- Incompetent Basketball Player Repeatedly Tries and Fails to Score against His Own Team
- Portlandia: Now Available In Book
- Breast Pump, c.1771-1830
- Fiery Fieri Gets Ice Cold Review
- Mask of the Batbane
- Bonjour Star Wars
- The Seven Deadly Sins as Rings
- The Oatmeal Explains Internet Living
- The Lord of the Ponies
- Now THIS is a Great Family Photo!
- Make Geeky Foods Like Elven Lembas Bread and Butterbeer
- Sundays at Rocco's
- The Twelfth Doctor
- Steve Jobs Used to Mail Autographed Apple Chips to Fans
- One Turkey, Many Decisions
- Puppy Blanket
- Star Wars Business Cards
- Bon Iver + Baby Animals + Keep = Heartstrings A' Plucking
- 17 Years of Laughing Squid
- Diaper Roo
- Macaron Lip Gloss
- Forget the Airport Full Body Scanner Indignity, Here Come the Sniffer Mice!
- Zombie Iron Man
- Gibraltar Airport Runway Crosses a Main Road
- The Marx Brothers' Biggest Flop: <i>Duck Soup</i>
- Kittens Watching Tennis
- Anatomy of a First Date
- Amazing Tricks Poland
- These Boxes are Plotting Something
- Camera Taken from Bird
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST
This player in a Belgian game made four layups in front of the basket, all of which were unopposed--probably because his teammates never figured that they'd have to defend the basket against him. Fortunately, his teammates took the ball away from him before he was successful.
Remember that guy at work whose best possible contribution was to do nothing? This is that guy.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST
Introducing the best show that not that many but sort of a few people know about... ladies and gentlemen - Portlandia! Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are still at it, promoting Portlandia with a their new book! You can buy it on Amazon if you like, where it says “printed on 130% recycled paper in a peanut-free, smoke-free plant by local workers in a friendly and fair environment, free of sudden noises and unnatural light.” Oh Portlandia, how I love you. Check out more images and info here.
-Via Laughing Squid
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 02:00 AM PST
For wealthy mothers of two centuries ago, this hand powered breast pump was an alternative to natural breastfeeding. The Science Museum doesn't describe it in detail, but I'd guess that the knob at the top can be pulled out to induce suction. Do you think it would work?
Link | Photo: Science Museum of London
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 01:00 AM PST
Guy Fieri is all fired up about a terribly critical review of his restaurant Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (photo by Casey Kelbaugh) in The New York Times. You might recognize Fieri as the guy with bleach blonde hair in those TGI Friday's commercials. The review, submitted by Pete Wells, is laughably harsh on the new restaurant. The entire review is written in questions. It starts out with this and only gets worse.
Read the whole review here. Fieri is upset, understandably so, and is on the Today show defending his restaurant. While there may be something to his claim that Wells is "trying to make a name for himself" it should be noted that Wells is the dining editor of The Times, his name is pretty well respected at this point.
I, for one, have never been much of a Fieri fan. I prefer the likes of Richard Blais or non-chef cooking celebrity / somewhat pompous individual Anthony Bourdain - who also slammed Fieri's restaurant.
-Via Hyper Vocal
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PST
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The heavy body of gluttony, the groping hands of lust, the soft bed of sloth--Stephen Webster has perfectly captured the nature of the seven deadly sins:
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 09:00 PM PST
What is this? Why it's The Oatmeal! The snippet I have here is just a small piece of a much larger comic you can find here. While the comic is rather lengthy, it points out the pros and soul-crushing cons of being a content creator for the web. The Oatmeal has been at if for a long time, he has published a book, but if anyone could talk about this subject in both a realistic but totally absurdly funny it would be Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. Enjoy.
-Via The Oatmeal
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 08:00 PM PST
The One Horseshoe has a terrible power and our heroes must destroy it. Join the fellowship of Applegorn, Celestiadalf, Twilegolas, Rainbowomir and others as they face down the power of Maredor. Jacob Kitts, who previously retold Star Wars with ponies, now gives The Lord of the Rings the full brony treatment.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 07:00 PM PST
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Want to serve some Elven Lembas Bread (from Lord of The Rings) for appetizers at your Christmas party? How about Butterbeer (Harry Potter) to celebrate the New Year? Now you can! Check out this entire list of fantastically geeky foods you can cook at home. Want Slurm? Why not Zoidberg?
There is even a list of 10 Butterbeer recipes.
Now that is some Butterbeer I can get behind. Just me... and Emma Watson... sipping it by the warmth of the fire. Talking about how dumb all those Brown kids are at school. What?! No! I don't have a crush in Hermoine Granger - don't say that. She may be the same age as me.. but she seems too young (she is 22, I am 23 this month). Let's just keep this between you and me, shall we?
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So you're serving turkey at your house this Thanksgiving, huh? Should you buy a frozen, organic, free-range, or kosher turkey? Should you marinate or rub it? Should you grill, fry, or roast it? Whew, how you know which way to go? The answers lit in a flowchart at the New York Times, which will take you through each decision step=by-step. The answers depend on your tastes, your desired result, and what you are willing to do to make your turkey special. Only the beginning of the chart is shown here. Link -via mental_floss
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:00 PM PST
I don't think it is possible to have a more comfortable nap than this. Holy Moly. One thousand people just died from smiling too hard when they saw this, another thousand just decided it's time to have a baby, and a final thousand went out looking to adopt puppies. I have to stop posting cute things today - it's too much strain on my cold little heart.
Side note- While this is about the cutest thing of the decade, I can't imagine it is all fun and games when these munchkins decide to wake up. Raising three puppies and a baby all at once would be quite a task.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 01:30 PM PST
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Bon Iver has launched a shoe with the shoe company Keep. A video was put together showcasing the shoe along with pulling out our heartstrings by using baby animals.
The shoe is actually pretty cool if you ask me, so cool in fact... I might just get a pair. Consider it an early birthday present to myself which is only a few short weeks away. Sadly, for the second time in my life I am not looking forward to it at all. The first time being last years birthday. Turning 23 is meh, it's whatever.
Oh but the music video totally cheered me up so it was worth it.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 12:30 PM PST
Congratulations to Laughing Squid on the site's 17th anniversary! As a gift, artist Yiying Lu, who you may know as the artist behind Fail Whale, made this poster. Laughing Squid also posted some relevant links to celebrate the site's evolution since 1995. Link
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 12:00 PM PST
The big feet paired with the big eyes and ears make this guy a lady-killer. I wonder if that is a specifically designed diaper for marsupials or they just said what the heck and strapped a human diaper to this kangaroo. I don't think there are many tigers in The Outback so I am leaning toward human diaper with a hole cut out for the tail.
-Via Hyper Vocal
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 11:30 AM PST
Macaron Lip Gloss - $3.95 (sold separately)
Are you hungry for a deliciously fun stocking stuffer? You need the Macaron Lip Gloss from the NeatoShop. This delightful cookie shaped lips gloss features a mirror on the inside. It comes in several yummy colors: aqua, brown, light pink, maroon, purple, and yellow.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 11:30 AM PST
If you thought that the airport full body scanner is bad, there's a new level of indignity awaiting you at the airport security screening line: being sniffed by mice.
Israeli company BioExplorers has developed a system that employs a group of mice trained to detect the smells of suspicious material:
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 11:00 AM PST
Add the best superhero (he is the best, not a typo) with the best living dead creatures and what do you get? Zombie Iron Man. So maybe it's a stretch to say Iron Man could even become a zombie, how could they bite through the suit after all, but zombies are a stretch of the imagination themselves.
-Via Buzz Patrol
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 10:30 AM PST
Stop the car, it's red light and an airplane is coming through!
You read that right. The runway of the Gibraltar International Airport runs across the main road of the island, so cars have to stop for landing airplanes. This is just one of six of the most bizarre airport runways of the world: Link - Thanks David!
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST
Sometimes in the history of great films, a great film is not initially appreciated as such. As examples, we have The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, and It's a Wonderful Life, three of the most beloved American movies of all time, all of which laid a gigantic egg at the box office upon their initial release. And it was with perhaps the greatest of all the wonderful films left to us by that wonderful comedy team known as the Marx Brothers.
The mirror bit was not originated by the Marx Brothers, as Charlie Chaplin had created it in his silent film The Floorwalker in 1916. The bit was to be copied many times by others after Duck Soup, most notably by Harpo himself in a great 1955 episode of I Love Lucy with Lucy herself.
Although Harpo, in his infinite wisdom, regarded Duck Soup as his favorite Marx Brothers film, it took brother Groucho a bit lounger to warm up to it. Along with many Marx Brothers critics, for years he regarded their later films A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races, both huge musical MGM extravaganzas, as their superior films. But Groucho viewed Duck Soup again, over thirty years later at a film revival, and was gratified by the ecstatic audience response.
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Karen Gwillim of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, saw a cormorant near the town of Craven that was struggling with something. She was surprised to find the bird with a camera strap hanging on its neck! The camera was still attached, weighing the bird down.
When she approached the bird, which weighed about two kilograms, it didn't try to flee or resist. She took the camera off, it flapped its wings and it was gone.
That was two months ago. Gwillim posted the pictures on Facebook, hoping to find the owner of the camera. Nothing happened until she told her story on television, then a man stepped forward who says he knows who the owner is. The camera should be returned to its rightful owner today. Link -via Arbroath
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