I can’t imagine why this never caught on

Tired of the umpteenth showing of “White Christmas” on AMC?  Well, then, let’s revisit a classic Christmas special that was truly “special”: the “Star Wars Holiday Special” from 1978, which featured Carrie Fisher warbling that memorable holiday carol, “Happy Life Day.”  This show aired only once; while George Lucas wasn’t involved in the production, he [Read More…]

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What’s so funny??

Turns out, YouTube is good for more than just cat videos.  Someone has discovered it also contains a lot of clips of people yucking it up. Below, compiled entirely from bits on YouTube, is a whimsical little tribute to one of the great characteristics that helps define our humanity: laughter. [Read more…]

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Keep smiling

Call me crazy, but I thought this was sweet and unexpectedly uplifting. [Read more…]

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“You’re never too old to sit on Santa”

Here’s a nice palate-cleanser for you.  The latest bit of inspired weirdness from the folks at Improv Everywhere: a production number about Santa’s lap staged at a New Jersey mall. With the stress of the holidays, who couldn’t use a little song and dance? [Read more…]

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Andy Rooney, RIP

Another broadcasting legend is gone. Here is a timely classic — and one we can all agree with — on that most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. For the curious, CBS News has compiled some of his best clips, including his very first commentary, at this link. [Read more…]

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Halloween for dummies

What happens when a dummy — a real one, not just a dumb one — goes trick-or-treating? Stuff like this. As the YouTube description notes: For a Halloween Prank we dressed up a 4 foot dummy to look like a trick or treater complete with bag of candy (and a hidden microphone). Then we went [Read More…]

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"A is for Arnold…"

I featured this guy some months back, and here he is again, brilliant as ever.  Ladies and gentlemen: Jim Meskimen doing the alphabet (with some celebrity help). [Read more…]

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Never try to hide from the deacons…

…they’ll find you every time. Saw this on a friend’s FB page. [Read more…]

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Worth a thousand words

From a protester at Occupy Boston, who is either hungry or quoting Marie Antoinette… Comments are now closed. [Read more…]

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Worth a thousand words

Spotted on a friend’s Facebook page: [Read more…]

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