Saturday, September 23, 2017

Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)



The hit by Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers has been posted here before, but this version is from a Dutch TV show in 1970. She was much more popular in the Netherlands than she ever was in the U.S. The young folk singer tells how impressed she was that the Gospel choir consented to collaborate with her. (via Strange Company

Football

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How American Gothic Became an Icon



Grant Wood's American Gothic is more than a famous painting. Sure, it's a great piece of art, but there's more to it than that. When it was first unveiled, the painting wasn't recognized as anything special. But the subject matter made it something worth talking about. In this video from Vox, we see that it was the people who saw the painting that made it special. They saw what they wanted to see in American Gothic. (via Digg)

True Love: A Tribute to The Princess Bride



The Princess Bride has a cornucopia of elements that make it one of our favorite movies. But the overarching theme is true love. In this cute video that seems shorter than it is, the Gregory Brothers songify the lines from the movie to make a love song about love..  true wuv. This is their contribution to the celebratio of the movie's 30th anniversary on Monday. (via Tastefully Offensive

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Colin Furze's Driveable Hot Tub



Insane inventor Colin Furze (previously) has built such a reputation that now he's being paid to bring ridiculous tech to life. In his latest stunt, he covered a BMW with a lawn (artificial turf), sealed it up and filled it with water, and installed a barbecue grill on the back. Silly? Yes, and a lot of fun. The car is an ad for Google, so they provide Furze with the raw materials for the hot tub car.
Watch Furze drive around, splashing his bathwater all over the road. Oh yeah, the interior also has water jets, to which he adds bubble bath soap! Now try to imagine what happens when they grill burgers behind a bubble bath. This is the "fun" video. In case you are wondering exactly how he sealed the car so well that it could be driven filled with water, this video shows the process, and this video covers the other accessories. (via Laughing Squid)

Accident

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Learn to Play Cat



In the newest episode of Simon's Cat Logic, Simon Tofield and Nicky Treverrow talks about how cats play, and the best ways for us to play with them. It starts with how to train kittens in recognizing toys. Even after a lifetime of playing with cats, even I learned some new tips in this video. It has a Simon's Cat cartoon tagged onto the end, in which we see the cat having a ball with that elusive red dot.


Unfortunate Nominative Determinism

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

The Madness of Donald Trump. Matt Taibbi for Rolling Stone.

The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

Cringe-worthy Twitter story about a plumber.

Snopes and the Search for Facts in a Post-Fact World. 

Leather, Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.








Me Too!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Greace

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The Magic of Making Marbles



I honestly doubt they make all marbles like this. I picture a series of robots doing it dozen at a time. But watching a glassblower make marbles with swirls of color inside is really neat. (via The Kid Should See This


Shakespeare Quote of the Day

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A Timely Tweet



It's an annual event.



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Relax and Pet Your Dog



Paul Rugg, who writes and does voiceovers for cartoons (he worked on Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain, among other shows) tells us how he relaxes at home with his beloved dog. Truly a man's best friend. (via reddit)

In Their Natural Habitat

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The Forgotten Storm. The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado in US history.

Even Business Leaders Are Realizing Health Insurance Companies Serve No Purpose. They know it's time for single-payer. (via Boing Boing)

Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out the last three years.

Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly. (via Digg)

23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

In the wake of the housing crisis, a new breed of real estate investor is destroying America's cities

New Bed

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Fun with Mudskippers




Mudskippers are some really strange animals. They are amphibious fish, which is not a new division of taxonomy; it just means they are fish that can spend time out of the water. Mudskippers can breathe through their skin, and they have some strange mating habits, too. This video from the BBC explains. It gets really good at about a minute in, so make sure you don't have any liquid in your mouth when they start to dance. They sometimes get into shouting matches with each other, too, as you can see here. (via reddit)