Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Prophesy

Four Monks Walk Into a Drag Show…

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but there's no punch line, just a group of new friends. TigerLily is a drag performer in Beijing. Four monks who had traveled all the way from Tibet heard music and laughter and wandered into his venue and had a wonderful time. That may sound weird, but one commenter said that Buddhist monks "always seem to approach life as it were the funniest joke ever told." TigerLily posted an album of more pictures from the same night. A good time was had by all. (via reddit)

Kittens in a Pile of Paper



Remember the ten kittens who were supposed to pose for a portrait? They belong to Natalya and Evgeny Mishukovi, who are busy enriching their lives with things to play with. Here, they shower the kittens with a bunch of paper scraps to create a indoor pile of wonderfulness. You can see more of the kittens' adventures at their YouTube channel. (via Laughing Squid)

Wrong Number

(via Buzzfeed)

Alien Egg Cake Balls



You know where facehuggers come from, don't you? From xenomorph eggs, of course! We can skip the middleman and just ingest the eggs first without all that face-hugging unpleasantness, when the eggs are made of cake. Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies shows us how to recreate the eggs from the Alien movie series in delicious mint chocolate cake. This would be perfect for that Alien marathon party you've planned to prepare your crew for the new movie Alien: Covenant. Just don't blame me when they want to re-emerge from your chest. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


Miss Cellania's Links

Engineering Against Coughing and Sneezing.

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts. (via Uproxx)

Just hours before workers removed a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a special address at historic Gallier Hall. It could be a manifesto for the entire nation to move forward on.  

What It's Like to be Struck by Lightning. Around 4,000 people around the world die from lightning strikes every year, but about ten times as many are hit and survive.

When Evan Kowalski's mother asked him what theme he wanted for his 4th birthday party, he said Mrs. Doubtfire. Mom was surprised, but she made it work beautifully.

Julie d’Aubigny was a 17th-century French crossdresser, swordswoman, and opera star. She was sentenced to death twice, but always came up smelling like a rose.

That Time a Basketball Player Saved a Dolphin. Marine World called the Gold State Warriors for a volunteer.

All these years later, Top Gun 2 is officially happening, and we might even get a Spaceballs 2.

What Americans can learn from the soothing British ritual of tea time. It's a tradition that stands in for several kinds of social connections.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the President's Secret Army. The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command are the elite units that have movies made about their exploits.


Motherhood

(via Fark)

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 compilation video from the Pet Collective, you'll see cats hating on modern technology, toys, 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) https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/6cun6f/this_is_steve_a_homeless_man_who_was_near_the/

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. 

Miss Cellania's Links

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) http://www.b3ta.com/

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.  

Serenade

(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)