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  1. Inflatable Obstacle Course!

    July 17, 2012 by Bill

    If you've got $13,000 burning a hole in your pocket, and a desire to have the most kick-ass backyard in the neighbourhood, no swingset or even tree house is going to outdo this mind-blowing 1,850 square foot inflatable obstacle course. The Adrenaline Rush Extreme—as it's been dubbed—features side-by-side lanes chock full of challenges that will have competitors crawling through tunnels, racing down slides, or battling their way past various inflatable obstacles. The entire structure is kept standing by three industrial fans running constantly, but just because it's inflatable don't expect it to be easy to transport. At 1,500 pounds you'll need a hefty ride to haul it around, not to mention a UPS delivery person strong enough to get it off the truck. Gizmodo

  2. Dating Advice from Kids

    June 21, 2012 by Bill

    Some adults tend to overthink things when it comes to dating. But for kids, the key to winning over a crush is as simple as planning a romantic trip to the dinosaur museum. In a hilarious video segment titled "Kidstructive Criticism," writer and actress Corey Podell asks children for advice on multiple topics including joining an online dating site, getting out of the friend zone and dressing to impress. But a woman can't take pointers from just anyone. She has to get to know these so-called experts before even thinking about heeding their advice. "What do you look for in a guy?" Podell asks a young girl in the video. "I look for love," the girl says. Fair enough. But when Podell asks one boy a similar question, he reveals he isn't exactly looking for a deep connection. "What do you look for in a girlfriend?" Podell inquires. "Pretty much the prettiness," the young boy says. And ladies, when things aren't going exactly as planned, remember there's always a way out: "Just cancel."

  3. Jon Stewart vs GOP Fundraising Efforts

    June 14, 2012 by Bill

    After holding a swanky retreat in Park City, Utah this past weekend for people who made donations in the $250,000 range, Mitt Romney seems to be safely maintaining his strong fundraising streak. On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took a minute to look into what exactly happened at the event. Among the list of activities? Watching Olympic skiiers flip off of a ramp and into a pool of water. "Are we sure they were Olympic ski jumpers and not just poor people being thrown off a mountain?" Stewart joked. The lavish spending and vacation destination convention tactics are just the GOP's spin on fundraising, so Stewart checked in with the Dems to see what they have up their sleeves. But Obama's latest fundraiser -- an Event Registry that lets you ask for donations in lieu of gifts -- probably isn't going to pull in contributions in the $250,000 range. "You're f*cked, dude," Stewart joked. Watch the full clip here:

  4. Your Stomach Loves Doublemint!

    April 26, 2012 by Bill

    You've heard the warnings: If you swallow gum, it will stay in your digestive system for nearly a decade. Which would mean there's a decent chance you've got some hanging out in your gut right now. If you look at its ingredients—a delicious mix of indigestible compounds—it certainly seems possible. And if you look at the medical books, swallowed gum has caused some serious problems. Is it possible that your mom's crazy warnings were right? The Worst Cases A 1998 article in the journal Pediatrics discussed three cases in which kids took the act of gum-swallowing to Intervention-like extremes. (Warning: What follows is not for the squeamish!) The first tale was of a four and a half year old boy who had been addicted to chewing since he was two. By the time his parents finally took him to get help, he was up to seven pieces of gum a day—each one he had conveniently disposed of down his throat. When the mass created a blockage, his doctors had to pull the "taffy like substance" from him manually. The next subject, also four, would indulge in gum several times a day as a reward from her parents. The subject was known to gulp down her first piece just so she was allowed another. In the end "multiple spheres of chewed gum congealed into a multicolored rectal mass"—their words, not mine—had to be extracted. The final tale comes from a regular gum-chewing one and a half year old. The girl apparently decided to spice things up by taking in four coins with what she was chewing. The mass had to be pulled out via a special coin-in-body retrieval system. Not good! The History of Gum But these are extreme cases—just three out of possible millions. It's possible that we've been accidentally swallowing gum for centuries. Lumps of tar that date back to 7000 BCE have been unearthed in Northern Europe with teeth impressions in them. And chewing gum was primarily a young people's thing even then; teeth marks show that users typically fell within the 6-15 age range. Later on Greeks chomped on resin from the mastic tree, named for the related chewing action. The right kind of resin could pick up overtly gross things from one's teeth while also serving as a bit of a breath freshener. When the New England colonists settled in America, one custom they picked up from the Native Americans was chewing gum—in this case spruce resin. The modern incarnation of chewing gum actually comes from an engineering mistake. In the 19th century, industrialists lauded chicle, or the latex collected from a tree in the Yucatán, as a promising rubber equivalent. In 1869, Antonio López de Santa Anna, an exiled former president of Mexico living in Staten Island, thought he'd check out the claim. Santa Anna brought in a ton of the stuff from Mexico and hired an inventor, Thomas Adams, to work out its vulcanization process. The only problem was, it didn't work. Not only was the project a failure, but Adams was also left with the remainder of the material. Although the stuff wasn't going to work for tires, Adams did notice that the material had some remarkable qualities. When the resin was dried, for instance, he found it was insoluble in water and quite plastic. Why he then thought to stick it in his mouth, who knows? But what we do know is that he patented his chewable material in 1871. He eventually added of flavors, which allowed his gum to do better in drug stores that the sweetened paraffin sold for the same purpose. A little later, Wrigley's, with the right marketing, made gum famous. What's Really Going On Since then, we've all accidentally gulped down a few varieties of chewing gum, but it's highly unlikely they created a cast off colony our guts. It's possible the rubbery pieces might have lingered a little longer in our digestive system than, say, a milkshake, but even that delay is debatable. The reason: our stomachs are actually remarkably efficient systems for shoving food through, digested or undigested. Most of what makes up gum falls in the "undigested" category. Our saliva takes an early stab at digesting food, and it will penetrate the Chiclets' shell or the sweeteners inside a stick. But the base material—a combo of natural and synthetic gums and resins that make up to 30 percent of what we chew—is mostly impenetrable. Even then, our stomach muscles contract and relax, earthworm style, to force the things we swallow down and out. So no, unless you're replacing meals with the stuff, you're probably OK. That is not to say you shouldn't listen to your mother. Technically speaking, she has a point. Thanks and credit to Gizmodo

  5. Stupid Stock Photos: Megaphone People

    April 4, 2012 by Bill

    Here we have yet another batch of unintentionally hilarious shots with "Business People Using Megaphones."  You've probably seen this iconic photo used in articles about communication breakdown in the office, self-help books designed to help get you a raise, or those handy pamphlets titled "How To Be Assertive." [gallery link="file" columns="2"]

  6. Jimmy Kimmel and Will Ferrell Spanish Interview

    March 15, 2012 by Bill

    Ahead of the Friday release of "Casa De Mi Padre," Will Ferrell appeared as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night. The catch? Kimmel conducted the entire interview in Spanish. Ferrell made a grand entrance to the show, arriving atop a fake horse pulled by two half-naked cowboys. The pair then went on to, as Kimmel put it, "confuse, disappoint and possibly offend much of our Latino audience." Watch part one of the interview above, and check out parts two and three below, which include a cameo from Ferrell's co-star Diego Luna.

  7. The Humor of Vomiting Never Gets Old!

    March 7, 2012 by Bill

    Well, this was unfortunate! During Tuesday's "View," guest Nathan Lane grew visibly stunned when an audience member got sick during the show. Lane was asked to weigh in on co-host Sherri Shepherd's new role as a cast member in the current season of "Dancing With The Stars." As Lane shared his thoughts, he paused suddenly and pointed out into the audience. "Oh, oh look. Are you ok? Oh no," he said. The ladies of the "View" all turned to look, as did the camera, to watch a member of the audience vomit into a plastic bag mid-segment. Co-host Joy Behar said that an audience member had just gotten sick and advised her to get up. "Get up and leave darling, it's ok. She doesn't feel well. It must have been something you said," Behar joked. "That's how it's gone today. I'm causing projectile vomiting," Lane responded. Host Barbara Walters offered her two cents. "This is what happens with a live show," she said.

  8. The Oscars: Did Bill Crystal Go Too Far?

    February 27, 2012 by Bill

    Some are questioning Billy Crystal's impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host. As part of Crystal's opening montage, he parodied Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," going back in time to the 1920s. Then Crystal, performing as Davis in blackface, popped up and suggested they go kill Hitler. Crystal played Davis the same way many times on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, but that didn't stop hundreds from questioning the bit on Twitter. When Octavia Spenser won supporting actress for "The Help," comedian Paul Scheer tweeted her win "shows just how far we've come since Billy Crystal performed in Blackface."

  9. Well Meaning Signs

    February 20, 2012 by Bill


  10. Today in Funny Photos

    February 3, 2012 by Bill

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