Mother’s Day is around the corner (this Sunday to be exact). Sure, you can be traditional and send her a bouquet of flowers or a present and a nice Hallmark card. If this is just too much effort or you don’t have enough time because you’re just so “busy at work” then I might have a solution. Send an e-card: nothing says I care quite like taking 3 seconds to press the send button. In particular, I recommend this collection of Mother’s Day cards with messages from your subconscious courtesy of GQ.
Here are the five videos that I noticed rapidly making the rounds this week. While they may not provide any life changing enlightening moments, at least you’ll get some laughs, and if the adage that laughter is the best medicine, then that’s not so bad is it?
This photo series, published in The Wall Street Journal and snapped by Getty Images photographer Ezra Shaw at the 14th FINA World Championships, would be smack in the middle of a Venn diagram charting fans of sports, photography, and “LOLs.” Shaw pointed his lens at the these graceful divers and presented viewers with a slightly different perspective on the sport with a hilarious (unintentional at least from the athletes’ perspective) result. Of course we admire their talents and poise as they slip into the water, like (bad analogy alert) a knife through butter, but I dare you to look at these photographs of them underwater and not laugh.
Article: Baseball Card Hall of Fame
I got some quality lolz from Baseball Card Hall of Fame, a website highlighting and paying tribute to various baseball cards. [Via]
Article: F* You If You Don't Like Christmas
Cartoonist and writer Drew has this heart-warming nonsensical song for the holidays that can be enjoyed by people of all religious persuasions. (Ed. note: salty language alert!)
I’m not sure of the exact provenance of this, but this student’s literal answer to this homework question cracked me up. My friend Steph asked her brother to translate the answer. My life here has sucked. Work environment is no good; Pay has been low. But don’t worry, only about 10 people get seriously injured…
Article: Ellen scares her guests
Watch this hysterical video montage of all the various times that Ellen scared her guests on her show with costumed surprises. Richard Simmons’ response is particularly amazing. Speaking of scary, I think this costume was the scariest of them all this year.
I’m not sure who first originally wrote this, but it’s quite hysterical. It’s particularly funny (and so true!) to anyone who’s worked in advertising, but a lot of it applies to many industries. Without further ado: How many people in an ad agency does it take to change a lightbulb?
How many copywriters does it take to change a lightbulb?
Change? I’m not changing anything.
How many art directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
Does it have to be a lightbulb?
How many creative directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
You sort it out. I’m late for my plane.
I looked up “cheat” in the dictionary and found this photo. As the crowd at Reddit pointed out, on top of all that ridiculous pro-gear, he’s OVER THE START LINE. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve officially crossed the “friendly competition where everyone gets a trophy for finishing” line. His parents must be…
Article: Rudely named foods and drinks
For your lunch time reading, I highly recommend Rude Food Names. It’s a website, as its name strongly implies, which is devoted to collecting pre-packaged snacks and drinks with NSFW and LOL names (from an Ameri-centric perspective). [Via]
Article: The illustrated guide to a Ph.D
My brilliant scientist friend Evan shared this link which I thought was just too good to not share and should be appreciated by those of us who spent some time in academia: Matt Might, an assistant professor at University of Utah, created this hilarious “illustrated guide to a Ph.D” to help explain to “a fresh…
Article: Steve Martin's (funny) rider
Leaked on his website, you can now read the fine details of the 3 page rider in Steve Martin’s crazy and wacky contract. Performers will often submit requirements to organizers and promoters that list their needs: most famously Van Halen’s rider for their 1982 world tour was 53 pages long and prohibited brown M&Ms (“WARNING:…
Article: Buggy cartoons
This might not be something you want to read or look at while eating, but World Famous Design Junkies posted a collection of macabre, yet humorous doodles involving dead flies, as well as the occasional bee and moth. They can’t seem to locate the author of these cartoons and enlisted the help of the Internet…
Article: Don't judge my hair
These user submitted photos of various unique, bold, and non-conformist hair styles are the “mane attraction” of the website “Don’t Judge My Hair.” Sis, if you submit photos of me from my elementary through junior high school days, I will cut you. Seriously. [Via]
Article: Historical tweets
What if everyone’s current favorite micro-blogging service, Twitter was available when various historical notables were around? What would Joan of Arc tweet? Abraham Lincoln? Johannes Gutenberg? Well, Historical Tweets takes a peek into the 140-character limit archives and share snippets from the lives of these historical figures and others. Speaking of Twitter, you can follow…