Wednesday, May 31, 2017

First World Problem

Cream by David Firth



You might know animator David Firth as the creator of the legendary Salad Fingers. He has posted an eerie new short film that's an ad campaign parody for a product called "cream."  The promises of the product start out mundane, but quickly escalates into the bizarre. Cream is not only a cure-all, it performs miracles! You'll start to wonder how the story can get any weirder, and then it does. (via Metafilter)

Lord of the Rings 2017

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Students Dump Paper to Celebrate Last Day of School



Seniors at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, toss paper down the stairs to celebrate the end of school. It's more paper than you imagine. Senior Jordan White captured the video, which went viral on Twitter. Witty_Squirtle is the class valedictorian, and created a reddit account to explain what's going on in the video.
Hi, student at Basha High School, a.k.a the school seen in the video above, here, created a Reddit account just to explain to you guys what's going on because Twitter is a firestorm and Reddit is usually better at that sort of thing.

This is known as the Paper drop, a very long time school tradition at Basha where all the seniors gather in the F Building stairwell after the second bell of C lunch on the last day of school and toss every paper, yes every paper, that they have saved up over 4 years of attending the school. Each year students bring trash bags full of paper to the school and dump them all at once. The "waterfall" you see in the video was only a little of a probably 5-10 minute drop of paper.

Afterwards, seniors slide down the stairs and go outside to where they take pictures, say goodbye to teachers, and say goodbye to the school for one last time as graduation is done at Arizona State University. While the seniors are reminiscing, underclassmen from across the school, as well as a teacher that brings a leafblower every year, gather the papers up into trashbags to be RECYCLED while the janitors talk and watch along with everyone else.

Basha High School is a fantastic place that's had its ups and downs, but this one event brings together everyone from geek to jock into one, single, Basha Bear student body.
The seniors will graduate tonight. (via reddit)


Puffins

(via Buzzfeed)

12-Year-Old Ventroiloquist



America's Got Talent returned for season 12 last night with a lineup of first round acts that delighted the audience. One was 12-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer, who managed to sing a song without moving her lips and operated a puppet at the same time. In the old days, we called this ventriloquism. She got a golden buzzer for that one!  (via Tastefully Offensive

Tweet of the Day



Trump make a serious typo in a Tweet last night that has already been deleted, but since it was six hours before he caught the misspelling, it will live on in infamy. "Covfefe" has already entered the English lexicon. See tons of jokes about the Tweet under the hashtag #covfefe. (via Buzzfeed)

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Oklahoma and Texas Look Almost Like a Cooking Pan. Scientists use analytical tools to prove it.

Will Robots Take Your Job? An interactive site invites you to enter your occupation and find out what the future holds. (via The Daily Dot)

7 TV Characters Killed Off Out of Spite.

The Unlikely Comeback Of The Drive-In Movie. Low prices and nostalgia are making them worthwhile again.

The Gutsy Scottish Woman Who Climbed an African Mountain. Born in 1750, Lady Anne Barnard was way ahead of her time.

It Now Takes an Average of 21 Years to Pay for College. Those are years that people aren't buying homes or saving for retirement.

When ‘Bad King John’ Lost The British Crown Jewels. He shouldn't have taken them into battle with his other luggage.

How the Self-Esteem Craze Took Over America. Despite a lack of research, the idea swept the nation and never went away. (via Metafilter)

The 20th-century war on women's swimwear. Just showing the outline of one's body was a scandal, or even a crime.

13 Sweet Facts About Cherries. A delightful treat since the caveman days. 

Snake

(via Fark)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Diversifying the Business

Leaks

(via Fark)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Sofa

Spotted at Craigslist. (via Boing Boing)

How Crystal Rose Candy is Made



Look at this beautiful candy! Each piece looks like an antique glass paperweight with a rose blossom inside.  Gregory Cohen of Lofty Pursuits shows us how they are made. While this batch of candy is cherry-flavored, later batches produced rose-flavored candies. A lot of work goes into these, so I don't think you'll be making them at home. But while we watch the magic unfold, Cohen keeps us entertained by talking about everything under the sun. You can buy the candy at Public Displays of Confection.  (via Laughing Squid)

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All Hail the Emperor of San Francisco. The story of Joshua Abraham Norton, the city's most first "local character."  

The Madness And Science Behind The Donald Trump Handshake.

10 Facts About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The 7 Coolest Minerals, Rocks, and Gemstones in the U.S. Minnesota wins this one, hands down.

Becoming Bond: How a Car Salesman Landed the Role of James Bond 007. George Lazenby had never acted before, but was offered a six-movie contract.

5 Reasons Good Actors Make Bad Movies. Sometimes the experience is worth the bad reviews.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teams of researchers are busy looking for the next deadly virus. They hope to identify the danger before it begins to travel the world.

Senior Yearbook Quotes for 2017. A couple are NSFW, but they were published anyway.

The curious story of how transatlantic exchange shaped Italy’s illustrious coffee culture. Yet Italians are still put off by the way Americans buy coffee.

12 Female Poisoners Who Killed With Arsenic. They killed again and again before they were caught.

Cutting the Grass

An Honest Trailer for Catwoman



Wonder Woman opened in theaters this weekend, and both audiences and critics love it. Screen Junkies decided that it was a good time to look back at a really bad superhero film designed around a woman: the 2004 Halle Berry film Catwoman. This will be like shooting fish in a barrel. Once you've relived the horror that was Catwoman, you'll be aching to see the critically-acclaimed Wonder Woman. (Thanks, Lacey!)


Octopus Steals Crabs From Fisherman



A giant Pacific octopus has learned where to get an easy crab meal -from a crab fisherman's trap! An octopus is about the smartest creature living underwater, so a trap designed for dumb crabs is easy to break into -and break out of. In this video from BBC Earth, we see how the octopus takes advantage of the trapped seafood feast presented to him. Not only does he figure out the trap, but his ability to fit through the smallest of holes serves him well. (via Digg)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Headline Writer Having Fun

Whole Lotta Sex Machine



This remix by djericill gives us the best of James Brown and the best of Led Zeppelin at the same time.

Memorial Day

(via reddit)

Driving Through the Airport



In a security video that may remind you of a certain scene from The Blues Brothers, a car is seen driving through the Kazan International Airport in Russia a few months ago, while police officers give chase on foot. Although it appears that the driver got away at the end of the video, he was apprehended and charged with several crimes. You guessed it, alcohol was involved. The video originally had no sound, but everyone instantly knew what the soundtrack should be. (via reddit)

Strong Windows

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A Monumental Photo and the Memorial it Inspired. How the Marine Corps War Memorial came to be.

The Star Wars stormtrooper who gaffed his way into infamy by banging his head finally tells his tale. Actor Laurie Goode even wrote a song about it.

How to make growth great again. Do those things we did the last time the economy was growing.

The Scandalous Life of Nurse and Adventurer Kate Marsden. She traveled the world to help lepers, but couldn't save her own reputation.

Portrait of a Troublemaker: A Rare Glimpse of John F. Kennedy's Life at Boarding School. He wasn't much of a student, but he showed leadership skills in pulling pranks.

Convicts hijacked a ship in Australia in 1830 and went to Japan. Newly uncovered documents show the story isn't just a pirate legend after all. (via Metafilter)

Let's talk about dental inequality in America. Avoiding expensive dentist visits can lead to pain, unemployment, and even death.

Is There a Right Way to Watch Star Wars?

The Dramatic Courtroom Demo Designed to Expose Arsenic Murders.

Scratching Board

(via Fark)

When A Soldier Makes It Home



Arlo Guthrie has a song for Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Error

Hometown Heroes

Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, erected banners along its main street to honor local veterans. This banner salutes five brothers who all served in the armed forces: Thomas, Michael, Robert, Francis, and Jack Gergal. The youngest, Jack, is the sole remaining brother, and came in from out of town to see the banners. He's shown here saluting his brothers. Jack's grandson shared this image, and said,

Jack served 20 years in the military, 16 for the AF and 4 for the Navy. He was mostly a mechanic for various aircraft but also spent time as a "Hurricane Hunter". He was the youngest so his older brothers participated earlier than him and they served different branches of the military but they all served.
You can enlarge the picture at imgur. (via reddit)

Maru is Ten Years Old



Happy birthday to the world's most famous cat! Maru was  born ten years ago this week. In this video, we see clips of his kitten hood, and his latest adventures. Maru now has a worldwide audience and a little sister named Hana, but he still take pleasure in the simple things, like boxes. He's just as charming at ten as ever. (via Fark)

Bird on a Ledge

(via The Chive)

100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds



The idea seems kind of silly, but once you start watching, it's really kind of neat. Your favorite movies have numbers in them, and ThorC1138 edited them to count down from 100 to zero. You'll recognize most of them, and if you are wondering about any of the others, there's a list at the YouTube page. Then you start thinking about how much work it had to be to find and isolate all those numbers, and you have to respect the madness that went into this project. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Hero Cat

(via reddit)

Choral Black Hole Sun



Choir! Choir! Choir! from Toronto put together a 225-person choir to sing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” in tribute to vocalist Chris Cornell, who committed suicide last week at age 52. (via Uproxx)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Winner!

Alien Recut as a Comedy



How do you make the horror film Alien into a comedy? Well, first you get rid of that darned xenomorph altogether, and you make it about the cat Jones. In this parody trailer, which is honestly pretty short, Mashable proves that you don't need jokes to make a comedy trailer. You don't even need laughs, although there is a giggle or two here. All you need is the music. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Muffler Shop

(via reddit)

A Tribute to John Williams at Graduation



Mark Zuckerberg gave the commencement address at Harvard University's graduation ceremonies on Thursday -and grabbed most of the headlines. But he wasn't the only celebrity on hand. Ten honorary degrees were bestowed, including a doctor of music to composer John Williams. The Harvard Din and Tonics, an a cappella group, performed a tribute to Williams during the ceremonies.

The medley of movie themes included music from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Superman, Jaws, and more. (via Laughing Squid)

Instant Karma



A motorist with a dash cam pulled up to an intersection and stopped with plenty of room for pedestrians to cross. The guy crossing the street didn't not seem happy about it at all. But he got his. Then, for bonus points, he gets angry again! (via Boing Boing)

Conquests

(via Fark)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Expect Weather

There's No Time to Explain!



In the movies, we hear "No time to explain!" a lot, because the audience already knows the story, and there's no reason to waste time telling the tale again to a character that was out of the loop. But what if the audience were also out of the loop?

This poor guy is suddenly caught up in an adventure he doesn't understand, involving tinfoil hats, a time machine, aliens, and murder. We don't understand it, either. The two protagonists immediately encounter a paradox when they travel backward in time and encounter themselves. But there's no time to explain!

The operative idea here is when they go back in time ten minutes, and the clueless partner says, "Why didn't you set it to 15 minutes back so we'd have five minutes to talk?" Yeah, that would have required an explanation that made sense, so no. Oh, there may be more of the story to come, or maybe not. (via Digg)


The Cake is Talking to You

(via reddit)

7 Signs That Cats Are Scientists



I recently posted a video about cats attacking things and knocking objects off tables. I mentioned that they were trying to cause chaos and destruction, but Chris Poole has an alternate theory. These cats are conducting experiments!
[https://youtu.be/opS5jaFEoPU] (YouTube link) https://youtu.be/opS5jaFEoPU
It makes perfect sense: cats are naturally curious, and are masters of observation, exploration, and manipulation. Plus this theory gives us a reason to watch Cole and Marmalade being their everyday charming selves. (via Laughing Squid)

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10 Quirky Families That Still Rule the World.

Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted.

What do you say when you weren't expecting a bridge to be there?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Professional Cat Cuddler? A veterinary clinic in Ireland is hiring someone just for that job.

7 of the craziest commando missions of World War II. Some of them even worked.

Is an 1874 Type Catalog the World's Most Beautiful Book? William Hamilton Page made wood type, but his legacy is a sample book, a sales catalog called Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c.

When the Patient Is a Gold Mine: The Trouble With Rare-Disease Drugs. The Orphan Drug Act makes life possible for some patients, but not affordable.

Why are doughnut boxes pink? They aren't, unless you've in Los Angeles, but there they have a story.


The Daily Don is a Twitter webcomic that illustrates the misadventures of our president. You need to have some knowledge of the day's news to get the jokes. (via Everlasting Blort)

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People.’ There are worse stories, but these people can't tell them because they'd lose their jobs.

Bath Time

(via Fark)

Four Storm Troopers Playing Imperial March on Bottles



These guys can't be real Stormtroopers, they're too good at what they do. They are the Bottle Boys, doing their musical Star Wars tribute. (via Laughing Squid)  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ankle Biters

Behind the Scenes of Beauty and the Beast



They say that if you love sausage or law, you shouldn't watch either being made. Maybe they should say the same for CGI filmmaking. Disney gives us a look at how Dan Stevens acted out the part of the Beast in the recent live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Yeah, he's a handsome man, but wearing a motion capture suit with beast prosthetics while Emma Watson looked perfect -well, it just looks ridiculous.  Sure, it's interesting to see how it's done, but it would be even more interesting to find out how the cast and crew managed to keep a straight face during the filming. (via The Daily Dot)



What if Star Wars Were the Only Star Wars Movie?


On May 25, 1977, forty years ago today, a new movie named Star Wars opened at 42 theaters.  No one knew it would become an unstoppable juggernaut, spawning seven sequels and prequels with another opening this year, plus video games, TV shows, million of toys, and even a theme park. In 1977, the idea of a "franchise" in filmmaking had been put on the back burner after the cheaply-made Saturday morning serials of the 1930-'50s. If Star Wars hadn't been such a moneymaker, there never would have been The Empire Strikes Back or any other sequel. And what would that have been like? 
If no Star Wars sequels would have changed Lucas, think of how it would have changed Star Wars. Darth Vader is never Luke Skywalker’s father. We never meet Yoda. (Which has to affect Frank Oz’s career somehow, no? Do we still get What About Bob?) There’s no Jabba the Hutt, or Lando Calrissian, or Han Solo frozen in carbonite, or Ewoks. (Some of these changes, admittedly, would be greater losses than others.)
We would have never known which hero gets the girl! And while there might still be the "special editions," even they would have been different. Read more about this fantasy at Screen Crush.

And since it is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, here are some more articles paying tribute to Luke, Darth, and the galaxy far, far away.

When No Theater Wanted to Show the Movie in 1977.

The $11 million spent on Star Wars in 1977 was the best film investment ever made.

Revisiting Original Star Wars Reviews from 1977.

Why the blockbuster saga is the greatest soap opera in the galaxy.

Ranking the 40 greatest Star Wars quotes of all time, for the 40th anniversary.

Celebrities share their Star Wars memories.

That’s no moon ... but what if it were?

40 Years of Star Wars Anniversary Posters.

(Image credit: StarWars.com)

Ambulance

(via reddit)

Hardware Wars



Hardware Wars was the very first Star Wars parody, produced by Ernie Fosselius in 1978. Thirty-nine years later, it's still pretty funny.

They Laughed

Steve Urkel: Bad to the Bone



Steve Urkel was designed to be a peripheral character to the Winslow family on the sitcom Family Matters. But as portrayed by Jaleel White, the over-the-top craziness of Urkel took over and became an icon. He was bad to the bone -at least in his own mind.

Melodysheep went through about ten years of clips from Family Matters, edited them down, and added some autotune to made this tribute to one of the strangest "crazy neighbor" characters in all of television. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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The Debuts and Early Performances of 20 Future Stars. From Buster Keaton to Jimi Hendrix.

The Ultimate List of Wonderfully Specific Museums. How else would you find Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum (it's in San Antonio)?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Definitive Preview. Vanity Fair visits the set and interviews the cast members.


Talk Obama to Me. Put your own words in and give the former prez a speech. (via Boing Boing)

This Illustration Nails the Pedestrian Problem in Cities. More people are walking than ever, so we should make their safety a priority.

Barn Owls: The Secret Saviors of Napa Valley’s Vineyards. Vintners love them because they keep rodents from their crops.

Why Flamingos Are More Stable on One Leg Than Two. They can even balance on one leg after they're dead.

Whatever happened to Alfalfa from Little Rascals? For someone who only lived to age 31, he had quite a biography.


The Onion has obtained 700 pages of leaked documents from the Trump Administration. This should keep you busy for quite some time. (via Metafilter)

The hats of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

The Squeaky Wheel

(via Buzzfeed)

The Wisdom of Animals



We could learn a lot from animals. Mainly that we are not as important as we think we are. This delightful animation from The School of Life reminds us that living simply, as animals do, can go a long way toward letting go of the anxieties we carry around. (via Laughing Squid)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Prophesy

Four Monks Walk Into a Drag Show…

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but there's no punch line, just a group of new friends. TigerLily is a drag performer in Beijing. Four monks who had traveled all the way from Tibet heard music and laughter and wandered into his venue and had a wonderful time. That may sound weird, but one commenter said that Buddhist monks "always seem to approach life as it were the funniest joke ever told." TigerLily posted an album of more pictures from the same night. A good time was had by all. (via reddit)

Kittens in a Pile of Paper



Remember the ten kittens who were supposed to pose for a portrait? They belong to Natalya and Evgeny Mishukovi, who are busy enriching their lives with things to play with. Here, they shower the kittens with a bunch of paper scraps to create a indoor pile of wonderfulness. You can see more of the kittens' adventures at their YouTube channel. (via Laughing Squid)

Wrong Number

(via Buzzfeed)

Alien Egg Cake Balls



You know where facehuggers come from, don't you? From xenomorph eggs, of course! We can skip the middleman and just ingest the eggs first without all that face-hugging unpleasantness, when the eggs are made of cake. Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies shows us how to recreate the eggs from the Alien movie series in delicious mint chocolate cake. This would be perfect for that Alien marathon party you've planned to prepare your crew for the new movie Alien: Covenant. Just don't blame me when they want to re-emerge from your chest. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


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Engineering Against Coughing and Sneezing.

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts. (via Uproxx)

Just hours before workers removed a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a special address at historic Gallier Hall. It could be a manifesto for the entire nation to move forward on.  

What It's Like to be Struck by Lightning. Around 4,000 people around the world die from lightning strikes every year, but about ten times as many are hit and survive.

When Evan Kowalski's mother asked him what theme he wanted for his 4th birthday party, he said Mrs. Doubtfire. Mom was surprised, but she made it work beautifully.

Julie d’Aubigny was a 17th-century French crossdresser, swordswoman, and opera star. She was sentenced to death twice, but always came up smelling like a rose.

That Time a Basketball Player Saved a Dolphin. Marine World called the Gold State Warriors for a volunteer.

All these years later, Top Gun 2 is officially happening, and we might even get a Spaceballs 2.

What Americans can learn from the soothing British ritual of tea time. It's a tradition that stands in for several kinds of social connections.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the President's Secret Army. The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command are the elite units that have movies made about their exploits.


Motherhood

(via Fark)

An Honest Trailer for Logan



Screen Junkies' 200th Honest Trailer is for the relatively recent movie Logan. First, let me warn you, this is full of spoilers. I didn't know what Logan was about at all, except that it was about Wolverine, but now I feel like I've seen the whole thing. Second (and this is a spoiler for the video), they couldn't find anything bad to say about it. So if you haven't already seen the movie, you might want to sip this Honest Trailer until you do. However, if you have seen Logan, you'll enjoy the Honest Trailer with a special surprise guest critic.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Threatening Texts

History's Deadliest Colors



Can color kill? Not by itself, but humans love color so much that we are drawn to things that may be really dangerous because we like the pretty colors. The problem was that there was such a lag between discovering something that gave us a wonderful color and the point we realized it was killing people. You'll hear several of those stories in this TED-Ed lesson from J. V. Maranto. (via Boing Boing)

Things Cats Don't Like



When a cat has a poor opinion of something, they will let you know, clearly, in their own way. In this compilation video from the Pet Collective, you'll see cats hating on modern technology, toys, family members, and everyday objects. To be honest, some of these clips aren't so much dislike for objects, but more of a cat wanting to see how much destruction and chaos they can cause. Yet we still love them.


Tweet of the Day



Steve rushed to help when a bomb went off at the Manchester Arena yesterday. When things are falling apart, it's good to remind ourselves that for every awful person that causes death and destruction, there are more good people. (via reddit) https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/6cun6f/this_is_steve_a_homeless_man_who_was_near_the/

Feeding the Deers

If Theme Parks Were Honest



Sooner or later, every family takes a road trip to Six Flags, Disney World, or some other large theme park to show the kids a good time. That means standing in line for a hour to ride a one-minute ride, paying out the wazoo for lunch, and dealing with tired, cranky kids (or even worse, bored teenagers) and sunburn. There's a price to pay for everything. In the latest Honest Ad from Cracked, Roger Horton dresses up like Walt Disney and welcomes us to Hortonland, where all your dreams will come true- even if they are nightmares. 

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The Lady of the Lines. Maria Reiche dedicated her life to the study and preservation of the Nazca lines.

Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful. (via reddit)

Several times a day, we get a new yet old obituary from a bot that Tweets reports of deaths at Medieval Death Bot. The causes of death are intriguing, as they raise more questions than can possibly be answered. (via b3ta) http://www.b3ta.com/

5 Things You Didn't Know About Blue Jeans. The American uniform for almost 100 years.

Why Occam's Razor Doesn't Apply to Physics. "Physics has shown us time and time again that our human views of what's logically consistent or preferred are terrible guides to understanding the Universe."

You should’ve asked. A graphic explanation as to why women still do most of the work at home. (via Metafilter)

6 Facts That Will Clear Up Your Confusing Life. No one knows what they want to be when they grow up.

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America. The US government went into overdrive to research brainwashing in the 1950s.

How the Beatles Wrote "A Day in the Life." The many-layered song is so different from the Beatles of just a couple of years before. (via Metafilter)

What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years.  

Serenade

(via Fark)

Dog Interrupts Russian News Broadcast



This news anchor is telling us about the planned renovation of some areas of Moscow, when she's interrupted by a Labrador retriever that had snuck behind the desk. It was startling. She tries to keep her cool and continue with the news, but all the attention is on the dog. Finally, she ends this clip by explaining that this is why she is a cat person. It's not nice to be upstaged. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bad Kitty

Fox News’ 5 Steps for Handling a Trump Scandal



I knew Fox News was completely partisan, but even I was shocked at the clips included in this video. You'd think that a TV news network would want to be subtle about their partisanship, but apparently I haven't been watching Fox News enough to realize how very bad it is. (via the A.V. Club)

Plane Repair

(via reddit)

Toy Story 19

Toy Story 4
is planned for 2019. That's 24 years after the first movie. You have to wonder how long they can keep it up. This comic from Berkeley Mews gives us an idea of how the story might be ultimately wrapped up. Too bad it's an animated horror film. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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The Real Case that Gave Poe a Murder Mystery.

Trump’s Worst Nightmare Comes True. Some background on special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Time Trap: How Escape From the Planet of The Apes Was Ahead of Its Time. It was a lesson in how to make a sequel for a world that was destroyed.

Actors who didn’t survive their last TV roles. TV series handle the death of a regular in several different ways.

Flappers Didn’t Really Wear Fringed Dresses. That idea came from the movies made about them later.

Interesting tidbits behind famous album covers. You've probably owned at least of couple of these.

The Oral History of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." That it worked was a real surprise to almost everyone involved.

The animal rescue group Cat People of Melbourne produced an article describing one of the cats they have available for adoption. There is no false advertising for Mr. Biggles, "an utter utter utter bastard."

How the Wealthy Talk to Their Children About Money. The rest of us teach our kids how to take care of themselves. (via Metafilter)

These Are History’s Most Notorious Liars.

Cat Boss

(via Fark)

Earth, Wind, & Ozzys



A mashup of "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire and "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne. This cleverness is brought to you by DJ Cummerbund. (via Bits and Pieces)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Obiedient Bears

Ford

(via reddit)

Tweet of the Day



(via Buzzfeed)

The Tune Will Come Naturally

Elderly Feral Tomcat and Foster Kittens



Mason the feral cat was ill, injured, and infected when he was taken in by Tinykittens feral TNR program. Because of his condition, he was placed in a home instead of being returned to the feral colony. Mason is only semi-tamed; he still won't let anyone pet him. But he has adopted a litter of kittens placed in the same foster home. They make him happy. There are several more videos of Grandpa Mason and his kittens at Tiny Tuxies.  (via reddit)

Officer Dog

(via Fark)