Friday, August 07, 2020


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Behind the Scenes of Classic Disney Films

Video artist Duncan Evans gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney created the special effects in the 1942 movie Bambi. You always wondered how they did that, right? Then he skipped to 1994 with a special look at the making of The Lion King

See more of Evans' creative videos at Instagram. (via Everlasting Blort)

Moving House

This is the kind of sadness that pizza and beer will assuage -at least that's what I've heard. As far as breaking things, I have learned from experience that you get what you pay for in house moving services. About 30 years ago, my then-husband's new co-workers helped us set up in a new town, and the one person he would work most closely with dropped our huge TV. Things were never good between them afterward. But they are only things, and the resentment was never worth the energy. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.


Miss Cellania's Links

The Science Against Making Tea in a Microwave. I use the barbaric American method, because I need some hot caffeine in a hurry, and I already have a microwave that needs to justify its continued existence.

A chilling tale from the Crypt of Murder: "Death by Donald!" The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Number Fever: The Pepsi Contest That Became a Deadly Fiasco. (via Damn Interesting)

See 30 species of odd-looking bats with names like the hammer-headed bat, the yellow-winged bat, the little white-shouldered bat, the big-eared woolly bat, the desert long-eared bat, the eastern tube-nosed bat, and the wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat.

The Truth Behind A Viral Picture Of A Reopening School Is Worse Than It Looked. The students who posted the pictures have been suspended.

How Many Habitable Planets Can One Star Have?

Nine Eyewitness Accounts of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Warning: these accounts are disturbing and sometimes graphic.

How the Electoral College made America's pandemic response worse.

The Nazi Interrogator Who Killed Them With Kindness. 

A blast from the past (2016): 12 Uses for Pickle Juice.


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How Morning Glories Climb

It looks like they are flailing around blindly, which of course they are because they are plants. But do you know how complicated it is for them to do this? They have to control the rate of growth to be faster on one side of the vine than the other, because that's how plants move.

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Bring Your Tools

In My Particular Case

If you cannot make up your mind what subject to make a film about, how about making a film about the struggle to decide? Or maybe, don't do that. Chico Jofilsan did just that, and it ended ups being strangely meta. (via Laughing Squid)


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Wedding Shoot Goes Awry

What we have here is a shocking example of how everything can change in an instant. Photographer Mahmoud Nakib was doing a wedding photo session for Dr. Israa Seblani and Ahmad Sbeih in Beirut. As he shot video of the bride, Dr. Seblani, in her stunning dress, the port side of the city exploded. They were almost a mile away from the epicenter of the blast, but you can see what kind of shock wave it had. The bride, groom, and photographer were not injured. However, they are probably as traumatized as the rest of the city's residents. (via Bored Panda)

Pain in the Neck

Isn't it delightful when a fictional world becomes self-aware? This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.


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Making Heads Turn

Movie stars are photographed from all angles, and if you make enough movies, eventually all those angles will end up on movie posters. Duncan Robson compiled enough movie posters featuring the biggest stars to make animated sequences of them turning their heads! The effect is a bit disconcerting, probably more so to the actors themselves. (via Digg)

Civil Disobedience

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The Mirror Scene

Lucille Ball and Harpo Marx recreate the classic mirror scene from the movie Duck Soup on the TV show I Love Lucy.

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