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Archive for April, 2007

If you’re hiking through Italy’s Northern mountains over the next 20 years, don’t be surprised if you run across this 200 foot tall pink bunny:

Pink Bunny

An art group from Vienna designed this massive toy, claiming it was “knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool”. Sounded like complete you-know-what until I saw the bunny for myself via satellite. I’m sure Italy’s taxpayers are proud.

The intent of the project was to make climbers smile and provide them somewhere to lay back and relax:

Pink Bunny Climbers

Interested in climbing on this bunny? First consider:

  1. Who wants to lay on a plush doll that’s been in the rain for 20 years?
  2. How fun is a dead bunny that is a casualty of a skydiving accident? They designed it to look like it had fallen from the sky … complete with an open mouth and organs strewn to the side

Italy bunny walkers screaming

I’ll stick to taking pictures from the side. via the Cellar IOTD.

Bush sings!

Whether or not you happen to like President Bush…and whether or not you happen to like U2…this fantastic combination of the two has pretty much made my day.


Sunday Bloody Sunday By BushClick Here for more great videos and pictures!

It hurts my brain to think about how much painstaking work went into compiling those clips and putting them all together that way. But then, where would the internet be without these kind of creative people with (apparently) limitless spare time?

If you were a donkey owner, and your donkey was sued for being too loud, what would you do? Gregory Shamoun was faced with this dilemna, and made the logical decision – bring his donkey in to testify:

Donkey in Court

I am seriously not making this up … here’s a snippet of the official news story:

DALLAS (AP) – Buddy the donkey appeared in court Wednesday. He walked to the bench and stared at the jury, the picture of a gentle, well-mannered creature and not the loud, aggressive animal he had been accused of being.

Despite the loudness and manure piles, the neighbors worked things out before the jury ended deliberations. Good thing too, something tells me the donkey was lying under oath (and I suspect that a warm furry Ass doesn’t stand a chance in Texas’s State Correctional Institutions).

via Offbeat News

Watusi Bull for Sale

He’s only six years old, knows five words, and can be had for only $7,500 at the homestead. Although I don’t generally like websites with soundtracks that start up unexpectedly, this one has some classic bluegrass songs.

Watusi Bull for sale

I’ll pitch in $10 just to see the bull dance. You know. The Watusi. The ’60’s dance. What? He doesn’t? Okay, gimme a HullyGully bull instead. My $10 is still on.

Watusi Baby Cow

“They Twist, and I’ll Twist;
“They Shimmy, and I’ll Shimmy;
“They Fly, and I’ll Fly…”

Random Watusi trivia from Anita:

Turns out the Watusi were first imported to the U.S. in the early 1900’s, and are the primary cattle seen inscribed in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Unlike most cattle, both the male and females typically have horns:

Watusi Cow

Wondering how big the horns can get? The largest ever are those of “Lurch”:

Lurch and Friend

Lurch holds the world record for largest horns – they weigh over 100 pounds each, are over 3 feet in circumference, and measure eight feet from tip to tip. I’ll bet he could use a back rub after carrying those around! Here are a few more pics of lurch.

A Hero of Ducks

ducky

I love ducks. I think they’re awesome. From their adorable walk, to their cute quacks, to their total reliability (seriously. Ducks are a dependable crew)…but I don’t think that I would actually risk my life for one. I mean, jumping in front of a car…?

The basic gist of the story is, while a woman and her duck (named Mr. Peepers, by the way) were in a pet store purchasing crickets, the woman’s passenger popped into a different store to shoplift himself an i-pod accessory. Smart one.

He then gets into the car to drive away, the woman sees him, tries to stop him, and drops the duck, which flies out in front of the car.

Just as things look black for Mr. Peepers, an employee from the pet store jumps in front of the car to save him. Rather than letting the duck get ruined by this car (as an aside, aren’t most ducks much shorter than cars? I mean, he wasn’t exactly speeding away, to be chased down by two different pedestrians…I can’t imagine he’d be going so fast that Mr. Peepers couldn’t just…well…duck?), the employee instead opted to be hit by the car herself, crushing her ankle (I think she’s fine other than this, fortunately)

I’d like to take this moment to commend the employee who risked her life to save Mr. peepers: A hero of heroes, and a better person than I. And also, Mr. Peepers: the hero who made a brave attempt to stop the thief by flinging himself in front of the car, a better duck than I.

In Japan, everything can be accessorized. Kind of like the U.S. in the Eighties, just with fewer commodore 64’s and cuter cartoons.

This year’s must have accessory? This little piece of golden poop:

Poop Charm for Cell Phone

OK, OK, I don’t know if it’s exactly the “must have” accessory of the year, but the manufacturer has already sold over 2 Million of these poop charms, each for the sole intent of attaching to your cell phone.

Golden Poop

For only a few dollars, you can purchase your own at Rakuten. It even looks like they come in nice little displays:

Japanese Poo Charm display

Unless you’re Japanese, I’m not sure how you would go about the purchase, but I’ve done my duty. As the old saying goes: “I can only lead you to the poop, the rest is up to you.”

And for that guy in your life who might want a sportier poop charm, try the poop catcher’s mitt:

Poop Charm catcher’s mitt

Now that’s what I call manly!

via Gizmodo

Pachelbel’s Canon in D

I’m a music geek, so that fact may be one prevalent reason I find this video hilarious:

I don’t know which is sadder: the fact that all those songs are so alike, or the fact that he took the time out of his life to string them all together that way. But it’s true. Terribly, terribly true: there is nothing new under the sun, and if there is nobody really seems to care to try hard enough to create it.

Also, fun side note: Pachelbel’s name actually is Johann.

Bathtub Racers

After the wild success of their toilet bowl racer, Evento has decided to branch out into bathtub racers:

Bathtub racers

Based on the following video, it looks like these bathtub racers would be a hoot:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

I’d love to try this, but I wonder … what’s next? Bathroom sink racers? Outhouse racers?

Link via Random Good Stuff

Giant Snail

When I ran across this video today, I thought for sure it was fake:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

In fact, it’s a Giant African Snail. This beast can grow up to 12 inches long, can climb trees, and is known to steal slow puppies and kittens in the middle of the night (OK, 2 of the 3 are true).

Too bad they’re illegal to own in the U.S.

Maybe consider bringing your water-wings.

A friend showed this to me, so I’m not sure how new it is, but I got a kick out of it. Just go to Google Maps, and search for directions from New York, New York to Paris, France. Pretty standard, right? Scroll down a bit:

Oh snap.

That is brilliant. Exactly what you asked for, but totally unreasonable: if I worked at Google Maps, I’d be doing this kind of smart alec stuff every day. I guess when you ask Google for directions, Google doesn’t play around! Try it for yourself! Just a note, though, if you decide to take these directions, understand that swimming across the Atlantic is moderately impossible.

But if you make it, I want to have my picture taken with you.

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