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PITY THE APRIL FOOL: Kids dressed like Mr T

So hey – it’s my birthday tomorrow. Give me a birthday gift of an interesting link to an essay, video, picture, whatever. Pop it in the comments, and I’ll open them tomorrow! Hurrah!

This one’s been all over. From its origins until the late 80s, Schulz’s strip Peanuts used a four-panel format. (It then changed to three panels with more formal experimentation.) 3eanuts takes those strips and removes the fourth panel. The rhythm still works because 3-panel strips are more common these days, but without Schulz’s bitter/redemptive final panel gags the tone is… well. Lets just say it’s one more sign that Peanuts was a really really weird strip to be globally famous. It’s not exactly Garfield.

From Alastair G, since seen everywhere: 20 sad etsy boyfriends

Mills & Boon covers recreated – first saw this via Jenni

Mike U pointed out these political/philosophical reviews of the Mr Men books

Police vs Clowns, locked in time:

William Burroughs on Led Zeppelin

“Do you LIKE HIM like him?” That’s contrastive reduplication.

Meant to do this one last year: an American writer reviews and compares the first episodes of NZ’s Outrageous Fortune, and the US remake Scoundrels. In the comments, OF co-creator James Griffin sounds off. Great stuff for people curious about why TV some shows work & some don’t.

A channel featuring the worst of YouTube

Fantasy travel posters

Via Warren Ellis, one heck of a short film (a wee bit disturbing)

I linked this on Facebook aaaaaages ago, but think it never made it to a Friday linky: Pictures of Muslims wearing things

Evie found this neato diagrammatic version of Hamlet.

Spider-Man wants you to vote! And drink vitamin C! And use contraception!

There’re a lot of lipsync videos on YouTube. This is the most impressive one you’ll ever see.

Bad postcards

EC Segar’s Raiders of the Lost Ark

From the Smithsonian – Top 10 consequences of having evolved (via Monsieur Bartok)

Greatest letter ever printed on sportsteam letterhead

Trailer for fanfilm adaptation of Lovecraft’s Whisperer in Darkness – this has been in my list for months and months, come out already film!

Yoga – not as old as you think

Why are easy decisions so hard? (via gnat)

And finally… Iron Crocodile

{ 23 } Comments

  1. sonal | April 1, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Happy day of Morgue world happiness! (I’ve got that right, yes?)

    Linky for yoooou – you’ve probably seen it anyway … Amanda Palmer, singing twitter.

  2. Tim Denee | April 1, 2011 at 11:03 am | Permalink


    David Foster Wallace on Not Getting Totally Hosed

    Really practical and heart-warming philosophy.

  3. Matt | April 1, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    It would be churlish of me not to link to the fundraising anthology for Christchurch which has Neil Gaiman, Karen Healey, Sean Williams and loads of other great authors in it:

    And the promo video on the youtube:

    Happy birthday Morgue!

  4. Jenni | April 1, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Happy birthday link! Improv Everywhere with the “worst ice skater ever?”

  5. samm | April 1, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Oldie but a goodie (some swearing at the end) from a much missed expert:

    Aurora timelapse:

    Fun with robots…

    Is it Alan or is it Steve?

    And Celine Dion screaming for 90 seconds:

    Happy one year more wiser day 🙂

  6. morgue | April 1, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Thank you linky givers!

    NB: I expect many of these comments to be screened as spam due to the links. So don’t fret if it takes me a while to approve ”em.

  7. Evie | April 1, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Some SAHD silliness –

    Happy Birthday!

  8. samm | April 1, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Your “10 consequences of evolution” is bringing up a 404 at the moment.

    Interestingly enough I have just finished reading a Led Zeppelin bio that goes into Page’s occult interests at some length, including the Burroughs interview.

  9. morgue | April 1, 2011 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks samm, html coding fail. Fixed! (And it has revealed another link that was hidden, the EC Segar Raiders of the Lost Ark one.)

  10. Margie | April 1, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink



    Invader Zim:

    Birthday card:

  11. billy | April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Adam Curtis, BBC doco chief, maker of the superlative Century of the Self, Power of Nightmares, The Trap, etc, has a blog.

    It it really brilliant and you should be reading it if you aren’t already. Dude has access to all of the BBC archives, and uses them (and a savvy savvy take on things) to comment on what is happening now. (eg) recently, in response to Japan situation, gave a history of the development of nuclear power and safety standards etc; the latest post explores the history and development of the notion of humanitarian intervention, and comes in the wake of Libya. Etc. Etc.

  12. china shop | April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday!!

    Have you seen the trailer for the new Three Musketeers movie? It made me laugh and laugh:

    Also these Taiwanese animations:

  13. Giffy | April 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    The underwater lipsync lead me to discover the mertailor, yup you too can be a mermaid/merman.

    And a SAHD link: Babywearing Wellington is a group and has a blog.
    They meet monthly at the Southern Cross for snacks, hanging out and sling/wrap demos.

  14. Katie | April 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Morgue! Birthday! YOU! Pow! Explosions! Excitement! Really wild things! Finally, success! AGE! and a dated linky!

  15. Ivan | April 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Bolshie devils:

  16. Sok | April 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Happy birthday! You may have already seen this but it is the best thing!

  17. karen | April 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Got to this via the Mills and Boon (which is kind of cheating)… but I love all the effort that went into this effortlessness…

    And I linked to this on facebook the other day… rom-com on fb 🙂

  18. Gregor | April 2, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Life… isn’t everything

    Have a good one, bro.

  19. Ruth | April 2, 2011 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Happy Birthday!

    Don’t take it seriously 🙂

  20. Giffy | April 2, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I forgot to add this!

  21. Emma | April 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Morgue! Happy Birthday! Glad it’s a beautiful day for you!

  22. The Alligator | April 4, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    You can now own more than 9 hours of Madness….

    Happy Birthday my friend. Kia kaha bro.

  23. Svend | April 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little late, as usual, but: