Sunday, May 16, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
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)
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.
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.
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)
Hi I’m in Australia and saw a specialist this morning, gave them my Medicare card and by 9pm the rebate showed up in my bank account oooh socialized medicine is terrifying I have no freedom please help me— Ben Lee (@benleemusic) May 10, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
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.
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)