Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Supercriminal

Overcoming Obstacles


Tree Kangaroo Fostered by Wallaby Mother



We’ve seen plenty of nursing mammals take in orphans of different species, but it’s a totally different story with marsupials. Kangaroos and wallabies are born very underdeveloped, and stay in their mother’s pouch for months while nursing and growing. At the Adelaide Zoo, a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo died while nursing a joey. Zookeepers transferred the baby to the pouch of a a Yellow-foot rock wallaby, a completely different species. That had never been done before, but the joey, named Makaia, survived and thrived with his surrogate mother. Now he’s an adorable young kangaroo being spoiled and fostered by zoo staff. (via Metafilter

Boneless

(via reddit)

Tiny Hamster’s Tiny Barbecue



Tiny Hamster is back and getting ready for the 4th of July celebrations with a tiny barbecue! That means a tiny little cookout with tiny little veggie burgers and vegetable shish-kabob, a pool to cool off in, tiny holiday hats, and a picnic table set for friends (rabbit, guinea pig, and hedgehog). The critters obviously cared way more about the food than the patriotic occasion, but a good time was had by all. (Thanks, Jake!)

Price Tags

Wasp Nest

Paul McCartney Makes Mashed Potatoes



I don’t know why Sir Paul made a video for the internet and used ten minutes to explain how he makes mashed potatoes, but I’m glad he did. (via Everlasting Blort)

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All About Seashells. There’s more involved than meets the eye.

The Curious Frontier Of Red. Street artist Mobstr takes on the cleanup crew. (via reddit)

This Confederate Flag Parade In Georgia Ends In The Most Hilarious Way Possible.

Here's what happens when a man eats nothing but food made for women. You end up not only hungry but guilty about it. (via Metafilter

The Oddest Baseball Injuries Ever. Eddie Deezen tells the stories.

A 32-mile stretch of road in North Dakota is called the Enchanted Highway because it’s filled with huge scrap metal sculptures depicting wildlife, Western scenes, and even historical figures. If you can’t make it anytime soon, you can take a pictorial tour .

6 Insane Space Stories You Didn't Learn In History Class.

A conviction in Britain once met being shipped off to Australia -possibly for the rest of your life. The mementos those exiles left behind are heartbreaking to this day.

The Chemical Most Chemists Avoid. FOOF may sound funny, but it’s volatile beyond belief.  

A star-studded blast from the past about California’s Prop 8 is still valid years later in the struggle for gay rights. Shrimp cocktail, anyone?

Skeet

(via Fark)

Bat-Crocodile War



In a war between bats and crocodiles, who will win: the ones with the explosive ordnance, or the ones with lasers? This is the kind of nature documentary you don’t see every day! (via Neatorama)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Busy Morning

Call of Tutu



The question is, do you let the cat in at night, or not? Before watching Call of Tutu, I would’ve said, “Of course!” But as it goes on, I changed my mind. This unsettling short film was obviously influenced by H.P. Lovecraft; in fact, filmmaker Aaron Vanek says as much. I do believe they gave just a little too much of it away at the end, but it’s still terrifically creepy. (via Metafilter)


Another Sequel

(via reddit)

Cats in Jars



Pickle jars, candy jars, vases, and water jugs: cats just love to get into tiny saves they aren’t supposed to be in. And we laugh even when we’re angry about it, because they are just the perfect combination of cute and funny. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Mouse Milk

John Oliver on Transgender Rights



Is it anyone’s business what transgender people look like naked? We don’t express such desires to anyone else unless we really want to have sex with them. You wouldn’t ask that of the guy who wore a Bruins jersey to your sister’s wedding. John Oliver takes a look at the weird way that the news media -and everyone else- feels entitled to ask the most intimate questions on last night’s episode of the HBO show Last Week Tonight. (via Uproxx)

15 Notable Buildings and Monuments Lit Up by Rainbows

On Friday, June 26th, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that two people of the same sex have a right to marry in all 50 states, and that such marriages must be recognized when lawfully performed out of state. This landmark ruling was celebrated in a burst of rainbows across the internet, and in much of the offline world. A solid show of support came from the White House, where a crowd was gathered at dusk when the lights came on to illuminate the building in a rainbow of colors. It's number one on a list I posted at mental_floss, but it was far from the only such display.


Watch This!

Maymo’s Birthday Gift



Maymo the lemon beagle got a lovely surprise for his fourth birthday: a ball pit right in his own home! Imagine being suddenly presented with a thousand brightly-colored balls. He doesn’t know where to start! Now, that’s a happy dog. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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How to (Truly) Improve Your Luck.

Isaac Eddy was a Blue Man in the the Blue Man Group for twelve years. It’s not a typical job, even among performers.

The Deadly Elixir of Giulia Tofana. (via Digg)

How a Makeup Mogul Liberated Women by Putting Them in a Pretty New Cage. Helena Rubinstein believed every woman had the right to look her best, and made millions by helping them to do it. 

Feasting on Alien Invaders. Miss Cakehead served up a feast of the bad guys from the TV show Falling Skies.

Here’s a huge collection of photographs from Pride Parades all around the world over the weekend. A good time was had by all.

Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four Movie: The Most Faithful FF Ever. The 1994 movie is hard to find, but worth it for true comic book fans.

10 Big Cases of Revenge. Hell hath no fury like a dish served cold, or something like that.

More Horror Films You Didn’t Realize Were Based on True Stories. And the real stories are all the more scarier just because they’re true.

She's Been Named The 'World's Ugliest Dog,' But We Think She's Beautiful. Meet Quasi Modo, a happy dog despite her birth defects.

Self-Esteem

(via Fark)

The ThunderLOLcats



The internet infects even Thundercats, thanks to the Cartoon Network. Originally posted in 2011.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Duh

Silent Scream

(via reddit)

Meat-Juice

Sports Commentators

You know how former athletes often become commentators? I think these may be two former basketball players and one gymnast. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

How to Hold a Baby



New Zealander Jordan Watson has a baby, and has classified 17 different ways to hold her. He’s glad to share them with you in this instructional video. He must be doing it right- the baby never hit the ground and never started wailing in terror. My favorite is the Superman. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Salmon Steak

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Draw Our Amazing Life



On the surface, they look just like any other couple their age. And just like any other couple, you can’t know what astonishing forces shaped their lives until you ask. Helena and Szczepan Wojtak were born only 35 miles apart in Poland, but did not meet each other until they were refugees in England after World War II. Their lives weren’t easy, but they obviously love each other very much. This is a sweet story about happy people with amazing pasts, and I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. (via the Presurfer

Saturday, June 27, 2015

One of These Things is Not Like the Others

Red Nightmare



Jerry Donovan takes his civil liberties for granted until a nightmare shows him what life is like under Soviet-style communist rule. This 1962 film made by Warner Bros. for the Department of Defense is narrated by Jack Webb. You can read more about Red Nightmare at Wikipedia. (via Metafilter)

The Placebo Pharmacy

(via reddit)

Kitten Scratch

Awesome Street Name

If Jurassic Park Were In Different Geological Eras



The Jurassic Period was a long time ago, and it had dinosaurs, which made for an exciting movie in Jurassic Park. But if you can resurrect DNA from that period in fiction, then the other geologic periods of earth’s history wouldn’t be off limits, either. That could give us a lot of sequels! That is, if they could find anything from those other periods that might cause fear and conflict among humans. Or even be the least bit familiar to audiences. College Humor looks at what might have been. (via Tastefully Offensive)

The Rum

(via Fark)

Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man



Just when I think there couldn’t be any weirder mashups, comes a version of The Avengers that star the characters from The Wizard of Oz. Darren Wallace casts the Cowardly Lion as Thor and the Scarecrow as Captain America, but the real star is the Tin Man, who embodies the role of Ultron. Llike the beginning slate said, this makes no sense, but it is a masterful edit. (via reddit)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fitting

A least they had a place to put him. (via Bad Newspaper)

Neko Samurai



This Japanese movie trailer doesn’t exactly scream “blockbuster,” but the premise is too precious. Kyutaro Madarame is an expert samurai who is hired to assassinate Tamanojo. Tamanojo is a cat. Really. But he can’t kill the cat because it’s adorably cute! Still, he has to make the cat disappear to fulfill his obligation, which leads to a comedy of errors along with the samurai action. I’d go see it. (via Dorkly)

Amazing Grace



President Obama spoke at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. You can see a video of  President Obama’s full address here.

Bike Store Ad

(via reddit)

Great Dane Wants Cuddles



Just a couple of days ago, I showed you how Alexander Fredriksen can’t lie on the couch without his cat Nala wanting to snuggle. In this video, Texan Roy Field had the same problem, but his cuddly pet is a Great Dane that’s as big as he is! Bodie Gene just wants to lie down and snuggle with his human like any good lap dog. The pup is only a year old. If he gets any bigger, Roy may be squashed flat. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Jack

The Supreme Court Rules

Graphic from Vox.

Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in the U.S.

Obama’s statement.

Now what?

The White House changed their profile picture.

Science Fiction and Fantasy


The Science of Bacon



Science confirms it: we cannot resist bacon. There are volatile organic compounds and animo acids involved, so of course we love it. AsapSCIENCE explains the many factors that make us love bacon, but whether we understand it or not, this video will make you crave a BLT. Especially if you have backyard tomatoes ripening already, as I have. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Puff

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A Secret Society Orders Pizza



They waited until the door was shut before they started laughing, but you know the pizza delivery guy heard it. And he cracked up, too. (via reddit)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hope This is a Mistake

Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo



Snowball keeps the beat well as he dances to “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. That’s some fancy footwork, too! (via reddit)

Step Aside

(via Neatorama)

The Grasshopper and the Aunt

Twins in the Yearbook

Stop-Motion Karate



Two yellow belts practicing their moves in the park see a girl, and the instinct to impress makes them kick it up a notch, stop-motion style! Somehow, I don’t think this is exactly the way Bruce Lee did it. If you want to see more about how they did it, there’s a behind-the-scenes video, too. It looks really silly from a wider angle. (via Boing Boing)

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15 Great Works of The Little Mermaid Cosplay.

There saws a time when fashionable ladies knew how to capture attention when they came into a room -by taking up all the room! Mashable has a collection of stereocards lampooning crinoline and hoop skirt styles. (via the Presurfer)

I’m Getting Really Tired of My Mysterious Flaky Friend. (via Metafilter)

A World Without Work. We used to call it Utopia, but without a paycheck, it’s nothing like we dreamed.

Coke vs. Pepsi: The E. coli Test. Which cola do bacteria prefer?

Meet the Diehard Right Wingers Who Just Can't Quit Obamacare. You can’t argue when it’s helping everyone from the statehouse to the jailhouse.

There is a peculiar tradition among the people of Australia’s Northern Territory of dressing up termite mounds to make them look more distinctive, or at least more humorous. (via Arbroath)

Mac & Cheese Cupcakes and Other New Fair Foods. (via Buzzfeed)

Planter

(via Fark)

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Inaugural Rush



Office workers on the 40th floor of the building next to Bryant Park in Manhattan watch the beginning of the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. The first movie on Monday night was Ghostbusters. I didn’t quite understand it the first time I saw this, but apparently they wouldn’t let anyone stake a spot out on the lawn until a certain time. When the signal was given, it took all of about five seconds for the field to fill up. Commentary contains NSFW language. (via Laughing Squid)   

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

She's Happy

An Honest Trailer for Terminator 2: Judgment Day



Terminator 2: Judgment Day was an awesome movie, but of course, it wasn’t perfect. It’s only from the vantage point of 24 years and three sequels later that we can see the glaring faults in the film. Or if you didn’t, Screen Junkies will be happy to point them out to you. No, this Honest Trailer will not ruin the memory of Terminator 2 for you, but on the off chance you haven’t seen it yet, it does contain spoilers. And NSFW language.

For All the Lonely Giraffes Out There



The most mesmerizing videos are those in which someone seemingly selected elements pulled from different hats and put them together. Here, we see a man in a long-neck giraffe mask lip-synch to Marvin Gaye’s song “Let’s Get It On.” You can’t turn away from it. Puppeteer/mask maker Sebastian Mayer made this for “all the lonely long-legged lovelies.” (via Tastefully Offensive)

Goat's Blood

Penguin Facts

Super Mario Game of Thrones



On the surface, you might think that the game Super Mario World and the HBO series Game of Thrones have nothing in common to lend itself to a mashup. But the TV show intro has many art elements that would easily be adaptable to a video game world. Make the GoT theme into a chip tune and voilà! Mashup. The video is from Steven Jase, with music by Song by 8 Bit Universe. See an earlier version of the mashup here. (via Uproxx)

My Pillow

(via Fark)

Words of Wisdom from Captain Picard



What a treat -a new remix from Eclectic Method featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard! The rhythm of this video reminds me a bit of The Picard Song, does it you? (via Boing Boing)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Refusing Duck

Music Video Proposal



Musician Matty Mac has a new album called The Proposal. There’s quite a story behind it. The title track was written specifically for his cousin Sam Maccarone to propose to Jessica Burzichelli. The two had been together for years and years and it was time.

Mac asked the couple to star in a music video for him. While they filmed, he played the song “Under the Stars” so that Jessica wouldn’t know the true purpose. The final scene was in a restaurant, and Matty played the true version of “The Proposal” for the real proposal. You can read Jessica’s version of the events at How He Asked. A good time was had by all. (via Buzzfeed)

This is a Stop Sign

(via Neatorama)

The Amazing SpiderDad



Mike Wilson is a professional freerunner and parkour athlete. He’s also a father. His son Jayden developed a passion for Spider-Man, so Wilson became SpiderDad! Jayden was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer just after his 4th birthday. For his 5th birthday, Spider-Dad came to visit! The event last fall was captured on video, which eventually got over ten million views. Wilson had further plans to make a Spider-Dad movie to show Jayden, but Jayden died on Christmas Eve, 2014.
The SpiderDad Film was inspired by my son Jayden who sadly lost his 18 month battle at Christmas to a Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumor called, Glyoblastoma Multi-Forme. Before he died, we began filming with the full intention of giving Jayden his very own Premiere at home, with drinks and popcorn. Just like at the cinema. I was very passionate about making this look and feel as real as possible for our little super hero. Even to the finest details of webbing effects, stunts, the Spiderman suit and generally providing a feel good energy about the film.

Sadly, the little fighter became very ill, and his very own Premiere wasn’t able to happen. It became a dedication project to the bravest, and most courageous little boy we know, always willing to give a smile and thumbs up at even the most difficult of times. In addition, we wanted this to also raise awareness and money for the charity who gave our family so much support whilst caring for Jayden, as well as the continued after care for our entire family and his big sister Ella.
All proceeds from the YouTube video will benefit Naomi House hospice. You can learn more about the story at Wilson’s SpiderDad website. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Weightless Cats - I Can Has Gravity?



What do cats do on the vomit comet? Luckily, they did not vomit.

Gasoline in the House

How to Ship a Giant Squid



Neil Landman is the curator of invertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. When he got a call about a 30-foot giant squid that was offered to the museum, he said yes. But how does one go about getting a giant squid from New Zealand to New York? And even if you ship it, how would you preserve it? After all, you just can’t plunk a 30-foot-long specimen into a jar!
(via Digg

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The White Whale: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

The Long History Of Musicians Telling Republicans To Stop Playing Their Music.

Star Trek: The Story of the Most Daring Cliffhanger in Next Generation History.  (via Neatorama)

The 20 Most Deadly Serial Killer Couples. Contains disturbing stories.

‘Welcome To The Human Race, A-hole': 20 Things We Know About Fear The Walking Dead.

18 Fun Facts About The Blues Brothers.

Wean Yourself Off Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around.

Big Stars. Meet the tallest actors ever!

14 Things You Might Not Know About Lady and the Tramp

A Childhood Spent Inside A Chinese Restaurant.

Cat Nirvana

(via reddit)

Ames’ Window



Is this weird or what? This optical illusion was developed by Adelbert Ames, Jr. Just watching this made me dizzy! This was originally posted in 2011; I’m trying to repost some of what was lost when I migrated from a different hosting service.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Private World

Evolution of Michael Jackson



Michael Jackson’s career spanned about 40 years, even though he died at age 50. Acclaimed a cappella group Pentatonix strung a bunch of his hits songs together in chronological order for a medley that spans The Jackson 5 and every album of Jackson’s solo career. (via Buzzfeed)

The Best Music Festival

(via reddit)

Self-Packing Cats



Cats just love those enclosed spaces! Ignoramusky compiled a collection of clips featuring cats putting themselves into bags and boxes, against all odds, because that is what they want. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Fear

John Oliver on Online Harassment



The internet began with such promise- what happened? Internet harassment is a big subject, but John is ready to take it on in last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight.

The other segment of the show is well worth a watch, too. It's about the confederate flag

Lake