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.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jingle Bells--Punjabi-style


Not your parent's Jingle Bells.


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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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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

perfection


Does it exist? Yes! Er, maybe?


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Monday, December 14, 2009

what really goes on in a hi-tech office?


Just another crazy day at the office.


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The Backstreet Boys sing "I Want It That Way."

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Friday, December 11, 2009

how senior citizens break their hips . . . and other things



Of course, there is nothing FUNNY about being a senior citizen. So be careful out there--it's dangerous!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

playful kitten


This short video of a too, too cute kitten has been viewed 75 million-plus times!


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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, December 4, 2009

origins of 25 popular products



This intriguing list includes German chocolate cake--# 21.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

negotiating for low-price dental work


This guy is a real pro! Watch to the end.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

easy-as-pie pie crust recipe



Watch this and learn the secrets of making a lovely pie crust.


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Monday, November 23, 2009

are we alone?


This amazing video from the Hubble Space Telescope is likely to make you feel very small indeed.


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

babies sliding down the stairs


Funny babies sliding down stairs.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

dog dancing the salsa


Can you imagine a cat doing this?


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

piano stairs


Sometimes people change behavior when they are having fun.


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

this kitty isn't afraid of water


Does anyone out there live with a "normal" kitty?


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

test your powers of observation


How much do you actually see as you run about each day?


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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!
Snopes says this is true.


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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!


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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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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

kitty rubs head on guitar


Some kitties will do just about anything for a head rub.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

real life invisible man



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


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

nail art



Like to whack nails?


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d August 28, 2015 





Thursday, October 29, 2009

getting off the elevator


So you think you know what is going to be on the other side of the doors?


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Friday, October 23, 2009

scuba cat


Most cats don't like water, but this cat isn't one of them.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

usb port for wine




This new device makes wine tasting more simple than ever!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

dog tricks


You might enjoy this doggie game.  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.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

90 years + 557,000 miles = an amazing granny


This old lady is still ticking and still driving her original car.


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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Michel Lauziere, Master of the Unusual


Michel Lauziere, Master of the Unusual, makes a tune by rollerskating through two rows of bottles.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Gone with the Wind", take 2--Carol Burnett's hilarious version


A bad copy but very funny content. Absolutely hilarious!


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Monday, September 21, 2009

"Monday Monday"



The Mamas & The Papas singing their legendary tune at Hollywood Palace on April 9, 1966.





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Thursday, September 17, 2009

synchronized cycling


These noteworthy athletes are the 2009 European Junior Champions in indoor cycling.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

funny baby actors



Funny outtake footage of the E*TRADE banking baby and friends.


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

how to knock in a nail


After viewing this, some people exclaim, "How did he do that?" and others scream, "Fake!" Which side are you on?


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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.


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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.
video removed

Sorry, this just in from Snopes.


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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.


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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.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

memorable wedding entrance



Weddings are getting better all the time. Wish I'd been invited to this one.


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Friday, August 21, 2009

seniors citizens' biker bar


Biker bar for senior citizens.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sarah Palin's farewell speech


read by William Shatner with bongo accompaniment.


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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

animal pen pals



This giraffe and goat make unlikely friends, but there they are!
Read all about it.


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updated August 28, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2009

cool horse


Patches is one cool horse.


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Thursday, August 13, 2009

duck in a truck


or . . . keep on duckin', I mean truckin'. This duck rides shotgun.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

lavender fields forever



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Monday, August 10, 2009

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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Monday, August 3, 2009

85 and still kicking



The oldest showgirl in the world--Dorothy Kloss--struts her stuff in The Palm Springs Follies (now closed), which also features the oldest professional chorus line in the world. Read all about it.



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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.


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Friday, July 31, 2009

cats in sinks



Cats in Sinks 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.


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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.


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Friday, July 24, 2009

Bach played by foot on floor piano


Here are two more Bach pieces to contemplate, played by foot on a giant floor piano.  This is reminiscent of the "Big" piano dance.


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Bach played by foot



Some say this performance on the giant piano at the FAO Schwartz store in NYC i s fake. What do you think?





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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

babies skating through Central Park gangnam style


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


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Saturday, July 18, 2009

a rainstorm created by hands



Choir (Perpetuum Jazzile) create a summer storm using just their hands.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

this video won first place at Cannes


It runs less than a minute--you have the time.


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Saturday, June 27, 2009

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 $4.99 iPhone drawing app "Brushes."
See how artist Jorge Colombo did it.



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Monday, June 22, 2009

Barack Obama saves the day


This JibJab satire animated cartoon debuted in front of the President himself at the Radio & Television Correspondents Dinner.  No longer available.



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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."


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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.



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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Going to the dentist soon?


Be glad if he/she isn't Tim Conway.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

the whole world's got talent


Listen to these handsome 14- and 15-year-old young men sing "O sole mio" spectacularly.


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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.
Website deactivated.


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Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

animal crime spree


Penguins want to be loved, too.


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Friday, June 12, 2009

funny country "love" song


Rodney Carrington sings "Today's The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend."


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Thursday, June 11, 2009

circle the cat


How long will it take you the trap this smart cat?
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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."


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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

the new River Dance


Watching this dancing seal should give you a lift.


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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--@ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ .
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Monday, June 1, 2009

why AARP sells insurance


For those over 50 only. It's a jungle out there.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wal*Mart baby


Don't watch this one with a full bladder!


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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Ross Sisters sing and contort


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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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Worst Slide Story


This sad tale is set to the tunes of "West Side Story."


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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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Saturday, May 23, 2009

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.


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

How fast can you shoot the sheep?

The automobile driving manual says the average driver's reaction time is .75 seconds, or 1 car length for every 10 mph. Test your average reaction time.  Website unavailable. 


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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

an amazing senior citizen


Meet 88-year-old "Hurricane" Hazel, the mayor of a large, debt-free city in Canada.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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!


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