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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spoof of movies based on 80's toys: Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie

Parody movie trailer from The Wil Wheaton Project:

Reminds me of this excellent live-action trailer from a few years ago - My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles.

What if Every Little Girls Dream Became Mankind's Worse Nightmare?

via Neatorama

Dogs vs physics: compilation video of dogs trying to get big sticks through doors

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday links

Supercuts of Memorable Dance Scenes in Movies.

Small Typos That Totally Change The Meaning Of Things.

This photo gallery will make you smile: Little Kids And Their Big Dogs.

A new video zombie survival guide made by zombies for zombies, with bonus big roundup of zombie links. Also, zombies.

Hollywood’s Iconic Gone with the Wind Movie Set has been hiding in a Barn for Decades.

How long could the human race survive on only cannibalism?

Pictorial Record of North American Indian Tribes in the Early 1900s.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include the history of air conditioning, how to access someone's home with a picture of their key, reviews for Amazon's listing of Tolkien's One Ring (which they say is a Lord's Prayer ring), and the world's largest aquatic insect (with an 8.3 inch wingspan) discovered in China.

A new video zombie survival guide made by zombies for zombies, with bonus roundup of zombie links

You always see survival guides showing us how to get through the zombie apocalypse, but advice for the zombies themselves is less common (although not entirely unavailable). Here at last is a short instructional video made by zombies for zombies:

Zombie Survival Guide from Bettina on Vimeo.

Related posts and links:

Death and Taxes... and Zombies: Tax implications of the zombie apocalypse and, related, Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires and the Dismal Science.

This trailer for Zombeavers makes Sharknado look realistic and well acted.

The Pentagon is dead serious about its fake zombie apocalypse plan.

Analysis: The Best and Worst States for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

The most comprehensive zombie classification chart ever.

The Real-Life Neuroscience Behind Zombies.

Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn't stand a chance.

Zombified, An Interactive Behind the Scenes Look at How Zombies Are Created on The Walking Dead.

Full Length Zombie Movie Made By Physics Students At CERN: Does the Higgs Boson particle really turn people into zombies?

Undead Disney Princesses: Snow White, Ariel & Cinderella as Zombies.

'Walking corpse syndrome': mental disorder wherein people think they're zombies.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic's grammar nazi parody of "Blurred Lines" is entitled "Word Crimes", and it's a hoot

Weird Al fans, you'll appreciate this:

For comparison, here's the original video for Blurred Lines, which is pretty racy but less so than the (NSFW) explicit version here.

Monday links

History of air conditioning: invention, historical reactions, Arthur Miller column on the days before its invention, more.

Want access to someone's home? All you need to do is take a picture of their key with your phone.

Amazon Is Selling Tolkien's One Ring as a Lord's Prayer Ring with Arabic text - check out the reviews.

World's largest—and grossest—aquatic insect discovered in China.

Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires and the Dismal Science. Related: Death and Taxes... and Zombies: Tax implications of the zombie apocalypse.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, including attempts to patent the wheel, the aerodynamics of hummingbirds, contact lens version of Google Glasses, and an answer to the age-old question: Why is your brain in your head instead tucked away safe and warm down with all your other organs?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Compilation: Dogs Confused by Glass Tables

Today's entry in the "Headline Better Than Story" category: Blue tits make home inside pig's head

Prepare to be disappointed - but is that a great headline, or what?

A family of blue tits have made their nest in an unusual spot - inside the nose of a ceramic pig's head.

Married couple Andrew and Lisa Dowden have had the pig's head in their garden for over seven years and it was never intended as a nesting site.

But a pair of blue tits took a fancy to the unusual garden ornament, in Sandown, Isle of Wight, and moved in.

Read the whole thing at Quirkies.