The Scheming Princess Behind the Fall of the Roman Empire.
What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump. Crime is defined by who commits it.
For serious Star Wars fans, Movies with Mikey looks at how earlier Star Wars films were received in their day, part one and part two.
Meet the Man Who Couldn’t Stop Eating. Tarrare turned his insatiable hunger into a career.
The Student Yearbooks of a Japanese-American Detention Camp. Striving for a veneer of normalcy when their world was turned upside down.
34 Things Movie And TV Characters Do That No Real Person Does. We know it's for blocking or drama, but some of them can get under your skin.
The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just Beginning.
The History of Kewpies. Rose O’Neill created the adorable little sprites in 1909.
Why Can't Everyone Do the 'Asian Squat'? It's the ankle flexibility; use it or lose it.
Kay Nielsen, Disney, and the Sanitization of the Modern Fairy Tale. The illustrator's concept art for The Little Mermaid was too faithful to the original for the House of Mouse.
Monday, March 19, 2018
If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck... this old footage wasn't all that informative, but it's purpose was more to galvanize the public against the boogie man of the 20th century. (via Cynical-C)
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Last weekend at the annual Crufts Dog Show, a Papillion named Tinklebury Bingo had a memorable second round run in the agility course. The dog was suffering from either stage fright or a brain fart, but once the clock ensured that there was really no competition in the balance, the judge took things into his own hands, literally. Honestly, this cute little doggo may have done this on purpose to get back at Melissa for naming him Tinklebury Bingo. A good time was had by all.
Also, if you recall Olly, the Jack Russell rescue that stole the show last year, you'll want to see him perform at this year's competition. (via Metafilter)
Kaplamino, an artist who has a slanted table and plenty of free time, harnessed the power of fidget spinners for his latest chain reaction marble run. Ten of them made the grade, and they do multiple clever tricks in this video.
Yes I bought 50 fidget spinners just to do it, don't judge me :(I hear you can get them pretty cheap these days. (via reddit)
Saturday, March 17, 2018
An entire generation of American children know and love Fred Rogers through his TV show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Over the years, many were delighted to find out that Rogers was never playing a character, that he was exactly the same off camera. Even when Candid Camera tried to get a rise out of him. He didn't react the way they expected. It seems like a lame prank, but this was recorded before smart phones and WiFi were everywhere, when many travelers would look forward to watching TV in their hotel rooms. But not Rogers! He let the small things go, and even when he was tired he never missed an opportunity to treat people kindly and make them feel good. (via reddit) https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/84yx41/candid_camera_tries_to_play_a_prank_on_mister/
The things we see in movies and TV shows are way different from real life, usually for dramatic purposes. Sure, if life were always dramatic, we wouldn't need the escape of entertainment. Then there's the stuff we really don't know much about, and since we only see it on TV, we don't know how accurate it is or isn't. Surgeon Annie Onishi of Columbia University tells us how real life surgery differs from the TV version. Onishi covers an awful lot of medical subjects you've seen in movies and TV. A few scenes may be too graphic if you're the least bit squeamish about medical procedures. It's nice to know that real-life surgery is in the hands of knowledgeable and non-dramatic people. (via Laughing Squid)
I worked at a poll in a very district in PA18 for @ConorLambPA on Tues. Lamb voters were happy to tell me why they chose him. In descending order: he supports unions, Medicare, Social Security. From women: he projects warmth, dignity, intelligence and leadership.— neonzinnia (@neonzinnia) March 15, 2018