Thursday, February 28, 2019


Then they get a job at the newspaper. (via Bad Newspaper)

Somebody to Love

Queen performs "Somebody to Love"in Montreal in 1981. This is powerful. (via reddit)


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Important Position

There's nothing inherently wrong about going into the family business. Many folks grow up working for their parents and learn everything from the bottom up. But some just show up one day and leapfrog to the executive suite with no idea what they're doing. This comic is from Jim Benton.

Lying to Have Something in Common

Have you ever known someone who would just say whatever came into their mind to make conversation? Yeah, you have, because there's one in every crowd. For some folks, it's the only way they know to interact without awkwardness. But when those lies are exposed, it gets really awkward. Even more so in a sketch from College Humor.

Hard-Working Mom

(Thanks, WTM!)

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How Much a Dementia Patient Needs to Know. The truth is awful, so what's the harm in a little fantasy?

The American Teen Who Fell in Love With a Crown Prince of a Tiny Kingdom. You might not know about New York socialite Hope Cooke, who fell for Palden Thondup Namgyal, the crown prince of the Kingdom of Sikkim.

Maximizing shareholder profits is a great way to destroy humanity.

A Yukaghir girl writes a love letter. But that 1985 interpretation is not at all what it seems. (via Metafilter)

Fordham confirms that Trump team threatened the school if his grades became public.

The Absurd Structure of High School. The frenzied pace is failing everyone.

A set of four-year-old twins are half-identical. The boy and girl are identical twins on their mother's side, and fraternal twins on their father's side.

A Very Peanuts Third Party Category: You're a Good Man, Howard Schultz. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

The Celebrity Name Spelling Test. It's actually called the Gyllenhaal Experiment. (via Kottke)

How to make a condom from scratch. Using a recipe from 1844. 

A blast from the past (2013): Orchids: Masters of Plant Pareidolia.


Blue Marble 3

Marble engineer Kaplamino is back with his most ambitious chain reaction marble run ever. It involves pyrotechnics, pinball levers, winches, and everything you can think of ...but no fidget spinners this time. He says,
I'm out of my comfort zone this time because the chain reaction is taking place on two tables, and with 0 fidget spinners. It is the longest in terms of duration and the one that takes up the most space in my room. I tried to use a little bit of everything like rubber bands, magnets, and elements. I had so many failures that I stopped counting, as always only a few tricks were responsible for the majority of failures, can you guess which ones?
Kaplamino goes into more detail about the tricks at the YouTube page. (via Boing Boing)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It Is Now


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Star Wars: Always

Jeff Yorke and Topher Grace made a trailer for all ten Star Wars movies. It even includes deleted scenes. Yeah, it skips back and forth to make a cohesive whole, but still doesn't give away much plot. That's how trailers should be. (via Boing Boing)


You might have plenty of loyal followers, or even fans, but that doesn't sell t-shirts. I don't think anyone has ever purchased a Miss Cellania t-shirt, but that's okay, because the NeatoShop is a print-on-demand business that can keep an unlimited number of designs available. Maybe I should tell my mother about it. This is the latest comic from Chris at Lunarbaboon. Lunarbaboon has a store, but it has books and prints, no t-shirts.


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An Honest Trailer for A Star Is Born

This Honest Trailer for A Star Is Born maintains that the movie is ripoff of other movies even besides the three versions that came before. You'd expect that, but what makes this Honest Trailer different are the original songs that drive that point home. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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25 Romantic Photos of Freddie Mercury With Mary Austin, the Woman Who Stole His Heart. (via Bored Panda)

Getting a little help with your drinking problem.

How the 2019 Oscars failed to stick the landing.

You’re Definitely Worrying About the Wrong Things. Read the science behind five substances and one cosmic event you might be worried about. (via Digg)

How Charles Dickens Tried to Place his Wife in an Asylum. Catherine Dickens told the story from her side just before her death. (via Smithsonian)

Carrie Ann Lucas Dies At Age 47, You Probably Haven't Heard Of Her And That's A Problem. "Lucas’ death was ultimately a result of her insurance company, UnitedHealthCare, refusing to pay for one specific inhaled antibiotic." (via Metafilter)

The Trailblazing Black Female Doctor That American History Forgot. Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler began her practice in the waning months of the Civil War, and answered the call where she was needed.

30 Fake Viral Photos People Believed Were Real.

The Women Who Walked on Wings.

A blast from the past (2008): Messing with Mother Nature: 5 Cautionary Tales.


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The Complete History Of The Soviet Union

This is a repost from years ago, but it's so good that it's worth another look.

Tweet of the Day

Josh Myers' dog Luna is a sweetie. The original Facebook post is here. (via Neatorama)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Do You See the New Eye Doctor?

If not, maybe you should see the new eye doctor. (via Bad Newspaper)

Dave Grohl Tells the Greatest Story Ever

A metal concert, a road trip, a strip club, a lost wallet, and a span of many years... it's all in an anecdote that Dave Grohl tells interviewer Jane Kennedy as she attempted to interview him and bandmate Taylor Hawkins. (via Digg)

Waiting Room Decor

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A Love to the Moon and Back

You may have heard people professing their love with the phrase "I love you to the moon and back." That's all well and good, but one woman put that love into action. Acclaimed geologist Eugene Merle Shoemaker is the only man buried on the moon. His wife, astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker, tells the story of their love for each other and their love for science in this video from Great Big Story. (via Laughing Squid)

One Phone Call

It's handy have a name that explains what you do. This comic is from Nothing Suspicious. (via Geeks Are Sexy

Best Man

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Lítla Dímun is the smallest of the 18 main Faroe Islands, an archipelago between Iceland, Norway, and the UK. Lítla Dímun may be a small island, but it carries its own cloud! 

Hātea Kapa Haka does an awesome "Bohemian Rhapsody" in te reo Māori. And the official music video with William Waiirua. (via Metafilter)

Are Crows Ravens, or is it the Other Way Around? It depends on what century you're in. (via Strange Company)

Trump Appears to have Committed Multiple Campaign Finance-Related Crimes.

Why Is the Genie in Aladdin Blue? There’s a simple answer and a colonialist legacy for why the genie looks the way it does.

Workism Is Making Americans Miserable. We are, or should be, more than our jobs.

Debunking Green Book: Jazz Greats on What It Was Really Like to Tour During Jim Crow. (via Kottke)

Baseball Game Delayed Due to Falling Fish After Osprey-Eagle Fight. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2008): How To Be A Local Character: Five Basic Examples.


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The Flatulence Syndrome

It's a friendly competition. But one of the crew doesn't like losing! (via b3ta)

See also:
Gaseous Anomalies

Tweet of the Day

First, you have to laugh at this cat that assumes there's something in the way. Then you think, wait, is there cellophane tape across the doorway? Considering the low resolution, you have to watch a few times, and you're still not sure. Maybe this guy has pranked his cat with tape across the door before, so the cat has been trained to watch out for such chicanery. (via Everlasting Blort)

Monday, February 25, 2019

No Hablo

Buffing Up

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Taron Egerton Sings "Tiny Dancer"

In the upcoming movie Rocketman, Elton John is played by actor Taron Egerton. Last night, John hosted the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party, and according to the singer, the above performance of "Tiny Dancer" was completely impromptu. Egerton sang the song in John's voice as the piano legend accompanied. He did join in on the chorus at the end.  (via the A.V. Club)

Physical Exam

Yeah, sure, it's easier to take those harsh truths when you compare them to a death sentence. It still doesn't mean you have to take them seriously. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Bygone Olympic Event

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Dog Rescued from Icy River Not What It Seemed. Spoiler: it was a wolf. (via Boing Boing)

There's a Bat in the Library! The funny stuff is in the story is at Twitter, and details are in the museum's blog post. (via Metafilter

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Is Now the Biggest Music Biopic Ever. It’s Also Total BS.

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Attacks on the Federal Family Planning Program.

Great Glass Coffin Scam: When Hucksters Sold the Fantasy of Death Without Decay.

He Was Supposed to Be the Next Stephen King. Then the Aliens Came. If you think you know which author this is about, you're right. (via Strange Company)

Even if we never see the Mueller report, there's plenty of it already in plain view.

The European Tree of the Year Award 2019. Place your votes for two trees with the most interesting stories by February 27. (via Nag on the Lake)

The Black Pastor Whose “Turban Trick” Exposed American Racism. Rev. Routté bluffed his way into first-class treatment in the Jim Crow-era south — unmasking the ridiculous hypocrisy of segregation.

A blast from the past (2013): 6 Wild Women of the Wild West.

Mine Kingdom

(via Fark)

Four-Year-Old Mic'd up at Hockey

Coach Jeremy wondered what went through his four-year-old's mind as he was learning to skate and play hockey. Not all children that age are vocal, but Mason is one of those children whose thoughts come right out in words, like a running monologue. So Dad equipped him with a microphone to record the magic. His stream-of-consciousness ranges from adorable to hilarious. Subtitles are provided. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Police Work

Ice Cold Ground

I don't know why, but Bill McClintock mixed Foreigner's "Cold as Ice" with Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground." But that's not all. "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston and "YMCA" from The Village People show up in this, too.

The Oscars

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Panic Room

The remedy for stress can be different for each of us, but it's also possible that the friend only started calling this a "panic room" at that very moment. But it was just the thing he needed. A closet full of snacks is indeed a thing of beauty. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Adam & Eve

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Top 15 Global Brand Ranking 2000-2018

At the turn of the century, the most valuable brands in America were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and IBM. When you think about it, Coca-Cola might have been at the top in the previous turn of the century. But things change fast these days. Watching this graph change over time might be boring in the first couple of years, but then some familiar tech companies get into the game, leap-frogging up the ladder at a breathtaking pace. Google joins the group in 2008, Apple in 2011, with Samsung, Amazon, and Facebook following. The music switches from bouncy to dramatic when the competition starts to get cutthroat. (via Boing Boing)

Setting You Straight

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A Little Creepy

A raccoon lives under this guy's deck. He sticks his hand through a knothole to get cat food. If you didn't know that, this would scare the daylights out of you! (via Everlasting Blort)

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Good Advice

Dollar Store

An Adult Swim short by Julian Glander encapsulates the disappointment of modern living in a very surreal manner. (via Digg)

Math Class

Word problems deserve word answers. (via reddit)

Time Traveler

Yeah, yeah, the best-laid plans and all that. This comic is from Jake Likes Onions.

Everett Vacuum

What the #$@!% are These?

If the stories were on TV, they'd be bleeped out. In print, the self-censoring of profanities had to have some placeholder. Those seemingly random keyboard symbols are called grawlixes. Vox explains their history, which goes back to the beginning of narrative comics. (via Laughing Squid)


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Robot Gymnastics

They're coming for your job, even if you're an elite athlete! Seriously, the engineers who built and programmed these robots deserve a medal. (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Four-Letter Word

The Force

The Force is the Force, of course, of course, but how many times is the Force mentioned in the Star Wars films? Star Wars Kids have plenty of time on their hands, so they counted. And edited them all together, in chronological order of the story. That's a lot of Force, which become more rhythmic and hypnotic over the course of the video. (via io9)

A Hungarian Version Of "Honky Tonk Women"

A Hungarian version of "Honky Tonk Women" was performed by the Budapest band Z'Zi Labor with the Veresegyházi Ladies Choir, and was a hit in Hungary in 1986. This clip was part of a the 1988 documentary Danube Interlude by Australian filmmaker Greg Grainger. (via Everlasting Blort)

Job Interview

This one really hit home for me. The management at my day job keeps asking about my satisfaction level and my future goals with the company. This is my first unskilled job since the 1980s, and no one has asked me things like that before. I'm new, I'm part time, and I'm 60. You just keep paying me, and I'll keep coming to work and giving my best effort. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Seahorse and Sea Cow

Yes, it's all very clear now. You have to wonder if sea creatures refer to land animals by odd names in line with how much they resemble the sea creatures they are more familiar with. This comic is from Tommy Siegel.

Dream Wedding

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Venice Water Parade

In this parade, the floats really do float! The city of Venice began the Carnival season with a moon-themed parade on the Cannaregio Canal on February 16. The illuminated floats carrying a variety of performers was upstaged by a balloon representing the moon sailed overhead, with a 15th-century caravel underneath. This raw footage from the Associated Press is not narrated, and some interviews are not in English, but you can tell a good time was had by all. Carnival celebrations will continue through March 5. 

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What strange food habits did you have as a kid? Read through this Twitter thread and you'll either be disgusted or find a kindred spirit. (via Metafilter)

These Are the Americans Who Live in a Bubble. A new study looks at how much people interact with other people who are not like them.

Karl Lagerfeld's Beloved Cat Choupette to Inherit Part of His Fortune. (via Mental Floss)

Trump White House Is Forcing Interns to Sign NDAs and Threatening Them With Financial Ruin.

18 Cats That Don’t Care About Your Personal Space. (via Neatorama)

Breed Your Own Mutants with Ganbreeder. Remix photos until they are terrifying. (via Boing Boing)

Chicken & Waffles Pizza and Ice Cream Tacos.

The Trump administration has been blocked from systematically breaking up migrant families, but hundreds of children crossing the border continue to be separated from their parents in a process requiring none of the oversight used to remove children in the United States from their homes.

When the Highest Paid Hollywood Director Was a Woman. Lois Weber did things her way, and was deliberately forgotten.

All the Presidents’ Meals. How US state dinners have changed over time. (via Everlasting Blort)

A blast from the past (2013): 8 Pop Culture Periodic Tables.


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Rocketman Trailer

The Elton John biopic Rocketman opens May 31 at a theater near you. (via Mashable)

Tweet of the Day

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Slightly Used

True Facts: The Lemur

Ze Frank has another edition of the delicious and ridiculous True Facts series, this one about various species of lemur. These relatively small primates are both amusing and endangered. Warning: contains potty humor and brief glimpses of lemur genitals and mating. (via Laughing Squid)

That Cold

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Snow Day

I wish I had done this when my kids were little. But it couldn't have worked. By the time I was in a position to be home during the school day, my kids were already old enough to know how to check school closings on snowy days. This comic is from Chris at Lunarbaboon.


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The Hong Kong Handover

Britain's 99-year lease on Hong Kong was up in 1997, but it's not easy to integrate a British colony into the larger China. You might recall the fireworks at the handover, but there was a lot more involved in the celebrations of the day, and plans for a transition that continues today. Wendover Productions explains what happened during the handover. They don't touch on the most noticeable conundrum: Hong Kong traffic still uses the left side of the road, while cars in China travel on the right. (via Digg)

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This year, Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the 268-mile race The Spine ever. She ran for three and a half days with only three hours of sleep, and used part of her precious break time to pump breast milk for her 14-month old daughter. (via Metafilter)

Randy Rainbow's new parody song is "Border Lies," set to the tune of Madonna's first hit "Borderline." Trump takes part.

Hot, Small, or Couch, Why Potatoes Make Great Idioms.

Nathan J. Robinson explains socialism. "What unites socialists in one big tent is a hatred of the concentration of wealth, and a belief that ordinary laborers deserve a fair share of the social product." (via Metafilter)

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive. Take a peek into the luxury travel offered in a gallery of photos.

Why parallax scrolling needs to die. It was cool for a minute, but now is just annoying.

Remembering Lee, Jackie O’s Naughty Kid Sister.

Do Jails Kill People? The former chief medical officer for Riker's Island explains what happens.

The Banana Splits: Trippy 1960s Kids Show Returns As Horror Project? (via Boing Boing)

Trump Doesn't Want A Woman Who Left The US For ISIS To Return. Her Lawyers Say She's A Citizen. Strange that the argument is over her citizenship instead of what she did.

A blast from the past (2008): 8 Television Pioneers.


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The Return of Risky Playgrounds

Over time, public playgrounds have become safer: metal apparatuses were replaced by wood and then plastic, concrete or gravel was replaced by grass and then recycled rubber pellets, and anything that could conceivably present a risk was removed. Kids crave thrills, independence, creativity, and a feeling of accomplishment, which is why you take your kid to a playground and find them climbing the fence instead of the plastic ladder. "Adventure playgrounds" are different. They have building materials and tools for children to design their own equipment. They allow children to take risks while still in a controlled environment, which teaches them how to judge risks. And kids have way more fun.

Tweet of the Day

This cat is a hero! (via Boing Boing)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Explosives Expert Rates Movie Explosions

You know all those movie scenes where the main characters walk away from a huge explosion? How accurate could that possibly be? And how about that time Indiana Jones hid in a refrigerator to survive a nuclear blast? Columbia University explosives engineer Rodger Cornell goes through quite a few of these famous film scenes to rate their accuracy and explain how real explosions work and the damage they can doing in real life. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Two Jobs

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When the Mountain Fell Down

If you didn't know what was happening, you might get the feeling that the road you're on is just rising up! You get the idea that they had some warning, what with the camera and the roadblock and all. This happened in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Redditor notbueno explains.
It’s called a translational landslide, which is a slope failure where a block of land stays mostly intact and moves downslope along a slip plane. This one (in Nara Prefecture, Japan, 2004) resulted in the partial blockage of a river and a road being destroyed along a short section.
(via reddit)

Once There Was This Squirrel

Not all stories are fables. The real moral to this one is that fables are hard. This comic is from Jim Benton. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Plastic Bag

(Thank, WTM!)

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Shiny Crumbs and Wet Salads. If you've ever forgotten a word and came up with a dumb alternative, this thread is for you. (via Metafilter)

The magical thinking of guys who love logic. Why so many men online love to use “logic” to win an argument, and then disappear before they can find out they're wrong.

This Spider's Eyes Still Glow, 110 Million Years Later. (via Mashable)

Strato Lizzie, the Mascot Cat of the TWA Pilots at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport. (via Strange Company)

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease.

What's at the Edge of the Universe? Gizmodo asked various scientists.

Elephants are Evolving to Lose Their Tusks. We are seeing evolution in action as pachyderms respond to changing conditions. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything. (via Digg)

So apparently Janky gets jealous of anything... 

Great White Sharks May be to Blame for Megalodon's Extinction. (via Smithsonian)

A blast from the past (2013): 7 More Really Weird Musical Instruments.


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