Sunday, August 19, 2018
And now tell me why we'd want to eat more of them? There's a failure of logic here somewhere. Still, it's a way to ensure that you always have cookies around, in case someone drops in. Especially someone who you'd rather not cook for in the future. Another cockeyed gem from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.
On October 17, 2018, recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada. That doesn't mean driving while stoned will be legal. We've got well-refined tests for driving while under the influence of alcohol, but how would you test for how high someone is? There are certain signs, and these folks display all of them in a skit from the CBC show 22 Minutes. (via Boing Boing)
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Pandas often give birth to twins, but only nurse one of them, which is a tragic waste of pandas. Scientists have found a workaround that relies on their innate obliviousness, as you can see in this clip from BBC Earth. One may argue that this only perpetuates the survival of less-intelligent pandas, but that's akin to closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. (via reddit)
Have you ever stopped to think that maybe Star Wars hasn't changed as much as you've changed? A little attitude adjustment might help! Honestly, so many fans bemoan that Star Wars isn't as good as when they were kids. Nothing is as exciting as when you were a kid! I was an adult when Star Wars was born in 1977. I thought it was a lot of fun, even though it didn't make all that much sense. All these years later, I don't expect it to make perfect sense, but I still enjoy it. This is the latest from Lunarbaboon.
Okay, here's something to suck up your entire weekend. Enter some text, and let an online algorithm generate an image for you via artificial intelligence. Cris Valenzuela's online text-to-image generator makes it really simple for non-geeks. The image above was my first attempt, when I entered "flying bat." Below is "flower garden."
And this one is "army on the march."
I'll be generating a lot more today. Read more about it at Digg.
Fox News tried to denigrated Denmark in a an opinion piece (which viewers often mistake for news). The things she says don't really sound all that bad, but it's obvious she was trying to warn us against implementing social systems like theirs. Denmark isn't having any of it. (via Boing Boing)
Friday, August 17, 2018
Ze Frank has a new video in his True Facts series that is both informative and juvenile. Sea worms are quite photogenic for worms, even beautiful, although their lifestyles can make you cringe. Be warned that Ze Frank's phallic innuendos may be NSFW. (via Tastefully Offensive)
The Twilight Zone will always be remembered as a creepy, entertaining anthology series that made us think. A story was presented, and then there's a twist that revealed some allegorical truth to ponder. While some viewers just enjoyed the science fiction and horror stories, others reveled in the allegories, which sometimes referred to historical events, but often just revealed something disturbing about human nature. How old you were when you watched a particular episode could vastly affect how you saw it, because everything in the script had more than one meaning if you were able to catch it. Zane Whitener of In Praise of Shadows explains what made The Twilight Zone so special. (via Laughing Squid)