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August 1, 2011

The World Responds To The U.S. Debt Crisis

While coverage of how upset Americans are about the debt crisis has been frequent, recently the world community has been weighing in as well. I'll soften the blow by delivering these select quotes with the accompaniment of photos of each country's national animal.

Mario Represented By Containers

As you'd expect, grocery store stockers often have a lot of spare time on their hands. They're probably bad for business, though, because really, who's going to want to take a chunk out of Mario's nose?

Retro Martian Airline Posters

Well there's the problem. They went bankrupt trying to defend stealing their catchphrase from "The Hobbit". Like these sweet future past prints by Andy Rohr? You can buy them here.

Woman Is Addicted To Her Gross Pillow

TLC's My Strange Addiction is a TV show straight out of Idiocracy, yet it is fittingly addictive. Last night's episode featured a woman who is addicted to her pillow. She goes everywhere with it and can't have it leave her sight. It's caused tension amongst her friends and has even led to her fiancé calling off their engagement. It's never been washed. Its name is "Boo." I can't believe this is on TV.

Greco-Roman Wrestling Gets A WWE Finishing Move

USA Junior wrestler Ellis Coleman is bringing some WWE-like high flying hijinks to old school wrestling. If I knew old fashioned wrestling was like this, I definitely would watch more of it. Okay no I wouldn't, but this is crazy.

Is This What The iPhone 5 Looks Like?

This is not the actual iPhone 5. It is apparently a knockoff of the phone, made at the same factory in China that the actual new iPhone is being made in. These photos are detailed and seem like they match the cases that have already leaked. What do you think? Is this what Steve Jobs will be showing us soon?

Cowboys And Aliens And Dinosaurs

Cowboys & Aliens was number one at the box office. But they tied with The Smurfs. I don't want to live on this planet anymore. The guys over at io9 have a scathing, spoilery review of The Smurfs, but I think I figured out why Cowboys & Aliens didn't perform better.

Swedish Underwater Explorers May Have Found A UFO

The explorers found a 60 foot disc with a 985-foot "impact" trail leading to it on a sonar image of the ocean floor. It looks a lot like the Millenium Falcon. This obviously means we are not alone. Or it means that some rocks underwater just happen to be shaped like a spaceship and its crash path. But just once can't it be aliens? Please?

New Lead In D.B. Cooper Case

The F.B.I. says it has a credible new lead in the near-mythical skyjacking case of D.B. Cooper. The lead reportedly involves a "helpful person of interest" and DNA evidence from a tie-clip and cigarette butts, possibly involving a suspect who has been dead for 10 years.. Cooper commandeered a Northwest Airlines flight in 1971 by handing a stewardess a note that said he had a bomb. After collecting $200,000 in ransom, the man who gave his name as Dan Cooper parachuted out of the passenger plane in mid-flight, never to be seen again. This seems like a good opportunity to bust out some vintage "Unsolved Mysteries."

100 Sake Bomb Dominoes

This video combines all of the good things. Alcohol. Dominoes. A rowdy crowd. And weird video editing. I don't know what anyone else could want in life.

Pawprint Sandals

These will come in handy next time you're trying to evade detection by the authorities, but you're on a beach, but you also want to be wearing stylish, comfortable, and incredibly precious Japanese flip flops. Or is that just me that happens to?

The Legend Of Hipster Zelda

Lives in a shared loft in Kokiri, plays ocarina at open mics in Hyrule, and often gets mistaken for his girlfriend. How did we never see this before?

Man Drinks Coke All Around The World

This video is kind of awesome. Duane was 29 and decided to see the world. Since Coca-Cola was available everywhere he decided to film himself drinking a Coke in every country. The results are pretty cool. I know this seems like Coke paid for him to do this, but according to his other vlogs (ugh), he went $22,000 into debt to make the trip. I think he was hoping Coke would hop in and sponsor it, but I'm not sure they did. Regardless check out his video.

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