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How to Flip Food

(YouTube link) Chef Jon of Food Wishes tells us the secret of looking like a competent chef, even if you aren’t. Don’t let my kids see this video, they’ll be flipping food all over the kitchen practicing this! Link -via Viral Viral Videos 

Cow Dance

(YouTube link) The street dance troupe Boadicea will be performing at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London later this month. Here they are cows, dancing for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, in support of the Supporting Better Dairy campaign. Link  -Thanks, Jon!

The Missing Links: Never Hire A Hypnotist-in-Training

When I Count to Three, I Hope You’ll Snap Right Out of It There was a sketch years ago on In Living Color where Jim Carrey was hypnotized and told to act like a chicken, only to have his hypnotist keel over and die before he could snap him out of his trance. The film Office [...]

DIY Gramophone Made Of Paper And Plywood

Jon Holmgeirsson from the Iceland Academy Of The Arts created this nifty little paper and plywood gramophone, which brings that raw sound back to your vinyl collection. Powered by plugging it in to a wall outlet, or via 9 volt battery when you’re on the go, this clever contraption takes about an hour to put together, [...]

Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark

By the spring of 1862, a year into the American Civil War, Major General Ulysses S. Grant had pushed deep into Confederate territory along the Tennessee River. In early April, he was camped at Pittsburg Landing, near Shiloh, Tennessee, waiting for Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell’s army to meet up with him. On the morning of [...]

7 Hilarious Garfield Variants

The comic strip Garfield has endured since 1978, when Jim Davis invented the lovable triad of Garfield, Odie, and their owner Jon Arbuckle. As a seven-year-old kid, I was a big fan — Garfield loved lasagna, and so did I. Odie (the dumb dog) was Garfield’s nemesis, so I decided that dogs were [...]

Shed of the Year

We always get a kick out of announcing the winner of the British contest Shed of the Year, but this year, the winning shed is quite interesting in its own right. Jon Earl of Clevedon, Somerset won £1000 and a “shedload” of the sponsor’s products. His shed is more than just a place to store [...]

Garf-Eel

This is why Garfield has to be a cat. Jon doesn’t have to work so hard to be neurotic. But what type of animal would Odie be? Link -via Super Punch | Image: Patrick Alexander

Predator: The Musical

(Video Link) Relax, relax! There’s no actual Predator musical in the making. This is just a parody by Jon and Al Kaplan, who have made several fake Schwarzenegger musicals, from Conan the Barbarian to Total Recall. This one, the last in the series, is a far superior production compared to the early musicals. Warning: foul language. via [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Own Wineries

Some celebrities have done quite well for themselves in the wine business – Francis Ford Coppola, for example, is as famous for his grapes in some circles as he is for his movies. But it would seem that every celebrity has a winery these days, even if they aren’t selling at that level (some keep [...]