Monday, October 21, 2019

Miss Cellania's Links

A gravediggin' story. More funny than scary.

The Quest for the Irish Atlantis.

Impeachment is too important to leave to Congress — it’s going to take mass mobilization.

The Bizarre Rise of Fast Food Fused with Snack Foods. (via Metafilter)

The Mystery of the Missing Sausage. With bonus bacon candles.

Power Tripping in the Swamp: How Trump’s DC Hotel Swallowed Washington.

Jane Scott, the Preston Poisoner. (via Strange Company)


How Do Sodas in Outdoor Vending Machines Not Freeze in Winter?

Trump Writes Unhinged ‘Legal’ Letter Demanding That CNN Pay Him Money.  (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2008): Who Was Dr. Frankenstein?

Uncomfortable Vibe

(via Fark)

Halloween Illusion



Magician Rich Ferguson does the head drop illusion on the streets to see how folks will react. It's an old trick, but he does it so well I can't help but laugh every time! (via Laughing Squid)

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Joke in Print

Footstompin' Music



Grand Funk Railroad from 1972. My late husband's band played this back when I was in high school.

Guidelines

(via reddit)

Cats and Dogs



Understanding does not imply compliance. I have four cats, and three are like this. The kitten Frisby, however, still comes when I call her. She'll grow out of it soon, I suppose. This comic is from Sarah Andersen at Sarah's Scribbles.

Teacher's Pet

Higher Ground



From Playing for Change, "Higher Ground" brought musicians from all over the world together to channel Stevie Wonder.

The Attack

(via Fark)

Cat Burglar



Oscar developed a method for getting frozen fish out of the freezer. Next, we'll see a video of Oscar using the microwave to thaw it out. The family that took this video installed a latch after they discovered and recorded Oscar's particular talent. (via Arbroath)

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Earth-shattering News

Go With It

(via reddit)

I'm an Adult

I saw this comic right after I'd polished off two bowls of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Honestly, living alone means no one telling you what you can or should eat, as long as it's in the budget, and ice cream was on sale last weekend. I've been an adult way too long to consider personal behavior rules seriously. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Homeowner Shenanigans

Don't Stop Me Now Fish Version



Clever. Unexpected. Funny. Weird. Makes you wonder where the idea came from. Fifteen years ago, the internet was chock-full of this kind of thing, which made blogging a joy. Now it's hard to find such gems amongst all the spam, paywalls, and politics, not to mention so much doom and gloom. (via Everlasting Blort

The Resemblance

(via Fark)

Mike Myers as Michael Myers



Another Halloween movie? That's great, because this time, Mike Myers is playing the role of Michael Myers! Schwing! Groovy, baby! It had to happen sooner or later (I thought it was happening when I heard Mike Myers was doing a movie called So I Married an Axe Murderer) and Screen Junkies made it happen.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Space Is Hard



Want to get excited about a job that's very, very hard? NASA has released a dramatic video to promote their Artemis program, which aims to put astronauts on the moon in 2024, with a longer-term goal of building a lunar station, and then using it as a launching pad for travel to Mars. NASA is partnering with other space programs, both international and commercial, to achieve these goals. Read more about the Artemis program here. Now, if they could just build a spaceship that could carry people to the ISS and back...  (via Laughing Squid)

Bob and His Wife

Hard to Say

(via reddit)

Crane

This is the first comic ever by Chilli_Sandwich. I think he/she did a good job! (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Pumpkin Mechanics

(via Fark)

The Osmond Brothers



Do you want to feel really old? Then watch this tribute to Marie Osmond on the occasion of her 60th birthday. The original Osmond Brothers, the oldest of which is 70, are retiring from public performance. I had no idea they were still performing to this point. Age catches up with you, but they still harmonize wonderfully. Oh, in case you are wondering, Donnie did show up later in the show.

Miss Cellania's Links

A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong. 

4 Serial Killers Who Fell In Love (With Other Psychopaths).

Putting the cat out.

I’m Furious That It Took Almost a Decade to Diagnose My Chronic Pain.  (via Digg)

These Desert Ants Gallop at a Blistering 108 Body Lengths Per Second. (via Metafilter)

GIULIANI! (Here He Goes Again), the latest Randy Rainbow song parody.

The Animal News Network Traffic Report.

A Dead, Decomposing Whale Once Toured the United Kingdom.


The Stories Behind 21 Bizarre Celebrity Quirks

A blast from the past (2007): 7 Reasons Frogs are Funny.

Master of Disguise

(via Fark)

Goodbye to Love



When I was young, I thought I had to endure the schmaltzy lyrics to get to the guitar solo, which I loved. Now I appreciate every note Karen Carpenter sang.

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(via Buzzfeed)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Prancer

Randall Munroe Explains How to Power Your House



Randall Munroe went from a job as a NASA programmer and roboticist to creating the webcomic xkcd. He has a new book called How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. This video shows you the kind of thing the book contains, as he weighs the pros and cons of various ways of providing sustainable power to your home. (via Digg)

Blood Donation

(via reddit)

Scottish Ballet: Tremble



16 Scottish Ballet dancers are dining out, when the served becomes the server. Whether you enjoy it for the dance or enjoy it for the story, or both, get some extra fun by trying to determine which clips are recorded backwards. (via Nag on the Lake)

Pet Ghost

That's a good boy. This comic is from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.

Real Life Meme

Trump said this picture was "unbecoming" to Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi used it as her Twitter header image. Everyone thought the same thing I did when they saw this image from yesterday's White House meeting.

Minus the tears, of course. (via a comment at Boing Boing)

Broken Heart

1981



The Hood Internet continues their series of music mashups with more than 50 songs from 1981. This should being back some very specific memories for you. I was living in Brookfield, Missouri, at the time.

I began my radio career in 1982, which gives me very specific memories of songs, including receiving a copy of "Who Can It Be Now?" from Men at Work. So it was jarring to hear the song in a mix of 1981 songs. I looked it up, and learned the song was a hit in Australia and New Zealand a full year before it was released in the States. I feel better now. 

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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners. See winners in the various categories in this gallery. (via reddit)

The Trump Impeachment Saga Is Basically Shakespearean. This Is Its Cast Of Characters.

Look at this cat. Upvote, if you don't mind.

Archaeologists Unearth Bloody Gladiator Fresco in Pompeii.

Superman vs. the KKK. A new graphic novel uses the story from a 1940s radio play to address a perennial problem. (via Metafilter)

What Would You Do With an Extra $500 a Month? A financial experiment in five true stories.

Chocolate Toilets. (via Dave Barry)

A Gory Toy Story: The Horrible History of the Evilstick.

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Hollingsworth Hound finally achieves his dream and beats Lucky Ducky: billionaires now pay a lower tax rate than poor people!

A blast from the past (2008): Do-It-Yourself Molded Pumpkins.

The Reveal

(via Fark)

Sweet Old Lady Bobcat



Tom Tom is a 20-year-old bobcat taken in by Big Cat Rescue. They don't specify what she was rescued from, but she had some health issues. With care, she is recovering nicely and has settled into her new home just fine. 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Poor Horse

True Facts : The Sand Bubbler Crab



Henry, Emma, and David are sand bubbler crabs. They are tiny, and they eat the even tinier creatures that live between grains of sand in the ocean and on the beach. Ze Frank makes it clear how very weird this lifestyle is in his latest edition of True Facts. 

Calvin Would Be Proud

(via reddit)

Big Cats vs. Boxes



The folks at Big Cat Rescue in Florida are always looking for ways to enrich the cats' experience that will also look good on YouTube. They were recently gifted with large cardboard boxes decorated with autumn motifs. It appears that both aims were fulfilled!

Spiders and Bats



What's scarier than bugs? Bug eaters! Nature is weird. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

Culinary Vlogger

My Body’s a Zombie for You



It's a music video, so a little thin on plot, but tres creepy nevertheless. (via Everlasting Blort)

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The 100 Best Horror Movies Of All Time. From Paste magazine.

Las Marthas. Laredo, Texas, celebrates George Washington's Birthday with  a peculiar debutante ball sponsored by the Society of Martha Washington, in which young women dress as a stylized incarnation of the mother of our country.  (via Digg)

That Time Nirvana Got Thrown Out of Their Own Record Release Party.

Sophia, did you take my phone?

The Complicated Fun of Being Into Historical Costume & Not White. (via Metafilter)

Human Roulette and Drag Balls at the Lost “Magic City.”

Meet the Wounded Veteran Who Got a Penis Transplant. (via Real Clear Science)

24 Times Cats Surprised Humans With Their Heroic Acts.


How Hard Is It to Feed a Family of Four These Days? Hard, but not nearly as hard as it’s about to be. (via Digg)

A blast from the past (2012): 10 Envy-inducing Video Game Bathrooms.

Bedtime

(via Fark)

8 to Go



Captain Cuddles stars as a cat who is moonlighting as a club DJ, which causes problems in the home. Presented by Fresh Step with performances by  Heather McDonald and Warlock The Cat. (via Laughing Squid)

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This is how a fashion show should be. (via Everlasting Blort)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Artful Headline

An Honest Trailer for Zombieland



The 2009 film Zombieland was not the first zombie comedy, but it was a shining example of what the sub-genre could be. As such, this Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies is less a takedown than a homage that will make us yearn for a sequel to Zombieland. Oh yeah, right, the sequel Zombieland Double Tap opens this weekend.


Medieval Joke

(via reddit)

Skeleton Mask



Yep, it's about time to pull out all the old skeleton jokes we can find, right? This one is from Pear Shaped Comics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Warning

(Thanks, WTM!)

What if We Nuke a City?



Kurzgesagt says "What would it be like if we nuked a city?" The citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki say, "Well, let us tell you about it..." Those bombings were devastating, but nuclear weapons have come a long way since 1945. They are much bigger and more powerful, and the damage goes way beyond the city limits. Even in cheery neon-colored graphics, the story is terrifying.


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Cosplay at Quebec Comiccon 2019.  Part two is here.

Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting Video Screened at Trump's Miami Resort. You have to wonder what the Secret Service thinks of this.

The Man Who Was Too Sexy For Hollywood.

The Unreasonable Lengths Restaurant Workers Have to Go to Take Time Off. From my experience, this stuff happens in many other industries besides restaurants.

The Japanese Bakeries Still Selling Fortune Cookies. No, they didn't originate in China, nor in America.

Social Inequality, Marriage Habits, and Other Clues to Bronze Age Life.

How to Tax Our Way Back to Justice. It is absurd that the working class is now paying higher tax rates than the richest people in America. (via Kottke)

The 30 Worst Advertising Slogans And Taglines.

Disposable Ships. It was an idea that didn't last long. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2007): DIY Halloween Decorations.

A Rude Awakening

The Lindy Hop (1941)



Whitey's Lindy Hoppers perform in the 1941 movie Hellzapoppin'. The dancing starts at 2:40, but the whole scene is worth a watch. Warning: may make you tired.

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Turn the sound up! (via Digg)

Monday, October 14, 2019

If All Else fails

Gamarjobat



The Japanese comedy duo Gamarjobat has an act that's incredibly simple and downright dumb, but they do it so well you  can't help but laugh. (via reddit)

Bargain

(via reddit)

A 700-Year-Old Lasagna Recipe



Who doesn't love lasagna? This video is supposed to be about the history of lasagna, but it's pretty slim on that. What we do find out is that the recipe is a lot older than you might imagine, and it's changed a lot. A recipe for lasagna from the 13th century contains no tomatoes (they are a New World food), no meat, and no garlic. That leaves only pasta and cheese (like the first pizzas) and some spices that might surprise you. (via Buzzfeed)

Future Halloween

We only understand the distant past dimly, if at all. What makes us think the far future will be any different? This comic is from the Obscure Gentlemen.

Relationships

Windy Boat Ride vs. Eyelashes



Some things do not mesh well, like strong winds and substantial eyelashes. As far as I can ascertain, this woman took a selfie in Lagos, Nigeria, where flooding is in progress. Meaning, she didn't expect to be evacuated by boat when she left for work that morning. My guess is that she felt the chaos on her face and pulled out her phone to see what was happening. What we know for sure is that she has the sense of humor to post it to social media. What everyone wants to know is what kind of eyelash glue she uses. (via reddit)

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The truth about Columbus Day, explained.

The Cultural History of The Addams Family.

Gambling with the Lucky Dead. Gamblers are more superstitious than the general population because they rely on luck to beat the odds, but the specific superstitions could be gruesome. (via Strange Company)

How Many European Cities Can You Name? If it starts to frustrate you, you can try the US version instead. (via Metafilter)

Donald Trump: xenophobe in public, international mobster in private.

They finally found a solution that worked.

The College Experience. In comic form.

The Feminist History of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."  It was inspired by vaudeville star and suffragist Trixie Friganza. 

A hundred years ago, those suffering from juvenile diabetes only had one treatment for the disease- a starvation diet. The breakthrough in treatment was miraculously sudden. (via Nag on the Lake)

A blast from the past (2008): 11 Variations on the Rubik's Cube.

Stan

(via Fark)

I Got the Music in Me



Kiki Dee, performing in 1974.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oh No!

A Message from the Grave



Shay Bradley https://rip.ie/death-notice/shay-bradley-kilnamanagh-dublin/400629 passed away at his home in Dublin, Ireland, last week after a long illness. He recorded a message to be played at his funeral service, specifically at the graveside. Although it is quite touching, be aware that it contains NSFW language.



You know what they say... leave 'em laughing. (via reddit


Bounce House

(via reddit)

It's Better than Bad ...It's Good!



This ad appeared in the first episode of Ren and Stimpy. It became a recurring theme, and other versions of log later had their own ads. We were introduced to the Log Lady of Twin Peaks at about the same time, which only reinforced the bizarreness. Now I have an actual section of a log in my living room. It's for the cats. (via reddit)

Cell Phone Functions

It's true. I have a basement full of old electronics that have been made obsolete by cell phones. The thing is, they aren't in the basement because I have a phone. I don't even have a smart phone. They are in the basement because they no longer work. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.

Particle Physics

Gimme Shelter



Another project from Playing for Change, musicians from all over put a new spinoff the Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter" while retaining the haunting feel of the original.

Smudgy

(via Fark)

Safety Last



The classic sequence from the 1923 Harold Lloyd movie Safety Last. from Wikipedia:
The film's title is a play on the common expression, "safety first", which places safety as the priority to avoid accidents, especially at workplaces. Lloyd performed some of the climbing stunts himself, despite having lost a thumb and forefinger four years earlier in a film accident.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hypnosis

You might wonder how that works. Maybe they hypnotize you into believing they are bigger. (via Bad Newspaper)

Time of the Apes



Saru no Gundan was a Japanese TV series that imagined a future where apes ruled over humans. It was totally unrelated the Planet of the Apes movies. There were 26 episodes aired in Japan in 1974. In 1987, segments of the series were edited together to produce a TV movie in English called Time of the Apes. It probably got more views in the MST3K version.  

Rodney

(via reddit)

1980: Fifty Songs in Three Minutes



Aaron Brink and Steve Reidell of The Hood Internet are the guys who brought us the awesome mix of songs from 1979. Now they've taken it one year further with 50+ songs from 1980. And they say that 1981 and 1982 are coming later this month! It would be fine with me if they continued that for every year up to the present, if they are all going to be mixed this well. (via Laughing Squid)

Control-Z



If we had an undo button for real life, mine would soon be worn out. This comic is from Matthew Gallman at gallmancartoons.  (via Geeks Are Sexy)

The Happiness of Children

The Animated Guide To Impeachment



Jonathon Coulton sings a Schoolhouse Rock-style song about impeachment, from his streaming series The Good Fight. (via Boing Boing)

Dapper Kitten

I want to hold him and squeeze him and love him ...and the kitten is nice, too. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)