‘The New Yorker’ Demonstrates a Potential Social Media Threat Posed by Winter Storm Juno With a Clever Cartoon

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A recent New Yorker cartoon by artist Joe Dator demonstrates the potential social media threat posed by Winter Storm Juno. The storm is expected to hit the Northeast region of the United States with upwards of 24″ of snow in some areas.

Handsome White Cat Hides From His Pal In an Overhead Straw Basket Hanging Amongst Drying Radishes

A beautiful longhaired cat named Nora looks all around for her buddy Shiro, a handsome white cat who is cleverly hiding amongst the hanging radishes. It’s only when she head butts a straw basket overhead that she discovers her fuzzy pal was right there all along.


image via shironekoshiro

Art Shanty Projects, A Temporary Community of Art Shanties on a Frozen Lake in Minnesota

Art Shanty Projects

For nearly every winter since 2005, Art Shanty Projects has been bringing a whimsical community of art shanties to a frozen lake in Minnesota (in recent years, White Bear Lake near Minneapolis–Saint Paul.) The project’s so-called On-Ice Program features 25 shanties that take all manner of sculptural forms. In addition to being works of art in their own right, the shanties house community-oriented activities like knitting and karaoke. The On-Ice Program is on hiatus this winter but is due back in winter 2016. Art Shanty Projects is currently accepting donations.

Art Shanty Projects

Art Shanty Projects

Art Shanty Projects

photos via Art Shanty Projects

via Urbanist, Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Aweseome

‘Gnarly in Pink’, A Short Documentary About Three Six-Year-Old Skateboarding Girls Called the Pink Helmet Posse

Gnarly in Pink” is a short documentary produced by Kristelle Laroche and Ben Mullinkosson. It profiles The Pink Helmet Posse, a group of three six-year-old skateboarding girls as they talk about skating, fitting in, and their dreams of competing in the X Games, all while wearing tutus and appropriate safety gear.

The film was released through The New York Times Video.


photo via “Gnarly in Pink

via Doctor Popular

An Excellent Explanation About How Moisturizer Works to Repair Dry Skin

A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions excellently explains the three ways (occlusive, humectant, emollient) by which moisturizers work to effectively repair dry skin.

Occlusives are the old school moisturizers and they work in the simplest way possible. They form a barrier over the skin that water can’t penetrate, stopping evaporation and keeping your skin moist. …more popular these days are the emollients. Instead of coating the skin, these are designed to penetrate, making your skin feel softer and more flexible. …the third kind of moisturizers are called humectants. Broadly, these kind of molecules help attract and retain moisture in the epidermis. Humectants get the younger, moist cells to the outer layers of the skin as well as reduce the flakiness of dry skin.

The Leatherman Tread, A Wearable Multi-Tool Shaped Like a Bracelet

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Multi-Tool

The Tread by Leatherman is a clever multi-tool that can be worn around the wrist like a bracelet. It features 25 tools: everything from hex drives to an oxygen tank wrench. When it releases this summer, it will be available in stainless steel and black. A Tread watch is due to release in Fall 2015.

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Multi-Tool

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Multi-Tool

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Multi-Tool

photos via Leatherman

via Paul Thurrott, Andy Ihnatko

‘PBS Game/Show’ Explores Whether Video Games Are Too Long

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren explores whether video games are too long in the latest episode of the series. Specifically, Warren ponders on the issue of so few people actually playing games to the end, the increasing number of players who may no longer have the time to invest, and the issue of games not valuing the time of players.

We all love playing games, but why is it that we think we increasingly don’t have enough time for them?! Or, why do we think we need to make time for games instead of them making time for us? Maybe games are just… too long?

Determined Dog Repeatedly Chases After a Stubborn Rock That Keeps Rolling Back Into the Water

A very determined dog repeatedly chases after a stubborn rock that keeps rolling back into the water. This continues until the confused canine finally realizes the he just needs to put the rock on a surface that won’t cause it to roll.

via America’s Funniest Videos

An Honest Trailer for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Film Series

Johnny Depp shines as Jack Sparrow, the legendary pirate made out of dreadlocks and guyliner.

Screen Junkies has created an honest trailer for the Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy swashbuckler film series. Captain Jack Sparrow survives stabs from friends, foes, and the humorous folks at Screen Junkies.

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s time to relive Disney’s epic movie franchise about Captain Jack Sparrow and….some other people. Savvy?

Impressionist Brian Hull Speeds Through 100 Popular Character Impressions in Under Four Minutes

In a recent video celebrating his 100,000 YouTube subscriptions, impressionist Brian Hull speeds through 100 popular character impressions from movies, television, and cartoons. Previously we’ve written about Hull’s performances of “Let It Go” and “Carol of the Bells” using a variety of character voices.