Comedian Nathan Fielder had the most genius idea on how to freak out any parent. He tweeted the idea to his 35,000 followers and here’s just some of the responses he got back:
Matthew Hodge’s “Ode to Sleep Deprived Parents” is a hilarious example of online contest going right. Sponsored by the Sydney Symphony, the Symphony’s fans were invited to change the lyrics to the opening chorus of Carmina Burana with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs singing the winning lyrics.
Every line of the song sounds like something my mom would be yelling at me. I also don’t understand how everyone in the choir can keep a straight face. I would’ve been on the floor by the fifth line.
In another edition of “Parenting, You’re Doing It Right,” one parent penned a letter to her daughter explaining why the Tooth Fairy wasn’t able to deliver her reward. Unfortunately for Emily, her room was just too messy for the Tooth Fairy to find and exchange Emily’s tooth for a cash prize.
The parents are awesome for not only:
1) keeping the Tooth Fairy alive and well in their daughter’s eyes and
2) throwing in some parenting along the way
Here’s the letter in full:
Let’s take this adorable duet on the road! Our favorite Muppet song, “Mahna Mahna” has a new cover and we love it!
Proud papa, Jesse Teeters, shares a precious moment with his two-year-old cutie pie. Their YouTube performance is summed up as Jesse’s “greatest achievement.” Now this is man is a prime example of good dad. But what exactly makes a good mom and dad you may ask?
Well, there’s this:
and this: Read more…
You just can’t win when you’re a parent, can you? For this dad trying to support his daughter while she’s on the monkey bars, whatever he does seems to be wrong. As his baby girl keeps cycling between, “I need you, I don’t need,” you just can’t help but feel sorry for this poor man.
*Sigh* Kids are so hard to please.
Don’t go to the happiest place on earth (read Disneyland) and get drunk off vodka, or else you’ll have to deal with the protective parents of America.
This drunk jerk was belligerent outside the Tower of Terror ride and tried picking fights with multiple people. It eventually takes a group of guys to push him down while he screams “This isn’t funny anymore!” Was it funny in the first place?
It’s pretty scary considering how many kids are at Disneyland. I’m glad he’s finally put in his place.
Lady Gaga claims she went bankrupt during her ‘Monster Ball’ world tour, reports CTV.
With her tour earning an estimated $125 million and sold out tickets being the norm at every show, one would think Gaga was racking in the dough, right? Wrong.
Despite the success of the tour, Gaga claims the production of the show, from her couture costumes to many backup dancers and set design, caused her to actually spend more money than she was earning.
She told the ‘Financial Times’ newspaper: “I put everything in the show, and I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of the ‘Monster Ball’. And it was funny because I didn’t know! And I remember I called everybody and said, ‘Why is everyone saying I have no money? This is ridiculous, I have five number one singles’ — and they said, ‘Well, you’re $3 million in debt.’ ”
That’s too funny, but props to her for not compromising on the integrity of her show. If Gaga wants something, she’ll get it.
Gaga does admit to spending her hard earned cash, though, but not on who you think. The ‘Born This Way’ hit maker claims the only real riches she’s spent is for her parents.
“The only big things I’ve purchased are my dad’s heart valve and a Rolls-Royce for my parents, for their anniversary. And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga licence plate on our old car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car.”
I would really love to meet her parents, I think that would be an interesting interview. I couldn’t even imagine saying ‘yep, Lady Gaga is my daughter.’ But if she bought me a Rolls-Royce, I’m sure that wouldn’t be too difficult.
“We would’ve loved to have been there by his side at the hospital, to let him know we love him before he passed away,” Sue Coleman, 67, tells PEOPLE. “This is a shock to us. We loved Gary very much. We’re going to miss him.”
“We’re not angry. We’re just concerned. Did our son fall down the stairs? Did he fall in the bathtub? We need to have some closure on our son’s life,” Sue continues.
Coleman’s parents have tried speaking with Gary’s wife Shannon Price, however she has not returned their messages.
“When we found out he got married, we thought, ‘Well, at least he has someone in his life who he cares about and who cares about him.’ We were happy about that. But it’s frustrating that we haven’t heard from the Price family. But it’s possible they didn’t even know we existed. Gary may have told her that he didn’t have any family.”
Well, it’s official: Katy Perry and Russel Brand are serious.
The two were sighted looking very cozy (ie: making out and cuddling) at a party at the home of pals’ Paul McKenna and Randy Jackson this weekend.
And apparently Katy already wants her new boy toy to meet her parents, according to Perez Hilton. Meeting the family would would be a big step for Brand - who has most recently made himself famous by quite vividly sexing up Kristin Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall – considering Perry’s parents are serious Evangelical Christians.
Keith and Mary Hudson are pastors in Temecula, CA, even so far as having the legal right to marry couples.
Perry and Brand have been sighted all over lately - unbeknownst to me – making a particular splash in some outlandish outfits at Paris Fashion Week. Perry is set to host the MTV Europe Music Awards next month, which will be a big night for the new couple’s public image.
Parent’s Just Don’t Understand… Yet?
Our parents are great, for the most part. When we are too small to defend or feed ourselves, they take care of us. As we grow and mature, they guide and nurture us so that we can become fully functional human beings, and not the equivalent of lower primates, sitting in trees flinging our own crap at each other (thank you Red Forman). But one area where most parents don’t quite have the ability to be the all-knowing influence they would like to be: video games.
When I was growing up playing tag and hide-and-seek, my parents totally understood. They would ask how the game went, where I was hiding, what kind of tag rules I played with – they were very involved, because they could relate my experience to their own. However, when I picked up my first Genesis game, they watched Sonic the Hedgehog like he was an alien from outer space (wait, was he?), shook their heads, and left the room. Thus ended my parent’s ability to fully understand me – from that day forward, there would always be that barrier between us – the invisible yet impassable wall made of 1-ups and gold coins. Read more…
Clay Aiken is “smiling from ear-to-ear” after the birth of his son.
According to E! News, the former “American Idol” contestant and his platonic baby-making partner Jaymes Foster welcomed their first child together Friday.
Parker Foster Aiken tipped the scales at 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured in at 19 inches.
Back in May, Foster’s brother David Foster confirmed that the pair conceived the child through artificial insemination. Aiken, 29, and Jaymes Foster – who is believed to be around 50 – have been best friends for years.
The best buddies plan on raising the child together – even though the two are not “a couple.”