Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Slow News Day

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Full Moon Silhouettes

Mark Gee shot a full moon rising over Wellington, New Zealand, from about 2k away from Mount Victoria Lookout, so he could get the silhouettes of the people who had climbed the mountains for a great view. (via Metafilter)

Chris Hansen

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Willie Nelson Auditions for The Hobbit 2

Willie doesn't really need the work, but he wants the job, so why not? (via Neatorama)


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Betty Freeman's Day in Court. How one woman helped free the slaves of Massachusetts.

Her blog hasn't been updated in two years, but Allie Brosh has been doing alot. Her book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Happened will go on sale in October, and is already at #10 at Amazon due to pre-orders.

Jason Collins of the NBA became its first player to let the world know he's gay. The public response to his announcement guarantees he won't be the last. 

Bunny shaming is now a thing. A cute thing. At least we've learned that bunnies and exposed electronic cables do not mix well.

The Weather Channel's stunt for Tornado Week is a Twitter-powered tornado that blows air on their poor interns on camera. Tweets with their hashtag will increase the force of the wind.

6 People Who Apologized For Their Own Movie. George Lucas is conspicuously absent from the list, but he is mentioned by others.

For ‘professional princesses,’ birthday-party gigs are big business.

KaleidoPope. (via Laughing Squid)

An innovative program tried out in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, aims to help elderly people stay out of the hospital. But the program is in danger because even though it saves money for Medicare, it cuts into profits for the medical system.

The Immorality of Human Flight. (via Nag on the Lake

Monday, April 29, 2013

Movies vs. Life

Real life ain't like the movies, even in French. (via reddit)

Urinal Sign

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Boomerang Cat

A young girl plays with her cat. The cat must really enjoy it, as it keeps coming back. She will never get rid of this cat. (via Arbroath)

Cheatin' Dog

Wilt, Arnold, and Andre

It takes some big guys to make Schwarzeneggar look small. This was taken during the filming of Conan the Barbarian in 1982 Conan the Destroyer in 1984. .

Petting Zoo

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How to Win Friends and Inoculate People.

Edir Macedo, Brazil's Billionaire Bishop.

The Charm of Low Budget Special Effects.

Howie Mandel “Catches” Comedian Stealing Another Comic’s Material During America’s Got Talent Taping.

Famous Artists Photographed With Their Cats. Creative people know a great muse when they find one.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon would be much easier if you centered the game around one of the 40 People With More Hollywood Connections Than Kevin Bacon. Now if we just had a movie with all these people in it…

A senior college athlete is giving up the rest of the season in order to save the life of someone he doesn't know. Cameron Lyle found out through a registry that he is a 100% bone marrow donor match for a patient who would otherwise only have months to live.

The Bookstore That Changed My Life. The welcoming and knowledgeable bookseller made it what it is.

This Is An Extremely Evil, Brilliant Toilet Paper Prank. But it might cause your roommate to start replacing the roll before you get a chance to.

7 things you shouldn't bother 911 dispatchers about. But someone did, just to serve as a bad example.


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Steven Spielberg's Obama

Steven Spielberg's followup to the hit movie Lincoln will be Obama, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In this clip, debuted at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night, Day-Lewis shows off how versatile an actor he really is. (via Daily of the Day)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Yes to Love

You might recall Isaac Lamb from the video in which he proposed to Amy with a lip dub last year. In this video, he pays tribute to his family to the tune of "Yes to Love" by Stephano Langone. You might want to grab a hanky.  (via Metafilter

He Has Returned

 He looks relatively good for his age.

I guess you could say it was...
( •_•)>⌐■-■
... only a matter of time.

(via reddit)

Honeymoon Pleasure


The Coyote Says

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Intriguing Offer

But possibly dangerous. (via Criggo)


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Dinner Guest

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Ronald Davis

Posted at reddit, where redditors are busy trying to find and help Ronald. That will be difficult, as the video is 6 months old. But several have found men like him, and had lunch with them, and heard their stories.

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17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Wizard Of Oz. And the producers never imagined we'd be able to play a scene over and over to see the little things.

The FilmDrunk 2013 Summer Movie Guide, complete with opening dates, plots, and Mark Wahlberg gifs. Some images may be slightly NSFW.

Little Girls Are Better at Designing Superheroes Than You. Instead of cosplayers recreating comic books, Alex Law's project has character designs inspired by girls in costume.

Some of the best soldiers in history were real dogs. Read an excerpt from the new book Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines (with pictures).

Kim Jong Il’s personal sushi chef earned $70,000 a year and still fled North Korea when he had the chance. Now he tells about the late Great Leader's strange and exotic tastes.

Watch two-week-old puppies drink from baby bottles. Why? Because it will make you smile and melt inside.

George W. Bush’s presidency, in 24 charts.

The Voice of Alexander Graham Bell.

22 Statues That Don't Quite Look Right.

Mother Duck

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Footee is a sport that combines football and golf. The resulting game saves the expense of golf clubs, and eliminates the collision injuries of team football. Will this sport go global? Only time will tell. A new footee course will open at Dublin City Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland, next month. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grass Roots Medley

The Grassroots 16 Greatest Hits was a staple at all the slumber parties when I was 12 or so. These songs will always stick with me.

11 Super-Sweet Extreme Dessert Combos

One way to improve a dessert is to put another dessert inside it. We've all enjoyed ice cream cakes at one time or another, and cakes were richly improved when cooks began to add pudding mix to the recipe a few decades ago. But the culture of the internet encourages one-upmanship, and with that comes truly extreme combinations in which people put their favorite candy, cookies, cakes, and even breakfast cereal into other desserts. Get your insulin ready before you even read these desserts I posted at mental_floss.

Break So Bad

A Chinese bootleg version of the AMC series Breaking Bad may have been intentionally designed to be confusing so as not to draw attention to its illegality. Ya think so? How else could you explain it turned into a comedy? At least they have Brian Cranston on the cover, even if it is the wrong role. The English on the cover says:
With the cancerous concern lonely man must use chemistry skill in making most potent of drugs methamphetamine. Danger and serious threat comes to man's family to bring his to life to serious impact.
Well, that makes you want to watch it, doesn't it?That and the fact that it's labeled as season five, which hasn't completely aired on TV yet. (via Buzzfeed)

Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

The history of how the ride came about. If you enjoy this, part two is here.  (via Boing Boing)

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The Favorite Books of 32 Famous People.

The economic recovery has increased inequality in America. Only the top 7% have recovered, while the rest of the country's net wealth has declined. (via Boing Boing)

STOOPID TALL 14.5-foot Bike.

These Are the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013. Once again, "blogger" isn't even recognized as a job.

After Earth with Will Smith looks like it may be a pretty good summer film. But only if it's more intelligent than the weirdly-constructed trailer.

Why the brokenness of breaking news probably won’t ever be fixed. When the competition for eyeballs is fierce, there's no time for accuracy.

10 Incredible Ancient Cliff Dwellings. A home carved into a cliff face has many advantages: it's climate-controlled, easy to defend, and sturdy.

9 Ways Salespeople Talk You Into Spending Money On Things You Don't Need. High dollar store employees sales associates reveal their tactics.

“Half of my graduating class is dead ’cause of pills.” The documentary Oxyana looks at the Oxycontin addicts of a small West Virginia town.

Meet six animals that dance. After all, bustin' a move can keep you young!

How many Sheep?

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About to Die Guy

A collection of famous last words by Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Race Winners

You have to wonder who came in dirst, second, and fourth. (via Criggo)

56 Acronyms and Initialisms

Mental_floss explains what those letters stand for. You've been wondering, haven't you?


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A Template for Scientific Press Releases and Science News Articles.

How Parenting Advice has Changed. (via Metafilter)

Errors codes explained by cats. (via Fark)

Being Black in China. A family goes to see the sights, and becomes one.

The Eleventh Finger of Franz Liszt.

Ben Affleck Signs Up to to ‘Live Below the Line’ with a Food Budget of $1.50 per Day. It's a group project to bring awareness to global poverty -but it only will last five days.

The 10 Greatest Creepy Farm Books. Perfect for a quiet night of reading while the barnyard critters sleep.

Here's What The First SAT Test Looked Like. The questions didn't make any sense back in 1926, either.

Is the United Potato Growers of America a cooperative working for the benefit of farmers, or a price-fixing cartel? A court in Idaho will make that determination.

Just when you think we've reached the limits of strange reality TV, the limits are pushed further. DIY Network Is Making A Show Called Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.

Funny and Fabulous Fortune Cookies. It's a good day when you get a nonsensical fortune that makes you laugh.

Remember When

The internet has been around just long enough for the Millennials http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Y who grew up with it to be currently in the midst of a nostalgia craze -for the '90s. This video from ADHD wallows in it, with references to pop culture touchstones that are meaningful to children of the time. And as an extra flourish, it's all presented in 8-bit graphics! (Thanks, Hillary!)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


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The Samsonadzes

The Samsonadzes is a knockoff of The Simpsons shown on TV in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The plots are very different, as the Georgian show is heavily political, and makes fun of Russians. The video here is an entire episode, in Georgian, but you should watch at least the introduction sequence. Read more about the series and see more clips at Laughing Squid.

Meet 9 Recovering Boston Explosion Victims

Six Boston medical centers report that 48 people injured by the Boston marathon explosions last week are still hospitalized, but all are expected to survive. In fact, only one of the almost 200 injured persons died in a hospital, and that was bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Of those surviving, more than a dozen have lost at least one limb. Many survivors face long recoveries, altered lives, and astronomical medical bills. Read a few of their stories, in an article I wrote for mental_floss

Chimney Sweeping in Russia

Why bother with brooms and brushes? This guy just vacuums his flume out with a leaf blower! You have to pity anyone downwind from him. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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The Birth of the Dishwasher.

How Did the World's Rich Get That Way? Luck.

The 10 Greatest Fictional Cities of Film & Literature. 

The Day Batman Crashed Into Chelsea. (via Metafilter)

A History of "Trial By Ordeal."

Jack has an incredible talent for balancing things on his head. He didn't tell us why he does it, because he's a dog.

The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was worse than we were led to believe. And we thought back then that it was horrible.

Drawing Disney Princesses as sloths seems to be about the silliest idea in a long long time. So go take a look -you know you want to.

9 extremely outdated etiquette tips from the 1950s.  To make it easy on yourself, never eat corn on the cob or talk to the pope.

6 TV characters who returned from the dead. A little cognitive dissonance is worth it to bring back a character people really want to see.


It's a supercut of numbers in the movies. They really show have put these in ascending order, then it would have sounded like an auction. (via Laughing Squid)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day and Birthday!

My first baby, my Princess, is sweet sixteen today. She's almost an adult! I knew this day would come, but did it have to come so fast? Happy Birthday, little girl! 

Cool Bear

(via Sofa Pizza)

The Super Rope Solution

In this cartoon by Auke de Vries, a man decides that ropes will help him veg out in from of the TV effortlessly. But who is really pulling the strings? (via the Presurfer)

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Understanding Existentialism in Four Easy Steps.

How Star Wars Killed Smart Sci-Fi Cinema. No longer is the audience assumed to be smart enough to figure it out on their own.

He bought a used book on Amazon for $3.50, and found the author's autograph inside. The inscription by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may be worth $2,500.

Will Ferrell & Jack Black are making a movie about grown men who play tag. And it's based on a true story.

10 smart reads on the Boston Marathon bombing. Different perspectives that dig into more than just facts help us place the events into a bigger picture.

The Lost Boys Give Back. After fleeing Sudan for American and other countries, many refugees are helping their homeland to recover from decades of war and poverty.

What is "American Flavor?"

How Rabies Spawned Vampires and Zombies

38 Baby Shower Cakes Made Of Nightmares. Consider the full list NSFW. 

Boston native Hilary Sargent, also known as Chartgirl, made a chart about the various media and news outlets and how well they covered the Boston marathon bombing story.  (via Boing Boing)

For his son's 11th birthday, redditor crujones43 set up a treasure hunt. The boy had to collect clues at various locations, read maps, use a compass, figure out puzzles, and hike through the woods to find a box containing real money.

No Evil

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bombing Suspect in Custody

Of the many memes, photos, and jokes to come out of yesterday's events, this one is my favorite. It took the combined efforts of many agencies, Bostonians, and people all over to catch the marathon bombers, but the cops on the street put their lives on the line for it. Thank you. (via Slavic Inferno)

Edwardian London and Cork

This footage is filmed around 1900 in the cities of London, England, and Cork, Ireland. However, it doesn't look like any 100-year-old film you've seen, because it's been altered to make it more like being there than the film technology of the time could produce.  

This video has been dramatically enhanced in quality, using modern video editing tools. The film has been motion stabilized and the speed has been slowed down to correct speed (from 18 fps to 24 fps) using special frame interpolation software that re-creates missing frames. Upscaling to HD quality was done using video enhancer software.

(via Nag on the Lake)


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Meanwhile, in Norway

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The Cameraman's Revenge

The Cameraman's Revenge is a 1912 stop-motion film by Władysław Starewicz, telling a sordid but humorous tale of an insect couple and their adulterous adventures. (via Smithsonian)

Game of Thrones Visual Effects

Considering that Game of Thrones is shot on location in Northern Ireland, Morocco, and Malta, you might think they're going for intense realism. If that's the case, this showcase of the show's visual effects will completely burst your bubble.


Prom Date

My husband vows to do the same when prom night comes. (via Buzzfeed)

Big Cats and Boxes

Big Cat Rescue shows us once again that big cats are like house cats. They like playing with balls, they get high on catnip, they chase laser lights, and in this video, we see that they love to crawl into boxes, too! (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Lina Medina: The 5-year-old Mother. A sad but true tale.

The FBI released video and photos of the suspected Boston bombers. Do you recognize these guys?

The man arrested for allegedly sending ricin to Washington is Paul Kevin Curtis of Tupelo, Mississippi. He's an Elvis impersonator, conspiracy theorist, and all-around strange guy.

The 17 Most Legendary Na Na Nas In History. #18: Wilson Pickett's "Land of 1,000 Dances."

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal.

Which are cuter: meerkats or sloths? Or is this competition just an excuse to look at adorable photos of each?

Casey Grim and Adam McLaughlin made their engagement photo shoot into a hilarious parody of engagement photo shoots. She's doing all the sexy, arty poses you've seen so many times, and so does he.

Cat Logic

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Dove Real Beauty Sketches for Men

Right on the heels of the latest Dove Real Beauty campaign, newfeelingstime has a parody in which men go through the same experiment. First they are sketched according to their own descriptions, and then from the descriptions of other people. It doesn't turn out the same way. (via Daily of the Day

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lovely Headline

(via Buzzfeed)

Exercising with Cats

Exercising is so much more enjoyable when you get your cats involved! Granted, it's easier when the cats are a docile as Shorty and Kodi. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

10 TARDIS Dresses for Fancy Occasions

Prom season is here, and wedding season is coming soon. You can put some spice into the occasion and still look drop-dead gorgeous by dressing as a TARDIS. Sure, the Time And Relative Dimension In Space vehicle is boxy, and is often mistaken for a British police call box. But that doesn't stop creative Doctor Who fans from making it into something beautiful and alluring. See a selection of the best in this list I posted at mental_floss.

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Crime and Punishment—A Personal Meditation.

Messages of tribute and solidarity for the city of Boston are coming from all over. Read some of the most outstanding.

If a movie plot is reduced to one sentence, can you figure out what film it is? You'll be surprised at the diverse movies that fit the same basic idea.

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal. But the threats did not pan out. (via Metafilter)

10 Celebrity Bands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of. Acting is their day job; by night they want to rock.

Members of reddit and 4chan are analyzing the many pictures of the Boston marathon explosion and try to identify suspicious people. But crowdsourcing detective work may lead to groundless accusations.

Harvard urologist Abraham Morgentaler explores why men fake orgasms. What? Men fake orgasms?

Behold The Glorious History Of Politicians Making Awkward Rap References. Their opinions are wide-ranging, but they are all sufficiently awkward.

9 Adventure Travel Hoaxes

Tales of Salvador Dali's Demon Bride. A long-lasting but most dysfunctional relationship. (via Nag on the Lake)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ed Wood

Johnny Depp starts as the "worst movie director of all time" in the 1994 biopic by Tim Burton.

The Evolution of Music

The a cappella group Pentatonix gives us examples of pop music through the ages. As you's expect, there are more examples from each time period as they get closer to the present. They're pretty good! (via Tastefully Offensive)

New Zealand Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

Today, Maurice Williamson delivered his opinion in the New Zealand legislature. I wish all lawmakers could be so entertaining.

Shortly afterward, New Zealand's parliament passed a bill amending the definition of marriage to include same sex couples. When the vote was announceed, the gallery broke into song, singing "Pokarekare Ana,"  a traditional Maori love song, which is viewed as an unofficial national anthem. That meant that all the legislators stood up in respect to the music. (via Metafilter)

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Don't Eat That, John! The French Toast Reuben Nutella Elvis Sandwich.

Ben Marks of Collector's Weekly talked with Francis Boyd, who makes and repairs swords and teaches his craft to others. His shop has swords that are thousands of years old, and each has a story to tell -not necessarily a good story. 

What Is the Most Bizarre Job Interview You Have Ever Been Party To? It would have to be pretty weird to top this story. (via Fark)

The Oligopoly Problem. When just a few companies run an industry, it's as bad as a monopoly, only they get away with it. (via Boing Boing)

How about a supercut of one-liners from Tyrion Lannister? You don't have to be a Game of Thrones fan to appreciate the wittiest character of the series. Very much NSFW.

6 Spectacular Resignation Cakes. Not all of them say it as nicely as the one pictured.

Rat-Sized Snails Are Invading Florida. After they kill all the grass, they can eat stucco off the houses.

The Ethics of Disaster Photography in the Age of Social Media. When everyone's got a camera, the best and worst will all go online quickly.

Adam Scott, the Australian golfer, won the Masters Tournament, while Adam Scott, the TV actor, didn't. And he's not happy about it.

Marathon runners are a tough, tight-knit, and resilient bunch. An act of terrorism will not stop them from running or racing.