Friday, April 10, 2020

Tweet of the Day


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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Medical Insurance Included

Project 88 - Back to the Future Too



Remember Star Wars Uncut, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, and Shrek Retold? Here's another group project that involves all kinds of people doing scenes separately to remake a whole movie. They took Back to the Future Part 2, cut it into 88 pieces, and let people al over remake the scenes in their own style. But this time, it was done under quarantine, with only what was available at home, so it was a real challenge, and therefore even more Sweded. And since the explainer above was released, the rest of the movie has been finished. Here it is.



Read more about this project at the website. (via Metafilter)

Summer Music Festival Poster

(via reddit)

41 Quick Food Tricks



The guy from You Suck at Cooking shows us some culinary tips and tricks for preparing fresh fruits and vegetables. If you start to think this is a one-joke video, keep watching. Not only does he take vegetables apart, he puts them back together again. His leek actually leaks. And we find out why one asparagus is called a spear. (via Digg)

Lions



Click to the right to advance the comic. We don't know if Carol is avoiding work, trying to make friends, or spying on the males, but she's going to have to work harder to make it happen. This comic is from Pet Foolery.

Quarantine Coffee

This recipe only has three ingredients: tequila, Cointreau, and lime... well, that's three, so there's no room for coffee. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Why Are Calico Cats Always Female?



The reason only female cats have calico markings, or almost always, have to do with genetics. The exact story of those genes is quite interesting. Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out tells us all about it. He also explains catnip.

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Ten Icons of Social Distancing from TV and Movies. Yeah, the title says ten, but there are more, because there's a bonus roundup of the many hermits of Star Wars.

Could Trump Cancel the Election Because of Coronavirus? Some lawyers explain.

7 Historic Dishes Born From Tough Times. (via Nag on the Lake)

Queen Elizabeth addressed the UK on Sunday wearing green. That was the cue for bored people all over to give her a makeover via Photoshop.

An Art Museum for Gerbils.

Hawks’ Forbidden Love Results in a Rare Hybrid. They're not even the same genus, but they managed to make a baby.

March first vs. March 31st, illustrated.

A Natural Coronavirus Experiment Is Playing Out In Kentucky And Tennessee.

Thirty people have shared their odd and unusual bathrooms that sport delightfully different colors and styles.

A blast from the past (2012): 6 Easter Traditions You Might Not Know.

Magic Cat

(via reddit)

Setting Limits



Yeah, I'll put up with your advances, but only to a certain point. We all have our personal boundaries. (via Arbroath)


Tweet of the Day


That wasn't Skype, it was Forcetime. (via Mashable)

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Accomplishment

Read the fine print, and you'll find this is a sports thing. (via Bad Newspaper)

MANOS - The Hands of Felt



You might have read the title as Manos: The Hands of Fate, but this is not that. This is a recreation of that awful movie with puppets! Like, bad but with more laughs.  (via Nag on the Lake)

Coffee Maker

(via reddit)

Threads



This simple and wordless short film by Torill Kove made me tear up. (via The Kid Should See This)

The Perfect Time

Something tells me he never thought about that particular project until just this past month. This comic is from CommitStrip.

Precautions

(Thanks, WTM!)

Freeride Skiing at Home



Philipp Klein Herrero was supposed to take his family on a freeride skiing trip, but had to cancel. At home, all he could think about was skiing, so he used his GoPro camera to make a little stop-motion video about it, which probably took as long a climbing up that mountain would have. (via Laughing Squid


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Chabad.org has a roundup of information on how to celebrate Passover while social distancing.  Metafilter has links on how to host a virtual Seder or join one online.

Meet the COVID-19 college graduates. Two of my children are in this group, and their chances for starting a career just suck.

Lead Pollution May Track the Rise and Fall of Medieval Kings. (via Damn Interesting)

Scenes from the Wisconsin Primary, which went on despite the pandemic.

The Caprivi Strip. The odd Namibian border is a leftover from colonial rule, when the country was called German Southwest Africa.

Conference calls from home can be fun sometimes.

Andy! The latest song parody from Randy Rainbow is an homage to Andrew Cuomo. 

This is what you call a drinking problem.

US Health Care Workers Are Reporting Their Salaries Being Cut Due To Coronavirus. It's a profit thing.

A blast from the past (2017): 10 Creative Easter Egg Decorating Techniques.

Bubbles

(via Fark)

The Lollipop Tree



Sung by Burl Ives.

Tweet of the Day


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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Show Me Yours....

An Honest Trailer for Birds of Prey



Harley Quinn was the best part of Suicide Squad, so the producers lost the Joker and made a sequel, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which was almost always shortened to Birds of Prey. So far, it hasn't made back the production budget, but that could be due to an unfortunate release in February of 2020 -and an R rating. It was released in March to video-on-demand due to theaters shutting down. Some critics liked it, others hated it, so you can watch this Honest Trailer to help you decide whether to watch it. "The link below" reference at the beginning of this video goes to Direct Relief.

Isolation

(via reddit)

Penguins Getting Weighed



The St. Louis Zoo weighs their penguins regularly to monitor their health. The zookeeper knows each one by name, and they all seem to be proud to cooperate. That first one even crows about it! (via reddit)

Friendship

Lifetime friends are special. Make sure to keep in touch. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Relationships While Working From Home



A lot of people are not used to being home all day, and therefore aren't used to being around their significant other 24/7. I'm not worried about ruining a relationship, as my roommate is a daughter who was sent home from school early. How do you tell an adult that she can't have friends over? But it's a big house, and we can avoid each other when it gets tense. Still, having anyone around all the time is weird when you're used to living alone. This graph is from Matt Shirley. 


Coronavirus Rhapsody



Shelter Skelter (Timmy Sean, Fernando Perdomo, Nick Bertling) put this together remotely, as a promotion for MusiCares. They really do a bangup job, but what's really weird is how little the lyrics needed to be changed. (Thanks, Linda!)

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Homemade Picasso.

America doesn’t have a health care system.

SXSW 2020 is cancelled, but she can see all the film shorts that would have been shown, free on the internet. (via Everlasting Blort)

Scientists Have Unearthed Traces of an Ancient Rainforest In... Antarctica. (via Damn Interesting)

16 Married Couples Who Might Be Divorced When This Pandemic Ends.

Real Animals That Should Be Pokemon. Just the thing to make you appreciate the diversity of the world's wildlife. (via Digg)

What Exactly Is Aquafaba, and How Do I Use It? It is a vegan secret, used to make a light, fluffy meringue without eggs. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Movie Posters That Got, Um, Lost In Translation.

The 1700s Plague Cure That Inspired an Uncannily Contemporary Cocktail

A blast from the past (2017): 18 Adorable Pets Dressed Up as the Easter Bunny.

SAT Question


Summer Breeze



By the Isley Brothers. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day


The upside of staying at home is that you don't have to worry about being too drunk to drive. Or sharing. (via Nag on the Lake)

Monday, April 06, 2020

Today's Special

(via Bad Menu)

This Video Has X Number of Views



I changed the title to the latest video by Tom Scott, because the title itself changes every time you load it. The number went by at least 100,000 views between the time I first encountered it and when I posted it here. That's one of those "whoa" things that he takes only a few seconds to explain, but it's a neat introduction to what he's actually telling us about, which is how computer code makes software communicate with other, totally unrelated software. However, this capability can be used for evil. Still, this kind of code is ephemeral, and won't last forever. He used, as an example, Star Wars weather, which I posted eleven years ago, but I didn't realize Tom Scott was behind it. (via Metafilter)

Warning

(via reddit)

Fox Steals Phone



Dixiedo is another fox who lives at Save a Fox Rescue. When she was being recorded on a smartphone, her handler says, "Don't you do anything to my phone." So of course, Dixiedo makes off with it, as fast and as far as she can, laughing all the way. What's remarkable is that she manages to capture the chase from a variety of angles: front view, shadow view, and facial view. (via Boing Boing)

Heroes

We have heroes all around us. They are nurses, doctors, nursing assistants, lab techs, hospital support, scientists, first responders, and all those people who continue to go to work every day despite the danger, to take care of those most in need and make things better for the entire world. This comic is from Lunarbaboon.

Stop, Cars

A Message from Queen Elizabeth II



The Queen has something to say to British citizens, but it's good for all of us. No equivocating, no complaining, no pointing fingers, no blame, and no rumors. She may not have much power in the government, but boy, does she know how to talk to the people. And why not? Her first radio address was 80 years ago.  (via Metafilter)

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Free streaming public domain movies at one site! (via Metafilter)

Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Own Face Mask.

Meet the Bee With a Body That’s Half Male, Half Female.

"...the federal government is telling states that they are responsible for getting their own supplies and should only appeal to the federal government in emergencies. But at the same time federal authorities are seizing shipments that states, local governments and major medical organizations have purchased." (via Fark

The Nine Herbs Charm To Cure Infection. Translated from Old English. (via Strange Company)

How science finally caught up with Trump's playbook – with millions of lives at stake.

The Woman Who Lives 200,000 Years in the Past. (via Digg)

Voter suppression in Kentucky. Republicans want everyone to get a photo ID, while the offices that issue them are closed to in-person traffic.

In 1386, an alleged rape rocked the entire country and led to France's last trial by combat, with several lives at stake. (via Strange Company)

A blast from the past (2008): 6 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs.

It Ith

(via Fark)

All's Fair at the Fair



A 1938 cartoon version of a visit to the World's Fair.

Tweet of the Day


Rub a dub dub, two old men in a tub! (via Everlasting Blort)

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Limits

Speeding Tickets

(via reddit)

Serval: The Cat On Stilts



Servals are wildcats, although they act a lot like a house cat, hunting for birds and rodents. A house cat with long legs and big ears that make their faces look tiny. Yeah, sometime people keep them as pets, but it's not a good idea.  

Social Distancing Bingo



Sarah Butler created this Bingo card for Gothamist. While two of the squares are particular to New York, they can be replaced with your local TV station and governor. The rest of the squares work anywhere, since boredom and drinking are fairly universal. After all, we are all in this together. Bingo! (via Laughing Squid)

Washing My Lightbulbs (Again)



0ldfinger (with a zero, not an o) is going a bit stir crazy in Scotland, so he wrote a little song about it.
Well, like everyone else, I have become extremely bored of late, so to pass the time during lockdown I wrote a C&W waltz (with dub piano and farty synths) about the trials of being stuck in the hoose.
You may want to sing along, or you can take some of his suggested activities and make them your own. (Thanks, 0ldfinger!) 

Latin LOLcat

In English, this says, "We have all sinned: some of us gravely, some of us lightly." (via Go Proverbs)

That Ain't Right



Ada Brown sings the blues while Fats Waller plays piano, from the 1943 movie Stormy Weather.

Tweet of the Day


(via Metafilter)

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Miso Special

(via Bad Menu)

Cat Watching The Lion King



What's more emotional than watching Mufasa die? A cat watching Mufasa die -and then trying to comfort Simba.


A Sign

(via reddit)

Apocalypse Fashion



12 Years of Eliot Stabler



Eliot Stabler was a fun character to watch on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but he was a horrible cop. Here is a compilation of his more "unstable" moments, appropriate choreographed to "The Hall of the Mountain King." Did I say he "was" a fun character? He still is. NBC is getting Christopher Meloni back to reprise his SVU character for a new series in which Stabler will investigate organized crime. (via Cracked)

The Closet Pole



The closet pole came out of its brackets. There's no word on how long Evie worked on this problem before she called her father to help. Unfortunately, he couldn't stop laughing long enough to do anything else. (via Digg

Working from Home

(via Fark)

Lovely Day



It's not Bill Withers' most famous song (that would be "Lean on Me"), but one that always made me feel good. Withers passed away Monday at the age of 81.

Tweet of the Day


The original scene is from The Life of Brian. (via Fark)

Friday, April 03, 2020

Talented Kittens

M*A*S*H Has Seen It All



Every annoying and unfamiliar issue we are dealing with this year has already been confronted by the residents of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. Frank Vaccarriello looked up the scenes from M*A*S*H that deal with social distancing, infection, hand washing, and worst of all, lack of toilet paper. (via Laughing Squid)

I Don't Think I Will

(via reddit)

Finnegan the Fox



Finally, we learn what the fox says! Finnegan lives at Save a Fox Rescue in Faribault, Minnesota. He looks in the window, because he wants attention from his caretaker, and he gets it. So what does the fox say? He giggles! (via Digg)

On Hold

These companies are getting better and better at social distancing. They don't want to deal with us any more than we want to deal with them. The problem is, they have the power. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Can You Solve the Sea Monster Riddle?



This riddle starts off with a rollicking story of monsters and magic, and then gets into math. There's some logic, too, but it's really about math. While the answer is pretty darn cool, it wouldn't work if the numbers were the least bit different. Sure, sea monsters and floating cities are fantastical, but what really defies logic in this story is that they could keep chests full of pearls around for a thousand years without someone stealing any. That part is truly preposterous.  

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This Is Why Earth, Surprisingly, Is The Densest Object In Our Solar System. (via Damn Interesting)

Trump mocks hospitals' 'insatiable appetites' for coronavirus medical supplies.

What I wish I’d known before buying a foreclosed home. (via Digg)

Elephas Anthropogenus. A taxonomy of elephant images drawn by people who have never seen an elephant. (via Metafilter)

How to Make Hoosh, the Survival Stew of Famed Antarctic Explorers.

We Can Only Dream of the Stimulus Packages Other Countries Are Passing.

A Look Back at Franklin, America’s Lost State.

Quarantine Journal. Much more amusing than anything I am doing. (via Everlastintg Blort)


YTMND Rises From the Dead. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2009): Peeps Imitate Life: 11 Sweet Marshmallow Scenes.

Bad Influence

(via Fark)

Granny Turismo



The comedy troupe known as Granny Turismo are "Doris, Mary, and Marge," (and sometimes "Betty" and "Gladys") who drive around entertaining people on their souped-up shopping carts. Who said Segways had no real use? (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day


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Thursday, April 02, 2020

What a Deal!

(via Bad Menu)

A Desperate Mothers’ Prayer



Thank you, Lord, for my children being grown and not needing my help with their online classes. About that constantly open refrigerator door, though...  (via Neatorama)

Royal Social Distancing

(via reddit)

Do Re Mi - Covid 19 Version



The lyrics of the 1965 song "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music have been altered for 2020. (via Twisted Sifter)

Performance Review



In answer to your question, yes, this is something you'd have to be American to understand. This comic is from Mr. Lovenstein.

Guide to Social Media



Which social network is best for your purposes? The Venn diagram from Matt Shirley lays out the important things you need to know about each, so you can make up your mind.

Horse



Existence can be difficult at times, but with a little motivation, you can give it an honest effort. This surreal animation is from AJ Jefferies. (via Boing Boing)

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When did women start wearing their hair cut short? You might think the style dates back about a hundred year to the rise of the flapper, but it is actually quite a bit older, before the days of motion pictures or even photographic evidence.

How to Perfect the Quarantine Buzz Cut.

Paper will always be paper.

A One-Time Poultry Farmer Invents the Future of Refrigeration.

What I Learned From Spending Two Weeks Battling The Coronavirus.

The 50 Most Important American Independent Movies.

35 Quarantine Conference Calls Gone Hilariously Wrong.

How Donald Trump Plans on Spinning 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths as a Win.

A blast from the past (2017): 11 of the Most Delicious Reuben Sandwiches in the U.S.

New Kitten

(via Fark)

Putting Words in His Mouth



Ventriloquist Nina Conti shows us how to get a man to do exactly what you want. Her act usually involves a talking monkey puppet, but this twist brings something different to the art of throwing one's voice. (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day


Are you brave enough to take the bait? Or desperate enough? (via Bored Panda)

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Qualifier

Animated Duel of the Fates



Remember that leaked Colin Trevorrow script for the ninth Star Wars episode? Mr. Sunday Movies went and made an animated version of the interesting parts of it! It's only six minutes long, and then there's some concept art from the movie that never was, and then some clips of the rough draft and the animation process for the cartoon. (via Cracked)


United

(via reddit)

CONCATENATION



According to Merriam-Webster, concatenation is "a group of things linked together or occurring together in a way that produces a particular result or effect" or else the process of linking those things. The experimental film CONCATENATION by Donato Sansone strings together all kinds of film clips that have only one thing in common: motion. Placed just right in sequence, they remind one of a chain-reaction domino fall, marble run, or Rube Goldberg machine. It's a lot of clips, but they move so fast the video still comes in at less than a minute. Genius! (via Colossal)


April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day is just not the same this year, so I'll throw all the jokes I found up here at once and be done with it. These are from Some eCards.

2020 So Far

(via Bored Panda)

Jack Black's Stay At Home Dance



When you're home alone, you can wear bike shorts with cowboy boots if you want to! He's just having a joyful old time in his private playground.

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The Best TV Character of the Century Bracket. Find third round voting going on today.
(via Digg)

Making Art at Home.

Uranus Is, No Joke, Leaking Gas.

In Seattle, Cristie Kearny converted her little free library box into a Peep Show! It's not at all x-rated, but a diorama made with marshmallow Peeps.

Long After Some Hominins were Bipedal, Others Stuck to the Trees.

Tatooine was a Coplanar Circumbinary Planet. Although fictional, it's far from the weirdest star system compared to real ones.

Sardine and Other Ice Cream Flavors.

Creative Dad Elegantly Plates and Serves His Son’s Lunch as a Waiter in a High-End Restaurant.

The long and complicated history of why there are 360 degrees in a circle. (via Digg)

A blast from the past (2007): The King Arthur Tour.

Shopping

(via Fark)

The Wizard of Oz 1933



This animated early version of the The Wizard of Oz was never released in theaters because it was filmed in Technicolor, but didn't get a release from the Technicolor Corporation. The use of black-and-white in the Kansas scenes and color in Oz was later used in the live-action film of 1939, but the story is quite different. Read more about the production at Wikipedia. (via Boing Boing)


Tweet of the Day


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Appetizing Thought

(via Bad Menu)

True Facts: The Wacky Giraffe



You may have already thought giraffes are weird, but you really have no idea. Many parts of the giraffe are over-engineered to deal with its ridiculous height and lifestyle. Ze Frank is here to explain just how strange giraffes can be. This video, unlike his other animal videos, contains no explicit mating footage, but does have one dead giraffe near the end.  

Kroger

(via reddit)

Beer with Beshear

You can catch the governor's daily update on KET or at Facebook.

The Girl on the Magazine Cover



A short film from Jam Handy that explained the modeling business in the 1940s in the most snarky way they could think of. (via Nag on the Lake)

Pathogen Resistance

This comic from Randall Munroe at xkcd explains social distancing from the virus' point of view. It's our brains that will save us. Also see the discussion at Metafilter.