Sunday, June 30, 2024

Shatner Quesadilla

(via Bad Menu)

90s Time Traveler Discovers Taylor Swift



Taylor Swift's first hit song was released in 2006, when she was just 16 years old. Today she is a global superstar, but "global superstar" doesn't mean the same thing as it did in the '90s. Comedian Ryan George explains how much the world had changed in just the pop culture music scene in the past 30 years. He does this by setting up a TV show in which the host interviews a time-traveling correspondent who just arrived from 2024

One part of this video will hit you in the stomach. The 1990s guy takes inflation into account, and guesses that tickets to see the biggest star of the future will cost as much as $50. Okay, let's cut the guy some slack and assume this is set in the very early '90s. Remember when the Eagles reunited in 1994 for the Hell Freezes Over tour? The tickets were $80 face value, but went for $150 or more when venues got tight. Yeah, we were astounded then, but that set the trajectory for concerts from that point forward. I saw the eagles in 1977. Tickets were $8, and we complained about the high prices even then.

Salvation Army



Alanis didn't own these clothes, I did! (via Give Me a Sign)

The Owl and the Pussycat

There's no sign here of a pea-green boat. The owl may be looking at the cat with desire, but it's giving off hungry predator vibes. The cat really, really wants to come inside.

Overlap



(Thanks, WTM!)

If Inside Out Was Southern



Inside Out (from 2015) and the current sequel Inside Out 2 are about the emotions inside the protagonist Riley, as she learns to deal with the world as she's growing up. They are Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust, and in the new movie they are joined by Anxiety, Envy, Embarrassment, and Ennui as she hits puberty. It's a clever idea, and both movies were hits.

But emotions aren't quite the same when you live in the American South. I the event that Riley and her family were to move to Montgomery, Alabama, they would pick up some new ones. Matt Mitchell introduces us to the emotions every Southerner must carry around Their conversation is about that most crucial of all Southern subjects- where to go to eat.   

Dog Mechanic

(via Fark)

An Honest Trailer for Jaws



As the July 4th holiday nears, it’s time to pull out the movie that ruined the holiday in 1975: Jaws! We cowered in our seats with suspense, even though we didn’t see the shark much at all. That was a great technique -except it wasn’t really the way they wanted to do it. Forty years later, there’s plenty to critique about Jaws in this Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies, but it still comes out as one of the greatest scary movies of all time. (Thanks, Paul Panday!)

Tweet of the Day

Better enjoy the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Twitter account while you can. Sarah is stepping down. (via Metafilter

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Jail



From 1899. (via Undine)

Mustard

Agility Course



This must be his first introduction to the agility course. Like an aptitude test. By the end, we see he is apt to give up. (via Bits and Pieces)

Spud and Darrel's Adventure

(via Fark)

Why Monkeys Can Only Count to Four



Some experiments tell us that monkeys can count to three, but not to four. Is there some cognitive function that keeps them from counting higher? And how do scientists construct these experiments, anyway? You might be amused to find that they do it with magic tricks, because a monkey will display dismay and confusion when a number of objects does not match their expectations. However, it turns out that what we know as counting, and math as a whole, isn't the same for animals as it is for humans. Once scientists figured that out, the way monkeys and other animals calculate amounts makes perfect sense. Human are the weird ones here, and it doesn't have as much to do with our understanding of math as it has to do with our language. (via Laughing Squid)

Unhappy Dog



(via Fark)

Hey, Mister Snek



Um, don’t tease a snake. This woman found a particularly long snake in her yard in Alabama. She didn’t have to touch it. Snakes can get defensive about that. She was actually quite lucky she was recording with her smart phone. He could have went straight to her face! (via Viral Viral Videos

Tweet of the Day

Friday, June 28, 2024

Smart Noshery

(via Bad Menu)

Choices



Grandma Decides to Stay in Bed



Grandma would rather stay in bed, but she's got things to do, places to go, and people to see. So she takes the show on the road with her motorized bed! Grandma is just being her usual sassy self, all from the comfort of her own bed. The first two minutes of this video are just plain crazy, with Grandma showing off her decadent lifestyle in bed. The rest is how Ross Smith made her this motorized bed out of a go-cart and a bed. Ross is underneath, doing the driving. Grandma has it easy, being chauffeured around the country without having to get dressed or even getting out of the bed to use the bathroom! Well, until her bed hits a ditch at an unsafe speed. I don't believe it was 80 miles an hour, but it was certainly unsafe. (via Born in Space)

Obsessed With Shower Time



Most cats don't like to get wet, but we know that every cat is unique, and some are outliers. Dominique adopted a ten-year-old cat named Willem and was extremely surprised to find he likes to get wet! That makes him special. Willem loves to take a shower, with or without Dominique, and even likes to be outside in the rain! You have to wonder whether he took showers in his previous life, or if he just loved getting clean the first time Dominique bathed him.

We see on Instagram that Willem now has a little brother. You can also follow Willem's adventures at TikTok and YouTube.

Spooky Nerds



Celebrities with Parents Famous Outside of Hollywood



In the past few years, we've grown familiar with the term "nepo baby" (short for nepotism), referring to Hollywood stars who got their start because their parents were Hollywood stars first. Sure, they wouldn't have made the big time without talent, but they came by that talent naturally, or else were raised with it, plus they had name recognition. What you probably haven't heard of are the many Hollywood stars who had notable -or notorious- parents outside of Hollywood, or even show business of any kind. Did that help them in their careers? Only for the fact that most didn't have to struggle to survive until they got noticed, for the most part. Maybe they were able to handle fame a little better than the average Joe, but acting wasn't a part of their upbringing. Weird History takes a look at the unlikely stories of ten actors and singers who had parents with great stories outside of show business as scientists, politicians, war heroes, athletes, and criminals.

Miss Cellania's Links

Brutalist Lairs for a Villain and a Supervillain.

Infant deaths increased after Texas banned abortion in early pregnancy. (via Kottke)

The Most Metal Word in Christianity is Cephalophore. Find out what it means.

Silent Saviour: How Marcel Marceau Used Mime to Save Lives in WWII.

Rhino horns injected with radioactive material in bid to curb poaching. (via Damn Interesting)

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Unloads on Undecided Voters.

Scorching Heat Wave Turns Lincoln Wax Statue Into a Hot Mess. (via Nag on the Lake)

The Pickleback Cupcake Recipe You Never Knew You Needed.

A Blast from the Past (2016): 6 Adorable Animals on Skateboards.

Summer



(via Fark)

Falling Tide



A young boy isn’t allowed on the train. Will it take off without him? Can he get his parents’ attention? He doesn’t have much time before the waves come in! This surreal story is told in wordless anime style. Animation student Ning Cheng produced this at CalArts. (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day

(Thanks, WTM!)

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Limited Quality

Power Falcons



Key & Peele had a superhero squad that might remind you of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in that each one was distinguished by their color. You can see how this could easily go very wrong.


Changing Star Wars with One Line



See how changing one line would change the entire story. More suggestions at reddit. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

The White Death



When I think of a really deadly disease, I think of rabies, because it's not only virtually 100% fatal, it is a horrible way to die. But "deadly" in this video doesn't mean the rate of death, but the number of people who die. You might guess what the "white death" is, but since the video strings you along, I won't mention the exact disease. In this video, Kurzgesagt provides the art and John Green provides the commentary as we learn how the white death infects a human body and makes its way past our immune system. Of course, our immune systems always have a plan B, but that in itself can make us sick or even kill us. This slow, sneaky disease killed 1.3 million people last year. And that's a problem. It's so slow and sneaky that we tend to ignore it. But there is hope on the horizon.

Death Wish



He took the instructions literally, and it turned out better than you expected. This comic is from aSliceofAlan4u. This one's pretty sweet, but the rest of them are pretty lusty. Alan and Diana are really enjoying their marriage. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Umber



The Death of Small Pickup Trucks



A truck is a wonderful thing to have fora variety of reasons. You found a great deal on an antique china cabinet. Someone in your family needs to move to a new home. You don't want to put ten bags of top soil in your sedan. Your lawn mower needs service. Farmers, tradespeople, and everyday folk can find plenty of uses for a truck, but the new trucks sold today are way too big, fancy, and expensive. The Chevy LUV truck could haul stuff perfectly well, and the Chevy S-10 was easy to park compared with the behemoths sold today. For some time, I drove a '99 extended cab Silverado that seemed huge compared to earlier trucks I had, but it was dwarfed by 21st-century trucks. What happened to small trucks? Sure, there's the allure of profit, but there's more to it than that. Modern automotive regulations actually work against smaller, more economical trucks. (via reddit)


Miss Cellania's Links

Why Mount Rainier is the US volcano keeping scientists up at night. (via Real Clear Science)

Know Your Frozen Desserts: Ice Cream vs. Gelato.

8 Interesting Interpretations of Famous Artworks.

Why the 1924 Democratic National Convention Was the Longest and Most Chaotic of Its Kind in U.S. History.  The party took a record 103 ballots and 16 days of intense, violent debate to choose a presidential nominee.

Our First Look at Nosferatu.

A Robot Face Covered With Living Human Skin. You know, like the Terminator T-800.

The Tale of the Vanishing Summer Camp Ghost Story. We also learn the ghastly story of the Spoon Lady.  

Who is Better, Mommy or Daddy?

One Day in a Louisiana Classroom. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Photoshoot



(via Fark)

World's Laziest Wolf Howls



"Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m expected to join in, and my instincts tell me I should, but honestly, guys, I’d just as soon take a nap. Maybe just a little 'woo' will do."

His name is Alawa, and he’s a gray wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, New York. (via Tastefully Offensive)


Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Breaking News



From 1921. (via Undine)

Is Oslo Even a City?



When you get ready for a trip to New York, Paris, or Tokyo, you mentally prepare yourself for crowds, long lines, and getting lost, but it's all worth the effort because cities have so much to offer, like art, food, historical sites, and shopping. Then there's Oslo. The capital of Norway is more than a thousand years old and offers all the cultural draws of a major city, but how can it even be a city? A real city would be full of tourists competing for sidewalk space with the locals. This video from Visit Oslo ponders the question, and makes me want to visit. (via Laughing Squid)

In a Chinese Shop



(via reddit)

Mother Bear's Never-ending Work

It doesn't matter how many times you've seen this clip, watch it again, with a proper soundtrack. And then be grateful you don't have to raise quadruplets on your own. (via Nag on the Lake)

Legendary Sword



Epic Mashup Song Collection 2024



CLMC Music presents an epic mashup song collection of TV and movie themes that will be very familiar to you if you're over, say, 30. Well, a very few may be unfamiliar no matter your age. It's an hour long, but don't let that discourage you from listening. What this really is, is 19 separate mashups, most of them pairing a movie and a TV show. You can skip to the one you think is most intriguing, as they are all labeled along the progress bar. Or you can go to the YouTube page to find direct links to each "chapter." (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Nightlife



(via Fark)

We Recreated The Moon Landing To See If It Really Happened




Why do people still have doubts that the moon landing really happened? Mostly because it was such an amazing accomplishment. And because so many people are too young to remember it. The internet feeds conspiracy theories about everything being either fake or controlled behind the scenes. The truth is that we had the technology to go to the moon in 1969, but we didn’t have the technology necessary to fake it. (Thanks, Ricky Sans!)

Tweet of the Day

(Thanks, WTM!)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Best Quality



Jackson 5 Medley 1983



The Jacksons perform at Motown’s 25th Anniversary Special in 1983. Everyone remembers this show for “Billie Jean,” but there was a lot more going on.  


Washing Instructions

Redditor Jl889 bought a cloth swim diaper for her baby. She checked the washing instructions tag and found that it was designed to be remembered. And not only remembered, but shared. I’m glad to oblige.


The Worst Season of Saturday Night Live



In 1975, NBC launched an audacious late night comedy sketch show called Saturday Night Live, run by Lorne Michaels and starring the Not Ready for Prime Time Players. The show was a hit, indeed, and will be entering its 50th season this fall. But after five years, the entire cast left, and so did Lorne Michaels. The 1980-81 season, helmed by Jean Doumanian and featuring an entirely new cast, became known as the worst SNL season ever, with only one bright spot: Eddie Murphy. It took five years for the show to recover, a time during which it may as well have been called The Eddie Murphy Show. Things turned around when Lorne Michaels returned, which only makes us think about what will happen when Michaels, now 79, decides to retire. (via Digg)

Humans



Why on earth would this cute little turtle want to be more like humans? Oh, I see, he's just cosplaying. This comic is from Divyansh Sikka at that_doodleguy, who does a lot of this kind of thing. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Building Full of Gamers

The Lapham–Patterson House



The Lapham–Patterson House in Thomasville, Georgia, is a very eccentric mansion due to the lasting trauma of the owner. C.W. Lapham had survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and was adamant that his new home be built with easy escape in mind. You'd think that a wealthy man with a fear of fire would prefer to built a house of stone, but the Lapham–Patterson House is all wood. But Lapham also had something against symmetry. There is nothing on one side of the house which matches the other side, and each room is a different shape. Even the rooms that are fairly rectangular have offset overhead lighting.

As strange as the design is, the house is beautiful. The classic Victorian look, the gingerbread, the ornate woodwork, and the stained glass are charming. And the house was designed to display a strange secret power. During the spring and fall equinoxes, the stain glass windows on the third floor are set to shine a silhouette of a cow's head onto the floor of the gentlemen's parlor. This is an homage to the cow that legend says started the Chicago fire.

While Lapham was a very wealthy man, his life had plenty of tragedy. You have to wonder about the creative demons that fired the design of the house that outlived him. If you are ever near Thomasville, Georgia, you can tour the house or even stay the night.

Miss Cellania's Links

Is Tetris Really 40 This Year? The story doesn't really clarify anything, but highlights the confusion of the early days of video games and the concept of intellectual property behind the Iron Curtain. (via Boing Boing)

About the Shลgun Era.

Reggie Jackson’s Brutal Honesty About Playing Baseball in Alabama in the '60s.

How to Draw an Elephant with Scissors.

All the Environmental Disaster Movie Warnings of the ’70s We Should Have Listened To.

A classic song sung by Hoagy Carmichael from 1947. The best comment: "I've found my wedding song!"

Dave Grohl Trolls Taylor Swift at London Show: ‘We Actually Play Live.’ Unleash the Swiftie fury! (via Fark)

The Anxious History of the American Summer Camp. The annual rite of passage has always been more about the ambivalence of adults than the amusement of children.

8 Classic Movie Props That Were Tossed in the Trash.

Billy



(via Fark)

Exploding Spray Paint Cans in Slow-Motion



Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy, also known as the Slow Mo Guys, explore ways to relieve a spray paint can of its contents other than the normal method. A gun works well. So does an axe and a sledgehammer. In the process, they make a much bigger mess than they expected. But that’s par for the course for them. The finished canvas was sold on on eBay. (via Tastefully Offensive)


Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort)

Monday, June 24, 2024

Homework



From 1881. (via Undine)

Vampire Meeting



When you only get together every 200 years, there's a good chance that you will forget some rule of etiquette. Before you get on your soapbox, you might want to consider your guests' needs and desires. Then again, the lack of refreshments at a vampire meeting gives us room to imagine what he would have served if he had remembered. Still, the meeting was set up just for an over-dramatic speech. But then a hero arrives. He has a secret power in his chosen career that's not revealed until the very last line, but then it all makes sense. This video contains barely-disguised NSFW language. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Xenophobia

It's an old joke, but it still made it into a paper. I've heard it using the Navajo language in the US. (via reddit)

Asiatic Lion Cubs



The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo leo) is an endangered subspecies of lion that lives in a small area of India, but once lived across the Middle East. The London Zoo welcomed three Asiatic lion cubs in March, born to the lioness Arya and father Bhanu. The cubs are now old enough to leave their den and be admired by zoo visitors from behind glass. They got their ten-week checkup, which included vaccines and microchipping, and a close look to confirm their sex. The checkup gives us an idea of how large a ten-week-old lion cub really is. Even though Asiatic lions are smaller than African lions, these cubs are huge.

Read more about the cubs at Zooborns and about Asiatic lions at the London Zoo.

Wine



English with German Syntax



Languages develop in their own way in different places, and the rules for word order vary mightily. YouTuber Overlearner demonstrates this by having a German conversation (with himself) that uses English words but German grammar and syntax. The effect is somewhat of a word salad that we can understand with some effort. And beware the gendered nouns; those will baffle you.

We know that the English language is descended from German, but that was a long time ago. Old English had syntax rules that were quite like German, but English changed over time and established the word order that native English speakers now use every day. That doesn't mean either system is right or wrong  -it's just different. Seeing the different ways syntax is used gives me more respect for whoever developed machine translation. As weird as it can be sometimes, it's a miracle that it works at all. In the YouTube description, Overlearner explains how he had to make some choices in untranslatable words, and went with whatever would be most confusing. (via Laughing Squid)



Miss Cellania's Links

CLUE: This Naturalized U.S. Citizen Is Now Honored With a Forever Stamp. Yes, it's Alex Trebek, and you can pre-order a sheet of stamps here. (via Kottke)

10 Interpretations of Shakespeare’s Works. You can call them fan theories.

The Oldest Dog in the Shelter. Another heartbreaking story from Jenny-Jinya.

How Does Our Sense of Humor Change With Age? A Statistical Analysis. (via Digg)

The Real Story Behind The Bikeriders and the Danny Lyon Photography Book That Inspired It.

You Can Buy A Polished Tesla Cybertruck If You Need Everyone To Hate You.

Red, White, and Misused: How “Born in the U.S.A.” Became an Anthem for Everything That It Wasn’t. And other songs that this happened to. (via Metafilter)

Mr Moon and His Mummified Molly: 1904. More on Mr. Moon's life. (via Strange Company)

Grolar bear hybrids in N.W.T. all traced back to same 'strange' female polar bear. (via Damn Interesting)


Complaint



(via Fark)

Holmes and Watson 1916-2016



Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson have been with us onscreen for more than 100 years. Video editor Sanguinity shows us 54 different iterations of the duo on film, from the 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes to whatever was going on in 2016. They include movies, TV shows, animation, and even video games. The clips are quick and jump around from era to era. What’s striking is that no matter who plays the part or what year the film was made, you always recognize the characters. You’ll find a list of the video sources here. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day

We know he's forgetful, but Boing Boing posits the theory that he never bothers to learn names in the first place because that would be respectful and too much trouble.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Overseer



A Useful Emmy

(via reddit)

The Shopping List

Shopping list
byu/Indieriots infunny


Alexa has 19 items on the shopping list. The thing is that no humans in this household have ever asked Alexa to make a shopping list. So what are these 19 items? It becomes clear pretty early on who made the list. Bibi the Bird, an African grey parrot, really wants some strawberries. We might assume that "berry" means strawberries, too. And most likely "Harry" as well. I was waiting to see how well Alexa deciphers commands given while laughing uncontrollably. Bibi also like big tofu, easy water, and jeans. And strawberry yogurt. (via reddit)

Magazine



(Thanks, WTM!)

British Internet vs. American Internet



Laurence Brown of Lost in the Pond recalls discovering the many small ways that the British internet experience differs from that of Americans. As an experiment, he orders groceries from Target in the US and Asda in the UK to compare the experiences. The differences are most notable in weights and measurements, common language terms, and currency, but also in the weird idea of having chips, er, crisps, delivered to the US from Britain. Which didn't happen. The embedded ad starts at 2:30 and lasts for 50 seconds.



Breakfast

(via Fark)

How to Make a Car Ad Without a Car



Why would you bother trying to make a car ad without the car itself? Well, ad people will tell you it’s not always easy to get a few vehicles of the latest model with every style change, especially on short notice. But more often, you’ll spend time and money making a great ad, and then one of the suits will insist you reshoot with a different color car. You can change that with computer graphics now, but wouldn’t it be even more cost-effective if they allowed for those expected alterations at the beginning, and dispensed with the real vehicle models from the start?  The Blackbird is a new vehicle from The Mill, designed to imitate the size and actions of any vehicle, which can be then skinned by CGI to resemble any car, even one not yet on the market. This innovation will excite ad agencies way more than the car companies that hire them. It will also help us to convince our more gullible friends that you can’t believe everything you see on TV. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Tweet of the Day

When dad shaves his beard. (via Everlasting Blort)

Saturday, June 22, 2024

City Councilman



Why Did the Cow Cross the Road?

To get to the other side, of course. But they have to make it across the artificial barriers. (Thanks, WTM!)

Bus Destination

(via Buzzfeed)

What If We Drained the Oceans?



Randall Munroe's What If? project received a question about draining the oceans. The original question specified a hole 20 meters in diameter for the drain. That seems big, but the draining would be too slow to even notice, especially considering the melting glaciers. But if we made the hole big enough to really drain seawater, the map of the world would start to look rather weird. Since this theoretical drain is located in the Mariana Trench, it couldn't take all the earth's water, because there are geological formations that will trap some sea water in large lakes. (via Laughing Squid)

Sloths



When you gotta go, you gotta go. Sloths don't take shortcuts, although you can't blame them for thinking about it. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.

Who's Dumb?

Explosive Plants


 

Ze Frank's True Facts series is almost always about animals, but now he's veered into the world of plants. See, plants reproduce by making seeds, but keeping your offspring close by when you are rooted in the ground can get way too crowded. Plants have developed a lot of different methods of spreading their seeds far and wide. Being carried off or eaten by animals is a valid method, but throwing them out by explosive force is a lot more fun to watch. It's such a useful way to spread the next generation to new soil that many species have developed this power independently, and in many fascinating forms, from spring-loaded seeds to seeds that are designed to move around on their own and even dig their own holes! Meanwhile, Ze Frank has fun providing the sound effects for the explosions, and giggling at plant names like sphagnum, hairy wild petunia, and squirting cucumber. Some things never change. This video has a one-minute skippable ad at 3:15.

Education



(Thanks, WTM!)

What Happened Before History?



It’s the story of humans, from the time our distant ancestors dropped from the trees and started walking up right to the relatively brief period we call recorded history. We had a lot to do to get where we are, like learning to deal with tools and fire, but most of all, each other. There were many important systems to develop, like cooperation, communication, education, organization, and civilization.  This brief overview of humanity from Kurzgesagt covers a lot of ground quickly, in bright, colorful animation. We’ve come a long way. (via Digg)  

Tweet of the Day

This chaotic scene was clipped from an Australian insurance ad. (Thanks, WTM!)

Friday, June 21, 2024

Gallstones



From 1934. (via Undine)

The Cat Distribution System



Sarah Andersen perfectly explained the Cat Distribution System last year, but if it didn't sink in, she explains further here and here. I've been the victim of the Cat Distribution System many times, although I can't really say "victim," because half the cats I have now were deliberately taken from a shelter. The Dodo compiled at look at this phenomena in the real world.  

How Cults Use Language to Control



If you want to build a cult around yourself, you have to learn to communicate like a cult leader. First, you have to talk a lot, meaning more than anyone else. That might draw attention, but it doesn't make you a cult leader. For that, you have to learn specific techniques of communication. You have to overwhelm your followers with  what you want them to believe, cut off uncomfortable questions or disagreements, and separate your followers from unbelievers psychologically. In this episode of Otherwords, Dr. Erica Brozovsky explains the regular formula for building a cult with language. Please don't try this at home. Nor should you fall for it.

Evacuation



(Thanks, WTM!)

The Tallest Dog in the World



The Guinness Book of World records has crowned a new Tallest Dog in the World. he is a great Dane, or maybe we should call him a great big Dane, named Kevin. Kevin has been measured at three feet and two inches tall at the withers. Kevin is a lot taller when he stands on his hind legs!

Kevin is the beloved pet of Tracy and Roger Wolfe of West Des Moines, Iowa, and lives with the couple and their two children, plus cats, dogs, goats, chickens, and horses. Kevin towers over their miniature horse. He can simply step over a baby gate used to corral the other dogs. But this dog doesn't think of himself as oversized; he's just part of the family. You can read more about this gentle giant at Smithsonian.

Deep



Is It Cake?



I did not know that Is It Cake? is a real TV show, because it's on Netflix, and I no longer pay for television service. Yes, it's a real cooking/game show, and I would imagine there's some comedy involved, but Joel Veitch has turned it into a horror show.

If you don't recognize the name Joel Veitch, he's the one who gave the world Viking Kittens from about 20 years ago and the Quiznos Spongmonkeys that frightened people away from the sandwich shop. He's turned that twisted sense of humor into a real career, and it's rare to see him doing a video just for fun these days, but it's reminder of how weird his brain is. (via the Awesomer)

Miss Cellania's Links

An Honest Trailer for Akira.

Louisiana passed a law requiring the Ten Commandments be displayed in every classroom. But the mandated text doesn't appear in any version of the Bible. (via Metafilter)

DIY Upholstered Frames. The post refers to them as "upholstered frames," but these are fabric-covered and don't have padding or springs inside. (via Messy Nessy Chic)

These guys are not moving at all, and I can’t stop watching. Well, the guy on the right is moving, but he's not getting anywhere. (via Everlasting Blort)

Lomo Saltado: The Fusion Dish That Became Traditional.

Everyone is Just Now Realizing That Marge Simpson Is in an Ancient Egyptian Coffin.

The Most Dangerous And Safest US National Parks For Visitors.

There’s a Better Way to Teach the California Gold Rush. A new lesson plan centers Native American perspectives on the violence of Western expansion.

30 Times City Planners Made Incredibly Thought-Out Decisions In Urban Design. A better description would be "awesome aerial photographs."

Stalking

(via Fark)

Squirrel Pulls Loose Tooth



David Freiheit of Montreal enlisted the help of a wild squirrel in a city park to help pull his daughter’s loose tooth. He tied a length of dental floss to the tooth on one end, and attached a chunk of granola to the other end. Freiheit is pretty excited about getting this stunt on video, while Stacy is concerned about retrieving her tooth! Don’t fret, Stacy, the Tooth Fairy probably reaped enough reward from the viral video to leave something under your pillow. (via Dave Barry)

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort)