Sunday, September 20, 2020

Walk It Out



I was once a real Teletubbies fan. They could get my kids to sit down and be quiet for a half-hour at a time, which was an admirable achievement.

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Cleese's influence even extends to the animal kingdom!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Jugs



Creative Vandalism

(via reddit)

Rebooting a Squirrel



A squirrel, most likely in Russia, happily eats pine nuts out of a guys hand until suddenly he realizes that he's eating out of a guy's hand! Remembering what his mother always told him about humans, he freezes in place and appears almost catatonic. The guy keeps trying to feed him, until the squirrel comes to his senses. (via Geekologie)

Gaxian Children's Literature

In a short comic, David Malki manages to address cultural appropriation, assumptions, whitewashing, and literary criticism, and bring a wry laugh as well. This comic is from Wondermark.

Mike Wazowski

Mustache



Don't insult a banana with a mustache. You may regret it.

A Pile of Cat

(via Fark)

Bollywood Superman



With subtitles! (via Boing Boing)

Tweet of the Day


(via Infidel753)

Friday, September 18, 2020

Mr. Mikes


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(via Bad Menu)

Go Down Gamblin'



Blood, Sweat, & Tears at the at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1993.

Back to School

(via reddit)

Vegetable Surgery



Twelve-year-old Emma Pickles carefully performs surgery on fruits and vegetables. Watch her do a cesarian on a squash, transplant a heart into a pepper, and remove tumors from all kind of produce. She also does a living-donor transplant, and separates conjoined twins. The operations are not always successful, but they are done with the utmost care. (via Laughing Squid)


Evidence of Alien Life

We see all these reactions, except for the bottom row, but that's a possibility for the future. Let's be cautious, but not so cautious that we close ourselves off from possibilities. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd. Go to the link to read the hover text coda.

Ned

Avengers: Endgame Cast Sings "We Didn't Start the Fire"



The Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" can be rewritten to reflect any world with a lot of moving parts, and Marvel comics sure has those. I missed this when it was on TV, because I don't have cable anymore. I would have been watching Colbert anyway. (via Metafilter)

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Disney’s Many Failed Attempts to Bring Don Quixote to the Screen. (via Digg

The perfect banana is now a get-out-the-vote billboard.

Scientific American
Endorses Joe Biden. It's the first time in its 175-year history that the magazine has endorsed any
presidential candidate.

Jenny Jinya is back with a heartbreaking comic about a parakeet.

The Acorn Woodpeckers Wars. The birds battle each other for days until one wins the right to breed.

Chewbacca Sneakers are as Hairy as You'd Expect.

Why Birds Survived and Dinosaurs Went Extinct. Maybe it was the beaks. 

George Carlin explains Fury Road. Even though he died seven years before it premiered.

When Plants Go To War. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2016): 6 Spectacular Praying Mantises. 

 

As a side note, they took away the legacy version of the Blogger interface today. I hate the new version, which requires twice as many steps to do anything. Pulling up old posts out the 30,000 or so I have is a real pain. You can no longer plop your code in anywhere and have it work. And it's very slow. On the bright side, the search function works for the first time in years. It will take me some time to get used to this.

Toby

(via Fark)

Sick Kitten



This may possibly the first cute kitten film ever -the precursor to all the cute cat videos we enjoy on the internet! Filmmaker G.A. Smith made The Sick Kitten in 1903. It's just a movie- there's no indication that the kitten was actually sick.

Tweet of the Day


But I want to be dirty! (via Everlasting Blort)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

1964

If You're Happy and You Know It...

(via reddit)

A Trailer for the Ultimate Justice League Movie



This fan film mashup uses clips of the superheroes we know and love from the Wonder Woman TV show from the 1970s, the Batman films starring Michael Keaton, the Superman movies starting Christopher Reeve, and the 1990 Flash TV series. Oh yeah, even Supergirl has a cameo. It's all packaged for a 1993 release. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tarantula Fair



Let's hope those tarantula fans had wristbands to get back into the fair when it was all straightened out. This comic is from The Jenkins. Click to the right for bonus comics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Kentucky Coronavirus Test



Kentuckians learn to make do with what we have! That doesn't necessarily apply to politicians. This test is also valid in other states. (via Andy Beshear Memes for Social Distancing Teens)

Just a Little Off the Top



If you enjoyed the 11' 8" videos (until they raised the bridge), you are in for a treat here. This accident supposedly happened in Memphis last Sunday, when a train went under a bridge that was a bit too low for clearance. As you can see, the metal began stripping off the top of the rail cars before the videographer began filming. And it just goes on and on, because trains take a long time to stop. Did it damage the cargo inside? You betcha! (via Jalopnik)

Tissue

(via Fark)

Love Potion #9



Hong Kong actress Josephine Siao sings "Love Potion #9" in Cantonese. This was sometime in the 1960s.

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(via Buzzfeed)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Commuter Flights

This Man Lives in an Abandoned Japanese School



Yohei is living his best life as the sole inhabitant of an abandoned elementary school in the mountains of Japan. There are facilities that spark envy in anyone living in cramped quarters -and even those who have a big house already. A huge kitchen, a band room, a lovely view from the solitude of a mansion-sized home- what else could you ask for? As an American, I immediately had a couple of questions. First, what do the owners of the school think of Yohei living there? It appears that he's good for tourism, so maybe the local authorities have some agreement with him. They may even pay him for keeping the building up. If not, you may wonder how he pays for food and electricity and all that. Yohei roasts his own coffee and sells it online (only in Japan), he takes in guests and probably charges something, and he has a band that might bring in money. Anyhow, here's the second part of the story, in which our reporters stay the night and check for ghosts. 



You have to admit, Yohei has it made in the shade!  (via Digg)

Closed Today

(via reddit)

This Time of Year



Oh, that's not all. This is the time of year when you leave your sweater at work every day until all your sweaters are at the office. Unless you work second shift, in which case you'll leave them at home and not realize how much you need them until it's time to come home. This comic is from Juliette. (via reddit)

Mask Tips

An Honest Trailer for the Live-Action Mulan



In case you didn't know, the Mulan remake is out now. To watch it, you'll need a TV or computer screen, Disney+, and $30 more. Before you invest, check out this Honest Trailer. A departure from other Disney live-action remakes, Mulan is supposed to be closer to its roots. That means it lost the songs, the magical sidekick, and the love interest. What's left is a lot of violence, so that Mulan resembles any number of high-budget wuxia films you've already seen. Well, at least it has a cool gender reveal party.

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The End of Centralia’s Abandoned, Colorful, Anarchic ‘Graffiti Highway.’

This is good, but it's much better with the sound on.

30 Non-Americans Share What They Genuinely Think About What’s Happening In America Right Now.

This Woman Surfed the Biggest Wave of the Year. Here’s why you probably haven’t heard about it. (via Metafilter)

Why Glory Still Resonates More Than Three Decades Later. Newly added to Netflix, the Civil War movie reminds the nation that black Americans fought for their own emancipation.

Dads Who Don't Want Pets. "Dad: We are not feeding that feral cat. Also Dad: I set up a heated cat house in the backward and put a camera so we can make sure she’s home safe every night." (via Digg)

Stolen Phone Recovered with Evidence of Perpetrator. Who it was might surprise you. (via reddit)

The desperate fight to save his family ends in tragedy. This story is disturbing, to say the least. (via Kottke)

Who Invented the Light Bulb? There are a number of men who could claim the title. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2016): 10 Web Toys Perfect for Procrastinating.

Pool

(via Fark)

The Basketball Waltz




This was during my friend's cotillion practice...We all decided to quit practicing the dance and the boys decided to play basketball while the music was still playing....this is what happens!

Tweet of the Day


Who doesn't love watermelon? (via Everlasting Blort)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Crime Spree

Certified Young Person Paul Rudd Wants You To Wear A Mask



Actor Paul Rudd never seems to age. In reality, he's 51. In this public service announcement, he's a 26-year-old Millennial, spouting the lingo of his generation. It's goofy, but it's an amusing way to get the attention of those who are still getting with the program. Masks work, but they work best if everyone uses them. (via Kottke)   

Bob Marley's Photography Session

This is a visual representation of a shaggy dog story. In other words, let's go all the way around the world for a silly pun. (via reddit)

Jun Teaches His Cats to Ring a Bell



Jun Yoshizuki taught his cats to ring a bell for food. Haku and Nagi catch on pretty quickly! Poki, well, he's a bit behind, but he's come a long way from being the world's most annoying cat. (via Neatorama)

Mouse Trap


(via reddit)

The Difference

(via Fark)

A Disney Princess Appears in Turkey



Dilara Ä°lter shot this footage of a parade in Istanbul, in which cats, dogs, and birds followed a woman leading them through the streets. It kept happening, and she found out the woman feeds stray animals, and they all know her. Years later, she still walks along, feeding the strays. Read the whole story at Bored Panda.

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Possible sign of life on Venus stirs up heated debate.

The Five Fiancées of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  That's five princesses and two cousins. (via Strange Company)

Let's see if it is worth getting up early for.

A Judge Asked Harvard to Find Out Why So Many Black People Were In Prison. They Could Only Find 1 Answer: Systemic Racism.

The Heartbreaking Story of Artificial Limbs. The very first of 60,000 amputees in the Civil War ended up helping all of them. (via Nag on the Lake)

Japan’s Love-Hate Relationship With Cats.

The Black Dahlia: The Long, Strange History of Los Angeles’ Coldest Cold Case. (via Strange Company)

Make the Midwest’s Award-Winning State-Fair Foods at Home. Since 2009, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance has held the Heirloom Recipe Competition at various state fairs, highlighting family recipes that have been handed down for generations. 

Customs Seized a Shipment of "Counterfeit" AirPods. However, these earbuds weren't even trying to pass for an Apple product.

A blast from the past (2016): 4 Legendary Plant-Animal Hybrids.

Opera Singer

(via Fark)

Tiki the Chinchilla



Tiki loves guitar music! (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day


(via Buzzfeed)

Monday, September 14, 2020

Setting an Example

Just like they tell us to do. (via Bad Newspaper)

Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?



Power plant wastewater just sounds extremely toxic, and in most places it would be pretty dangerous. Iceland, however, is pretty good at using nature itself to generate power, namely, the volcanic activity underground. The country's very efficient power system lends itself to innovative uses for its byproducts, like an artificial warm water beach in Reykjavík. Tom Scott visited because most of us can't right now. (via Digg)

The Perfect Movie

Yeah, it's a real movie. (via reddit)

Blowin' In The Wind



The very young Bee Gees in 1963. The show is Bandstand, hosted by Brian Henderson.

Hang In There



We all feel that way sometimes. Looking at kittens always helps, for some strange reason. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

Before You Get Mad

The Best Way to Blow Up a Pumpkin



There are two kinds of people in autumn: those who consume pumpkin spice in every form possible, and those who blow up pumpkins. Finnish madman Lauri Vuohensilta is squarely in the second category. Here he experiments to find out whether gunpowder or dynamite is better at making a pumpkin explode. Either will do the job, but these guys employ a high-speed camera to get a real good look at what they have wrought. (via Digg)

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Airlifted Out of the Creek Fire. The California Army National Guard, who had been called up to fight the flames, took two helicopters over mountain crests and through thick smoke to rescue 214 trapped campers. (via Fark)

Have you ever found a random shoe in the road?

When They Came To An Oregon Town To Take Pictures Of The Fires, Armed Locals Thought They Were Antifa Arsonists. Now she remembers why she left her hometown.

The latest from Randy Rainbow is "I Won't Vote Trump," a parody song set to the tune of "I Won't Grow Up" from Peter Pan.

My boyfriend is a High School math teacher and his school started distance learning recently.  His webcam faces my white board so I decided to start leaving his students messages. (via reddit)

A World War II Veteran Will Get a Juicy Fruit-themed Casket. It became a symbol of who he is. (via Strange Company)

Vote early, then turn off the news. Likely voters have already made their minds up. (via Fark)

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee. Here's a tale of government corruption that makes Walking Tall look like a Disney movie. (Thanks WTM!)

The Hackney Mosaic Project's latest public work is the second large mosaic called the Hounds of Hackney Downs, featuring portraits of the dogs who frequent the park. (via Nag on the Lake)

A blast from the past (2011): Mega Monster Movies.

Love

(via Fark)

Psycho a Go-Go



By The Sonics. (via Metafilter)

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(via Buzzfeed)

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Gospel Karaoke

The Soup Nazi



This was made by Benstonium. (via Carl Ericson)

Your Choice

(via reddit)

Circulatory Systems



Circulatory Systems is an experimental short film described as "The major highways, the arteries and veins of our cities." Busy streets are layered in beautiful kaleidoscopic, even fractal, patterns. It's traffic, but it's pretty! (via Boing Boing)

Bad Dream

This is what the world has come to. One job opening, 500 applicants, and they're all expected to have five years experience for an entry-level job. What do you want to bet that the first, second, and probably a few more of those highly qualified people who are offered the job drop out of the grinding process when the real salary is revealed? This comic is from Jeff Lofvers at Don't Hit Save.

Dinner

(Thanks, WTM!)

Father-Daughter Duet



Batzorig Vaanchig is a Mongolian throat singer. Here he collaborates with his daughter Marla. The song is "Xotgoidiin Unaga" (foal from Xotgoidiin), about a horse with a white blaze who always wins races. One commenter summed up the performance:
When she began singing, I smiled, when he began...I became one with the universe.
He is a talented musician, and she is following in his footsteps, but together they are just adorably wholesome. Read more about throat singing here. (via reddit)

Clue

(via Fark)

Plum Song



By Omodaka. A neon feast for the eyes! (via Everlasting Blort)

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(via Fark)

Saturday, September 12, 2020

No Way

Monopoly

(via reddit)

How To Take The Best Poop, According To Science



Science Insider gives us the real poop on taking the perfect poop. Yeah, this is very explicit, but at least it's all animated. Sure, you've been pooping for many years, and you've probably gotten pretty good at it by now. Still, there may be something in here you don't already know, and if you don't need the information now, you might some time in the future. (via Digg)

Executive Decisions

Avoiding decisions means you never make any bad ones, so he is definitely upper-level management material. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

Distancing

Shrek's Day Out



There's no reason for this outside of pure lunacy. Remember when the entire internet was full of things like this? (via Metafilter)

World's First Mobile Phone



It requires an extensive antenna, which can be attached to your umbrella. From 1922.

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This is Micropig Pinky. Could he be any cuter? (via Nag on the Lake)

Friday, September 11, 2020

What a Deal!

The Gig Economy Plays Living for the Paradise City



Bill McClintock made an awesome mashup of "Living for the City" and "Paradise City" a couple of years ago. It went over so well that a group of musicians did a cover version during lockdown as a fundraiser for musicians who are struggling under the inability to perform live ...or do normal recording, for that matter. Find out more about the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund here.

Hi

(via reddit)

Have Your Tried Turning It Off and On?

Oh, the truth slips out! I once thought of rebooting as the equivalent of the computer taking a shower and shedding the debris picked up along the way, but this works, too. The machines have us trained well. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Bar Order

(via Bored Panda)

Apocalyptic San Francisco



DoctorSbaitso took drone footage of San Francisco on September 9 around 11AM, when skies are usually blue and the sun shines on the buildings. But this is 2020, and the bay area fires have the city shrouded in smoke and ash with an orange tint. Zach Fett took that eerie footage and added the soundtrack of the movie Blade Runner 2049, which only seems appropriate. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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Here is what you might not know about the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism.

Top Baby Names in 2019 by State. (via Digg)

A1931 children's book from the Soviet Union contains instructions for making toy people and  accessories from potatoes and other household items. (via Everlasting Blort)

An American Education. Immigrants coming to the United States can have widely varying experiences. (via Metafilter)

Any time you need to see lots of cats, check out this Tumblr site.

The 1851 Christiana Resistance: The Forgotten First Shots of the Civil War. A group of Pennsylvanians asserted their state's rights in opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act.

Here's a chart that ranks foods by calories per dollar, and by protein per dollar. You might also be interested in the page that ranks nutrients per dollar, because man does not live on bread alone. (via Boing Boing)

Flee Earth With Winning Images From the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition.

A blast from the past (2016): The Story Behind “Frankie and Johnny.”

The Dog Said

(via Fark)

Washing Up



A cat cleans a fennec fox. Obsessively. While cats sing a song from The Nutcracker in the background. (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day


(via Everlasting Blort)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Limited

A Brief History of Plastic



The beginning of the development of plastic was to produce one particular little object that will surprise you, but yes, it did have something to do with the destruction of our natural environment. From there, people developed all kinds of plastic that have taken over the world. Learn about it in this new TED-Ed lesson. 

A Hard Day

Well, there you have it. The thing that people realize more the older they get, and which explains why older people are happier. Focus on the good things, the everyday things, the here and now, the little things that make life a joy in the moment. This comic is from Chris Grady at Lunarbaboon.

UFO


(Thanks, WTM!)