Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Why Do Cameras Do This?

I once wrote about weird camera effects that touched on the rolling shutter phenomenon that makes weird stuff happen to images taken with video cameras. Now that panoramic photos are widely available on phones, you see them more and more often. Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day explains the rolling shutter effect and why it happens. Wait until you see what the effect does to a fidget spinner, a guitar, and a spinning coin! (via Everlasting Blort)

Slinky Pop Tube

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Gâteau Gato, the Chocolate Cat Zoetrope

Gâteau Gato means "cat cake," but this is much more. Artist Alexandre Dubosc created a beautiful chocolate zoetrope that displays animated cats! Yeah, how could anyone combine chocolate cake, cats, and animation and not have a winner? You'll recognize Maneki Neko playing the piano, Felix, Nyan Cat, Yin-Yang Cat, and Grumpy Cat on this cake. There are other cats, plus mice, fish, and a big cat head on top with teeth! Notice the different language spellings of the word "meow" as well. (via Laughing Squid)

Name Calling

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An Honest Trailer for the Oscars

The Oscars will be awarded this weekend. Most of the movies up for Best Picture came out late in 2017, which is the traditional time for epic dramas that get nominated, so Screen Junkies haven't done takedowns on most of them yet. They fixed that, by giving the Honest Trailer treatment to all nine nominees for Best Picture. 

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More Strange Cases in Science. Exploding teeth and fake classical music.

The Moment Jordan Horowitz Became a Meme. The La La Land producer is still who we remember best about last year's Oscars.

21 Black Panther Easter Eggs That Will Blow Your Mind. Except that most of them were fairly obvious.

Your Grandma Was a Chain Migrant!

The Mysterious Origins of Finland's True Name. In Finnish, the country is called "Suomi."

Nextdoor and More: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Neighborhood Social Networks. Discover what you have in common with the people around you, or why you don't want to know them at all.

Ancient Elephants Were Totally Down With Interbreeding. Evolutionary geneticists using the sequenced genomes of existing and extinct elephants found clear evidence.

The Louvre’s Secret Apartments. The opulent digs were once the home of Napoleon III.

The Last Families Living in Tunisia's Underground Houses. The cave homes in the Djebel Dahar region have been in use for centuries.

Edmonton Embraces the Cold by Turning Park Paths Into Frozen Skating Trails


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A Macaroni Recipe From 1784

Jon Townsend (previously) cooks up a little macaroni and cheese from a recipe published in 1784. Along the way, we get a bit of history about the term "macaroni" in the sense that it was used in the song "Yankee Doodle." But that has nothing to do with food. This dish is pretty basic, but sounds delicious. Several comments under the video asked where the nutmeg is. I had never heard of macaroni and cheese with nutmeg, but apparently there are a lot of recipes that call for it. Townsends has their own blog about historical recipes and food, aimed at use in reenactments, called Savoring the Past. (via reddit

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

My Kind of Party

The Best Picture Summary

The main characters of The Last Jedi discuss why they once again were passed over for Academy Awards. Happens every time. What do all those other nominees have that they don't? Another gem from the folks at How It Should Have Ended. The Oscars will be bestowed this Sunday, a little later than usual because of the Winter Games.

A Likely Story

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This Man Loves His Dog

It's a wet day in Davao City, Philippines, and this elderly man is at the market with his dog. Before taking off on his bike, he lovingly tends to the dog, to make sure he stays dry all through the ride. The dog would probably be okay with getting wet, but he allows himself to be pampered, because he loves his man, too. Besides, neither of them wants to smell a wet dog. (via reddit)

Story Time

The Last Jedi Recreated in Battlefront II

This is a peculiar video that will affect Star Wars fans differently depending on whether they are gamers are not. YouTuber UndeadPathfinder_  recreated the final showdown between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren using the video game Star Wars Battlefront II. Those familiar with the limits of the game are quite impressed, as they know how difficult this project had to be. They particularly praise the work and skill shown in synching the dialogue to the characters.

Those who have never played Battlefront II get a different vibe, right into the uncanny valley. The voices say the characters are real, while the graphics say no. We can still appreciate the work that went into it. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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What's Cooking? Learn some of the basic techniques and what they're used for.

Watch Team USA Win 9 Gold Medals During the 2018 Winter Olympics in 100 Seconds. (via Boing Boing)

Until last month, almost all unpaid internships were technically illegal. Now it’s open season for employers who want free labor.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: The World's First Horror Movie. Read how the 1920 murder mystery set the stage for the entire genre.

How Hollywood Salaries Really Work. It's ridiculously complicated.

Can We Detect Aliens by Their Space Junk? It's more likely than picking up communication signals, but still not very likely.

“They Were Assumed to Be Puppets of Martin Luther King Jr.” For decades, we’ve been replaying the same absurd partisan debate over whether to take high school activism seriously.

Nine Critics Make Their Cases for Each of This Year's Best Picture Nominees. One of them will be revealed as correct this Sunday night.

Gin: How the Liquor Known as Mother’s Ruin Went from Scourge to Savior. Includes the story of the cat-shaped gin vending machine.

A Different Approach to Homelessness. The homeless camp on Foremaster Lane in Las Vegas will not only be made permanent, the city is fortifying it with essential services.


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Monday, February 26, 2018


I ain't drinking that. (via Bad Newspaper)

The Early Animated Films

"Any idiot that wants to make a couple of thousand drawings for a hundred feet of film is welcome to join the club."   -Winsor McCay 
Popular lore has it that the 1927 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first animated feature film. That's not true at all, and how many came before that depends on how you define "feature film" and how you define "animated." Let's take a good look into the history of animation in film. The Royal Ocean Film Society shows us the various milestones of early cartoons and how they became the most imaginative motion pictures ever. They had to admit one mistake -the photograph of Earl Hurd is actually one of Frank Thomas. (via Boing Boing)


As a commenter made clear, four squids are a squad, five squids are a squint. (via reddit)

This is How You Get a Cat

People reacted to this with congratulations. But it turns out that Jeffrey already has a home. A different home. (via The Daily Dot)


A Primer on Fecal Microbiota Transplants

Fecal Microbiota Transplants have become the "magic bullet," so to speak, in the battle against C. diff, a dangerous antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria. C. diff is opportunistic, and tends to take up residence in a patient who has already used antibiotics to kill off other harmful bacteria -which killed off beneficial bacteria as well. In this video, Dr. Mark Smith explains how and why fecal transplants work. Science writer Ed Yong tries to keep a straight face amid Smith's potty humor. The upshot is that when we overdo modern techniques, such as antibiotics, we often provoke new and unforeseen problems with it. The solution can be to go back to ancient traditional remedies and let nature do her work. (via Digg)

A Toroidal Pump Gets Interrupted

Popular Canadian DIY and engineering YouTuber AvE is deep into explaining the work of a fixed displacement oil pump when his young daughter comes into the shop. The two minutes cute enough to melt the coldest heart as he kisses her booboo ("ouch ouch") and explains what he's doing. Yeah, you're welcome to watch all ten minutes of engineering if you like. Those who follow his channel says AvE makes anything interesting and easy to follow. (via reddit)

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Dress to Oppress. Today's most uncomfortable clothing can't compare to what came before.

How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy. A terrible disease called kakke ravaged the aristocracy in Japan, and no one could figure out what caused it.

Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild by Kathy Fish. (via Metafilter)

Why Is It So Hard for the U.S. to See Asian-American Olympians as American?

They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them. A significant number of those who've flown in space later went into professions and projects to study, improve, and protect our Earth.

The Africans Who Called Tudor England Home. People from Africa and their descendants were a small minority, but during that period they lived among the various social classes in England.

Extreme Wheelchair Sport WCMX Proves Disabilities Don’t Have to Limit You. WCMX is a cross between skating and BMX biking, and it's a thrill to watch.

My Life Not Knowing What Colors Look Like. Brooke Swanson was always color blind, but of course she didn't know that as a child, because you don't miss what you've never had.

Puffy, the Hypnotist Cat. In 1945, the American Feline Society bestowed the title of "King of All Cats" to a Persian cat with a peculiar talent.

The Reckoning. Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson went to Papua New Guinea to make a documentaries until tribal warfare ran them off, but Connolly returned 25 years later.

Assembly Required

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Ramblin Gamblin Man

You didn't even remember what Bob Seger looked like without a beard, did you? This clip is from 1969, I'm pretty sure.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018



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The Myth of Thor's Journey to the Land of Giants

Story time! Thor, along with Þjálfi and Loki, went on a journey to the land of giants. The king of the giants gave them challenges, several of them for Thor, which they failed. Thor isn't used to defeat. What can he do? The end of the tale shows how everything in the story is an analogy, and the effects of the challenges are the reasons the story was told in the first place. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Calling the Cats

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The Aristocats Do Rammstein

Of maybe it's the other way around. Either way, they brought the house down! (via reddit)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sale Range

Fighting a Bear

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Learning to Play the Shenanigan

Let Greig Johnson introduce you to the "ancient, elegant instrument" known as the shenanigan. Okay, you won't learn how to play it from this video, but you can watch him give it a go and enjoy the music. This video has subtitles, but don't focus on them. You can probably understand what he's saying ...somewhat. On second thought, you should listen and watch the subtitles at the same time. Trust me. And don't miss the details of the shenanigan. You may have to watch more than once. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Archie Bunker on Gun Control

Archie has the perfect way to stop skyjacking, which was a thing in the 1970s. What could possibly go wrong? It was laughable on All In The Family forty years ago, but today there are people, even people in powerful positions, who think like this.

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Drunk Flying a Plane

Hold my beer! Watch as a spectator decides he can do it better, and jumps into a Piper Cub that's already started up. It won't take long for you to realize this is a staged act from an airshow. The pilot is Kyle Franklin, who's been doing this all his  life. (via reddit)


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My Encounter With Officer Dreamy

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Friday, February 23, 2018


Deals with the Devil: A Brief Musical History

You've probably heard about how Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads in Mississippi and sold his soul for the ability to play guitar better than anyone before. Johnson let folks believe that if they wanted, and even capitalized on the tale in his songs. Whatever happened to take him from beginner to virtuoso, he was far from the first musician to make that bargain, if the legends are to be believed. These stories abound because some performers are so good that no one could believe they achieved that level of virtuosity on their own. Talent and hard work were dismissed in favor of a supernatural explanation. Polyphonic brings us a chronological account of the many tales of incredible talent attributed to a Faustian deal. (via Laughing Squid)

Thin Mints

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The Ring in Augmented Reality

Oh, what a brave new world our unventors and engineers have developred for us! If they can't solve world hunger or bring peace among nations, at least they can scare the living daylights out of us. Programmer Abhishek Singh made an augmented reality program that recreates the iconic scene from The Ring in which Samara/Sadako climbs out of the TV. You know the one. It's pretty creepy.
She's even able to follow the viewer around as you try to escape. While it's not perfect, this does show the terrifying possibilities for the technology and what it can be used for. (via Gizmodo)

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If The Walking Dead Theme Had Lyrics

The Walking Dead returns this Sunday night, after a three month break in the middle of season eight. If you've ever heard the show's opening theme, you know that it's not the sort of song that lends itself to lyrics. The Warp Zone took that as a challenge. The lyrics they used, if you can keep up with them, bring to mind the growing theory that our heroes are actually the bad guys of the series. Not that we'd ever root against them, but they do tend to leave a wide path of destruction in their wake. On reflection, that's to be expected. When you have a big special effects department working hard on zombies all the time, you have to reward them with the opportunity to burn things down and blow things up occasionally. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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A Beer and a Smoke. A look at early TV advertising.

The Boys Are Not All Right. On the culture of manhood and how it’s failed both men and women. (via Phil Plait)

How an Early Travel Writer Became an Immunization Pioneer. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu went to Turkey and became a fan of variolation.

How The NRA Lost Its Mind. The history of a decent organization that eventually sold its soul to the devil.

How Do Birds Learn to Sing? Singing is both instinctual and learned from other birds.

America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball. (via Metafilter)

The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

Comfort in a Time of Tragedy

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The Safety Prance

A group of furries under the name Furs Without Suits did a parody of "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats. The video was recorded at Furnal Equinox 2013. (via Fark)

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Thursday, February 22, 2018


Traffic Encounter

A bear riding a sidecar in traffic uses sign language and asks for a horn, which he blows. You might think for a minute that this is a guy in a bear suit. I did, too. No, it's just Russia. (via reddit)


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Dancing with the Neighbors

Michael Callaghan decided it was time that he got to know his neighbors, and he came up with a genius way to do it: ask them for a favor, and make it fun! He went door to door and asked each neighbor to come over and dance with him for a music video. He didn't mention if anyone refused, but plenty of them said yes. While you're doing something  like this, you get to know their names, interests, and how friendly they are. Or at least how well they dance. When he throws a party, he'll know exactly who to invite. He's trying to start a trend with #NeighborDanceChallenge. We'll see how that goes. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD, at age 77.

Enjoy a truly exciting moment in cross country skiing. I am serious. 

How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

The Poor People's Campaign. “The systemic poverty and racism America faces today was not inevitable,” the statement continues. “It is the result of choices made by politicians and corporations.” (via Metafilter

How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing. (via Metafilter

These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year. (via Boing Boing)

The POW Olympics of World War II.


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Origins of the Moonwalk

Awesome footwork going back to the dawn of the film age. Too bad we can't watch dancers from even earlier. (via Everlasting Blort)

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Perfect Wedding Gift

Dinosaur, a Film by Nathan and His Dad

Four-year-old Nathan Mezquida tells a story he made up about dinosaurs. His dad, Allen Mezquida, animated his drawings to tell it.
Nathan spends hours drawing every day, mostly dinosaurs. He also loves watching BBC documentaries about dinosaurs. Next thing I knew, we were working on this short film together. Nathan was very clear about the story he wanted to tell and how he wanted it to look. He said he wanted it to be very real, "never cartoony." I did my best to stay true to his vision.
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A Rubbish Door

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Where is Papa's Phone?

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Papa can't find his phone. It rings, but it's not in his pockets. It's not in his car. When he walks away, no one can hear the ringing, so it must be on him somewhere. Can all the assembled family members help him find it? The best part of this video is his sense of humor about the whole thing. The mystery will be solved by the end of this video. (via Laughing Squid)

March for Our Lives

Students in Parkland, Florida, have organized a nationwide protest to push for gun control legislation after 17 of their classmates were murdered on Valentines Day. And now the donations are rolling in for March For Our Lives

They've already raised over a million dollars outside of those big celebrity donations. You can donate through their website, and if you plan to march, you might want a t-shirt to wear. Keep up with the plan's progress through Facebook or Twitter.

The students from Parkland are doing great things, although they are already confronting disappointment and attacks. Yet they are still high school students and do adorable things like this and this.


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A Han Solo Song

Han Solo: lovable rogue, smuggler, Rebellion hero, scruffy-looking nerf-herder. He had plenty of talents, and first among those was the ability to deliver a line perfectly. He did it again and again in four different films so far, with another one coming in May (albeit without Harrison Ford). Put those lines together with cadence, make them rhyme somewhat, and you've got a tribute remix from Eclectic Method. Eclectic Method (Jonny Wilson) has done quite a few of these Star Wars remixes, compiled here. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Cigarette Butts and German Society. Scientific research that occupies a really peculiar niche.

Rey is the new Anakin. But her story will not turn out the same. (via Boing Boing)

The Bijli of the Flaming Torch. A ghost story from colonial India. (via Strange Company)   

A Black Mother's Survival Guide for Her Teenage Son. "I had to teach him it didn’t matter who was right or wrong, only that we made it out of that situation alive."

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them. (via Metafilter)

Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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Sketch Helped Police Identify Robber

Police in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were on the lookout for a suspect in the robbery of a farmer's market. A witness provided a sketch of the perpetrator, which was shown on the local TV station. The response by newscaster Ethan Forhetz is priceless. Considering he was winging the news as it came in, he kept his cool pretty well. Now, lest you think this is a police sketch, it's not. It was drawn by a witness. Yet it was enough to lead police to identify 44-year-old Hung Phuoc Nguyen, who was still on the loose at the time of the report. It turns out that police were familiar with Nguyen already, and honestly recognized him from the sketch. (via reddit)

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The students from Parkland who are speaking out against selling assault rifles to dangerous people are already paying the price.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


An Honest Trailer for Justice League

Screen Junkies looks at Justice League and tackles the question: What went wrong? They had the opportunity to improve on Batman v Superman, and try to catch the magic of Wonder Woman, but that didn't happen. They came down to three answers: the color scheme, bad CGI, the depressing heroes, and the lame villain. Oh, that's four. But there's even more in this Honest Trailer for Justice League.

Support for Stricter Gun Control at Highest Level Ever

The data is here.

Do Not Touch

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The Drunk Cat in the Hat

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A Chair at the Beach

There's a chair on the beach. Right there, by itself, with no one sitting in it. Not the kind of thing you come across every day. The smallest thing can make a man feel territorial, and raise his competitive hackles. At the same time, we have evolved the ability to calculate possible outcomes before engaging in conflict.

What's universal about the video is how well it depicts the weird stuff that goes on in our minds all the time about things that don't matter, the internal monologue that we'd never share on purpose. Or maybe that's just me. This subtly ridiculous short film is from Bridge Stuart. No, it's not a Tide ad, but it would have been a good one. (via Digg)

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

Mueller’s Latest Indictment Shows Trump Has Helped Putin Cover Up a Crime.

What a fifth-grader is doing to prepare for a possible school shooting. Grab a hankie. (via Madam Jujujive)

Blind Date Horror Stories.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich. (via TYWKIWDBI)

New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

News of the Times Flashback: Pearl Harbor Attacked; FDR Doesn't Know Who Did It. 

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Alien Test Footage

Bolaji Badejo played the Xenomorph in the 1979 movie Alien. Here he is practicing his moves without the costume, just the mask. It's just as creepy as the final production. (via reddit)

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Small Town News Can Be Intriguing

Dolly Said No To Elvis

Dolly Parton is an acclaimed singer, yet few outside the country music world know her as a songwriter. If she had never sung a note, she'd be a rich woman for a little tune called "I Will Always Love You." Dolly recorded the song and took it to #1 in 1974 and then again in 1982. And you probably remember how well it did in 1992 when Whitney Houston sang it in the movie The Bodyguard. But when the song was still fresh, she was approached by one Colonel Tom Parker about Elvis Presley recording the song she wrote. Dolly said no. Mark Levin wrote and performed a little song about the incident, with charming stop-motion animation by Heather Colbert. Why did Dolly turn down the offer? According to Wikipedia:
When the 1974 recording of the song was reaching number one on the country charts, Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded.[15] Parton refused. She recalls:

I said, 'I'm really sorry,' and I cried all night. I mean, it was like the worst thing. You know, it's like, Oh, my God … Elvis Presley.' And other people were saying, 'You're nuts. It's Elvis Presley.' ...I said, 'I can't do that. Something in my heart says, 'Don't do that. And I just didn't do it... He would have killed it. But anyway, so he didn't. Then when Whitney [Houston's version] came out, I made enough money to buy Graceland.[16]
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Spider-Man Dances!

Spider-Man doesn't spend all his time fighting crime. Every once in a while, he has to go out and pick up a few things at the store. And if there's a good song playing, he gets the urge to dance! YouTuber Ghetto Spider put on a show for other shoppers, who all pulled out their phones because no one would believe this otherwise. (via mille batson)‏


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The Uber Tuber. The distinguished history of the potato.

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care. His only reaction to anything is how it affects him personally.

Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

The Well-Dressed Suffragist. A true capitalist can see the value in any political movement if there is enough money to be made from it. (via Strange Company)

What We're Still Not Teaching Kids About Consent.

How a urine test after back surgery triggered a $17,800 bill.

Waking a sleeping rabbit with an air horn. (via reddit)

The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are. (via Metafilter

The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.


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