Foreign Versions of American TV Shows.   

32 People Who Clearly Should Have Paid More Attention In School.

The Rise and Fall of the American Kiddie Ride. (via Metafilter)

The 8 Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes. (via the Presurfer)

His mom felt compelled to cover the screen with a towel when bare breasts were shown. Then Mom became a meme about parental censorship.

Carrot

(via Fark)

Year-end Lists 2014: Internet

YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014

YouTube stars got together, like they did last year, to mashup the music and memes of 2014. The music is pretty good, but it’s a couple minutes into the video before we see any recognizable memes- and then they are overwhelmed by TV stars. Maybe 2014 on the internet won’t be as memorable as some other years. Or maybe we’re all just a little too jaded. A list of all the folks who contributed can be found at the YouTube page.

Internet Trends of 2014: A Look Back.

Jukin Video's Top 100 Viral Videos of 2014.

The 50 Most Shared Facebook Posts Of 2014.

The Year of Outrage.

The 14 Most Indisputable Fan Theories Of 2014.

10 Times Social Media Made the World Better in 2014.


Facebook's 2014 Year In Review


17 people who really overdid it for the vine in 2014.

The 13 most viral hoaxes of 2014. The outrageous ones never passed the smell test.

35 Viral News Stories From 2014 That Were Actually Totally Untrue.

These Are the Most "Liked" Instagram Photos of 2014.

Google’s Year in Search 2014

Google’s stories about the top searches are here.

See all the 2014 year-end lists.

The Hobbit Song: I Will Show You



Glover produced “The Hobbit Song” by remixing sounds, effects, and dialogue samples from The Hobbit trilogy using Logic Pro X. The accompanying video is a visual feast from the three films. May prove to be an earworm. (via Geeks Are Sexy

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dog Coffee

The History Channel

(via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2014: Photographs

Whitney Curtis/The New York Times

2014 The Year in Pictures. From the New York Times.

Reuters Best photos of the year 2014. 

The Guardian’s Best photographs of 2014.

74 Of The Most Amazing News Photos Of 2014.

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014.

2014: The Year in Photos from The Atlantic, part one, part two, and part three.

The Most Surprising Photos of 2014.

56 Bizarre Things That Happened In 2014.

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2014.

The 52 Strangest Photos Of 2014.

National Geographic’s best travel photographs of 2014.
 

Look at me! Selfies of the year.

See all the 2014 year-end lists.

The Chemistry of Champagne



Ah, champagne -the soda pop of wine. But it’s not just carbonated wine, because we could do that with a Soda Stream (not recommended). There are 600 different chemical compounds that make champagne what it is. This video from Reactions, the video channel of the American Chemical Society, explains how champagne gets its bubbles. Understanding the science may enhance your New year toast! (Thanks, Elaine!)


Trail Mix

Those Crazy Europeans

Flying Coach



If they made a movie about flying coach, it would surely be a horror film. And here’s the trailer. It’s not quite accurate, as I haven’t seen food of any kind (outside of peanuts) offered on a domestic flight in decades, at any price. And I don’t even want to peek behind the curtain, because seeing first class is depressing when you’re flying coach. You keep telling yourself that it’s only a couple of hours to save days of driving, but by the time you get through ticketing and security and multiple terminals and delays and airport food, that road trip looks pretty good. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Squish

(via Fark)

Year-end Lists 2014: News

2014: The World Around Us


The Biggest News Stories of 2014.

The Year in Garbage. https://medium.com/the-nib/2014-the-year-in-garbage-626ca0d58c6
Dave Barry's Year in Review 2014.

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014. By Bill Gates.

The year in media errors and corrections 2014.


Miss Cellania’s Top 20 Weird News Stories of 2014. The offbeat and quirky items gathered from the files at mental_floss.

The Best Longform Articles of 2014.

The 5 biggest business stories of 2014.



Top 10 Biggest Political Stories of 2014.

Politwoops 2014: the top deleted tweets from politicians.

Debunking the worst political lies of 2014.

2014 Was Another Exceptionally Deadly Year For Reporters

The worst journalism of 2014.

2014, You Are History!

It’s been quite an eventful year. As depressing as the big news of the past year was, there were some funny moments, too. JibJab’s Year in Review skewers all of it.

See all the 2014 year-end lists. 

John Oliver on New Year’s Eve



If you were under the impression that New Year’s Eve was supposed to be a great time, John Oliver wants to set you straight. New Year’s Eve festivities are horrible and you should avoid them at any cost. He’s even got some tips on exactly how to do that. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Employees Only

(via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2014: Animals

Top 10 Cutest Animals in Science 2014


The 10 Most Influential Animals Of 2014.

The 11 Most Influential Animals of 2014.

37 Cats Who Won 2014.

Cats of the Year: Our favourite felines who made headlines in 2014.

Best cats of 2014 (72 Photos).

The unbelievable and heartwarming stories behind 2014's most newsworthy dogs. 

Good Things of 2014, a Complete List. Each name is a link.  

The Celebrity Cats and Dogs of 2014.

19 Cutest Celebrity Pets of 2014.

The 32 Best Animal Vines Of 2014.

The 10 best viral Internet animal moments in 2014.

23 Of The Greatest Animal Hugs From 2014.

20 Times People Did Amazing Things for Animals in 2014.

See all the 2014 year-end lists. 


Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle



Making the song scientifically correct doesn’t take away its charm, not one bit. Why not learn a bit about the cosmos as you're singing? The song is from the children’s book Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle, written by Henry Reich of Minute Physics and Zach Weinersmith of SMBC Comics with illustrations by Chris Jones. It’s sung by Henry Reich. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Weights

Latte Motion



Here’s a stop-motion animation created with over 1,000 cups of latte! The creamy cup tops are the medium for single pictures that are compiled to tell a short story -only about 90 seconds, then there’s a half-minute on how it was done. This is part of a Japanese advertising campaign. (via the Presurfer)

Carrot Nose

(via Fark)

Year-end Lists 2014: Games and Tech

2014 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes

From Devour.

Top 10 Video Games of 2014.

20 Games You Shouldn’t Miss In 2014.

Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year.

The Best Surprises of 2014.

The Biggest Disappointments of 2014.

Top 5 design debates I ignored in 2014.

The Best Video Game Music of 2014. 

The Highs And Lows Of Geek Culture 2014.

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014.

2014 was the year sex went high-tech.

Top 10 Gadgets of 2014.

Top 10 Toys of 2014.

33 Insanely Clever Products That Came Out In 2014. Not all are available -many are in the concept or financing stage.

See all the 2014 year-end lists. 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ribfest

Metástasis Finale



Metástasis, the Univision version of Breaking Bad, ran the entire series in just a few months because they had episodes on every night. Here is the final sequence, which is exactly like the U.S. version, so it contains spoilers. If you’ve already seen the end of Breaking Bad, you won’t mind the lack of subtitles. -via Dorkly

Congress

Wouldn't it make voting easier if we could actually see their sponsors? (via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2014: TV



The Top 10 TV Shows Of 2014.

The best TV shows we watched in 2014.

UPROXX’s 10 Best TV Shows Of 2014.

UPROXX’s Favorite TV Episodes Of 2014.

The A.V. Club’s best TV shows of 2014 part 1 and part 2.

The Best of Pitchfork TV.

The worst TV of 2014.

29 Hottest TV Sex Scenes Of 2014, Ranked. NSFW.

The 25 Best TV Characters of 2014.

The 15 Best TV Quotes of 2014 That You Need To Remember Forever.

Ranking Television’s 10 Biggest ‘Oh My God!’ Moments In 2014.

The Worst TV Moments of 2014 That You’ve Already Forgotten.

The best TV shows of 2014: British Edition.

The 27 Most Badass Women On TV In 2014.


In Memoriam: All the Big TV Deaths of 2014.

CONAN Season 4 Supercut



See all the 2014 year-end lists.

Now, THAT’s a Christmas Gift!



This weekend we get to see what people got for Christmas gifts. Some are hysterical, some are funny, and some are downright tragic. But the best gift I’ve seen so far is the one Joey Trombone got for his parents. You can see their reactions in this video, but to find out what he got them, you’ll have to see the picture of the envelope contents at his Facebook page. (via 22 Words)

Health Plan

A Most Interesting Fireworks Show



This is not a fireworks display gone wrong; in fact it is perfect. But it is also not what an American would expect when they see the term “fireworks display.” I really don’t want to describe it any further, so just watch. It’s not long. The launch was at the Thailand Rocket Festival. (via Metafilter)

Best Friends

(via Fark)

Year-end Lists 2014: Music

Pop Danthology 2014

Daniel Kim’s annual year-end mashup is here! Pop Danthology 2014 blends the top songs of the year into a smooth dance mix. You’ll find an alphabetical listing of the songs used and the lyrics at his website. Whatever you think of the state of pop music, you have to admit it takes an artist to mash it up this well.

Pitchfork’s 100 Best Tracks of 2014.


The top-selling songs and albums at iTunes in 2014.

Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2014.

The A.V. Club’s 20 best albums of 2014.

The 24 best albums you didn't hear this year.

2014 albums of the year: The best of the best-of lists.

The 10 Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014.

The Best Album Covers.

Pitchfork’s 20 Best Music Videos

The 25 Best Song Lyrics of 2014. 

2014: The Year We Reached Peak Ass.

Stereotyping You by Your Favorite Album of 2014.

United State of Pop 2014 (Do What You Wanna Do)

DJ Earworm has delivered his annual mashup of the past year’s biggest pop hits, skillfully blended into one memorable song. Yes, some of your favorites might be missing, because this is based on the top 25 songs according to Billboard's weekly Hot 100 charts. The songs are listed at the YouTube page.

See all the 2014 year-end lists. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Important!

There's a story here, I believe. (via Bad Newspaper)

Weight Limiit

(via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2014: Books

NYT Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2014


The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2014.

NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014’s Great Reads.

HuffPo’s Best Books of 2014.

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014.

Best Fiction Books of 2014.

The Best Novels of 2014.

2014 Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Nonfiction.

The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014.

Brainpicking’s Best Children’s Books of 2014.

The New York Times’ Notable Children’s Books of 2014.

The 28 Best Books By Women In 2014.

The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014.

The 25 Best Comics of 2014.

The best graphic novels of 2014.

The Best Comics Commentary of 2014.

The Top 10 Only Books I Read This Year.

2014: A good year for book lovers.

See all the 2014 year-end lists. 






Uncle Dave's Gifts

Redditor Joshyboy401’s Uncle Dave bought everyone the same thing for Christmas. They had a good laugh, but didn’t really care for his gifts much.

Year-end Lists 2014: Science

Science's Breakthrough of the Year 2014!

The top story of the year, after we see the nine runners-up.

2014: The year in Science.

Top 10 Science Stories of 2014.

Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014.

Top 10 New Species.

The 10 Coolest Dinosaur Discoveries of 2014.

The Best Science Books of 2014.

Ten People Who Mattered in Science in 2014.

11 Of The Sexiest Science Stories Of 2014.

Our 10 Favorite Scientific Study Titles of 2014.

The Most Amazing Science Images Of 2014.

2014's Not Top Ten: The Biggest Junk Science.

Test your knowledge of the year in science with Nature’s 2014 quiz.

Longreads best science stories of 2014.

The highs and lows in science for 2014


See all the 2014 year-end lists.

Disappointment

(via Fark)

An Honest Trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)



Screen Junkies goes after a fairly recent movie, so you might want to avoid spoilers in this one. Maybe. There’s been a lot of criticism of the TMNT reboot, but I’m sure this will take it to the limit. (via Uproxx)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Shuffle

Year-end Lists 2014: Sports

The Best Of Sochi 2014 Olympics


The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014.

NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year.

However, They Missed a Few, Including #22 Lauren Hill.

The 114 Best Sports Moments of 2014.

Sports Illustrated's 25 most popular stories of 2014.

Top 10 sports plays that made us stop and stare in 2014.

What a shot! 75 amazing sports moments from 2014.

Top 10 NFL Stories of 2014.

Andi And Alex's Best Of 2014 Awards (for soccer).

World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil.

SI's 10 favorite things in baseball from this year.

My Favorite Gifts in Professional Wrestling: Looking Back on 2014.

The Year In eSports.

People We Lost in Sports 2014


See all the 2014 year-end lists.

Five Minutes

(via reddit)

Rudolph and Friends Frolic in the Forest



Yeah, Rudolph had a little problem with bullying when he was young, buy when he became Santa’s favorite, all that changed. I’m glad Rudolph was able to forgive and become a leader as well as a playmate. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Year-end Lists 2014: Movies

Best Cinemaphotography of 2014

From Jacob T. Swinney.

The Best Movies of 2014, according to the New Yorker.

Best of Rotten Tomatoes: Top 100 Movies of 2014.

The Atlantic’s Best Movies of 2014.

UPROXX’s Favorite Movies Of 2014.

2014: A Year in Movies

If you don’t know them all, there’s a version with all the movies’ titles here.

Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best/5 Worst Movies of 2014.

The Dissolve: The worst films of 2014.

FilmDrunk: The Worst Movies Of 2014.

The A.V. Club: The 20 worst films of 2014.

The Year the Blockbuster Was Busted.

The 10 Best International Films of 2014.

The 12 Most Successful Original Films Of 2014.

10 Great, Underrated Movies From 2014.

10 Incredible, Underrated Film Performances From 2014.

Best Trailers of 2014.

The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2014.

From American dreamers to strangers in strange lands: The best film characters of 2014.

2014 Best Movie Trailer Mashup

The Sleepy Skunk has mashed up the best 197 movie trailers of 2014. You’ll find a list of them at his blog. (via Neatorama)

See all the 2014 year-end lists

Christmas Tree Costume

Christmas Rebus

Redditor uscmissinglink was walking through Christmas Card Lane in San Diego and saw this display. He said he never would have understood it if they didn’t have a 7-year-old with them. It probably would have taken me a few minutes, but I peeked at the comments. If you need to get a closer look, you can enlarge the picture at imgur.

Dogs Opening Christmas Presents Compilation



Dogs are happy doing almost anything, but when there’s a gift at the end, they are totally joyful. And they show more gratitude than cats! (via The Daily Dot)

Miss Cellaina's Links

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa ..Or Maybe There Isn’t.

The First Supper. There was no feasting on figgy pudding in Bethlehem.

Ten Oddball Movies Starring Santa Claus.

100 Years Ago Today: The Christmas Truce of 1914. The letters those soldiers wrote home tell the story.

Amazing Princess Bride Theory Dreamed Up By A Child Just BLEW OUR MINDS.

Artist James Chapman Illustrates International Names for Santa, Ways to Say ‘Merry Christmas’, and the Sound of Bells.

The First Annual Breaking Cat News Christmas Special. Use the forward arrow to advance to the next chapter. (via Metafilter)

How Cats Do Christmas. Merry Christmas, everyone!


A Happy Christmas Morning

Holiday Feast



Thirteen dogs and one cat nom down on turkey and fixin’s at the holiday table. Some of the dogs are available for adoption from the Humane Society. Aren’t they adorable? (via Neatorama)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Drumstinks

Mickey's Christmas Carol



The Disney 1983 short film is here! Mickey plays Bob Cratchit to Scrooge McDuck's Ebenezer Scrooge in the animated anthropomorphic version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  

Milk and Cookies

Setting the Trap

From Pusheen.

Her Water Broke



Globetrotting filmmaker Casey Neistat lives a well-documented life. We got to know him pretty well when he took his son to Machu Picchu. We met his wife Candace in a film he made about her. And now we see that Casey was in California when Candace went into labor in Texas. Can he get there in time for the birth? We know he can boogie from Paris to New York in record time, so I think you know the answer to that. Congratulations on the birth of the beautiful new baby! (via Viral Viral Videos)

Reindeer Alternative

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" (via Weird Vintage)

Consequences

It's not nice to threaten Santa. (via Buzzfeed)

Santa Dog Rides a Roomba



When he’s not Santa Dog, his name is Five the Boston Terrier. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

Chonosuke Okamura, Visionary. Or more likely, the most eccentric paleontologist Japan ever produced.

Orangutans are “Persons” in Argentina. A court case involving Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan in Argentina may have ramifications for other apes, or even other non-primates. (via Metafilter)

The Drunkest Days in America.

The Teletubbies Sun Baby Revealed. (via reddit)

See the Exciting Life of Santa Claus, AKA the Most Interesting Man in the World. We have photo evidence that the Man in Red has no fear.

27 Holiday Desserts That Are Full Of Booze. Make one, and you’ll be asked to bring the dessert every year from now on.

10 Surprising Literary Facts for Christmas. Throw one of these interesting gems into the conversation when your family gathering starts to get politically tense.

Wild Elephant Seal Pup Crawls Onto Woman's Lap For A Nap. Best day ever!

'Tis the season for archaic English. Take a little grammar lesson on those dear old Christmas carols.

Where Candy Canes Come From. They evolved gradually, just like most of our holiday traditions.

Grinch Cat

(via Fark)

A Pack of Gifts Now



Rudolph is sent on a mission to terminate Santa Claus in this Mad TV parody of Apocalypse Now. Read the story behind the sketch at Dangerous Minds. (via Metafilter)


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Yum!

A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges



Ebenezer Scrooge has many faces. The story in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has been told in so many movies, TV shows, cartoons, and other platforms that you’ll never be able to watch them all. But you can get a taste of many of them in this supercut. (via the A.V. Club)

You May

Award

(via Fark)

How Robin Williams Helped a Co-star Ask a Girl to Prom



Skyler Gisondo made a video to ask Hillary to accompany him to the prom last spring. At the time, Gisondo was working on a movie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. So he got his coworkers Ben Stiller and Robin Williams to help him out. The story behind the video is at The Hollywood Reporter.
"All morning, Robin was pitching more ideas," Gisondo tells The Hollywood Reporter. He was saying 'Can I say this? Would it be appropriate to say this?' You're Robin Williams. You can say whatever you want!"
No confetti or dancing girls, but there is a monkey -and lots of star power. Hillary said yes, and a good time was had by all. (via Buzzfeed)

Miss Cellania's Links

20 Facts You Might Not Know about Patton, Both the Man and the Movie. The differences seem to be pretty random in relation to the story.

The night Santa went crazy: 18 killer Santas from TV and film. Do not watch any of them unless you’re sure your childhood is completely over.

19 Chilling Photos From The Coldest Place On Earth. Yakutsk is where workers leave their cars running all day long; Oymyakon is even colder.

The 10 Most Terrifying Vehicle Manufacturing Defects. Yes, people died because of them.

The Posters that Warned against the Horrors of a World with Women’s Rights. It’s amazing how little has changed in 100 years. 

The Mundane and the Weird:  British News Headlines. (via b3ta)

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus. (via Digg)

The problem with trying the Slender Man stabbers as adults.

Watch SNL Spoof Love Actually in an Unaired Sketch. An entire forest was sacrificed for the poster paper they used.

9 Legendary Monsters of Christmas. These are in addition to the killer Santas in the first link.

Basement Cat's Christmas

(via Fark)

Dads Dancing to “Uptown Funk”



Some dads are excellent dancers; others, not so much. Either type can embarrass their kids by dancing, but you know what? None of that matters as long as he’s having a good time! In this video, dancing dads of all kinds get down to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, edited skillfully by Robert Jones and Christian baker. The individual videos these clips came from are listed at the YouTube page. You probably remember quite a few of them posted here. (Thanks, Robert!)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Substitute

Believe me, we've all been there, done that. (via Bad Newspaper)

Peace On Earth



From 1939, Peace on Earth is a Hugh Harman cartoon about a post-apocalyptic world in which humans are gone, but animals celebrate Christmas. From Wikipedia:
Two young squirrels ask their grandfather (Voiced by Mel Blanc-uncredited) on Christmas Eve who the "men" are in the lyric "Peace on Earth, good will to men." The grandfather squirrel then tells them a history of the human race, focusing on the never-ending wars men waged. Ultimately the wars do end, with the deaths of the last men on Earth, two soldiers shooting each other. Afterwards, the surviving animals discover a copy of an implied Bible in the ruins of a church. Inspired by the book's teachings, they decide to rebuild a society dedicated to peace and nonviolence (using the helmets of soldiers to construct houses). The cartoon features an original song written to the tune of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
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