Bubbles on the Beach

August 23, 2010

Not the pet chimp, not the trailer park boy. Something better.

Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.

1910 Russia, photographed in colour

August 21, 2010

Gorgeous photoset- actually a full century old, and so vivid. Online here.
Thanks to Hillery for the tip.

Nirvana Mash: Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child

August 16, 2010

Smells Like Teen Rockin’ Robin:

Smells Like Teen Booty:

(I searched “teen booty” to find this one. Don’t do that.)

Also pretty sweet: Smells Like Billie Jean:

Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.
(And happy birthday, Peney- xoxo.)

Otter learns to swim

August 13, 2010

You can kind of hear the mother otter trying to control her temper, gritting her teeth and slowly saying, LUCAS. GET. IN. THE. POOL. From this video I learned that otter moms are basically older brothers who drop you in the deep end and then jump in on top of you to hold your head underwater for a bit. Video here.

My hero is Doogie Howser. Not.

August 13, 2010

Short, funny essay by a smartass student.
Thanks to Peneycad for the link.


August 11, 2010

Well obviously it’s time for me to move to India and get a diploma in Photoshop For Movies.

(Is it even embedding? I don’t think so. If it’s not here, it’s here.)

Thanks to Darreel Potato for Facebookin’ this.

I’m glad I switched to Mac.

August 10, 2010

I used to want to poke that paper clip in the eyes.


August 9, 2010

This evening, you guys!

Six minutes and seven seconds after 5pm, the time will be:

05:06:07 08/09/10.

This happens once a century. Enjoy it!

Do something really numeric. Maybe play Outkast’s Hey Ya or some other song that starts with ONE TWO THREE FOUR and then you’ll have done a whole set of digits.

Or! Tell some number jokes! Like:

Q: What does the zero say to the the eight?
A: Nice belt!

Q: Why was six afraid of seven?
A: Because seven eight nine!


Three statisticians go hunting. When they see a rabbit, the first one shoots, missing it on the left. The second one shoots and misses it on the right. The third one shouts: “We’ve hit it!”

Christoph Neimann – Haunted Household

August 8, 2010

christoph neimann

Let’s make a deal where I just show you every clever visual essay Christoph Neimann makes, and you just nod and agree about how charming they all are.

Morgan Freeman – ummm

August 7, 2010

I don’t know why someone decided to make this, but I thought it was my responsibility to show it to you.

Thanks to Hillery for the tip.

And then this. I’ve spent a little time in the writers’ rooms of various television programs targeted at kids, and we had some pretty clear rules. Steer clear, those rules dictated, of anything to do with death. Avoid any suggestion of nudity. And tread verrrry lightly around occult phenomena. Apparently the Electric Company had some different rules.

Thanks to Kelly for dredging up this one.