Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Delicious Combination

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1983



It's Thursday, so The Hood Internet has a new music mashup, this one with more than 50 songs from the year 1983. Hope this brings you some god memories!


Portland Trick or Treat

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Lunar Lander and Astronaut Halloween Costumes



Five-year-old Charlie had been following the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. For Halloween, her parents build her a Lunar Lander costume! Charlie's little sister, two-year-old Ellie, is an astronaut.
Charlie enters the costume by crawling underneath and there is a pair of shoulder straps that she uses to lift the entire costume.  The costume looks heavier than it is -- it's almost entirely made of foam and foamboard.  The front hatch magnetically closes and magnetically stays open, and doubles as a candy sample input port.  The ascent stage (top part) separates from the descent stage (bottom part with landing pads) as you'll see below.
You can see an image gallery of the lander and its construction at imgur. (via Boing Boing)

Halloween Candy

My dentist says he's okay with candy as long as you don't suck on it all day long, and as long as you clean your teeth afterward. This guy does it all wrong. The comic is from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.

Terrifying Halloween Decorations

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Find the Cat

There is one cat amongst these bats. (via Fark)

Owl and Owl Duet



Oakley was an orphaned owlet that was taken in by Eagle Valley Raptor Center. For comfort, Oakley got a plush owl buddy who sang “The Monster Mash.” Here he sings and dances along with the mechanical toy. Oakley was later taught to hunt prey and was released into the wild. (via Metafilter)

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A Haunting Compendium of Paris Ghost Stories.

If you want to party on Halloween, but are too shy to dress up in an ostentatious costume, you might be ready for jimi halloween (地味ハロウィン), or “mundane Halloween.” The idea is to come up with a clever yet everyday persona that won't cause people to stare at you on the way to the party.  (via Boing Boing

Want to watch TV like it was way back when? Check out My 70s TV or My 80s TV or My 90s TV. (via Metafilter)

Thank You Yellow Cab for the unnecessary 35 minute scenic tour Saturday night to our hotel 7 blocks away. The story is in the top comment. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Here's What Studio 54's Infamous Halloween Parties Really Looked Like. NSFW.

We’re the Husbands from Every Haunted House Movie, and We Think You’re Just Not Giving Our New Home a Chance.

What Lies Beneath. Vox explains how exhumation works. (via Damn Interesting)

17 Family Halloween Costumes That Are Both Creative And Spooktacular.

The Wonderful World of Selling Your Haunted House. Sometime, such a disclosure makes its value go up.

 A blast from the past (2015): The Spellbinding Stories of 6 Historic Witches.

Halloween Cats

Oh hai! Halloween is here, and so are the cats! Continue reading for moar Halloween cats!

The Skeleton Dance



Disney's 1929 version of Danse Macabre.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

'Tis the Season

Stereotypes

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Which Planet is Closest?



CGP Grey is back to lay some knowledge down. So which planet is closest to earth? Whatever you guess, you are wrong. The difference is in how we learned the planets in their order from the sun. They don't line up that way in reality. Here we get an amazing visualization of the planets in orbit around the sun, in their own speeds and paths, that might just blow your mind. You might also want to see a companion video that explores how the question is asked. (via reddit)


The Hierarchy of Halloween Treats

Now you see why I always had to inspect my kids' candy haul after trick-or-treat and relieve them of that dangerous chocolate. This comic is from John Atkinson at Wrong Hands. (via Nag on the Lake)

Halloween Frights with Amber Ruffin



Amber Ruffin of Late Night with Seth Meyers tells scary stories with a modern twist.

Ghastly Goblins

Once upon a time, Halloween meant wearing a mask and masks were truly ugly. This is from a collection at Buzzfeed called 30 Black & White Photos That Will Haunt Your Dreams.

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The Science Behind Hollywood’s Movie Monsters

The Brooklyn Cats Who Swam in Milk. The newspaper account took up two columns, and the complete story of the  feline milk orgy takes two posts, interspersed with the history of the Bedford Corners community.

With China intimidating basketball players and Trump playing golf and getting booed at the World Series, the powers-that-be told Deadspin to "Stick to Sports." A revolt followed, the editor was fired, and Deadspin is full of non-sports posts and posts about the edict. (via Metafilter)

Horror Movies for Dogs. (via Neatorama)

12 Halloween-Like Traditions From Around the World.

The Spirited Afterlife of Detroit’s Little Red Demon.

The 50 Most Important Websites of All Time. Some you've forgotten about, some you may've missed completely, and some are still thriving today. (via Digg)

The United States of Stereotypes. (via Buzzfeed)

Here Are the 10 Most Frightening Stories You Will Ever Hear. Okay, here's ten more.

A blast from the past (2007): Our Favorite Vampires. This one is so old, Twilight is not included.

Costume Party

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The Guide To Trading Candy



Trick or treaters, you know you're going to end up with candy you like and candy you don't like, as well as candy that no one likes. The best thing to do is to trade with your brothers and sisters, but you need some tips from Ze Frank on the most beneficial way to do it. Note: this may be confusing for those who do not live in the US, as candy names vary by country. (via Metafilter)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Forecast

A simple typo that paints a picture. (via Bad Newspaper)

Every Life I Take



If Jason Voorhees sang for the Police, this is what he'd sing. Another gem from the Merkins.

Five Guys

They are eating at In-N-Out Burger. (via reddit)

An Honest Trailer for The Shining



The Shining is often hailed as the ultimate in horror. Stanley Kubrick doing a Stephen King story? How could that go wrong? Screen Junkies takes a look back at the masterpiece and sees things we have forgotten about the 1980 movie that make it seem not quite so horrifically perfect. Oh yeah, Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, opens November 8.


Pool Party

Don't believe everything you see in the movies! But still, who wants to swim in the storm drain? This comic is from Elizabeth Pich and Jonathan Kunz at War and Peas. (via reddit)

The Pits

Cats Figure Out Bottle Maze



Many cats demonstrate many methods for traversing a maze. One walks through. One is stymied and sits down to cry. One decides to jump over, and the others learn. Then a cat finally tries knocking the bottles down. Success!


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“Warren Zevon’s ‘Werewolves of London’” by James Joyce. (via Nag on the Lake)

What was It Actually Like to Be a Court Jester in Medieval Times?

6 “Buried Alive” Newspaper Stories to Send Shivers Down Your Spine. (via Strange Company)

What Happens To Your Stuff When You Die? I Take Care Of That.

A Brief History of Witchcraft in Art. (via Everlasting Blort)

The 65 worst Trump tweets of the 2010s.

A Ghostbusters Halloween. Jen Yates and her husband John went all out with their DIY decorations.

On November 8-9, 2019, hundreds of re-enactors will retrace the path of the largest slave rebellion in United States history, embodying a story of resistance, freedom and revolutionary action. Read about the German Coast Uprising here.

The Unlikely Home of a Thriving Serval Population.

A blast from the past (2007): The Haunted Hospital.

Ancient Evil

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The Green Ruby Pumpkin



The Green Ruby Pumpkin is a delightful (but still scary) Halloween tale told in rhyme. The short film was produced by visual effects artists Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma. You can see a making-of video as well. (via the Presurfer)

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Memorable Business Name

Josh Sundquist's 2019 Halloween Costume



Josh Sundquist has unveiled his Halloween costume for 2019! The video above gives us the payoff in the first ten seconds, then you get a retrospective of his amazing viral Halloween costumes over the years, and then the story of how the Pixar Lamp stunt came together. (via reddit)

The Trick for Treats

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New Robot Makes Soldiers Obsolete



You know how Boston Dynamics stress-tests their robots by hitting them with hockey sticks and generally abusing them? It's only a matter of time before the robots decide they have gone far enough. But this is Bosstown Dynamics (no matter what autocorrect says), a parody from Corridor. It's funny up to the point where you realize this could be going on in real life as we speak. (via Boing Boing)

Favorite

My guess would be that it's not all that important to the cat. Cats do not need their egos stroked, just their backs. This comic is from Chris at Lunarbaboon.

Rainbow Skeletons

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The Tiny Country on Top of a Mountain



What do you know about San Marino? Probably not much, as it is tiny, but not the tiniest country in the world (that would be Vatican City, which like San Marino is entirely enclosed within Italy). With a population of 33,000, San Marino has its own rich history and architecture, its own laws, currency, and culture. And in a short travelogue by Half-Asleep Chris, you'll see that San Marino is utterly charming. (via Digg)




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50 Halloween Costumes You Probably Wish You Thought Of Yourself.

Bathrooms at ‘Hamilton’: Can 200 women make it through 16 stalls in a 20-minute intermission? (via Boing Boing)

The Not-So-Mysterious Missing Grave of Blues Legend Robert Johnson.

Anthony Alfano's Halloween Wheels.

Make no mistake: Medicare for All would cut costs for most Americans. (via Boing Boing)

Carl Wilhelm Scheele: The Unlucky Chemist. (via Strange Company)

Location, Location, Location. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong...

An Oral History of Those Creepy-Ass Chuck E. Cheese Robots. (via Metafilter)

Cinder-Block is a 22-pound cat who was relinquished to Northshore Veterinary Hospital. They have put her on a regimen of diet and exercise. (via The Daily Dot)

A blast from the past (2012): The Bell Witch of Tennessee.

Count Fluffula

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Haunted House



A Mickey Mouse cartoon from 1929.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Legally

The Taste of the Season

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Spongebob Halftime Show



The Ohio State Marching Band did Spongebob Squarepants during their halftime show at yesterday's game. Yes, TBDBITL told an entire story with their formations. They called their episode "The Great Buckeye Chase." There's a tribute to the real Spongebob episode "Band Geeks." Here's the song you didn't get to hear.

Love Train



The project Playing for Change took on one of my favorites from my childhood and made it a nationwide project with schools that incorporate the Turnaround Arts program. "Love Train" by the O'Jays never sounded so good.

Communication Gap

It seems to be a reasonable leap, if you're trying to make sense of a nonsensical word salad. Excuse if that I can see the humor from both the characters' positions. This comic is from Vincent Kunert at LOLNEIN. (via reddit)

Tigers

When We Finally Discover Aliens



A very short sketch gets at what's really important. And what's not. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Testing His Limits

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L'Haunting



Henri the Existential Cat shares his thoughts on Halloween. Yes, it's full of gloom and despair, but what else would you expect? (via The Daily What)

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Click through to the Twitter thread to see a lot a other happy rescue doggos in the replies. (via Everlasting Blort)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Disaster Supply Kit

Ice cream can be a perfectly reasonable response to many disasters. (via Bad Newspaper)

Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster



The 1965 creature feature Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster is also known as Duel of the Space Monsters, Frankenstein Meets the Space Men, Mars Attacks Puerto Rico, Mars Invades Puerto Rico, and Operation San Juan. From Wikipedia: 
All of the women on the planet Mars have died in an atomic war, except for Martian Princess Marcuzan (Marilyn Hanold). Marcuzan and her right-hand man, Dr. Nadir (Lou Cutell), decide they will travel to Earth and steal all of the women on the planet in order to continue the Martian race. The Martians shoot down a space capsule manned by the android astronaut Colonel Frank Saunders (Robert Reilly), causing it to crash in Puerto Rico. Frank's electronic brain and the left half of his face are damaged after encountering a trigger-happy Martian and his ray gun. Frank, now the "Frankenstein" of the title, described by his creator as an "astro-robot without a control system", proceeds to terrorize the island. A subplot involves the Martians abducting bikini-clad women.

The "Space Monster" of the title refers to a radiation-scarred mutant named Mull brought along as part of the Martian invasion force. The android and Mull battle each other at the end of the film and both are destroyed.


Zuckerberg

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Fall Fetish Checklist



You can't let an autumn go by without indulging in each useless modern tradition! Never mind that someone them were introduced solely to separate you from your money. This comic is from Tommy Siegel. https://www.instagram.com/tommysiegel/ (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Corn Maze

Musical Interlude



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kITty

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Vincent Price's Halloween Special



Bill Hader does Vincent price on SNL's Halloween show a few years back.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Public Record

Spicy Pumpkins

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A Catmare On Elm Street



A horror movie starring cats. Perfect. (via Neatorama)

Overqualified



Click to the right to advance the comic. This is from The Crowbar Comics. (via reddit)

A Spider's Plan

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The 30 Most Haunted Places in America. And the stories behind them. (via Bits and Pieces)

Shoji Ushiyama recently posted a long list of observations on his Canadian experience. The more you read, the more it feels like a classic episode of The Twilight Zone. (via Metafilter)

Have you ever seen a black serval?

Public health professor Abdul El-Sayed explains the controversy on Medicare For All on Chris Hayes' podcast. It's long but every minute is worth it.  

Did Elvis have a Secret Fetish for Vampires? Two of the women he had relationships with point to yes.

The 30 Best Horror TV Shows of All Time.

AOC tries to determine the line that Mark Zuckerberg has drawn for honesty in political ads. He appears to have no idea.

How Steak Became Manly and Salads Became Feminine. The divide accelerated when advertisers got involved. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2012): Tituba, the Early American Witch.

The Obvious Question

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Betty Boop's Halloween Party



They knew how to make cartoon entertaining in 1933!

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Crash Blossom

Okay, who was hiding under the blanket, the victim or the suspect? (via Bad Newspaper)

A Cat's Story



Walter Santi started feeding a stray calico cat in his back yard. She was limping, but he had to find her kittens before he could help her. Turns out she can't bend her back left knee because of an old injury. The family was moved to a foster home, where they live in luxury in their own sun room. Here they are, a couple of weeks later as the kittens are growing.



Then the mama cat was taken away for a while to be spayed. When she came home, the kittens did not know how to react. So they just got weird.



And if you want to see more exuberant kitten play, watch them after they had some more growth. They can jump to the mantelpiece now!



That's pretty much it, just kittens playing- and their mom got into the act in the end. When they are weaned, I hope she gets a well-deserved rest.


Shaq

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1982



The Hood Internet has debuted their mix of songs from 1982, more than 50 of them in just three minutes. This one brings back a lot of memories for me, because 1982 was the first year I was a radio deejay.

Assasination Target



Click to the right to advance the comic. I recently had to buy some new batteries for my cat laser, because there is nothing that Marshmallow loves more than the red dot. The other cats like it, but they know better than to get in Marsh's way. It's the only thing she will pull rank over. This comic is from Mundane Madness. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Taking a Mirror Selfie

The Most Popular Websites 1996-2019



Data is Beautiful gives us a moving timeline of the most popular websites based on monthly visitors, starting in 1996. That was not long after I started regular internet use, after a disastrous flirtation with CompuServe in the '80s. It starts out with AOL and Yahoo! dominating everything else, and you might be surprised at how recently today's online giants made their move up the ladder. (via Digg)

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Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes.

This is the story of how a national campaign by white terrorists overthrew the US government. Original Twitter thread here. (via Kottke)

The Weird Phenomenon of Vivipary in which seeds germinate before their time. (via TYWKIWDBI

The Untold Story of the Secret Mission to Seize Nazi Map Data. This would make a fine movie.

Robots aren’t taking warehouse employees’ jobs, they’re making their work harder.

Everyone dreads a visit from... THE DON! the latest from Tom the dancing Bug.

Why do we even bother buying toys?

The Invented Chinese Names of the 2019 Canadian Election, Ranked. While you won't come away with a deep understanding of Chinese names, you will get a glimpse into the importance of minute details in running an election campaign. (via Digg)

Trae Crowder, the Liberal redneck, updates us on what's going on in Sevier County, Tennessee. Contains NSFW language.

A blast from the past (2012): 10 Uninhabited Islands and Why Nobody Lives on Them.

Brian

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Felix the Cat Switches Witches



Felix the Cat stars in a 1927 Halloween cartoon.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Humorous Juxtaposition

Bangarang Halloween



Why Tom BetGeorge selected an eight-year-old dubstep song for his 2019 Halloween light display is anyone's guess, but the resulting show is quite mesmerizing. The light show is a fundraiser for McHenry House, a local daily shelter in Tracy, California. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

No Nonsense Coffee

There are those who would argue that an "Americano" is espresso with water instead of regular coffee, but then how would one order a regular coffee in a pretentious way? (via reddit)

An Honest Trailer for Total Recall



In this Honest Trailer for the 1990 movie Total Recall, Screen Junkies indulges in some fanboy admiration for the Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, but they also notice how the movie owed a lot to other movies, and in turn, inspired other movies. I suppose it also inspired the 2012 remake, but we don't even talk about that.

That One Thing



Click to the right to advance the comic. It might not mean much to you, but the smallest pleasantry could make someone's day. So don't miss the opportunity. This comic is from Fresh Batata. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

No Fair!

Extermination Attempt



If you're trying to get rid of gophers in your backyard, you might want to think about what could possibly go wrong. However, it worked. We can figure that if the backyard is gone, then the gophers would decide to go elsewhere. Protip: gasoline is just about the worse thing you can pour down a hole. (via Boing Boing)

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6 Stories From History That Sound Like Secret Zombie Movies.

This horse has the spirit.

Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men. This training session was in 2018. (via Boing Boing)

There are only two kinds of birds.

Seven Friends Dress as Ben Stiller for Halloween. It's a continuation of their annual tradition.

Salem Is Now Home To the World's Largest Ouija Board.

Ambassador William Taylor tells us what has been going on in Ukraine.

Photographing the Afterlives and Second Acts of America’s Movie Palaces.

How to be a perfect ’50s housewife: In the kitchen.  (Thanks, WTM!)


A blast from the past (2008): The Art of the Jack-O-Lantern: More than just a pretty face!

Vampire Cat

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A Tribute to Zombies in Movies



It’s the season for our attention to turn to zombies, for Halloween, for the return of The Walking Dead, for zombie walks, and just for fun. Robert Jones put together this supercut of zombies we’ve seen in so many horror movies over the years. Some are lame, some ridiculous, some scary, and some are the kind that would make you ill if you had to look at them any longer than this. The song is “Pretend We’re Dead” by L7. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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