Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An Honest Trailer for Logan

Screen Junkies' 200th Honest Trailer is for the relatively recent movie Logan. First, let me warn you, this is full of spoilers. I didn't know what Logan was about at all, except that it was about Wolverine, but now I feel like I've seen the whole thing. Second (and this is a spoiler for the video), they couldn't find anything bad to say about it. So if you haven't already seen the movie, you might want to sip this Honest Trailer until you do. However, if you have seen Logan, you'll enjoy the Honest Trailer with a special surprise guest critic.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Threatening Texts

History's Deadliest Colors

Can color kill? Not by itself, but humans love color so much that we are drawn to things that may be really dangerous because we like the pretty colors. The problem was that there was such a lag between discovering something that gave us a wonderful color and the point we realized it was killing people. You'll hear several of those stories in this TED-Ed lesson from J. V. Maranto. (via Boing Boing)

Things Cats Don't Like

When a cat has a poor opinion of something, they will let you know, clearly, in their own way. In this complication video from the Pet Collective, you'll see cats hating on modern technology, toys, food, family members, and everyday objects. To be honest, some of these clips aren't so much dislike for objects, but more of a cat wanting to see how much destruction and chaos they can cause. Yet we still love them.

Tweet of the Day

Steve rushed to help when a bomb went off at the Manchester Arena yesterday. When things are falling apart, it's good to remind ourselves that for every awful person that causes death and destruction, there are more good people. (via reddit)

Feeding the Deers

If Theme Parks Were Honest

Sooner or later, every family takes a road trip to Six Flags, Disney World, or some other large theme park to show the kids a good time. That means standing in line for a hour to ride a one-minute ride, paying out the wazoo for lunch, and dealing with tired, cranky kids (or even worse, bored teenagers) and sunburn. There's a price to pay for everything. In the latest Honest Ad from Cracked, Roger Horton dresses up like Walt Disney and welcomes us to Hortonland, where all your dreams will come true- even if they are nightmares. 

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The Lady of the Lines. Maria Reiche dedicated her life to the study and preservation of the Nazca lines.

Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful. (via reddit)

Several times a day, we get a new yet old obituary from a bot that Tweets reports of deaths at Medieval Death Bot. The causes of death are intriguing, as they raise more questions than can possibly be answered. (via b3ta)

5 Things You Didn't Know About Blue Jeans. The American uniform for almost 100 years.

Why Occam's Razor Doesn't Apply to Physics. "Physics has shown us time and time again that our human views of what's logically consistent or preferred are terrible guides to understanding the Universe."

You should’ve asked. A graphic explanation as to why women still do most of the work at home. (via Metafilter)

6 Facts That Will Clear Up Your Confusing Life. No one knows what they want to be when they grow up.

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America. The US government went into overdrive to research brainwashing in the 1950s.

How the Beatles Wrote "A Day in the Life." The many-layered song is so different from the Beatles of just a couple of years before. (via Metafilter)

What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years.  


(via Fark)

Dog Interrupts Russian News Broadcast

This news anchor is telling us about the planned renovation of some areas of Moscow, when she's interrupted by a Labrador retriever that had snuck behind the desk. It was startling. She tries to keep her cool and continue with the news, but all the attention is on the dog. Finally, she ends this clip by explaining that this is why she is a cat person. It's not nice to be upstaged. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bad Kitty

Fox News’ 5 Steps for Handling a Trump Scandal

I knew Fox News was completely partisan, but even I was shocked at the clips included in this video. You'd think that a TV news network would want to be subtle about their partisanship, but apparently I haven't been watching Fox News enough to realize how very bad it is. (via the A.V. Club)

Plane Repair

(via reddit)

Toy Story 19

Toy Story 4
is planned for 2019. That's 24 years after the first movie. You have to wonder how long they can keep it up. This comic from Berkeley Mews gives us an idea of how the story might be ultimately wrapped up. Too bad it's an animated horror film. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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The Real Case that Gave Poe a Murder Mystery.

Trump’s Worst Nightmare Comes True. Some background on special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Time Trap: How Escape From the Planet of The Apes Was Ahead of Its Time. It was a lesson in how to make a sequel for a world that was destroyed.

Actors who didn’t survive their last TV roles. TV series handle the death of a regular in several different ways.

Flappers Didn’t Really Wear Fringed Dresses. That idea came from the movies made about them later.

Interesting tidbits behind famous album covers. You've probably owned at least of couple of these.

The Oral History of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." That it worked was a real surprise to almost everyone involved.

The animal rescue group Cat People of Melbourne produced an article describing one of the cats they have available for adoption. There is no false advertising for Mr. Biggles, "an utter utter utter bastard."

How the Wealthy Talk to Their Children About Money. The rest of us teach our kids how to take care of themselves. (via Metafilter)

These Are History’s Most Notorious Liars.

Cat Boss

(via Fark)

Earth, Wind, & Ozzys

A mashup of "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire and "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne. This cleverness is brought to you by DJ Cummerbund. (via Bits and Pieces)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Obiedient Bears


(via reddit)

Tweet of the Day

(via Buzzfeed)