Tag Archives: Watercooler

Baby Got Bassoon: Sir Mix-A-Lot Performs With Seattle Symphony Orchestra

After 22 years, Sir Mix-A-Lot apparently still can’t lie about liking big butts.

“What I want to do is something you really should not do,” the MC and producer said in front of a sold-out audience at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Friday. What happened next might make you question everything you know about orchestras and songs about booties.

Women from the audience rushed the stage to accompany the 50-year-old rapper (and throw down some serious dance moves) as he performed his iconic 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

The event was part of Seattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution event, intended to celebrate the past, present, and future of Seattle music.

BONUS: 14 Bizarrely Awesome Rap Cover Videos

I Can Haz Newz? Reporter Gets Cat Bombed

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They say you should never work with children and animals. But what if the animals really want to work with you? Local news reporter Nicole DiDonato had to deal with that situation Thursday, when her live report about a local microbrewery was cat bombed.

Fox-17, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, shared the video on their website, but not before DiDonato tweeted out the incident to the world.

Naturally, because this concerns a cat, there must be a meme to go along with it.

We couldn’t find one, so we took care of it ourselves.

Jump on Quick Meme to create your own, and submit it here!

Screenshot courtesy of FOX-17

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/07/06/i-can-haz-newz-reporter-gets-cat-bombed-video/

Skrillex Teaches Richard Branson Dubstep

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Billionaire Richard Branson can send satellites and himself into space — is there anything he can’t do? Apparently Branson can’t DJ. That is, until Saturday at the 2012 Virgin Mobile Freefest, where he got a lesson in dubstep from none other than Skrillex.

Watch the unlikely duo come together to make music in the video above. We’ll know exactly who to hold accountable if Branson shaves the side of his head.

The Internet, Chairs Pose for Eastwooding Photos

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Eastwooding has taken over the interwebz — and there are pictures to prove it.

Fans of the meme posted photos of empty chairs alongside the hashtag #eastwooding, which was inspired by actor Clint Eastwood’s ten-minute chat with a chair at the Republican National Convention. The chair, an “invisible Obama” was meant to be a stand-in for the president.


While some photos simply feature fingers pointing to empty chairs, others get a bit more creative.

One pic, tweeted by @RunBoris, shows a man sitting at a dinner table, his arm presumably around the invisible shoulders of invisible Obama next to him.

Another photo, tweeted by @Neckelhead, shows a young toddler sitting on an empty chair — or rather, on the president’s lap.

What do you think of these #eastwooding photos? Have you taken any? Tell us in the comments below.

Photo wall courtesy of Slidechute

Dog Shaming Tumblr Hilariously Embarrasses Fido for Bad Behavior

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Viral Video Recap: Memes of the Week

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The 2012 U.S. presidential election, fittingly dubbed the first meme election by some people, came to end this week when Americans re-elected Barack Obama.

While his victory messages went viral across Facebook and Twitter, other candid moments and political parodies caught people’s attention on the web (watch the video).

Never ones to stray away from attention, cats also clawed their way into the spotlight, as did Angry Birds.

BONUS: Speaking of Cats …

12 YouTube Clips of Hungry, Hungry Kitties

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Viral Recap: Popular Videos You May Have Missed This Week

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If you’ve been busy and may have missed one of this week’s hottest viral videos, fear not. We’re here to get you up to speed.

Mashable has once again packaged this week’s buzz-worthy clips into one short and sweet video for your viewing pleasure. This week’s installment ranges from daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s space jump — and the parodies that came with it, including one from Conan O’Brien — to a man that rides a bike with a cat on his shoulder.

Not to mention Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious clip of people on the street discussing what they thought of the presidential debate from the night before — except there wasn’t actually a debate the night before.

What was your favorite viral clip of the week? Think we missed any? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/10/21/viral-video-recap-9/

10 Cute YouTube Clips of Animals Playing Dead

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If Life Gives You Lemons, Give Them to This Beagle

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Dog licks lemon. Dog freaks out. Dog walks away knowing better. Dog comes back for more.

We’ve all been there; we know what’s best, but that lemony-fresh goodness just keeps calling our name. Then the lemon-sour-sucky face follows. This poor beagle learns that lesson the hard way — not once, not twice, but a few dozen times.

We’ll call it perseverance though, because he refuses to just let that lemon get the best of his taste buds. So even though he nearly attacks his own tounge after biting into that yellow devil, he returns.

Someone get this dog a palette cleanser ASAP.

What’s your favorite cute animal YouTube video? Share in the comments below.

BONUS: Check out our top 5 viral videos of the week: