Condom Testers wanted
Well this is a nice way to recruit prostitutes… An add in the Chinese version of Craigslist, was looking for women to test out condoms. How would they test out the condoms? Exactly how you think, having sex to figure out their effectiveness. All the while, getting paid to do so. Naturally, after a few days, the add was pulled because this is clearly not okay. Although, the heading for the add is pretty awesome. Go what it takes to be an official condom tester? LOL
Two pelicans get private flight home
Hurricane Sandy destroyed a lot of homes and the coastal cities, but it also disrupted the flights of a couple pelican’s just trying to fly around their respective habitats in Florida and North Carolina. Believed to be dead, the pelicans got caught up in the storm and showed up in New Jersey. Once they were located, they were flown back to Florida to get back to their normal lives. I wish I could get a free flight home from the government, not fair.
Sleeping your life away
We’ve all wanted to sleep for days at one time or another, but after reading about this girl, I take it back. Nicole Delian, 17, has a rare disorder called Kleine-Levin Syndrome which means she needs about 18 hours of sleep per day. She has slept sometimes up to 64 days straight! Even missing Christmas! Remember this next time you think you want to sleep for days.
Talk about having beef
Apparently, some of the neighbours cows came over and started eating all of Justin DeLoach’s horse feed. That was enough to make DeLoach, 23, so angry that he shot six cows in the face. Like the cows knew they were trespassing… He was charged with second degree felony of killing or aggravative abuse of horse or cattle. Someone’s got beef.
Belly button ring rescue
This is my nightmare. A woman was swimming at a public pool when her belly button ring got caught on a pool drain. The fire department was called in to rescue her. Luckily the drain was in swallow water, but the pool had to be drained in order to get the ring out of the drain. That’s pretty embarrassing, at least it wasn’t a tongue ring…
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Channing Tatum gets People Magazine‘s top honour and the media gets a little too serious on the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split.
HIT: Channing Tatum named People‘s “Sexiest Man of 2012″
I’m not going to lie, this is more of a half-hearted hit. I, like the rest of the internet, believed that the honour would finally go to Ryan Gosling. Seriously, the People’s Sexiest Man Alive award is like the Oscars for him: his name gets thrown around a lot but he never gets the prize. On the other hand, Tatum had a fantastic year. Between 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike (!!), and the three other movies he put out this year, Tatum really got the chance to show
off his butt his acting skills.
MISS: Media analysis of the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez split
I can’t help but shake my head whenever I see another entertainment show talk about the Bieber/Gomez break-up. Every entertainment host I’ve seen has used the kind of sad, serious tone that should only be reserved for disasters when they analysis “what went wrong.” Bieber and Gomez are 18- and 20-years-old respectively. Dear entertainment tools, what do you think happened? Breaking up with someone is hard, but to do it under such scrutiny is unimaginable. Just let them be!
HIT: iCarly fans to finally meet Carly’s dad
I don’t even watch the show, but from what I’ve heard, Carly’s dad is a colonel in the army and hasn’t been in a single episode of iCarly until now. I don’t want to spoil the plot for anyone so I’ll just leave that revelation at that (EW will spoil it though). I do suspect that this will be one tearjerker of an episode because it’s probably one of the sweetest storylines I’ve ever read. Prepare thy tissue boxes!
MISS: The Jersey Shore’s Vinny to get his own show Read more…
Hurricane Sandy brought out its fair share of people who were “under the weather” on national television. Being cooped up indoors all day can understandably make people go a little stir crazy. That’s why CompilarizTV pulled together some of the best bloopers from the hurricane — though I don’t really consider them bloopers at all. Kudos to the dude at the end who recommends you prep with Scotch and cigarettes. That’s real journalism right there.
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Understandably, extreme weather can draw out extreme behaviour in people. Being cooped up in a house with no electricity or work to do can be one factor, but perhaps the fear of something terrible happening can make you act in illogical ways. Symptoms can include: putting on a horse mask and trotting through town, riding a jet-ski or trolling poor newscasters that are ankle-deep in water.
This mashup features some of the strange stir-crazy behaviour newscasters caught on camera.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Brad Pitt donates lots of money in support of same-sex marriage and Carly Rae Jepsen gets sued for copyright infringement.
HIT: Brad Pitt donates $100,000 in support of marriage equality
Continuing on his crusade to save the world, Brad Pitt pledged to match all donations made to the Human Rights Campaign in 24 hours up to $100,000 in support of same-sex marriage. The HRC currently have ballot campaigns in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington where the issue will be put to vote on Election Day. Glad to know a portion of Pitt’s rumoured $7 million Chanel No. 5 contract is going to a good place.
MISS: Carly Rae Jepsen sued over a couple of “oh OH oh’s”
According to a report by Billboard.com, Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young are being sued for copyright infringement. Alabama-based singer Allyson Nichole Burnett claims that the song, “Good Time” by Jepsen and Owl City is remarkable close to her own diddy, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” Burnett pretty much claims that the “oh, oh, oh” portions are similar in pitch sequence, melodic contour, etc. Someone’s been sippin’ on that haterade…
HIT: Stephen King surprises New Brunswick high school for Halloween
To help celebrate Halloween, Stephen King paid a surprise visit to a New Brunswick high school last Friday. Sussex Regional High School in Sussex, NB have been persuading the horror author to visit their school with parody videos, letters and King-inspired artwork. A visit from King sounds so much better than a surprise clown attack (I still refuse to read/watch King’s It. I like sleeping at night).
MISS: Star Wars Episode 7 will soon a be reality
Apparently, Disney’s $4.05 billion acquisition of Star Wars means Mouse Ears plans to release THREE MORE Star Wars film with episode 7 to come out by 2015. Wait a minute. Has no one learned from Episodes 1, 2 AND 3? ANAKIN, NO!!!
HIT: The Jersey Shore house survived Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy pretty much decimated the east coast earlier this week. Included in Sandy’s path of destruction was Snooki’s home away from home, Seaside Heights, NJ. By some miracle, the famous Jersey Shore house managed to escape Sandy’s wrath. Hey, MTV! I think it’s a sign. Maybe we need just one more season of Jersey Shore? Or at least a special. The crew could help the community clean up instead of causing drunk havoc.
MISS: Gene Hackman smacked a homeless guy
According to Sante Fe, New Mexico police, legendary actor Gene Hackman slapped a homeless guy in self-defense. The 82-year-old actor slapped the man after he called Hackman’s wife a dirty name. I mean, I know Hackman is a badass and I’m all for old time-y chivalry. But I’d rather walk away from a potential physical confrontation especially if the guy had a record of battery charges, like the man on the receiving end of Hackman’s open-handed blow. Safety first, kids.
1. Mirror mirror…
Sleep tight everyone!
2. Somewhere over the rainbow
Hy Chalme snapped this pretty picture of New York City after the monstrous Hurricane Sandy came through. I wonder if Dorothy approves?
Someone came to work and found that their cubicle had been transformed into the cabin from The Cabin in the Woods. I don’t think I’d be able to last the whole day in that thing.
4. The failed escape
Just look at his face. It says I know I’m in trouble, but please love me anyway. I’m also pretty impressed by the fact that he could write a note. My dogs can’t do that.
What if Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was a rain dance this whole time and we brought Hurricane Sandy on ourselves? That was a significant question being analysed on Twitter last night while the wind whipped windows and tore down trees.
If the rumours were true, then these two teens who trolled a newscast with the “Gangnam Style” choreography were just making it worse. The Norfolk, Virginia teens trotted behind the newscaster in the rain jackets, right in front of the ocean.
While some people thought their practical prank was insensitive, I think everyone needs to lighten up at the joke. One commenter replied to a naysayer: “I’m in a middle of a hurricane and I find this funny.”
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Things spiralled down for this father who was filming “the apocalypse” in his suburban neighbourhood last night. Everything was going so-so, but all of a sudden a huge gust of wind knocked over a few trees on the street. Like a game of Dominos, one tree hit a car and then another tree fell down.
Best lines go to the Broadway singer who joyfully chants “All thanks to the tree” and the dad who says “there ain’t nothing I can do about that ” when his son points to a fire in the front yard. Seriously though, I hope everyone is okay out there!
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Let the memes begin. Hurricane Sandy is already creating a “viral” stir that is taking over news feeds everywhere. It is a very serious storm that could cause upwards of 10 billion dollars in damage but that’s already being overshadowed by funny GIFs and parody twitter accounts. As we all know the Internet can be a dangerous place to find information. There’s countless satirists and trolls preying on the naive souls who will believe anything they read online. Luckily, if you’re aware that 90 percent of trending topics are bullish*t, then you’ll find them much more entertaining. Thus, we’ve handpicked some of the most ridiculous and not-so-important content appearing about Hurricane Sandy.
New Twitter feed you should follow
There are so many reasons to not work today — just choose one
Hurricane hangover cure
Hurricane Horseman made or day
Cats react to the hurricane
Beer is flying off the shelves Read more…
FAKE This was originally from a Wall Street Journal post in 2011
REAL Crane dangling over NYC
FAKE Lies!! This is from The Day After Tomorrow
REAL? Jury is out on whether it’s real or fake
FAKE This photo was taken during a storm in September 2012, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Read more…
There are two types of people who brave dangerous hurricanes. The first type hole themselves up at home with their spouses, friends and kids to stay safe. The second type throw their hands in their air and say: “I’m just gonna treat this
hurricane gust of wind with a sense of humor.” Take for instance, this dude who donned a horse head and went for a topless morning jog in the FREEZING COLD.
Dude was clearly trying to get on camera and luckily for him, he succeeded. The Hurricane Horseman made an appearance on NBC Washington’s News 4 with Megan McGrath. Go prosper Hurricane Horseman. We salute you.
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