Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Protagonist

I used to pretend my live was a TV show when I was a kid. I tried to make it more interesting, but eventually figured out no one would want to watch that show, anyway. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

The Truth Can Hurt

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Bob




Weird Al Yankovic with a song done in palindromes. Aha! (via Metafilter)

Found

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Tweet of the Day


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Zucchini

Why the Victorian Mansion is a Horror Icon



Why is the haunted house in the movie always a Victorian mansion? First, you have to admit that they are creepy looking. They are old, which means they come with an extensive history. But there are other reasons that tales of murder, mayhem, and hauntings go well in such a setting. After all, no one expects a ghost in a suburban ranch house. Vox explains the history of how our classic tales came to be set in Victorian mansions.

Though it's far from a mansion, my house was built 113 years ago. As I told my kids, any house that old probably had a lot of people die in it, but that's normal, because people want to die at home. They don't particularly want to be murdered, however.

Audience

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Another Fine Day in Flight Simulator X



Witness the insanity of a multiplayer flight simulator. The air traffic controller resigns himself to the fact that no one knows what they are doing. He trolls a young kid by sending him back to the terminal to load cookies. A 747 keeps trying to crash into the tower. Then a guy shows up in a kite. This is supposed to be the airport in Atlanta, but the pilots just want to show off their moves like they're in an airshow. (via Metafilter)

What Were You Called?

Indeed, he is a good boy. From Possum Wave.

Feeling Calm

Trying to Cross the Street During the NYC Marathon



When runners, fast ones and slow ones, come from all over the world to run a marathon in the streets of New York City, just getting from here to there for your normal morning routine is an accomplishment for city residents. They should give out awards for crossing the street! (via Tastefully Offensive)


Miss Cellania's Links

Top 10 Real-Life Grinches Who Did Their Best to Steal Christmas. 

All the Shitty Questions People Ask When You’re a Pregnant Bartender.

Trump campaigned to protect himself, not help Republicans.

Ranking Popular Brands of Boxed Mac and Cheese by How (Un)healthy They Are.

What Happened When a Nation Erased Birthright Citizenship. It's happened just in the past few years.

All the Ways You Can Board a Plane, Ranked by Stupidity.

21 Grahams. From descriptions of Donald Trump, stated between 2015 and 2018, by Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina.

19 Powerful Groups (And People) That Secretly Rule The World. "Rule the World" in the title can be taken with a grain of salt.

A blast from the past (2014): 10 Weird and Wacky Flowcharts.

Your Will

Someone should remind him that in some jurisdictions, murderers cannot inherit from their victims. (via Fark)

Squirrels Learn Obstacle Course



Backyard gardeners and birdwatchers have gone to great lengths to keep squirrels from raiding the crop or the bird feeder, but squirrels will not be deterred when they know there's something to eat at the end. This clip from the upcoming show A Squirrel's Guide to Success features an experiment that looks into the squirrel's learning process. They harness practice, memory, and logic to learn how to negotiate the weirdest of barriers we place on them. (via Laughing Squid)

A Squirrel’s Guide to Success premieres Wednesday, November 14 at 8 PM on PBS.


Tweet of the Day


According to Buzzfeed, the family had just arrived in Canada last week. They had been living in a refugee camp in Sudan.





Tweet of the Day


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Monday, November 12, 2018

There is a Difference

Detective Pikachu Teaser Trailer



At first glance, I didn't even want to watch this trailer for a CGI movie based on Pokemon. But when I read that the voice of Pikachu was Ryan Reynolds, I had to have a look. He's not just squeaking "Pika pika!" and they explain that. This looks like a pretty cool movie, if you're into this kind of thing. The premier date for Detective Pikachu is May 11, 2019.

Uncanny

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