Friday, January 22, 2021

We Can Relate



Stubbed toes, paper cuts, and biting one's tongue. It's a wonder we survive at all. The only upside of all these dumb little injuries i that they are universal. Even the part about not knowing how to use one's life. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

The Owl Scale



(Thanks, WTM!)

Reckless Youth



This vignette starring Carrie Fisher was a scene from the 1987 parody film Amazon Women on the Moon.

The Moon’s Not That Great



"A solo mission to the moon by one very brave woman" sounds pretty exciting at first. But by the time she returns, our short attention spans have moved on. Oh yeah, there's a bear, too. (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

When your professor is dead, but teaches class anyway. (via Metafilter)

Finn Deserved Better — And So Did Black Star Wars Fans.

How 19th-Century Activists Ditched Corsets for One-Piece Long Underwear. Who knew the union suit was a feminist icon?

Don't sass the cat.

We Have A Website That Lets You Add Bernie Sanders Sitting at the Inauguration to Any Location on Google Maps. Try it here.

Everything is Better with Glitter!

Darth Vader Baby Onesie Recalled as Choking Hazard. Because that's what Vader does. (via Neatorama)

The Origins of Chess. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2010): The Scientists Behind the Movies.

Stuck



(via Fark)

The Three Stooges Drilling Company



I'm not familiar with the process of drilling a water well, but I don't think it's supposed to go like this. The visual punchline comes at about 1:40. (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Criminal



How to Photograph Squirrels Without Photoshop



Wildlife photographer Niki Colemont gives us a minute-long tutorial on photographing squirrels. It's a bit light on actual technique and tips, but his attitude and his little friends are so heartwarming that it doesn't really matter. (via Boing Boing)


How to Toast



(via reddit)

783 Bubbles Inside a Bubble



A new world record was set as Chang Yu-Te of China managed to blow 783 soap bubbles inside another soap bubble! As always, judges from Guinness World Records had to be there when it happened, but I would suppose they relied on video evidence to actually count all those bubbles. That's a job I wouldn't want to tackle. He must be using some industrial-strength soap solution! There's no mention of the previous record at the website, so this might be the first world record in this particular category. (via Nag on the Lake)

Backstory


Well, why not? It's already been established that truth is relative, and if you repeat a lie enough times, it becomes subjective truth. This comic is from David Malki! at Wondermark.

The Wishful Thinking Garden

You Get What You Give



The New Radicals reunited specifically to perform their song "You Get What You Give" for Joe Biden's virtual inaugural parade. The band still has it after all these years, but the real stars of the video were all the other people who participated in the joyous celebration. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Best Photos From The Inauguration Of Joe Biden And Kamala Harris.

The 50 Greatest Western Movies Ever Made. (via Digg)

Jesus in a Baby Walker. (via Strange Company)

The Careful Work of Breathing Life Into the Corpse Flower.

The earth's oldest existing lifeforms. In Western Australia, you can see stromatolites, rock formations built by organisms beginning about 3.5 billion years ago. (via Damn Interesting)

The New York Times has published the Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021). (via Metafilter)

First preserved dinosaur butthole is 'perfect' and 'unique,' paleontologist says. (via reddit)

Let us praise the humble glory of Swedish egg coffee.

Bette Midler sings goodbye to Trump.

A blast from the past (2015): Pictures from La Tomatina 2015.

Storage Solutions



(via Fark)

How do Trees Survive Winter?



My house plants died just by being in the one room in the house without a heat vent. So how do trees survive when everything else turns to ice? According to this presentation by Minute Earth, trees have evolved several adaptations to cold weather. If they hadn’t, we’d wouldn’t have been able to live in cold climates, either because trees give us both shelter building materials and heating fuel. And maple syrup, too! -(via Digg)

Tweet of the Day

When Biden took over the @POTUS account, the followers were reset to zero. You can follow it now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021