Sunday, January 17, 2021

Doomed: a Biological Cartoon



An increasingly frustrated narrator leads us through a nature documentary about useless animal species such as the cube fish and the inverted hedgehog that have no chance to survive or flourish because their evolutionary adaptations are just plain senseless. (via Daily of the Day)

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Correction



Swinging Bagpipes



You aren't used to hearing the pipes played this way. Swedish musician Gunhild Carling performed in Central Park.

Venn Diagram



(via reddit)

VD Attack Plan



In 1973, Walt Disney Studios produced an educational film about venereal disease, to be shown to high school students. For some reason, this was not shown at my high school. (via Boing Boing)

Warm Milk



No, it isn't teaching a lesson, because cats don't go for that. The guy is purely seeking revenge, which might make him feel better for a minute. Oh, I can say that, because I have but one cat who knocks things off the table, and I'm pretty good at keeping the table clear. Now, if she gets on the kitchen counter, she will feel my wrath! This comic is from Cameron Spires at goattoself.

Winehouse



Globglogabgalab



It appears that the Globglogabgalab is a meme I missed out on more than a year ago. It's a clip from a 2012 British kids' movie. (via a comment at reddit

A Just World



(via Fark)

The Alien Chestburster Scene



It’s a scene that we will never, ever forget. The 1979 film Alien introduced the monster by having it emerge from John Hurt’s chest where it was apparently incubating. We were horrified, not only by the idea of an alien growing inside his body, but also the death of a major movie star so early in the film. The new series Art of the Scene by Cinefix looks at the nuts and bolts of conceiving, designing, and pulling off the horrific scene in the days before non-stop CGI. (via Laughing Squid)

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Okay?



The Little Mermaid In New York



Ariel takes a trip to the East River and finds all kinds of things have found their way into the ocean. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Captain America 2021



By John Wesley Huff. https://www.instagram.com/jonwesleyhuff/ (via reddit)

The Lion Dance

The Lunar New Year begins on Friday, February 12 this year. The Lion Dance is a traditional part of the festivities in China. If you've ever wondered what the dancers look like underneath the lion costume, watch these two guys. Their dance looks pretty straightforward until... Well, just watch and you'll see something truly amazing. (via Nag on the Lake)

Barkley



You have to admit, Barkley is an attractive and memorable dog. You might even say he's a good boy! Whether Karl is, either one of them, would have to be proven somehow. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

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New Orleans will have "Float Houses" Instead of Parades for Mardi Gras



After last year's Mardi Gras celebrations led to a huge number of COVID cases, the parades are cancelled for this year. But New Orleans is bringing the parade flavor back anyway, by decorating houses as if they were traditional Mardi Gras parade floats! A project called "Hire a Mardi was Artist" is putting artists, float builders, and craftspeople to work transforming homes into colorful art installations. The money raised through donations pays for the work, and also helps struggling musicians and others who are impacted by the Mardi Gras cancellations. (via Boing Boing)

Miss Cellania's Links

On Abraham Lincoln’s Convoluted Plan For the Abolition of Slavery. (via Damn Interesting

Maximizing the Expected Value of a Lottery Ticket. What this extremely complex mathematical analysis misses is that the "value" of a lottery ticket lies more in the pleasant fantasy it creates for the buyer than in the actual outcome. (via Metafilter)

The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy

Why Mainstream Media Is Telling the Whitewashed Version of the MAGA Insurrection. The right doesn't believe election results because they were scrutinized and therefore uncharacteristically fair.

Dire Wolves
Were Not Really Wolves. (via Metafilter)

Donald Trump Built a National Debt So Big That It’ll Weigh Down the Economy for Years. That's even without weighing in the pandemic. 

A blast from the past (2010): Recluses: Private, Exploited, or Self-Destructive?