XKCD Alt(ernate reality) Title Tag 2020 edition

title="As the 'exotic animals in homemade aprons hosting baking shows' YouTube craze reached its peak in March 2020, Andrew Cuomo announced he was replacing the Statue of Liberty with a bronze pangolin in a chef's hat.”

XKCD is an awesome webcomic with a lot of great additional home material strewn in the HTML around the title and alt parameters of the im(a)g(e) tag of the comic. However the reality described above would be so much more fun than what we ended up with for real…

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Pigs in Space

While I have heard the Pigs in Space / Schweine im Weltall thing so many times, I do not recall ever seeing it in recent times. So, when it showed up in my feed, I did have a look.

Very disturbing. …Doctor Strangepork, really?

A history of the Flowbee

A wonderfully weird TV advertising thing from the nightly television advertising loop.

A Hair-Raising History of the Flowbeementalfloss

(…)The Vacucut took hair anywhere from a half-inch to six inches in length and, thanks to the suction of the vacuum, pulled it straight in the same way a stylist holds hair between their fingers.(…)

Somehow this device really did make it into “pop culture”.