Have you seen these videos of Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine? This little dude loooooooooooves pumpkin, and he is not afraid to show it. (Pumpkin haters: it’s still pumpkin season. Deal with it. Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.) Take this cute overload with you for the weekend.
Have you seen this yet? Ohio State University’s marching band is apparently pretty amazing and ridiculous, and their Michael Jackson field show tribute was so incredible it brought this former high school marching band member to tears. Seriously. Part of being in marching band is never really knowing what the whole field show looks like. I hope these guys got to watch their own performance with buckets of popcorn and kegs of beer because it’s fucking fantastic. Hi-5s all around.
The week is almost over. You need some laughs. We all need some laughs. So there's this:
Police try to stop and arrest skateboarders during an annual eight mile skateboard race through the City, or something. It doesn’t really matter, all you need to know is it’s funny and you should watch it. Pronto.
By now you’re probably aware of what the CEO of Barilla Pasta said about his company’s future use of gay families in their ads (as in, not gonna happen). Later he tried to backtrack and say he was just trying to stress the importance of the role a woman plays in the family, which by that logic means he should be all about lesbian couples. But whatever.
Many of us (myself included) are inclined to speak with our wallets and refuse to buy Barilla products going forward. While I don’t know exactly where my money goes when I purchase everything I buy, I do avoid buying brands who’ve shown they’re more interested in being asshats than realizing that money isn’t gay or straight, or religiously-affiliated, or atheist, or anything else but money we’d like to exchange for your product that you’re in the business of selling, thank you very much. So I probably won’t be buying Barilla pasta again. The Internet has, of course, responded in other ways besides declaring outrage and starting petitions.
Linda Ferraro, a mother from Shelton, has started a petition at change.org urging Stop & Shop to stop carrying Barilla products. READ MORE
Mental Floss posted a list of 10 cats who live at a library today, and of course I had to click on it. There’s something fantastical about a cat who gets to live out it’s awesome cat life in a library. I was a bit surprised to find Connecticut library cats on this list, twice. Prudence and Annie, two cats who lived at the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford from 1978-1988, can be seen here on the Library’s Facebook page. But it’s Emma, the reigning “queen” of the Lyme Public Library who really caught my fancy. Apparently Emma is an avid tweeter, and we should be paying attention to her thoughts. After all, cats are both always right and never wrong. And this one lives with books, so she’s probably super smart. Follow Emma at @EmmaLymePLCat.
The Judge Dredd movie reboot probably passed most of you by. I’m not familiar with the comics or the Stallone movie from 1995 (apparently widely regarded as “awful,” says my boyfriend and the Internet). My boyfriend took a gamble with an hour and a half of his time and watched DREDD, the movie reboot released last year starring Karl Urban, as it had appeared on Netflix recently. Later that same night I was watching it with him, because he was so excited about it he had to see it again as soon as possible. …And I loved it.
He’s paid more attention to this stuff than I have, and tells me the movie wasn’t marketed very well at all, and it’s probably pretty likely that fans of the comic and people who’d suffered through Stallone’s version were quite likely to pass over this movie without a second thought. I’m asking you to reconsider, and maybe even to petition the Academy to add an Oscar for best acting with the bottom half of ones face, and best scowl. Karl Urban deserves an award for this flick.
If you’ve paid attention to weird Internet things over the last couple years, you’ll recognize the slowed-down-a-zillion-percent Justin Bieber tune (or something sounding exactly like it?) used during parts of the movie. It might sound dumb, but it actually works. Don’t hate.
So fans of the movie and anyone else interested in seeing that a sequel to the reboot is given real consideration and might actually happen are asking anyone and everyone to watch DREDD on Netflix, go buy the DVD, or do whatever else you can to promote the movie today, Sept. 18, so the powers that be take notice that we fuckin’ love it, and listen to us, as they know they should.
So a press release just informed me that September is National Baby Safety Month, which is so ridiculous and weird. Aren’t symbolic national awareness months supposed to be for things people don’t regularly think about? Like a reminder? I’m not saying everyone is constantly thinking about if this or that is safe for babies, but babies are pretty much the one thing that nearly all of us agree should be kept as safe as possible, and it’s not hard to identify things that could be unsafe for babies. And we have a pretty good handle on what’s safe and what’s not. At least in my opinion (note: I do not have human children, but I do know how to keep one alive and healthy).
A Google image search for “Baby Safety Month” turned up a bunch of naked pictures of other people’s kids, so here’s a picture of a chainsaw, which I hope is specifically classified as unsafe this month. Because how would we know?
After laughing so hard I was both wheezing and sobbing, I’ve composed myself enough to pass this on: the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator.
Here are some naming options our parents totally missed out on:
and my favorite so far, Bendydick Cheddarcheese.
Brb, I need to continue laughing so hard I might pass out.
So, you know those stupid Instagram/Twitter/Facebook pictures almost entirely posted by chicks, of their legs at the beach? Photos taken while lounging on a towel, typically captioned with something like “I could get used to this,” or “This is the life” or something else ridiculous?
Now someone has decided to mess with our heads and ask us to discern if these photos are of legs, or hot dogs, over at Hot Dog Legs. It’s wicked hard to tell. I’m not sure if I want them to be the legs of girls I’d probably hate, or hot dogs I’d definitely eat. Enjoy the weirdness.
The first of Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes premiered last night, and boy were our hearts racing. (If you consider that a spoiler, you’ve clearly never watched the show, you have no business here.)
Breaking Bad is one of those shows that throws in bits of humor to help keep the overall downer lever of the show at an acceptable level. Remember that awkward dinner at the White residence, where Jesse’s attempts to hide his discomfort were just funny and kind of endearing? Yeah, that kind of stuff. Anyway, last night’s episode contained one of these gems, squishing some classic Badger and Skinny Pete banter next to some heavy stuff. Someone animated the exchange overnight, because of course they did.