Tuesday, June 30, 2020


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Exquisite Pop-Up Cards Designed by Peter Dahmen

German paper designer Peter Dahmen shows us some of the commissioned pop-up cards he has created. You won't find these in your local drug store! If you want to see how it's done, he has a few tutorials for beginners. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Another Month on the Way

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Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen

When motion pictures started using chroma-key effects, they were believable because we weren't used to them. In the decades since, we've gotten much pickier about special effects- we expect all movies, TV shows, and even videos to be as good as the best we've seen. You can catch an old movie you loved as kid and be shocked now at how awful the special effects were. And now that everyone is making their own video content, the quality of green screen shots varies widely. Tom Scott explains exactly why. The video is only 4:30 long; the rest is promotion.

Predicting the Future

I think we can see who is the real 8-ball here. This comic is from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at Buttersafe.


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A Dream Goes On Forever

Todd Rundgren performs on The Midnight Special in 1974.

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Woman with Two Wombs Carrying a Twin in Each. (via Damn Interesting)

Myths About Crime We Believe Thanks To Pop Culture.

A 2300-year-old Bedazzled Boot. Scythian burials were definitely high-class. (via Nag on the Lake)

Why Did This Ancient Marsupial Have Saber Teeth?

An Oral History of The Onion’s 9/11 Issue. Immediately after 9/11, humorists struggled with what many called ‘the death of irony.’ Then The Onion returned and showed everyone the way.

The best "I don't work here" story you will read today. (via Bored Panda)

Why the Mueller Investigation Failed. President Trump’s obstructions of justice were broader than those of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, and the special counsel’s investigation proved it. How come the report didn’t say so? (via Metafilter)

The Polar Bear Jail of Churchill. The town really does incarcerate bears that wander into town.

The Brothel's Bad Batter Cakes: A Poisoning Mystery.

A blast from the past (2016): 10 International Cat Celebrities.


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Bouncing Baby

An excerpt from the 1916 one-reel silent film. (via Everlasting Blort)

Tweet of the Day

The followup replies are worth reading, too. (via Metafilter)

Monday, June 29, 2020


B is for Ben

Rok Andic made a little wordless cartoon that is less than two minutes long, yet manages to tickle the funny bone just right. Did I say wordless? It's got a punch line that you can see coming, but is still so satisfying. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Pop Culture Utility

In other words, song lyrics come in handy. (via reddit)


Randy Rainbow is always on top of whatever's happening, with a perfect song parody. This one is sung to the tune of "Put on a Happy Face" from the musical Bye Bye Birdie.


Yeah, it's embarrassing when your kids know better but still do it "wrong." You can announce that they know better, but their behavior will always reflect on you, good or bad. Meanwhile, your child is just exploring alternate methods, using his or her imagination. Or else they are just being rebellious. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

Social Distancing

Super Fridge Mario

Phi Compile and his four-year-old son Ollie made a stop-motion video by moving magnets around on their refrigerator! The final result is pretty cool, we are also impressed that he could keep the child engaged through the "few hundred" still photos.


See, you never know when an attempt to distract your children might lead to a viral video! (via Digg)

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Husky Ancestors Started Hauling Sleds for Humans Nearly 10,000 Years Ago.

Awesome Duck Tape Prom Dress Has Coronavirus Art Theme.

Why Did Men Stop Wearing Hats

You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument. (via Metafilter)

Why Birds Can Fly Over Mount Everest. (via Damn Interesting)

Live Aid: The Complicated History of the World's Biggest Charity Concert.

Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake.

Why Fireworks Scare Some Dogs but Not Others. They have a technique you can try to help your dog become less fearful.

Here's a thread for anyone who's been conned into believing Donald Trump cares about the US military or our troops. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2011): Science Fiction Home Furnishings.


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Where There's a Will...

The cat will get the last drop of milk! (via Arbroath)

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Today's Special

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Don't Stop 'Til You Mash Enough

Why listen to one song, when you can enjoy 15 of them at once? DJ Cummerbund has you covered.

This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Social isolation and mask wearing only work if everyone does it. Since a lot of people can't be bothered, we all will have to pay. (via reddit)


No Feeding

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The first computer generated animation was a Russian production in 1968. Of course, they knew even then that what we wanted to see was a cat. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

To Protect and Serve


These guys are experts on skateboards, and they are fearless, too! But the real hero of the day is the guy who always has the ramp at the right place at the right time. Thrasher magazine gives him the props he deserves in this video. (via Digg)


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Office Supplies

Steve Martin performs his song "Office Supplies" from his new album The Long-Awaited Album, in collaboration with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, who don't have anything else to do today. Cue the banjo jokes! (via Everlasting Blort)


This is what happens when you go the distance for a simple pun. A comic from Things in Squares.

In the Mood


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Cat Obstacle Course

He's obviously done this before. (via Buzzfeed)

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, June 26, 2020

No Credit Cards

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Magnus Egerstedt of Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering watched sloths in Costa Rica and was inspired to create a robot that was just as energy-efficient, if a bit slow. The result is SlothBot, a robot that slowly monitors the environment at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Built by robotics engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology to take advantage of the low-energy lifestyle of real sloths, SlothBot demonstrates how being slow can be ideal for certain applications. Powered by solar panels and using innovative power management technology, SlothBot moves along a cable strung between two large trees as it monitors temperature, weather, carbon dioxide levels, and other information in the Garden’s 30-acre midtown Atlanta forest.
All that, and it's cute, too! (via Laughing Squid)


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Why Americans Eat Dessert for Breakfast

Johnny Harris goes on a rant about the standard American breakfast, but it has a lot of interesting information in it. American breakfast comes in two versions; the "diner breakfast" which he described as IHOP serves it, and the sugar-encrusted cold cereals that  paid for all those Saturday morning cartoons. These are not the only ways to eat breakfast, and we can all benefit from expanding our menus ...or even skipping breakfast. The video is 10:40; the rest is promotion and ads.  (via Digg)


Mathematics likes to be precise. Advertising, on the other hand, is all about obfuscation. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

The Astley Paradox

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Did an Alaskan Volcano Help Change the Face of the Mediterranean World?

A little ditty about Sam and Diane: Cheers gave TV its most riveting incompatible couple. The article contains plenty of clips. (via Metafilter)

Coming to America: The Life of Frederick Trump.

The Ultimate Human Bias. Most people think they are less biased than those around them, but that cannot mathematically be true. (via Damn Interesting)

How Many Continents Are There?  You'll be surprised at the different answers. (via Digg)

The South Carolina Forest That Looks Like Melted Ice Cream.

How Clean Do Your Dishes Really Need to Be, Anyway?

A blast from the past (2011): The German Who Refused to Perform the Nazi Salute.


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Don't Argue with an Ibex

He'll win every time.

Tweet of the Day

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Thursday, June 25, 2020


True Facts About Macaques

Ze Frank found an animal to make fun of that's closer to our own genome than most of his targets. The fact that macaques are taxonomically close to us, relatively, may make you uncomfortable because this video contains lots of monkey butts. However, macaques turn out to be pretty smart. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam

I was reliving Lin-Manual Miranda's wedding video, and was inspired to look up the 2009 White House Poetry Jam. It was a sort-of public pitch for the idea that became the Broadway musical Hamilton. Check it out, and see how the president was impressed.


Lessons learned, too late to ever be used. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.

We Accept

Extreme Pogo

Extreme height, flips, tricks, and even synchronized pogo -these guys are the best! It's a good thing the video is mostly slow-motion, or we'd miss half of what they do. I wouldn't recommend trying any of this stuff unless you've had quite a bit of experience with a pogo stick. (via Nag on the Lake)

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Comedian Alex Falcone got a rejection letter from NASA. Or he wrote it, either way, it's hilarious. (via Bored Panda)

Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes. There are 759 so far. (via Boing Boing)

The Windy History of Penny Lane: The Beatles, the Slave Trade and a Now-Resolved Controversy. (via Damn Interesting)

An Incredible Scientific Breakthrough Discovery to Beat Covid. Too bad we can't get everyone on board with it.

Hilariously Unphotogenic Sphynx Cats.

History Repeats Itself. A furniture restorer did Ecce Homo one better by repainting a 17th-century masterpiece twice. (via Boing Boing)

The Conman Who Simply Walked Out of Prison Four Times.

How Tear Gas Became a Staple of American Law Enforcement. (via Damn Interesting)

"I am a 45 year old white woman living in the south, and today was the first time I spoke frankly about racism with a black man."

A blast from the past (2016): 10 Amazing Dog Parks.

Summer Fun

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Cat Loves Watermelon

Nom nom nom! (via Bits and Pieces)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Use Your Credit Card

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Those French

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The Origins of Simon's Cat

After showing us so many of the adventures of his typically-difficult cat, Simon Tofield has gone back in time to show us how he got that cat in the first place. Apparently, he was specifically drawn to the most difficult kitten at the shelter.

And then we get to see the trying times of kittenhood that set the stage for the way things are with the adult cat. There will be more in the story of Simon's Kitten to come.

The Genie

Like many things, they are pure evil ...until you need one. This comic is from eat the rich. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Three Stages

(Thanks, WTM!)

The Emerging

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"Just because a growing number of Terminators have ignored their AI programming and begun slaughtering humans left and right doesn't mean we should take the dangerous and radical step of defunding the Terminator program."  (via Kottke)

Josiah Henson: a forgotten story in the history of slavery.  (via Damn Interesting)

How Heelys Rolled Into Millions of Dollars - And Then Crashed in an Instant.

The Weekend Box Office Belongs to Steven Spielberg. (via Uproxx)

Madame Sul-Te-Wan’s Forgotten Brilliant Career. She was the first black actress to land a Hollywood studio contract.

Teacher Tells Off Neil Armstrong for Faking the Moon Landing.

Liverpool’s Secret Tunnels Built By An Eccentric “Philanthropist.” 

The Cat That Gave Birth in a Lion Cage at the Circle Theatre on Broadway. (via Strange Company)

The Best Movie Weddings, Ranked. (via Digg)

A blast from the past (2011): 8 Weird and Wonderful Local Festivals.


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One-man KISS

Puppeteer Christopher from Las Vegas does KISS -by himself! The drummer is essentially a robot he is also controlling.

Tweet of the Day

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Combo Deal

An Honest Trailer for A Goofy Movie

A Goofy Movie was a shared event for Millennials, full of classic lessons in family dynamics and growing up hidden underneath a lot of ...uh, goofiness. It wasn't a big hit on release, but rose in prominence as the children who saw it in 1995 grew up. Relive the experience with this Honest Trailer for A Goofy Movie


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History Section

A look at the future of your local library. This comic is from Chaz Hutton at Instachaaz. (via reddit)

Country Kids

To be fair, city kids also have great immune systems because they encounter people, who are often germier than horses. (Thanks, WTM!)

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New Record Temperature Recorded in the Arctic. The town of Verkhoyansk, Russia, is known as the "Pole of Cold," and now it's the first city above the Arctic Circle to ever record a temperature of 100°F. (via Mental Floss)

A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle. She couldn't figure out why she was always getting pulled over. (via Metafiter)

Forgotten Movie Royalty: Maurice, Delores, and Helene Costello. (via Strange Company)

Virtual Pride Parade! https://shewhoseeks.blogspot.com/2020/06/virtual-pride-parade.html

Adam Driver Planned a Backstory for Kylo Ren That Never Made It Into His Star Wars Films. (via io9)

How Far Does the Apple Fall From the Tree? Dave Grohl wrote a Fathers Day tribute.

American Idle: 12 Weird & Wonderful Drive-Thru Businesses. (via Everlasting Blort)

Emile Leray built a working motorbike from a broken down car to escape the African desert. (via Nag on the Lake)

Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb Reflects on the Suddenly Relevant Legacy of the Mayor From Jaws.

A blast from the past (2016): 7 Science Museums You Should Follow on Instagram.


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Carrot Blanca

Warner Brothers' 1995 sendup of Casablanca.

Tweet of the Day

The actual part of his speech about the ramp was at least twice this long. (via Digg)

Monday, June 22, 2020

Potatoes in Space!

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Beef Fizz

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I Asked 64,182 People About “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”

You know the song “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” of course. It's been around for decades, but depending on when you were born or where you grew up, the lyrics may have been very different. Tom Scott ran a poll to see the differences, and uncovered some shockingly weird lyrics from around the world.

A Light Bulb Moment

I'd like to know, too! This comic is from The Jenkins. (via reddit)

The World’s Largest Model Railway

I've posted videos of Miniatur Wunderland before, but in the years since, it has only grown. The world's largest miniature railrway now has more than 1,000 trains traveling 16,000 kilometers of track, and a working miniature airport. Their destinations include the wonders of the world, and in this video from Great Big Story, you get an introduction to the miniature world, and an invitation to see more in a choose-you-own-adventure set of further videos. There's that much to see!

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In Mongolia, a Mysterious Island Ruin Is Finally Giving Up Its Secrets.

Malala Graduates.

Brain Gene Tops the List for Making Humans, Human. We know from a cringe-inducing experiment.

30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact. Here’s what’s become of them. (via Metafilter)

The real story behind the Chinese immigrant homework picture.

Before Ellis Island: Entering America Through Castle Garden 1855-1890. (via Strange Company)

Harlem’s Forgotten Fight to Save Africa’s Last Uncolonised Nation from Mussolini.

The Crazy Story of the Fake Burger King In Pittsburgh.

The Lesser Known Perks of the Medal of Honor are Better Than Being Knighted by the Queen.

A blast from the past (2011): 10 Mind-Blowing Art Quilts.


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All I Want To Do Do Do Is Dance

Performed by Marilyn Miller in 1929.

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, June 21, 2020


Blurry In The USA

DJ Cummerbund came up with a mashup for our times, featuring music from Miley Cyrus, Puddle Of Mudd, Jay-Z, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Britney Spears,Ric Flair, and Chase Holfelder, as well as some news clips. 

Best Dad Ever

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As If They Were Real

Ben Hed of Pet Foolery took some famous illusion photos of pets and drew them as if they were real. Click to the right to see all of them. These are some fine animals, and I'd like to sign up to adopt one, especially the cat with antlers. (via Bored Panda)

Love My Dad

(Thanks, WTM!)

Jaws WeMake 45th Anniversary Tribute

The classic summer blockbuster Jaws has been remade by more than 100 dedicated fans. The feature-length remake is called Jaws WeMake, a tribute for the film's 45th anniversary, produced by The Daily Jaws. The participants contributed their talents in acting, animation, stop-motion, toys, lip-synching, and a wide-ranging bunch of costumes, props, and effects to create a glorious new Jaws. Some of the actors have an eerie resemblance to Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. After you've seen the trailer above, continue reading to see the entire film.


Happy Fathers Day!


From 1938, the perfect Popeye cartoon for Fathers Day.

Tweet of the Day

The good news is that the fewer attendees, the fewer COVID-19 cases we'll see in a couple of weeks (fingers crossed). I'm not staying up late enough to read what Trump said during the rally.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Father's Day Chair Sale

The American Hedgehog Bowling Association

So what if college and professional sports are cancelled? Welcome to the American Hedgehog Bowling Association match between reigning champ Pepper and the 11-week-old newcomer Tuck. Rest easy, the hedgehogs are not thrown down the lane as you may have imagined, but instead are the athletes playing under their own steam in this riveting bowling match. (via Laughing Squid)

Fathers Day

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The First Guy To Ever Have A Home

Ryan George plays the part of the first guy to ever have a home, or apparently any kind of shelter. He also plays a stranger he's explaining it to. However, the home is fairly contemporary and we know that it was something that evolved over a long time. Maybe it would be better to pretend this is a homeowner trying to explain the concept to an alien from another dimension. It would be pretty strange to someone who's never seen been exposed to the concept of shelter or privacy or property. Oh yeah, the skit is only three and a half minutes, the rest is an ad. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

The Motivation Fairy

With a little imagination, you can justify hours of procrastination. But you still might not find that motivation! This comic is from Channelate. (via reddit)