Tuesday, March 20, 2018

That Time John Oliver Interviewed Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was not only wicked smart, he had a great sense of humor. 

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Monday, March 19, 2018


New Star Wars Soundtracks

David Unger came up with alternative music for Star Wars. He says,
The minute I saw Star Wars The Last Jedi in theaters, this song popped into my head during that scene, and I knew that I had to wait until the DVD to make this. That time is now. Hope you enjoy.
While he was at it, he tagged on scenes from other Star Wars films with different music. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Anatomical Distortion

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Marlon Bundo

James Comey's book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (which won't be published until April 7) was #1 at Amazon due to pre-orders ...until today, when A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo soared to the #1 position. It's a children's book about Vice President Mike Pence's bunny rabbit, written by the staff at the TV show Last Week Tonight. To understand what the fuss is all about, you can watch the HBO show's latest episode, where John Oliver will explain. Proceeds from the Marlon Bundo book will go to the Trevor Project and AIDS United.     

Houdini Cat Encounters Water Trap

Sven has a cat named Muldar who is a genius. He wants what he wants and no one is going to stop him. Closing the door? Pfft! Muldar will just open it. Set a pan of water in front of the door? Not a problem. For Muldar. It's a problem for Sven. Sven noted that the water pan was added to keep Muldar from scratching at the door, and that putting a round knob on the door (as has been recently suggested) would make no difference. I concur; Muldar would just figure out how to open a door with a round knob. (via reddit)

Can You Read This?

(via George Takei)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Scheming Princess Behind the Fall of the Roman Empire.

What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump. Crime is defined by who commits it.

For serious Star Wars fans, Movies with Mikey looks at how earlier Star Wars films were received in their day, part one and part two

Meet the Man Who Couldn’t Stop Eating. Tarrare turned his insatiable hunger into a career.

The Student Yearbooks of a Japanese-American Detention Camp. Striving for a veneer of normalcy when their world was turned upside down.

34 Things Movie And TV Characters Do That No Real Person Does. We know it's for blocking or drama, but some of them can get under your skin.

The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just Beginning. 

The History of Kewpies. Rose O’Neill created the adorable little sprites in 1909.

Why Can't Everyone Do the 'Asian Squat'? It's the ankle flexibility; use it or lose it.

Kay Nielsen, Disney, and the Sanitization of the Modern Fairy Tale. The illustrator's concept art for The Little Mermaid was too faithful to the original for the House of Mouse.


(via Cat-Shaming)

How to Spot a Communist

If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck... this old footage wasn't all that informative, but it's purpose was more to galvanize the public against the boogie man of the 20th century.  (via Cynical-C)

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Not Surprising

Cough Syrup

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Tinklebury Bingo at the Crufts Dog Show

Last weekend at the annual Crufts Dog Show, a Papillion named Tinklebury Bingo had a memorable second round run in the agility course. The dog was suffering from either stage fright or a brain fart, but once the clock ensured that there was really no competition in the balance, the judge took things into his own hands, literally. Honestly, this cute little doggo may have done this on purpose to get back at Melissa for naming him Tinklebury Bingo. A good time was had by all. 

Also, if you recall Olly, the Jack Russell rescue that stole the show last year, you'll want to see him perform at this year's competition. (via Metafilter)

Rick Grimes

It's a Walking Dead joke. (via Uproxx)

Finally, a Good use for Fidget Spinners

Kaplamino, an artist who has a slanted table and plenty of free time, harnessed the power of fidget spinners for his latest chain reaction marble run. Ten of them made the grade, and they do multiple clever tricks in this video. 
Yes I bought 50 fidget spinners just to do it, don't judge me :(
I hear you can get them pretty cheap these days. (via reddit)

A Bucket of Fun

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Walk Away

The James Gang from 1971. I had a crush on a bass player, and this was one of the few songs he sang for his band when I was in high school. I eventually married him.  

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