My Mom’s Strange Youtube History

My mom works from home. When she doesn’t want to be bothered, she closes the door to her “office” and we are ABSOLUTELY NOT supposed to disturb her. I always just assumed she needed to be in a work zen mode. I didn’t question anything.

The other day, I brought in the mail. I knocked on her door as a warning before I entered, as I always do. Maybe I imagined it, but I was pretty sure she was watching a Harlem Shake video. Not any Harlem Shake video, but a Harlem Shake video of dogs. Before I could process anything, she turned and snapped “I’M WORKING!” before I ran out.

I was pretty sure the video was this one:

Within moments, I knew I had a mission. I needed to see my mom’s youtube video history.

THE MISSION

Getting on her computer was actually really easy… so to be honest my mission only took about five minutes. When she was finished with her work (the door was now opened), I asked my mom if I could check my email on her computer. Not questioning the fact why I had to check on her computer, when there are seriously 3 other computers within a five foot radius, she obliged. I took my screen captures, sent them to myself through her email, and ran to my own computer to look at the evidence.

THE RESULTS

These were the first four:

I knew she watched that one Harlem Shake Video!

I KNEW IT WAS THE HARLEM SHAKE WITH ANIMALS. Wait… I started to process everything… What is my mom watching? I only was able to get a list of her last 21 videos, so the sampling may be a little small. STILL, I did find some interesting results:

  • 7 out of 21 videos were Harlem Shake videos.
  • 7 out of 21 videos were about animals, mostly dogs and cats, but there was one video starring a hamster.
  • 4 videos were Harlem Shake videos FEATURING animals.
  • 2 videos were on strange medical conditions.
  • 1 was a video aimed at children so that they learn about the colors of the rainbows:

 

Oh and the last one was…

youtube videos

I don’t even know to interpret the data, except to say, that there’s a little more going on behind closed doors than I thought.

For your enjoyment please find below the remaining videos of the list:

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Weird Tiger Fishing AKA the safest party in the world

Hmmmm…. I really don’t know what to make of this video that takes place in what I think is a Thai zoo.

So (mostly) petite, Asian women are dangling colored trash bags filled with God knows what over tigers while they stand in the same enclosure. And they find it hilarious?  Let’s put this idea into my handy list of “THE SMARTEST, SAFEST THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN” along with flaming vodka shots and parkour-ing over high rises.

GO ASIA!

(via Videogum)

 

Online Dating Slumpbusting: Plenty of Mitch Episode 2

I think online dating is getting weirder by the minute.   Just take Purrsonals (facepalm for worst dating related pun I’ve ever seen) – an online dating site for cat lovers.  Or Singles with food allergies – because when I look for a lover, I need them to have the same aversion to peanuts, shellfish and gluten as me. We have even reached the point where chimpazees have turned to online dating to find their mates.

Plenty of Mitch – a webseries on online dating written and directed by a friend of mine – has finally launched episode 2!  There’s no furries, food allergies or chimps in this episode… but it may have something that you have experienced… SLUMPBUSTERS.  Don’t know what that is… well watch away.

Missed Episode 1?  Click Here.

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Man Arrested for Drunk Driving with ZEBRA and MACAW in his car

I’m just gonna let this story speak for itself… -HAHA

Police in  Ankeny, just outside Des Moines, received a call from a confused and concerned citizen that they had spotted a zebra and a macaw in a parked car outside of a bar.  When the officers arrived on the scene, the car was being driven away by its owner,  55-year-old Jerald Reiter.

A Zebra and Macaw walk into a bar

When pulled over, Reiter described that the zebra and macaw were his pets, and that they frequently enjoyed outings.  Reiter didn’t plan on leaving his pets inside the truck, but that previously, the owners allowed him to bring the zebra and the bird into the bar.  Plans changed, however when the owner would not let the animals in because they were serving food that evening.

He was arrested for drunk driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.148, almost twice the legal limit.

Jerald Reiter – owner of zebra and macaw….

And to think, I can’t even get a pet monkey…

HAPPY EASTER: Children deathly afraid of the Easter Bunny

My favorite Easter memory:  When I was much younger, my family dabbled in a Unitarian Universalist Church.  I had a lot of fun there, but was completely unaware of the politicking that was going on with the older people (side note: I swear I once saw a ghost there that looked like a Confederate Soldier on a horse).

ANYWAY, some grown-ups didn’t want to celebrate Easter and didn’t want an Easter egg hunt/Easter bunny because of the Christian roots.  My dad called BULL SHIT  – “kids deserve an Easter Bunny, they deserve an Egg Hunt… It’s frickin’ America, we’ve got rights” (side note: that may or may not be a quote from my father).

So during the sermon, my dad wore an Easter Bunny suit and pranced behind the Minister outside and was seen by the ENTIRE CONGREGATION through the large windows.  Later, we had an Easter egg hunt and no one could stop it.  My DAD saved Easter.  The American Way.

As an ode to children and easter and bunny suits and my dad, here are images of children frightened by the Easter Bunny (also, when did it become a tradition to pose on the Easter Bunny like he’s Santa):

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Fat Cat in the Mona Lisa! Fat Russian Cat placed in classic pieces of work.

The things that the Daily Mail considers news…  THIS WEEK:  Art FUR art’s sake: Russian artist recreates famous paintings… featuring her very fat cat (their pun, not mine, although I wish I came up with it).

Of prime importance, the cat’s name is Zarathustra.

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Amazing Image of the day: Robocop on a Unicorn

This may or may not be weird.  Last night, I may or may not have dreamt of Robocop on a unicorn.  Then, this appeared today while I may or may not have been searching the internet.  That may or may not be called a psychic experience.

As a side note, WordPress says dreamt is not a word.  Did I dream of this word too?  Maybe or Maybe not.

Cuteness overload: Bear wakes up from Hibernation

I don’t know why, when or how I convinced myself that hibernation was an imaginary concept.  My mind likes to play tricks on me (kind of like when I repeatedly ask my one friend whether her middle name is Marie.  this happens weekly, seriously).  BUT NEWS ALERT: HIBERNATION IS REAL! I think that news alert is only for me.

ANYWAY, here are pictures of a bear waking up from hibernation.  I would snuggle with it, but that may be dangerous, not sure though.

Cool video of the day: THE WEIRDEST CHICKEN BAND

About six months ago, I created a blog, defective phobias, for the sole purpose of me facing my irrational fears like chickens, mayo and camping.  Well it turns out I have an irrational phobia of facing irrational phobias.   So this project kind of fell to the wayside (I do plan on bringing it back though).

One of my first posts, was on my INTENSE fear of chickens.  You can read my explanation of my alektorophobia that HERE.  That’s why I was absolutely disgusted when my friend Topheycakes (may or may not be his actual name) sent me this video:

A chicken band! Chickens dancing!  Close-ups on chicken feet!  This is my nightmare… but it’s a nightmare I can’t turn away from.

Leningrad (band) music video Gelendzhik (2004).
Created by Andrey Zakirzyanov

P.S. turn on closed captioning to see  the lyrics in English