Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCXI

Do It For Denmark! Tak.

Categories: Business & Media

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCX

Peter sent me this last week and it is amazing. Keep watching, because the first part is funny but the punchline is in the second part. Then after the second part, there’s a third part, also funny.

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCIX

I forgot about this, but I’ve had it open for like two weeks: Dont Tell Mummy! (JamieP’s 1000 bhp GTR)

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Wolves

George Monbiot does nature documentary narrations? How Wolves Change Rivers The most important thing you can take away from that video is that deer are jerks (no but seriously didn’t someone once describe deer as being the pigeons of the wilderness or something?) no but seriously wolves are cool. Curtsy: Vanderleun

Categories: Science and Nature

Chickens! In Versailles!

A la Française | Graduation movie from Supinfocom Arles 2012 A la Française from à la Française on Vimeo. By Julien Hazebroucq, Emmanuelle Leleu, Morrigane Boyer, William Lorton, and Ren Hsien Hsu. I just think it’s wonderful. (This would have been a Funniest Item but I’ve had it open for more than a week. Got [...]

Categories: History

Sid Caesar

Well, we seem to have come to that point in history where all my new discoveries are from people dying. Before it was classic movie stars, and I knew all about them, but now it’s the TV stars that came after the classic movies, and I’m terrible with classic TV (except Get Smart and F-Troop, [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVIII

I heard this for the first time yesterday, and it’s just fantastic. Play it loud so you can hear: Flanders And Swann – The Gnu Song

Categories: Entertainment

Trolololo!

Oh, Russians (that is, actual people, not the politicians and the elite): I do love your strange relationship music. NBC provides video of the Police Choir singing (with admirable gusto!) Which necessarily means posting this:

Categories: Entertainment

Young Man’s Fancy; Young Girl’s Blaring Klaxon of Change

This was linked to on Lilek’s work blog a week ago or so, I think, and it is amazing: Young Man’s Fancy – 1952 American Consumers & Family Values Documentary Sitcom-style film produced for the Edison Electric Institute. The film encouraged increased consumption of electricity through the ever increasing number of ‘must have’ household appliances. [...]

Categories: Electronics

January 24, 1984

Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh, 30 years ago today. GOD I’m old. So this is something I just noticed about a week ago, and yeah apparently it took me thirty years to notice: Before a file is actually created, it says it’s from Jan 24, 1984. Apparently it’s always done that. The Apple website is [...]

Categories: Electronics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVII

The Killing does Christmas Jumper Day Omg this is wonderful.

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVI

I got this via RC2‘s Twitter feed, and it is… superb. Just Put the F*cking Turkey in the Oven Best line. “You don’t need to baste it. Go for a walk.” <break; turns the camera back on for an afterthought> “I said go for a walk. You need to make sure your oven is on.” [...]

Categories: Food

Jackie’s Strength

I wasn’t planning on posting anything to mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination (but lord if you’ve seen the Zapruder Film Stabilized…) because I wasn’t alive during the 60s and I don’t think it often contributes much to over-romantisize that particular decade, even at it’s most tragic. What would I say, as I have [...]

Categories: History

Oh, the Horror

I just tweeted this, saying that I have less-than-zero interest in watching horror films, but I do like hearing about the art of making them (seriously, a lot of thought goes into the good ones, which is always very interesting): Kermode Uncut: Cattle Prod Cinema I add a post here because, and this isn’t something [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCIII

Il Balletto del Carabiniere So much <3.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs