Monthly Archives: April 2016

Moses The Otter Plays With Lions And Hyenas — But His Story Wasn’t Always So Happy

When Moses was just a few weeks old, he found himself in a precarious position. Abandoned on the side of the river, the tiny Cape clawless otter had no mom or dad to care for him. When a friendly police officer found him, the little guy weighed less than one pound!

Not knowing how to nurse the baby back to good health, he brought Moses to Annel Snyman at Loebies Guest Farm and Predator Park. There, the little guy grew bigger and stronger…but not as massive as his favorite playmates:

What an unlikely group of buddies! Here’s hoping the otter and his bigger cat pals will keep it purely playful as the furry friends grow older.

The donkey in the room: Rep. Aaron Schock calls out ‘nonpolitical’ OFA

http://twitter.com/#!/repaaronschock/status/341899680935972864

Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott managed to trend on Twitter earlier today for his “blame the victim” comments at today’s IRS hearing, held by the House Ways and Means Committee. “Each of your groups is highly political,” he told those testifying, so they were really just asking for the extra scrutiny from the IRS by trying to score “a tax break.”

Fortunately, Rep. Aaron Schock was on hand to provide an antidote to McDermott’s poisonous comments. The Illinois Republican called out a certain nonprofit that goes by the name of Organizing for Action, also known online by the names barackobama.com and @barackobama. Its mission as a nonpolitical, nonpartisan 510(c)4 “social welfare” organization? “To support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012.” You remember voting for that, right?

http://twitter.com/#!/hmfearny/status/341956448693141504
http://twitter.com/#!/mikememoli/status/341956535611715584
http://twitter.com/#!/teriobrien/status/341956834908848128
http://twitter.com/#!/TexMex817/status/341957075800309763

Megyn Kelly ‘brings it’ to ‘The Tonight Show’

http://twitter.com/#!/megynkelly/status/410273941899333633

Piers Morgan told Megyn Kelly to “bring it,” and Kelly hasn’t stopped bringing it since she took over the 9 p.m. time slot on Fox News. On Monday she brought it to “The Tonight Show” as well, and Kelly was a hit with late night viewers.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnathanKnop/status/410281631636021248
http://twitter.com/#!/jjenningswilmet/status/410281464467427328
http://twitter.com/#!/jaydavxx/status/410280857748774912
http://twitter.com/#!/robhigginson/status/410280777499549696
http://twitter.com/#!/LisaMills62/status/410280642208088064
http://twitter.com/#!/ericsmithsun/status/410283627604213760

Disgrace: Lil Wayne tramples US flag in new video; Citizens slam [pic, video]

http://twitter.com/#!/glockandpearls/status/346703909814927360

Gross.

Over the weekend, while filming the music video for his nasty song, “God Bless Amerika,” rapper Lil Wayne wasn’t content to just talk trash about the country that’s so richly blessed him; he wanted to stomp on it literally:

http://twitter.com/#!/wusa9/status/346726476621705216

Did he go too far? What do you think?

Citizens are disgusted and are taking to Twitter to voice their anger at this sickening stunt:

http://twitter.com/#!/jonmichael_viat/status/346733504006066176
http://twitter.com/#!/SydneyMarsh/status/346730626105364481
http://twitter.com/#!/NllCK/status/346730477891239936
http://twitter.com/#!/will_parks/status/346735769643274240
http://twitter.com/#!/TherapyDogsRock/status/346731799801651200
http://twitter.com/#!/JOEYD1/status/346731298397757440
http://twitter.com/#!/nxtntrn/status/346735786533740545
http://twitter.com/#!/j_mort11/status/346734195948810240
http://twitter.com/#!/Springs48/status/346733795535372288
http://twitter.com/#!/lae_johnson/status/346729094148419584

Disrespectful. Dishonorable. Despicable.

TMI meltdown: Weatherman brought to tears over climate change, considers vasectomy

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383647784689082368

When drama-queen meteorologist Eric Holthaus warns that “personal tweets” are on the way, he’s not messing around. Ready for a little climate change oversharing?

http://twitter.com/#!/RachelleFriberg/status/383974336974966785

First up: Public tears. Yes, tears, over the new report from the IPCC.

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383648200369790976

More on that report from the Daily Mail’s coverage of the former Wall Street Journal meteorologist’s freak-out:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change used its strongest language yet in the report on the causes of climate change, prompting calls for global action to control emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

‘If this isn’t an alarm bell, then I don’t know what one is. If ever there were an issue that demanded greater cooperation, partnership, and committed diplomacy, this is it,’ said US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Dramatic prairie dog’s got nothin’ on Holthaus. The tears are a-flowin’ and starting, um, y’know, now-ish, he refuses to fly.

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383648720832565248
http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383648970909569025

No flying … and no kids. The hysterical Holthaus welcomes extinction with open arms:

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383656823191896064

We’ll spare you his full rant about carbon dioxide removal and a global price on carbon, but here’s a selection of tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383660504595431425
http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383661118377308160

Heh:

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383661194977886210

Holthaus replaced his globe-trotting bio with a simple “I don’t fly.”

But back to pesky babies and their filthy carbon footprints.

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383680367640588288

Snip, snip, snip:

http://twitter.com/#!/EricHolthaus/status/383684257840762881

We have a feeling that’s not going to make a vas deferens.

"We're polluting earth."

"I know!"

"I'm going to recycle more, drive less"

"I'm getting a vasectomy!"

"Wow. Ok"

goo.gl/haf0wI— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) September 28, 2013

But the idea did get a few endorsements.

http://twitter.com/#!/shellslynne/status/383961941883904000
http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/383951220832219136

(Hat tip: Rachelle Friberg)

This Recording From A Famous Mass Suicide Will Make Your Skin Crawl

The Jonestown Massacre of 1978 has gone down as one of the greatest tragedies in American history, and it was all orchestrated by a man named Jim Jones. On November 18, 1978, 900 of his followers took their own lives in an act that Jones referred to as “revolutionary suicide.”

Jones laced fruit drinks with deadly cyanide and ordered his followers to drink them. While they were dying all around him, Jones continued preaching. The poison took hours to kill everyone, and an audio recorder captured everything on tape. The recording even captured Jones as he spouted his nonsense over the screams and protests of dying children.

You can hear the final part of his twisted sermon in the video below.

Since some of the speech is hard to understand, here are a few of the most disturbing quotes.

“All they do is take a drink. They take it to go to sleep. I’m tired of it all.”

“Stop this, stop this, stop this. Stop this crying, all of you.”

“Take our life from us. We laid it down. We got tired. We didn’t commit suicide — we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.”

(via Reddit)

That’s more than a little disturbing. Let’s take a moment to remember all of the lives that were lost that day.

Body of 14-year-old surfer found in water on the Gold Coast

http://twitter.com/#!/christiesym/status/185191943494569984

Hundreds of people have massed on the beach where the body of missing surf lifesaving competitor Matthew Barclay was found. #tennews

— TEN Eyewitness News (@channeltennews) March 28, 2012

Here’s the report from The Telegraph:

While his family held a vigil on the beach waiting desperately for news of their son, searchers located the body of Matthew Barclay at the northern end of Kurrawa Beach on the Gold Coast this morning.

Less than 20 hours after the 14-year-old had disapeared while competing at the Australian surf lifesaving championship he was found.

“It’s awful but a relief he has been found,” said one onlooker.

Here’s a video report from 7News in Australia to help better tell the story:

I am so sad to hear Matthew Barclay was found dead this morning. Another lesson in HTFU gone pear shape. My Deepest sympathy to his family.

— Megan Glore (@megsybrown) March 29, 2012

Greg Gutfeld heroically defends Jason Biggs’, Jim Carrey’s right to suck

http://twitter.com/#!/JasonBiggs/status/317780465752866817

Hey @greggutfeld thx for the love! For someone as inconsequential as me, u sure seem to be dedicating a lot of time to me! Thx! Xoxo

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) March 29, 2013

Hey, we have something in common with Jason Biggs after all! It’s a great moment for us too when Greg Gutfeld dedicates time and attention to Jason Biggs and Jim Carrey. We like a good laugh as much as anybody and appreciate Gutfeld’s special talent at uncovering their long-dormant entertainment value.

Gutfeld devoted a lot of time (well, several minutes) on Fox News’ “The Five” today (watch the full video here) to deliver an epic smack-down of Biggs, who doesn’t seem to have taken to heart Nickelodeon’s insistence that he “use better judgment and discretion in public communications,” if his tweets about the pope yesterday are any indication.

Pope Francis kissed the feet of a dozen minors today, in an effort to prove that the church is trying really hard to exercise restraint.

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) March 29, 2013

“Ugh, fine. Gimme the fucking feet.” – Pope Francis, after being told he could no longer kiss his preferred body part.

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) March 29, 2013

Pope Francis has always had a foot fetish, this we know. But criminals?? I mean, what the fuck??

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) March 29, 2013

“@kevinrleyland: Catholic pedophile jokes. original.” Oh u mean cuz there’s so many jokes? Like, cuz there’s so many PEDOPHILE PRIESTS? Amen

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) March 29, 2013

Jim Carrey didn’t experience the “great moment” that Biggs did on being called out by Gutfeld; in fact, in an emoticon-free statement sent by his press agent, he raised the possibility of legal action against “media colostomy bag” “Fux News” in response to their “vicious slander.” Has Carrey been out of the game so long he doesn’t recognize actual humor anymore? Or is he worried about the legal costs involved in proving in court that he’s not, indeed, a turd?

On #thefive I respond to the@jimcarrey press release accusing us of bullying him,after he mocked the dead. I take pity on the turd.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 29, 2013

@jimcarrey raises legal action, something heston can’t do cuz he’s dead.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 29, 2013

Well, you can’t really slander Heston, can you? He might be dead, be he’s surely one of those “heartless motherf*ckers” who aren’t worth protecting, right?

For his part, Gutfeld recalled his own “great moment” he shared with Biggs, although we do think his claim that Biggs has “grown” is prime material for a strenuous fact-check.

@jasonbiggs @foxnews mine, was when you bummed smokes off me at a Stuff party back in 2000 when I was editor. We’ve grown.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 29, 2013

Oliver Stone goes full crackpot on Ukraine-Russia debacle

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOliverStone/status/446041707755225088

You have to hand it to the “blame America first” crowd. When the Borscht hits the fan, they’re shameless and fanatical enough to keep blaming America — and, of course, President Bush (in this case, George H. W. Bush). The latest hatred comes from crackpot director Oliver Stone, who has added his love for Russian President Vladimir V. Putin to his previous admiration for Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOliverStone/status/446041771668029440
http://twitter.com/#!/TheOliverStone/status/446041839577997313

So, basically: It’s all Booosh’s fault.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOliverStone/status/446041869089112064

He doesn’t mean the comparison to Harry S. Truman as a compliment. We’re guessing Stone detests him for approving the use of atomic bombs against Japan — a decision that probably saved hundreds of thousands of American lives and perhaps millions of Japanese lives as well. Somehow, John F. Kennedy is deemed generous and visionary despite his expansion of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOliverStone/status/446041944511111168

Does anyone know what exactly Stone’s point about Texas and Mexico is? Is he trying to suggest that Russia’s claim to Crimea is similar to America’s claim on Texas, which Mexico relinquished in 1848? Who knows? Unfortunately, despite our extensive coverage of Cher, we still haven’t mastered crackpot.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOliverStone/status/446041970247344130

That New York Times op-ed says this:

The West has few options for inflicting pain on Russia, while Moscow has many cards to play against Ukraine and the West. It could invade eastern Ukraine or annex Crimea, because Ukraine regrettably relinquished the nuclear arsenal it inherited when the Soviet Union broke up and thus has no counter to Russia’s conventional superiority.

[Emphasis added.]

Maybe Stone agrees with this. Then again, maybe not. But don’t expect him to agree with the articles he cites. This is Oliver Stone, after all.

Related:

Oliver Stone propaganda film inspires Hugo Chavez fan club to attack Michelle Malkin

Listen up, haters! Oliver Stone is sick of your smack-talk about Venezuela

Oliver Stone tweets that Chavez ‘will live forever in history’

Nothing Like A Sky Full Of Spiders To Make You Question Everything About Nature

Picture this. You wake up on what seems like regular day. It’s a little cloudy, but that’s no big deal. You put the coffee on and take a stroll outside while it brews. When you get outside, you look up at the sky and notice something on a telephone pole nearby. Much to your horror, it looks like a massive group of spiders hanging out on an immense web.

If this scenario sounds too far-fetched to be real, check out the video below.

If you have even a slight fear of spiders, you might want to skip this one.

(via Reddit)

What we’re seeing here is likely the aftermath of a large flood. When their habitats near the ground are destroyed by water, spiders tend to seek higher ground. Unfortunately for the maintenance worker who had to deal with this situation, these critters started over on a telephone pole.