Thursday, April 15, 2021

Safety Dance on a Dulcimer

Sam Edelston plays a lovely version of the 1983 hit "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats. The song sounds so good on a mountain dulcimer, stripped of all the fancy production and that distracting video. This makes me want to get out the dulcimer my father made for me about 40 years ago. It needs new strings, and I put replacing them off for so long that I will have to learn to play it all over again. (via Laughing Squid)

What Can You Do?

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Discussing Skateboarding with Filmmaker Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog has never used a skateboard, but he agreed to an interview with Ian Michna of the skateboarding magazine Jenkem. Herzog's thoughts on skateboarding delved into philosophy: failure vs. achievement, the sport as an art, and how it should be filmed. This brief but fascinating exchange shows how all worlds intersect when you take a look at what's really going on. (via Metafilter)

Graphic Design

Click to the right to advance the comic. When your job is to interpret the ideas of someone who can't communicate well, you are going to put in a lot of unnecessary effort. What do you want to bet that the client will later object to the bill? This comic is from Trying Times Comics. (via reddit)

Solar Powered Tent

True Facts: Trap Jaw Ants

From a human perspective, trap jaw ants are just plain weird. Ze Frank presents them by following an ant named Mildred, a mentally-ill daughter of a dysfunctional family. Of course, that lifestyle is just normal for her species of ant. Her jaws snap so hard that it throws her body backwards, a side effect that these ants have harnessed for survival purposes. We also get a look at other trap jaw ant species and how they differ in strange ways.

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A British Person Lists 50 American States And What They’re Famous For. Not only are they funny, he knows more about the US than you'd expect.

In Ancient Georgia, Spring Arrived With Wine, Whips, and Mud. Learn about the festival of Berikaoba.

The Wonderful World Of Phenakistiscope Animation. (Thanks, WTM!)

Theaters Closed, But Rocky Horror Never Left. It played for no audience every Saturday night in Portland. (via Boing Boing)

The Kissinger Death Tontine (actually a death pool). “Once you’ve been to Cambodia, you’ll never stop wanting to beat Henry Kissinger to death with your bare hands." -Anthony Bourdain (via Metafilter)  

20 People Share Their Vivid COVID-19 Dreams. NSFW for brief cartoon nudity. (via Everlasting Blort)

Florida State Fair Foods 2021. (via Fark)

The most American headline ever: Man accidentally shoots himself while trying on pants in Walmart dressing room. (via reddit

Why Do Men Take So Long On the Toilet? (via Digg)
A blast from the past (2015): 8 Classic Internet Links You Should Know.

Bottle Caps

(Thanks, WTM!)

Scooter Freestyle

Who still rides scooters? Guys who can do this. The professional scooterists include:

The Pro riders featured in this video were....
Lucky Pro Riders:
Kota Schuetz (@dakotaschuetz)
Lil Jon (@Jonjeffrey92)
Mike Montgomery (@Mikeshyphy)
And special guests Jake Clark (@jakeclarkk1) and Vincent Kudrna

In a video by Devin Supertramp. (via Daily of the Day)  

Tweet of the Day

(via Fark)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Steven Seagal Runs Weird

It's probably been 30 years since I've seen a Steven Seagal movie, and I never watched enough of them to catch this. He doesn't know what to do with his hands while running! (via Digg)


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DIGIC Services Cat Reel

Talk about dedication to your craft! The artists at Hungarian animation studio DIGIC Services recently did a study in which they enlisted the help of quite a few oddly calm and cooperatives cats. They outfitted the cats with sensors and filmed them in motion capture to learn exactly how cats move. This will help in rendering animated cats in a more realistic manner. As impressed as I am with the animators, I am more impressed with these chill kitties. (via Laughing Squid)


When you're at the local home improvement store shopping in the garden section, be sure to listen to the birdsong, but don't look up! There is always the possibility of incoming bombs. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.


We all know Amy. From Married to the Sea.

An Honest Trailer for the Oscars 2021

As they do every year, Screen Junkies takes a closer look at the movies nominated for the Best Picture award in an Honest Trailer. In a normal year, this would bring a smile of recognition for the movies you saw recently. This year, it may be an introduction to a bunch of films you've never heard of, since theaters have been closed most of the year. As strange as it seems, being nominated for an Oscar may be the only real promotion these movies will get. The Academy Awards will be televised on April 25.   


Ducks Chase a Laser Light

The backyard ducks figured if the cats have so much fun with this little red dot, they can, too! (via Daily of the Day)

Tweet of the Day

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