December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
Toddler Taekwondo is my new favorite thing in life, ever.
This is a little bit long and a lot repetitive, but I promise it’s pure happiness.
This is not your grandmother’s Christmas Carol…Oh wait. It is.
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.
December 9, 2011 at 11:55 am , by Catherine LeFebvre
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.
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.
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
November 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
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?
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.
Happy 11/11/11/, everyone
November 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
It’s mean, but I can’t help but laugh.
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.
October 28, 2011 at 10:04 am , by Catherine LeFebvre
There’s a soft spot in my heart for “Save the Last Dance,” but this is so much more beautiful.
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.
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.
September 30, 2011 at 11:29 am , by Catherine LeFebvre
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.
This is a bit long, but my heart is warm after sitting through the whole thing.
September 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
After a long 9 months apart, Emmitt Thunderpaws is REALLY HAPPY to see his favorite person again! He smelled him in the house and then ran outside to greet him.
2. Facebook Gets a New Look
This week Facebook rolled out some changes to its layout, and — surprise! — a lot of people got angry about it. There’s now a news ticker in the top right corner featuring live updates from your friends (causing this great mockery), and instead of having separate pages for top stories and recent stories, it’s all in one feed now. In the next few weeks, Facebook will be changing even more with a new profile page. If you know what’s good for you, get out the smelling salts.
I don’t know whether this is truly okay, but I do know that I couldn’t stop grinning throughout this whole video. Otis’ owner insists the smushy guy is having fun (there’s a marked difference in how Otis reacts to skydiving and how he reacts to going to the vet), so hopefully these guys are just the perfect match for each other.
Bruce Huffman, 86, and his wife, Esther, 79, of the Hillside Retirement Community in McMinnville, Oregon recently purchased their first laptop computer –- with a built-in webcam. The result? Internet gold.