The Rock Wins Pancake Day

SHARE if You LIKE – The Rock Wins Pancake Day

Welcome to yet another addition of completely random, out-of-context, content curations from across the interwebs. In today’s edition, we salute The Rock for winning Pancake Day, stop feeling bad for Leo Dicaprio, and appreciate the productive day I had at work.

As always, share what you like. Overlook what you don’t. And Blame my A.D.D. for the randomness.

 

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OMG these pictures of kids with their dogs is soooo adorable #Aww it’s #Adorable & #Cute that I’m #WebPandering

 

 

OMG these pictures of kids with their dogs is soooo adorable.

#Aww it’s #Adorable & #Cute that I’m #WebPandering

 

 

 

 

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 The Rock Wins Pancake Day

 

The Rock Wins Pancake Day

 

 

 

 

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How I feel every time I post something.

 

 

 

How I feel every time I post something

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis said the “F – – -“ word. And for some reason people give a shit.

Pope Francis said the “F - - -“ word. And for some reason people give a shit. 

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I wouldn’t go so far to call a dog filthy, but they’re definitely dirty. But a dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way.

 

I wouldn’t go so far to call a dog filthy, but they’re definitely dirty. But a dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way.

“Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon”

 

 

 

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Dear Radioshack: The 80s called, but it said the number had been disconnected. “RadioShack to close 1100 stores due to mounting loses”

 

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Don’t feel bad, Leo, neither Kubrick nor Hitchcock ever won an Oscar either. And you’re much prettier than both.

 

Don’t feel bad, Leo, neither Kubrick nor Hitchcock ever won an Oscar either. And you’re much prettier than both.

 

 

 

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“I would like to say congratulations to Shara Cormier and Patrick Brown. They are expecting a baby.” ~ Patrick’s wife

 

“I would like to say congratulations to Shara Cormier and Patrick Brown. They are expecting a baby.” ~ Patrick’s wife

 

 

 

 

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“The pyramid on the dollar bill represents King Tut”, according to sources, a 9 year old named Brian.

 

“The pyramid on the dollar bill represents King Tut”, according to sources, a 9 year old named Brian.

 

 

 

 

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Who wore it better?  – “Parents and Kids Swap Clothes”

Who wore it better?  “Parents and Kids Swap Clothes”

 

 

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Don’t blindly follow the leader, but lead so others may follow. #WordsOfWisdom

 

Don’t blindly follow the leader, but lead so others may follow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The boss is always saying “keep costs down.” So I made my own back scratcher at work today, for no money. 

The boss is always saying "keep costs down." So I made my own back scratcher at work today, for no money.

Behold the Wacky Twerking Inflatable Tube Girl

SHARE if You LIKE – Wacky Twerking Inflatable Tube Girl

Today’s SHARE if You LIKE featurette, is brought to you by the letter “K.” As in:

Me: “Hey I found some super sweet articles to curate today”

You: “K”

Behold the Wacky Twerking Inflatable Tube Girl

Behold the Wacky Twerking Inflatable Tube Girl

Great Skills. But whether they’re great knife-throwing skills, or CGI-type editing skills, is the real question.

Let the “Old English” meme-fodder begin

Let the “Old English” meme-fodder begin

Big Brother is disgusted by how much you touch yourself on webcam

Big Brother is disgusted by how much you touch yourself on webcam

The fountain of youth comes in a bottle. It’s called Photoshop

The fountain of youth comes in a bottle. It’s called Photoshop

If I were a veterinarian, I’d prescribe cuddles for everything

If I were a veterinarian, I’d prescribe cuddles for everything

Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, believes we’re all “creative and unpredictable special snowflakes.” #Comforted

Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, believes we’re all “creative and unpredictable special snowflakes.” #Comforted

King’s Cross Station is looking kinda grimey

King’s Cross Station is looking kinda grimey

Go home, Seahorse, you’re drunk

Go home, Seahorse, you’re drunk

You can now build your own Flappy Bird game. But I can’t be friends with anyone that does.

You can now build your own Flappy Bird game. But I can’t be friends with anyone that does.

Which came first? The Puppy Bowl or Keyboard Cat?

Which came first? The Puppy Bowl or the Keyboard Cat? Before you Google this rhetorical question, allow me to admit I am asking metaphorically.

The Puppy Bowl X received 13.5 million viewers .  It’s not hard to understand why.

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In the 7 years the Keyboard Cat has been  viral, it’s received over 34 million views on YouTube. There is no pinpointing exactly how many total views the video has across media platforms.

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But the Puppy Bowl received over 1/3rd  the total views Keyboard Cat has, in just a single day.

What’s obvious is people love animals (Shocking!).

Which came first, though, our fascination with our pets, or the popularity of them on the internet? If the Puppy Bowl was broadcast during the 50s, in black and white, would it receive the same ratings?

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No one questions our pet obsession, but why are kitty pics, dog videos and cat memes amongst the most popular form of content on the web?

How about an experiment? I triple-dog dare you to not watch this gif at least twice…

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The internet has written as much about this online phenomenon (SEE Cat-Conspiracy  and Cats vs. Dogs ), as it has shared animal images. Can it be as simple as cuteness?

My belief is it’s a deep-seated psychological crutch. Our News Feed, Home Pages and Inboxes are filled with bad news. Terrorism, war, depression. We see it every day of our lives. We go to work or school, and our days are filled with medial tasks we’d rather not do. I don’t believe I’m the first person to remind you, life is hard.

But our pets make us happy. Cat or dog, when we get home, our pet(s) always love us. Greet us. Comfort us. We love our pets, because above all else, they love us. Even when the rest of the world appears not to. Pets are one of the most fundamental similarities we all share as people.

So when we get home and turn on our computer, the cat meme or puppy video relieves our stress. Even if we don’t have a pet, we all mostly love animals. Or at least, the people worth knowing all love animals.

So we share animal media because it’s easy to do, makes us smile, and involves no thinking whatsoever. We have always loved our pets, but the internet has allowed us to more easily share this love. Feel comfortable swooning. Announce our obsession in anonymity. Relate to others that share our obsession. We feel connected to the world, and the people of it, because we are comforted by the fact other people share our interest.

So in conclusion, I suppose I don’t really have one. But I leave you with this scene from “The Wackness”  about people that don’t like dogs. Consider it the best 30 seconds of advice you’ll ever receive.

Oh, and P.S. ~ Cheezburger