Sunday, July 23, 2017

An Ode To Love



A man stranded on a tiny island has nothing but a stick and his imagination. The stick brings that imagination to life. Before long, the stick is a stand-in for everything he ever had in his life. Through it, he experiences joy, excitement, humor, rage, despair, disappointment, and even jealousy. That's an awful lot to pack into one wordless cartoon with one character. Unless you count the stick. An Ode to Love is an award-winning animated short film by Matthew Darragh. (via Laughing Squid)

Helping with the Housework

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A Sneak Peek at Justice League



The next DC Comics movie is Justice League. The group established its core characters in Batman v Superman, with a glimpse of Wonder Woman, who we got to know better this summer. Next they will be joined by Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg from the comics. An extended preview was released at San Diego Comic Con. From the YouTube page:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League will be in theaters November 17. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Smoking Cats

Merica!

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Where's the Fire?

I hope that is the express lane. (via Pleated-Jeans)

British Airways Safety Video



British Airways teamed up with Comic Relief to make a new flight safety video based on the premise of people auditioning for a role in the safety video. A selection of top British performers do their best, but the director is more impressed with some than with others. Honestly, when Sir Ian McKellan tells you to put on your oxygen mask, you listen. The video is actually a combination flight safety video and fundraising appeal for Flying Start. It will be shown on flights beginning in September. There's also a behind-the-scenes look and some outtakes here.

Flower

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Official Comic-Con Trailer




The first trailer for season eight of The Walking Dead, which premieres on October 22, was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con on Friday. This video contains NSFW language, despite the fact that it's from a TV show. There's a lot of action, explosions, shooting, and an inspirational speech or two, but not nearly enough zombies. But then, it's only a few minutes of clips that try not to give too much away.  Every frame will be examined and speculated on in the next few days. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Siphoning Gas

Little Library

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U.S. Executive Branch Crime Statistics

The article accompanying this chart was published backing January. (via TYWKIWDBI) http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/

Why a Total Solar Eclipse is Such a Big Deal



The total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21st is a big deal. "Eclipse" is not so rare, but "solar" is, and "total" even more so. It doesn't happen often, and the view is expected to be spectacular. Get a preview in this video from Vox. Sadly, my plan to drive two hours or so to see the eclipse has been canceled. August 21st is move-in day at my youngest kid's new college. But we will see a partial solar eclipse, which will cover all of the lower 48. And if you live too far away to get to the path of totality, you'll still see plenty of reports on the internet. (via Kottke)

Miss Cellania's Links

Food and Drink Specials Served Up for the San Diego Comic Con.

My ‘Just In Case’ Inheritance. Indians invest in jewelry for their daughters as a lifelong safety net.

We Are Awful at Detecting Manipulated Photos. Test your altered image detecting abilities here. (via Daily of the Day)

Trump's 2020 Campaign Has Already Paid Out $600K—to Trump.

In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

Rub It In

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Singing Samoyeds



What we have here are four Samoyeds, harmonizing like a barbershop quartet. Well, three of them anyway. In every quartet, there's one guy who wants to only take the solos. In this case, that's Biscotti. Dog trainer Lisa Marino caught her dogs singing and had to share it with us. (via Tastefully Offensive)    



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Consumers

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Grandma

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Tweet of the Day

The Counterfeit Coin Riddle



In order to get out of the dungeon, you must perform a service for the king.He wants you to identify a counterfeit coin among twelve coins, but you can only use his scale three times to do it. Lucky for you, you are the kingdom's top mathematician. I can slice a tomato into 18 pieces with five cuts, but this one's a real head scratcher. Jennifer Lu sure came up with a hard one in this riddle. I might have been able to figure it out, if I had infinite time and no stress, but the scenario as it is would not allow for that. The king has a temper, you know. (via Geeks Are Sexy)