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Thursday, February 22, 2018

China cracks down on funeral strippers hired to entertain mourners, attract larger crowds





China has launched a fresh crackdown on funeral strippers.

The Ministry of Culture said it would target "obscene, pornographic and vulgar performances" at funerals and weddings.

It followed reports in the state run Global Times newspaper about roaring crowds, applauding and cursing as women performed at funerals.

Read the whole story at Independent

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Have You Ever Had A Dream....



According to Know Your Meme

"The original clip was a blooper from the 1999 Turner Classic Movies television special “Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales.” Though the special was mostly animated, several children were interviewed as well. The video clip was uploaded to YouTube in January 2011. “Have you ever had a dream like this?” appears at the very end."





Friday, January 19, 2018

"Boom goes the dynamite"

The cringiest, saddest sports reporter meltdowns of all time.



From Wikipedia:
"Boom goes the dynamite!" is a catchphrase coined by Ball State University student Brian Collins, popularized after a video of him delivering an ill-fated sports broadcast that included the phrase was shared on YouTube in 2005. In the ensuing years it has become a popular phrase, used to indicate a pivotal moment.
During his freshman year, Collins agreed to appear on Ball State University's campus newscast in place of the regular sportscaster, who was ill. The teleprompter was operational, but an inexperienced operator accidentally fast-forwarded through the script, leaving Collins with no choice but to ad-lib most of his script. Among the games Collins had to report on was the March 22, 2005 NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets. The phrase can be heard as Pacers shooting guard Fred Jones hits a 3 with 2:03 left in the first quarter.
Collins had coined the phrase earlier in his freshman year while playing the video game Super Mario Kart with his college roommates; the group had enjoyed coming up with new phrases to shout during moments of triumph in the game.
A video of the broadcast was posted on YouTube several months later, and gradually gained significant attention over the next few years.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Eco Group Sobbing and Screaming Over Trees



An oldie but a goodie. I'm all for reasonable environmentalism but this is a bit too much.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Objectum Sexuality

Objectum sexuality is an unusual psychological phenomenon characterized by strong feelings of affection toward inanimate objects. It differs from fetishism in that the objects are not simply used to enhance or facilitate sex, but are actually the thing which the person's feelings of love and commitment are directed toward. Many objectophiles even believe that their feelings are reciprocated by the object of their desire.

From the documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower



From the documentary Strange Love: My Car is My Lover




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gatebox for lonely guy


A new personal assistant that doubles as a girlfriend for the modern, sad, lonely Japanese man.