Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Do Not Eat Coffee
The Real Church Ladies of Burndale
The drama queens of high school and the real housewives crowd ain't got nothin' on the ladies of the church. That goes double when they've known each other since childhood. I know, because I am one of those church ladies. While the real drama is not quite as blatant as this skit from It's a Southern Thing, it's simmering beneath the surface, possibly over the course of many years. The good news is that for every drama queen, there are many others who stay silent and keep their egos in check for the greater purpose. Still, if someone were to launch a reality TV show about a church, this type of woman would bag the starring roles, because we love to watch epic dysfunctionality wherever it may arise. Bless their hearts.
Confessions of an Idiom
What happens when the elephant in the room confronts the skeleton in the closet? That’s far from the only turns of speech that go head-to-head in this sequence. Someone who is just learning English would be completely baffled! This award-winning video was made by Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms at Ringling College of Art + Design. (via Metafilter)
Tweet of the Day
I think this cat was caught cheating. pic.twitter.com/U2tXLF7vSv— Jaz🛡️🌐🔗 (@Jazzie654) March 24, 2023
Monday, March 27, 2023
A Trip to the Pet Shop
March 24, 2023
Kael Schoerlin has a remote control car with a camera and a transparent cargo bed and he's not afraid to use it. When he ran out of fish food, he sent the car to get it! The car doesn't have a speaker, but can communicate pretty well by opening its bed and tooting its horn. It also has a tiny "driver" wearing a cowboy hat that can nod when prompted. The employees at Petco were delighted to be visited by a toy buying food for a fish, and even more delighted when it responded to them, even in its own limited way.
The original video is at TikTok. See other adventures of the little blue car.
Mochi is a munchkin cat bred in China and imported to the US. She developed ischemic dermatopathy which caused parts of her body to rot. Mochi lost her ears, her tail, and her right rear leg, and was sent to a shelter. Greg McDouglas, who describes himself as a dog person, fell in love with Mochi and he and his fiancee Natalia adopted her. It didn't matter to then that Mochi had missing parts and some lingering physical challenges. You can see more of Mochi at Instagram.
Give 'em What They want
How High Can a Kia Jump?
Witnessed and recorded the most INSANE car crash yesterday, you can see Autopilot also swerve and avoid the rouge tire for me $TSLA pic.twitter.com/csMh2nbRNX— Anoop (@Anoop_Khatra) March 25, 2023
Anoop Khatra caught this spectacular crash Thursday on the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Los Angeles. Notice how the tire came back a second time to get one last punch. The Kia Soul was certainly engineered to handle this kind of accident. We can see the curtain airbags deployed. And the driver was able to walk away. (via reddit)
Miss Cellania's Links
If you should see a photo of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, it ain't her. I'm sure you are disappointed that something on the internet turned out not to be true. (via Strange Company)
MIT tested 1,000 Oreo cookies to crack the mystery of the best way to eat one. (via reddit)
Everything you think you know about homelessness is wrong. (via Nag on the Lake)
25 Weird Old-Timey Life Hacks. Some could even get you killed.
Why Are All Action Heroes Named Jack, James, or John? (via Metafilter)
Channel Drift: What Happened to all Those Cable Channels?
Why Did States Require Blood Tests for Marriage Licenses?
The Secret to Sizzling Fajitas Shouldn’t Shock Anyone. Don't let that put a fizzle on your sizzle, though.
Dancing at Rupp Arena
Peyton delights the crowd with his dancing at Kentucky’s Sweet Sixteen state high school basketball tournament in Lexington. Go Peyton!
Tweet of the Day
(via Everlasting Blort)
I typed Donald Trump doing ballet into an AI app and this is what it generated. I’m not sure what this means, but I know I wanted you to see it. pic.twitter.com/3fSVcKSZhz— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) March 24, 2023
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Where Alcoholic Drinks Got Their Names
When archaeologists discovered an 800-year-old winery in Georgia (the country, not the state), linguists weren't the least bit surprised. They had already traced the modern word "wine" back to the region and the era by reverse-engineering it, since it occurs in various forms in so many other languages Linguists are a clever bunch. Some of our terms for alcoholic beverages are indeed ancient, while the origins of others are just a matter of deciphering the historical record. PBS's Otherwords gives us a quick lesson in how alcoholic drinks got their names. I'll drink to that! (via Laughing Squid)