Sunday, May 28, 2017

Maru is Ten Years Old



Happy birthday to the world's most famous cat! Maru was  born ten years ago this week. In this video, we see clips of his kitten hood, and his latest adventures. Maru now has a worldwide audience and a little sister named Hana, but he still take pleasure in the simple things, like boxes. He's just as charming at ten as ever. (via Fark)

Bird on a Ledge

(via The Chive)

100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds



The idea seems kind of silly, but once you start watching, it's really kind of neat. Your favorite movies have numbers in them, and ThorC1138 edited them to count down from 100 to zero. You'll recognize most of them, and if you are wondering about any of the others, there's a list at the YouTube page. Then you start thinking about how much work it had to be to find and isolate all those numbers, and you have to respect the madness that went into this project. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Hero Cat

(via reddit)

Choral Black Hole Sun



Choir! Choir! Choir! from Toronto put together a 225-person choir to sing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” in tribute to vocalist Chris Cornell, who committed suicide last week at age 52. (via Uproxx)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Winner!

Alien Recut as a Comedy



How do you make the horror film Alien into a comedy? Well, first you get rid of that darned xenomorph altogether, and you make it about the cat Jones. In this parody trailer, which is honestly pretty short, Mashable proves that you don't need jokes to make a comedy trailer. You don't even need laughs, although there is a giggle or two here. All you need is the music. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Muffler Shop

(via reddit)

A Tribute to John Williams at Graduation



Mark Zuckerberg gave the commencement address at Harvard University's graduation ceremonies on Thursday -and grabbed most of the headlines. But he wasn't the only celebrity on hand. Ten honorary degrees were bestowed, including a doctor of music to composer John Williams. The Harvard Din and Tonics, an a cappella group, performed a tribute to Williams during the ceremonies.

The medley of movie themes included music from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Superman, Jaws, and more. (via Laughing Squid)

Instant Karma



A motorist with a dash cam pulled up to an intersection and stopped with plenty of room for pedestrians to cross. The guy crossing the street didn't not seem happy about it at all. But he got his. Then, for bonus points, he gets angry again! (via Boing Boing)

Conquests

(via Fark)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Expect Weather

There's No Time to Explain!



In the movies, we hear "No time to explain!" a lot, because the audience already knows the story, and there's no reason to waste time telling the tale again to a character that was out of the loop. But what if the audience were also out of the loop?

This poor guy is suddenly caught up in an adventure he doesn't understand, involving tinfoil hats, a time machine, aliens, and murder. We don't understand it, either. The two protagonists immediately encounter a paradox when they travel backward in time and encounter themselves. But there's no time to explain!

The operative idea here is when they go back in time ten minutes, and the clueless partner says, "Why didn't you set it to 15 minutes back so we's have five minutes to talk?" Yeah, that would have required an explanation that made sense, so no. Oh, there may be more of the story to come, or maybe not. -via Digg http://digg.com/video/no-time-explain-funny-scifi-short


The Cake is Talking to You

(via reddit)

7 Signs That Cats Are Scientists



I recently posted a video about cats attacking things and knocking objects off tables. I mentioned that they were trying to cause chaos and destruction, but Chris Poole has an alternate theory. These cats are conducting experiments!
[https://youtu.be/opS5jaFEoPU] (YouTube link) https://youtu.be/opS5jaFEoPU
It makes perfect sense: cats are naturally curious, and are masters of observation, exploration, and manipulation. Plus this theory gives us a reason to watch Cole and Marmalade being their everyday charming selves. (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Quirky Families That Still Rule the World.

Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted.

What do you say when you weren't expecting a bridge to be there?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Professional Cat Cuddler? A veterinary clinic in Ireland is hiring someone just for that job.

7 of the craziest commando missions of World War II. Some of them even worked.

Is an 1874 Type Catalog the World's Most Beautiful Book? William Hamilton Page made wood type, but his legacy is a sample book, a sales catalog called Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c.

When the Patient Is a Gold Mine: The Trouble With Rare-Disease Drugs. The Orphan Drug Act makes life possible for some patients, but not affordable.

Why are doughnut boxes pink? They aren't, unless you've in Los Angeles, but there they have a story.


The Daily Don is a Twitter webcomic that illustrates the misadventures of our president. You need to have some knowledge of the day's news to get the jokes. (via Everlasting Blort)

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People.’ There are worse stories, but these people can't tell them because they'd lose their jobs.

Bath Time

(via Fark)

Four Storm Troopers Playing Imperial March on Bottles



These guys can't be real Stormtroopers, they're too good at what they do. They are the Bottle Boys, doing their musical Star Wars tribute. (via Laughing Squid)  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ankle Biters

Behind the Scenes of Beauty and the Beast



They say that if you love sausage or law, you shouldn't watch either being made. Maybe they should say the same for CGI filmmaking. Disney gives us a look at how Dan Stevens acted out the part of the Beast in the recent live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Yeah, he's a handsome man, but wearing a motion capture suit with beast prosthetics while Emma Watson looked perfect -well, it just looks ridiculous.  Sure, it's interesting to see how it's done, but it would be even more interesting to find out how the cast and crew managed to keep a straight face during the filming. (via The Daily Dot)