Saturday, March 24, 2018

You Should Be Smoking

Bill McClintock mashed up "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees with "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple. For someone who liked both flavors, but didn't know they were good together, this is a treat. 


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Singing Cat

Even though this video is kind of dark, the real payoff is in the audio. I had to listen to it over and over. Check out the vibrato. This cat has soul! The Tumblr version is here. (via reddit)

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Extreme Restrictions

The Last Jedi in 2 Minutes in LEGO

Oh yeah, you better believe this one contains spoilers for The Last Jedi. In fact, it tells the entire story (more or less; Leia and Poe are skipped) in fast-forward style, narrated by a young fan who can't be bothered to remember all the character's names. Bonus: the original trilogy is covered in the first 12 seconds. (via Star Wars)


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Second Hand Lovers

A bachelor lives with the memories of all his former lovers. It's a haunting fantasy, but he likes it. It's comforting when everyone gets along and all are focused solely on him. But then he meets a real woman. The former lovers sleep while he interacts with her, but will they stay that way?

This short film from Oren Lavie is a music video from his album Bedroom Crimes. He not only did the music, he wrote and produced the video. And starred in it, too. (via reddit)


Exercising with Her Buddy

Mary is a 17-year-old in Australia. Secret is her dog, a border collie/Australian shepherd mix. Mary has been training Secret all her life. They even exercise together! Secret is learning new stunts during their exercise routines.

Secret also dances, does housework, and creates art. And she finds time for some fun, too! See more of Secret at her Instagram page. That's a good dog. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Paper Airplane Champion. An interview with world record holder John Collins.

‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer.

5 Treasures People Are Looking for Right Now. Some are willing to risk their savings, their time, and their lives to find them.

The Winners Of The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. See a ranked list of the winning photographs from all categories.

The State of American Well-Being is Not Great. In the annual Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, no state improved significantly over the past year, and 45 states had lower scores.

The Witch-Proof Windows of Vermont. The true reason for the crooked windows is a matter of speculation.

Why is Ham Traditionally Eaten on Easter? It's not symbolic, it's just that time of year.

14 Unusual Cookbooks That Were Still Fit to Print. They include recipes that appeal to vampires, cannibals, superheroes, and even children.

John Bolton's Curious Appearance In A Russian Gun Rights Video. And now the inveterate warmonger is going to be Trump's National Security Advisor.

Disappointing Things Nobody Tells You About Being An Adult. And some about old age.

21 Mansplaining At Work Stories.


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Thursday, March 22, 2018

What a Deal!

White Zombies

Not to be confused with the 1932 White Zombie, this is a skit from Key & Peele. These zombies aren't just white, they're racist! (via reddit)

Left Them Up

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Bean Ballet

The calendar says we're officially into spring, but if you are watching the snow fall outside, you might need some encouragement to remind yourself that the season of growing is just ahead. GPhase grew a kidney bean plant from seed in a glass container and recorded it growing over 25 days. This time-lapse video captures its progress in photos taken every 9.5 minutes. It's set to the most appropriate soundtrack: "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss. If you'd like some music that's just as pleasant but more contemporary, enjoy this time-lapse video of eight spinach plants growing for 40 days, set to the song "Spanish Summer" by Audionautix. (via Nag on the Lake

Parental Discretion Advised

A very old joke, but it works well in this scenario. (via Uproxx)

The Hungry Corpse

A hungry corpse in London's Trafalgar Square meets a friendly pigeon. Now, when we Americans think a hungry corpse, the first thing to come to mind is a zombie that is going to try to eat us. In this case, no, all he wants is food, but he is missing the proper organs to consume it. The poor guy just wants a sandwich! This lovely animation, despite the subject matter, is from Gergely Wootsch as part of the Collabor8te project.  (via Laughing Squid)

Flag Waver

Here's an online generator that lets you put any picture you like on a flag and watch it wave! Try Flag Waver with an image URL from any webpage, or upload your own picture. I don't see any option to save your creation the generator itself. You could take a screen cap, or use LICEcap to make your own animated gif like I did. (via Boing Boing)

Miss Cellania's Links

Monkey Business: The Marx Brothers Laugh Fest. The story of their first Hollywood production, with video clips.

Land of the Lawless. Ralph Nader tells how power in America has turned the rule of law into a mere myth.

Alexa Ruins Families. Lauren Lorenzo of eLL cartoons recorded her family trying to explain how to use the Amazon Echo personal assistant, and made a cartoon of the scene.

It's Not Surprising That Han Solo Is a Bad Dad. A new book explains Han as a fish-out-of-water dealing with the difficulties of raising a Force-sensitive child.

A Literal Hidden Figure. A group photo taken at a 1971 science conference identified everyone except for one black woman scientist the photographer assumed was a secretary.

This Couple's Last-Minute Wedding at a Hospital Was Made Possible by Volunteers. The photographer stepped up to pay it forward.

Fran├žois Clemmons tells about playing a police officer on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in a StoryCorps podcast. 

This Is A Boring Shark Attack: 8 Rules for Fascinating Storytelling. Talking to a live audience is very different from writing. (via Metafilter)

America's Quietest Routes. Browse an interactive map of the least-traveled roads in each state, according to data from the Department of Transportation. (via Digg

What It’s Like For School Shooting Survivors To Watch The Parkland Protests.