Sunday, March 31, 2019


Gimme Shelter Baby

Bill McClintock brings us a mashup of The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" and Rick James' "Give it to Me Baby." The Stones' song loses some of its power, but now it's easier to dance to. Van Halen makes a cameo appearance. 

Doing It Wrong

Originally from Wondermark. (via reddit)

Simon's Cat in Bath Time: Missing Cat Part One

A cat will make it clear that they are self-cleaning and do not need a bath. But bird poop impels Simon to prepare a bath. And the bath impels the cat to run away from home. To be continued.


Social movements cannot keep up algorithms and trendsetters, which only work to fold them back in on themselves. This is the latest from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

I Want

(via Bored Panda)

The Mueller Report So Far

Robert Deniro returns as Robert Mueller to re-enact last week's news on Saturday Night Live. Aidy Bryant is William Barr, and Alec Baldwin, of course, is Trump. Oh yeah, that's not all. You know Kate McKinnon has to be in there. 


(via Fark)

For the Watch

Robot Chicken
does Game of Thrones.

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, March 30, 2019


What's My Line?

All the yes or no questions aren't getting them anywhere, as Dali considered himself a jack of all trades. "Is there something very unusual about our guest?" Yes, everything. This episode aired in 1957. (via reddit)

Umami Bowl

(via reddit)

It's Good to be a Vial Like Me

A company called Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry Solutions released an ad for their Thermo Scientific Virtuoso Vial Identification System. This is a fairly esoteric product aimed at a very specific market. But that small market was not unworthy of an animated ad with a catchy jingle. (via Digg)

Can You Believe This?

(via The Chive)

Keyboard Crasher's Lunch

A guy is writing his mother about his videos, but then stops to make a sandwich. This stop-motion animation might remind you of PES, but it's from omozoc, who may be worth keeping an eye on. (via reddit)  


(via Slow Robot)

I Never Changes My Altitude

After a lifetime at sea, Popeye takes to the skies to rescue Olive Oyl from an abusive pilot. This cartoon is from 1937, in which we learn that Popeye carries TWO cans of spinach, just in case. 

Tweet of the Day

The entire Twitter thread is worth reading. You'll see a lot more swamp creatures.

Friday, March 29, 2019


The Walking Tomato

This could be a caption competition, but I have no prizes, so I'll just list the best puns from reddit. 

1. Attack of the killer tomatoes! Attack of the killer tomatoes! They'll beat you, bash you, Squish you, mash you Chew you up for brunch And finish you off for dinner or lunch!

2. They're gonna ketchup with us.

3. I am fruit.

Identical Twins Who Look Nothing Alike

Adam and Neil Pearson are identical twins, both with neurofibromatosis. Their DNA is the same, but the disease has disfigured Adam's face and left Neil so far unblemished. However, Neil suffers other symptoms. Read more about the Pearson twins at the Atlantic.

You Never See Him

Every workplace has that one person you never see, like they are avoiding work. A few, however, may have a legitimate reason for not appearing. This comic is from David Malki at Wondermark.

The Diet

(via Slow Robot)

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People Claimed That This Smiling Man Photo From 1901 Was Fake. Nope, just delightedly modern-looking.

AOC tells it like it is.

10 signature foods with borrowed names.

French beachcombers on the the Iroise coast in Brittany have been picking up parts of Garfield telephones for 35 years. We finally know where they came from. (via Metafilter)

50 Pets Caught in a Glitch in the Matrix. (via Everlasting Blort)

All the Times Science and Pop Culture Tried to Make the T. Rex Less Badass. (via Digg)

Goth Crocs, for those times you wants to be hardcore, but also comfy and casual. (via The Daily Dot)

The Worst Disease Ever Recorded.  A doomsday fungus known as Bd has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.

This 61-Year-Old Woman Just Gave Birth To Her Own Granddaughter. Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, needed a surrogate to carry their baby. They never expected she would turn out to be Matthew’s mother.

Randy Rainbow's latest song is "The Mueller Blues."

A blast from the past (2008): Ten Terrific Tubs.

Copy Cat

(via reddit)

Walkers vs. Standers on Escalators

Common etiquette says that we should stand on the right side of an escalator, so people who are in a hurry can walk past on the left. However, studies show that this method is neither efficient nor safe. So how did we come up with this system, and why is it so hard to get people to change? (via Laughing Squid)

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Thursday, March 28, 2019


Animated Game of Thrones Recap

In case you need a quick recap to see where we are in the story, here's a cartoon version of Game of Thrones, spelling out what's going on as we go into the final season. Maybe I shouldn't say "we," since I don't have HBO or even cable. (via Tastefully Offensive)


(via reddit)

The Battlefield

Click to the right to advance this comic. It's an old story, but still funny. This is from Pedro Arizpe of Port Sherry.


In case you don't know, this is what a mondegreen is. And now you have that song stuck in your head. (via Fark)

Little Girl and Her Giant Bunny

Imagine having a pet rabbit that's almost as big as you are! Cocoa Puff is a continental giant rabbit that lives in Seattle. Her best friend is the family's preschool daughter. The two are inseparable. Don't miss the toilet paper scene! See more of Cocoa Puff at Instagram. (via Laughing Squid)

Cat House

Happens every time. (via Fark)


Sports balls, disco balls, meatballs, they're all here in this short film by Everynone. (via Flavorwire)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019


One Way or Another

Stev Aleksic and his cat Lily serenade us with the Blondie song. I was expecting the cat to pounce any second. (via Laughing Squid)

Parking Valet

This was actually in Russia, quite a few years ago. (via reddit)

Sharing Music

We wallow in misery, and misery loves company. It doesn't make any sense, yet we still do it. These aliens are doing their best to understand our weird human ways. This comic is from the Strange Planet series by Nathan Pyle.

Happy Birthday

(via Slow Robot)

Why Some Asian Accents Swap Ls and Rs in English

It's become a stereotype that Asians mix up the R and L sound when speaking English. That's a minor problem compared to the weird sounds coming from English speakers who attempt, but don't quite get, Asian tonal languages. But when you break down the linguistics, the R sound is very complicated, and so is the L, and native speakers of different languages learn to pronounce it differently from each other, and differently within languages depending on where it falls within a word. How complicated can it be? Joss Fong of Vox explains.

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The Pink Trombone is an interactive graphic that shows how the human voice works. (via Kottke)

Former Disney artist Twistwood drew a comic in 14 panels over four Tweets involving a conversation between Thor and Fred Rogers. Both superheroes are being their usual selves, but in the end, it's Rogers that rules the day, just as expected. (via Metafilter)

Check out the forensic fare at an exhibit from 2016 called Delicious Decay: The Edible Body Farm. (via Nag on the Lake)

Trump Has Now Shifted $1.3 Million Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Business.

Why Eating Meat Was Banned in Japan for Centuries.

In the Shadows with NYC’s  Self-Styled Guardian Angels. They're still going strong 40 years later.

Shocked Vladimir Putin Slowly Realizing He Didn’t Conspire With Trump Campaign. Once again, the Onion comes uncomfortably close to reality.

The Dreams Of A Man Asleep For Three Weeks. They changed him forever.

Louisiana is losing "a football field’s worth of land every hour and a half." There is a plan to stop the subsidence by diverting sediment before it reaches the sea, but it may be too little, too late. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2008): The Lego Lifestyle Home.


(via reddit)

A Brief History of Dogs

You already know that domestic doggo descended from wolves. What might surprise you is how much alike wolves and humans were at one time. Our eventual cooperation was initiated by the dogs, not the humans. The story just gets weirder from there. Enjoy this animated TED-Ed lesson from David Ian Howe. (via Boing Boing

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

She Knows It's Him


A simple train trip becomes more complicated by the minute. For a cartoon, Runaway is fairly frightening. Still well worth a watch, but I wouldn't show it to young children. And in case you are wondering, the cow is fine. Canadian animator Cordell Barker worked on this film for eight years. He said,
The metaphor of this film is that, whether you notice the jeopardy or not, everybody is trapped on this track, and we’re all going to the same place,” Barker explains. “I’m a bit of a Cassandra. I’m always feeling like I’m looking around and seeing this really apparent jeopardy. But a lot of people I know [have] that kind of disbelief that anything can shake their normal day-to-day life,” he says. “I keep thinking, ‘Man, we’re doomed.'
(via Everlasting Blort)

Earworm Ahead

(via reddit)

An Honest Trailer for Every Tim Burton Movie

Director Tim Burton is behind a lot of big hit movies that reuse his favorite tropes over and over, no matter what the subject matter or genre. It's to the point where you could easily figure out that Burton directed a film even if you entered the theater with no advance knowledge after the opening credits, just by the way it feels. Screen Junkies has picked out the elements that make up that Burton feeling and lays them all out in this Honest Trailer. It's not just because Johnny Depp is in all of them, because he's not. Burton's latest is Dumbo, opening nationwide this weekend.

Over Here!

Cats have extra senses for this type of thing. Too bad they are psychopaths and get a kick out of playing on your weakness. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.

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Accidental Escher. Can you tell what's going on in this photo?

How DNA From a 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Maryland and Sierra Leone. This discovery opens up a new channel to establish genealogical records based on DNA to descendants of slaves.

17 Pieces Of Indisputable Evidence That The Earth Is Flat.

15 Bad Movies That Would Be Great With Just One Change.

Give Donald Trump credit: His cover-up is working, so far. If Trump is innocent, as he claims, then why does he act so terrified of getting caught?

Steve's Drunk Again. Full video here.

A Couple That Got Married After 2 Weeks On How It Went Down. They have been married 22 years. (via Metafilter)

Found: A Historic Trolley Hidden Inside a House.

The first immigration station built on Ellis Island in New York in 1892 was a firetrap from the beginning. When the inevitable happened just after midnight on June 15, 1897, there were between 180 and 250 immigrants asleep on the island, plus the staff. (via Strange Company

Even cats like to play with kittens.

A blast from the past (2013): 11 Super-Sweet Extreme Dessert Combos.



Boney M, from 1978. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

Tweet of the Day

Then the rescuer, a Verizon worker, got suspended for his actions.

Monday, March 25, 2019


4 Levels Of Mario Music

If you aren't a trained musician yourself, it's much easier to judge someone else's level of talent when they perform a song that's very familiar. Rob Landes demonstrates the different levels of musical complexity with the ultra-familiar Mario theme. Yes, we recognize and enjoy the theme when it's played as a simple melody by a n00b, but then he ups the difficulty level just like the video games do. By the end, it feels like we're playing the game! (via Boing Boing)

When You Have Night Fever, Go To

(via reddit)

50 People Try to Poach an Egg

The first half of this video from Epicurious shows clueless cooks trying to poach an egg, beginning with the most clueless. Then we get the lowdown on how it's really done. I have never poached an egg, because I've seen it done and it doesn't seem appetizing. But since I have seen it done, I could do it if there was a reason to. And now you can, too. (via Digg)

Where Do Babies Come From?

There are many ways to react to this question from your child. Here are a few suggestions from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro of Buttersafe.

The Great Wall

(via Bored Panda)

The Phantom of the Horse Opera

When I was a little kid, I loved the cartoon Beany and Cecil. I hadn't seen an episode in decades, because you just didn't expect that to be possible in the 20th century. Then WTM wrote a post for Neatorama about the cartoon's origin in a puppet show called Time For Beany, which I didn't even know about. Checking in at YouTube, I am struck by Beany and Cecil's combination of utter goofiness and clever cultural references. There are worse ways to spend six minutes.

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North Bergen High School in New Jersey put on their student play, and it was an adaptation of the 1979 film Alien, complete with xenomorph, made of recycled materials. See plenty of pictures and some video clips from the drama at Entertainment Weekly, and more at the A.V. Club.

Please Enjoy These Finnish People Politely Going After Nikki Haley for Saying They Hate Having Good Healthcare.

Who Murdered My Father? Jon Kinyon traces the lack of investigation 50 years ago. 

The Instagram-famous Plant that Used to be Impossible to Find.

Cat Fight: Do not mess with the master.

What Henry Hill Did After His Goodfellas Days. The straw that broke the camel's back was Hill's sudden marriage to a hairdresser, despite the fact that he was already married with two children. (via Metafilter

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy. It's a long list.

The Misunderstanding of The Scream by Edvard Munch. (via Nag on the Lake)

Beatbox Battle. Guaranteed to make you smile.

A Bad Batch of Bath Buns. In the days before any sort of government regulation of food, manufacturers and vendors would often cut corners for a profit, with sometimes horrible results. (via Strange Company)

A blast from the past (2013): 8 Tattoos of M.C. Escher Art.


(via Fark)

Play Boys

This surreal award-winning animation by Vincent Lynen has a lot going on. He says it's about "Macho's, guns, cars, motorcycles and hot girls." There's a lot of playing going on, but you have to wonder who is the winner. It may start slow, but it sure gets going when the shooting starts! (via Digg)

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Did He Get a Faster One?

Let's Dance, Let's Shout

Bill McClintock keeps it coming with a seamless mashup of The Jackson 5's "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground" and Dio's "Stand Up and Shout."


Always check the label before you buy. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

An Honest Mistake

(via Fark)

Naturally 7

Naturally 7 is an a cappella group that performs with music. Not instruments, but music they make with their own voices that sound just like an instrumental band. Yeah, the human voice can sound like anything, if you are talented and dedicated to the craft.  (via The Kid Should See This)

Not My Best Look

(via Fark)

The Truth About Wasabi

The vast majority of all the wasabi served in the world is made of horseradish, Chinese mustard, and food coloring. The real thing is quite rare, as wasabi is the world's most expensive crop to cultivate. Edwin's Lee's short film Wasabia Japonica follows Shigeo Iida as shows us his 8th-generation wasabi farm, one of the few in the world to grow authentic organic wasabi. Read more about the short film at the Atlantic. (via Metafilter)

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Saturday, March 23, 2019


Pass the Salt

Joseph Herscher of Joseph's Machines  manages to find the most ridiculously difficult way to automate a simple task, just like Ru8be Goldberg did. Only Goldberg's machines were merely committed to paper, while Joseph demonstrates his in fairly deadpan manner in the real world. Here, he automates the task of passing the salt down the table. What's especially strange is that most of the process doesn't involve salt much at all, but requires everything else in the kitchen. Eventually you realize that there are two salt containers, both within reach of the people sitting on either end of the table. But the destination is really of no matter, just enjoy the ride.  (via Tastefully Offensive)

The Acrobatic Fly

Watch a housefly perform a series of what appears to be circus stunts. British naturalist and filmmaker F. Percy Smith was a pioneer of the nature documentary. In 1910 he released this short film about the talents of the common housefly. While other filmmakers were struggling to adapt stage plays into movie dramas, Smith was exploring the promise of microphotography and time-lapse techniques. (via Laughing Squid

The Way Things Used to Be

There is such a thing as getting too caught up in your work. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.


The Makeup of Saturday Night Live

Louie Zakarian is the head of the makeup department at Saturday Night Live. He explains what the show's team does, including how they make Kate McKinnon resemble anyone required that week, from a blobfish mermaid to Rudy Giuliani. These people perform miracles and make these transformations look so simple that you never realize what challenges they present. 

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

(via reddit)

The Paneless Window Washer

Popeye the sailor man, from 1937. Contains violence and may be disturbing to those with a fear if heights. 

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Text Messages

The Least Popular LEGO Set Ever

(via reddit)


A phobia is an "irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling fear." There are many types of phobias you can explore here. Berlin filmmaker Ahmet Serif Yildirim uses block toys to illustrate quite a few different phobias, from fear of spiders (arachnophobia) to fear of public speaking (glossophobia).  As the video goes on, you can't help but feel sorry for the poor, anxious set of eyes that have to deal with them. (via Laughing Squid)

Luna 2

It's true, I looked it up! It seems weird now that there are "territorial markers" from a nation that no longer exists, but perfectly normal that humans would reach for a pristine new environment and immediately spread litter. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.

There It Is!

(Thanks, WTM!)

The Sci-Fi Convention Song

Tom Wilson played Biff Tanin in the Back to the Future movies. He also does standup, with various songs he's written about his life. I recently found one I hadn't heard before. 

Library Cat

I hope the councilman is just out of office, instead of dead. (via reddit)

The Royal Nightmare

An award-winning animation by Alex Budovsky. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day

(via reddit)