Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You'll Break the Eggs


One-man Major League Baseball

Bryan Cranston talks about his one-man show in which he dramatizes the entire MLB season by himself. How’s he going to do that? You get to see in this video that’s actually an ad for a TBS postseason show. You’ll have to admit, it’s a dumb idea. It’s so ridiculous, you have to watch it! (via Uproxx)

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7 Disney Movies That Don't Get Enough Love.

The 6 Most Pretentious Dishes Rich People Pay Money For. (via Metafilter)

Unsatisfied Women In Western Art History. (Thanks, Ann!)

Great Adventures in Accounting.

New Cat Breed: Lykoi, the Werewolf Cat.

Why is octopus blood blue? If you guessed it’s antifreeze, you're in the right ballpark.

Speaking of cats running free, here is MIT’s electric cheetah-bot running offleash. It's comforting to know that this cat doesn’t eat meat.

Edward Gorey’s Vintage Paperback Covers for Doubleday Anchor. Any one of these would make a great poster for your home.

Why Are Fairy Tales Universally Appealing? The best ones stick around for hundreds, or even thousands, of years.

The Little-Known Soviet Mission To Rescue A Dead Space Station. It happened almost thirty years ago, and we are just now getting the full account.


No wonder they went extinct. (via Fark)

Justice for Litterers

A woman on a motorcycle rides around in Russia dispensing karma to those who litter the streets. She may not be the superhero Russia deserves, but she is the one it needs. Really, how hard is it to put your garbage in a drive-through bin?

Many folks are calling this staged. So what if it is? It makes a great public service announcement, although Russian commenters have not seen it on TV …yet. I actually hope that it is staged, because this kind of behavior may eventually lead to someone shooting her. (via reddit)

9 Strange and Wonderful Niche Blogs

When I posted the last list of niche blogs, a commenter expressed surprise that a Tumblr is a blog. Yes, Tumblr is a blogging platform, although it is also a social network. It’s the same with Twitter, although it is referred to as a “microblogging” platform because of the restriction on text. Is Facebook a blogging platform? Yes, if you choose to use it as one, although the public will only drop in to see what’s new if you post interesting subject matter on a regular basis. A blog is a website that is updated regularly like a diary, and in fact the word “blog” is short for “web log.” The updating with new material is what keeps us going back for more. Are you ready to explore some new and interesting single subject blogs? Then head over to mental_floss, where I have nine of them to tell you about.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Party of Irony

Woos Whoopee

In this bizarre 1928 cartoon, Felix the Cat gets drunk and stays out all night. How drunk? To the point of hallucination!

It Was Just a Dream

By Feng at Fengtastic!

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Our Lady of the Little Green Men. The stories of several UFO-based religions, some with flourishing memberships.

Dinosaurs and Damnation: The Horror of Buddhist Hell Temples. Your punishment in the afterlife is depicted on life-size statues in all their disturbing glory.

 Science makes even brilliant people feel stupid. Dedicated scientists look for opportunities to feel stupid every day.

Watch A Roomful Of People Condemn 5 Innocent Men. An experiment in how well eyewitness identification works for the criminal justice system.

Urban Outfitters is taking heat for a tasteless Kent State t-shirt. It’s just the latest in a long list of controversial marketing decisions for the company.

Whoever Saves a Life. A profile of Syria’s first responders.

Weird Ways People Have Tried To Stop Lava. (via Smithsonian)

How to stuff a lovely home into 160 square feet.

How you should eat a kiwi.

The CBC warns citizens about traveling to the US: American cops might steal your money.

Troll Cat

(via Fark)

? 1000th Video

WheezyWaiter has been on YouTube a long time -years, in fact. This is his thousandth video! But why is there a question mark in front of the Title? It’s because he’s been planning this video for some time, and the question mark is crucial for asking Chyna to marry him. Yes, it’s a proposal, and it’s darn cute. (via Digg)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ominous Portent

(via Buzzfeed)

The Golden Age of Video

Ricardo Autobahn debuted this classic remix in 2009. I know I posted it, but it was lost, and well worth another look.


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