Wednesday, December 23, 2009

tiger, lion, and bear are unlikely friends


Rescued eight years ago during a police drug raid in Atlanta, Georgia, these three friends were only cubs at the time and barely two months old.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/45vcMw/www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6750373/Tiger-lion-and-bear-form-unusual-friendship.html




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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas lights extravaganza


This amazing Christmas display has 176 channels and 45,000 lights! The show is so popular that it requires a crew of 3 people to manage the traffic.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

how seniors break their hips . . . and other things


Of course, there is nothing FUNNY about being a senior!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pd7vPIlBWc

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Monday, December 7, 2009

ice-skating monkeys

Perhaps there should be a new category in Olympics ice skating.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Doritos-stealing seagull


This naughty, very funny seagull waits until the shopkeeper isn't looking, then walks right in and lifts his favorite style of Doritos and takes the bag out of the store, ripping it open and sharing with his friends!

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/seagull.asp


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

sand painter

This clip is of artist Kseniya Simonova from "Ukraine's Got Talent." She tells an story by pushing sand around on a light table. She is an amazing artistic talent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZo

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

never underestimate an old gal

Just because you're 80 years old, doesn't mean you have to stop having fun . . . or dancing.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkHvRCp3z5A

Monday, November 2, 2009

real life invisible man


Liu Bolin, a 35-year-old artist in Shandong, China, specializes in camouflaging himself.

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/meet-the-real-life-invisible-man.html

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updated August 28, 2015


Sunday, November 1, 2009

nail art


Like to whack nails?

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

dog tricks

Type in a command under the dog and see what happens . . . sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead, beg, etc. Type in 'kiss' last.

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

make a funny photo



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Sunday, August 30, 2009

the Crasher Squirrel returns


Add the Crasher Squirrel to one of your photos.

Background on the Crasher Squirrel:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1206018/Squirrel-crashes-holiday-snaps-How-cheeky-rodent-star-couples-photos.html

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Friday, August 28, 2009

funny British dancers

TGIF! In celebrations, let's kick up our heels with the Stavros Flatley Dancers from "Britain's Got Talent." Simon loves them, too!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

giant waterslide jump

It's warm enough today that I would love to try this.

http://www.todaysbigthing.com/2009/08/05

Warning! Don't try this at home!
This just in:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/megawoosh.asp

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

mean kitty

The mesmerizing music--"I'll Show You Some Tricks" by Masta Hankstamakes--makes this "Mean Kitty" video special. Watch those tails wag to the beat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pkl59Q-UnM&feature=popular

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

a day at the White House


Time-lapse photography documents 24 hours at the White House. Five cameras, 8.000 images, 3 1/2 minutes.

http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2009/08/24/white-house-moments-a-time-lapse-view

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Monday, August 17, 2009

cat nap

Any day is a great day for a nap.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

pen pals


This giraffe and goat make unlikely friends, but there they are!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1203459/Pen-pals-Giraffe-goat-form-unlikely-friendship-kept-enclosure.html

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

lavender fields forever



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Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

starlings aerial display



This astonishing sight of starlings in flight was filmed at the Otmoor wildlife reserve of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds near Oxford, England.

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http://www.flixxy.com/starlings-settling-to-roost.htm

image by wdfw.wa.gov

Monday, August 3, 2009

85 and still kicking



The oldest showgirl in the world--Dorothy Kloss--struts her stuff in The Palm Springs Follies http://www.psfollies.com, which also features the oldest professional chorus line in the world.

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/articles/Dorothy_Dale_Kloss_Oldest_Showgirl_in_the_World.html

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Black or White


My all-time favorite Michael Jackson video is "Black or White." I especially love watching the faces morphing at the end. Macaulay Culkin, Tyra Banks, and others are featured in it. The video isn't normally aired beyond the face-morphing scene, but this version is the complete 11-minute mini-movie that shows M.J. himself morphing into a black panther at the very end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVoJ6OO6lR4

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Friday, July 31, 2009

cats in sinks



Here is a new way to waste away a few minutes. You'll probably also want to take a photo of your own kitty in your sink and upload it.

http://catsinsinks.com/

Monday, July 27, 2009

happy hour in Africa

These animals have eaten a tad too much of a fermented African fruit that falls from the Marula tree, nicknamed the "elephant tree" because elephants like the fruit so much. There is also a "Amarula" liqueur for humans made with Marula fruit and cream.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

babies skating through Central Park

Watching these cherubs roller skating through NYC's Central Prak in this commercial for Evian is a delight. How DO they DO this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PHnRIn74Ag

Saturday, July 18, 2009

a rainstorm created by hand


Choir (Perpetuum Jazzile) create a summer storm using just their hands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpbyM8k7e2Q

More info about the group:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetuum_Jazzile

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

interesting photo manipulations


Swedish photographer/artist Erik Johansson takes digital photographs, then creates intriguing images by digitally modifying them.

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/03/13/photo-manipulations-by-erik-johansson/


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image copyright 2009 Erik Johansson

Thursday, June 25, 2009

trees in stitches


Check out this beautifully dressed tree.


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updated August 28, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

iPhone + drawing app = New Yorker cover


The June 1 New Yorker cover was done in an hour with the iPhone $4.99 drawing app "Brushes." See how artist Jorge Colombo did it at:

http://bit.ly/Yq2Sb

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

hire a robot to cook for you


". . . there's something disquieting about a robot that can verbally take our order, independently interpret our request, and then cut up sushi rolls and serve them to us." Read the whole story at:

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Friday, June 19, 2009

great film clip about a baby bear and a cougar


From L'Ours (1988) "The Bear," a film by Jean-Jacques Annaud. FYI, it has a happy ending.

http://www.flixxy.com/game-of-survival.htm



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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

spectacular fish splash image


See more images like this one by Daryl Ariawan at the photographer's website:

http://aiyoshi.deviantart.com/gallery/

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

the way she was

If there was ever any question, Susan Boyle has always had talent. In a 25-year-old video that recently surfaced, a fresh-faced Susan–just 22 at the time–takes the stage at a local Scottish club looking trim and youthful and sings Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20276302,00.html

Thursday, June 4, 2009

world's 10 weirdest vending machines

Three are in Japan.

http://www.businesspundit.com/the-worlds-10-weirdest-vending-machines

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

amazing typewriter artist


Paul Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1921 with severe cerebral palsy. A man with extraordinary talent, he used his left hand to steady his right one when typing his art. Since he couldn't press two keys at the same time, he almost always locked the shift key down and made his pictures using the symbols at the top of the number keys--@ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ . See more at this website:


Friday, May 29, 2009

The Ross Sisters, circa 1944

This WW II-era female trio are only so-so singers, but boy are they GREAT contortionists! Their exit act is nothing short of spectacular!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

when its ok to pee your pants


This spectacular clip is from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie "Always" (1989). It is about firefighter pilots and stars Richard Dreyfuss and John Goodman.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

yes we can . . .


. . . pick either the "happy" or "determined" Obama Chia Head. This hail to the chief's head appears to be for real.


Monday, May 18, 2009

smoking kills

Don't let the kiddies see this one. Something similar happened to me once when a man installing linoleum in my kitchen dropped his cigar under it and left it there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0FOYQFpbvI

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

dog plays dead

Bailey the beagle plays dead on the Late Show with David Letterman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DalB-CvO7Qc

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

umbrealla art



Enjoy this image of the umbrellas as art.

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updated August 25, 2015
 

Friday, April 17, 2009

real cool grannies galore


Wassup grannies!

Budweiser commercials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQk5weAjjwI

another version that never aired
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3jJGDCczL4


Australia phone commercial take-off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNLOaZqFZrM

Cool Egyptian Granny ringtone commercial take-off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pVALwZ_npk

a homework project take-off
Wassup! Twinings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VJArm2O-kk

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susan Boyle takes the cake


You can't judge a book by its cover. However, I find it odd that Ms. Boyle wore stilettos but didn't prune her eyebrows or tend her hair. Enjoy!

http://perezhilton.com/tv/index.php?ptvid=89e03ffa2a814

Saturday, April 11, 2009

chicken hatches puppy


'nuff said.



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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

score an easy way to peel potatoes


Dawn Wells, of "Gilligan's Island" fame, waxes enthusiastic about peeling potatoes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4W0qIPJmoo

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