Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

17 Babysitters Opened Up About The Most Screwed Up Parents They've Ever Worked For.

When Sight is Taken Away for Days, Weird Things Happen. (via Damn Interesting)

My Wife Knows Everything and The Wife Doesn't Know.

Top Cities Where Recent College Graduates Want To Live, Ranked. And that's why you can't afford to live there.

Cats Can Be Assholes, Too. But they are very cute about it.

The Real Betty Crocker was a Team of "Crockettes."

Update Your Front Door for Maximum Curb Appeal.

West Side Story Star Won't Be at Oscar Ceremony. Rachel Zeglar was not invited, despite winning a Golden Globe for her role as Maria. Update: The Academy has invited her to be a presenter.

Final Fragment of a Stolen Tapestry Finally Found. After more than 40 years, the tapestry of Castrojeriz has recovered its angel.

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


Miss Cellania said...

Kolo, that's correct. Those are the names of the horses.

Anonymous said...

> 8. "...they had no books or reading material of any kind, except there would usually be, like, two sections of the WSJ and a running magazine lying around. But no books."

I like John Waters comment about people with no books.

Miss Cellania said...

Wow, I keep my books in my office, which is only accessible through the bedroom. Guests must think I'm illiterate.

Who am I kidding? I don't have any guests.

gwdMaine said...

Disney is all of a sudden having some
issues with the public, i.e., their
customer base. In Rachel Zeglar's case,
the Film Academy stepped in and has
invited her to present at the Oscars.

As for the Oscar's, well, 2020 TV
viewership was 23.6M, 2021 was 9.9M.
Perhaps after this year they will go
away. To quote Shakespeare,"I do desire
we may be better strangers." Way better.

xoxoxoBruce said...

The 2021 Oscars followed a year when most folks couldn't or wouldn't go to movies so lost interest.

For book judgement, three years ago I started giving away all my books. I couldn't see hoarding them and I wasn't going to read them again. The girl I gave a complete set of Harry Potter hardbacks to, I was afraid she would pee on my floor from excitement.

With many of the Blast from the Past links to Mental Floss I can't see the pictures. It shows a blue rectangle with a yellow circle and MF in the middle where the picture should be.

newton said...

The announcer for the horse race kept his cool with these weird horse names (which lots of horses have), but then it slips out:
"My wife knows everything, My wife doesn't know, they are one-two, because of course they are"

Nearing the end with the 1st/2nd place runners:
"My wife knows everything...The wife doesn't know"
And after the end:
"My wife knows everything...more than My wife doesn't know"

Sounds like he had a bit of fun with it.

Bicycle Bill said...

At first I thought the call of the horse race clip was a case of where someone found a video, watched it, wrote a script that matched the action but used the comical names (and practiced the hell out of it), then finally dubbed it over the video in place of the actual race announcer's call.  I mean, c'mon, seriously?  What are the odds of two horses having such similar names, racing in the same event, and finishing one-two?

But then I found this website –

It's dated Aug 25th, 2010, which corresponds favorably with the date and time display showing that this was the 7th race at Monmouth, NJ on Sunday, August 22nd.

Proof that Mark Twain was right when he wrote, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t."