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Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm , by

1. The Most Intense Taekwondo Fight Ever

Toddler Taekwondo is my new favorite thing in life, ever.

2. Slow Motion Dogs in Cars

This is a little bit long and a lot repetitive, but I promise it’s pure happiness.

3. Senior Citizen Flash Mob

This is not your grandmother’s Christmas Carol…Oh wait. It is.

4. Video Christmas Card

What started as a way to save money on postage has become an Internet-wide anticipated event. I’m partial to last year’s stop-motion video, but this year’s card from the Fosters also packs a lot of cheer.

Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

December 9, 2011 at 11:55 am , by

1. What’s Going On with Jonah

Jonah Mowry made this video about being bullied right before he started eighth grade. He wanted  to let his friends who were moving on to high school know that he’d be okay, and they convinced him to put the video on YouTube.  A week later, it’s got almost 8 million views and what feels like as many response videos rooting Jonah on.

2. Cat Massages Dog

Since I was a big old puddle after watching the Jonah video, the rest of these picks are much more lighthearted. You can relax, just like this lucky lab.

3. Don’t Walk. Dance!

An important life lesson, brought to you by SoulPankcake.

4. Best Memes of 2011
‘Tis the season for top 10 lists, and Internet memes are no exception. This one from the Washington Post also includesan underrated alternative to the popular meme, a welcome idea since by this time you’re probably more than tired of Rebecca Black and planking.

Woman Laughing Alone with Salad image via Shutterstock


Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

November 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm , by

1. Live Sketching/Tweeting the Marathon
New York Times cartoonist Christoph Neimann not only ran the marathon this past weekend, he also sketched it. And live-tweeted that. What did you do last Sunday?

2. Sophia and Rosie are Back

The British Nicki Minaj uber-fans came back to the Ellen show and learned that they’ll be on the red carpet covering the American Music Awards for Ellen.

3. Arthur Recreates Scenes from Famous Movies
Mom and freelance writer Emily Cleaver found a hilarious new past-time: posing her 7-month old son Arthur in scenes from her favorite movies.  Personal favorites are Rambo and American Beauty.

4. 11/11/11

Happy 11/11/11/, everyone


Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

November 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm , by

1. I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

It’s mean, but I can’t help but laugh.

2. Do A Barrell Roll
It’s highly likely that someone told you to Google “Do a Barrell Roll” this week. Fun, right? Here are nine more Google tricks, perfect for your Friday afternoon.

3. Who Left the Sculptures?
A fun mystery out of Scotland: Someone has been leaving little works of art made out of books in libraries across the country. A “poetree“  was found in he Scottish Poetry Library, a coffin and gramophone in the National Library of Scotland, a dragon at the Scottish Storytelling Center, and so on. Each was left anonymously with a note that said “A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…” After months, a music librarian stepped forward saying he bought a sculpture the year before that had to be by the same artist, and so new the identity. But before he divulged, Scottish media polled the country to find out if they thought the artist should be revealed. The result? Let the mystery reign.

4. Oh Yeah, These Things
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries. Also, Justin Bieber may be a baby daddy.

Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

October 28, 2011 at 10:04 am , by

1. Ballet Meets Hip Hop

There’s a soft spot in my heart for “Save the Last Dance,” but this is so much more beautiful.

2. Dog Plays Fetch with Himself

On the one hand, I kind of feel bad for the little guy. On the other, I NEED him to teach my dog to do this.

3. 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf

For someone who previously had just two scarf options, this was oddly fascinating. A great primer for the cold weather coming.

4. A Companion to the Forgotten

The ladies over at More magazine posted this on their Facebook page earlier this week, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Puts you in the right mindset for the weekend, I think.

Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

September 30, 2011 at 11:29 am , by

1. Chameleon Frightened by iPhone

Does he know something we don’t?

2. Demi and Ashton: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Demi and Ashton are on the rocks. Allegedly Demi is sick of Ashton’s cheating, and so the two have been living apart since July and are readying a $290 million divorce. How do we know it’s serious? By their tweets, of course.

3. You Can Do It, Little Puppy!

4. Flash Mob Proposal

This is a bit long, but my heart is warm after sitting through the whole thing.

Cheat Sheet: Four Things You Maybe Missed This Week

July 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm , by

1. Sea Lion Yoga

It’s like, REALLY hot out, and I mostly feel like a beached whale. But if even these sea lions can get in some exercise, I suppose I should too.

2. Traces on America’s Got Talent

Who knew I was a circus fan?? (The act starts at 0:50.)

3. Inspirational Kid Gets a Song

You may have been introduced to the believe in yourself kid about a month ago, but now that he’s Songify’d, he’s even better.

4. You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
A great white shark jumped into the back of a research boat in South Africa this week. Scientists were chumming the water and monitoring sharks when one of them decided to get a closer look at where the food was coming from. Read more about it here.