We have a late nominee for Best Picture. I laughed, I cried. pic.twitter.com/oyDtWGb0OY— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) April 12, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Talk about dedication to your craft! The artists at Hungarian animation studio DIGIC Services recently did a study in which they enlisted the help of quite a few oddly calm and cooperatives cats. They outfitted the cats with sensors and filmed them in motion capture to learn exactly how cats move. This will help in rendering animated cats in a more realistic manner. As impressed as I am with the animators, I am more impressed with these chill kitties. (via Laughing Squid)
When you're at the local home improvement store shopping in the garden section, be sure to listen to the birdsong, but don't look up! There is always the possibility of incoming bombs. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.
As they do every year, Screen Junkies takes a closer look at the movies nominated for the Best Picture award in an Honest Trailer. In a normal year, this would bring a smile of recognition for the movies you saw recently. This year, it may be an introduction to a bunch of films you've never heard of, since theaters have been closed most of the year. As strange as it seems, being nominated for an Oscar may be the only real promotion these movies will get. The Academy Awards will be televised on April 25.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
For geography nerds, it's a valid question: Which country is the squarest in the world? None are perfectly square, as national boundaries are ruled by geographical features like coastlines and rivers, and cultural histories like where people choose to settle and the legacy of invasions.
However, the value in this video goes way beyond the original question. Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones (previously) start off guessing countries, and gradually slide into a rhythm. Then you suspect that they might be rhyming with each other. Finally it spills into a full-blown comedy song. While there may be no square nations, a lot of them are shaped like animals or something else that you hadn't realized before. They eventually determine which country is the closest of them all to being a square. (via Digg)
Cats can be liquid, cats can be buff, and the very strangest ones stay in our memories. Starting with viral pictures of cats we've all seen, YouTuber kekeflipnote was inspired to make pixelated animations of their strangeness. Sometimes the original picture comes first, and then takes off into another universe, and other times we get the animation first, leading up to a surprise photograph. (via Everlasting Blort)
A bear wandered into Deedee Mueller's house in the hills of Pasadena, California, on Saturday looking thin and hungry, like it had just come out of hibernation. The Muellers weren't home, but their two tiny terriers, Squirt and Mei Mei, were. The family's security cameras tell the story, which has a bit of a surprise ending. (via Digg)
The Cat House of Riga.
Avoid Undie Odor. How advertisers shamed us into buying more soap.
Support Black-Owned Businesses: 181 Places to Start Online. (Thanks, Victoria!)
The Twitter account called Found a good outfit gives you instruction on how you can dress like a character from movies, TV, comics, video games, etc. etc. with clothing found on the internet. (via Metafilter)
Doctors Forgot to Warn People With Breasts That the Covid Vaccine Could Affect Their Next Mammogram.
Welcome to Freedom Cafe – where chicken is cooked at 100 degrees F and the servers touch your food.
A blast from the past (2016): 15 Times Animals Interrupted News Reports.