Tag Archives: silliness

Reading Fake Books On The Subway [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Subways are a great place to catch up on your reading. But how do people react to book covers that are a little embarrassing, and also pretty hilarious? Watch how people react to comedian Scott Rogowsky reading some ridiculous books in public.”

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VIRAL VIDEO: Donald Trump Joins The Plastics

Over 13 million views on Facebook in under 48 hours. Pink News recaps: In a hilarious new video from The Crazy Gorilla, we see the presidential wannabe tackle Regina George, the blonde tyrant who rules her school in a way Trump could soon rule a whole country. Despite his obvious ego, Trump proves no match for George, who repeatedly tells …

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George Mason University Fixes Its #ASSoL Problem

Last week it was announced the George Mason University was naming its law school after Antonin Scalia, prompting some of you to immediately note that the new name, the Antonin Scalia School of Law, yielded the acronym ASSoL, which is especially funny in our hashtag-happy era. Well, snicker no more. Or at least, snicker less. Via the Wall Street Journal: …

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This Is A (Fake) Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Half a million views overnight. Via Entertainment Weekly: Sure, it’s all in the spirit of April Fools’ Day, but that doesn’t make watching the most fearsome fighter in Westeros advertise a brand of bottled water any less fun. Hafthór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson, who’s placed in the top 3 at the World’s Strongest Man competition every year since 2012, released a …

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Fox Anchor Megyn Kelly Dresses As Seven Of Nine

Megyn Kelly’s new hairstyle has prompted a minor Twitter meme comparing her look to the Star Trek: Voyager character Seven Of Nine, who was a former member of the Borg. Last night Kelly acknowledged the meme by appearing at the end of her Fox News show in a Starfleet uniform. Jokes about Fox News and the Borg are just too …

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Carpool Karaoke With Jennifer Lopez [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair recaps: This Jennifer Lopez iteration, which aired last night, is a very good one. Lopez—always appealing—is especially relaxed and on point here (highlights include the harmonizing between the two on Lopez’s “Booty,” as well a brief interlude where Lopez shows Corden how to pose for a “J.Lo music video”). Lopez also knows how to skillfully weave in tidbits …

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Anything Can Be A Musical [VIDEO]

Via Entertainment Weekly: It’s getting harder for Stephen Colbert to repress his inner musical urges. After recently dueting with Anna Kendrick and Tom Hiddleston, the Late Show host got another huge opportunity to show off his pipes when Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom stopped by Tuesday’s show. Colbert began by asking Bloom, in his standard interview style, about …

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

JMG reader Harry tips us to a new ad campaign for one of Germany’s largest insurance companies. With the tagline “Your Use Pays Off,” the clip below promotes an exercise app with the implied promise that you’ll soon be fit enough to confidently stroll around your local gym in the nude. Possibly not cubicle-safe due to firm German buttocks.

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Medicare Mermaids For Hillary [VIDEO]

In one of the more unusual 2016 election clips, two senior citizen mermaids with thick Brooklyn accents lounge by the sea, gossip, and kvetch about their ailments while bemoaning a Republican plan to privatize Medicare. As one of them leafs through Mermaid Jones magazine, they agree that only Hillary can save Medicare. Watch below.

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Meet NYC’s Drag Singing Telegram Guy [VIDEO]

Gothamist has profiled one of NYC’s singing telegram companies, which somehow are still a thing, focusing on performer Bernard Davis, who delivers birthday messages as Beyonce, a French maid, a Mexican chicken, and a twerking pink gorilla. Watch below.

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Subway Time Travel [VIDEO]

Gizmodo sets up the latest identical twins prank by Improv Everywhere: Most NYC subway riders are pretty blasé when panhandlers hit them up for cash between stations. When a panhandler announced he was collecting funds to build a time machine, riders chuckled at the odd request—until another man boarded the train and announced he was the inventor’s future self. He …

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New Website: No Sex For Trump Voters

From the National Review: An Ohio married couple with two young daughters has launched a movement called “Vote Trump Get Dumped,” which calls on people to refuse to have sex with Donald’s supporters. “I don’t want a sexist, racist, war-crime-threatening man leading my country,” wife, mother, and Vote Trump Get Dumped co-founder Chandler Smith told National Review Online on Wednesday. …

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Justin Trudeau Breaks The Internet

If you have an internet machine, you’ve surely seen the above photo tweeted out over the weekend by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Satirist Andy Borowitz writes for the New Yorker: The photo, taken at the Toronto Zoo and showing Justin Trudeau cuddling with two panda cubs, was “the last thing this country needed,” Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of …

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This Year’s Hot Shirt At Sydney Mardi Gras

NYC-based DJ Corey Craig has sparked a t-shirt fashion at Sydney Mardi Gras in reaction to reality show cast member Kylie Jenner’s attempt to trademark her first name. Pop Republic reports: Kylie’s ridiculous battle with that Jenner girl has jumped up a notch this week, with Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras participants and global celebs going all out to …

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Ted Cruz – A Bad Lip Reading [VIDEO]

Mediaite sets it up: In a Republican presidential primary that’s breaking all barriers of taste and dignity, it’s tough for humorists to keep up, but somehow the folks at Ba Lip Reading have managed. Their new “Ted Cruz: A Bad Lip Reading” is a tour de force that nails the brand’s loopy, offbeat humor, but also combines slick editing, a …

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VIRAL VIDEO: This Is An Ad For Something

JMG reader Ed points us what is actually a parody of an ad for something – that something being a German line of sex toys for women. Watch below as a silly group of bears recreates the ad, substituting ice cream and other items for the dildos, etc. Nearly 200,000 views at this writing.

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LA Mayor Slow Jams A Freeway Closure [VIDEO]

The 101 freeway will be closed in Los Angeles this weekend and Mayor Eric Garcetti used a local high school’s jazz band to accompany him in delivering a status report. Via the BBC: Garcetti recorded an R&B-style number, complete with music video, in an attempt to soften the news that the 101 freeway will shut for 40 hours. As factual …

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The Downton Abbey Caucus

Right wing radio host and GOP debate moderator Hugh Hewitt offers his insight into who the Downton Abbey cast would support in the Iowa caucus. I’m not so sure about some of this, but we know Tom Branson would definitely be feeling the Bern. Lady Edith, the nascent feminist, would be hashtagging her tweets with #ImWithHer. And of course, old …

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