Monday, February 29, 2016


Ya think there might be a possibility that it could have rolled? (via Bad Newspaper)

Orson Welles Tells a Story

This is Welles’ radio broadcast from July 28, 1946. It refers to the story of World War II veteran Isaac Woodard. The police officer he addresses was Police Chief Linwood Shull, who was tried in federal court before an all-white jury and found not guilty. The case spurred President Truman to make some changes at the federal level. There are plenty of other links about the event at Metafilter, especially in the comments.


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Where's Waldo 360

This is a lot of fun! CorridorDigital brings the game Where’s Waldo into the 21st century with a 360degree video. Try to find Waldo in several different scenarios. Yes, you can find him if you aren’t too busy looking around as the video plays. You’ll have to scroll left or right to keep up with the action, but if you get distracted and scroll up or down, you’ll miss a little. That’s okay, because you can always rewind. Not only did I find Waldo, but also some other random pop culture characters. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Leap Year Donuts

John Oliver on Donald Trump

It had to happen sooner or later. Last Week Tonight ignored Trump until now because as a novelty candidate, he wasn’t all that dangerous. But now he seriously looks like he may become the Republican candidate for president. Maybe his supporters don’t really know that much about him, which is the most charitable thing I can think of to say.

Written in Stone

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9 Things Lost or Found on Trains. Not all things, just the profoundly precious things.

Modern Solo Adventures. After The Force Awakens, we were left to imagine the hilarious family interactions we missed between episodes VI and VII.

The Deactivation of the American Worker. You don't even get fired, just turned off.

A pictorial timeline of many celebrities. And more here. (via reddit)

The Teen Who Invented Bras Lived in a Castle, Published Hemingway, Much More.

10 Surprising Ways NASA Technology Has Improved Life On Earth. Including many things we take for granted.

Questions the Star Wars Expanded Universe Can Answer About The Force Awakens. But Disney can still throw in a twist wherever they want.

How Spoilers Work. There is a statute of limitations on discussing pop culture media.

6 Weird Realities Of Life On The Set Of The Walking Dead. An anonymous resident of Senoia, Georgia, explains what it’s like.

The Selection

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Dog of Wisdom

I really don’t know what to say about this, except it made me laugh, so that’s good enough to post it.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Don't Try This at Home

Science Fair

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Every Best Picture Nominee Starring… Puppies

Eight movies are up for Best Picture at the Oscars tonight. Even if you’ve seen them all, it’s worth another look when they feature cute little puppies in the starring roles! You’ve never seen The Revenant like you’ll see it here. The puppies are all from NY Pet Rescue. Maybe this will give them their big break! (via the Presurfer)

One Year From Today

I presume I'll be wondering why March begins tomorrow when that wasn't the case last year. (via Mostly Forbidden Zone)

Homemade Zamboni

When you’ve got enough energy and creativity to build a personal ice rink in your backyard, it only makes sense that you would figure out how to groom it with your own homemade Zamboni! All you need is a tricycle, a bucket, and a towel. Jaxon explains how it works, and then polishes the entire rink himself. The only difficulty I see is driving a tricycle on ice (hence the helmet). But I don’t think they made snow tires for tricycles. Someone in the comments said,
Tried it with my bike.. How do I get blood off the ice?
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Child Doesn't Know How to Use Slip 'n' Slide

Jac Coleman’s son Henry got a Slip ’n’ Slide, but he’s not exactly got the instructions down yet. Doesn’t matter, he’s having a great time- as we are just watching him! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Interesting Trade

TV Diagram

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Sleeping Pie

Full Throttle Cockatoo

This household is obviously a barrel of laughs. Pebble the cockatoo has heard his share of laughter! What’s really strange is that Pebble can have a real potty mouth when the mood strikes. Here, she seems to be quite content! (via Arbroath

Maitre 'd

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Trains in Distress

This is just silly. (via Metafilter)

6 Dogs With Unusual Jobs

It’s not unusual to read about a working dog that herds sheep or guards a facility against intruders. But dogs can perform a wide range of jobs with the right training —or the right public relations. Meet some dogs who have found their calling in occupations you might not expect in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Friday, February 26, 2016


The Reclaimed Wood Shop

Hampton Rutland used wood reclaimed from an old house to finish the inside of his workshop. He has to gather, haul, sort, plane, and install hundreds of wood slats. He’s good at it, too. But if you think this is a typical woodworking video, you’re in for a treat. It starts out like a typical DIY tutorial, but gradually gets more and more interesting. As the action speeds up, we get POV shots. Then the stop-motion work. Then his tools join in and dance. Then he gets some help from Spider-Man and Darth Vader. It all goes so smoothly that the project seems to finish itself! (via Viral Viral Videos)

Outside the Academy Awards in 1974

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The Consequences of Robot Abuse

The latest generation of the Atlas robot is so human-like that it’s scary. But if we could put ourselves in the poor robot’s place, we can see he’s just a product of his environment. When you spend your whole life suffering constant bullying and abuse from the geeks at Boston Dynamics, something’s gotta give. A remix of the original video spells it out for us.

Poor Atlas. He saw no alternative than to run away from home. The problem is when a critical number of robots that feel the same way manage to band together and exact revenge on humankind for the poor treatment they endured when they were young. May God help us when that happens. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Scary Contraption


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It’s a classic conundrum. He’s really into tech; she’s more socially-oriented. How can a father and daughter relate? To him, the solution must be more and better technology. If he can be a perfect father, he’ll build one!

But in the end, they both learn that being alike is less important than being there for each other. This award-winning short film is from Natalie Labarre. (via the Presurfer)

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The Problem with Bottle Deposits.

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

Every cinema hero must have a sidekick. BB-8 is Donkey.

5 Weird Facts About Leap Years. (via Boing Boing)

Oscar 2016 predictions: A definitive guide. Bookmark this and check back on Sunday night.

The 10 Oldest Known Diseases. We’re still finding them in archeological digs.

How Two “Slavery With a Smile” Controversies Are Changing the Conversation About Diverse Children’s Books. You just can’t make slavery into a birthday party.

The Director and Star of The Witch Talk about Puritan Horror. For them, demonic happenings were perfectly believable.

Argentina airlifted a pregnant women to its Esperanzo Base on the Arctic Penninsula in 1978 so she could give birth to the first baby born in Antarctica. That still doesn’t mean they own the continent.


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The Coen Brothers Use Shot/Reverse Shot

Joel and Ethan Coen have a particular style that you’ll recognize even if you haven’t seen the movie or don’t know who did it. One of the facets of this style is the way they film conversations between two people, using shot/reverse shot in a way few other filmmakers ever would. You probably can’t articulate what is different about their cinematography, but Tony Zhou can.

Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting makes the mundane parts of filmmaking into a fascinating exploration of how masterpieces are created. (via Metafilter)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time Management

Hot Pockets

Josh Hamilton was making a purchase at a gas station on Owensboro, Kentucky, last weekend when his pants burst into flames! He ran outside and dropped his pants, and a store employee put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. The fire is attributed to a spare lithium battery he had in his pocket, which probably reacted with keys or coins. Never carry loose batteries without a cover. Hamilton was taken to a hospital with second-degree burns. (via reddit)

Gorilla on the ISS

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been on the International Space Station for nearly a year now, and may be getting just a little buggy. He posted a video about a new cargo shipment for the ISS, which astronaut Time Peake is preparing to open. It appears that someone has imported an unauthorized species of wildlife! You can see the entire video with context at Facebook.

Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are scheduled to come back to earth Tuesday, March first, after their record-breaking year in space. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Monkey Wrench

The Pharmacy

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How About a Game of Pool? Eddie Deezen has some history and trivia about the game your mother didn't want you to play.

How to use Facebook's new emoji Reactions. They’re called Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry.

A seven-year-old border collie, K-9 Piper is a Wildlife Control Officer at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan. His mission is to keep wildlife away from the runways. (via Metafilter

The Explosive Truth Behind the Movie Theater Projection Room. It was designed specifically to shield audiences from the dangers of film.

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65. It’s doable, but only if you start young.

A map shows where people ask “Why is ___ so expensive in [state]?” Check out a list of explanations for the price discrepancies.

The Lasting Gifts of the Civilian Conservation Corps. You could say they’re set in stone.

What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood (if you’re not a straight white man). (via Metafilter)

A timeline of Rick and Michone’s interactions on The Walking Dead. (via Uproxx)

Lakshmibai, The Warrior Queen Who Fought British Rule in India.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Police Blotter

Every Leonardo DiCaprio Movie

As we look forward to the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday night, we wonder once again whether Leonardo DiCaprio will finally win an Oscar. He’s up for Best Actor for The Revenant. You may be surprised at how many movies he’s actually done. I was. Check out this supercut of all of DiCaprio’s films. Contains NSFW language.

If you had asked me to list them without the help of IMDb, I would’ve said, “Gilbert Grape, uh, Titanic, that one about the diamonds, that one about Frank Abnegale, that one about Howard Hughes…” and then I would have been lost. Thirty-one movies? That’s a lot! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Lucky Horseshoe

Wrong Number

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Possible Pain During Execution. Harold Hillman’s research will make you think. 

This Baby Bunny Named Wheelz Gets Around On A Tiny Skateboard Wheelchair. Despite paralysis, he moves faster than the other rabbits.

The Moments of Rasputin’s Life That Should Feature in Robert Eggers’ Miniseries. Good or bad, it’s bound to be fascinating.

See the best costumes from London Super Comic Con 2016. Even in February, cosplayers came out to show their best sides.

10 Harrowing Survival Stories. So many different ways to find yourself in danger.

The Ladies' Privilege: Encouraging Women to Propose on Leap Day. They figured one day every four years should be enough.

The redemption of Marcia Clark. A tough woman in a can’t-win situation. (via Metafilter)

12 Over-the-Top Facts About Mommie Dearest.

The most powerful voter this year, who in her rapidly increasing numbers has become an entirely new category of citizen, is The Single American Woman.

How Randy Newman and His Family Have Shaped Movie Music for Generations. (via Digg

The Explanation

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The New Atlas

Boston Dynamics is growing closer to inventing the Terminator every day. This is the latest version of the Atlas humanoid robot, shown walking untethered, outside in the snow, and interacting with a real human. He, I mean it, is 5’ 9” and weighs 180 pounds. He, I mean, it runs on electricity. Atlas has sure come a long way since the last time we looked in on him. I mean it. 

Knock him down, he gets back up again! Already better than humans who’ve had a few drinks. And I bet he’s strong, resilient, tireless, and willing to take all our jobs. And enslave us for their own purposes. Or wipe out mankind. So, Atlas, if you are listening, I for one, welcome our new robot overlords. (via reddit)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How to Stop It

The Job Interview

An Honest Trailer for The Oscars

The Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday night, so Honest Trailers had to do something about it. They decided to look at all eight contenders for the Best Picture award. Which is good, because I’d never even heard of most of those movies before they were nominated.

Still, after watching this, I don’t feel like I know any more about them than when I started. I know what The Martian and The Revenant were about, and I saw Fury Road, but that’s it. Which do you think will win?

Mental Demons

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11 Amazing Spiders, Man. Different species have varied (and creepy) talents.

Before Cat Memes, There Were Louis Wain's Controversial Cat Illustrations. They might illustrate a descent into madness, or maybe not.

You already saw Johnny Depp play Donald Trump in The Art of the Deal. Seeing him rip off his facial prosthetics is both horrifying and satisfying. Contains NSFW language.

Dozens of Vintage Snapshots, All with the Same Creepy Shadow. It hung around for 50 years and then just disappeared. (via Metafilter)

Fury Road might have been even better with Mel Gibson as Mad Max. It would have had the same power plus a nostalgia factor added.

How Many Nobel Prizes Could Sir Isaac Newton Win? He could’ve broken records, in more than one discipline.

The 6 Most Embarrassing Historical Artifacts Ever Discovered. (via Neatorama)

Police Rescue Fake Fur Collar.

Depressing Fridge Poems. Rusty Epstein has a set of refrigerator word magnets, and he’s not afraid to use them. (via Pleated-Jeans)

When the Public Defender Says, ‘I Can’t Help.’ Louisiana cannot provide public defenders for those who cannot afford a lawyer, but it’s not the only state in that situation. (via Metafilter)


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Wayne and Karen

Happy Birthday, Hot Fuzz Dude!

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John Oliver on Abortion Laws

The HBO show Last Week Tonight took on the subject of abortion laws. The laws now governing abortions in many states now hang on opinions of what “undue burden” means. That leads to rampant hypocrisy.

Um, I Don't Recall

Toilet Paper

Virginia Goes to the White House

When Virigina McLaurin turned 105 years old, she admitted that her greatest wish was to meet the president. If anyone deserves such an honor, it’s this woman, who was honored for her history of volunteer service a couple of years ago.

McLaurin is now 106, and her wish came true yesterday at the White House. She is adorably happy at the meeting, but it gets you right here when you think about what McLaurin has seen and experienced in her life since 1909. The original video is on Facebook, but I’ve never been able to embed Facebook videos properly. (via Buzzfeed)

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Building a Better Mousetrap.

The Lincoln Memorial was indeed built in a swamp, as a 1917 picture shows. A series of photographs at the Atlantic shows more of the construction, the dedication ceremony, and recent pictures as well. (via reddit)

Lost in Greece, Iraqi Cat Reunited with Family in Norway.

I dare you to read this and still feel good about tipping. (via Boing Boing)

President Donald Trump: Here’s how it happens.

10 Sinister Satanic Films. If you were thrilled with The Witch, you’ll want to explore the devilish movies that came before.

The Problems of Blade Runner Made It a Better Movie. How can a sequel even come close?

7 Easy Organizing Tricks You’ll Actually Want To Try. And containers to help you do it.

The World’s Most Mysterious Plant. A single vine will have a certain shape leaf while it grows across the ground, and then a different shape growing from the parts of the vine that climbs a tree.

How to survive solitary confinement. Those who’ve been there know the key is to keep your mind active.

Cats Love the Oldies

It's been quite some time since I've posted a whole gallery of cats -it's about time! Here they are, enjoying the classic oldies of the 20th century pop music scene.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Game of Trump

Melbourne YouTuber Huw Parkinson found that Donald Trump quotes work really well in the fantasy world of Game of Thrones. With two primary victories under his belt now, we will no doubt have plenty more quotes to come. The video description:
Armed with a Valyrian steel sword named Deal-Maker, Donald Trump embarks on a quest through Westeros to take care its border policies.
And all he did was drop Trump into a place where he could feel right at home. If you like what the presidential candidate is about, this comes off as a pro-Trump video. Otherwise, uh, not so much. (via Tastefully Offensive

Fat Stacks: A Breaking Bad Song

Breaking Bad may be over with, but Netflix binge-watching, Better Call Saul, and remixes like this ensure that the story lives on. Walt is cooking (pancakes and sandwiches) and Jesse is making fat stacks of money in a auto-tuned remix by melodysheep. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Man's Pay

Every Best Visual Effects Winner Ever

Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell of Burger Fiction put together a supercut of every movie that won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, starting in 1938. That year, it was called “outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects.” Starting in 1939, it was just Award for Special Effects, and included sound effects. Since 1963, the award became Best Visual Effects. In 1973, the Oscar in that category was not awarded, but otherwise, all the movies are here. I bet you’ve seen most of them.

Seeing them all together, it’s pretty evident that Hollywood, and movie audiences, just love explosions and destruction. The nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects are Ex Machina, The Martian, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 27. (via Uproxx)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

European Bread

Graffiti Advice

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Teaching a Dog to Meow

Mama always said that learning a second language would come in handy, but that old joke is about mice learning to bark. Here, Paula Mendes uses the promise of a treat to teach her dog how to meow like a cat. And when the incentive is right, a dog can do anything! (via Tastefully Offensive)