A Duck Gets a Prosthetic Leg & Waddles Along

Waddles the Duck was born with a mangled left leg. So what does his caretaker–Ben Weinman, the guitarist of Suicidal Tendencies–do? Gets him a 3D printed prosthetic, with the help of Derrick Campana, a Certified Pet Prostheticist at Bionic Pets, notes Laughing Squid. And, for a brief moment, the world’s ok.

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Harrison Ford Gets Delightfully Dumbfounded by David Blaine’s Card Trick

Originally recorded back in 2014, this clip of David Blaine performing a card trick for Harrison Ford went viral this week. (Can we still use this expression in the age of COVID?) Hang with it until the end. It’s worth the 1:50 of your time.

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via Clarisse Loughrey

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Parrot Sings AC/DCs “Whole Lotta Rosie”

Here’s the original from AC/DC. And here you can find more sing-alongs from Frank Maglio Tico & the Man. Enjoy.

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A Spellbinding Drone Journey Through a Bowling Alley

A now for something that’s right up your alley…

Using an FPV drone, YouTuber “jaybyrdfilms” takes you on a somewhat dizzying tour of Bryant Lake Bowl, a vintage bowling alley in Minneapolis. As CNET puts it, “It’s an impressive bit of filmmaking as the … drone flies down bowling lanes, nuzzles close to the pins and then soars back toward the bowlers. Crisp, atmospheric audio — of people chatting, bowling balls rolling on wood, pins clanging, glasses clinking — adds to the immediacy.” Enjoy.

via Kottke

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Happy Wednesday….

h/t Allie

Powell’s Books Unveils a New Perfume That Smells Like Old Books

Missing the scent of used book stores during quarantine? Powell’s Books has you covered with their new unisex fragrance: “Like the crimson rhododendrons in Rebecca, the heady fragrance of old paper creates an atmosphere ripe with mood and possibility. Invoking a labyrinth of books; secret libraries; ancient scrolls; and cognac swilled by philosopher-kings, Powell’s by Powell’s delivers the wearer to a place of wonder, discovery, and magic heretofore only known in literature.” You can pre-order it here

via Boing Boing

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10 Hours of Nick Offerman Quietly Drinking Single Malt Scotch by the Fire

Just a handy way to keep your mind off of the sturm and drang of the US election today.

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Phone Relief: The Ultimate Hands-Free Headset (1993)

We have featured some great acts of imagination when it comes to telephone technology–from the worlds’ first mobile phone shown in this 1922 British Pathé newsreel, to when Fritz Lang “invented” the video phone in Metropolis in 1927. “Phone Relief,” the ultimate hands-free headset marketed in 1993, will never qualify as a great act of imagination. But it does make for a great kitschy ad.

via @moodvintage

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