Monday, July 28, 2014

Tree

3-year-old Drummer Plays with Orchestra



Russian drummer Lyonya Shilovsky is three years old, but he’s already a pro! Watch him play drums with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. The song is Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld,” which most of just call “The Can-Can.” Lyonya only loses the beat twice: when he drops his sticks, and when his father interupts him to pose for a picture. How does that compare to your concentration when you were three years old? (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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Johnny Cash’s Captive Audience. The Man in Black spent years performing for prison inmates.

NERDS!!! 15 Facts You Might Not Know About Revenge Of The Nerds.

11 Movie Titles That Became Part of the Lexicon.

How a Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis.

Can You Identify These Hit Songs by Just Their First Second? There are links to each section from all the other sections, so you may as well start with recent music. (via Metafilter)

The GOP’s 20-Year War on Health Care.

Pie Man to the rescue: 13-plus one-off TV superheroes. Any weird superhero can be interesting for a single appearance.

Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich pushed, pulled, and towed his disabled brother through a youth triathlon because they do everything together. They are the living embodiment of a Hollies song.

Rebecca Ehalt returned home after a two-year absence and was greeted by her family’s Schnauzer. The dog was so overcome with joy that he fainted!

10 Poetic Tributes to Cats. They are, after all, the world’s most amusing muse.

A Beautiful Cat Sleeping

The most beautiful cat in the world? I don’t know, but he sure is fetching. And even more interesting when he’s asleep. These pictures were rearranged by redditor shayne9512 from a series posted by BitterRaven, but we don’t know who the original photographer is. This cat introduced me to a subreddit called Animals Being Derps, which I will have to visit again.

80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut



The 1980s gave us some truly awesome movies. While the trope of hacking computers was quite useful to advance a plot, the depiction of how it’s done was woefully unrealistic. For those of us who actually used computers in the ‘80s, these seemed ludicrous even when they were new. Yeah, the unrealistic speed was due to movie pacing, we got that, but other things made no sense. A security agency requires a login but no password. If you’re nerdy enough, you can draw a picture by typing. Transferring data means they have to show you that data onscreen as it loads.

From our 21st-century vantage point, even the futuristic computers are lame: you have a 3D holographic display, but you can’t produce a decent human voice? This supercut is from the folks at Found Item Clothing, where you’ll find a list of the movies. (via Laughing Squid)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Crime wave

We certainly can't have this! (via Bad Newspaper)

Jungle Wakudoki



The group World Order stars in a Toyota ad. I don’t know what wakudoki means, but I’ve been told that “doki” is Japanese for heartbeat. (via Neatorama)


Goat Stuck in Hole



A goat climbs halfway through a hole and can’t figure out what to do next. Poor stupid goat! His buddy decides to help out, by “pushing” him out of the hole. Is that clever on a goat scale? It’s not much help! But eventually the goat lady comes and makes everything all right. By the way the goats act, she always makes everything all right. This was uploaded by Janet Gradl of Baby Goats and Friends. (via Arbroath)

Unobtrusive

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Diversifying the Business

A Dramatic Reading by Nina Millin



As this goes along, you might find you recognize the poetry. It’s the lyrics from Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” which works surprisingly well as an angry rant. Nina Millin has a series of these, called The Beyoncelogues. (via Viral Viral Videos)

House Salad

(via The Chive)

Goliath Grouper Attacks Spearfisher



Man has exploited the ocean and its creatures for as long as mankind has existed. Now the sea creatures are fighting back. Arif Sabir was spearfishing with friends off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when they encountered a large Goliath grouper. They get a short laugh in just before the grouper takes a bite out of Sabir’s flipper and makes off with his catch, spear and all! The spear was recovered later. Never underestimate an ugly, slow-moving fish when you’re in their territory! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Leaf Pile

Kia

(via The Chive)

Triple Concerto for Faucet, Water Pipes and Fiddle



Does your plumbing make noise sometimes? That could be a curse, or a blessing in disguise when you’re looking for a little musical inspiration! Polish violinist Jacek Dzwonowski takes advantage of the sound and plays along. (via Tastefully Offensive)