Sunday, June 13, 2021

Giant Spider Attacks Meteorologist



Meteorologist Kristi Gordon of Global BC was just doing her job when a giant spider attacked her on live TV! Luckily, she survived the incident with no lasting effects, except for global recognition on the internet. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Tweet of the Day

(via Nag on the Lake)

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Some Kind of Meat



(via Bad Menu)

Pickup Line



(via reddit)

The Pizza-Making Contraption



Joseph Herscher of Joseph's Machines designed a complicated but clever chain-reaction machine to make a pizza with pepperoni and olives. It makes a pizza in less than two minutes (the crust is pre-made), but the credits include a device to feed Joseph a slice of pizza. That part is not all that precise, and proves a bit messy. (via Geeks Are Sexy)



The Doctor Visit



Young people don't want to be embarrassed in front of their mothers. You know how it is. And it never stops. I went to donate blood, and they started on all those questions about whether I'd had sex with someone who had traveled to Asia or Africa in the past year, and I saw that there was an entire page of such questions. So I said, "Listen, I haven't had sex with anyone in the past year. Do you have to ask all those questions?" She looked sad and said, yes, she had to ask each one individually. The mood got sadder with every question. This comic is from EastCoastItNotes. (via reddit)

The Sign



Empathy



Dr Brenรฉ Brown explains the difference between sympathy and empathy. (via reddit)

So Much To Do



(via Fark)

Rusty and Her Feet



Cute, eh? (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day

These are the leaders of the G7, but there are nine of them. What? (via The Daily Dot

Friday, June 11, 2021

LSD



A Brief History of the Devil



The modern concept of Satan is recognizable to all of us, but his few mentions in the Bible aren't where they come from. Much of the devil's iconic characteristics come from later writers and artists. (via Boing Boing)

School's Out!



(via reddit)

Long Legged Larry



Jeremiah was a bullfrog, but he ain't got nothin' on Long Legged Larry! The lyrics to the song by Aesop Rock are at the YouTube page under "show more". (via reddit)





A Closer Perspective on Ice Dancing



Ice dancers Leah Neset and Artem Markelov rehearse their free dance routine at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Not only are they awesome, but the perspective of the camera work is amazing, too. Notice the performers have to negotiate other skaters on the ice, so the camera operator has to as well, while keeping the focus on the performers. (via reddit)

Fuzzy Blob



Strange, it looks an awful lot like a thumb over the lens if you ask me. But I'm just cynical like that. This comic is from Randall Munroe at xkcd.

Acronym




(via Fark)

Lemonade



Andrea Love animated the process of making lemonade with tiny needle-felted miniatures. Cute! (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Elephant Vanishes: How a Circus Family Went on the Run. (via Damn Interesting)    

Future-proofing the presidency . Donald Trump brought our democracy to the brink and exposed its weak spots. (via Metafilter)

Sir Patrick Stewart Matched With Color Coordinating Vacuum Cleaners

Forever Alone, by Aubrey Hirsch. Inside the world of “incel” comics.

Wrapped Candy as Cake Decorations. Jen Yates introduces us to a new trend in cake decorating that may seem a treat, but one might also suspect it's a shortcut to a "decorated" cake.   

Joe Manchin's History of Democracy. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Hobbit Houses Around the World.

How Equality Slipped Away. For 97 per cent of human history, all people had about the same power and access to goods. (via Damn Interesting)

You Ain’t Never Been No Little Girl, Taylor Townsend. An essay about tennis and so much more. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2017): 12 Historic Westminster Best in Show Winners.

Never Alone



(via Fark)

Cat Drifting



A compilation of cats dealing with smooth floors, complete with sound effects! (via Geeks Are Sexy)


Tweet of the Day

(via HuffPo)

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Dog Beers



(via Bad Menu)

Simone Biles in Extreme Slow Motion



Simon Biles recently won her seventh national championship, cementing her status as the best gymnast ever. She normally moves too fast for us to follow, so here is a slow-motion version. This video only shows one tumbling run of her floor exercise, yet it well illustrates Biles' power and control over her body and the laws of physics themselves. (via Digg)


Mail Order Mattress



(via reddit)

True Facts: Dangerous Little Ticks



Let's be honest: ticks are awful. Ze Frank tells us all about ticks, and he doesn't sugarcoat anything, so be warned. That said, there are plenty of things to snicker at in his entertaining explanation if you aren't too squicked out about the subject matter.



Library Display



(via Buzzfeed)

5 Ways British and American Yards/Gardens Are Very Different



The guy behind the YouTube account Lost in the Pond continues his series of comparing US and British things with a look at our yards. The differences are mainly two things: the US has lots and lots of space, so our yards are relatively big, and the difference in language. In the US, the world "yard" encompasses all the outdoor spaces of our homes, with few exceptions. That means our "yard" may include a lawn, garden (meaning a spot for flowers or vegetables), paved areas (called "patio" if it's private, or "courtyard" if it's shared space), driveway, and designated sports areas. Pasture, field, and forest may or may not be included in the "yard," depending on how you personally delineate these areas. It seems that British people don't have all these spaces, and the term "garden" encompasses what they have.

 

Momcut



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Mickey Mouse in Vietnam



This 16mm antiwar film starring Mickey Mouse was produced by Lee Savage and Milton Glaser for the Angry Arts Festival in 1968. It was never sanctioned by Disney, but they weren't sued over it, either. The film was lost for decades, but resurfaced online a few years ago. May be disturbing for children. Find out more about it in an interview with Glaser at Buzzfeed.

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort)

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

No Thanks



French Guy Goes for a Job Interview

Every language has its idiosyncrasies that are fodder for jokes in other languages. When a French guy copies in a for a job interview, his American interviewers turn his accent into a game. But that's not what funny here- its the pursuit a happiness. (via Digg)

Lost



(via reddit)

Classical Music Mashup IV



Grant Woolard gave us lovely mashups of classical music in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Now he's back with the fourth in his series of classical music mashups. You didn't know how well diverse composers' music goes together until you've heard Woolard's clever arrangements. This one has 70 musical pieces! Even if you can't name them, you'll recognize them, but if you must know, the top comment at YouTube https://youtu.be/DayjwRDcs44 is a list of them. (via Laughing Squid)


How I Sleep



So many of us can relate to this pie chart. Maybe some pie can help. Make mine blackberry. This graphic is from Matt Shirley.

Useful Quote



(Thanks, Brother Bill!)

Our Kid’s Nanny Turned Out to Be a Predator



Whatever you were expecting, this is not it. It's even more surprising. Watch the video before you continue reading. Yeah, it's a glitch, one that hatsuseno explained.

If I had to wager a guess, it's a software encoder with a bug where a b-frame is stuck in a buffer somewhere, the differential is still calculated from an updated one, but the 'stuck' b-frame is getting pushed into the stream. Interesting defect, implies inefficient code too.
And then MagusVulpes translated that into English.
Camera takes two pictures, prepares one while showing the other. The prepared picture is stuck and not taking a new picture, while the shown picture tries to do what it's supposed to.

So, when the camera switches from picture 1 to picture 2, picture 2 forces the background onto the image picture 1 it's trying to show. Kinda like an unintended green screen effect.
The homeowner, oxygn, said that the glitch righted itself when he turned the system off and on again. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

Wildlife Petting Chart. In introducing the chart, PetaPixel has links and videos to numerous stories of tourists who disregarded this advice and found out. (via Nag on the Lake) https://nagonthelake.blogspot.com/

Lawyers Share The Best Legal Fails They've Ever Seen.

How the Ford F-150 Lightning’s Chief Engineer Linda Zhang Brought the World an Electric Pickup. Zhang came to the U.S. when she was eight years old without knowing any English. Now she’s the brains behind the Ford F-150 Lightning. (via Metafilter)

What Happened After the Greenwood Massacre of 1921. The popular notion is that Greenwood never recovered from the riot, which it did, and that the riot occurred on "Black Wall Street," which is a name that was only used after the 1921 massacre.

Modern Conveniences That Were Met With A Bizarre Amount Of Resistance. 

Texas bakery 'overwhelmed' with business after backlash over rainbow Pride cookies. (via reddit)

Teacher Asks His First Graders To Name Things They Need To Be Qualified As Adults And Gets 11 Smart Answers. Most down-to-earth answer: more birthdays.

IRS files of the richest 25 Americans show they pay just 3.4% in taxes. (via Fark)

The Enduring Myths of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Real life archaeology turns out to be quite different from the adventures onscreen.

A blast from the past (2017): 12 Amazing Underground Destinations to Visit.

Lion



(via Fark)

How to Shave Like Your Grandpa



The Art of Manliness shows you how to shave the old-fashioned way, like your grandpa did, with proper shaving cream and a double-edge safety razor. This kind of shave is economical, environmentally-friendly, and results in a better overall shave compared to using modern disposable razors. And the best part:
You’ll feel like a bad ass. It’s nice taking part in a ritual that great men like your grandfather, John F. Kennedy, and Teddy Roosevelt took part in.
Find complete instructions and links to recommended products at The Art of Manliness. (Thanks, Brett!)

Tweet of the Day

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Try Our New Wrap!



(via Bad Menu)

The World's Last Turntable Ferry



A ferry is how you get a car across water if you don't have a bridge. Usually it's a matter-of-fact process: drive your car onto a boat, move across the water, drive your car off the boat. Putting a turntable onto a boat to move cars seems like more trouble than it's worth, but in one place it's a genius solution to a specific set of conditions. That's why Glenelg, Scotland, has the last turntable ferry in the world. -via TYWKIWDBI

Best Spuds



(via reddit)

Bluegrass Super Mario World

The Hit Points perform the athletic theme from Super Mario World. (via Boing Boing)

Me and Lily

 


Someone asked to see what I look like since I got all that long covid hair cut off. I don't have a lot of pictures of myself, but Princess took some yesterday to celebrate the blooming of this lily. I didn't even think about combing my hair, as you can tell. However, that's one of the reasons I wanted it short- so I wouldn't have to think about combing it much.

Job Interview



Yeah, we've been there. Now I wonder what happened to all those radio station managers, whose fathers were the station owners, now that the national chains have bought up their inheritances. This comic is from DecentGuyHumor.

Hercules



(Thanks, WTM!)

Squirrel Sets Off Chain Reaction, Reaps Reward



YouTuber Creezy designed a "Squirrel Feeding Machine" for squirrels, of course, but he had to defend the loaded Rube Goldberg contraption from other critters. To get it started, he glued nuts to a domino, but then had to wait 14 hours for a squirrel to trip it. What follows is glorious, ending in a bountiful meal for the squirrel, plus a chipmunk, blue jay, and a raccoon. (via Boing Boing)


Go Fish



(via Fark)

Ruby the Talkative Kid



Ruby is only four days old in this video, and she already likes to talk! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Tweet of the Day

This is what happens when you both text and post to social media at the same time via voice app, but you can't keep them separated because you are driving. And you are Roger Stone. (via Fark)

Monday, June 07, 2021

URL


Wear a Helmet



Svend the Viking doesn't want to wear a helmet as he loots and pillages England. It makes his scalp itch and messes up his braids. But Hjalmar knows better. This delicious vignette is from the Danish Road Safety Council. (via Digg)

Toyota Highlander



(via reddit)

Catfishing



Dating apps must be a nightmare when you're an actual catfish. This comic is from Aidee Sea at afterdeathcomics. (via reddit)

Weather Forecast



Why Are Humans Relatively Hairless?



Our closet primate relatives -and most mammals, for that matter- are covered with fur. How did humans go hairless? And why do we have hair in the few places we do? This TED Ed lesson from Nina G. Jablonski fills us in on what we know and don't know about the way human hair evolved. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

Fancy Fowl: How an Evil Sea Captain and a Beloved Queen Made the World Crave KFC.

The greatest achievements in Dumb Internet Video. I would have made a much longer list, but it would take a bit of time. (via Boing Boing)

How the Covid shock has radicalised generation Z. (via Fark)

The Original Flapper Who Got the World Dancing Again.

Dunning-Kruger meets fake news. People who overrate their media savviness share more misleading material.

Massacre on the Mary Russell: When a 19th-Century Ship Captain Murdered His Crew

"Welcome to the Internet" by Bo Burnham. NSFW language. (via reddit)

Splish Splash, I was taking a Bath!

The Great Sheep Panic of 1888. (via Strange Company)

A blast from the past (2015): 7 Charities Looking for Yarn Crafters and 9 More Charities Looking for Yarn Crafters.

Cookout



(via Fark)

Combine Demolition Derby



The ultimate redneck sport, running machines costing hundreds of thousands of dollars into each other for the joy of spectators. (via Happy Place)

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, June 06, 2021

International Cuisine



(via Bad Menu)

Donut Infusion



(via reddit)

QAmom

Filmmaker Sean Donnelly made a short documentary about his mother's descent into conspiracy craziness. It's sad, but many people can relate. I'm glad no one in my family is like this. (via Boing Boing)

A Dog's Life

From Drew at Toothpaste for Dinner.

1995



You Can't See Memes on the Radio



Part of telling a story on the radio is describing a scene, but that can't be the punch line. It just won't come off right.  Alasdair Beckett-King channels a 1940s radio announcer (Edmund Hillary-Swank) sharing modern internet memes, which doesn't quite have the same impact as seeing them. Commenters at YouTube have some more examples.

My goodness, there is what appears to be a house fire, in which a dog sits. He proclaims the situation to be fine, despite the calamity. It will not remain fine for much longer, I wager!

Here we have a meme of popular songwriter and entrepreneur Aubrey Drake Graham. In the first image he appears to be uninterested, if not actually offended, by a picture of Rowan Atkinson, but in the second image he is pointing approvingly at an unidentified, bearded ginger.

It’s quite the zoetrope, it appears to be a frog, green in colour, pedalling a unicycle, with the caption, ‘oh gosh, what do we have here?’
 
I beg your pardon, dear listeners, I've just been informed our program is being visited by the Duke of York. My my, I wonder to what we owe such a pleasure. Let me just open the door for him and -- what?? You're not the Duke! I've been bamboozled by Lord Astley yet again!

Blimey! It appears this strapping young fellow has produced a stick, only to insert it into the spokes of the very velocipede upon which he is riding. No mean feat! It is no surprise that he makes a most spectacular fall. Yes, a very peculiar man indeed; he now seems to lay blame on all his surroundings, even though his predicament is no doubt of his own volition.

Cat Trek



(via Fark)

Midnight Blue



Lou Gramm of Foreigner with his solo hit from 1987. This brings back song memories, if I could only recall what they were.

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Pork Chop



(Thanks, WTM!)

Alfred Hitchcock Double Feature



Blackmail is Alfred Hitchcock's first talking film, from 1929. It's followed by the silent film Easy Virtue from 1927.

Restaurant Notice



(via reddit)

Backyard Carpooling



Holy Toledo! This is what you call an impactful security video. On the one hand, this is really scary because there could have been children using the pool or the trampoline. On the plus side, the pool actually saved the car, the driver, and the house as it slowed the vehicle. And the lawn was thoroughly watered. Notice the water flew so high that it took a while to run off the roof and overflow the gutters. As no one was injured in the collision, this ended up on the subreddit IdiotsInCars.   


Fee Fi Fo Fum



Hey, he didn't make up a nonsense phrase, that's the way we were taught this story! Still, as a kid, I noticed it didn't exactly rhyme, even when you say "Englishmun." But it's not really poetry, it's a giant ogre who's both angry and hungry. The next lines do rhyme: "Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread." This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble. There's a bonus punchline here.

Advice from a Duck

Beefcake Parade



This graduation ceremony for police cadets in Egypt involves a parade. It must have taken a lot of work- not only building muscles, but shaving, oiling, and learning to stand straight and flex on a moving vehicle without passing out or falling. I hope they used sunscreen. (via reddit)


Back to Work



(via Fark)

Thank You, Mr. Boddie!



At the end of the school year, Hingham (Massachusetts) Middle School principal Roger Boddie retired after 36 years in education. The faculty, students, and staff prepared a surprise tribute for Mr. Boddie, but they first distracted him by sending him to narrate a video project about the new construction on campus. The performance touched him, as it will you. (via Viral Viral Videos

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort

Friday, June 04, 2021

Parking



No Adults

(via reddit)

A Weakness in the Defense



The punchline is "Luke Flywalker." The holes in the screen are from my big orange cat Apollo, who scratches on the window of my office when he wants me to let him in. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.

Reality



I have to add that this does not apply to all. Republicans have been quite the minority for a long time, and the number of those clinging to the party line is getting smaller daily. (via Fark)

Why Does Disney World Water Taste Bad?



If you remember the yucky-tasting water at Disney World, you might be tempted to think that the drinking fountains are engineered to make you buy an expensive drink instead. But my experience with central Florida is in visiting relatives in more than one town, so I thought that all of Florida had sulfurous water. Midway to Main Street explains just what happened to Florida water. Yeah, it might spur you pay through the nose for a soda, but that's not the original intent. (via Digg)


Miss Cellania's Links

The Shortest Possible Game of Monopoly. Two players, two turns. (via Boing Boing)

Gender-Swapped Avengers. While the characters look like the same person or siblings, I could swear that the female version of Captain America is an actress I've seen somewhere.

Indiana to cut off federal unemployment benefits. And in Mississippi, Restaurant Workers Push Back Amid Unemployment Benefit Crackdown. “If places aren’t adapting and they can’t get staff, well, they’re not magically entitled to labor. That’s not how it works.” (via Metafilter

The Historic Russian Recipe That Turns Apples Into Marshmallows.

How One Hundred and One Dalmatians Saved Disney. Meaning it saved them a lot of money.

A Guide To Gender Identity Terms. A glossary compiled by NPR with help from GLAAD and other organizations. (via Boing Boing)

Dave Stopera thinks we are all old. Even my Gen Z kids, who use these things all the time.

The Traveler and His Baggage. Among World War II atrocities, Dr. Eugรจne's route to escape occupied France was particularly gruesome.

The Man Who Could Grow at Will

A blast from the past (2017): 10 Competitive Eating Challenges at Restaurants in the U.S.

Tweet of the Day

This is an example of moving the goalposts after a touchdown was made. (via Fark

Ahem!



(via Fark)

Dancing Queen



Creepy mask, but excellent dancing. (via Everlasting Blort

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Third Time



Arsonist



(via reddit)

Fox Story



Click to the right to advance the comic. The inspiration for this terrifying tale is at the end. We can thank Ben Hed at Pet Foolery.

Graphic Design Department



(via Buzzfeed)

Here He Comes

Concrete Buffer Gone Wild



The narrator wonders about why so many people are standing around watching this out-of-control machine do its thing. He should add at least three people in the office who aren't working because they're busy watching this thing out the window. (via Bits and Pieces)

Tweet of the Day

(via Nag on the Lake)