Monthly Archives: August 2013

Geena Davis, Archer

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The Making of a Really Cool Photo: “Drifting Away”

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Mr. Forthright – “How To Pass A Drug Test”

or “Golden Flow Eval”, or “Whiz Quiz”.

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One of Many Ways to End a Race: Interesting (but non-brutal) Crash

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Every Tech Commercial

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Science Fiction Film Facts

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Drumcat, a Korean Drumline

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Anderson Cooper on Pat Robertson

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Rename Tropical Storms / Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers

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Wiper Attack!

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The Police Are Coming!

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TCM Mini-Documentary – Peter O’Toole

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Link Dump

Your ancestors didn’t sleep like you do: http://slumberwise.com/science/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you/

Unused animatics from The Avengers: http://comicsalliance.com/iron-man-3-avengers-movie-wasp-unused-scene-animatics-video/

…And Iron Man 3: http://nerdapproved.com/movies/iron-man-3-animatics-reveal-original-explosive-end-for-trevor/#more-105467

…And more Avengers: http://nerdapproved.com/movies/animatics-for-the-avengers-show-a-peek-at-the-wasp-video/#more-105591

…And maybe the same stuff as before, so, whatever: http://io9.com/iron-man-3-deleted-ending-shows-the-badass-mandarin-we-1207291639

8 unrealized buildings that could have transformed American cities: http://gizmodo.com/8-unrealized-buildings-that-couldve-transformed-americ-1189210942

A map of English as a second language in the USA: http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-us-map-of-english-as-second-language.html

Donut flavored beer: http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2013/08/donut-flavored-beer.html

If you could travel back in time, which decade would you most like to see?: http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2013/08/if-you-could-travel-back-in-time.html

Another source for the time-travel story: http://today.yougov.com/news/2013/08/13/1950s-most-popular-destination-would-be-time-trave/

Zombie Charlie Brown shirt: http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Youre-a-Zombie-Chuck

15 Great Behind-the-scenes documentaries you can watch online right now: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2013/08/15_great_documentaries_you_can_watch_online_for_fr.php#more

10 worst DC New 52 costume redesigns: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2013/08/10_wonder_woman_of_all.php

8 things worth knowing about sushi: http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-explains-everything-you-need-to-know-about-1151293182

The space shuttle program, in 1 picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/7142841595/in/photostream/

Corey Feldman’s Terrible Music Video: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2013/08/corey_feldmans_music_video_might_be_the_douchiest.php

Shave the Whales t-shirt: http://www.threadless.com/product/3660/Shave_the_Whales

Baobab – a short film about a monkey and a woman, living fine until men go and screw up everything: http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2013/08/baobab.html

Star Wars, as an Australian beer advertisement: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2013/08/star_wars_as_an_australian_beer_commercial.php#more

10 video games cancelled before their release: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52098/10-video-games-canceled-release

The “Friendly” Face of Islamic Extremists: http://www.myconfinedspace.com/2013/08/26/the-friendly-face-of-islam/

Going Out of Business sale for Detroit: http://www.myconfinedspace.com/2013/08/25/motor-city-going-out-of-business-sale/motorcityoutofbiz-jpg/

Perler Bead Art, Batman and Robin (in the pixelized form of Final Fantasy 1 characters)

Tea Time (optical illusion – infinitely zooming in)

Buckaroo Banzai: http://boingboing.net/2013/08/27/buckaroo-banzai.html

Lillian Powers, Vine comic genius: http://gawker.com/this-12-year-old-is-a-vine-genius-1210088776

violentissimo (short animated toon about keeping musicians on-time, conducting: http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2013/08/violentissimo.html

Gruesome Staffordshire Figurines: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-lurid-side-of-staffordshire-figurines/

10 great inventions dreamt up by children: http://www.greatbusinessschools.org/10-great-inventions-dreamt-up-by-children/

How Evil is Your Head? The shoddy science of Phrenology: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52412/how-evil-your-head-9-illustrations-1902-character-reader

Wistful Guy Fieri http://cheezburger.com/7753979136

Turbo Dodge Daytona. I wish I had the money to restore this baby. So very late 80s/early 90s. So pretty. (Oh, the ad is from 2010. Nevermind, no chance anyhow.) http://www.turbododge.com/forums/f7/f30/343239-1990-dodge-daytona-950-a.html

Office posture matters: http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2013/08/office-posture-matters.html

What would happen if I ate a teaspoon of a White Dwarf Star?: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2009-10/what-would-happen-if-i-ate-teaspoonful-white-dwarf-star

11 Creative Film Interpretations You Probably Hadn’t Considered (some are a stretch, entertaining nonetheless): http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52260/11-creative-film-interpretations-you-probably-hadnt-considered

Zombie Scoopie Doo Shirt: http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Zoinks-Theyre-Zombies/#!h3j9a

7 Great Worker Training Music Videos: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52314/7-best-worker-training-music-videos

Serial Taxi (short animated film): http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2013/08/serial-taxi.html

11 Google Services with hidden easter eggs: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52191/11-google-services-hidden-easter-eggs

Space Shuttle concept art of the 1960s and 1970s: http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/08/space-shuttle-concept-art-of-1960s-and.html

The computers that put men on the moon: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52297/computer-put-men-moon

11 Artists Accused of Music Plagiarism: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52289/blurred-lines-indeed-11-artists-accused-music-plagiarism

You’re like a dad to me: http://cheezburger.com/7763565824

Soundtrack to the Summer of 1963: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52230/soundtrack-summer-1963

You Are What You Eat: http://bitsandpieces.us/2013/08/27/you-are-what-you-eat-2/

It’s just a matter of time… http://bitsandpieces.us/2013/08/27/it-is-just-a-matter-of-time/

Science in 6 seconds: http://boingboing.net/2013/08/27/science-in-6-seconds-the-best.html

Mark Hamill and Tara Strong Reunited: Joker and Harley Quinn: http://www.dorkly.com/embed/53744/mark-hamill-and-tara-strong-reunite-as-joker-and-harley-quinn

Secret art installation beneath Times Square: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52127/secret-art-installation-beneath-times-square (Bummer I didn’t know about this before going to New York those 3 times the past couple years…)

Behind the scenes in films (some photos are very rare, or little seen in many, many decades): http://io9.com/stunning-behind-the-scenes-photos-show-iconic-movies-in-512190237

1980s TV stars who recorded now-obscure albums: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52068/11-80s-tv-stars-who-recorded-obscure-albums

Reddit: If you could kill or save one person from history, who would it be? http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1lar7w/if_you_could_kill_or_save_one_person_from_history/

1976 Corvette Mako Shark II: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1lafio

Vaught’s Practical Character Reader (1902): http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/03/19/vaughts-practical-character-reader-1902/

Steve Martin appears in an Iron Man comic book: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1l8i5g

It’s shit like this, Washington DC: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1lbyug

Bob Dylan, Joan Baez sing in Washington DC in 1963’s Civil Rights March: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/27/bob-dylan-joan-baez-more-music-at-1963-s-march-on-washington.html

Revealing the badass badguy ship in miniature, about an hour before it’s surprise reveal on-screen: http://i.minus.com/ipkon43Z0lDqQ.gif

10 neat underused concepts by Jack Kirby: http://comicsalliance.com/jack-kirby-ten-most-amazingly-underused-concepts/

Reddit, what is the most unintentionally profound thing you’ve heard? http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1lbldn/reddit_what_is_the_most_unintentionally_profound/

Map of the Known World, according to Eratosthenes: http://www.heritage-history.com/maps/ancient/class003.jpg http://www.reddit.com/tb/1lbcly

14 Swedish Words That Conflict With the Ikea Products They Name: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52394/14-swedish-words-conflict-ikea-products-they-name

The US government, on waging war on Syria: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1lbzcf

Cat-Human agreement: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1l7sb6

Awesome Star Trek rug that I want: http://nerdapproved.com/approved-products/boldly-cover-your-floor-with-this-star-trek-uss-enterprise-rug/#more-105695

25 Rejected nicknames for sports teams: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52318/25-rejected-nicknames-professional-sports-teams

Sunglasses that correct for color blindness: http://laughingsquid.com/enchroma-cx-sunglasses-for-correcting-color-blindness/

Frosted Frakes: http://varietyshow.nerdsandhotcocoa.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Frosted-Frakes.jpg

22 things you might not know about Hawaii: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52317/22-things-you-might-not-know-about-hawaii

How to give a geek a headache: http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-give-geek-headache.html

If you havin hull problems, I feel bad for you son… http://i.imgur.com/3m4Va.jpg

10 wacky grooming products from the 1970s: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52261/10-wacky-grooming-products-1970s

My bat’leth brings all the threats to picard: http://i.imgur.com/MtfMIUf.png

11 celebrated artists who didn’t quit their day jobs: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52293/11-celebrated-artists-who-didnt-quit-their-day-jobs

Nazi shark! http://www.reddit.com/tb/1lbx0n

8 important Daguerrotype photos: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52299/8-important-daguerreotype-photos

Why we eat red meat: http://www.lamebook.com/mooooove-over-meat/

10 remarkable pothumously published novels: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114470/10-most-remarkable-posthumously-published-novels

http://twentytwowords.com/2013/08/27/foreign-words-with-no-specific-english-translation-describing-experiences-we-all-have-11-pictures/#more-82595

12 cruel anti-suffragette cartoons: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52207/12-cruel-anti-suffragette-cartoons

Disagreeing with Bill Watterson, in the style of Bill Watterson’s “Calvin and Hobbes”: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52207/12-cruel-anti-suffragette-cartoons (Also, all internet debates should be fought using the style of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.)

Steve Martin Facts: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52232/10-steve-martin-facts-honor-his-birthday

Gorgeous photo of a parking lot in Omaha, Nebraska, in the 1970s. I spent a long, long time looking at the cars here: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1l9do2

11 controversial SNL moments: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52111/11-controversial-snl-moments

How a near-death experience inspired a video game: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/08/ut_dayz/

Happy Birthday Giant Balls in Sioux Falls! http://ksoo.com/happy-birthday-sioux-falls-weather-balls/?trackback=reddit

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Transformers: Soundwave Rockin’ Out! (Stay to the end)

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Completely Accurate Gaming History: The Nintendo Entertainment System

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Cyanide and Happiness – “The Rope” (NSFW Language)

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The ColecoVision!

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Jay Leno and GM Design head Ed Welburn on the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

via http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/jay-leno-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-elmirage-1216162301/1216558394

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Banned Betty Boop Cartoon (for drug use)

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Johnny Cash Totally Ripped Off Folsom Prison Blues From Another Group

But he improved the crap out of it though.

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Siskel & Ebert Interviewing Directors on the Future of Movies (1990)

They also put out a book with text from this interview. I know, because I bought over 10 years ago at a used book shop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, without knowledge that a video-version existed (until I saw this YouTube clip recently).

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Dungeons and Dragons TV Ad from the Early 1980s

Nice re-use of the dragon blasting fire animation TWICE in a 30 second TV spot.

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Patrick Stewart – “The Rare Quadruple Take”

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Terry Gilliam’s Do It Yourself Animation Show

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The B-52’s – “Love Shack” (Isolated Vocals)

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Tying Up a Boat Like A Boss

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Huey Lewis and The News – “Finally Found A Home”

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What Happens When You Attach a Camera to a Helicopter Rotor? (Warning: Loud Screech in the Beginning of This One)

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Weather Ball Jingle – Northwest Bank, 1970s Minneapolis

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Terrible Song of the Day: Scott Baio – “The Boys Are Out Tonight”

Legend is, this song is how he got his first Playboy Playmate.

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Carl Sagan – Eratosthenes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieve_of_Eratosthenes http://nrich.maths.org/2478

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Why Are American Healthcare Costs So High?

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A Clip from Cracking The Codes: Using White Privilege

via http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-trip-to-grocery-store.html

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The Solar System: Our Home in Space

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The Singing Nun – “Dominique”

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WTF Jimmy Neutron Parody

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Mercedes is Used to Kill Hitler, Car Company Mercedes is Not Happy

Full story here: http://gawker.com/mercedes-is-not-happy-that-its-car-was-used-to-kill-hit-1201987245

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Dolly Parton Sings a Duet With Her Slowed-Down Self

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Louis the Bald Eagle Runs Into a Window (reportedly, he’s okay, just stunned)

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The Squatty Potty

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