Amazon Deals

New at Amazon

Saturday, April 15, 2017

1983 episode of The Family Feud: the cast of Gilligan's Island vs the cast of Batman

The cast of Gilligan's Island plays against the cast of Batman for charity in this 1983 episode of The Family Feud. It's interesting in a glimpse of history sort of sense, too - the number one answer to "Name something you bring into the bedroom for the day when you're sick in bed." is "a television", and another answer is "the phone". 

via Laughing Squid

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday links

The Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912 - here's an eyewitness account.

Videos of violence against marshmallow peeps, including peeps vs. .50 Caliber Rifle and microwave ovens, plus Artworks Made From Peeps. Related: Peeps on Television: 20 Shows Recreated With Marshmallow Peeps.

Prepare to be offended: Easter cards from The Onion.

ICYMI, Thursday's links are here, and are income tax related: history of income tax, tax implications of the zombie apocalypse, the animated version of The Beatles "Taxman", tax revolts from science fiction, and more.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The appropriate music for the bomb dropped on ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday. The GBU-43B, a 21,000-pound conventional bomb, was deployed in Nangarhar Province close to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. By comparison, each Tomahawk cruise missile launched at a Syrian military air base last week weighed 1,000 pounds each.

The MOAB -- Massive Ordnance Air Blast -- is also known as the “Mother Of All Bombs.” It was first tested in 2003, but hadn't been used in combat before Thursday.

Here's The Gap Band (youtube channel):

Thursday links

Tax day: quotes, songs, links, advice, filing an extension, Dave Barry, and the 1967 cartoon version of The Beatles "Taxman".

Death and Taxes... and Zombies: Tax implications of the zombie apocalypse.

TaxProf's IRS scandal archives - he's posted every day since May 10, 2013 when the IRS admitted that they were targeting conservative groups.

A Short History of Congress’s Power to Tax and eleven shelters, dodges, and rolls - all perfectly legal - used by America's wealthiest people.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include dog fart science, why the date of Easter moves around, the physics of shoelace knot failure, the guy who had to chat with the king while he used the toilet, and the beginning of the Civil War.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday links

The first shots of the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter.

There's A Secret Hideaway In The Heart Of Disney World Just For The Military.

We may have missed Dog Farting Awareness Day (it was April 8th), but Scientific American's article on the science of dog farts is still worthwhile.

It Was Once Someone’s Job to Chat With the King While He Used the Toilet.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include FDR's bomb shelter, a mine-sweeping drone, nuclear and chemical testing in the U.S., and an 1860s series of Australian photos illustrating the '5 stages of inebriation'.