Friday, September 24, 2021
No other developed nation has a debt ceiling, and we should just get rid of it to avoid the shenanigans we go through on a semi-annual basis, and the occasional crisis. Hold onto your hats, we may be nearing another one. (via Fark)
Mitch McConnell vs. Mitch McConnell pic.twitter.com/YmwubhEdVd— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) September 22, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Click to the right to advance the comic. Then you'll see a scenario playing out across the country. The CEO would probably accede to the guy's wishes, but middle management needs to retain their reason for existence. This comic is from Trying Times Comics.
From light to object to our eyes to our brains, the process of perceiving color in our environment is pretty complex. This video from the American Museum of Natural History breaks the process down into its steps in a fairly thorough yet understandable way. Oh, and it's beautiful, too. I sort of wish it had narration, just so that we could continuously follow the gorgeous graphics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
A Tale of Two Freddies. Jared531 wore this costume to the NY Village Halloween parade last year and was such a hit that he posted the instructions for pulling off the costume. (via reddit)
Female Spiders’ Maternal Instincts Captured in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber.
The Only Dry Martini Recipe You’ll Ever Need. Period.
Before Food Trucks, Americans Ate ‘Night Lunch’ From Beautiful Wagons. (via Kottke)
What is Fat Bear Week, and How Did It Get Started?
Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired. It's not just the pandemic and the low pay.
Searching for the Platonic Ideal of the Piña Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (via Digg)
A blast from the past (2014): 11 Beautiful Black Chickens.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Disney's latest effort in the Disneyland ride genre is Jungle Cruise, still in some theaters and, of course, on Disney+. The film has made millions of dollars, but performed below expectations. It has yet to break even. This Honest Trailer explains why- the source material is thin, the plot is formulaic, and everything about Jungle Cruise is borrowed from other films that did it better. However, its more than two hours is filled with puns and dad jokes, which cements its connection with the theme park ride, so it works as a kids movie.
People on the island of La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands are scrambling to evacuate their homes as a volcanic eruption continues. Watch this drone footage showing lava from the volcano engulfing a neighborhood. (via TYWKIWDBI)