Weekend Recess: Students Produce Viral ‘We Are Hungry’ Video In Response to Obama Administrations Lunch Rules

September 29, 2012 at 10:53 am (Anthony Mancuso, Health Hunger-Free Kids Act, High School, Let's Move, Lunch, Michelle Obama, New Jersey, Nicholas Caccavale, Parsippany Hills, Viral Video, We Are Hungry, We Are Young)

Yesterday, students from a New Jersey high school were planning a cafeteria protest against the Obama administration’s new lunch guidelines which include smaller portions at higher prices.

Instead of purchasing their lunch in the cafeteria, many students at Parsippany Hills High School are brown-bagging it – upset over smaller portions and higher prices.

“We’re asking everybody not to buy lunch or anything from the cafeteria,” student Brandon Faris told the Parsippany Patch.

Faris, a 17-year-old senior and junior Nicholas Caccavale, organized the strike and more than 1,000 of their classmates have joined a Facebook page to protest the federal guidelines.

“Nothing from the snack line, no water, no cookie – not a dime will be spent in the cafeteria.

The smaller portions are a part of the Obama administration’s Health Hunger-Free Kids Act – and local school districts across the nation are required to follow the federal mandates.

“We have to follow the law,” Board of Education member Anthony Mancuso told the Parsippany Patch.

Caccavale told Fox News that there is less food and it’s costing kids more money.

Even better, another group of students have posted a parody of the popular song ‘We Are Young’ titled, ‘We Are Hungry’.  The song pokes fun at the lunch regulations put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.

Best part of the video?  The kids t-shirt that says “I Love Beef”.

It’s pretty funny … Enjoy:

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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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