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Flight Safety Entertainment Just Got Too Real

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 3:34 PM

Maybe the skies are getting too friendly when it comes to flight safety presentations. Airlines seem to be going out of their way to entertain travelers in order to keep their attention.

This video from Funny Or Die has its own take on the trend: A flight attendant treats the presentation like it's open mic night at the local comedy club. And let's just say the audience is in for one compelling routine.

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Women Describe Their Boyfriends' Penises To Police Sketch Artist

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:38 PM

Penises are hard to describe. There's so much topography, so much shape-shifting.

In a viral Distractify video, these women do their best to help a police sketch artist draw their boyfriends' private parts.

Some of their descriptions, well, defy description. This one, for instance: "It's like a can of beans." 

Or this: "A full GMO banana, not an organic one that's smaller."

H/T Today In Awesome

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This History Of Swearing On TV Is Obscenely Fun

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Do we have to wash your mouth out with soap, television?

This video history of swearing on the tube, from New York Magazine's culture site Vulture.com, shows how cussing has increased through the years, and how premium cable has led the way.

The video, released Wednesday, is part of Vulture's "Secret History of Television" series. 

As the clip recounts, for decades the Federal Communications Commission enforced strict rules on broadcast TV. Sure there were slip-ups, like Jefferson Airplane singing "motherf****r" on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1969, but four-letter words were mostly kept off the air.

Then cable emerged with looser standards. As the video points out, premium cable outlets like HBO and Showtime went full potty-mouth.

In a 1983 HBO special, Eddie Murphy single-handedly moved the profanity revolution forward by saying the f-word more than 200 times. History, ladies and gentlemen:

Swearing:

Watch the video to learn a number of fun facts, such as how "Chicago Hope" and "South Park" advanced the cause for the s-word.

H/T Laughing Squid

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9주 된 강아지가 처음으로 계단을 내려오다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:57 PM

세상에 9주 된 강아지만큼 귀여운 건 거의 없다.


아, 더 귀여운 게 있다. 그건 바로 '계단을 처음으로 내려오는 9주 된 강아지'다.


이 작은 친구는 마침내 계단을 한 발 한 발 조심스레 내려오는 데 성공한다. 반려인의 응원을 받으면서!


작은 발걸음이지만 거대한 도약이 되리라!

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It Turns Out A Laugh Doesn't Mean Something's Funny

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 1:12 PM

No joke: Most laughter isn't generated by what we think is funny.

So says a new installment of the PBS Digital Studios series "It's Okay To Be Smart."

Less than one in five chuckles comes "in response to humor," according to the video.

Instead, we laugh to defuse awkward situations and to tease others, the clip notes. And giggling solo is often a no-go. We are 30 times more likely to laugh with someone else than alone, "It's Okay To Be Smart" says.

The video concludes that laughing is more about bonding than comedy, and research published this spring in Human Nature backs up that view. A study by researchers at University College London and the University of Oxford suggests that laughter makes people more apt to open up about themselves, which can help them forge closer relationships.

"Given the importance of disclosing behaviors in facilitating the development of intense social bonds, it is possible that the act of laughing may temporarily influence the laugher’s willingness to disclose personal information," the study said.

We humans are not the only ones busting a gut. Rats giggle when they're tickled. Primates and dogs are also known to laugh, researchers say.

But we probably can't count on them to laugh at a sitcom. Right, Dr. Cox?

H/T Laughing Squid

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Scared Corgi Puppy Tries The Stairs, One Adorable Paw At A Time

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 12:32 PM

 

You're going to have to take this one step by step, little fella.

In this video, a 9-week-old corgi puppy whimpers as he tries to walk down stairs. Spurred by his owner's gentle encouragement, Peanut Butter begins his descent.

C'mon, little guy!

Corgi puppy going down stairs

 H/T Laughing Squid

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Keith Richards Still Smokes A Joint 'Regularly' In Morning

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:20 AM

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 71, still likes to wake and bake.

But he's fussy about where the weed comes from.

"I smoke regularly, an early morning joint. Strictly Californian," The Independent reports the musician told Mojo magazine for its September issue.

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Bugaboo Stroller's 'Unrealistic' Ad Causes Controversy

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 4:30 PM

Bugaboo ran straight into controversy by posting a photo of a bikini-clad model jogging with one of the company's strollers on Instagram.

Dutch model Ymre Stiekema is shown pushing her 2-year-old daughter for a Vogue Netherlands shoot in collaboration with Bugaboo, and the caption points out how "amazing" she...

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Sheriff's Warning To Burglar On 'Crime Stoppers' Is Criminally Good

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 1:18 PM

You can run but you can't hide from the words of Lt. Clay Higgins.

The spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff in Louisiana has captured the Internet's attention with a badass -- and may we say, very entertaining -- warning he gave a burglar on a recent edition of the local television show "St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers."

Surveillance video shows the suspect breaking into Stelly's, a market and restaurant. But it's the menacing Higgins who steals the show.

"The sheriff likes Stelly's restaurant, and so do I," he said on the show, an excerpt of which was posted online on July 23. "The food here is good, and the folks are friendly. We are going to identify you, arrest you and put you in a small cell. After that I'm going to have a cheeseburger here with fries and a Coke and leave a nice tip for the waitress. Meanwhile your next meal will be served through a small hole in a cell door."

He later added this: "Congratulations, son. I'm about to make you famous."

Higgins told The Huffington Post Monday that he had yet to get his man, but that the department has received about a dozen leads.

The officer has earned a reputation for his down-home straight talk to criminals on the lam.

"I'm pretty much in awe of the whole thing," he said. "I never anticipated becoming any kind of celebrity. I'm not a celebrity kind of person."

The muscular Army veteran said he started the public information officer job a few months ago and has run with it. "I pretty much threw away the script that was the established norm," he said. "I started speaking my mind,  just as I did on the street."

H/T Viral Viral Videos

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Sweet Orangutan Kisses Pregnant Woman's Belly Through Glass

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:27 AM

We're assuming this orangutan doesn't make it to many baby showers, but he may have the sweetest gift...

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Anchor Says Sex Toys Are Why Amazon Is Worth More Than Walmart

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 10:10 AM

 

This is why certain news anchors shouldn't do unscripted business analysis.

John Potter, a reporter for KTVN Channel 2 in Reno, Nevada, was listening to colleague Andi Guevara report recently on how Amazon had surpassed Walmart in value. So he chimed in with his, um, interesting theory.

"You know why? 'Cause they sell sex toys and Walmart can't or won't sell sex toys," he said.

Guevara's stunned reaction is a hoot ... 

News 2 Blooper: Amazon vs. WalMart

 ... As is her follow-up line. "They're trying to eat breakfast," she said, referring to viewers.

Potter addressed his cringe-worthy moment on Facebook on Sunday, writing, "Oh how I love a job where your not-so-great moments go viral for all to see. You might as well comment ... everyone else has! I'm struck at how many are shocked at this but are ok with the daily stabbing/shooting/domestic violence mugshot morning parade."

Watch the exchange above.

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Couple Caught Having Sex In Phone Booth (NSFW Photo)

(14) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:31 PM

It must have been a person-to-person call.

A British couple was recently photographed having sex in a phone booth in broad daylight by a passerby (see NSFW photo below). The picture went viral, and the couple, 30-year-old Gavin Wain and 41-year-old Lisa Kerley, gladly dished on their connection to...

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Man's Jump Into Pool Goes Ridiculously Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 12:41 PM

 A full-grown man jumps off a flimsy chair into a tiny inflatable pool. How could something not go wrong?

Don't worry, sir, there's plenty of summer left to take refreshing dips without embarrassment.

At least he and the guy who filmed it are laughing, so we're laughing.

Idiot Splash!

 H/T Viral Viral Videos

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Amy Schumer, Other Celebrities React To Theater Shooting During 'Trainwreck'

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 9:41 AM

Amy Schumer reacted quickly Thursday night to the fatal shootings during a screening of her movie "Trainwreck."

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Beckham salva família endividada com cheque de US$ 100 mil (VÍDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:35 PM

David Beckham registrou uma grande assistência. Na estreia do programa bom samaritano "Knock Knock Live", na Fox, o craque surpreendeu uma família da Califórnia com um cheque de US$ 100 mil (R$ 329 mil) e mais sete iPhones com planos pré-pagos para os próximos 10 anos....

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Jedi Chipmunks Fight With Lightsabers, Universe Wins

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 2:55 PM




Cute critters dueling with lightsabers? We are so there.

 

"Jedi Chipmunks" recreate a "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" battle scene between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

 

You don't need to know the particulars. It's Jedi chipmunks for crying out loud. Just watch and enjoy.

 

Vidgeo posted the adorable clip (with special effects) in May, and the Force continues to be with it on the Internet.

 

Easy to see why.


JEDI CHIPMUNKS LIGHTSABER BATTLE


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Now Everyone In 'Jurassic Park' Can Wear High Heels

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 12:46 PM

 

Sure, we saw Bryce Dallas Howard absurdly running in high heels from dinosaurs in "Jurassic World." But XVP Comedy took it a step further (get it?) by imagining a "Jurassic Park" franchise where everyone wears heels -- including Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and that mosquito trapped in a block of amber.

Thanks to the trailer for "Jurassic Park: High Heels Edition," we now know what to give our favorite prehistoric creature for Christmas: pumps.

Jurassic Park: High Heels Edition (Parody)

On second thought, maybe not. 

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Kevin Bacon Will Come After You If You Talk Or Text During A Movie

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 11:31 AM

 

Kevin Bacon has a badge, and he'll use it to shut you up. In a fun public service announcement from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on how to behave at the movies, the actor plays a cop who breaks through the screen barrier to silence the talking and texting shmos.

"Hey, you. Drop your phone and put your hands in the air," he tells one audience member. "I sentence you to life in jail for crimes against cinema."

You tell 'em, Kevin.

The short cleverly ties in with Bacon's new role as a corrupt sheriff in the thriller "Cop Car," which will be released in August. In fact, it's "Cop Car" that's playing during the clip when Bacon busts in.

But we wish the actor could pop up in uniform anytime someone interrupts a film.

Don't Talk PSA: KEVIN BACON

 H/T Uproxx

 

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David Beckham Gives $100,000 To Shocked Family On TV

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 9:39 AM

David Beckham just scored a really big assist. In Tuesday's debut of the Good Samaritan show "Knock Knock: Live" on Fox, the soccer great surprised a California family with a $100,000 check, plus seven iPhones with a 10-year prepaid plan.

Victor Gonzalez, the father, was a professional soccer player in Mexico, but gave it up for a construction job to support his family.

The grateful family members were moved to tears, and Beckham got a big hug from the mother, Claudia Gonzalez.

KNOCK KNOCK LIVE | The David Beckham Package: Episode 1 | FOX BROADCASTING

But our favorite moment came a little later, when a still-verklempt Claudia asked, "Do we get to play soccer with you?"

Here's the answer:

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Baby Hedgehogs Sneezing: Do We Need To Say More?

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 4:17 PM

What is it about little animals sniffling, snorting and squeaking that makes us say "awww"?

We're just asking because we have another sweet example for you: baby hedgehogs sneezing.

These abandoned hoglets were brought to the care of the Wildlife Aid Foundation in the U.K. And now they're charming the world by sneezing (or hiccuping, as the case may be).

So what's cuter than baby hedgehogs making endearing noises? Well, this little movement right here could be:

Cute baby hedgehogs sneezing

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