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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Reason TV has an instructional cartoon explaining Hillary's superdelegates

In the Great Hall of Democracy, there are assembled the Democratic Party's greatest heroes, created from the establishment elite.

Party leaders! Fundraisers! Lobbyists! And...Jimmy Carter!?!?

They are the Super Delegates, 700 electors chosen by party leaders who can vote at the national convention for whichever Democratic candidate they choose, regardless of whom primary and caucus voters actually selected.

Their mission? To fight grassroots candidates that might represent the party's base, to right that which is wrong (according to privileged insiders), and to serve all mankind! Well, no, just Hillary Clinton in the current election season, OK?

Fortune says that the fight isn't over yet, but I think they're doing hat same thing we Redskins fans do when we calculate unlikely mathematical possibilities of making the playoffs.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday links

Videos of violence against marshmallow peeps, including peeps vs. .50 Caliber Rifle Parts 1 and 2, plus Artworks Made From Peeps and instructions for making a Peep chandelier

Disturbing photos of Easter Bunnies with kids.

Peeps on Television: 20 Shows Starring Marshmallow Peeps.

Prepare to be offended: Easter cards from The Onion.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include the physics of Superman's x-ray vision, movie scenes before and after special effects are added, the evolution of the Batmobile, a map of imperial Europe's penal colonies, and, for Purim, the SNL skit where Gilda Radner explains that she saves up all of her orgasms for that holiday.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday links

Happy Purim: Here's the SNL skit where Gilda Radner explains that she saves up all of her orgasms for this day.

Movie Scenes Before And After The Special Effects Were Added.

Sure, Superman Has X-Ray Vision. But How Would It Actually Work?

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include William Shatner's 85th birthday, why your nose runs when it's cold, explaining the Italian/New Jersey accent, and a baby elephant try to figure out how his trunk works.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Video and infographic: the evolution of the Batmobile

Check out this animation showing the transformation of movie versions of the Batmobile - the infographic below the video contains more details about the cars and the associated iterations of Batman:

Tuesday links

It's William Shatner's 85th birthday: here he is in 1978 'singing' Rocket Man, plus a Star Trek/Monty Python mashup.

How Capicola Became Gabagool: The Italian New Jersey Accent, Explained.

Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History.

Why Does My Nose Run When It’s Cold?

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include instructions from 1984 on sending an 'E mail', amazing submarine concepts, Spring equinox science, myths, and music, and Amsterdam’s floating cat sanctuary.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday links

Instructions from 1984: how to send an 'E mail'.

10 Things School Didn’t Tell You About Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance.

Spring is here (although it doesn't feel like it in the DC area): equinox science, myths, and music, and here's Richard Feynman’s Ode to a Flower (and science).

How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History.

Amsterdam’s Floating Sanctuary for Cats.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, including the Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service van, borderline nations between the US and Canada, and disease-fighting beer.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Watch this baby elephant try to figure out his trunk

He appears completely unable to figure out what the heck to do with that thing hanging on his face. From the Youtube post:
While guiding in the Kruger National Park, me and my guests came across this breeding herd of elephants who were about to cross the road and we decided to stop and watch them cross. That's when this little one appeared from the long grass and had us entertained for a while. He clearly was frustrated with his trunk if you look at the way he was shaking it, blowing air through it and trying to step on it. The reason he is doing this is not known but it could be that there might have been something in his trunk that made it itch or maybe he just didn't understand this long thing on his face... either way it was very funny and made our day...

Instructions from 1984: how to send an 'E mail'

Via Youtube
How to send an e mail 1980's style. Electronic message writing down the phone line. First shown on Thames TV's computer program 'Database' in 1984