Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The new movie F9 is in theaters now. It's a simple name for the ninth film in a series centered around a set of characters driving cars very fast. That's nine movies, and a few spinoffs. These characters -and their plots- have come a long way from that first film in 2001, The Fast and the Furious, which Screen Junkies is just now getting around to making an Honest Trailer for.
Namaqualand: South Africa’s Daisy Sensation. It doesn't happen every year, but when it does, it's spectacular. (via Nag on the Lake)
Vatican urges Italy to stop proposed anti-homophobia law. (via reddit)
Extremely Eccentric Minor Planet to Visit Inner Solar System This Decade. It's named 2014 UN271, but it's liable to soon be called Planety McPlanetface. (via Kottke)
Confronting the Elephant in the Room. Literally. (via Damn Interesting)
Minnesotastan made some homemade Amaretto, and it was good enough to share the recipe.
We Should Abolish the Left Turn, Science Suggests. (via Digg)
Intern Screws Up, Just Like Everyone Else. People are coming out of the woodwork to support an HBO Max intern by sharing their own early career mistakes.
Behind the Façade of Potemkin Villages.
A blast from the past (2015): 11 Distinctive Breeds of Sheep.
The Key of Awesome parodies videos in which one person performs a fully-produced song. People who do those projects are talented and impressive, but the technique has become hackneyed by now. Contains a little NSFW language. (via Viral Viral Videos)
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
If you don't have a cat to blame it on, this might be your explanation. Not that the cat needs those things, but they are fun to bat around until they end up under some heavy piece of furniture. This comic is from Adriaan Debergh at Astronaut Creator. (via reddit)
Here's another bit of history you probably didn't learn in an American school because 1. the US had nothing to do with it, 2. anything more recent than 1492 didn't make it into your World History class, and 3. it was all a teacher could do to squeeze in World War II before the end of the school year. But what happened in India in the 20th century is important globally.