Weekend Recess: Why Stage Diving During Slow Songs is Never a Good Idea

September 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm (Funny, Funny Video, Stage Diving, Viral Video, Weekend Recess)

Take away line:  “Was I supposed to catch him?”

From Coed Magazine:

Check out this kid as he sneaks backstage at an Aer concert then tries to go for a dive during one of the most mellow rap songs you’ve ever heard. He totally knocks it out of the park. And by “it out of the park” of course I mean “himself out cold.” Not only am I confused as to why he chose that particular moment to stage dive, I’m also wondering where the hell his shoes went. He definitely had them before he jumped.

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Weekend Recess: Watch This Anchorman Ask the Meteorologist to ‘Canoodle’ With Him on Live Television

August 25, 2012 at 11:03 am (Anchorman, Andrew Johnson, Astrid Braunschmidt, Canada, Canoodle, Canoodling, Chat, CTV News, Funny Video, Meteorologist, Viral Video, Weekend Recess)

The urban dictionary defines canoodling as “to lay in bed and cuddle with a lover” or “to be touchy-feely”.

So why did an anchorman for CTV News in Canada ask the team’s meteorologist if she’d like to canoodle during a live news broadcast?  Watch for yourself…

Via KWGN-Colorado:

A Canadian news anchor might have been wise to pull out a pocket dictionary before telling a female meteorologist he wanted to canoodle — on-air.

Unfortunately for CTV News’ Andrew Johnson, that dictionary must not have been readily available, and so he crafted what he thought was a relevant, clean, fun transition from a story about canoodling on the banks of the Union Bay to meteorologist Astrid Braunschmidt’s forecast.

“It’s time now for a full look at your forecast with Astrid, and maybe we can canoodle before you get into it about umm…” Johnson said, perhaps stopping because he had a producer screaming in his earpiece.

Meteorologist Astrid Braunschmidt’s shocked response is what has most people in stitches over the blooper.

“We’re NOT going to be canoodling,” she said, using a cease-fire hand gesture. “What?!”

With a big smile, Johnson shrugged and said “I thought canoodle meant chat.” He then thanked his producer for not letting his ill-fated attempt at making what he thought was harmless chit chat develop any further.

“Take it away, and get me off camera,” Johnson said in good humor as his spot came to a close.

The bigger question here is, who exactly uses the phrase ‘canoodling’ in the first place?  🙂

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Weekend Recess: NASA – They’re Sexy and They Know It

August 18, 2012 at 7:56 am (Bobak Ferdowsi, Cool, Curiosity, Funny Video, LMFAO, Mars, Mohawk, NASA, NASA and I Know It, President Obama, Rover, Sexy, Sexy and I Know It, Viral Video, Weekend Recess)

Who knew a Mars rover landing, a mohawk-sporting scientist, and a jar of peanuts could be so cool?

Well, the President did:

“It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses and the pocket protectors,” Obama said. “You guys are a little cooler than you used to be.”

And so apparently did a group called Satire, who capitalized on the success of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission to Mars to produce a parody of the hit song, “I’m Sexy and I Know It”.

The video for the song by LMFAO, “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” is either crude or crudely funny, depending on your tastes. But if your tastes runs toward the geeky, you’ll find this parody, “I’m NASA and I Know It” hilarious.

This video, from a group called Satire, pokes fun at the LMFAO song, as well as Bobak Ferdowsi, the mohawked NASA employee who was prominently displayed in NASA’s footage of the Mars Curiosity rover landing. With lyrics like, “When lookin’ for ice / gotta calibrate, gotta be precise,” plus actual footage of the landing, makes this song something we geeks can dance to.

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Video: Mayor of London Gets Stuck on a Zip Wire

August 1, 2012 at 11:43 am (2012 Olympics, Boris Johnson, Funny, Funny Video, London, London Olympics, Mayor Boris Johnson, Union Flags, Victoria Park, Zip Line, Zip Wire)

Olympic celebrations took a turn for the worse this afternoon in London when mayor Boris Johnson attempted to gin up excitement by careening down a zip wire whilst waving a pair of Union flags.

Problem being, he never made it to the end of the line, instead dangling above the ground a good 20 meters shy of his destination.

Mr Johnson was featuring as a “special guest” in Victoria Park, London, to ride the zip line, donning a hard hat and two Union flags as he attempted to sail down.

Instead, he ground steadily to a halt on the wire about 20m from the end as the wire sagged, and was left dangling inelegantly in front of a watching crowd.

The Mayor spent around five minutes hanging from the drooping line as spectators took video footage and photographs of his misfortune.

When one asked how he was feeling, he replied “very, very well thank you”, before shouting: “Get me a rope, get me a ladder” to bystanders.

Best part of this video (seen below) is the woman asking “Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?…”

Mayor Bloomberg was seen shaking his head and saying, “Man, did that guy look ridiculous or what?”

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Weekend Recess: Video – Owner Turns Dead Cat Into a Helicopter

June 9, 2012 at 9:03 am (Bart Jansen, Cat Helicopter, Cat Turned Into Helicopter, Comedy, Dead Kitty Helicopter, Dutch Artist, Funny, Funny Video, Kitty Helicopter, Orville Wright, Taxidermist, Taxidermy, Weekend Recess)

Orville is a cat.  Orville was named after the aviation pioneer, Orville Wright.  Orville’s owner, clearly obsessed with aviation, decided that his dying cat’s last wish would be to fly.  Wish granted.

Orville the Cat, was turned into a helicopter.

From Sky News:

An artist has turned his cat into a flying helicopter after it was killed by a car.
Dutchman Bart Jansen stuffed Orville before teaming up with a radio control helicopter expert to attach propellers to each of its four paws.
The cat – named after pioneering aviator Orville Wright – is now a piece of artwork. The “Orvillecopter” is on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.
Jansen said his creation is “half cat, half machine”, and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his pet.

And here’s the disturbing video…

Now Mr. Jansen, I’m quite sure your cat shared your love of aviation, because what cat doesn’t dream about flight, in between 23 hours of sleeping on the newspaper?

But I’m also fairly sure that upon his passing, his last request wasn’t to be transformed into Kitty Hawk Down.

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