Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tweet of the Day


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Today's Menu

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All Cats Go to Heaven



Bruce and Terry Jenkins have led an interesting life. Now that they are retired, they spend their time running a private shelter called Cat's Cradle. They have 30 cats, all of them rescues, elderly cats who have outlived their original owner, and spend their sunset years being loved and fussed over by the Jenkins. They are awesome people. Stay for the credits, where we get to see the finished butterfly garden. (via The Atlantic)




Honesty

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French Bulldog Fosters Kittens for the ASPCA



You know how you name a dog, and then he ends up answering to "No! No!" because that's what he hears most? We don't know whether that applies to the French bulldog Nono, or if they just skipped the first part to make things easier. But his name is Nono, and he's a Very Good Dog. Nono's human Megan Noes (which seriously makes his name Nono Noes) works at the New York City ASPCA’s Kitten Nursery, and brings home kittens to foster. Nono provides the kittens with warm, fluffy love and supervision, and helps them get used to dogs before they are adopted. Read more about Nono at Gothamist. (via Metafilter)

Cirque du Soufflé

What else would you expect from a joint named Le Maison Pretentieuse? That doesn't even make sense in French. This comic is from Tree Lobsters.

Forest

Worlds Worst Sheepdog



Nelson, a terrier mix, is not rounding up the sheep. It's more like the sheep are rounding him up! Or maybe he's a born leader, as they do follow him. But he's not leading them anywhere but in circles. From the sound of his voice, owner James Bell does not expect any more of him. There are more videos of the world's worst sheepdog at YouTube. (via Tastefully Offensive)


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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?
That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

In America, Naturalized Citizens No Longer Have an Assumption of Permanence.   

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

What Do Morticians Do With the Blood They Take Out of Dead Bodies?

More Than 600 Members Of Jeff Sessions’ Church Have Filed A Formal Complaint Against Him Over Immigrant Family Separations.   

How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

A blast from the past (2012): The Bell Witch of Tennessee.

Your Own Cat

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Dancing in Movies



Ready for a feel good break? This video has clips from almost 300 movies (listed here), set to song listed here. (via reddit)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Looking for Love

Freezing 200,000 Tons of Lethal Arsenic Dust



Giant Mine near Yellowknife, in Canada's Northwest Territories, extracted a lot of gold in its time. Then the gold ran out, and the company went bankrupt in 2004. They left behind 237,000 metric tons of arsenic trioxide as a side effect of the mining operation, although that amount does not include the arsenic that has escaped into the environment. You can read more about Giant Mine's history here. The Canadian government was left to deal with the arsenic. Tom Scott introduces us to the technology that won't destroy the arsenic, but will keep the dust from seeping into the air and water. Read more about the Giant Mine Remediation Project at its website. (via Digg)

Ole Meme

The distracted boyfriend meme has no doubt been a thing long before film, too. Charlie Chaplin just knew a good visual. (via reddit)

Lucas the Spider in Naptime



Lucas the adorable young spider is looking for a place to nap. It has to be perfect: private and cozy and away from distractions. When you are a tiny spider, there are a lot of spots to choose from! Spoiler- he finds a good place. (via Laughing Squid)


Mom!

Transitioning from normal English to '90s slang isn't making you cool, not by a long shot. Teen slang evolves specifically to be different from what their parents say. Better to not say anything at all about a 15-year-old. Take it from me, your relationship will change drastically when they want driving lessons and advice in choosing a college. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble. 

School Parking Permits

It's another case of giving more to those who already have. If you have to skip studying to make it to your fast food job on time, be prepared to work some extra hours for a parking permit, too. (via Buzzfeed)

Too Many Vitamins



T.J. was a 14-year-old who ate gummy vitamins as if they were candy. It was a language problem- he thought they were candy. While he ate too many every day, the day he consumed an entire bottle (150 gummies), he landed in the hospital with strange symptoms. YouTuber Chubbyemu takes us through the process of diagnosis and treatment, and explains in detail what a vitamin overdose does to one's body. It's not pretty. Chubbyemu has a series of horrific medical stories in his YouTube channel. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

Brain in a Bucket. A new method for tissue analysis got a man sent to prison for life on its first use in forensics. (via Nag on the Lake)

Why Coca-Cola Purposely Designed a Soft Drink to Fail.

Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

The Curious Death of George Wythe. And why no one paid the price. (via Strange Company)

Bringing the Thunder.

After her child is born, a mother learns that equal parenting means giving dad a chance.

A blast from the past (2014): French Fries Around the World.

Weird Personal Habit

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Ya Think?

Parrot Sings "Bacon Pancakes"



Milo the Quaker parrot sings along with his human, Erica Croke. The song is a classic, "Bacon Pancakes" from the TV show Adventure Time. Milo must watch the show a lot, or he sings it a lot, or he just loves making -or eating- pancakes. You can see more of Milo at his Facebook page.

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The Sounds of Children



This is audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, made available by ProPublica. If children crying for their parents bothers you, this will bother you, but you need to hear it. There are subtitles.

The Trump administration instituted a new policy a couple of months ago that every person crossing the border illegally will be arrested. Crossing the border illegally is a misdemeanor. Since children cannot be sent to jail, they are sent to separate holding facilities without their parents, which are defined as "not jail." Over 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in this manner since April, and so many more are coming in every day that a new tent city was erected overnight in Texas to hold the overflow.

It is legal to cross the border at an official port of entry to ask for asylum. Many of the people arrested are seeking asylum, but the border patrol is not allowing people to cross at an official port of entry for the purpose of asylum. So they enter elsewhere, ask for asylum, and are arrested. 

The current administration has stated that this tactic is being used as a deterrent, so that people will not come to the US for asylum. Put yourself in a refugee's place. If your home country is so dangerous that you'd walk to the US to escape it, any haven is better than no haven. If I were forced to choose between my child dying or being separated from me, I'd choose the separation. But it's still evil and unnecessary, and our federal government is only doing it to inflict pain upon these families. Trump says he will lift the child separation practice if Congress gives him an immigration bill that includes $25 billion for a border wall. Does that not sound like ransom to you?

There are plenty of people who think arresting refugees is a fine tactic, that we can't have so many immigrants here. Their ancestors who came to the US as refugees ...well, they say that's different. I am a white woman born in the US, but there is nothing at all that makes me any more deserving of safety and freedom than someone fleeing a lawless country to seek safety for their family. God loves the refugee children as much as He loves me.

Twenty years ago today, I took a child out of a Communist country and brought her to the US to grow up in an intact family. When I, an American, walked into the US Consulate at Guangzhou, our group passed through hundreds of Chinese citizens outside who had been waiting for weeks just to get an appointment to ask for a US visa. We walked right in, privileged because of an accident of birth. And now we have children being separated from their mothers and fathers right here in our country, sent to their own jails and camps, with no protocol in place to reunite them with their parents, who could be deported without them. That ain't right, no matter who you are.

What kind of nation have we turned into?


Customer Loyalty Rewards

I honestly think all the local grocery is getting from me are my grocery-buying habits, which is obvious. I don't use a smart phone, and my store account is set up without email, much less social media. They still manage to send me coupons for what I'm going to buy. However, I'm sure there are plenty of hyper-connected people that make all that information accessible to them without even thinking about it. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.

Managers Special

Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World?



The worst mosquito tourist experience I know is Roanoke Island in North Carolina, and the best is at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. But when you go to Disney World in Orlando, you're too busy having fun to notice the lack of mosquitoes. The theme park is built on a swamp in Florida, so what gives? The truth is that Disney goes to great lengths to control the mosquito population. Rob Plays explains how that happens.

Miss Cellania's Links

How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

The Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used to Justify Detaining Children Has a Disgusting History. It's the verse you use when you don't have a moral leg the stand on. 

Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses. (Thanks, WTM!)

George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse. (via Ars Technica)

The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy. (via Strange Company)

The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War. America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture.

Watch Tiny Crab Spiders Take Flight With 10-Foot Silk Parachutes.

How to claim your maple syrup.


A blast from the past (2016): The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.



The Cats' Orchestra


Anyone who ever saw The Aristocats knows that cats make music like nobody's business. Click the "more" button to see 14 cats playing their chosen instruments.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Grand Larceny

Once In A Lifetime: Isolated Vocals



"Once in a Lifetime" by The Talking Heads with just David Byrne and the chorus, without any musical instruments, sounds like the depraved rantings of a lunatic mind. (via Dangerous Minds)


Strategic Slice

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Blood Oath

Ew. Fresh blood is fairly clean, yet you don't know where that hand has been. But that's nothing compared to the world of bacteria crawling inside the mouth of someone with such weak gums. This comic is from Jake Likes Onions. http://jakelikesonions.com/post/174856492449/flossing -via Geeks Are Sexy https://www.geeksaresexy.net/

To Dad

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How to Film a Canada Lynx in the Wild



The Wild Canadian Year is a five-part TV series about Canadian wildlife. Sam Ellis' assignment for the show was to film a Canada lynx in its natural habitat. Not an easy task, as remaining invisible is a big part of a lynx's lifestyle. But over time, Sam tracked and got to know a cat he called Mad Max. He spent 76 days trying to get some good footage of Max hunting. So here we have a videographer following a cameraman following a lynx following rabbits for more than two months, so let's appreciate the result. 

Fathers Day Links

18 Of The Most Dad Things Dads Do On Family Vacations.

Literally Just 30 Celebrity Dads With Their Kids Who Are So Cute You Might Cry.

17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful.

Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

Daddy’s finally home: 14 deadbeat TV dads who made good. Everything’s different when Daddy comes back.

20 Hilarious Comics That Get Real About Fatherhood.

The TV Dad is American History.

I Had No Idea What Fatherhood Was Going to Be Like.

Fathers Day Cake Wrecks.

The 10 Worst Movie Dads for Father's Day. 

A Comik.

Criminal Cat

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Advice for Dad



From the 1932 movie Horse Feathers. Groucho was 11 years older than his brother Zeppo, so he was convincing enough to play his Dad. Happy Fathers Day!

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Rob Rogers tell the story here. (via Metafilter)


Saturday, June 16, 2018

As You'd Expect

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Marmalade Loves His Dad




Chris Poole brings us a cute Fathers Day greeting in which his cat Marmalade expresses his thoughts. (via Laughing Squid)

Father's Day Portraits

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Hot Enough For Ya?

I haven't turned on the air conditioning yet this year. It's not that bad in here at all. Part of it is getting used to not being in air conditioning all the time. The other part is crucial: I live in a 112-year old house with high ceilings and adequate windows. I have window fans in the front, pulling in air from the back. Ceiling fans, too. And the stairwell pulls heat upstairs, where no one lives right now. The real payoff comes with the electricity bill, which has a comparison of how much power I used in the same month last year. 

Dinner's Ready!

A comic from War And Peas.

Ink Pen

What Causes Insomnia?



If you're stressing out about something specific, you know what's causing you to lose sleep. When you don't know what's causing it, the stress only increases like a snowball rolling downhill. This TED-Ed lesson from Dan Kwartler goes into the mechanisms that disrupt your normal sleep cycle. (via Digg)

Larry

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The Dog Who Was A Cat Inside



In this short film by Siri Melchior, a dog and a cat share the same body. Their desires are often at odds as they wander the streets of Paris. (via The Kid Should See This)

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Friday, June 15, 2018

I'd Be Angry, Too

Macintosh Startup Sound History



Here's a nerdy-as-heck video for Mac users, about the evolution and imminent death of the Mac startup sound. PC users won't find it at all interesting. In 1988, my husband and I finally trashed our ancient Apple II and got a used Mac Plus. Since then, I've used a Mac SE, Mac Classic, Performa, iMac G3, two Mac Minis, and two iMacs. I also have a Cube that I inherited, but haven't yet used. My latest iMac was purchased in 2016, and I hate that it doesn't have a disc drive, but I am glad that it still has the "Bonnnng!" startup sound. (via Geeks Are Sexy

World Record

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70 People Reveal How To Count Money in Their Country



In the latest video from Condé Nast Traveler, we watch people from around the world count the same stack of dollars. On the surface, it looks like most of them are doing it the same way, but when you look closely, there are variations that would be hard to replicate once you've learned your own way to count cash. Too bad we don't get to practice as much as we should. And you have to wonder whether these ingrained habits will fade away as we move closer to a cashless society. (via Boing Boing

Can't Complain

This comic is from The Obscure Gentleman.

Thor is a Disney Princess

Here's proof! (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Eyewitness Accounts of Lincoln's Assassination



Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 153 years ago, a good fifty years before we had moving pictures with sound. In 1929 and 1930, Movietone News got interviews with Charles W. Lewis and J.W. Epperson about the assassination. (via Laughing Squid)



Miss Cellania's Links

Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State. How they are treated depends on their score of loyalty not to the US, but to Trump. 

The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

The 20 Companies With The Biggest Pay Gap Between The CEO And The Average Worker, Charted. Most of us can't understand why anyone in the world needs to earn more than a million dollars a year.

32 Phrases That Are Instant, Gigantic Red Flags. None of which will be news to you.

The Trumps: Donald is called in to see the boss. D'Oh!

A Disgruntled Federal Employee’s 1980s Desk Calendar. It's a personal and historical document, and a work of art. (via Metafilter)  

A blast from the past (2013): 10 Mosaics Made With Unusual Objects.

Fighting Insomnia

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Cummulus & Nimbus



Every gag about clouds you can fit into a 45-second video is here in this cute animation from German producers we think things. (via Laughing Squid)

Tweet of the Day


I know! You know the updating process is going to take a couple of hours, and that would be fine if you could just start it and go somewhere or take a nap. But updating also requires you to enter your password every 15 minutes or so, or else the process won't proceed. Then after all that, you find out the updates are for something you never use anyway, like iTunes. (via Buzzfeed)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

German Sausage

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Raccoon and the Light



A cute animated story of a raccoon finding a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark. (via The Kid Should See This)

Self-Control

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True Facts : Pangolins Posse



Ze Frank tells us about anteaters, tamanduas, numbats, echidnas, pangolins, and other mammals that eat insects. They are a funny-looking group that have nothing else to do with each other, which makes them the perfect subject for the True Facts series. Warning: contains a brief shot of an echidna penis. (via Laughing Squid)

Soda

This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Fingers

TinyKittens Update



The kittens have been separated from their moms Chloe and Ramona to get the mom's milk to dry up. That's so that the queens can undergo treatment for kidney disease -and Chloe needs dental surgery. Afterward, they will be spayed. But the kitten Aura cannot nurse due to a cleft palate, and she gets to visit Chloe and Ramona. The moms are delighted to see her. Ramona was always diligent about cleaning the kittens and she goes into overdrive with the spit bath. Chloe eventually has to restrain Ramona's zealousness. Meanwhile, the other kittens are busy playing under the watchful eye of Grandpa Mason. You can still follow the family in their livestream.

Miss Cellania's Links

The Day the Sun Erupted. Every eleven years or so, plasma will spew hundreds of thousands of kilometers out from the sun's surface.

The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter. The city welcomed refugees from Nazi persecution when no one else would.

The 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History. Watch out for the dehydrated cane syrup from a banana republic!

A Brief Compendium of Vintage Hollywood Test Shots. Hair, makeup, and wardrobe had to be perfect for the biggest names in Hollywood.

ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back.

The First Look At Wonder Woman 2 Sees a Surprising Hero Return. What could have been a spoiler is now the main promotional hook.

The History of Flexi Discs. Sound recordings on the cheap alternative to vinyl were good for everything from marketing to Cold War smuggling.

30 Iconic Performances That Were Actually Plan B (Or Plan Z). In the end, the right person got to play the role or sing the song.

A Very Mighty Finn. Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was the head of the Finnish military during World War II, when the country was stuck between a rock and a hard place: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. 

A blast from the past (2009): Alert, Nunavut: Top of the World.

You Wish This Was Your Cat

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Be On the Lookout!

Fingertips + The Last Jedi



Here's a music video for the song "Fingertips" by They Might Be Giants, illustrated with scenes from The Last Jedi. Contains movie spoilers, and some deleted scenes. There's another version with The Force Awakens, and the other Star Wars films.  (via Metafilter)

Invisible Man Costume



This guy stole the show at the Phoenix Comicon in 2016. I wonder how he did at the costume competition. (via TYWKIWDBI)


What You Can Do



The US government has started arresting anyone crossing the border without a visa, including those seeking legal asylum. Since you can't send kids to jail, that results in children being separated from their parents as a matter of course. Parents are not told where their children are, nor when they will get to see them. Children are held in crowded facilities until foster homes can be arranged, which can take a while and often sends children to far away states.

Tomorrow is a day of protest against family separation as US policy. Families Belong Together has a list of events nationwide you can participate in on June 14. If you can't make it to a demonstration, you can donate to the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project or KIND (Kids in Needs of Defense). There are other groups working to help refugees and asylum seekers, too.


Resistance

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Tim Burton's Dumbo



Disney has another live-action remake of an animated classic coming out in 2019. This one is Dumbo, from director Tim Burton. We can expect that the story will be quite different from the 1941 film, which had hardly any humans with speaking roles.
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Yeah, that sounds very different. Dumbo is scheduled to hit theaters on March 29, 2019. (via Laughing Squid)

Gifts

This comic is from Lunarbaboon.

So Many Levels

Concrete Buffer



Here's a classic from about ten years ago that's just as funny today. (via reddit)

The Saga of the MPR Raccoon


Thousands of people have been holding their breath for a couple of days now, because a raccoon has been climbing the outside of a high-rise building in St. Paul. It was first spotted on Monday, perched in a niche on the 7th floor of the Town Square building.

When local office workers tried a rescue operation, the creature jumped to the nearby 25-story UBS Tower, where it climbed to the upper floors. Attorney Sheila Donnelly-Coyne watched the raccoon in the window of her 23rd-floor office, where the windows do not open.
The office also had seen some firefighters filtering through. Donnelly-Coyne said authorities set up live traps on the roof, together with some cat food to entice the little one to climb just a few floors more. She says the firefighters told her office that other measures — such as reaching for the animal with window washing equipment — would very likely scare and "endanger the animal." So for now, the high drama has become a waiting game.

The TV stations KARE11 and WCCO set up livestreams so everyone could watch the critter's progress. Crowds gathered in the streets below. Someone launched a Twitter account under the name The MPR Raccoon.

Folks nationwide began to follow the story, as the raccoon climbed to various floors. James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies who has a soft spot for raccoons, offered a reward.

Last night, people began to breath a little easier when the raccoon started climbing down the building.

But that didn't last long. He/she descended to the 16th floor, then reversed and went back up! And then, about 2:30 this morning, the raccoon made it to the roof!

There's no word yet on whether the raccoon went for the cat food or made it to the traps. You can follow the story on Twitter. 

Update: Good news! (Thanks, Edward!)



And so we can wrap up the saga of the MPR Raccoon with a music video.







Miss Cellania's Links

What to Expect from HBO's Game of Thrones Spinoff. The prequel is set thousands of years before the story we know.

People are Already Making Questionable Decisions With Elon Musk’s Flamethrowers. While you may be concerned, you're surely not surprised.

How the West Was Wired. When Ma Bell didn't want to spend money running phone lines to isolated farms, western homesteaders came up with their own plan. (via Metafilter)

The Wandering Needle. The painful case of a sewing needle ending up in a kidney stone. (via Strange Company)

The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained.

Why Harry Potter’s Witch Hats Disappeared and Jedis Wear Robes. Costume inconsistencies in movie series are often artistic decisions that shouldn't be taken too seriously.

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor. When you're poor, you depend on "survival math."

Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence? A new study shows the Peter Principle holds true, at least for salespeople. (via Boing Boing)

The Race to Save Arctic Cities. They were designed and built for a climate that is changing rapidly.


A blast from the past (2009): The Rise of the Flapper.

Catnip

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Deep Insight

An Honest Trailer for The Incredibles



With Incredibles 2 coming out this weekend, Screen Junkies takes a long-overdue look at The Incredibles for an Honest Trailer. That movie came out in 2004, which was so long ago that the theater I saw it in has been torn down and replaced with a clothing store. Maybe the reason they haven't done an Honest Trailer before is that they can't find much to snark about. They got around that by using this time to compare The Incredibles to all the other pop culture heroes they are better than. I almost thought that they were going to completely overlook Edna Mode, but she makes an appearance before the video is done. (via Tastefully Offensive)
  

Hearts

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Dog Saves the Day



She locked herself out of the house. However, there's a sliding glass door that's only held shut by a sawed-off broom handle, and the dog is inside with it. All Sam has to do is retrieve the stick. His years of training in stick-fetching suddenly pay off! That's a good dog. (via reddit)

Is This Seat Taken?

A comic from War And Peas.