what is this!?

all i could find out was…

No joke. They dance, they sing, they bat their gargantuan eyeballs. It’s called My Little Pony Live: The World’s Biggest Teaparty, and you can buy it on DVD if you feel so inclined.

“Why is this?” might be the more appropriate question.  As much as any little girl of the 1980’s I loved me some MLP’s, but even I am befuddled, albeit mildly amused, by this one.  To this very day, I would be thrilled to receive any of the below pictured vintage items (especially the sleeping bag if you’re looking to get me a present), but if you took me to see that… thing… i do believe i would be upset with you.

remedy

i’ve been in bed sick today.  i was prepared to blog something substantial, but i’ve fallen prey to a nyquil hangover and just can’t get my brain going at full speed.  that stuff should be illegal.  anyway, this is all i can muster.  a dose of cute goes a long way, too.

When photographer Daniel Borris first started his Yoga Dogs series, he had a feeling that it would catch on but he couldn’t expect that people from all over the world would eventually see it. “The photos have been written about in magazines from India to Russia and Brazil,” he tells us…. His follow-up series to Yoga Dogs was Yoga Cats and then Yoga Puppies and Kittens. (We’re showing Yoga Kittens today.) If you’re wondering where Borris gets his furry felines from, they’re members of The Animal Defense League. “They’re great to work with,” Borris says. “We give them a big plug in the calendar and book and we’re happy that they use the calendars for some fundraising.”- VIA

A cat and a rainbow. What’s not to love? “The photo of Wendy was just a total lucky shot I caught while trying to photograph a rainbow on the wall behind her that the acrylic chair creates,” says Kat Miss of For Me, For You. “She turned and yawned just at the right moment. I laughed so hard when I looked down at the photo I had just taken.”- VIA

in other totally unimportant news, i read today that Katy Perry’s cat’s name is Kitty Purry… brilliant! to the best of my knowledge, the above is not a photo of kitty purry.

hilarious hypothetical letters

I think these are funny.  I found them HERE .

Though the cards are made by Sapling Press, the lines are made by you! Jared Wunsch and Hans Johnson are the masterminds behind the Dear Blank, Please Blank project. They created a website where you can submit a hypothetical letter from one fictional or real character to another.

If you have some time today, you can check out the website to read all the great submissions. While some are just plain sad, others are quite snarky. If anything, they’ll make you believe that there’s some really witty people out there in this world.

As a pick-me-up, if you want to buy one of these to send to your friend, Sapling Press is selling some on Etsy. Here’s a selection.

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Top April Fool’s Jokes

Over time, there’s been some really clever April Fool’s jokes played on the general public, subscribers or just… anyone willing to listen and believe. Below are a few examples of real notable jokes and pranks. Are you clever enough to come up with something as unique as these?

1965 – Smell-o-vision, BBC

Smell-o-vision: In 1965, the BBC played an April Fool’s Joke – the network aired an interview with a man who claimed that viewers at home could experience aromas produced in a TV studio. They went on to demonstrate by cutting onions and brewing coffee, then had “viewers” call in with claims they could smell these scents, thus convincing the viewers it was true.

1981 Michigan Shark Study

the Herald-News in Roscommon Michigan reported that 3 of the northern Michigan lakes had been selected for “an in-depth study into the breeding and habits of several species of fresh-water sharks” because 2,000 sharks were released into the lakes including hammerheads, blue and great whites sharks to see if they can survive the bitter cold climate of this region. A rep from the National Biological Foundation was quoted to say “the sharks will eat about 20 pounds of fish each per day, more as they get older”. The article also mentioned that County officials protested the experiment but the complaints were ignored by the federal government. They also claimed that fishermen were forbidden capturing or catching the sharks. the Herald-Newsreceived many letters… go figure.

 

1999 Y2k CD Bug

In 1999, Warner Music and Universal Music Group along with a popular Canadian radio station informed it’s listeners that the Y2K bug would affect all CD players making music discs created prior to 2000 unreadable. Fortunately, a Hologram sticker was available to enable the old-format discs to continue working. The stickers could be purchased for $2 and immediately the phones became jammed both at the record companies and radio station, and everyone was demanding these stickers for free! The calls continued even after the radio station announced it was a joke.

Burger King’s Left-Handed Whopper

In 1998, fast food giant Burger King posted a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing that they were releasing the “Left-Handed Whopper” for 32 million left handed Americans. The only difference was that the new burger’s condiments were rotated at a 180-degrees “…thereby redistributing the weight of the sandwich so that the bulk of the condiments will skew to the left, thereby reducing the amount of lettuce and other toppings from spilling out the right side of the burger.” Jim Watkins, senior vice president for marketing at Burger King, was quoted as saying that the new sandwich was the “ultimate ‘HAVE IT YOUR WAY’ for our left-handed customers.” Check out the press release: PR Newswire UK

 

He dined for our sins

totally unrelated to the post, but funny to me….

found

So many great things come out of Ann Arbor.  Such as Found.  I have the first book and it has provided me with hours of side-splitting, rolling on the ground laughter.  I finally checked the website out today, and while I laughed really hard at some of them I did manage to stay in my seat.  Definitely worth adding to your list of websites to waste some time perusing.