Thursday, April 30, 2020



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How To Make Your Groceries Last Longer

When I saw the title, I thought this would be about making the haul from your weekly trip to the grocery store last an entire week. But no, this is about food storage for people who have more food than they can consume immediately. Honestly, I never knew that anyone used less than a can of tomato paste. Still, this is good advice for people who need it, because I already knew some of these things. (via Digg)

Pig Latin

Grant Snider of Incidental Comics came up with this gem a few years ago. In case your Latin is a little rusty, here's a translation.

Cogito ergo sum: I think, therefore I am
Memento Mori: Remember you must die
Persona non grata: Person not welcome
Argumentum ad hominem: Argument against the person
Carpe Diem: Seize the day
E pluribus unum: Out of many, one
Ad astra per aspera: Through hardships to the stars
Deus ex machina: God from the machine
(via Geeks Are Sexy)

Saturday Night


A time of forsythia
When people mythia
And want to be wythia
And maybe kythia

What little I know about this cute poem came from Minnesotastan at TYWKIWDBI.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Returns for Social-distancing Riff-Along Special.

The Great Antarctic Escape. Spanish research stations had to evacuate before winter, but found border closing on them.

Guac 'n' Roll: How a Recycled College Menu Design Became a Classic Led Zeppelin Poster.

Hold my beer while I'm teleconferencing.

How Are Rich People Getting Richer During the Coronavirus Pandemic? (via Digg)

The worst wax figures from Madam Tussaud's House of Wax.

“Nothing But Death”: Inside the Nursing Home Where NYC’s Most Vulnerable Struggle to Survive COVID-19.

Death Before Defeat- the Badass Story of Arrichion of Phigalia. He won his third pankration championship, but died doing it.

10 Movies and Shows That Predicted Way Different 2020 Disasters.

A blast from the past (2007): The Lure of Fishing.


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Kids These Days

They're designing robots that can kill you and stuff. This is Adam Halverson of Garretson, South Dakota showing off his creation. (via Intelisef)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

He Got Distracted

An Honest Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog

You've heard how Sonic from the movie Sonic the Hedgehog was redesigned after the movie was finished because of the reception of the trailer. But how about the finished movie that actually played in theaters earlier this year? Turns out it was pretty good for what it is: a kid's movie based on a 1990s video game. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Drinking More

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MAN 2020

Steve Cutts takes an animated look at what happens when humans lock themselves inside for an extended period. This is a sequel to his 2012 cartoon called MAN. (via Laughing Squid)

Defying Regulations

Seems like a valid reason to me! This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

A Joke

(Thanks, Sue!)

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The first animal tagged with a satellite tracker was an elk named Monique, and the news media followed her exploits closely.  (via Metafilter)

The Great Deflation: Plastic Surgeons On What's Happening to Famous Faces. (via Digg)

Taking the "No Pants" Joke Seriously. 

Andrew Stephens obstructed a quiz about memorable TV show opening sequences that you might breeze through, or might drive you nuts. If you guess right, the quiz will tell you, but if you are wrong, you'll just have to try again until Stephens adds an answer key -any day now. (via Metafilter)

The Floral Fabric that was Banned. The demand for chintz helped to shape world history, and not for the better. (via Damn Interesting)

24 Of The Funniest Language Jokes And Puns.

Not Even Mark Hamill Has An Explanation For This Star Wars Plot Hole. A plot hole I never knew about.

Trying to catch Simone Biles.

Meet the New Species of Snake Named After Salazar Slytherin of the Harry Potter Franchise.

A blast from the past (2007): The Eiffel Tower: a "truly tragic street lamp."


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Fireworks In Reverse

Here is a video in which sparkly particles of the universe converge together to form fairly inert bombs which fall to earth over Melbourne, Australia. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Tweet of the Day

This scene was deleted from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, but was reinstated in the director's cut. So why didn't they just use a mirror? Because the camera would have shown up in it. That's a lot of work for a scene they could have done without a mirror at all. (via Digg)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Not That Kind of Oil

How To Summon The Death

A Malaysian PSA harnesses the viral meme of the dancing Ghanaian pallbearers to teach about coronavirus safety. When death approaches, this guy hears the music associated with the meme, and it's a warning. If only we really had such an obvious warning of danger. Otherwise, let's just assume the virus can be anywhere and everywhere. (via Mashable)  


Meet this cat here. (via reddit)

Rainbow Connection

The Muppets released a new performance of "Rainbow Connection" to give you a smile in bad times. (via reddit)

Face Masks

I have a surgical mask that I keep in the car (which came from the church), and several that I made and keep giving away. And I only go to the grocery. This chart is from Matt Shirley.

I Wonder

Floor Show on the Balcony

Sometimes your inner Freddie must be expressed. I don't know where this took place, but the neighbors loved it. (via reddit)

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The Most Dangerous Place in the History of Planet Earth. (via Damn Interesting)

Baking Bad.

Donald Trump: Stable Genius. (via Infidel753)

What is the Correct Way to Hang Toilet Paper?

Almost everyone has memories of a distinct incident that happened at their high school that was scandalous, criminal, or just really weird. That happens when you put hundreds of teenagers together, who trying to impress each other without thinking through the consequences.  

Back to the Future Screenwriter Closes Plot Hole. Why didn't George and Lorraine recognize that their son Marty grew up to look just like their friend Calvin Klein from high school? (via Mental Floss)

Traditional Hand Stirred Maple Butter. Yes, you can make it at home. (via Nag on the Lake)

How to Remove a Teenager from a Washing Machine. (via Bits and Pieces)

Well-trained and poorly behaved.

A blast from the past (2017): 8 Heartwarming Animal Retirement Homes.

Olympic Cats

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High School Fitness (1962)

Things have changed a bit since 1962. (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day

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Monday, April 27, 2020


Why This British Crossroads Is So Dangerous

Ipley Cross is one of the most dangerous junctions for bicycle riders in Britain, with a couple of crashes every year, and two cyclists have died there in the past few years. What causes these nearly-identical crashes? Tom Scott explains, and in doing so reveals some things about British traffic customs that American will find odd.

Yellow Characters Are All Alike Anyway

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Don't Zone Out

It's easy to forget that your humble abode, where you relax and are allowed to be yourself, is now also your workplace, where you can't do either. This comic is from Hoan Aloneq.


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Fox Fires

How did those lights get up there in the sky? It was the animals. A Finnish folk tale explains the stars and even the aurora borealis. This animated version was Keilidh Bradley's final project at Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Scotland. (via Laughing Squid)

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How the Fake Beatles Conned South America. A parody band was booked on an Argentinian tour as the real thing. (via Damn Interesting)

What Made These Forgotten Ancients Build Glorious Cities Only to Burn Them Every 60 Years?

The eating disorder anorexia nervosa only became familiar to us in the last few decades, but documented cases go back to antiquity. Accounts tell of holy women, some of them saints, who transcended earthly flesh by not eating.  (via Strange Company)

Sen. McConnell the Elder and the fall of the American Republic. Let's pray that speculative fiction doesn't become prophesy.

25 Movies and the Magazine Stories That Inspired Them. (via Metafilter)

The Artist Who Got Carried Away: The Story of The Peacock Room.

Why Do So Many News Anchors Sound Alike? So people can understand them and not be distracted, duh.

French socialite Madame Juliette Récamier was a renowned beauty in turn-of-the-19th-century Paris. Woman wanted to know the secret of her flawless complexion, and many artists painted, sculpted, and drew her likeness. (via Strange Company)

A blast from the past (2007): Homemade Roller Coasters.

Work From Home

This is Betty the Weather Cat. (via Fark)

Galaxy of Passion

One Minute Galactica re-imagines Star Wars as a telenovela. If you understand Spanish, disregard the dialogue and concentrate on the subtitles, as they do not match at all. (via Neatorama)

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, April 26, 2020


I know how to spell graduation. (via Bad Newspaper)

The Avengers

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Four AM is No Time for Sleeping

RegalPlatypus recently adopted a cat named Tormund. He wanted to show his friends what life with a cat is like, so he set up a camera that recorded while he slept -or tried to. Tormund believes his human has slept long enough and it's time to wake up for kibble, cuddles, and playtime. Bonus points for the excellent choice of music. (via reddit)

Useless Padawan

Click to the right to advance the comic. The Force got a lot stronger between 32 BBY and 35 ABY. Or maybe it's something to do with one's midichlorian count. Either way, Qui-Gon Jinn got the raw end of that deal. This comic is from Ari Stocrate. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

A Real Job

Dr. Fauci Gives an Update

Brad Pitt was Anthony Fauci in the opening bit on Saturday Night Live last night. Who made that casting decision? Dr. Fauci, of course. (via reddit)


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Tap Dancing on Roller Skates

Gene Kelly, from the 1955 film It's Always Fair Weather.

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

What's For Lunch?

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A Spoonful of Clorox

The president's latest medical musings are a gift to Randy Rainbow. He immediately thought of the song "A Spoonful of Sugar" from Mary Poppins and the lyrics pretty much just wrote themselves. 

Fortune Cookie

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Won't Eat Prunes Again

Weird Al Yankovic wrote and recorded this one in 1980 (back in his Dr. Demento days), but never released it. (via Boing Boing)


There are a million uses for trees, and this beaver knows them well. Here he only hits the highlights. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.

Is This Irony or Hypocrisy?

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Sh%t Southern Women Say in a Pandemic

"This disease is spreading faster than church gossip!" The virus has its own vocabulary, the the Southern Women have taken to it and given it their own spin. "Cheeeeers, y'all!" (Thanks WTM!)


Star Trek on Acid

Sometimes we forget how very trippy the original Star Trek series was.

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, April 24, 2020

You Dont Say!

The Earth Day 2020 Awards

For the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day (which was Wednesday), PBS Nature, KQED’s Deep Look, and Ze Frank got together to give awards to the Earth's animals. The categories include Best Dressed, Most Traumatic Early Childhood Experience, and Best Fish Out of Water, so you can assume that Ze Frank came up with them. You'll see some weird critters doing some amazing things. (via Kottke)

Cat Poem

(via reddit)

Chewbacca's Entire Backstory Explained

When the first Star Wars movie came out, it was fairly clear that Chewbacca was included to keep the story from being totally human-centric and to show that there were other sentient species in that galaxy far, far away. But 43 years and a dozen movies later Chewbacca is a beloved character fans care about and want to make sense of. So you may as well learn more about him. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

An Expounding of the Essentials

What do we really need? It's probably best not to think about it too much. This comic is from David Malki at Wondermark.

Bored Librarians

(Thanks, Laura!)

How Far Can a Cat Reach to Get a Treat?

The cure for boredom is to mess with the cat. You might feel sorry for the poor cat, having to jump through hoops, so to speak, for a treat, but hey, he's getting treats. Anyway, this experiment didn't go to the lengths I expected, because the guy ended it when the cat knocked a treat out of his reach. That was an accident! He could have gone further! I could try this with my cats, but they would just rip the entire cardboard box apart to get a piece of meat. (via Boing Boing)

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The Entire U.S. Box Office Last Weekend Came From a Single Florida Drive-in Theater. (via reddit)

35 Before and After Pictures of Adopted Cats.

The upside of the pandemic. March 2020 was the first March without a school shooting in the U.S. since 2002. (via TYWKIWDBI)

I Dare You To Believe These Cakes Were Made By Professional Bakers.

Sheep Goes on Walkabout, Returns Seven Years Later. (via Damn Interesting)

McDonald's Thank You Meals for Health Care Workers and First Responders.

Ways World Leaders Are Reacting To This.

A blast from the past (2007): Alarming Situations.


(Thanks, WTM!)

Zombie Apocalypse Science

The science of a zombie apocalypse. It's not as far-fetched as you might think! It's only a matter of finding an even worse virus. (via The Daily What Geek)

Tweet of the Day

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Thursday, April 23, 2020


Living In A Ghost Town

The Rolling Stones have released their first song in eight years. Here it is. (via Metafilter)

Plant-Based Cure

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Breaking off a relationship may require precise timing. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Report on Home School

(Thanks, WTM!)

Quarantine Dog Good Boy

The quarantine as seen by the family dog. Be aware that this is a horror story. (via Nag on the Lake)

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Bottled Up: Three Centuries of Whimsey Constructed Within Walls of Glass.

Salvador Dali's cat. No, not the ocelot.

12 Classic Chinese Films are Now Available for Free on YouTube with English Subtitles. (via Metafilter)

Lucky Ducky and the COVID Crisis: Gotcha! The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

The garden at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia, grows with more than 70 species of heirloom vegetables, plus herbs and fruit. It's not been a continuous garden, but a painstaking recreation of the experiment Jefferson was obsessed with.

Dancing Through Our Bad Year. Do the dancing manias of the medieval area have anything to do with all the dancing we see now?

The King Who Became a Pirate. A true descendant of Vikings. (via Damn Interesting)

Does Your Favorite Period Drama Pass the Bill & Ted Test? A fashion historian explains her unusual standard for judging Regency costumes. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2012): Not Your Parents' Action Figures.

Lemme Alone

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Sweet Child O' Mine Polka

German polka band The Heimatdamisch gives the classic song their unique flavor. (via Laughing Squid)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Flame Grilling

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Rainbows and cats and music. What else do you want? (via Metafilter)



Singing Toilet Paper

Artist Max Björverud rigged a bunch of toilet paper dispensers to sound like a choir. Yeah, he started this project a long time before we became obsessed with toilet paper. The "instrument" is explained at Hack a Day.
Inspired by the way bicycle computers determine your speed, [Max] took a set of toilet paper holders, extended each roll holding part with a 3D-printed attachment housing a magnet, and installed a Hall-effect sensor to determine the rolling activity. The rolls’ sensor data is then collected with an Arduino Mega and passed on to a Raspberry Pi Zero running Pure Data, creating the actual sounds.
(via Neatorama)

In the Loop

While we contemplate the horrors of war robots driven by artificial intelligence, let's not forget that there are ethical problems with humans as well. Some want to wage war, others are willing to figure out a way to do it, and still others are lame enough to be used by those in power. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Social Distancing for Dogs

(Thanks, WTM!)

Planet of the Humans

Michael Moore's new full-length documentary Planet of the Humans cannot be released in theaters, but he wanted us to see it, so he's made it available on YouTube. What better time to watch than the 50th anniversary of Earth Day?

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While some of us in the hinterlands think it odd that a furniture store serves meatballs, those who have tried IKEA's Swedish meatballs rave about them. You can't shop there right now, so IKEA has made the recipe public, meaning you can (try to) make them at höme!

I'm just cleaning my hand.

The First Airplane To Fly In England Was Absolutely Ridiculous Looking. (via Digg)

Attorney General Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns. (via The Daily Beast)

6 Big Moments In History (People Forgot About Immediately). It's because they got overshadowed in the media cycle.

Jeff Goldblum as Pop Tarts. This works better than you might think.

Even Banksy is working from home.

The reason why some people don't wash their hands. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2007): A Postal Post: 6 Crazy Stories of Mail Bonding.