November 21, 2016

Mr. Night Has a Day Off

From Lithuanian animator Ignas Meilunas. Just a cute little two minute video that will improve your happiness level. Be sure to watch all the way until the end!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:05 PM PST - 13 comments

What it says on the tin, and 20% more free!

10cats [previously 9cats] is a youtube channel devoted to an evergrowing household of cats. They like boxes , a lot of boxes, just way too many boxes. Now they are over a dozen, with this cute kitten that demands your attention. If you need a cat video, this might just be for you. [MLYT] [more inside]
posted by Cat_Examiner at 6:49 PM PST - 10 comments

The silent walker

Gondola is a character with a pair of legs, a head, and not much else. He watches as the seasons go by. [more inside]
posted by lucidium at 5:45 PM PST - 10 comments

The novel imitates life, where the short story is bony, & cannot wander.

William Trevor, Watchful Master of the Short Story, Dies Aged 88. [The Guardian] “The Irish author William Trevor [wiki], one of the greatest short story writers of the last century, has died at the age of 88. Trevor, the author of more than 15 novels and many more short stories, was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize four times, most recently for The Story of Lucy Gault in 2002, the same year he was awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to literature. He also won the Whitbread prize three times and frequently contributed short stories to The New Yorker magazine.” [more inside]
posted by Fizz at 4:22 PM PST - 16 comments

What happens when you flush a bunch of sodium down the toilet?

Pretty much what you would expect. This is the same toilet that Cody's Lab used to flush 240lbs of mercury. It gives its all for Science when Grant Thompson (of Backyard Solar Death Ray fame) invites Cody to a flush-a-thon.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:18 PM PST - 50 comments

Earthquake sparks Japan tsunami warning

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake off eastern Japan near Fukushima prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of possible 3m (10ft) waves. [more inside]
posted by sconbie at 2:41 PM PST - 26 comments

Hold Up to Consent

Everybody plays as a creature made of male genitalia in this game: a flaccid penis, a pair of inflated testicles, and an anus. (NSFW because come on now)
posted by OverlappingElvis at 2:37 PM PST - 19 comments

Personal memories encoded during a fugue are generally never recovered

He appeared out of nowhere. He had no name, no memory, no past. He was the only person the FBI ever listed as missing even though they knew where he was. How could B.K. Doe remain anonymous in the modern age’s matrix of observation?

(Benjamin Kyle previously on MeFi)
posted by Chrysostom at 1:20 PM PST - 14 comments

When the world falls apart, some things stay in place.

A love letter to the lyrics of Levi Stubb's Tears by Billy Bragg.
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:24 PM PST - 27 comments

Waiting for the board game version

If you’re worrying about the state of your mortal soul, this handy graphic by François Georgin could help you. [more inside]
posted by cynical pinnacle at 12:01 PM PST - 10 comments

🎶 Dah dah, dadada dah dah, dadada dah dah, dadada daaaah 🎶

CineFix's Homemade Movies serves up creative remakes of your favorite movies, trailers and original songs. Every episode is an exact shot-for-shot remake created at home without any visual effects. Deadpool trailer (side-by-side comparison.) Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (comparison.) Raiders of the Lost Ark opening scene (comparison.) Aliens power loader scene (comparison.) Many, many more of your nerdy favorites, including behind-the-scenes and how-to videos at their YouTube playlist.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:11 AM PST - 12 comments

That's not very mature

The Fondoodler is a "hot glue gun for cheese" [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l at 10:50 AM PST - 77 comments

We even got turned down for an armpit at one point in time.

“It smelled like death”: An oral history of the Double Dare obstacle course:
This Wednesday night, Nickelodeon will air a special commemorative episode of Double Dare celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary year. Summers will return, along with announcer John Harvey and production assistant Robin Russo. In the spirit of that super sloppy reunion, The A.V. Club set out to discover the origins of the obstacle course, the show’s most memorable and popular segment.
posted by palindromic at 10:48 AM PST - 34 comments

Kate Bush - And Dream of Sheep

The video, released today, for And Dream of Sheep. Originally on her 1985 album Hounds of Love (also on that album: Hounds of Love, The Big Sky, Running Up That Hill, Cloudbusting), this was filmed for showing during her 2014 concerts. Also, on the BBC iPlayer, Kate's recent interview (summarised) and her new live album; also, a teaser for the album. Bonus: Sat In Your Lap, Army Dreamers, Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, The Sensual World, Moments of Pleasure.
posted by Wordshore at 10:17 AM PST - 28 comments

You have to deal with the powerless

Means of Descent. An interview with Robert Caro, author of The Power Broker and the series The Years of Lyndon Johnson. An examination of power, getting things done, and the human costs of doing so. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly at 9:14 AM PST - 32 comments

Color One Tear Black

The lowrider was born during the mid-twentieth century in the barrio of East Los Angeles. More than just a car, lowriders are the avatar and centerpiece of one of the most enduring Mexican American subcultures. While white American muscle car enthusiasts sought high speed, their Chicanx counterparts were building cars intended to go "low and slow," designed for cruising rather than racing. But what would cruising be without a soundtrack to match? Hazy and soulful group harmony is the music of choice. [more inside]
posted by vathek at 8:08 AM PST - 14 comments

Bee movie but

Bee movie trailer but every time they say bee it gets slower
The entire bee movie but every time they say bee it gets faster
The bee movie trailer but it's censored
The bee movie trailer but every time it says bee it ends [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 6:12 AM PST - 62 comments

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