Sunday, May 16, 2021

Pandemic Graduation

I had two kids graduate in 2020, and they didn't even get this much. But they would have been mortified if I had tried to arrange something like this. Yeah, maybe this year will be better for grads. (Thanks, WTM!)

No More Masks

Kate McKinnon opened the show on Saturday Night Live last night as Dr. Antony Fauci. He is trying to introduce new mask guidelines, but it doesn’t work out as he intended.  


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Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue

A mashup of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Rhapsody in Blue" by Scott Bradlee, and a bag up performance of the same. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

In Your Face

The Shakiest Gun in the West

Don Knotts is a dentist who goes west in this 1968 comedy.

Back to School

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Cat Climbs Stairs in Tandem

A talented Finnish cat named Nipa climbs the stairs on his human's feet. Neat, but if you were to train a cat to do a trick, why this one? It turns out that Nipa knows a lot of tricks, which you can see at his Instagram gallery. (via Laughing Squid)

Thank You, Bob

Click to the right to advance the comic. How many times has this happened to you? It's happened to me at almost every place I've ever worked. When they find out you CAN do something, that something then becomes part of your job, at no extra pay, or even time to do it. This comic is from Work Chronicles.

How to Turn Off a Ceiling Fan

From someone with a lot of experience, you have to become one with the fixture. You must get to really know it on its own level. What bothers me most these days about ceiling fans (which I rely on these days) is a the widely varying quality of light bulbs. A ceiling fan needs several that match, and the most expensive ones seem to fail the fastest. This graphic is from Matt Shirley.

Owl Attack

Graphics Glitch Multiplies Meteorologist

A glitch in the graphics system made Minneapolis weather forecaster Jennifer McDermed into infinite versions of herself for a short time. These kinds of shenanigans make the weather worth watching! (via Neatorama)


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Fox and Golf Ball

A juvenile fox takes advantage of a golf ball coming his way. This hazard wasn't explained back at the club house. Still, watching him play was probably more fun than the game. (via Daily of the Day)

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, May 14, 2021

He Would Say That

Always consider the source, and what their motivation may be. (via Bad Newspaper)

This Land is Mine

If you're confused about the controversy over Trump moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, you are not alone. But it may be the perfect time to revisit Nina Paley's video of Andy William's version of "This Land is Mine," the theme from Exodus. It tells the history of Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant. If you can't keep up with the players, there's a viewer's guide at her blog.

Update 2021: Originally produced in 2012, Nina Paley herself said it's time to dust this one off again.


If you're not familiar with the term "gaslighting," here's an explanation. It's a bit more complicated than just "blaming the victim," which is what you see above. (via reddit)

Bimbo's Initiation

In this Fleischer Studios cartoon from 1931, Bimbo stumbles (literally) into a secret society that wants to make him a member. The hazing is nightmarish and surreal, which made Bimbo's Initiation a classic. (via Boing Boing)