Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Snowman(s)

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Famous People in Their Early TV Ads


The Ultimate "Before They Were Famous... by worldwideinterweb

When young actors try to break into the business, they take any and all jobs, trying to both build their resumes and pay the rent. Waiting tables will only get you so far. Then, after they make it in the business, we can dog out old videos of their younger days and marvel at how young they look. We can also contemplate how many advertising dollars are spent on breakfast cereals and fast food. The biggest takeaway I had about this celebrity compilation is that I must be getting really old, because I don’t know who half these stars are. (via Uproxx)

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How To Harvest Cherries



Picking cherries by hand is way too labor-intensive for commercial orchardists. The get the most cherries in the least time, you need specialized equipment, but strangely the one piece of heavy equipment not involved is a cherry-picker! Instead, you’ll need a specialized roll of tarp to catch the cherries, and conveyor belt to gather them, and the world’s largest vibrator, the Vibro6 EH. Now that’s one huge vibrator! Shake the tree, gather the cherries, and move on. (via Viral Viral Videos)

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Bananas: An A-Peel-ing History.

The Tax Foundation crunched the numbers and made a map, comparing how far $100 will go in purchasing power in each state compared with the national average. Another map shows metropolitan areas compared to their surrounding areas. (via mental_floss)

An in-depth profile of erstwhile Saturday Night Live writer Michael O'Donoghue.

New Orleans Nine Years After Katrina. (via Metafilter)

Exploding Toads: The Storied Remains.

A post at Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds contrasts the process of sending kids to school in the 1970s when the author was a kid with the process today. (via Boing Boing)

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? (via reddit)

Adam Savage has an ingenious way to explain the dangers of porn on the internet to his sons. (via Metafilter

Arby’s made a poster to show all the different kinds of meats they puts on a sandwich. The poster inspired customers to ask if they could have “that” sandwich.

Ice Cream or Not Ice Cream? How to define the real thing.

Minions

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How to Kill a Dementor



The Brotherhood Workshop brings us a Harry Potter LEGO short, with an awesome way to destroy a dementor.
Dementors feed on the happiness of others. So what happens when they find a creature with limitless happiness?
Who could that be? Watch and find out! (via Laughing Squid)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How Sad

Purple Marker

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Cockatoo Does the Dogs a Favor



“Hey, boys! Wanna Milk-Bone? I gotcha Milk-Bones right here! Have one! Have another! Just remember what your old friend Spike did for you some day when I need a hand. Ya never know when I might need a big dog to defend me!”

These Great Danes have a friend in a high place- Spike, the Umbrella Cockatoo, who is glad to hand out the treats they thought they’d have to earn. (via Arbroath)

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Threat

John Oliver on the Wage Gap



John Oliver looks at the silly arguments made about whether women are paid as well as men. Maybe we can fix it, but first we’ll have to agree whether or not there is a problem. All we have to do is remain single, never have children, and stay under 44 years old.


British Parenting

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Feeding Koi with a Baby Bottle



Koi Acres is serious about growing big fish. They can reach twenty to thirty pounds! To feed such a big (and valuable) fish, a baby bottle will do just fine. (via Neatorama)


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