Thursday, March 21, 2019

That's Some Squirrel

The Wait



Two people strike up a conversation at a bus stop. They don't say  whole lot, but the story will grip you right in the feels. This award-winning short is from Jason McColgan. (via Nag on the Lake)

Cruel Librarian

(via reddit)

Inside the Belarus Chernobyl Zone



More than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, it's common to see "field trips" into Pripyat, Ukraine. But the exclusion zone crosses the borders of two nations, which wasn't top of the mind before the fall of the Soviet Union. In Belarus, the hot zone is called the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve. A vlogger called bald and bankrupt hiked into the reserve to explore. He found abandoned homes and a sad, untended cemetery. Then at about 13 minutes in, he meets two people who live alone in an abandoned village, who never left after the nuclear meltdown; a 92-year-old woman and her son Igor. They may live in the middle of nowhere, but they have retained their hospitality. -via reddit

Opinion

You know how Mama used to say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything"? If you look hard enough, you can always find something nice to say. Here's a perfect example of that from Lunarbaboon.

Browsers

Old yet applicable. (via Bits and Pieces)

Miss Cellania's Links

Johann Sebastian Bach was born 334 years ago, so today's interactive Google Doodle is dedicated to him. Write a melody and let artificial intelligence add harmonies to it!

The lineup for Woodstock 50 has been announced. People are not all that pleased.

Warning: Do not press the wrong tooth.

The Mafia Figure Behind the Failure of Rascal Flatts Restaurants. The article is part six of a series called Mafia in Our Midst at The Arizona Republic. (via Metafilter

15 Foods That Weren't Supposed To Turn Into Humans, But Here We Are.

Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All. You might be surprised to find out who they really are. (via Boing Boing)

The World's Happiest Countries, Ranked. 

The Rivalry Between Two Doctors to Implant the First Artificial Heart.

Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection. One prosecutor tried Curtis Flowers six times to get a conviction.

A blast from the past (2013): 8 Decidedly Different Benches to Sit On.

Find the cat

(via Fark)

Pickle Pie



The Sunglow Cafe in Bicknell, Utah, is famous for their pickle pie. Or maybe the word is notorious. Everyone buys a slice because they are curious. With tourists passing through, that's a lot of slices whether they like it or not. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Tweet of the Day



The Twitter account Devin Nunes' Cow has exploded since Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter over it.It now has more followers than Nunes himself.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

I Don't Think So

Hearing

This is me, more and more often these days. (via reddit)

Feral Senior Cat Becomes A Total Mama's Boy



After years of living outside in a feral colony, Mr. Belvedere was in bad shape. Who would take a chance on a sick, elderly feral cat? He was captured and tamed by Coastal Bend Cat Rescue and eventually found a forever home. Mr. Belvedere now has his own Instagram gallery.


Movie Night



Humans do this for fun. Or some of them do. This comic is from the Strange Planet series by Nathan Pyle.

The Obvious

Spotted in New Mexico. (Thanks, WTM!)

A Retro-Futuristic TV Ad



Stan Freberg directed this futuristic ad from the 1960s starring Ray Bradbury. (via Boing Boing)

Miss Cellania's Links

The World’s Finest Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest. You can see and vote for your favorite among the 49 entrants in this gallery.  (via Metafilter)

Outrageous Beauty Gadgets of Yore. There are unlimited riches awaiting anyone who can make a women look better, or least at least make her feel that she looks better.

Florida Republicans Slam the Brakes on Felons Looking to Restore Their Voting Rights.

Why Teen Boys Have More Leisure Time Than Teen Girls.

When heavy metal is life but you have to work.

The New Zealand biker club Mangu Kaha Aotearoa performed a haka as a tribute to the victims of the Christchurch massacre.

Morgan Stanley Fired Me 22 Days After I Returned From Maternity Leave.

These are the Real-Life Gardens of Earthly Delights. 

A blast from the past (2013): The Historical Horror of Childbirth.

Warning Sign

(via reddit)

An Honest Trailer for Aquaman



In this Honest Trailer, Screen Junkies admits that Aquaman is all over the place, both literally and figuratively. The movie is dazzling and confusing while the plot is overly busy, but it's all worth it to see Jason Momoa turn DC's lamest superhero into ...Jason Momoa.


Tweet of the Day


(via Buzzfeed)