Monday, July 06, 2020

Duck Problems

Poor Deplorable Troll

Randy Rainbow gives us a song parody to the tune of "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from The Little Mermaid.

Fridge Manual

Explaining the sounds a normal refrigerator will make in visual form. Genius! (via reddit)

Jump Rope

Jumping rope only makes sense to us humans because we've never broken it down to its elemental components. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.


Mel Brooks said, “Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die.” Everything is relative, but sometimes you gotta sit back and see the big picture. George Takei said he didn't see this much whining in the internment camp during World War II.

Miss Cellania's Links

Mystery on Everest: Did Mallory and Irvine Reach the Summit in 1924? (via Damn Interesting)

Wendell Potter comes clean about the differences between the US's and Canada's health care systems.

The World's Smallest Knitted Sweaters.

Why Are Rich People So Mean? (via Metafilter)

The Fresh Prince theme song as a tragic Irish pub ballad.

My House, Not My Cat.

Florida State just barred many employees from caring for kids while working remotely. Moms ask: ‘What am I supposed to do?’

Will Smith's career and how Independence Day changed it. (via Digg)

The Woman Who Made Soap. Leonarda Cianciulli cooked, she made soap, she dabbled in matchmaking, and she eventually became a serial killer. (via Nag on the Lake)

A blast from the past (2016): 10 Delicious Food Mashups You Have to Try.

Hurry Up

(via Fark)

Sitting Dance

Gene Kelly danced even when he was sitting! Here he is with Donald O'Conner. (via Metafilter)

Tweet of the Day

(via Buzzfeed)

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Units of Measurement

(via Bad Menu)

The Hamilton Polka

Two years ago, Weird Al Yankovic released his "Hamilton Polka." Now the song has a video, made from the relevant clips in the Hamilton movie now streaming on Disney+! Of course, the speed had to be altered to keep up the accordion's polka beat. And before you ask, Yankovic always gets permission. He even asks permission when it isn't required. (via reddit)


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How Well Do Masks Work?

The miracle of Schlieren imaging makes it clear how much comes from your nose and mouth, and how far it can travel when you don't wear a mask -or wear a mask under your nose. And if this isn't enough to make you care about infecting people around you, it may be enough to make you avoid other people who aren't wearing masks. (via Metafilter)

Frankenstein Screen Test

This full makeup test footage -in color!- from the 1939 production of Son of Frankenstein sees Boris Karloff goofing around as you've never seen him before. (via Boing Boing)

We Care

This appears to be the distilled version of a much longer scenario taking place at so many companies. It's from Jeff Lofvers at Don't Hit Save.


Retelling The Empire Strikes Back from Memory

Liam introduced his girlfriend Jessie to Star Wars and shared her recap with us. Then they went on to the next movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Months later, she retells what she recalls from the story. While the details are funny, her memory of the plot and storytelling sequence is amazing. I couldn't retell scenes with that much detail of a movie I'd seen yesterday, much less months later. There must have been quite a bit of discussion during the movie-watching; otherwise, how would she ever retain the name Bossk? They've also now seen Return of the Jedi together, so expect an animated recap of that one in a few months. (via Digg)

The Aftermath

(via Fark)

Kiddie Kabaret

The Meglin Kiddies in the 1934 film In Love With Life.

Tweet of the Day

Baby's first haka! (via Everlasting Blort)