There's a live-action Tom & Jerry movie and here's the trailer

November 17, 2020

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It doesn't look terrible and I actually kind of dig the style, I'm just not sure why it exists and who it's for. Do kids still watch Tom & Jerry? Is it for the adults who grew up with it? It feels like something that would've come out in the early 2000's, not in 2021 when movie theaters aren't even a thing anymore.

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The Wobble Dog 9003i - a hot dog sausage wobbling machine

November 16, 2020

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Atomic Shrimp built this machine to test the wobbliness of hot dogs. Is he a pervert? Unclear. Is he a hero? Definitely. I've always tested the wobbliness of my hot dogs by hand like a plebian, but now we can get the hard scientific data we've all craved. Who hasn't wanted to know the resonant frequency of their hot dogs? And if you get confusingly aroused in the process of finding out? Just an added bonus.

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Dog thinks dart player on TV is playing fetch with him

November 16, 2020

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In the saddest video you'll see today, this poor dog thinks the dart player on TV is playing fetch with him. And judging by the other dog's expression you can tell he's been doing this all day. Look, I get it. I'm guilty of imagining the TV is talking to me too and have made out with my fair share of news anchors. Is it creepy? Yes. But in these tough times you gotta do what you gotta do to get by.

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The Exploding Whale footage was remastered for its 50th anniversary

November 12, 2020

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the exploding beached whale incident that took place in Florence, Oregon on November 12, 1970 when highway patrol used way too much dynamite to remove a whale carcass.

...a half-ton of dynamite was detonated under an 8-ton beached whale. As it turns out, that was overkill. Mammalian marine guts spewed everywhere, raining down on townsfolk. A quarter-mile away, cars were smashed with chunks of cetacean carcass.

This story remained a local legend for two decades, until the early '90s, when the newspaper columnist Dave Barry mentioned seeing footage of the exploding beast. Soon after, a video clip went viral on the internet, long before "going viral on the internet" was even a thing.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Oregon Historical Society arranged for a 4K transfer of the original raw film footage from their archive and KATU re-edited the package from the new high resolution video. If you've never seen it, you're either Amish or an infant. I believe it's a law that you have to watch it when logging on to the internet for the first time otherwise police come to your house and arrest you.

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What if The Simpsons was designed by Wes Anderson

November 11, 2020

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HomeAdvisor decided to imagine what the Simpsons' interiors would look like if they were designed by Wes Anderson. The key to the look seems to be symmetry and a uniform subdued color. Oh, and being able to imagine Bill Murray standing in the scene showing absolutely no emotion while deadpanning dialogue.

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Arizona troopers deploy Grappler Bumper to safely end pursuit

November 11, 2020

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A driver on San Tan Loop 202 in Arizona called 911 saying the car behind her was chasing and rear-ending her. The suspect kept ramming the driver even after Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers showed up, so they decided to deploy a Grappler Bumper to end the pursuit. The Grappler Bumper is basically a net that's attached to the front of a police vehicle and can be lowered with the touch of a button. When the net contacts the tire, it's pulled over the axel and the vehicle is immobilized within five or six seconds.

This thing is shockingly effective and I hope they go out of business because what fun are high speed pursuits if they all come to a safe and anti-climactic end? I want crashes and explosions, not cars coming slowly to a stop on the side of a road. I basically want all high speed pursuits to look like they were directed by Michael Bay.

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World champion hurdler Grant Holloway's head stabilized through a race

November 11, 2020

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This is a video of world champion hurdler Grant Holloway running the 110-meter hurdles but with his head stabilized to stay in the middle of the frame. It shows how little up and down movement actually occurs when hurdlers are "jumping" over the hurdles. It's more like their heads are continually moving forward and their bodies just fold in half. It reminds me of those videos showing how chickens stabilize their heads when being moved around. Maybe somebody should pick up Grant Holloway and shake him around and see if his head also sticks in one place.

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