Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today's Agenda

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Guardians Trailer



A supernatural force is threatening the nation, so a secret government agency must locate and assemble a group of mutants with super powers to save the day. Sound familiar? What’s different is that this Russian movie is set in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The top comment at reddit:
I smirk when I see a sickle guy, someone who controls concrete, and a bear... because those are the most stereo typically Russian things ever.

Then I realize I'm American and we've had 5 Captain American movies.
Guardians is set to debut in Russia in February of 2017. It will no doubt be distributed internationally sooner or later.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

School Warehouse

Park Rules

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Beerbulance

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Welcome to the Fourth Grade



Imagine you are nine years old and you don’t feel at all confident about moving up to the fourth grade. You don’t know who your teacher is going to be, or what you’ll be doing this year. And then your parents get an email from your new teacher, and it’s a music video! New teacher Dwayne Reed sent a video to his incoming students to show them what the next year will be like for them. I can imagine that other Chicago fourth-graders are already envious. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

Life and Limb. How the very first Civil War amputee went on to develop prosthetic limbs and a business to provide them.

The Women in My Family Had to Be Good With Money. Not because they didn’t have enough, but because their husbands would take it from them. (via Metafilter)

The Misadventures of the Other Grand Duchess Anastasia, the Last "Real Romanov.” The last Tsar’s cousin was a true character as well as royalty.

In the 1430s, King Sejong came up with an idea to develop a Korean alphabet based on the sounds of the spoken language. That scared the wits out of the ruling elite class, who objected for centuries.

JFK's Goat-Out-the-Vote Campaign. It took a goat to get Massachusetts voters to give the young politician a good look in 1946.

What Is the Earliest Evidence for Life on Earth? It may be chemical smears inside gemstones.

8 hilariously outdated sex ed films you can watch online. No sex, though; they’re all about puberty in girls.

Ramen Is Now More Popular Than Cigarettes in U.S. Prisons. Food overall is becoming more scarce behind bars.

Damon McMillan and friends spent three years designing, building, and perfecting a solar-powered boat called the SeaCharger. How far can a boat like this travel by itself? You can keep track of the SeaCharger as it makes its way to New Zealand at the project’s website. (via Metafilter

Onward!

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Le Serveur



The English title is “The Waiter.” Nothing about this first date is as it appears to be. (via Funny or Die)


Monday, August 22, 2016

Poor Crocodiles

Gotta Love Millennials



Micah Tyler tells it like it is. I do love Millennials- after all, I have several of them! (Thanks, Bonnie!)

10 Delicious Food Mashups You Have to Try

What’s better than your favorite foods? Combining your favorite foods to make new foods! Combination dishes, or mashups, are another extension of how American cuisine developed in the first place, by using what ingredients are available and modifying recipes from elsewhere to adapt them to local tastes. Here are some mashups you might want to try, in a list I constructed for mental_floss.

Back to School

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Charter Schools



John Oliver explains what charter schools are, why politicians love them, and we the American public should beware of them.


It's a Trap!

Hamster Plays Mario



If you enjoyed Pac-Dog, you’ll love watching a hamster play a hamster-sized game of Super Mario Bros! He’s not at all bad at it, too. The hamster only gets through the first level, however. I’m sure that constructing the subterranean maze would be a huge project. Had my hopes up for a minute there, didn’t you? (via Viral Viral Videos)

Miss Cellania's Links

Behind the Hits. The stories of five hit songs you know.

An anonymous guy asked Sara Benincasa why she is so fat. She gave him an answer

There’s More To Measuring An Olympic Course Than Just Measuring It. (via Metafilter)

Manicures and Permanents: Inside a Senior Living Facility Beauty Shop.

How Natural Are Nature Documentaries?

These Are The Best Photos Of The 2016 Olympics Closing Ceremony. All of the color in a fraction of the time.

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls. The 1966 novel about drug abuse was based on real-life experiences.

When a Paris Newspaper Pushed a Housewife to Murder. Freedom of the press comes with real-life consequences.

What I'll miss about Gawker. Saying goodbye to the blog everyone loved to hate.

Body Anomaly Tattoos. Tats go a long way toward celebrating one’s difference.  
 

Literature

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Carpenter Shenanigans



Jason Wolfe set up a prank in which he pretended to be impaled by a staple gun. Well, just his finger. He needs help! Luckily, Tyler was there to lend a hand. He didn’t scream or get grossed out, he was just willing to do what was needed. But honestly, would you depend on Tyler to be able to handle a real emergency? (via Tastefully Offensive)