Monday, May 25, 2020

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The Best Things The Empire Strikes Back Introduced to Star Wars.

How One ‘Yesterday’ Screenwriter’s Dream Became Something Of A Nightmare.

Ancient Egyptian coffins and mystery of ‘black goo.’ (via Strange Company)

Practicing the can-can. Sound on!

You know how we judge people by the homes they choose and the way they keep them? Science writer Ferris Jabr studied bird nests to see what they say about the bird itself. Part one and part two. (via Metafilter)

Images From This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, So far.

This Giant Monument to Elon Musk Has Tulsa Residents Furious. (via Digg)

Genius Bees Force Plants to Bloom by Biting Them.

So I tried to support another Black Owned Business for lunch today. It’s called Ava’s Kitchen, just opened end of April. It’s a very clean establishment, but whewww let me tell you about this owner. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2017): 11 Unusual Footraces.

Decisions

(via Fark)

One Man Band



Three Dog Night on the BBC in 1972.

Tweet of the Day


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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Description

Zoom Block Tango



Socialites Comedy gives us a 2020 version of "Cell Block Tango" from the musical Chicago. (via Nag on the Lake)

Pandemic

(via reddit)

The Most Watched Television Series From 1951 - 2019



Data Broz gives us a mesmerizing visualization of the most watched TV shows over the past seven decades. Before that, few people actually owned TV sets. But during the time analyzed here, the number of people rose greatly, and the number of TV sets per person also exploded. Notice that about 1987 the total number of people watching the same shows started to drop, as cable began offering a wider variety of channels. The data is "mostly" based on the USA, and NFL shows are excluded. (via Geekologie)

Essential Worker

(via Bored Panda)

The Dam Busters a la Star Wars



George Lucas used the film The Dam Busters as inspiration for the Star Wars final action scene. HenryvKeiper took footage from the 1955 movie and synced it with audio from the climactic Death Star scene from Star Wars episode IV. (via YesButNoButYes)

Crazy Cat Lady

(via Fark)

Anyone for Tennis?



By Cream. (via Everlasting Blort)

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Nashville's Best

(via Bad Menu)

Training Barbers



This British short from 1950 shows how barbers got their start -shaving balloons! (via Nag on the Lake)

Pride

(via Bored Panda)

The Most Passengers on a Single Flight Ever



This is a fascinating story you've probably never heard. Just ignore all the side jokes. (via Digg)

Toothpaste

Ah yeah, I remember when my Dad used to go off on anyone squeezing the toothpaste tube wrong. However, the idea is pretty much moot now. Back then, toothpaste came in metal tubes, and if you bent it in the middle, you permanently lost some toothpaste in the bottom. But then they switched to plastic tubes, and it really doesn't matter where you squeeze, as long as you don't mess up the tube completely. So my advice would be to chill out and not judge others on such things. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Boston

(via Buzzfeed)

Traffic in Cairo



On the surface, it appears that there are no rules, but there are. They just aren't written down. I've heard people marvel at how Americans follow traffic laws so diligently compared to other places, and I tell them it's because not following the rules is very expensive here- insurance, car repair, fines, injuries. After all, we drive long distances at high speeds so much of the time that following the rules is crucial. (via reddit)

Mt. Everest

(via Fark)

Speedy the Turtle



Who says turtles are slow? This strange-looking soft shell turtle made a quick getaway! (via Unique Daily)

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This is cute, but I would have made my kids stand way back while the dumping was happening. (via Laughing Squid)

Friday, May 22, 2020

Thirsty

Trying to Find a Job as a College Graduate in 2020



You have to feel sorry for the graduates of 2020. They get no commencement ceremony, no unemployment benefits, no stimulus check for most of them, and they are thrust into a world that's had a weird job market for years and became infinitely weirder in a pandemic. College placement offices are closed, and have been for months. 

There are quite a few things they don't tell you about getting a job when you finish school. One thing is that when companies say "entry level," they don't mean your first job, they just mean your first job with them, so they can pay you the lowest salary they have. Another thing is that the required qualifications they post are a wish list, not a deal breaker, no matter how they make it sound. Good luck out there. (via Digg)


Privilege

(via reddit)

Deanna



YouTuber jchalex used the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song "Deanna" as the soundtrack for a tribute to Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation. (via Metafilter)

In Which the Question is Rhetorical

Why not both? This comic is from David Malki at Wondermark.

Shampoo

Disneyland Tokyo



This promotional short aired when Disneyland opened in Tokyo in 1983. The stereotypes are cringe, and it amazes me now that Americans ever thought the Japanese should buy our cars. (via reddit)

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How She Kept her Husband with Lysol, the Disinfectant of Choice for Feminine Hygiene.

Why are liberals more afraid of the coronavirus than conservatives?

Watch da kitty!

15+ Photoshop Gurus Who Broke All Records. (Thanks gwdMaine!)

Monster-Building Instructions, IKEA-style, from Ed Harrington.

The Kentucky Miner Who Scammed Americans by Claiming He Was Hitler and Plotting a ‘Revolt’ With ‘Spaceships.’ (via Fark)

Inexplicably creepy cakes.  I'd love to hear the stories behind them. 

Mother-Daughter Medical School Graduates.  (via reddit)

A blast from the past (2011): 8 Strange Sea Creatures.

4 AM

(via Fark)

DNA Replication



From the 2005 TV show DNA: The Secret of Life from PBS. Cool!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Outtie Quarto

Erik Satie: Gymnopédies



How about a little classical music performed by the Cats & Friends Choir? Listen to Gymnopédies by composer Erik Satie, which you can hear in its human form here.
The three movements of this deep and soulful piece have been virtually recorded by more than 500 enthusiastic participants in isolation from their homes and farms. 
Meow, baa, moo, meow! (via Metafilter)

Error Types

We all make mistakes, the important thing is to learn from them. But first you have to figure out whether it's a true error or not. And which kind. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.

Working From Home



It's a good thing I've come to terms with these things years ago. Good luck to the rest of you. This graph is from Matt Shirley.

1987



Let's take a short trip back in a time machine, to 1987. Do you remember where you were or what you were doing? It will be easy while you're listening to fifty songs from that year, mixed down to three minutes by The Hood Internet. You might want to clear some room for dancing.

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Can You Solve the Scrambled Boxes Puzzle?

Trump’s Plan Would End National Guard Deployments One Day Before Benefits Kick In.

Copy Cat.

Astronauts Could Use Their Own Pee to Build a Moon Base.

Come out, it's time. For the lottery. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Bigfoot Sells His House.

The Tunguska Explosion Could Have Been Caused By An Asteroid That Still Orbits The Sun. (via Damn Interesting)

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage. Order pizza from your own pizzeria and make money off Doordash's venture capitalists. (via Kottke)

Everyday things we got terribly WRONG as kids. (Thanks, WTM!)

A blast from the past (2017): 15 Fabulous and Famous Internet Pigs.

Junior

(via Fark)

I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo



By the Nicholas Brothers. (via Metafilter)

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Playing soccer at home is not as much fun when your cat is the world's greatest goalie. (via reddit)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Paging Captain Obvious

Your Dad Teaches Loading the Dishwasher



This is a parody of the MasterClass videos, so I was all ready to fall in love with the art of loading a dishwasher. But alas, this is just the promo for such a class. Still, it's funny, and the outtakes at the end are the best. (via Digg)

Cat Sprinting and Pouncing in 4K Slow Motion



What do the Slow Mo Guys do during quarantine? Gavin Free grew a beard. Then he looked around at what was at hand to film in slow-motion with his ultra-high-speed camera, and saw his cat Smee. And so we learn that while cats might not be as graceful in slow motion as they would lead us to believe, they are pretty interesting to watch.
Warning, this video features time travel.
(via Digg)

Weather



Confusion and disappointment is what I feel most times I check the weather forecast. The weather here finally got warm enough to plant tomatoes, then immediately rained for days straight before I could get them out. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet. I do not know what the countdown numbers at the bottom mean.

Farmers

Learning French



Honestly, you can do this in every language, but you have to know the language. It's akin to "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo," which takes way too much bandwidth to parse. Meanwhile, your uncle mows your tuna. (via Everlasting Blort)

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The Disney Songbook Table of Elements. Each category is explained in this Twitter thread.  (via Metafilter)

Medicare for All Could Save Companies Millions. So Why Don’t CEOs Support It?

Were Nunchucks Ever Actually Used in Combat or are They Just Primarily a Hollywood Thing? 

Antidepressant or Tolkien Character? If you've ever wondered how they come up with so many names for pharmaceuticals, this quiz is a clue that maybe they got them from Middle-Earth. (via Boing Boing)

The woman behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ didn’t change her mind on abortion. She was paid. (via Gizmodo)

Dr. Seuss Meets Dr. Fauci. (via Everlasting Blort)

Lava-like mud flows on Mars. (via Damn Interesting)

A Bodybuilder/Nurse Shared A Shocking Photo Of What COVID-19 Did To Him After Six Weeks In A Hospital. (via reddit)

A blast from the past (2011): 10 Heroic Battlefield Medics.

Goodbye Kiss

(via Fark)

Rise and Fall of the Nazi Dinosaurs



If the title isn't enough guy bait to pull you in, be aware that this is a stop-motion video made with toys. (via I-Am-Bored)

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Kudos to this guy for his balance on those shoes. I would have fallen just a couple of seconds into the song. (via Nag on the Lake)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Postpone Abstinence

Distraction!



The latest song parody from Randy Rainbow borrows a tune from Fiddler on the Roof.

Labeling

(via reddit)

The Final Look at the Thylacine



The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was an Australian predatory marsupial that went extinct when the last known specimen, named Benjamin, died in 1935. Now we have a newly-released clip of Benjamin taken just months before his death.
Fewer than a dozen source films, amounting to little more than three minutes of silent, black-and-white footage, of the elusive thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) are known to survive.

All derive from thylacines held in captivity and photographed in only two locations – Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart and London Zoo. Now, unseen publicly for 85 years, a further precious 21 seconds is being released by the NFSA.

Located within a forgotten travelogue, Tasmania the Wonderland (1935), these recently digitised 4K images represent the preservation of the last-known surviving moving images of Australia’s most famous extinct predator:   
Read more about the film and see the footage in a larger format at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. (via reddit)

The Five Stages of Working From Home

It's amazing how Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief can be applied to almost any life change. This comic is from CommitStrip.

Life Hack

(via Fark)

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My Grandma Didn’t Let Me See Her Photo Album Before She Passed, And Only Now Did I Find Out About Her Illustrious Life. 

Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost. (via Damn Interesting

Bad news from Earther: Landslides and tsunamis, fire season in the Amazon, and hurricanes

Weird Things That Washed Up From The Ocean.

These Are the Most Inappropriate Animated Disney Movies

I Scream, You Scream: Shanghai’s Weirdest Ice Cream. (via Nag on the Lake)

Ben Kuroki: A Story We All Need to Know. How many generations must pass before an American is considered to be American?

The Many Lives of Norman Selby, the “Real McCoy.” Boxing was just the beginning of his many careers, both before and after one of his ten marriages ended in death, for which he stood trial for murder. (via Damn Interesting)

Thailand’s Spirits Have a Taste for Red Fanta

A blast from the past (2017): 12 Highly Specific (and Extremely Delicious) Food Festivals.

Found It

(via Fark)

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(via Geeks Are Sexy)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Keep Looking

Why Some "Remastered" Music Videos Look Awful



Music videos that were remastered into 4K definition might look great, or right look really crappy. The difference is in the original material. Tom Scott explains what happens when you take a song meant for MTV and try to make it into a cinema-quality feature. Something about a silk purse and a sow's ear comes to mind. Tom Scott explains in more detail.

We Need Schools

(via Vector's World)

This image was taken by Jefree Shalev. (Thanks, Douglas2!)
 

Together Forever



In a minute-and-a-half, this animated story encompasses the themes of love, commitment, aging, fear of the unknown, and the simple pleasures of life. One Twitter user said,
Why does this commercial have a better plot than half of the shows y’all be watching?
The company that uses it has a slew of other stories, which you'll find linked at Metafilter. Along the way, you might even find out what they're trying to sell you.

Generations



It was also so. We Boomers also knew we were ugly and awkward as teens, but then we look back from later adulthood and realize we didn't know how beautiful we once were. Gen X, too.  Or we look at our kids and see what they cannot. Even at our peak, we are our own worst critics. This comic is from Sarah Andersen.

Wash Your Hands

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A Furiosa Prequel Will Be George Miller's Next Mad Max Movie.

Unemployed tenants are being sexually harassed over rent.

IKEA Shares How To Make 6 Types Of Furniture Förts.

A story from back when a cat in a tree would make the newspapers in New York City. (via Strange Company)

They’ll Never Finish Remodeling The Brady Bunch. (via Metafilter)

Massage Therapist Has Hilarious Message Exchange With Mandalorian Scammer.

You’ll Probably Have To Arrive At The Airport Four Hours Early For Your Next Flight.

How Do the 20/20 and 6/6 Vision Scales Actually Work?

The Getty Museum's art challenge has everyone trying to recreate flops works of art at home, using only what's available. Bel and Steph took on a unique challenge, to recreate a scene from the Bayeaux Tapestry! (via Everlasting Blort)

A blast from the past (2011): 10 Cool Underground Hotels.

Mascot

(via Fark)

7 tonnes 2



Nothing is impossible. This classic short from 2004 was created by Nicolas Deveaux. Of course you remember it.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Terminal Illness

Strong Pepper

(via reddit)

Cat Fight Interrupts Broadcast



Broadcasting from home has brought us many beautiful moments, including technical glitches, oblivious children, and poor makeup jobs, but the best are household pets who don't care what you see on camera. Filipino journalist Doris Bigornia was interrupted by a cat fight! The translation of her reaction is "Children! There are rules in the studio!" (via Neatorama)

Whatever Happened To

Getting just a bit stuck in our ways, are we? Yes we are. Or at least I am. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Home School Woes

(via Bored Panda)

Rules

(via Fark)

Ugokie-Ko-Ri-No-Tatehiki



A classic Japanese cartoon from 1933, this one's full of traditional folklore and cartoon nonsense.

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After a long hard day bringing our babies, storks get to make their own! (via Nag on the Lake)

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sushi Rolls

(via Bad Menu)

Class Assignment

(Thanks, WTM!)

The Monster Under the Bed

Dismiss a kid's fears, and you may be creating a monster. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Cat Door

(via Buzzfeed)

The Deep-Sea Snail with an Iron Shell



The scaly-foot snail (Chrysomallon squamiferum) lives in deep hydrothermal vents in the Indian Ocean. It has its own suit of armor made of iron! That's a great way to protect yourself from predators, but so far, this snail is the only animal that can do it. (via Boing Boing)

Magic Markers


(via Fark)

Raccoon Plays Harp



(via Arbroath)

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Hashtag

Tap Dancing Noses



Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his first opera in 1927-28. It was called The Nose, based on an 1836 story by Nikolai Gogol. 
Shostakovich was only 20 when he began writing The Nose, his operatic debut. He turned to a tiny short story by Gogol: an absurdist satire, where a civil servant’s errant nose launches its owner on a ludicrous battle against both nose and the authorities, as bureaucratic processes break down in the face of so unusual a problem. Gogol’s surrealist fable fired Shostakovich’s imagination, and he responded with a work of exuberant energy, full of musical jokes and grotesque parody…
You can read the story at Wikipedia. This performance is from the  Royal Opera House's 2016 performance of The Nose. (via The Kid Should See This)

Sir Knight

(via Fark)

Springtime for Quebec's Wildlife



The CBC put together a compilation of clips from camera traps in the forests of Quebec to show us how busy animals are in the spring. They are funny, adorable, and always on the go. (via Digg)

Gaping at the Vapid

Humans will always find something to waste time on, even if they don't get anything from it. It's sad, because time is all we have that's worth anything, really. This comic is from David Malki at Wondermark.

This Plant

(via Bored Panda)