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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.