Sunday, May 01, 2016

Ghostbusters in 2 Minutes in LEGO



Two years ago, Monsieur Caron of BrickFun made a LEGO Ghostbusters video that was quite amusing. Now he’s back with a new and improved version that tells the movie’s entire story in just two minutes! You can catch some of the behind-the-scenes images at Instagram. (Thanks, Yan!) 

Gas Prices Are Falling

(via reddit)

Puppy Joins Litter of Kittens



A Chihuahua puppy named Bobby was only two days old when his mother was hit by a car. The Michigan Humane Society took him in, but he was so young, what to do? They had a cat in residence that had a litter of young kittens, and they just gave Bobby to her. Gwen the mother cat took to him just fine,m like he was just another kitten. 

Six weeks later, Bobby has settled into his new family just fine. The cats and puppy are all living with a foster family until they are old enough to leave Gwen and find forever homes. (via Buzzfeed)

Tetris

I never said that. I told my kids to use those skills every time they loaded a dishwater. (via Pleated-Jeans)

Desert Critters



A desert fox only wants to devote his time looking for something to eat, like most wild creatures do, but this annoying young fennec fox kit named Nibbles wants to be buddies or something. What’s a fox to do?

The story is simple and classic, the desert animation is lovely, and the foxes are cute. Enjoy CalArts student Li Wen Toh’s latest film. (via Digg)

Seriously?

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Campus Snapchat Love Story



Mystery Girl saw a guy she was attracted to at the Memorial Library. She called him Vikings Fan because of what he was wearing. A couple of SnapChat messages, and they both wanted to meet, but schedules and stuff got in the way. As the day went by, the entire University of Wisconsin-Madison campus was rooting for them.

Would the two ever find each other? It was a Romeo and Juliet story for the modern age. Better than a soap opera, because it was playing out not only on SnapChat, but also in real life. (via reddit

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Re-Homing

Blind Taste Test... With A Real Blind Person!



The way to know it’s a real blind test is to use a blind person. Tommy Edison is the man for the job. Can he distinguish the name brand food items from the store brand items?

I really don’t know how fair these tests are. They used Kroger store brands, which is usually better than the name brands. Not all stores have that going for them. (via Tastefully Offensive)

At a Norwegian Eatery

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The Dazzling Physics of Peacock Feathers



If you spend enough time watching a peacock shake his tail feathers, you start to see weird things. We were so impressed with a peacock’s magnificent tail feathers that scientists assumed for a long time that a bird with the longest or brightest tail feathers would be the most attractive to peahens. But a new study by a team led by Roslyn Dakin of the University of British Columbia studied the way they vibrate those feathers. A a good frequency, it makes them colors even brighter, and the “eyes” of the feathers stand out without appearing to move themselves. The obvious shake is called “train rattling,” while the fine-tuned vibration is called “train shivering.” That’s where the real optical illusion comes in. No wonder peahens are impressed! Read details on the study at Gizmodo. (via the Presurfer)


Feeder


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How Coca-Cola is Bottled



Well, it was “bottled” in 1965, in recycled bottles, too. Here we get to see the process, all grooved up with hepcat teens doing their thing. If you are old enough, you’ll even sing along with the instrumental tune… “Things go better with Coca-Cola, things go better with Coke.”

Can you imagine the mind-numbing job of looking at bottles go by, checking for nicks and chips, all day, every day? I’m hoping those guys get to drive a truck or something at least one day a week. I know there weren't many chipped bottles, because the grocer would examine them before he's give you the deposit money. Two cents a bottle. Watching these machines do their job on thousands of bottles at once is hypnotic. That’s what it took to bring you such a groovy drink. (via Digg)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Adulterated Drugs

Africa by Perpetuum Jazzile



This is a mother song I posted long ago that was lost. A comment at reddit reminded me.

Text Book Fears

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Kylo Ren with Better Dialogue



Auralnauts have re-dubbed the lines from Kylo Ren scenes in The Force Awakens, giving him the depth of character that you suspected all along in a young emo Sith wannabe. The movie could have used a bit more humor, after all. And it reveals a connection to another popular fantasy world you didn’t know about. They packaged this video as Kylo Ren outtakes, but it’s much funnier than just flubbed lines and breaking character. There’s even a musical number slipped in the middle. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Zippy Grayback

The Colonoscopy Song



Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary has a little song to remind you to get a colonoscopy. (via Neatorama)

Miss Cellania's Links

Making Your Bed is a Total Waste of Time. There are legitimate arguments you can use for your case.

Agent X: The Strange History of the Other Deadpool. Alex Hayden was a replacement meant to boost sales, but he didn’t last long.

Keanu is a Masterclass in Transitioning from a Sketch Comedy Show to the Big Screen. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele now have the world on a string.

Coachella On Instagram Vs. Coachella In Reality. The music festival experience is not at all glamorous.


16 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Plastic Surgeons.

Prince’s Killer Legacy of Hairstyles. (via Everlasting Blort

33 Rescued Circus Lions Will Feel Like Kings In New South African Digs. They’ll be airlifted today to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Limpopo, South Africa.

The transcendental revelations of astronauts. Seeing the Earth from a distance makes one realize how  special it really is. 

14 Great Names for Bugs. I nearly spewed coffee at Enema pan, but it got worse from there.