Nirvana's "Come As You Are," the swing version

"I turned Nirvana's "Come As You Are" into an old-fashioned swing tune and now I hate myself," writes the creator. Don't beat yourself up too much; old-timey Nirvana is kinda catchy! Read the rest

Sound guy helps Javier Bardem with his lines

SOUND GUY: Didnt mean nothin by it.

BARDEM: Didn't mean nothing by it. Read the rest

Tiny baby sings 'Thunderstruck' by AC/DC

Awesome dad of the year goes to this little stinker's poppa. Read the rest

Illuminati Bold, Dipshit Condensed, and other typefaces of covidiots and conspiracists

Tom Sutcliffe compiled a helpful survey of "Typefaces of Protest" hand-drawn by covidiots, conspiracists, and other "truth" tellers.

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Watch Leonard Cohen do stand-up comedy

Enjoy the unique comedy stylings of Leonard Cohen! He's quite funny although I keep waiting for him to break into song or, at the very least, do an impression of Dustin Hoffman. The clip is included in the 1965 documentary Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen, which also included his reading of "The only tourist in Havana turns his thoughts homeward" that I posted about previously. You can watch the full documentary here:

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CircleToonsHD accurately describes using Twitter in 2020

CircleToonsHD hits the nail on the head with their depiction of when you use Twitter in 2020. This depiction has been pretty accurate since the start of the Trump Administration, as the platform currently only rewards sociopaths, journalists, and especially sociopath journalists. Read the rest

Dave Eggers on getting a COVID-19 test

From Boing Boing pal Dave Eggers' pitch perfect opinion piece in the New York Times:

Q: I think I have it.

A: Have what?

Q: It. I’ve got extreme fatigue, migraines, chills, aches, nausea and a fever of 102.

A: Are we talking about coronavirus?

Q: We are. I’m worried. I’m 50. People my age are dying.

A: That does sound concerning. Let’s get you tested.

Q: OK, I’m ready.

A: You mean now?

Q: Of course.

A: Oh, you can’t do one now.

Q: Why not?

A: How’s late next week look for you?

Q: Late next week? I’m sick today.

A: We have three appointments in mid July. Wait. Those were just taken. How’s your end-of-month?

Q: We’re four months into the pandemic. It still takes that long to get a test?

A: It depends. Looks like Tulsa has a drive-through thingie tomorrow. Are you anywhere near Tulsa, Okla.?

Q: No.

A: Keystone, S.D.?

Q: No.

A: Well, then it could take longer. Where are you?

Q: San Francisco.

A: Oh, then it’ll be a lot longer. Let me make sure … Let’s see … Typing in ‘San Francisco’ … Is that two S’s or two C’s? No, I got it. Whoa, looks like a lot of people want tests where you are.

Q: And you don’t have enough?

A: Oh, we have plenty of tests. We just don’t have appointments. You need an appointment to get a test, and the appointments — these we don’t have.

"Testing, Testing" (New York Times)

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Birds with Arms

“Ever wondered what birds with arms would look like? Here is the answer.” Read the rest

Gary Larson quietly brings back 'The Far Side' after 25 years away

Quirky comic institution The Far Side has very quietly returned as a full color irregular online series. Nerds, cows, bears, cavemen, Boy Scouts, old ladies, and aliens are back to the old drawing board, which creator Gary Larson notes is now digitized: Read the rest

Excellent absurd video of Boston Dynamics SPOT robot wearing a horse head

Someone outfitted a Boston Dynamics SPOT mobile robot with a silly fake horse head and suddenly the future of robotics looks a lot less scary.

As esteemed futurist Jim Dator once said, "Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous." Read the rest

The original Star Trek crew visits Earth during COVID-19

"He's dead, Jim."

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Every item scanned as "Mr Potato Head" in glitch at department stores

Yesterday, five large department stores in the towns of Lindsay and Whitby, Ontario, Canada had to temporarily stop ringing up customers because every item scanned at the register showed up as Mr. Potato Head.

"A point of sale downloading error caused item names to appear incorrectly," said Cathy Kurzbock, manager of external communications for department store chain Canadian Tire. "It has since been corrected and the stores are operating normally."

Apparently, they don't suspect this was a prank but, well, I wouldn't be so sure.

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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones recut as a buddy cop film

From Imperator Cuts, The Nice Guys meets Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. No surprise, but I bet I'd prefer this to the original. Read the rest

Chicken enjoys riding bicycle with human

This unusual chicken enjoys joining their human for a relaxing bike ride. Read the rest

Watch this ridiculous and wonderful low-budget remake of Alien, by the Cardboard Movie Co.

It's been five years since the recycling auteurs at Cardboard Movie Co. released "Jurassic Park: Low-budget Remake." Now they are back with the xenomorphtastic "Alien: Low-budget Remake."

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Russian cake shop builds life-sized Putin cake bust for Russia Day with 'mystery filling'

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Stormtroopers wearing upside down helmets look silly and happy

Stormtroopers wearing upside down helmets are far less intimidating.

Search Google for many more memetastic upside down Stormtrooper helmet gags. (And yes, I realize that the cap of the helmet is still right-side up.) These happy Stormtroopers would make great bad guys in the "Star Wars But With Tiny Lightsabers" feature film.

(Thanks, Lux Sparks-Pescovitz!)

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