Saturday, October 25, 2014


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This Japanese cartoon from 1933 was directed by Ikuo Oishi. It’s fox vs. raccoon, but both are shape shifters who can pull off some amazing tricks because it’s animation, you know.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Who Writes These Headlines?

World Record Skydive

In 2012, Felix Baumgartner set a world record for skydiving from an altitude of 128,100 feet. We followed his quest to achieve it for years before it actually happened. in contrast, we heard nothing about another man's quest to break the record.

Early this morning, Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, went upon a helium balloon to a height of 135,890 feet above the earth -that over 25 miles! He then cut the balloon away and fell to earth. It took two hours to go up and only 15 minutes to come down.
“It was amazing,” he said. “It was beautiful. You could see the darkness of space and you could see the layers of atmosphere, which I had never seen before.”

Mr. Eustace cut himself loose from the balloon with the aid of a small explosive device and plummeted toward the earth at speeds that peaked at 822 miles per hour, setting off a small sonic boom heard by people on the ground.
The life-support equipment Eustace used was developed by Paragon Space Development Corporation. Google had offered support when Eustice first revealed the project to them, but he didn’t want the jump to turn into a marketing event. Read more about the jump at the New York Times. (via Laughing Squid)

Priest Dance Battle

A group of seminarians are entertaining the crowd at a fundraiser at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. We have a musical number going when things go all Jimmy Cagney. The Rev. David Rider (of Hyde Park, New York) starts tap dancing. He is challenged by the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee, who shows off his Irish dance. The two try to one-up each other until they come to a moratorium and stage a duet. It was a real crowd-pleaser! (via Buzzfeed)

Whisker Dye

Held Hostage for Halloween Candy

Ebola (A “Lola” Parody)

Ebola jokes can be tasteless or scary, and could cause offense among those who are truly frightened of the virus. But no one takes public health more seriously than ZDoggMD, the musical alter ego of Dr. Zubin Damania.
Too soon, you say?

Actually, not soon enough. The US media hysteria around this illness is ripe for ridicule and it’s time we stepped up before someone else does it even more tastelessly.
Yeah, it’s a clever song parody, but the purpose of it is to warn against misinformation and panic regarding the disease. The duet features Devin Moore from the band Rabbit! (Incidentally, a Z-pack will do nothing against a virus.) Read more at ZDoggMD.

Miss Cellania's Links

25 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make Last Minute.

The Entitlement Culture War. Why do the haves resent the have-nots so much? (via Will Wheaton)

What are Your Chances of Surviving a Plane Crash?

13 Classic Scenes that Explain How Horror Movies Work. With video examples you’ll surely recognize. (via Metafilter)

City of South Miami Officials Call For 'South Florida' Secession. They want to break away from the rest of Florida to focus on the problem of climate change and rising sea levels.

5 Must-Read Ghost Stories for Halloween. You have time to read every one of them before All Hallow’s Eve.

If you have a mouthful of teeth shaped by a childhood in poverty, don’t go knocking on the door of American privilege.

Using 11 Common Household Objects to Decorate Your Pumpkin. See, your home is already full of the proper tools.

10 self-sabotaging interview mistakes to avoid. Yes, they are trying to trip you up, but keep smiling through the pain.

Modern Werewolves You Need To Know. They’re the animals of pop culture -especially during a full moon.


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Men Try On Ladies’ Sexy Halloween Costumes

You ever heard the saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander?” Well, take a gander at these guys who are willing to try on sexy Halloween costumes designed for women. Sure, these costumes are overly revealing, poorly-constructed, and dumb. But at some points, the fellows start to enjoy it. (via Geeks Are Sexy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Terminator: 30 Years Later

This Sunday will be the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie The Terminator. Outside of Sarah Connor’s hair and clothing, there’s not a lot in the film that indicates how old it is. Oh, there have been some advances in special effects, but anyone who is old enough to have seen The Terminator in a first-run theater probably doesn’t see any problem with that. Those effects were astounding at the time. But in 1984, the star-studded cast and crew weren’t as star-studded as they seem now. The success of the film changed their lives, some of them exponentially, which you'll find out about in this article I wrote for mental_floss.

Reproduction Joke

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Air New Zealand Explains Airline Safety

Air New Zealand is the official airline of Middle-Earth. And they take full advantage of the title, with a new flight safety video thst has an overwhelming Hobbit theme. This was directed by Taika Waititi, with appearances by Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood and cameos by Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown), Dean O’Gorman (Fili),  and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor. (via Hilary Gilbert)


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The Refrigerator Candy Dispenser

Deric Peace said he’d replaced the ice in his refrigerator door dispenser with candy. He even posted this picture to reddit. It sounds like a great idea, but some were a bit skeptical as to whether it worked, so he had to show us a video.

Imagine getting a cup of Reece’s minis, peppermint patties, M&Ms, and Skittles anytime you want! He says,
Literally just came to me the other night, and I said, I don't really use the ice maker for ice, and I wonder...the next morning I spent about 40 dollars at Rite-Aid, and the woman who checked me out thought I was an idiot. Probably still am, but when I poured in the first batch of reese's cups, and they just poured out like I hit the candy jackpot, I was beside myself. I love candy, I love making things easier, and making non-useful things (to me) more so. That's really it.
But he has ideas for improving on his innovation.
Wash out the bin, and then fill with candy that is not wrapped. This is my next step, and I have a lot of candy to eat quickly. Good thing I have friends to share the burden with. I am not going back to ice, this usage is permanent.
He even posted another video to apologize for shooting the video in portrait mode -and to answer some more questions. In case you are wondering, Peace has no children. But I’m sure he will have lots of visitors!