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How Aliens Are Dealing With the Government Shutdown

While furloughed employees may seem to be getting the brunt of the government shutdown, our neighbors to the north are also feeling the backlash — and by north, we mean waaay north.

In this comic, artist Nick Seluk from The Awkward Yeti imagines that our favorite space-dwellers are wondering what’s up with all the empty tourist spots in Washington, D.C.


Bear Cubs Rescued From Dumpster Diving Fiasco


If you’ve ever experienced the gut-wrenching middle-school pains of accidentally throwing a retainer in the garbage, you can almost imagine how this mother bear must feel.

Three black bear cubs stuck in a dumpster were rescued with help from a couple of good Samaritans armed with a pickup truck and ladder.

According to ABC, which interviewed the clever rescue squad, the mother bear is notorious in the Ruidoso, N.M. neighborhood.

Sip on Whimsical Illustrations of Important People Drinking Coffee

Important people need a kick of caffeine to tackle the morning, just like the rest of us less superior peons.

Illustrator Steven Weinberg offers a look at the java habits of powerful people (and Muppets and dinosaurs) with a quirky series titled “Important People Drinking Coffee.”

Pack the cream and sugar, then head to Weinberg’s website to take a sip of the full series.

Image courtesy of Steven Weinberg

Image courtesy of Steven Weinberg

Image courtesy of Steven Weinberg

Image courtesy of Steven Weinberg

Image courtesy of Steven Weinberg

20 Quick How-To Guides to Solve All Your Troubles

If you have a problem and need a quick and simple solution, Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has 20 of them for you.

Wysaki’s helpful hints range from quirky, like looking in the couch cushions to find your spirit animal, to totally bizarre, such as becoming a cat to avoid paying rent.

These 20 how-to guides may not be entirely practical — but they will leave you laughing at the very least.

5 Craters That Look Like Other Things


Petraeus Scandal Is the New Guilty Pleasure

CNN is quickly replacing E! as the go-to channel for juicy reality television.

Comic written by Larry Lambert, illustrated by Jerry King.

‘Simon’s Cat’ Partakes in the Animal Olympics


A new “Simon’s Cat” video hit the web Saturday, and this one gets into the competitive spirit of the Olympics … with a snail race. Check it out above.

For the uninitiated, “Simon’s Cat” is created by English animator Simon Tofield, who regularly uploads new short films to YouTube. He animates each frame by hand. Twelve to 25 drawings are required to create just one second of a “Simon’s Cat” film.

Revel in some more hand-drawn kitty-cuteness in the slideshow below.

Travel 13 Billion Years Across the Entire Known Universe in HD


Space never ceases to amaze. With advanced technology, we continue to discover more unknown territory, revealing the tininess of our world.

We’ve seen everything from the Hubble Telescope’s amazing view of the universe to a whole galaxy developing — is there anything we haven’t seen? Of course there is.

Though scientists have yet to invent commercial time travel, you can journey 13.7 billion years away (in HD!) on YouTube, thanks to user stormeindustries. It begins with the Himalayas and travels across the entire known universe, which you eventually see through the afterglow of the Big Bang.

If this video doesn’t make you feel small already, it also notes the amount of unknown territory that’s yet to be explored.

Grumpy Cat’s Prehistoric Relatives

Grumpy Cat may be the spirit animal of the 21st century, but for all we know, the relatives of this sourpuss may have hated on humans since the dawn of mankind.

In this comic, artist Lonnie Easterling from Spud Comics proves that even cavemen knew of Grumpy Cat’s notorious crabbiness.


Books Turned LeVar Burton Evil

Books provide us with endless amounts of knowledge. Knowledge is power — but power is evil.

Just days after LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow successfully funded the resurgence of the hit show, it has been revealed that we have made a terrible mistake.

This Funny or Die skit shows an updated version of the show’s mind-numbing theme song, proving that Burton and his catchy tune will probably kill you — or, worse, the entire world.

We trusted him with our children and more than 3 million dollars.

Reading Rainbow

Image: Funny or Die