Oh this is gloriously satisfying. Read the rest
SPOILER: Nobody got baked. Not that kind of space cookies. Sorry.
“How do they taste? No one knows.” Read the rest
The Pursuit of Capyness [Amazon] is a coloring book featuring capybaras, the large and eminently peaceable rodents often observed just chilling, occasionally in hot tubs. The book is by psychiatrist John Terry, who knows what you need right now. Which is capybaras. To color in.
There are more than 50 within, with lots of capybara facts, and a range of complexity to make it fun for kids and adults alike. Here's an inteview with Terry:
Capybaras, in general, but especially on the internet, are associated with being very tolerant. There are all those photos of other animals hanging out and sitting on them. Their reputation is that they get along with everyone, making the emissaries of this really nice message.
There was a day that was a particularly rough day in the world of news, and a lot of negativity online. In response to it all, I was compelled to post this photo of a capybara stretching, and the response to the photo was just unbelievable. I didn’t really expect anyone to notice, but I suppose it was the distraction a lot of people needed because it gained so many likes and shares.
Moreover, it's for a good cause:
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What are some examples of how funds from this book will be used? • Toward a free medical clinic that provides care to 200+ people every Saturday. The clinic was recently featured on national news • Book donations to mental health clinics and shelters; we are currently discussing donating 300+ books to children at a women and children’s shelter • Free services for the uninsured, underinsured, students, and impaired professionals • Consultation to nonprofits serving mental health and primary care causes • Education for health sciences students, pre-meds, and more, with the goal to improve access and investment in our communities in the long-term • During furloughs and disasters, we have seen federal employees and displaced people for free • International disaster relief (such as recent volunteering with the World Central Kitchen after hurricane Durian)
In this video, an astoundingly dedicated player demonstrates how to complete Minecraft without ever picking up an item. Read the rest
Pants//Off is a mobile escape room based on the concept that you're a secret agent who tried on cutting edge pants only to discover they've been sabotaged and rigged to explode. Can you get them off within 10 minutes?
After getting locked into the pants, the player has to solve all sorts of puzzles using the odd array of tools stuffed in their pockets.
— Justin Sales (@Junstix) October 19, 2019
Here's a glimpse of the action:
We made a Pants Escape Room this weekend! Here's a peak of the experience! 👖🗝️🔒
— Josh Delson (@JoshDelson) October 21, 2019
Here's a fun card trick video that shows you “How To Flick a Card Boomerang.” Read the rest
Remember the scene below from The Office (US) in which the gang was captivated by the bouncing DVD player screensaver as they waited for the logo to hit the corner of the screen? There are now several online versions of this entrancing activity. Above is a livestream of a DVD screensaver simulation with chat available on the YouTube page. There's also a more minimal and realistic experience awaiting you at BouncingDVDLogo.com. (Thanks, Lux!)
The fun is contagious.
"I'll try to remember, John, and if I don't it's just too bad INNIT!?"
'Bobs Burgers' fans and stitching crafters, get ready to flip out. Read the rest
This is my new favorite holiday video, forever. Read the rest
In 1990, Pee-wee Herman recorded this delightful TV commercial for Japanese company Wako Securities. As we know, the following year, Pee-wee (aka Paul Reubens) was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater. From an Associated Press article at the time:
″I know this may sound rude coming from a sponsor of his commercials, but he is not that famous in Japan, and the news doesn’t create as much of a fuss as in the United States,″ said Wako Securities Co. spokesman Yoshihei Nishimura.
He said, however, that ″renewing the contract with him is unthinkable, given common sense″
In the market for a Ferris Wheel? Carousel? Scrambler? Go-kart Fleet? How about just a Chili Cheese Dispenser? The entire contents of the Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden Colorado will be up for auction on October 25. It's cash-and-carry (certified or cashier’s check accepted) but "buyers of large pieces will have additional time for removal." Whew. I've got my eye on that Space Shuttle Ride from 1980 and maybe the 1963 Tilt A Whirl.