Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Curious Owls

When you set up a camera to capture wildlife, you hope they don’t know they’re being recorded. It turns out that you can’t fool critters all the time. Someone attached a GoPro to a tree just beneath an owl’s nest. The owls, being eagle-eyed, immediately noticed something new in their environment. The camera gets a thorough inspection, which leaves us with the image of an entire family of owls staring directly into our souls.

The owls don’t care, once they’ve determined it’s something they can’t eat and won’t eat them. I got a little nervous when one owl chick hiked his leg, but I guess he was just stretching. Next, someone will give them funny dialogue. (via Everlasting Blort

A Winning Combo

His Costume

(via The Chive)

A Marching Band tribute to The Wizard of Oz

The upside of sitting in the nosebleed section of a football stadium is being able to see the formations of the marching band, especially if it’s the Ohio State University marching band. Saturday, they played the tunes from The Wizard of Oz while forming animated formations of the principle characters. Awesome!

Miss Cellania's Links

15 Fun Facts About The Boxtrolls. The combination of stop-motion, CGI, and traditional animation, plus humor, may hook adults as well as children.

Haunted Houses: Tokyo's Real Estate Listings with Problems. More people are dying alone, which ensures that their spirits will haunt the next residents of the home.

Inside the evolution of a dead language. Just because no one speaks Latin on an everyday basis doesn’t mean we can’t add new words to its lexicon.

Alan Crowley was doing a selfie-a-day project when he was attacked and his face was slashed. The resulting time-lapse video shows his wounds, plastic surgery, and healing process.

The Eject-a-Bed is the cruelest, most effective morning alarm ever. Don’t want to get up? Get dumped on the floor!

21 pop-culture siblings from the last decade who got rather... close. What is our fascination with hints of incest?

The Months of the Year, Ranked. Now, this is a highly subjective and altogether meaningless list, but he’s wrong about October.

Yes, Americans Can Be Fired for Running for Office. And pretty much anything else your employer cares to fire you for.

10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes.

The problem with home-cooked meals. Everyone wants to cook, but it’s hard to replicate the perfect family dinner.


(via Fark)

The Shift

The latest short by Francesco Calabrese is unsettling, to say the least. It’s set in 1964 suburbia, which is already frightening, but things are not what they should be- you could say things have “shifted.” The Shift stars Molly Quinn from the TV show Castle in a story that’s like a cross between The Stepford Wives and The Twilight Zone. If the wide-screen format makes this too small for you, click the bottom right corner of the video to see it full-screen. (Thanks, Francesco!)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hear That, Kids?

Once In A Lifetime

Kermit the Frog does his best David Byrne imitation in a performance of The Talking Heads’ song “Once in a Lifetime” on Muppets Tonigh in 1996. (via Dangerous Minds)


(via reddit)

Trapped in a Game of Fetch

This guy sees a dog’s ball that unfortunately fell outside the fence. Like any good Samaritan and dog lover, he gives it back to the poor puppy. He soon realizes that he’s been outsmarted by a clever border collie who wants to play. I’m sure he’s not the first passer-by who’s been fooled into throwing the ball for this smart, energetic, and adorable dog. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Marimba Lessons

John Oliver on Drones

Military drone strikes are terrifying. Who knows when one will come for us? John Oliver tells it like it is. Contains HBO language.

Little Dogs

This Pepper is So Hot, They Had to Sing

Danish musician and pepper enthusiast Chili Klaus (Claus Pilgaard) talked his friend, singer Michael Caroe, into eating a Dorset Naga ghost chili pepper, which can register a million Scoville units. Then they perform the song "My Way," or try to, while fighting back the tears.
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way
That particular verse is so appropriate, but they didn’t spit it out. The rest of us would have been running to the nearest fire hydrant. (via Buzzfeed)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Parasite and the Parrot: A Love Story.

This is a really simple game. All you do is click the tile that is a different color. (via Metafilter)

The Saga of the Woman with Three Breasts.

20 Things You Might Not Know About Pulp Fiction.

A Mother in Jail for Helping Her Daughter Have an Abortion.

LEGO Doom by Ochre Jelly.

12 Hilariously Weird Anti-Drug PSAs. You’ll have a psychedelic experience for free just by watching them.

Why Are Jokes So Perishable? Take a look at some of the things that were once considered funny, but no more.

Watch 150 Tiny Sea Turtles Make Their First Run Into Ocean Waters. Just hatched, and they are already little superstars!

Lonely Potato Syndrome. It’s easy to convince people they have a mental disorder, once it has a name.