Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Nosh of the Titans

In this Sesame Street parody of Clash of the Titans, Cookie Monster is Fursius, and must pass Moo-dusa to reach Mt. Olympus Diner. To quote Cookie, “Oh, dat weird.” And for Sesame Street’s original audience, there’s a lesson in observation and focus. And an appropriate punch line at the end. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

An Overview of Live-action Superhero TV Shows

When you think of live-action superhero TV shows, you think of Superman from the ’50s, Batman from the ‘60s, Wonder Woman from the ’70s, and, um, you might be surprised at how many superhero shows you watched and don’t think about anymore. The good news is that we are experiencing a Renaissance of superhero shows, and there’s more to come. Enjoy this video from Vulture's Secret History of Television series. (via Laughing Squid)

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Is This Article Consistent with Hinchliffe’s Rule? If the answer is “yes,” then it’s “no.”

The Troubled Resurrection Of Black America’s Historic Beach Haven.

Wes Craven made Freddy Krueger a horror icon with his 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street. His idea of a monster who kills through dreams was inspired by a mysterious syndrome that left 116 people dead in the U.S. starting in 1977 and lasting through the early “80s.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Roseanne.

Man Trying to Paint Daughter’s Bedroom Gets Excellent Advice From Wrong-Number Text. (via Pleated-Jeans)  

Mr. Gillingham's Artificial Limbs. Not only did Gillingham make superior prosthetic limbs, he photographed many of his clients. (via Everlasting Blort)

Here's How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery.

The High Strangeness of the Original Walking Tall Trilogy. The sequels move closer and then further away from the true story, and then things get weird.

The Best Horror Movies To Watch If You Hate Horror Movies. If that makes no sense, let’s say movies to try if you hate “typical” horror movies.

The repugnance of moral scolds. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.


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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Australian Headline

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How to Skin a Watermelon

Mark Rober taught us how to make a watermelon smoothie a couple of years ago. Now he’s got a neat watermelon party trick to impress everyone at this year’s Labor Day picnic. I would add that it would behoove you to carry that watermelon in a cooler, tub, or at least put plastic under it until you get to the picnic, because it’s liable to leak a bit. And Mark, someone would eat that potato salad if you had remembered to put mustard in it. (via Digg)

Strictly Prohibited

Men Go Fishing, Catch Kittens

Jason Frost and Brandon Key went fishing on the Black Warrior River in Alabama on Saturday. They didn’t expect to see kittens swimming toward them as if desperate for a boat ride! Frost posted the video to Facebook, where he said,
I really don't know how to describe this video, but the Warrior River never fails to surprise me......this puts a new spin on the term "catfishing"
Both kittens already have new homes. (via Time)

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It’s So Long! Just a few of the longest things in the world.

Artificial intelligence can make any photo look like a famous painting. The program separates image and style and can combine them any way you want.

The late greats: 18-plus TV characters who buoyed shows midstream. Even a small role can become a fan favorite in the right hands.

Great Theologian Quotes on Science. Great thinkers of faith aren’t afraid of research, nor do they consider it apostasy.

The Real Reason Women Don't Direct More Action Movies. The women directors we have are overqualified.

How To Make The Ultimate Cheese-Stuffed Burger Dog.

Smart people think they understand politics, but the real world doesn’t follow logic. (via Metafilter)

10 Fascinating Facts About Blade Runner.

LSD (Line, Square, Dot) is a very minimalist physics game. There’s a box. You can draw lines. And a dot falls. Your goal is to get the dot in the box. (via Metafilter)

Obama Made A Lot Of Promises In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.

Dog Joke

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Wire Cutters

Two robots are mining a distant planet. It’s a lonely job, until they run into each other. No, it’s nothing like Wall-E, even though these robots are cute, too. Jack Anderson made this award-winning animated short film by himself. He said this took about a year of rendering. (via Boing Boing)

Monday, August 31, 2015

I Don't Think So

Up Close and Personal with Sharks

They showed a clip from the documentary Air Jaws: Walking with Great Whites, which premiered on Discovery last night in the US. Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson of the Australian morning show Today aren’t having any of it.

Considering that every type of wildlife in Australia is already trying to kill you, you’d think these folks would be unimpressed. If they are that scared, I don’t want anywhere near a Great White. (via reddit)

Instagram Perspective

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Truck vs. Tree

I dunno about this. It doesn’t look quite safe to me. But it must have turned out all right, because the entire video descriptions says,
Witness the awesome pulling power of Dodge trucks.
Pulling down a tree with a truck is not a recommended tactic. You might save some money by not hiring a professional, but getting flattened, no matter how small the chance, can be a devastating consequence. (via Arbroath)

Drone Delivery

Wait: They Were In That?

We didn’t pay attention to those actors in those tiny roles because we had no idea they were going to be big stars someday. But every movie star has a first film, with usually a pretty insignificant role. Or amy be several movies with insignificant roles. Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, and you may be surprised to know that you’ve already seen them. (via Neatorama)

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A Brief History of the Road. We’ve come a long way from footpaths through the woods.

The 2015 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners. (via Metafilter

Jaime Prater made a documentary about growing up in a cult, and he’s still paying the price.

The Dangerous Myth of Appomattox. Ending the Civil War took years, and the wounds still haven’t completely healed. (via Collectors Weekly)

This Reddit Thread Proves True Love is Alive And Well… And Really Weird.  

Here’s What Everyone Wore To The 2015 MTV VMAs. They wore lots and lots of exposed skin.

A quick glance at the life and career of Wes Craven. The legendary horror director died Sunday at age 76.

10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think. Still, it’s best to use them in the way the person you’re talking to understands them.

The Fashions of Cleopatra in Cinema. You had no idea this many actresses portrayed the Egyptian queen.

The craziest names for High School Sports Teama. Would you rather play for the Kewpies or the Nimrods?

Feather Duster

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Rube Goldberg Trick Shot Dunk

This group of friends loves basketball trick shots, even if they are just playing basketball until someone actually gets near the basket. How to make it more interesting? Rig up a Rube Goldeberg-style route to get that basketball somewhere near the basket!

This is a one-shot video, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only shot. The video description says it took three days of preparation and 137 attempts to get it right. Was it worth it? Two million YouTube views says yes! (via Viral Viral Videos)