Talented Raccoon Rides a Red Bicycle, a Purple Skateboard and a Pink Scooter Across the House

An adorably talented raccoon named Melanie gleefully rides across the living room on her red bicycle, her purple skateboard and her pink scooter. According to her human, Melanie is the “world’s smartest raccoon“.


image via Melanie Racoon

Conan O’Brien Crashes His Staff’s ‘Girls Night Out’ to See ‘Magic Mike XXL’

On a recent episode of Conan, host Conan O’Brien crashed his staff’s “girls night out” to see the new movie Magic Mike XXL. O’Brien met the women at his assistant’s apartment for drinks, and then they went out in a limo for dinner before the movie.

A Summary of the Power Struggles Between Competing Families in the First Five Seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’

Animator Devin Clark, video editor Nicholas Stango, and editor-in-chief Max Read of Gawker worked together to create a great video summary of the power struggles that have taken place between competing families (noble houses) in the first five seasons of HBO‘s popular television series Game of Thrones. We previously wrote about their animated map explaining what happened in season four of Game of Thrones.

Mr. Forthright Shares a Simple Life Hack That Can Curb Nail Biting for Good

The ever irascible Mr. Forthright offers sage advice regarding the habit of nail biting with his own version of a simple life hack.

A Look at the Evolution of the Visual Effects in ‘Game of Thrones’

VFX supervisor Joe Bauer talks about the evolution of visual effects throughout the entire series of Game of Thrones in this fascinating video produced by io9.

Andy Baio Discusses Introducing His Kid to 25 Years of Video Game History at the Gel 2015 Conference

Andy Baio discusses introducing his kid to 25 years of video game history at the Gel 2015 customer experience conference in New York City. As it turns out, his son, Eliot, is quite good at the video games.

via Waxy.org

A Jokey Concept Video Produced by Apple in 1987 Showing Their Vision of the Future in 1997

In 1987 Apple produced an jokey concept video showing their vision of what the future would look like in 1997. Some of their predictions were accurate for the future (just not 1997), such as the “Vista Mac”, a wearable Apple computer that is reminiscent of Google Glass.

via Daily Mail, Cult of Mac

‘Poo-Poo Parents Say’, A Video About Many of the Weird Things Parents Say That Non-Parents Don’t

“Um, what are you planning on doing with that booger?”

Poo Poo Parents Say” is a video by Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton of Tripp and Tyler about many of the weird things parents say that non-parents don’t.

The video is a family-friendly parental version of the popular “Shit People Say” video trend from around 2012. Those videos included “Shit New Yorkers Say,” “Shit Silicon Valley Says,” and even “Shit People Say About Shit People Say Videos.”

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Beautifully Detailed Illustrations Created From Spilled Coffee, Wine, and Chocolate


Italian artist Giula Bernadelli takes playing with one’s food to a whole new level when she creates beautifully detailed and delicate illustrations using spilled coffee, wine, and chocolate. Bernadelli recently spoke with Huffington Post France about how she gets her inspiration.

I never plan my work in advance, I’m just my instinct based on what I’m doing. For example, when I drink coffee, I reflect on the nuances that I could create if I was flipping in the table. …At breakfast, I can imagine the footprints left by the cat who would have walked into the jam.

Love Hurts

Coffee Guardians

Alice in Wonderland

Karl Who

MM Eyes

Red Red Jungle

Time Slips

images via Giula Bernadelli

via Huffington Post France, My Modern Met