Saturday, February 28, 2015

What a Party!

Marjoe



This is the 1972 documentary about evangelist Marjoe Gortner. If you’ve never seen it, you’re in for a real treat. Read more about the film at Dangerous Minds.

The Same Dress

Webcomic artist Liz Climo used the debate about the dress colors perfectly for her animal characters. See more of her work here, and see more funny memes about the dress at Neatorama.

His First Toothbrush



An attractive ragdoll cat named Milk gets his teeth brushed for the first time. His reaction is just adorable. I think the word is “flabbergasted.” (via reddit)

Keep an Eye on Those Eyes

DIY Electrical Wiring



He just wanted to install a new light in the bathroom, but it didn’t turn out exactly right. It looks like a case of two homeowners in a row who did their own wiring, and believe me, building on someone else’s weirdness only leads to more weirdness. At least this couple hasn’t been electrocuted, which is a real possibility when you get this many wires crossed.

I once had a bathroom/bedroom addition built. It didn’t take long to figure out things were wonky, because when you turned off the bathroom light, the alarm clock by the bed stopped. I could’ve called the contractor back to fix it, but he’d screwed up so many other things, he probably would have just made it worse. I got a master electrician to sort things out -after he stopped laughing. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Pleading Ignorance

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Downton Funk



Once more, we have proof that whether something blends or not matters less than whether you can make a pub out of the titles. Yet this one works on other levels as well. Downton Abbey meets “Uptown Funk” in this mashup from College Humor. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Skankless

Spock’s Funeral



An emotional scene from the 1982 movie The Wrath of Khan. Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy.

Running the Gauntlet to the Meeting

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R.I.P. Mr. Spock





Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning. He lived long, and he prospered.







Why People See a Different Colored Dress



Now that everyone is arguing over the color of a dress, AsapSCIENCE steps in to explain how people perceive and interpret colors differently. First impressions can be confusing, while knowledge that comes later can fill in some of the gaps. The upshot is that brain is an amazing organ that sifts through both information we have and information we don’t have to make sense of the world around us. (via Tastefully Offensive)


It Looks Like You’re Trying to Accessorize…

Would you like help? Yeah, it’s funny, but as soon as you admit that you get the joke, you’ve dated yourself. Adding googly eyes to a paperclip evokes recollections of Clippy, the annoying virtual assistant in Microsoft Office applications sold from 1997 to 2003. Furbyfresse uploaded this picture and said her boyfriend made earrings for her. (via Fail Blog)

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Excuse me, what color is this dress?

How net neutrality proponents beat Comcast and the GOP.

12 Facts You Might Not Know About Babe Ruth.

What happens when you throw a teenager into an adult prison? It’s not easy to even read about.

When it gets so cold the ocean starts to freeze, you get The Slurpee Waves of Nantucket. (via Metafilter)

Five Things Alice in Wonderland Reveals About the Brain. (via Digg)

Americans Think Geniuses Are Men: Inside Our Contradictory Attitudes On Brilliance.

The 50 Best Movies About Hollywood. You can’t go wrong if you go with what you know the best.

10 Cool Things About Neil deGrasse Tyson. The title of “Sexiest Astrophysicist” is only the beginning.

The Lion of Gripsholm Castle. How a poor taxidermy job became an international sensetion.

Friday

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Oldtown Funk



Alex Boye & The Dancing Grannies perform “UpTown Funk” in their own way. I can relate to this one.
All the grandmas and Grandpas in this video did their own stunts :)
They range in age from 65-92! Between them, they have raised 500 children, 1,200 grandchildren, and 250 great grandchildren!!!
 (via Digg

9 Remarkable Ultrasound Images

It has become commonplace for pregnant women to undergo ultrasonography, or medical sonography, to check the physical health and progress of their unborn baby. A side benefit of sonography is the ability to detect the baby’s sex before birth. And the images, called sonograms or ultrasounds, became a child’s first baby picture. These are often shared with family, friends, and the internet, even if the baby is hard to decipher by untrained eyes. Sometimes those mysterious images invite pareidolia, which is our human tendency to see familiar shapes among the unfamiliar. See some examples of the strange things seen in obstetric ultrasound images in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

All You Can Eat

Thug Notes on The Color Purple



I love Thug Notes’ literary analysis. In this episode, it’s The Color Purple by Alice Walker. No, not the movie, the book. And if you don’t follow every episode of Thug Notes, you are missing out.

Robot Haiku

(via reddit)

Kitten vs. Chicken



A kitten named Dash turns his attention to play-attacking and play-fighting a frizzle chicken named Mora. The hen isn’t taking this sitting down, and even tries a couple of times to put that tiny predator in its place. Dash doesn’t take the hint. Once upon a time, you had to actually have pets to enjoy this kind of thing, but now we can just share the best moments. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)


Office Refrigerator

YouTube 10th Anniversary Supercut



If you liked the 16-minute tribute to YouTube on its 10th anniversary, you’ll like this one better. If you didn’t like the earlier video, you’ll probably like this one. It’s got clips from 198 different viral videos crammed into only three minutes! And best of all, it was edited by Zapatou (Luc Bergeron), a master at sorting, categorizing, and editing clips into a work of art. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Further Advances in Miscreant Trapping. Truly odd patents for nabbing criminals.

Here’s a compilation of parkour failures. Do not watch unless you are ready for both pain and profanity.

13 More Marvelous Star Wars Home Goods.

A job opening for a library director has raised concern in librarians circles because the pay is $7.25 an hour. That’s because it’s in eastern Kentucky. (via Metafilter)

Flying drones over the lava lake at Ambrym’s Marum Crater. Just getting close enough to control the drone took real guts -and special protective clothing.

This man and his owl prove best friends come in all shapes and sizes. I don’t know if you can litter train an owl, but you certainly would have no more rodent problem.

Godzilla Will Make Sure You Get a Good Night’s Sleep in This Japanese Hotel. The Hotel Gracery opens in April with a couple of rooms featuring the mutant lizard at your service.

An Elephant Found The Man Who Saved Him 26 Years Ago And Their Reunion Is So Sweet. Because an elephant never forgets.


18 Stories From High School That Will Give You Secondhand Embarrassment. A few might even gross you out.


The Horrible Truth

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If Ken Burns Tackled Boston’s Snowpocalypse



Ken Burns’ documentary series The Civil War (as well as his other documentaries) had a certain style that brought out the despair and melancholy of the people who lived through it, emphasized by the sad fiddle music. YouTube member SafetyWhales took the same approach to documenting Boston’s current winter, using Facebook posts by real people who live there. Harry Apinwall, the one who described the apocalypse, provided the perfect finale. (Thanks, Linda Shaw!)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Eye Exam

Maybe I'll get one eye examined today, and the other tomorrow. That will only be $20. (via Bad Newspaper)

Talking Husky Puppy



Little Ramsey the husky pup obviously lives with both people and dogs -but he sure sounds like he’d rather talk people language than howl like a dog! I had to giggle at this almost as much as the woman holding him. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Eye Clinic

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Hard-hitting Drinks



What kind of drinking game requires putting on a helmet? You’ll quickly find out. From the video description:
In a bar in Russia, one man chose to drink a special cocktail, shot the soldier. Before starting this challenge, it must put a military helmet on his head. The servers will launch the starting signal with a whistle, and then hit the glasses of alcohol on the customer's helmet, he must then drink dry-ass. Meanwhile, another server will give him a shovel or fire extinguisher on the helmet to each end of sips. The customer will then drinking alcohol 4 shooters before the big final, a good shot of beer barrel on the helmet. An effective technique!
As they say, in Mother Russia, keg taps you! By the time it's all over, he doesn't feel a thing. Until the next morning, when he has to deal with both concussion and a hangover. (via reddit)

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I Made This Ninja High School Lamp. John Farrier has been dabbling in glass etching, carpentry, and electrical wiring.

The surprising history of gay marriage in the Navajo nation. (via Digg)

Eight Of The Worst Fad Toys From The Last Forty Years. 

The Top 12 Must See Sci-Fi Movies of 2015. Star Wars, Max Max, The Avengers, and a whole lot more.

How Libraries Are Adapting To Help the Homeless Find Jobs, Health Services. Quite a few employers and agencies will only deal with you online now.

17 things you should never put on your résumé. Make it short, sweet, and utterly professional.

How much do you know about medieval science? I scored 15 out of 20 on this quiz -you can do better!

The Most Common Eating Disorder Is One You’ve Probably Never Heard Of. Those who could be diagnosed with OSFED often don’t think they are “sick enough.”

Snow Cats

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Undersea Timelapse in Glorious Color



The short film called ...meanwhile... is taken from Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci’s feature film Porgrave, which will be released later this year. See slow-living corals, starfish, and other sea creatures in time-lapse mode beautifully photographed in their natural habitat. It’s practically psychedelic! Bocci says,
"This is an infinitesimal part of the wonderful world in which we live and of which we should take better care," Bocci wrote in a description of the project. It's "a trip through a different perspective that would encourage reflection on the consequences of our actions on each scale of space and time."
(via Huffpo Green)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eye Remover

Snowball Fight in Jerusalem



A storm last Thursday and Friday left between 20 and 30 centimeters (7-11 inches) of snow over Jerusalem. This video shows a group of Franciscan monks having a snowball fight, which they probably don’t get to do very often. Israel wasn’t the only spot in the Middle east to get snow. See pictures of the snow in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey in this roundup. (via Buzzfeed)

Disturbing News

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Fifteen Fascinating Flamingo Facts

Flamingos are a familiar sight even to those who have never seen one in real life. The tropical wading birds have long legs with backward-bending knees, long curvy necks, and most noticeably, they are pink. We can admire flamingos or laugh at them (and often both), so we may as well learn something about them, in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Photograph by Pedros Szekely.

Excusez-moi



Here we have a compilation of funny cat clips with no other theme, so just enjoy it. It’s all set to the song “Excusez-moi” by the Triciclo Circus Band. (via Tastefully Offensive)


Snowman Relaxing

Toddler Does Tahitian Dance



This little girl is not yet two years old, but she’s learning the basics of Tahitian dance from Tahitoa Productions in Guam. They normally take students starting at age three. In case you are not familiar with Tahitian dance, here’s what a talented adult can do. The little girl above is getting a head start! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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Mission Impossible: The Raid on Cabanatuan. How more than 500 Allied POWs were liberated miles behind enemy lines.

The Ultimate Way to Witness the Northern Lights is in bed in a glass igloo in Finland. That goes on the bucket list.

From gold to Garfield: 12 actors who made total crap right after an Oscar nod. An Academy Award gives no insulation from making bad decisions.

Nine Amazing Takes On Treehouses. Where the view is great whether you’re looking out or in.

Oh, now we have for-profit foster care companies. What could possibly go wrong?

5 Pets Who Helped Solve Their Owners' Murders. http://mentalfloss.com/article/61811/5-pets-who-helped-solve-their-owners-murders


This guy wants to sell a fish tank, but he doesn’t want to do it by email.

12 Death Metal Cat Videos

Poison Pill: How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company.

Da Hood

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The Six Coworkers You'll Have at Your Job



When there’s a list of the types of people at your workplace, you have to wonder which one you are. I’ve encountered every one of these at one time or another, but not usually all at the same place. That’s because I’ve never worked in an office environment with a lot of people in it. Right now I work with a bunch of folks who all seem absolutely delightful -but I’ve never met any of them! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Covering All the Bases

(Good Bye) PMS



You know how things get crazy when that old devil PMS shows up? K-Pop singer Lizzy and Korean comedian Park Myeong-Su (notice his initials) star in this bonkers music video in which Lizzy becomes a giant superhero to vanquish Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. (via Buzzfeed)

Chiropraptor



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House of Bricks



Sesame Street does a parody of Netflix’s series House of Cards. Frank Underwolf channels Kevin Spacey as he blows down the houses of the little pigs in Washington. Yes, the story is familiar, but the villain and his accent give it a modern twist. (via Uproxx)



Sufficient Quantities

John Oliver on Electing Judges



I always thought it was strange that getting a job with the power of life or death or ruining one’s life comes down to a popularity contest. John Oliver investigates.

Booby Trap

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists Do Zep



The kids of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists are between seven and twelve years old. Here they are practicing a medley of Led Zeppelin tunes. The video really took off when Jimmy Page shared it on Facebook. (via Neatorama)

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All The Winners At The 2015 Academy Awards. And some other interesting things that happened during the Oscars ceremony.


Jingle Fever: the Stories Behind 5 Ad Jingles.

The First Woman in Space. Valentina Tereshkova spent three days in orbit aboard Vostok 6, then became the poster child for the Soviet’s accomplishments in space exploration.
 
The End of Black Respectability Politics. “It’s like living your life as a job interview. Forever.” (via Metafilter)

Presidents of the United States Ranked by Hotness. (via Neatorama)

Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will. It was still too late for nine children who died.

10 Classic Movie Diva Showdowns. The silver screen is the perfect medium for showcasing competition and cattiness.

The Horrible Ways Mathematicians Have Died. Just one more reason to put off doing your math homework.

How the Philadelphia Experiment Worked. The ship did not teleport away, but what an awesome story that made!

Lions Rescued From Circuses In Peru Get Their Teeth Fixed. That’s one courageous veterinary team.

Hobbies

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Lady Gaga 2015 Oscars Performances



In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from the movie at the Academy Awards ceremony last night. And it was beautiful.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

At The Fair

You know when you think about it, animals are what a county or state fair is all about. This ad just put it all in a nutshell.(via Bad Newspaper)

10 Years of YouTube



YouTube just celebrated it’s tenth anniversary. The Daily Conversation put together a retrospective of their biggest hits over the years. It begins with YouTube’s very first upload, which hardly anyone saw, but quickly gets to videos you  know and love, from cute kittens to the Arab Spring. You’ve seen almost all of them here at Miss Cellania, since this site is coming up on ten years as well. Which one is your favorite? (via Daily of the Day

Ingenius Prank

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Daryl and Carol

I was surfing down an internet rabbit hole and came across this scenario from webcomic artist Annabel D. I found it quite charming. I have a tomcat named Apollo who does the same thing. By the way, it won’t make any sense unless you follow the TV show The Walking Dead

Sneaking into the Oscars



In 1988, film students Jack Saltzberg and David Teitelbaum put on tuxedos and went down to the Academy Awards ceremony. They never expected to actually get in, but the opportunity presented itself and they strolled in like they belonged there, and talked to stars along the red carpet. The footage they shot was later shown on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. More recently, Vice interviewed David Teitelbaum about how the stunt came about, and what happened afterward. They got quite a bit of publicity out of it, which may or may not have helped his career in the industry. (via Metafilter

Deputy Derp

"I found the cocaine! I'm a good boy!" (via reddit)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

No Fun!

Robot Feeds Tomatos to Marathon Runners



When a Japanese company wants to sell a product, the logical thing to do is design a robot for it. That’s about the only thing that makes any sense in this project. Food manufacturer Kagome wants to sell tomatoes as a healthy refreshing snack. 

This wearable robot will feed you up to seven regular tomatoes while you run mile after mile, carrying the 17-pound robot. Now wouldn’t it be easier to just carry a bag of tomatoes on your back? Well, the robot is a one-off publicity stunt, as they won’t be mass-producing them. However, the news about it highlights the food company, who will be handing out tomatoes to runners at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. This story is priming those runners to think about how good a juicy tomato would taste while they run. (via Arbroath)


Sports Fan

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2015 Masters Agility Championship



The Master Agility Championship is part of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. On Valentine’s Day, Tex the border collie showed them all how it’s done. Watch this dog go- just under 31 seconds with no errors! He beat 329 other dogs to take the prize. At the end, he barks “I’m a good boy! I’m a good boy!” If he goes too fast for you, you can see stills and action pictures from the event here. That’s a good dog. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Professional Jealousy

Just a Trophy


In case the print is too small for you, the inscription on the trophy says “2015 Trophy Making Championship 1st Place.” This short interlude of strangeness is brought to you by Justin Boyd at Invisible Bread. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


How to Cut a Carrot



This person spends over three minutes cutting a carrot, but the end result is worth it. No, she’s not going to cut her fingers off, although that’s the impression you might get as that blade gets close to them. The artist is not identified, and I’m not even sure it’s a woman, but she has nice fingernails. The video is titled Cooking Class Heroes, but I would bet she’s a teacher instead of a student. You may want to skip through some of the middle parts, but do not miss the end. (via Boing Boing

Geico Collections Agent

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Milksheik

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How To Connect With Anyone



Last month, we read about How to Fall in Love, a process that tends to make people fall for each other. It consists of a series of increasing intimate questions followed by staring at each other’s eyes for four minutes straight. Soul Pancake decided to try out the four-minute staring part of the exercise, using a dozen volunteer couples who ranged from two people who just met to a couple who’ve been married for 55 years. The results won’t surprise you, but it’s awfully sweet. At least I’m not surprised; the first time I met my husband, I stared into his eyes for about two seconds and I was hooked. (via Viral Viral Videos)

She Ain't Wrong

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The Student Creed



Positive, offensive, self-discipline, self-control, physical health: those are awfully big words for a three-year-old! This white belt is reciting the student creed at Premier Martial Arts in Leeds, UK. Isn’t her speech just the most adorable thing you've seen today? (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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