Saturday, December 31, 2016

Stop Sign

Champagne Opening



In which many people demonstrate all the ways you should not open a bottle of champagne. (via Bits and Pieces)

Trading One for Another

While we may be glad to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new, keep in mind that the new is a complete unknown that may be even worse. But hey, any new year is a new opportunity. The year 2017 will be what we make of it. This is the latest comic from John McNamee at Pie Comic.

Year-end Lists 2016: Personal

Hope you are all having a safe and peaceful New Year holiday weekend. On a personal note, looking back at 2016 is mainly about my kids' accomplishments. Our two youngest children graduated from high school, so Mr. Cellania and I are officially empty-nesters.

It's not so easy. Daily life is easier, but we are both so used to caring for children that we've became crazy cat people. I lost my beloved cat Gogo this year, so the three younger cats are getting so much attention that they may as well be speaking English to us. Marshmallow, who is deaf and anti-social, had a hard time dealing the Gogo's absence. I did not know they were that close, but they did usually occupy the same room. Since the tom cats are always outside or sleeping, Marshmallow has started letting us pet her and sometimes she even comes into a room with humans in it.

But 2016 was about the kids. Gothgrrl and Cowgirl both graduated in May, worked all summer, then went to college. Cowgirl is on the equestrian team at a Kentucky school and racks up ribbons every weekend. Gothgrrl got a full ride at a school in Minnesota; she is majoring in nursing, and will begin a well-paying CNA job in January. Princess is living in Georgia, majoring in historic preservation, and will be a junior when school starts again next week. In 2016, she got a boyfriend, an apartment, and two jobs.

I am quite proud of all of them. I am also thankful for free long-distance cell phones and FaceTime. I rarely spoke to my parents when I was in college, but the girls can keep in touch much more easily these days.

Thanks you for coming to Miss Cellania in 2016. Your visits, shares, and comments are what keeps this blog going! Hope you have a wonderful 2017!   

Orca Beached by Low Tide



In July 0f 2015, a juvenile orca found herself stuck on the rocks on the coast of British Columbia when the tide went out. Volunteers worked all day to keep the orca wet, to prevent overheating and sunburn, until the tide came back in. The rising water allowed her to swim back out. See pictures of the rescue operation at Laughing Squid.

Year-end Lists: Miscellaneous

(Image credit: Eena Scott/Fusion)

No, 2016 wasn’t ALL terrible: These were the bright moments.

33 Pictures That Show 2016 Wasn’t A Completely Terrible Year.

Oxford Dictionaries have designated "post-truth" their Word of the Year for 2016.  

Flo & Joan get all sweary with a song about 2016. Contains NSFW language.

Cracked's Year in Review, Illustrated in Photoplasty.

The 10 Best Ads of 2016.

29 Perfect Tweets About Being A Woman In 2016.

Mapping the Year in Truck Spills. An interactive map.

The Ringer's Best Video Games of 2016.

An Overly Specific Look At The Best Games Of 2016.

Dezeen's top 10 houses of 2016.

The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2016! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

The Dogs of 2016


In 2016, as in every other year, dogs were ready to bring us joy. The folks at We Rate Dogs put together a compilation of the most adorable dog videos of the year. Those are good dogs. The song is "Center of Gravity" by Brazen Youth.

Best of Media Corrections 2016.  

The Year in Money.

Nine Cars Americans Loved or Hated in 2016.

What 2016 meant for Asian Americans.

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year? And other orifices.



See more year-end lists here.


The End

Tweet of the Day



Let's drink to 2016! (via Everlasting Blort)

Goodbye, 2016?

From Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal. (via Facebook)

Laying Bricks Like Dominoes



Bricklayers in Teralba, New South wales, Australia, capped a wall with perfectly-laid bricks, using a domino fall.  I understand the first fall, although I couldn't understand why they did it. Then the second fall comes back around, and whoa! How did they do that? On Twitter, @neconocc gave us a graphic that helps to make it clear.


It's pretty darn cool to watch, but I don't see any advantage to laying bricks the old-fashioned way. S till, if the purpose was to make a viral video, they did well. (via Metafilter)


Year-end Lists 2016: Best of Blogs

A photo posted by Dami Lee (@dami_lee) on

The year we wanted to hide from, by Dani Lee at As Per Usual Comics.


Neatorama's Top Ten Posts of 2016.

2016: The Year in Digg.

These Top 10 Reddit Posts Are the Perfect Reflection of 2016.

Mental_floss's 35 most popular stories. 

Longreads Best of 2016: Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year. 

The Onion’s Best Photojournalism Of 2016.

Cake Wrecks posted The Best Literal LOLs, The Best Misunderstandings, and The Best NSFW Wrecks of 2016.  

The 25 Most Popular Atlas Obscura Stories of 2016.

Read the best stories Fusion published this year.

Your Most Favorite Viral Viral Video Posts In 2016. 

Death, politics, and Vincent van Gogh: 2016 as seen through the lens of Wikipedia.

The Most Memorable Crime Stories Buzzfeed Published This Year. And their most popular feature stories.

The A.V. Club's 2016 Retrospective.

Ars Technica's most popular stories of 2016.

Fark's Headlines of the Year. Also, their top voted pun headlines.

All The UPROXX Videos From 2016 You Need To Check Out.

The top ten TreeHugger posts of 2016.



See more year-end lists here.


New Year's Eve

(via Fark)

The Most Cringe-Worthy Political Moments of 2016



How crazy was the election of 2016? Here's a compilation of some of the more memorable moments. HuffPo says this is just a partial compilation, because otherwise it could be an hour long. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Price List

Play It Where It Lies



When your golf ball lands in a lake, it's usually gone for good. But when it lands on a frozen lake, you are confronted with taking the risk, or taking a mulligan. This guy should have taken a mulligan.

I saw this video a few days ago, but it had been deleted from the source. Now it's on YouTube, where it can readily be shared. Oh, the guy is alright. They rushed him inside before his wet clothing caused hypothermia. (via HuffPo)

The Life and Death of Grigori Rasputin

Rasputin, the mad monk of Russia, was assassinated 100 years ago, in the early morning of December 30, 1916. The police investigation never led to a court case, and those who are suspected of being involved gave conflicting reports. The legend goes that after surviving several earlier assassination attempts, on December 30, he was poisoned, which had no effect; shot in the chest, but he got back up; beaten, to no avail; and then shot in the head, when he finally succumbed to death. Sometimes an attempted drowning is included in the story, but Rasputin was dead when his body was thrown in the Neva River, where it was found two days later under ice. 

A hundred years later, we are still fascinated by the story of the mystic who wielded a huge influence over the last Tsar's family. Darmon Richter and Diana Naneva of the webcomic Rasputina tell the short version of Rasputin's life and death graphically at Atlas Obscura.

Evil Thoughts

May the Force be With Them

(via Fark)

2016: The Movie



If 2016 were a movie, it would be a horror film. And that's exactly how it's portrayed in this trailer. First, a sense of unease, then things happen that you can't explain, and then your worst nightmares come true.

Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, and Seth Macchi crammed all the unease and suspense of 2016 into one trailer. I don't think I'd want to see the full feature. (via Uproxx)

Year-end Lists 2016: News


 John Oliver's last show of the year aired on November 13, and it was way too NSFW for me to post it at the time like I normally do. I kind of expected that after the election. It is mostly about the election, but also includes an expletive-laden roundup of the horrible things that happened in 2016.

Dave Barry's Year in Review

The New York Times Year in Pictures.     

2016’s top 10 news stories ranked by the Associated Press.

So long, 2016: the year of the political earthquake.

The 6 biggest political surprises in 2016. 

The 12 kookiest political moments of the year — that don’t involve Trump or Clinton.

The 4 most severely undersold political stories of 2016.

2016 In Review Fast Facts.

12 Stories From Around The World That Show What Really Happened In 2016.

2016: The Year in Quotes (from world leaders).

The year that broke: 16 ways 2016 let us down.

Inspiring images from the many, many protests of 2016.

The Year in Hoaxes: Pizzagate, Plus-Sized Undies and a Lying Santa.

The Worst Political Predictions of 2016.

The Year That Culture Disappeared.

99 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Good Year.

The Most Awkward TV News Bloopers Of 2016.

The Top 10 Weirdest Stories Of 2016.

2016's Over Now


Tessa Netting sums up the year in a song in Hamilton-style rap. The lyrics are at the YouTube page.

See more year-end lists here.


Miss Cellania's Links

How to Saber Champagne. That's the way to really show off at your New Year's Eve party.

5 Discoveries Made by the Large Hadron Collider (So Far). Physicists think there's a lot more on the horizon.

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary. A rundown of the Star Wars character's extensive career as a Rebel warrior. (via Metafilter)

The Actors Who’ve Played Batman. Eight men have given the Caped Crusader eight different spins.

5 Reasons Fake News Killed Facts In 2016.

Congratulations to reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is officially engaged to tennis star Serena Williams.

Trump May Well Try to Clamp Down on Anti-Trump Humor; Can He?

Guy Who Harassed Leslie Jones and Got Banned From Twitter Now Has a Six-Figure Book Deal. A case of bad behavior paying off spectacularly.

Why Sarah Paulson stole the show in 2016. In The People Vs. OJ Simpson, she perfectly conveyed the real struggles of a woman in a high-profile profession.

Even Small Changes In Global Temperatures Can Have Disastrous Consequences For Birds. Their yearly migration patterns are linked to temperature.

Everything you need to know about New Year's Eve champagne. It's the wine that shouts "celebration!"
 

Found!

(via Fark)

There's More to Life than Washing Dishes



The award-winning short film Hum is the story of a robot, busy with his assigned purpose of washing dishes, when a tiny intruder opens his eyes to the larger world outside the four walls of the kitchen. The robot's epiphany throws everything he knows into doubt.

Tom Teller and his team from Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts produced this animation for their advanced production class. The lesson to be learned from this is that our robot dishwashers should be boxy, brainless, and attached under our kitchen counters. (via Laughing Squid)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Not Asking for Much

Joyful Noise While Praying



My children were taught from a very early age that you should never interrupt a prayer. But I don't think this guy did it on purpose. In fact, I'm sure it was an accident. But it was a lovely accident. Maybe he should pray for grace. The minister didn't seem too bothered. (via Digg)


More Interesting

(via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2016: People

2016 has been a horrible year for celebrity deaths. Chris the Barker, who created this image for a b3ta challenge, will tell you about it.  He's had to update his very popular artwork many times.

The Top Baby Names Of 2016 (100 for girls, 100 for boys).

Men Who Got Away With It in 2016.

The People You Needed To Read About In 2016.

The 18 Biggest Breakout Stars Of 2016.

A Tribute to Barack Obama

Spiros Lena made a tribute to the "coolest President the world has ever seen" set to the song "Don't Go" by Jon Tarifa.

Kim Kardashian, Brangelina and the Most Shocking Celebrity Scandals of 2016.

2016’s Most Charitable Celebrities

38 Celebrity Couples That Got Married This Year.

The 10 Most Dramatic Celebrity Relationship Moments Of 2016.

53 Celebrity Breakups That Prove Love Died In 2016.

Celebrity Deaths in 2016: Some of the Many Famous Figures We Lost This Year. It's a long list.

Stars We Lost


See more year-end lists here.



Bumps on Your Head

Tweet of the Day



Carrie Fisher completed all her scenes for Star Wars Episode VIII before she passed, so we will see Leia Organa next year. (via Uproxx)

She's Got Legs -or Does She?

A few days ago, redditor jr0d7771 posted this picture and gave us a conundrum. There are obviously five young women sitting on the couch. But there are four pairs of legs. The woman in the middle appears to have none. Can you figure it out?

First off, you shouldn't be led by my assumption that it's the middle woman who has no legs. It could be any of them. When you've given up, you can read about the investigation and conclusion at The Concourse.

People Are Awesome: The Best of 2016



People Are Awesome looked back at all the great videos of folks doing impressive things over the past year and compiled them together for you. These athletic young people show off amazing skills while having the time of their lives. The activities themselves are pretty offbeat. There are two guys playing ball while skydiving. A fellow hits a golf ball into a pool. Several people, unaware of each other, use inner tubes as targets of one sort or another. But they are all awesome. (via Tastefully Offensive

Year-end Lists 2016: The Internet

Twitter's look at 2016



The most-shared Tweet and other statistics from Twitter in 2016.

The definitive meme of 2016. The real title of this article is NSFW.

19 of the best Snapchats of 2016.     

100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016. Podcasts to keep your commute interesting for months.

2016’s most popular destinations, according to Instagram.

What Went Viral in 2016 — and Where Is It Now? 

Damn, internet: 9 people made famous by the internet in 2016. 

The Year’s Most Depressing Meme.

The Year in Memes.

These Are The Most Popular YouTube Videos Of 2016.

2016 Internet Slang: A Year in Review.

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet: 2016 in Review.

Google's Year In Search 2016

See what we were looking for in 2016. It wasn't all about the U.S. presidential election, and it wasn't all doom and gloom. But even some is too much. Google has a breakdown of the top search terms by category globally and in each country, plus breakout trends by month, subject, or country, and even a map of search terms.



Cat Enough

(via Fark)

Cats Meet Babies



Bring home a baby to the cat, and the cat will be curious. Some are apprehensive, others are lovey-dovey right away. Once upon a time, when cats were generally considered evil, parents were afraid a cat would suffocate a baby. That wasn't anything nefarious on the cat's part. A few cats over time were seen licking a baby's mouth, because baby's mouths smell like milk. One night I was sick and the baby wouldn't stop crying, and I put the cat into the crib to keep her company so I could rest. That baby has been totally crazy about cats ever since, and she's 19 now.



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Increase Short Term Memory Loss

The Untold Truth Of Darth Vader



You think you everything there is to know about Darth Vader? There have been tons of publicity about Star Wars' most popular character, who has appeared in seven movies so far (and another as a dead icon), but I'll bet there's something in this video that you haven't heard before. I've been following Star Wars since 1977, and even I didn't know about all the shenanigans that went on behind the scenes of the original trilogy. Get the lowdown on Darth Vader right now, in the video and more at Looper.

Sorry, Mom

(via reddit)

Cougar Talk



You've probably heard recorded cougar screams, the blood-curdling threats of a cat determined to vanquish all competitors or warn intruders away. This is different. Mac isn't trying to terrify anyone; he just knows it's time for breakfast, and like any cat, he's going to let you know that he doesn't like to wait. The sounds coming out remind me of a person trying to imitate a cat. Mac lives at Big Cat Rescue in Florida.

Year-end Lists 2016: Sports



Sports was the relatively bright spot in an otherwise bummer of a year. The 2016 Olympics in Rio had its share of scandal (Rio, Ryan Lochte), but it also gave us Michael Phelps and the US gymnastics team. And 2016 also gave us the Cubs.

The stars of Rio 2016.

The 7 Greatest Moments of the Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympic controversies and scandals

Sports Illustrated's most memorable sports moments of 2016.

The Best Sports Photos of 2016.

Some of the best feel-good stories in college sports for 2016.

Top baseball stories of 2016: Cubs win, Odor punches, Jays reach ALCS.

20 Biggest College Football Stories Of 2016.

Top Fantasy Football Stories of 2016.

Top 10 stories of 2016 around Planet Fútbol.

Looking back on the biggest soccer stories of 2016.

The 16 Most Memorable NBA Moments Of 2016.

The 10 Best WWE Matches Of 2016.



See more year-end lists here.


Your Idea

Tweet of the Day



Try not to tear up. I dare you. Gary will be going to live with Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd.


Taken

(Thanks, Bill!)

The Mos Eisley Kazoo Orchestra



A group of Italian musicians cover the various Star Wars themes on kazoos -with the notable exception of the Cantini Band theme. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

4 Classic TV Show Deaths. With video evidence so you can relive the moments.

In the new movie Why Him? Bryan Cranston doesn't like his daughter's new rich boyfriend. In the parody Why Walt? Bryan Cranston is his daughter's rich boyfriend, Walter White. Contains NSFW language.

The U.S. government is asking foreign visitors to hand over their social media profiles. There's no law against it, but the ACLU doesn't like it.

A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet. In which we get a look at the cables that carry signals all over the world.

Marvel icon Stan Lee turned 94 years old, so let's celebrate by watching his movie cameos from the past 16 years.

36 Bizarre Things Being Dropped on New Year’s Eve. Many towns have their own version of the Times Square celebration, with a little local flavor.

The Importance of General Organa.

National Geographic's Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 winners. All winning photographs are available as wallpapers, too! (via Boing Boing)

Year-end Lists 2016: TV

Uproxx's 20 Best TV Shows Of 2016: From O.J. Simpson To Bojack Horseman And Beyond.

io9's 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2016.

Flavorwire's Best TV Shows of 2016.

The Ringer's Best TV Shows of 2016.

The Av. Club's Best of TV 2016, part one and part two.

The Ringer's Best TV Episodes of 2016.

Uproxx's Best TV Episodes Of 2016.

Flavorwire's 10 Best TV Episodes of 2016.

Flavorwire's 15 Best TV Performances of 2016.

23 TV Sex Scenes You Need To See From 2016. NSFW.

The Pop Culture Advent Calendar. A reminder of some of the good things of 2016.

The 40 Most WTF British TV Moments Of 2016. 

The 10 Best SNL Sketches of 2016.

Uproxx's Very Specific Best Of TV Awards For 2016.

37 Of The Best TV Lines From 2016 According To Twitter.


37 TV Deaths Of 2016 We Still Can’t Get Over.

From ‘Snail Trails’ To Singalongs: The Best Stand-Up Specials Of 2016.

See more year-end lists here.

Miss Cellania's Links

The Power of Red Pens, Red-Clad Politicians, and Red Sneakers. What research says about the effect of color.

Iran has the death penalty for homosexuality but subsidizes sex reassignment surgery.  

5 Times Carrie Fisher Made Hollywood History. She was much more than Princess Leia.

Full Star Wars Movie Schedule and Release Date Calendar. Mark your appointment book through the year 2020.

Cheetahs Are Far Closer To Extinction Than We Realized. Loss of habitat has the numbers down to little over 7,000.

Let Kids Lose! Scientists Say It Helps Children Learn Better Judgment. Mistakes made as a child are less costly than those of a young adult.

The 21 Worst Handymen In The World. Sometimes you gotta work around what you already have.

How One Man Used a Deck of Cards to Make Parapsychology a Science. Dr. Joseph B. Rhine develop Zener cards to test psychic abilities.

10 tasty winter-weather drinks to keep you warm. Although they may leave you too tipsy for ice skating.


Everything is Fine: House Republicans Propose Fines for Congressional Live-Streams. We'll no longer get to see sausage being made.

6 New Year Traditions from Around the World. Maybe we should try them all out.
 

Broody

(via Fark)

Tiger

(via Fark)

This Is Why Your New Year's Will SUCK!



Have you ever had a truly wondrous New Year's Eve celebration? Yes? Too bad, that just means all your other New Year holidays will be compared to it, and will never measure up. The New Year is a holiday based on the calendar and the ideas we have imbued it with. The end of one year and the beginning of another is just the change of one day to another, and there's really no magical quality to it. The secret to having a good New Year is to keep your expectations low. And try not to invite a hangover. This is the latest video from AsapSCIENCE.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Weight Gain

Oh, this is about a football player. (via Bad Newspaper)

Worst Cooks in America

(via reddit)

Lounging by the Fire



Four cats and two dogs snuggle together peacefully in front of a warm fire. Can life get any better? Well, yes it does. The title of this video is "The end is worth the wait!" because something does happen. The four kittens -Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike- are being fostered for Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA), but they've already learned the important parts of human language. You can see more of these cats and dogs at beanthechiweenie's Instagram gallery.  (via Laughing Squid)

Year-end Lists 2016: Books



The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016.

The Washington Post's 10 Best books of 2016.

Boing Boing's 2016 Book Guide.

Flavorwire's 15 Best Books of 2016.

Digg's 10 Best Books of 2016.

The A.V. Club's 20 favorite books of 2016.

The 31 Most Interesting Comics of 2016.

io9's 20 Best Comics of 2016.

Buzzfeed's 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016.

Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016.

The Best Memoirs of 2016.

The Best Self-Published Books of 2016.

Buzzfeed's 19 Of The Best YA Books Of 2016.

My Favorite African Science Fiction and Fantasy (AfroSFF) Short Fiction of 2016.

7 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books of 2016.
Hidden gems of 2016: the best books you may have missed.



See more year-end lists here.



Green Olives

Hiking Boots

Year-end Lists 2016: Science




Top 10 science stories of 2016: Gravitational waves, Zika, Proxima b and more.

The biggest science stories in 2016.

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2016.

The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016.

33 Science Facts We Didn’t Know At The Start Of 2016.

6 Science Breakthroughs Of 2016 That Might Save Humanity.

2016's best bits: breakthroughs in science.

16 Depressing Science And Health Stories From 2016.

The Best Space Photos of 2016.

2016: the year in space

The biggest chemistry-related stories from 2016.

Images of 2016 in physics.

The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2016.

The 9 Biggest Archaeology Findings of 2016.

The Coolest Archaeological Finds of 2016.

Reporting Archaeology in the Post-truth Era. 2016 was an epic year for failures of archaeology.

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016.

The best climate graphics of the year.

The Top Eight Ocean Stories That Made Waves in 2016.

A look back at the country’s most disastrous weather of 2016.

Meet the Most Incredible Robots of 2016. 

The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2016. 

The Worst Websites for Science in 2016.

The Biggest Junk Science of 2016.

(Image credit: NASA/ESA)

See more year-end lists here.



Miss Cellania's Links

Liquor Laws Around the World. Every nation limits drinking in their own way.

There is no other helicopter in the world like Marine One, the president's No. 1 getaway vehicle. It's as first-class as a helicopter can get.


A Trump Christmas Carol. (via Boing Boing)

Who Dies Most Often in Movies? It's not Sean Bean.

An 8-year-old dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Superhero Day. http://fusion.net/story/377869/8-year-old-dresses-rbg-for-super-hero-day/ RBG loved it.

Human-robot marriage could be legal by 2050, experts say. But probably not that soon in America.

Meet Margaret Douglas, the Tudor that time forgot. She was never a monarch, but is the ancestor of many.  

When Spinsters Couldn't Get Credit. Even working divorcees and widows lost out because a credit history belonged to their husbands until the 1974.

Clico: The Story of Franz Taaibosch. He was short, talented, and African, so he became of part of the freak show.

Bottlecap

(via reddit)

Monday, December 26, 2016

Wow

The Furniture Farmer



Gavin Munroe has a furniture orchard, where he grows chairs and tables, in Derbyshire, UK. While it takes years to harvest one, that's nothing compared to how long we wait for a tree to produce wood the old-fashioned way. We just aren't there with it as it happens, as he is. Great Big Story talks to Munro about his business that produces functional furniture as works of art. And it doesn't even kill the trees! (via Tastefully Offensive)


Post Apocalyptic Fiction

(via reddit)

Year-end Lists 2016: Movies

Moving Pictures 2016

Relive the films of 2016 in this trailer mashup by teenage film editor Clark Zhu. He included 262 films and sorted them into five parts: epic, silly, suspenseful, romantic, and dramatic. You'll find a list of the films, in the order used, at Zhu's website.

The Ringer's Best Movies of 2016.

Uproxx's 20 Best Films Of 2016.

Digg's 10 Best Movies of 2016.

The Verge's 15 best movies of 2016.

Rotten Tomatoes' top rated movies of 2016.

The best films of 2016 ... that you probably didn't see.

IndieWire's 25 Best Movie Moments of 2016.

io9's Best, Worst, and Most Unforgettable Movie Moments of 2016.

The 25 worst movies of 2016, according to critics.

Sleepy Skunk's 2016 Movie Trailer Mashup


Every year, Sleepy Skunk does a masterful mix of the biggest movies of the year. There are 282 films in the 2016 video. A list of the films used can be found at Sleepy Skunk's Tumblr

IMDb's 2016 Most-Viewed Stars Ranking. 

Flavorwire's 10 Best Documentaries of 2016.

The Best Historical Films of 2016.

Best movie mistakes of 2016.

The best movie trailers of 2016.

The Best Movie Posters of 2016.

The Worst Movie Posters of 2016.

Film Critic David Ehrlich's 25 Best Films of 2016

The first three minutes are a montage of 2016 films. The countdown begins after that. 


See more year-end lists here.



Please Come to the Point

Year-end Lists 2016: Music

As in years past, I spend the final week of December compiling lists of the best of and worst of the year, categorized in different posts. Expect more of this all week long. Today we are looking at the music of 2016.

United State of Pop 2016 (Into Pieces)

DJ Earworm is back with his mashup of the biggest pop hits of the year. The 2016 version continues a trend that aging folks know well -every year the music gets less recognizable. But it's got a good beat; I can dance to it.

The best songs of 2016: A 24-hour Spotify playlist.

Digg's 10 Best Songs of 2016.

The Ringer's Best Singles of 2016.

Rolling Stone's Highest Rated Albums of 2016.

The Ringer's Best Albums of 2016.

Bandcamp's Best Albums of 2016.

Uproxx's 20 Best Albums Of 2016.

The A.V. Club’s 20 best albums of 2016.

Spin's 50 Best Albums of 2016.

Digg's 10 Best Albums of 2016.

Album of the Year's albums of 2016.

Uproxx's Best Country Albums, Best Rap Albums, Best R&B Albums, and Best Pop Albums Of 2016.

The Best Southern Records 2016.

19 Best Music Videos Of 2016.

The year in band names, 2016.

Best of Bootie 2016 (the best song mashups).

These Are The Five Worst Songs Of 2016.

You Came For 2016





Miss Cellania's Links

Alien: Covenant Trailer, Release Date, Casting, Story Details & Everything We Know. Ridley Scott's new sequel/prequel is scheduled to be in theaters on May 17.

23 Teachers You Wish You Had As Your Teacher. A sense of humor goes a long way.

2016: The Year American Cinema Was Saturated in Beauty, and American Reality Was Saturated in Ugliness. Contains spoilers for some recent films.

She Went To Alaska To Photograph Polar Bears In Snow, But Found No Snow. The bears, however, posed nicely for pictures.

75 Years After Her Debut, Wonder Woman Remains Iconic. Her creator, William Moulton Marston, imbued her with his personal concept of feminism.

The Most Commonly Misused English Words. Check to see if you know their exact meanings. 

8 wacky ways to top a latke. Because you can't risk getting tired of those wonderful treats.

6 Badass Unsung Heroes From History's Darkest Hours.

Donald Trump will be president because James Comey and Loretta Lynch were scared. This is how bullies win.

Can't Hang Out

(via Buzzfeed)

Man and Fish are Old Friends



The Asian sheepshead wrasse is a long-lived, funny-looking fish native to the Pacific Ocean near Korea, Japan, and China. Hiroyuki Arakawa is a diver who made friends with a wrasse named Yoriko over 25 years ago. Arakawa dives to an underwater Shinto shrine at Japan's Tateyama Bay, and taps out a familiar call with a hammer. Yoriko then knows he has a visitor. Arakawa obviously enjoys seeing Yoriko, and you can assume that Yoriko is just as happy. (via the Presurfer)

How to Pitch a Tent



New Zealand dad Jordan Watson erects a tent with the help of his daughters. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Motivation

Robot Around The Christmas Tree



It's a Christmas song for the robot apocalypse! This chilling tune is by samuraiguitarist. I, for one, welcome our robot overlords. If they're listening, that is. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

The Baby Cried, So Everyone Cried

(via reddit)

A Peacock Spider Christmas



Jürgen Otto, also known as peacockspiderman, takes wonderful closeup videos of peacock spiders doing their colorful mating dances. Others use his videos as a jumping-off point for silly but entertaining remixes. By the magic of video effects, Snake Buddies took some of his footage and made a delightful Christmas video featuring spiders in the holiday spirit! (via Laughing Squid)

Tree's on Fire

A Cake Wrecks Christmas

See a roundup of holiday horrors at Cake Wrecks. And here's more.

Making Ribbon Candy



Even if you don't eat it, you must admit that old fashioned ribbon candy is beautiful and takes you back to Christmas of your childhood. Watch as the folks at Lofty Pursuits make it the old-fashioned way. Watching a confectioner make candy is mesmerizing. They make it look so simple, but we all know that without the expertise and the specialized equipment, this project is impossible. But you can buy the candy at Public Displays of Confection.