Younger Baby Boomers and older Generation X viewers really related to the nostalgia of That 70s Show, which aired from 1998 to 2006. Younger folks liked the comedy. A sequel series has been in the works for a long time, and now we have a release date and teaser trailer for That 90s Show. The premise is that Red and Kitty are hosting their granddaughter Leia, the daughter of their son Eric and his wife Donna, for the summer of 1995. Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Kurtwood Smith, and Debra Jo Rupp reprise their roles from That 70s Show. As you can see in this trailer, Leia has some of the habits and mannerisms of her parents, which tells us that they are taking pains to make the series click with its built-in audience. That 90s Show will premiere on Netflix on January 19.
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Patrick has a set of stairs leading down to his back door. He also has a Ring camera trained on those stairs. After receiving an alarming number of notifications, he skimmed through the overnight video and found that there's a veritable zoo using his stairs at night when all the humans are asleep. He saw bears, skunks, birds, and cats going up and down. He didn't even know there were bears in his neighborhood. But the revelation cleared up one mystery.
“I had no idea they were using our steps,” says Patrick, “but we noticed every time we took our dog for a walk, she would always take so long on the steps smelling each step. Now we know why.”
(via Boing Boing)
The lady with the Chihuahua said,"We can't go in there. We've got dogs with us."
The one with the Doberman said,"Just watch, and do as I do."
They walked over to the bar and the one with the Doberman put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk in. The bouncer at the door said, "Sorry, lady, no pets allowed."
The woman with the Doberman said,"You don't understand. This is my seeing-eye dog."
The bouncer said,"A Doberman?"
The woman said, "Yes, they're using them now. They're very good."
The bouncer said, "OK, come on in."
The lady with the Chihuahua thought that convincing him that a Chihuahua was a seeing-eye dog may be a bit more difficult, but thought, "What the heck," so she put on her dark glasses and started to walk in.
Once again the bouncer said, "Sorry, lady, no pets allowed."
The woman said,"You don't understand. This is my seeing-eye dog."
The bouncer said, "A Chihuahua?"
The woman with the Chihuahua said,
"A Chihuahua? They gave me a !@#$ing Chihuahua?!"
I had never heard of the Turntable Paradox until just now, but it makes me want to search through the basement for a working turntable and a billiard ball. Steve Mould explains how a solid ball set on a turntable will just roll along and chill for quite some time before eventually leaving off the side. Other objects are affected by centripetal force and get slung off pretty quickly. What's going on here? Mould explains the physic Behind the Turntable Paradox, but it still looks like magic to me. (via Laughing Squid)
Do Brussels Sprouts Taste Better Now? Yes—Here’s Why.
How many ways to misspell "awesome" are there? And "you're!"
The Donald Trump Mysteries: "The Curious Case of the Racist Repast." It's the latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.
The Wondrous History of the Waffle.
Miracle on 34th Street: The Anti-Capitalist Satire Hiding Inside A Family Classic
Turning A Friend's Home Into A Giant Gingerbread House. With decorations you can make yourself!
The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation? (via Digg)
Great, Now We're Getting a Horror Movie Where Bambi's Killing People.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Today I found out that I'm not the only person who has a big orange cat named Apollo. This Apollo is in pretty good shape- he can jump over six feet high! Apollo can be pretty demanding, especially when it comes to food. He seems determined to grab every bit of pleasure out of life. You have to respect that. Apollo's human is a veterinarian, so we know he's getting good care, and is very much loved and appreciated for who he is. You can see more of Apollo's feats of disrespecting gravity at Instagram.
As a counterpart to the supercut of Kids Dancing to Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off,” Robert Jones has compiled a video of older people dancing, this time to “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake & Lil Jon. Some are classic clips you’ve seen before, while others are just found footage that works. If you want to see more, there’s a list of all the source videos at the YouTube page. (Thanks, Robert!)