Friday, December 19, 2014

Pixar Collection

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Just What I Always Wanted!

Rudolph’s Revenge

They say that living well is the best revenge. However, when you suddenly have power over those who tormented you in your youth, it’s hard to resist the temptation for a little payback. Unfortunately, it turned out to be difficult to get all those toys delivered by Christmas morning that year. This is the latest comic from John McNamee at Pie Comic

Megatron Speaks the Truth



Alexandra Trew toured Universal Studios Hollywood, and took a minute to grab a selfie with Megatron. Megatron did not like the idea. Trew was lucky she escaped with her head. What she got was a lecture on social media vs. real life. As if Megatron knew anything about real life! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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18 Facts You May Not Know about Steven Spielberg. In honor of the legendary director’s 68th birthday.

College tuition goes up and up and up, but one thing the schools are really skimping on is …teachers. Most of your classes will probably be taught by part-time, starving professors and grad students.

The Deviant History of the Snowman.    

Rich Americans Are Getting Richer, While Everyone Else Falls Behind.

8 Changes In The Hobbit Movies You Didn't Know Were A Huge Deal. This doesn’t include the fact that it takes longer to watch the three movies than to read the book they’re based on.

Like It Or Not, The Interview Is a Battle Worth Fighting. It’s not about “a dumb Seth Rogen movie,” but about whether we let threats control our actions.

How Food Tasters Work. Do you have what it takes to get paid to eat?

16 Hilarious Cat Stories That Prove Cats Are The Weirdest. What’s the weirdest thing your cat has ever done?

5 delicious twists on latkes. Even if your regular recipe is just fine, this gives you five more excuses to make latkes!

11 Things You Might Not Know About Reindeer. This includes wild herds and Santa’s livestock.

Rocky at the Concert

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The All-Star Musical Finale From The Final Episode Of The Colbert Report



The Colbert Report is no more. The final episode ended with a singalong to “We’ll Meet Again,” including everyone who is anyone, whether they were there or not. There’s Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Gloria Steinhem, Henry Kissinger, Alan Alda, Ken Burns, Neul DeGrasse Tyson, Willie Nelson, Cookie Monster, and a whole lot of other folks you may recognize. (via Uproxx)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sandwich

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The Judy Garland Christmas Special



Presented as it was broadcast in 1963, commercials and all. Have yourself a merry little Christmas! (Thanks, Mike Flores!)

13 Wonderful Homemade Christmas Cards

A year ago, I collected a dozen great homemade Christmas cards. There are plenty more out there! Christmas cards are so easy to make in the 21st century, thanks to digital cameras, email, and Photoshop. You’re only limited by your imagination -and plenty of people have great imaginations, which they are willing to share. See a new crop of these great cards in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Grading Papers

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Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark



He’s just a puppy, but intrepid explorer Indiana Bones must save the Ark of the Covenant from the evil Catzis! You’ll enjoy this delightful sequence produced by FinalCutKing.
This video was created with 3 rolls of duct tape, 108 glue sticks, 18 large boxes of cardboard, a few all nighters with an adorable puppy. 
And to think that the entire adventure took place while his human went on a coffee run! No animals were harmed, even the Catzis, in the making of this film. (Thanks, Zach King!)


Tonight?

Cannon Shot from a Moving Truck

What happens when you shoot a cannon out of the back of a moving truck going the same speed as the projectile? Mythbusters did it a few years ago with a soccer ball, and the results in slow motion look like something from a Warner Bros. cartoon. See the video here. (via Boing Boing)

CGP Grey Explains The Lord of the Rings Mythology



You bet I snagged this video for you as soon as I saw who did it. CGP Grey takes an entire library of Tolkien writings about Middle-Earth and explains that universe in four minutes, or at least where the different types of characters come from. All this happened in that universe long before the rings appeared, which also happened before the events of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings trilogy, so Grey plans to tackle that part in an upcoming video. There’s a discussion thread about the video here. (via Viral Viral Videos)

16 Innovative Origins of Holiday Traditions



Who opened the first roadside Christmas tree stand? Where did that Christmas pickle thing come from? Who was the real-life inspiration for the character of the Grinch? In this week’s mental_floss List Show, John Green gets to the bottom of how some of our Christmas traditions began. I was surprised to find that mistletoe isn’t even a native plant in America! But nothing compares to the very last bit of trivia -how our artificial Christmas trees got their particular form.