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Never Gonna Give You Up…

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So….I was quite surprised when I got an email from my mom about the Famous Rick Astley Song – Never Gonna Give You Up.

Never Gonna Give You Up” is a song recorded by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single on 27 July 1987. It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from his debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer’s native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany.

The music video for the song has become the basis for the “Rickrolling” Internet meme, leading the song to have an alternate name “The Rickroll Song”. In 2008, Astley won the MTV Europe Music Award For Best Act Ever with the song, as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet, due to the popular phenomenon of Rickrolling. The song is considered Astley’s signature song and it is often played at the end of his live concerts.

But then…I watched the video that was included with the email….and I saw WHY she sent it to me!  THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!

Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Sung by 169 Movies!

I am not sure I can ever give up on watching this!  Makes me LOL (out loud) every time I watch it!   I hope you enjoy!

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Cruise. Corden. Skydiving!

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In case you haven’t seen this yet (for those of you that are not on any social media of any kind)….THIS IS A MUST SEE!

Tom Cruise Forces James Corden to Skydive

Mom and I both absolutely love James Corden!!  One of the most talented people in Hollywood!

So…when you get to see him go skydiving with one of the greatest actors in the world….

YOU WATCH!

The Lorax…Is It Real??

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(CNN)One of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters may actually have a real-life counterpart, and no, it’s not as horrifying as it sounds.

Admit it: While his fictional, fantastical creatures have shaped many a childhood imagination, we as a human species are probably better off that there are no ACTUAL Whos or Grinches or Kwuggerbugs roaming about.

But the Lorax, Seuss’ orange environmental ambassador, lines up suspiciously well with a type of monkey found in Africa.

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According to the study, the Lorax and the patas monkey share several traits, from their stout primate stature to their bushy faces and even their voices.
“[I]t is probable that Geisel encountered [patas monkeys] at the Mount Kenya Safari Club,” the study says. “Even the voice of the Lorax (a ‘sawdusty sneeze’) resembles the ‘whoo-wherr’ vocalization of patas monkeys; the ‘whoo’ is a loud, wheezing expiration of air.”
The similarities don’t stop there. The researchers also noted the Lorax’s beloved Truffula trees not only resemble the whistling thorn acacia, a type of tree found on the African Savannah, but that particular tree actually provides food for the patas monkey.
While all of this is informed conjecture (after all, Dr. Seuss wrote and drew a lot of really weird stuff), the appearance of the Lorax (the character) combined with the purposeful ecological message of “The Lorax” (the book) do paint an interesting picture.
“These findings support our hypothesis that Geisel drew inspiration from a cercopithecine monkey and its ecology,” the study reads. “When put together with the fact that the book was written while on safari in Kenya, the coincidence seems striking.”

Weird Things You Can Buy On Amazon…

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Ok….so my Mom knows that I am an Amazonaholic.  Seriously…there should be a support group for us.  (*note to self…start support group…check Amazon for publicity and advertising materials)

But there are things on there that I would not buy!  For example…Milk!  Or Condoms – I sure as heck don’t need advertisements for those popping up all over my Facebook screen (oh yea…they already do)

Anyway…My mom sent me an email with “The Weirdest Things You Can Buy On Amazon” and I thought I would share a few with you!  Now…I am not sharing them all….as I honestly might buy a couple of the things listed.  But…I am weird.

Anyway…here goes:

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GRASS FLIP FLOPS  –  WHY??  Just around your yard with no shoes on.  FOR FREE!!!!

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A YODELING PICKLE  –  Now….if it was a radish…..  THEN MAYBE!

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A POUND OF FAT  –  Again…I can get this for free…and I don’t have to look at it!  Just put on a shirt!!

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8 POUNDS OF CEREAL MARSHMALLOWS  –  Cause eating Lucky Charms isn’t unhealthy enough!

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And lastly….and my favorite (no it is not an inhaler)….

A GIANT WALL DECAL OF A WOMAN SUCKING ON AN INHALER  –  And you may be asking yourself “WHY????”

The real question is….Why NOT!?

 

Budgie Balancing Trick

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Ok…so my Mom sent me an email that had the subject line “Budgie Balancing Trick” and I had to be honest with myself and admit that I had no idea what a Budgie was.  I clicked on the link and figured out it was a bird or a tennis ball.  So…I had to google it and this is what I found out:

A Budgie – The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus/ˈbʌərɪɡɑːr/, also known as the common parakeet or shell parakeet and usually informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.

So…the Bird is balancing on the tennis ball.  Now…he seems to be quite good at this, although he does fall off quite a few times.  But hey…he is a bird…and it is a tennis ball.

Check out the video for yourselves:  BUDGIE BALANCING TRICK

Now…one of the things I love to do when I watch videos on Youtube is read the viewers comments and see how many people have Thumbed Up and Thumbed Down the video.  So far…this one had 37K Thumbs Up and 257 Thumbs Down.  COME ON PEOPLE!?  Seriously?  There are 257 people that took enough time out of their lives to say “I Did Not Enjoy Watching A Bird Balance On A Tennis Ball” – What The Heck Is Wrong With This World!?

Anyway…there was a comment I enjoyed…lets see if you can figure out which of these two made me LOL – OUT LOUD!!!

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The Town That Spent 25 Years Underwater

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This is Villa Epecuen, an old tourist town south of Buenos Aires that spent a quarter of a century underwater. Established in the 1920s on the banks of a salt lake, the town was home to over 5,000 residents and a holiday destination to thousands more vacationers from the Argentinian capital.

In 1985, a dam burst and buried the town in 33 feet of salt water, rendering it a modern-day Atlantis. Initially, people waited on their roofs, hoping for the water to recede. It didn’t, and within two days, the place was a devastated ghost town.

In 2009, the waters began to recede and what emerged resembles an apocalyptic world.

Evenly-spaced dead trees still line what used to be streets, rusty bed frames poke out from concrete rubble and sign posts point to nowhere.

Amazingly, one resident remained in this desolate place. Pablo Novak was the only person not to leave his hometown when the water swallowed it up in 1985. He lives in a stone hut with a fridge and a basic cooker. I guess there’s no place like home…

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Calling Dr. Mom…

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When it comes to my being sick when I was a kid…my mom always took very good care of me!  Even when she knew I was faking it!  Well…except for that one time…

But here is the thing about my Mom….she is smarter than any Doctor I have ever been to in my life.  I can call her and tell her my symptoms over the phone…and immediately she knows that all I have is a hangnail….or I stubbed my toe!

But recently…I have actually been really sick.  Flu kinda sick.  And you know…you never really know if you have the flu or if you have a really bad cold.  So…thanks to my Mom…and her ability to search the internet….I have more definite answers.  Here we go:

12 Signs Your Common Cold Could Be Something Way Worse

  1. It’s not the usual symptoms
  2. Your whole body aches
  3. Your throat is on fire
  4. Suddenly, one ear is in pain
  5. Your cold won’t go away
  6. Your cough can’t quit you
  7. You’re throwing up
  8. You have bloody diarrhea
  9. You’re wheezing and short of breath
  10. You always get sick right about now
  11. You’re having a heck of a time breathing
  12. The cough is deep in your chest
  13. Your colds are predictable

Now…I am just throwing this out here…but if one of your symptoms is that you can’t count…what does that mean???

Anyway….If a usual symptom is bloody diarrhea and you are breathing fire…..I am thinking a trip to an ER or Exorcist is needed.

If you are having a hard time breathing…make sure it’s just because your wife doesn’t have a pillow over your face.

But most of the other symptoms seem to fit…so….I am thinking I am sicker than normal. So…guess I should get off of here and take some meds…prescribed by Doctor Mom!

Make A Horse With An Orange Peel…

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I love my Mom….I really do….but sometimes I think she is secretly trying to kill me.

So I get this email the other day simply called: How to make a horse with an orange peel

The contents of said email was a link to a You-Tube video, which I am posting for your enjoyment and delight.

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Now…My Mom knows that I have oranges at my house.  My Mom also knows that I have knives.  My Mom also knows that I tend to be curious about things…and tend to want to try things out when I see them done online.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY…WHO DOESN’T?

But Mother (notice how I changed it to mother??) also knows that I have Menieres Disease which causes people to have bouts of Vertigo.

SO….Lets recap…ORANGE…KNIFE…CUTTING…VERTIGO….

I GIVE YOU….

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Just kidding…I didn’t really try.  Not my hand.

Probably the hand of some other idiot that tried to duplicate a video they saw online though!  LOL

If you want to try to make your own ORANGE HORSE….My recommendation is to draw one with one of these…

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The Baby Is Crying Again…

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This time…mom sent me an interesting fact.

One that I actually had to research because it fascinated me.

Here is what she sent:

FACT: Newborn Babies Cannot Cry Tears For At Least 3 Weeks

Here is the research that I found:

Is it normal for my baby to cry without tears?

In most cases, yes. Babies’ tear ducts are still developing after birth, and it’s normal for them not to shed tears for the first few months, says pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, editor of The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones.

Most babies start crying tears around 2 weeks of age, but some can take longer. “Usually by the 2-month checkup, they’re there,” says Altmann.

Some newborns develop clogged tear ducts, which means they can make tears but the tears aren’t draining properly. Accumulated tears can create a gooey yellow discharge, which your child’s doctor may treat with drops or an ointment. The doctor will also instruct you how to clean your baby’s eyes and massage the tear duct, if necessary.

 

LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!!!

 

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