Monday, May 16, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

Spinal Tap II is Finally Coming. (via Metafilter)

Ohio's Most Notorious Body Snatcher. (via Strange Company

How Did Marshmallows Get Into Our Cereal? (via Digg)

The Wild West Outpost of Japan’s Isolationist Era. The tiny island of Dejima was highly regulated, but became home to its own weird culture. (via Smithsonian)

The Original Ghostbusters. The famous and not-so-famous people who worked to debunk mediums and their seances. 

Leg Braces for a Newborn Giraffe. (via Fark)

How to Trip Up a Liar. (via Digg)

CookingFlavr is About Everything, Even Cooking. It's an artificial intelligence-generated blog that is hilarious in its wrongness. (via Metafilter)

Why Homes Are Collapsing at Cape Hatteras.

Comic of the Day: Signs of real maturity.


Tell a Cat a Joke



(via Fark)

Portland Police Pursuit



The Portland Police Department shares a dash cam video of Traffic Officer Mark James pursuing a speeder. But that's not all that happens. (Thanks, MB!)

Tweet of the Day

I've seen a lot of medieval marginalia, but if it weren't for the Twitter account Weird Medieval Guys, I would never know that medieval ducks said "queck," and I wouldn't know that scribes put cartoon balloons (sans balloons) on their doodles. (via Fark)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Must Be Successful



Ukraine Wins Eurovision



The six-man hip-hop group Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Stephania." No surprise there; they're very good and everyone was rooting for Ukraine anyway. The surprise was that the UK came in second, after an abysmal track record over the years. The lettering of the country's name probably helped.   

That's One Method

(via reddit)

Time is Nothing



Photographer Kien Lam quit his job and went on a trip around the world, photographing its wonders and its people. It took a year and 6237 photographs to create this video titled Time is Nothing which is both relaxing and awe-inspiring. You can read up on Lam's specific adventures and what he's done since then at Where and Wander. (via Nag on the Lake)



Senior Center



(Thanks, WTM!)

SNL Does the Depp/Heard Trial



In case you haven't heard, Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation. The case is being televised, which has become a mass entertainment event for the public. Sort of like watching a train wreck, ya know. I've just been reading the headlines, which are enough of a circus for me. Of all the week's big news, this trial was the easiest thing for Saturday Night Live to poke fun at, so they opened last night's show with a glimpse of the festivities. Selena Gomez hosted, and had a monologue that was just plain cute as could be.  

Barking

(via reddit)

Mama Bear Takes Charge



Ricky Forbes pulled the car over on the highway through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia when they saw a baby bear on the side of the road. They did not know that mama bear was on the other side of the concrete barrier with baby bear’s sibling. Mama pops her head up, looks both ways, and hauls the errant youngster over the barrier back to the safety of the forest. It’s a pretty cool scene when a tornado chaser says it’s the coolest thing he’s ever seen! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort)

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Jewelry Marketing



Why Campfire Smoke Blows Toward Your Face



You take your seat around a campfire, and the smoke from it makes its way toward you. You move around, and the smoke follows you. Someone says, "Smoke follows beauty!" just to make you feel better. When this happens campfire after campfire, you start to say it first yourself. But is the smoke really following you around, or is it your imagination? Hank Green explains the forces at work in excruciating detail, but manages to make it interesting. Now what I really want to know is why smoke follows me around, but doesn't follow the next person. Oh well, at least it discourages mosquitos. The last minute of this video is an ad. (via Laughing Squid

Teacher



(via reddit)

YouTuber Interviews KKK Leader


Niko Omilana traveled from London to Harrison, Arkansas, because he heard it was the most racist place in America. He ended up interviewing Thomas Robb, the National Director of the KKK in Zinc, Arkansas. It's amazing what a British accent can do. This video is longer than what I normally post, but it's well worth it.

Jellied Spaghettios with Vienna Sausages



I was shocked at how many people said they'd be tempted to eat this. (via Fark)

The Phantom Queen



This illusion is pretty cool, and fairly easy to understand once they explain it. Still, I am thoroughly impressed with the optics. Getting the props and angles to work just right must have involved a lot of work. (via Boing Boing)


The Graduate



(via Fark)