Just read Chris Kyle‘s book “American Sniper” and I highly recommend it. Here are some interviews.
I read Marcus Luttrell‘s “Lone Survivor” – twice.
Johnny Mead‘s got a story from WWII.
Former Soviet citizen Vladimir Jaffe politely attempts to educate students on the truth about life under communism. (The girl actually believes that the millions of people murdered by The Red Terror was “an accident.”) Their ignorance scares me.
Not Important Stuff:
Here’s what happens when you mess with a dead whale carcass.
This is what you get when you google Holy Crap.
Hungry? Eat this.
Perhaps you’d like a tin sandwich instead?
[Top image from here, and, yeah, they’re all tweezers.]
Bear. Stop it. Stop it, Bear. Why are you breaking my kayak? Bear doesn’t speak English. Someone needs to add an instrumental background soundtrack with a heavy walking bass line to this.
This is so wrong. Chuck Berry sings Death Metal.
Regis Philbin and Cathy Lee interview The Ramones .
The Failure Players.
Charles Schulz disliked the name “Peanuts”.
Nice catch… using Barbie Gear.
Top image is not a photoshop. Check it out here [via].
Awesome koala fight. [via]
The Elephant’s Foot (aka, what happens when socialists are in charge of everything).
Meet your ancestors.
Wondering what your ancient Baktrian bronze battle axes are worth? Start here.
Interesting analysis of the countries around the world. It hints at the reasons why many nations are armpits (and worse) while others are successful. [via]
Nice collection of retrostuff courtesy of VE.
Showgirls playing chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, New York, 1958 [NSFK].
Sweden’s Burning Goat.
Dogs who know they’re guilty.
Dawg ridin’ dirty [via].
Top image found here.
In Dreams is an experimental film about childhood nightmares by Samuel Blain.
“I never forget a face.” Yeah, you’ve heard someone say it, but how would they know? I got a score of 91% and 82% on this test.
The Legend of Chuck Norris lives on. I’m amazed that I didn’t make it into the Top 50, or maybe I did…
Crashing Cell Phone Conversations At The Airport.
This Guy Travelled The Country In A Pink Tutu Just To Make His Wife Laugh During Chemo.
Very cool fractal art.
Yeah, it snowed in Cairo. BFD. Weather happens, and it’s not caused by humans. We don’t have that much power, never will, no matter what Mr. Catastrophe told you.
How long can YOU watch a kitten with nasal problems in front of a fire place? [via]
WorpDress just informed me that this our 2,609th blog post. Wish they’d warned me a few years ago. I’d have cleaned up the yard, re-caulked the tub and got rid of the meerkats (cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards).
Top image from Edwin A. Abbot’s 1884 classic novella “Flatland.”
Mrs. Miller sings Petula Clark’s hit “Downtown.” Double dog dare you to listen to the whole thing.
“What The Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say?” is a radio game show on AM640KFI hosted by Tim Conway Jr. (who’s funny as hell, and the game is tougher than you think).
What you get when you heat aluminum to 1200 degrees F and pour it into an ant colony [via].
Mozilla has a new add-on for FireFox that allows you to see who’s tracking you across the internet called “Lightbeam” (originally named “Collusion”). In February 2012, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs explained it’s origin and purpose at a TED Talk.
Tree trimming via helicopter.
“I made this powerpoint for this week’s lesson – Regional/Iconic American Foods. I went back through and replaced all the text with my student’s reactions.” His students are Chinese.
Airhorn Classics – Various Artists [via].
Top image found here.
This is both interesting and annoying at the same time. “Electric Pow Wow Drum” by A Tribe Called Red [via].
Like logic puzzles? Try this. For more variety, there’s this.
Very cool physics trick. Took me five tries to get it right [via].
Parking Pron from the handsome and fetching Ms. Cellania. [Update – The vid was pulled by the user, from that link, but here it is from another source.]
Escape from the kitchen.
Interesting story about President Herbert Hoover and Jan Paderewski. Turns out to be true.
Never heard that story, and my first reaction was that it was Urban Myth. $2,000 in 1892 dollars could purchase a spacious two-story home with multiple fireplaces. That seemed to be an extravagant fee, even for a popular piano virtuoso. It’s about $50K in 2013 dollars. That young Hoover could have raised $1,600 (+$40K / 2013) in a short amount of time is just as astounding. But it appears the story is true.
Great cartooning with amazing .gif animations by Neil Sanders.
“The transistor was probably the most important invention of the 20th Century, and the story behind the invention is one of clashing egos and top secret research.” True.
Top image from here.
This is kinda cool. Interactive Twist Again [via].
I love the name of this experimental project: The Slingatron.
Never heard of guard llamas until a few days ago.
Photos of a young James Newell Osterberg, Jr. [via]
Oh, and about Syria? There’s this abbreviated version.
The Bird is The Word. Don’t you know about the bird?
Top image from here.
I could watch this forever.
“Long term use of pessoi could have resulted in local irritation, skin or mucosal damage, or complications of external haemorrhoids.” [Source, via here.]
The Blob eats a magnet. The Blob can do other stuff.
Ride the City of New Orleans from New Orleans to Hammond LA in real time. (BTW, Arlo Guthrie didn’t write the song, Steve Goodman did.)
What a cute waste of technology.
Make your home smell like a bag of sliders.
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Nor pane, in Russia.
Cool downloadable drum loops. Purple Napkins is pretty good.
Interesting collection of old songs about murders here with lots of stories.
Pink Floyd Tribute Band
22 photobombs by horses.
“We’re DOOOOMED!” Great display of doomsayers of the 1970s from Paleo Future.
Telephone books. [via]
Oddness is only one click away. [via]
Speak With Conviction addresses a west coast speech pattern?
Eric Clapton Tribute Band
Women laughing alone with salad.
Pixar’s Zoetrope display is verracool.
Anyone paying attention to the ongoing LGF soap opera will appreciate Bite Me Comics. If you’re not, consider yourself fortunate.
Diesel’s book “Mercury Falls” is out on amazon. He’s a funny guy who helped me get my blogging mojo. (More info here.)
The man who saved billions from starvation who you’ve probably never heard of: Norman Borlaug (1914-2009). Related video here (includes some unnessesary foul language from Penn Gillette).
Turning Number 1. I’ve got no clue what this is all about, but it’s yet more propaganda showing that the guy is always the idiot.
Little kids and the marshmallow torture.
Charlie Rose interviews himself and Steve is not happy. [Found here.]
Just click it. Do it. [Tip o’ the tarboosh to Bordm.]
Another TED video by someone I’ve never heard of talks about perceived value.
How not to get killed or maimed on the golf course (tip from Ken A.).
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