Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Jurassic World: Dominion is the sixth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise. That's about two films past the point in which most franchises have jumped the shark. Screen Junkies tells us that there are two things that set this movie apart from the others in the franchise. One is bringing back the cast of he original Jurassic Park, which is good even if it makes no sense. The other is locusts, which is bad because it doesn't add any terror to a world that already has dinosaurs running loose, and it makes even less sense. Maybe it's time to retire the franchise... which ain't going to happen no matter how bad the movies get, because they always make a ton of money. Oh yeah, here's the Honest Theme Song video they were talking about.
Touchscreens were first developed in 1965, but the first one I ever used professionally was in 1999 when I worked at a radio station that had music recorded and played by computer. Deejays could start, stop, and rearrange the music on screen with our fingers. One day my boss sneezed in the studio and showered the screen with snot droplets. Every song scheduled for that hour, plus ads, played at once. That's when we all started washing our hands more often. But not all touch screens respond to flying liquid, or even fingers if they are gloved. Those types of screens had to be modified for phones, or else butt-dialing would be a national emergency. This TED-Ed lesson explains how touch screens work and the difference in the old screens that worked with a stylus (or a sneeze) and new touch screens that will work with a sausage. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
Tales of the Walking Dead: The Best Animals in the TWD Universe.
Theme Music from Every Batman Movie, in one supercut. They're all good themes.
4 Things About Mobsters We Believe Because Of Movies And Shows. Yes, there are video examples.
An Extreme Case of Helicopter Parenting.
How to Purchase an Affordable Home Through a Land Bank.
A Guide to Keeping Up with Household Filters.
The Incredible Story of the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic.
Dogs Photographed While Catching Treats.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
What if Better Call Saul were remade as a Pixar film? This fits into the "most unlikely combo" mashup tradition just fine. It may cause a bit of cognitive dissonance to see AMC violence in a Pixar animation, but that's what makes this special. (via Pop Culturista)
When the humans installed automatic feeders, it didn't take long for Frankie and Theo to understand the concept, and the instant they drop food, it's off to the races! Those races are made much more entertaining by the slick floor they must negotiate. Frankie and Theo have a more complicated relationship with human food, and aren't at all shy about letting their opinions be known. You can see more of Frankie and Theo at TikTok. (via Laughing Squid)
Jeannette Reyes is a morning news anchor at Fox5, and her husband Robert Burton is a morning news anchor at WJLA ABC-7, both in Washington, DC. They welcomed a new baby girl on June 30, and now give us a news update on what life is now like at their home. Everyday life delivered in that TV newscast cadence with every word enunciated properly is pretty weird. Jeannette breaks character at one point, which only highlights how odd the whole idea is. (via reddit)