Thursday, January 18, 2018

Russian Military Marching Song



They really like the Spongebob Squarepants theme! Come to think of it, most of these young soldiers and sailors probably grew up with the show. (via Neatorama)


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Restaurant or Movie?

(via Bad Menu)

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?



There are blue animals, but those species are small in number compared to the other colors among living things, such as red, orange, yellow, and brown. Sure, when we look up to the sky, we see blue. When we look at the Earth from space, we see a blue marble. But the few animals that look blue don't use pigments -they use physics. And those physics are complicated. It turns out that animals are better at engineering than they are at chemistry. Okay, there's one exception not the pigment thing, which we learn about in the video. Our friends at It's Okay To Be Smart explain why it's so hard for nature to create the color blue. (via Boing Boing)

Wall Art at the Medical Lab

(via reddit)

An Honest Trailer for It



The movie It based on the novel by Stephen King was a big hit in 2017. So it's about time for Screen Junkies to give it the Honest Trailer treatment. Watching this, it became clear that the producers just assumed everyone knew what It was about. I saw no trailers or any other marketing that really explained what happens in the film. I just knew there was a killer clown from a Stephen King novel that was scarier than Tim Curry's TV version. And now I know all I need to know about It.

Where You're Coming From

The Road Movie: A Documentary of Russian Dash Cam Videos



Russian drivers began using dash cams in their vehicles as soon as they were available to the public. They were important for defense against scam artists who demanded payment for being hit. But the cameras across the vast country caught all kinds of "only in Russia" events that made their way around the world via the internet. Now, director Dmitrii Kalashnikov has compiled the wildest of these videos into a feature-length documentary entitled The Road Movie, which opens in New York this Friday. The Road Movie can be pre-ordered as a digital download, available March 6. (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

Nose Blowing Pressures and Pronunciation.

A review of every sale of a Trump-branded condominium in the United States provides the first comprehensive look at how many went to unidentified buyers who paid cash, an indication of possible money laundering.

The 1969 Easter Mass Incident. Do not read while drinking liquid. (via Metafilter)

Sarah Silverman’s response to a sexist tweet is a much-needed ray of hope. And a discussion of the larger issues illustrated.

Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

How an Immoral Bet Created Africatown, Alabama. Timothy Meaher managed to import African slaves 50 years after the practice was made illegal.

Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

Why Is It So Hard for Americans to Get a Decent Raise? Because there are fewer (bit bigger) companies competing for labor. 

Whack-a-Kitty

(via Peter Lindehauf)

It's Not My Dog



How many different kinds of dogs are on YouTube? All of them! This compilation of canines makes a fine music video for the song "It's Not My Dog" by Bombay Monkey. (via b3ta)

Tweet of the Day


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Frank

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The Fair Maiden



Epic NPC Man takes a cockeyed look at the nuts and bolts of gaming, using real people instead of computer graphics. In this video, he explores the moment after the player has fulfilled his quest to rescue the damsel in distress. She's been the prisoner of the villain for ten years. Our hero takes her to her home, but now what? Will he marry her and live happily ever after? Will he gallantly consider her freedom and happiness as his only reward? Will he at least get a kiss? Let's Remember, this is a video game, in which the player controls the action. The player is a gamer, so his priorities might be different from whatever you, the viewer, would like to see. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


How That False Alarm Happened


Saturday morning, residents of Hawaii received an alert of incoming missiles, with a tag that "this is not a drill." Panic ensued, and it was 38 minutes before the news followed that it was a false alarm. How did it happen? The explanation was that an employee pushed the wrong button. There is speculation that it was an option in a drop-down menu. The video above is an easy explanation, because it's happened to all of us. (via reddit)


Second Honeymoon



Gilbert and Grace Caldwell were married in 1957. They had reservations for their honeymoon at the Mount Airy Resort in Pennsylvania, but were turned away when the management saw they were black. A group of young students decided that it's not too late to do the right thing, even 60 years later. (via Bits and Pieces)  

Batmobile

Cats Stealing Stuff



Cats have a firm sense of private property. A cat sees something, it will take something. "I found it, it's mine now!" You know, like the seagulls in Finding Nemo, just quieter. Enjoy this compilation of all kinds of cats taking all kinds of things for themselves. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List. (via Boing Boing)

Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped. (via Metafilter)

The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware. (via Metafilter)

Gary Lee tells a great story for his first Twitter thread. (via Madam Jujujive)  

An image of a Marine feeding a two-week-old kitten with an eyedropper offered a tender moment in a brutal war, and was published in over 1,700 newspapers in 1953. (via Strange Company)

6 Signs That Disney Is Trying To Take Over The World.

Backtracking

(via reddit)

Caught Red-handed



This three-year-old has read the manual: Deny, deny, deny, even when confronted with overwhelming evidence, deny again. Who are you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes? His mom says:
After I filmed it we had a VERY long talk about the difference between telling the truth and not telling the truth. He has an amazing imagination and loves to tell us stories. I saw this as a sweet moment, something that every child goes through...where they try to push the boundaries to see how far they can go. And I thought I'd share it with my friends and family. And apparently, the world seems to enjoy it, too. We are currently working on the difference, and he is doing really well. :)
(via Tastefully Offensive)