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)

 

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…

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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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

Sergeant Scruffy

So usually, I post funny links and observations, but for this post, I’m doing something a bit different: an ode to a pet who left a special mark on my heart.

Last week, my pet of 14 years peacefully passed in his sleep, at the age of 16 (which, by the way, is 98 in human years).  His name was Sergeant Scruffy and he truly was a stupendous, cockamamie, sweet dog.

Sergeant Scruffy

I remember the day that my brother and mom brought you home – Your little head popped up through the window of the front gate.  They were laughing.  It was an impulsive decision on their part, but I was so happy to have a new pet to love.  I was 13.  You were 2.

I remembered when we tried to change your name to Sparky.  Sparky didn’t work… Scruffy did fit you better.  Plus you’re a Sergeant, who would want to take that title away?

I remember the way you went berserk (happily) every time we pet you.  My friend called you the Will Ferrell of the dog world.

I remember when you got hit by the car (that was about ten years ago!). The day when you snuck through the side gate unnoticed by us.  I remember the woman getting out of her car and crying profusely, and the fact that she came back later to make sure you were okay.  Your leg was a little beat up, but you lived you lucky, lucky dog.

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Cool Video of the Day: Transformer Owl doesn’t like bigger owls

Owls are number two of my all time favorite animals.  Octopus = number one.  Chickens number negative a million.  Intelligent, graceful, predatory owls, a safe number two.  I posted another owl video a few weeks ago, and you can see it HERE (and if you have not seen it yet, DO IT NOW).  While this one isn’t nearly as amusing, it’s pretty neat (especially when the owl turns into skinny count chocula).

Kinda like this

So watch the owl get oh so big and oh so small.  My favorite part is that the other owls don’t seem to care.  YAY dominance!