Sunday, September 22, 2019

10 Forgotten Fads from the 1970s



From CB radios to leisure suits, these are the things from the '70s that should be forgotten. The local TV ads haven't yet left.

It's Morning!

(via Fark)

The Table Ballet



A classic routine from Charlie Chaplin, seen in the 1925 film The Gold Rush. (via Cynical-C)

Tweet of the Day



The recipe sounds nasty, but the visual effect is nice. (via Boing Boing)



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Festival Fun

Who? Are You Paranoid?



"Who AreYou?" from The Who mashed up with "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath. Yes, it's another masterful Bill McClintock edit. 

A Memorable Birthday Cake

Chad Riden's grandma turned 101 years old. When her children ordered the birthday cake, they said she would be one hundred and one. So the decorator wrote a hundred, then a one. Here she is, trying to look upset, but you know she's suppressing a giggle.

A discussion on the wording of numbers tells us that you shouldn't use the word "and" because the numerals would be 100.1 or maybe 100.01 which some say is taught in school, but I'd never heard of that before. In this case, you can be sure that the decorator just wasn't thinking. If it were a proper cake phrase, the numeral would be 101st. You might imagine what would have happened if they'd have asked for "Happy one hundred and first birthday."   

-via reddit

Kiss Me Maybe



In this song parody, YouTuber Liechee uses Carly Rae Jepson's song "Call Me Maybe" to tell the story of The Little Mermaid. It's not only a clever and funny idea (if a little dated), but the song and video turned out right nice. (via Geeks Are Sexy

Do You Know What Today Is?



Every year, Demi Adejuyigbe reminds us of the importance of September 21st in music and more. See his previous productions on this date here.

The Ocean

How many ways does Mother Nature have to warn us that something is very wrong? More importantly, are we going to listen and change our ways? This comic is from Lunarbaboon.

A Plea for Help

Parts

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Lydia the Tattooed Lady



Groucho Marx from the movie At The Circus. (via Everlasting Blort)

Tweet of the Day

Friday, September 20, 2019

Public Servant

Neighbor

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Deep Purple Lip-Syncs "Hush"



Deep Purple li-i-sync their 1968 song "Hush" poolside, with and without instruments. This looks pretty casual, which makes it way more fun. (via Laughing squid)

Cowboy Myths

Now you know everything you need to know about cowboys. This comic is from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.

Busted

(via Bored Panda)

Robot Tryst



For months, they were just two robots passing in the night. But one evening the stars aligned for them, they finally met, and sparks flew. They coupled and then fell asleep. Philip Bloom captured the incident on two Nest cameras and another camera attached to his cat feeder. Since both robots have edge detectors, you'll have to watch the video to see how it happened. (via Digg)
 



Area 51 Raiders

Here's a picture taken early this morning somewhere in Nevada of the first folks ready to storm Area 51. The event is was originally called  “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” before it was changed at the last minute. Maybe they can't stop all of us, but the US military will have no trouble stopping these couple of dozen people. There are probably more journalists around than raiders. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

Grandpa Mason, the elderly feral tomcat who fostered countless kittens for TinyKittens, is scheduled to cross the rainbow bridge this morning. Condolences can be left at Facebook.

What you need to know about the whistleblower scandal in Washington. And a video update

An artist who goes by tragopandemonium spent three weeks making a turtle costume for her friend, and it turned out to be amazing. You can see the entire process in pictures and text at imgur. (via Boing Boing)

When American Waitresses Were Labeled ‘Women of Ill Repute.’

New KFC Sandwich: Fried Chicken on Donuts. (via Mashable)

How the Turtleneck Became the Iconic Look for the Creative Genius. (via Metafilter)

Explosion at Bull Semen Factory. The jokes just wrote themselves.

Teaching the Contradictions of Stone Mountain.

When New Yorkers Burned Down a Quarantine Hospital. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2012): 14 of Your Dog's Wild Relatives.

Identity Poem

(via Fark)

Appreciating Our Parents



A vintage short given the MST3K treatment!

Tweet of the Day


(via Buzzfeed)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Martinez

Reylo



Auralnauts are back with another Star Wars song, addressing the relationship between Kylo Ren and Rey during the movie The Last Jedi... and it only took them two years. The jam called "Reylo" is a love song with a catchy dance beat and silly rhymes delivered in Kylo's voice as if he were wearing that Darth Vaderish mask. The lyrics are available at the YouTube page. It's a good production about old news, but it makes you wonder what's going to happen in episode nine, which is only three months away now. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Knock Knock

(via reddit)

Where Ralph Went



Half-Asleep Chris was worried when his cat Ralph stayed out all night. Ralph wouldn't disclose where he went, so Chris outfitted Ralph (and his brother Tom) with a GPS tracker to find out. What resulted is a combination of cute cat video, investigation, and comedy, as Chris wryly tells the story of two very normal cats and their shenanigans. There are even original songs in this! (via Digg)



Crunch Time

In my day job, I have noticed that crunch time can last for months. On the rare day when everything goes as planned and all my assignments are completed on time, it's a pleasant surprise, and usually can be attributed to a screwup beyond my control, like the lack of raw materials. The entire experience has reinforced my views on how undue stress at the bottom constantly enriches those at the top. This comic is from Jeff Lofvers at Don't Hit Save.

Villains

Better Call Trump: Money Laundering 101



Deep fake technology allows Donald Trump to be put into the TV show Better Call Saul, along with his son-in-law Jared Kushner. (via Boing Boing)

Pregnancy Test

(via Fark)

Pictures of Matchstick Men



By Status Quo. (via Dangerous Minds)

Tweet of the Day

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Multitasking

(Thanks, John Manning!)

The Joy of Boyhood



Two boys have discovered something extremely fun- a pedal-activated trash can! I first saw this at reddit, where the comment thread has countless stories of dumb and/or dangerous things little boys did for fun, fondly remembered by the survivors. (via Bored Panda)

Measuring Heat

(via reddit)

Bought a Cake

Now if he were really productive, he would have made that cake instead of buying it. I rarely make to-do lists, although I really should. My most productive time is in the morning, and I fade by 2PM or so. I lay down for a nap and think, "The day if half over, and I haven't done anything." Then I take inventory of what I've actually accomplished, and I'm so impressed with my progress that I fall asleep satisfied. Then I get up in the evening and do little to nothing until it's almost bedtime, then scramble to finish what I really need to do. I can't say it's a bad system, but there could be a few tweaks. Then again, why should I be productive all the time? This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Catcalling

I'm reminded of a night in college, when I was standing outside with my date, who had hair longer than mine. A car full of guys pulled up and started flirting. When Chaz responded with a friendly but deep-voiced greeting, the driver flashed an expression I'll never forget, and sped off. (via Pleated-Jeans)

Just A Closer Walk With Thee



The legendary Doreen Ketchens busking in New Orleans. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

Everywhere You Can Get Free & Super-Cheap Cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger Day, September 18. None of these are anywhere near me.

What The Inventories Of Various Emergency Services Look Like Over The World. (via Metafilter)

The Signature Film of Every Major City.


Boomerang cutter!!

How Did the Whole Stan Lee Cameo Thing Start? The answer grew to encompass an entire biography of Lee, which has many fascinating parts.

Dead Bodies Continue to Move for Over a Year. (via Damn Interesting)

This was the background of my life for years. That comes with being married to a bass player. (via Metafilter)

Trump's Asylum Policies Sent Him Back to Mexico. He Was Kidnapped Five Hours Later By a Cartel. (via Digg)

The Hardest Props I Ever Made. Hollywood pros share their stories. (via Boing Boing)

A blast from the past (2008): The Coldest Places on Earth.

Princess

(via Fark)

She's A Lady



Music by Tom Jones, video by Disney.

Tweet of the Day


(via Buzzfeed)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ethics Session

Plan A



A team from Science and Global Security put together a scenario of what could happen is a limited nuclear war broke out between the Russians and the US, starting with an attack on the NATO countries of Europe. The beginning is scary enough, but when the Americans get involved, we find out what a nuclear arsenal really is.
This four-minute audio-visual piece is based on independent assessments of current U.S. and Russian force postures, nuclear war plans, and nuclear weapons targets. It uses extensive data sets of the nuclear weapons currently deployed, weapon yields, and possible targets for particular weapons, as well as the order of battle estimating which weapons go to which targets in which order in which phase of the war to show the evolution of the nuclear conflict from tactical, to strategic to city-targeting phases.
The casualty count, estimated to be 90 million within just a few hours, does not include victims of radioactive fallout or lack of resources after the destruction. Read more about the simulation at the Science and Global Security website. (via Digg)

Reality TV Timeline

(via reddit)

Elixirs



Click to the right to advance this comic. You might see where it's going before you get there. And it may explain how out magical legends came about in the first place! This stories brought to you by The Crowbar Comics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Policemen

Alex Trebek Saying the Word "Genre"



Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! is a bilingual Canadian-American. "Genre" is a French word, so he pronounces it the French way. This supercut schools you on how it should be done. (via Neatorama)

Miss Cellania's Links

25 Facts That Prove You're Picturing History Wrong.

A Prankster's Obituary. (via Bored Panda)

15 Things You Should Never, Ever Put in the Dishwasher. (via Nag on the Lake)

My TerezΓ­n Diary. Zuzana Justman tells the gripping story of her unconventional family, their time in the concentration camp, and her mother's arrest. (via Metafilter)

16 Soothing Facts about Muzak.

Hypoxia City. Scientists are studying the people who live in La Rinconada, Peru, at twice the altitude of Aspen to learn about altitude sickness. (via Digg)

Andrew Jackson Was A Real-Life Horror Movie Monster.

The Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” is scheduled for this Friday, September 20. The US military is instituting defense measures, including temporary flight restrictions. (via Gizmodo)

What could be better than an experiment that involved observing 40 kittens playing? And if you wanted to explain how the scientific method works to elementary students, you couldn't find a more engaging example than an experiment to find what kind of scratching toy those kittens prefer. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2008): The Retro Fun and Games House.

No!

(via Fark)

Dance, Lucy, Dance!



Lucille Ball in a scene from the 1940 movie Dance Girl, Dance. (via Bits and Pieces)

Tweet of the Day


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Monday, September 16, 2019

Vegetables

(via Bad Menu)

Battle at Big Rock



The short film Battle at Big Rock is a Jurassic World scene, written by Colin Trevorrow  and Emily Carmichael and directed by Trevorrow, that acts as a bridge between Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the next sequel, which should be in theaters sometime in 2021. The Daily Dot tells us more.
Fallen Kingdom ended with Jurassic World’s dinosaurs escaping into the wild, adding a dangerous new element to the ecosystem. Battle at Big Rock is our first look at that strange new world, with a young family confronting some unexpected dinosaurs while on a camping trip. It’s a cool scene, but if anything, the credits are better, sharing some found footage clips of dinosaurs out there in the real world.
I have so many questions. When did people stop being afraid of dinosaurs? Who goes camping in a world where giant predators roam? You really should watch this in full screen mode. Stay through the credits for more glimpses of dinosaurs.

Gotta Learn Somehow

(via reddit)

Why This Creepy Melody is in So Many Movies



You probably never realized how many times you've heard the same four-note logo during a sad, stressful, or foreboding scene in movies over the years. It's not as blatant as the inception BRAAAM, and it's far older. As far back as the 13th century, believe it or not. Here's the song's history from Vox. (via Digg)

Apology

Where have we heard this before? So, so many places. This comic is from Zack Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. You can go to the comic link and get an extra punchline in the hovertext and another by pushing the red button.

Quote

I miss Molly Ivins. (Thanks, Vic Leeds!)

The World's Bounciest Pogo Stick



I came across this video and initially skipped it, because I've seen enough stunt videos where we get a long explanation for something dangerous you should definitely not do. But this ain't that; it's fictional. And comedic. That's pretty rare on the internet these days, compared to ten years ago. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Your Muscles Do Remember... But Not The Way You Think



You might think of the term "muscle memory" as something like riding a bike. Even if you haven't done it in many years, you soon have all the moves down again. That's not what muscles do, but what muscles really do is way more interesting. Hank Green of SciShow explains.


Miss Cellania's Links

The Annals of Improbable Research awarded their 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes. The winners included studies on scrotum temperature symmetry, training surgeons with a clicker, and why wombat poop comes out in cubes.

An Eclipse on Jupiter.

It’s time this Kitschiest of Obscure Vintage Treasures had a Comeback. Would you recognize an epergne if you saw one?

Arnold Schwarzenegger Isn't Competitive. He Just Likes to Win. A profile of  a 72-year-old Terminator.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Winners. 

I am not at all interested in all that food.

33 Wedding Nightmares That'll Make You Glad You're Single. 

How to Lose Weight While Barely Moving. You might be surprised at how many calories the world's best chess players expend doing what they do. (via Metafilter)

Men Hired to Test Iowa Courthouse Security Arrested After They Did the Job Too Well.

A blast from the past (2008): Fun with Venn and Euler Diagrams.

Venn Cat Trap

(via Fark)

Hawaiian Birds



A Max Fleischer color classic from 1936. (via Nag on the Lake)

Tweet of the Day


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Does Not Compute

Well-Played

(via reddit)

What's Hiding in the Deep Sea?



If only the deep sea waters were as colorful as a Kurzgesagt video! Sunlight can't penetrate to the deepest depths of the ocean, but there are creatures living there. They are as different from life here at the surface that it may as well be an alien planet. And the deeper you go, the weirder it gets. This deep sea tour is ten minutes long; the rest is an ad.


The Gift

(via Fark)

Going for a Swim

(via Fark)

Groucho Marx on I've Got A Secret



From 1959, back when game shosw were less about winning and more about entertainment.

Tweet of the Day


(via Everlasting Blort)


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Restaurant Math

(via Bad Menu)

War Puppets Rise to Heaven



This Bill McClintock mashup contains four songs: "Rise" by Herb Alpert, "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, "Heaven Sent" by Dokken, and "Master of Puppets" by Metallica.

They Finally Got Him

You'll find the real story behind this picture here. (via reddit)

Dancing Marvel Superheroes



The PAC dance team at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona, gave us a Wizard of Oz dance routine  and a Harry Potter dance routine that really impressed us in previous years. They've set our expectations pretty high, and still came through with this production featuring the heroes and villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for this year's homecoming assembly. (via Digg)

Immortality

Funny how words can change everything. Once you let the meaning of this comic sink in, you might want to know that scholars believe the poem "Ozymandias" was inspired by a relic retaining to Ramesses II, whose fame was not exactly fleeting. Many monuments to him survive, and his mummy is in pretty good shape, too. This comic is from Zack Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Alarming Statistics

The Legend of the Green Man



A Pennsylvania urban legend about a green man, or "Charlie No Face," has been circulating in western Pennsylvania since the 1950s. It seems like just a campfire story, but there's a kernel of truth behind it. Simon Whistler has the real story. He also explains goosebumps. 

Wine

(via Fark)

Baa Neigh Cock-A-Doodle Do!



By Buck Howdy. (via Everlasting Blort)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Imagine That

Police Report

Why It's Called a "Cell" Phone

The new iPhone 11 gives another chapter in the story. (via reddit)

Nice To E-Meet You

He could have skipped to just "Hi." But it makes you think. There are so many people I know through the internet that are more real and familiar to me than people I see in real life, because I've talked to them about things that matter. I wouldn't recognize them on the street, but I know what kind of people they are. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.