The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Connor Threlkeld on February 9, 2014 - 7:10pm - Add new comment

Proctor & Gamble continues catering to the moms making the family buying decisions with this year's edition of the "Thanks, Mom" Olympics ad. 

 

As the dad of a young boy, it bothers me that Olympic athletes are apparently raised in single-parent households. Several comments have raised the question of would everyone be cool with it if an ad for Oscar winners only said "Thanks, Dad."

 

By: Kim Luciani on January 31, 2014 - 5:14pm - Add new comment

By: Connor Threlkeld on January 27, 2014 - 2:17am - Add new comment

Seattle fans are known as some of the loudest in football, consistently setting volume records at their stadium.

But can they be quiet... for $5,000?

Fox Sports challenged a group of Seattle Youth Football supporters to watch the NFC championship game in complete silence. If they could watch the entire game without cheering, they would win $5,000 for their youth football program.

By: Connor Threlkeld on January 9, 2014 - 2:50am - Add new comment

Water + Starch = Walking on Water. 

 

A bank in Malaysia figured a publicity stunt involving "oobleck," a Non-Newtonian Fluid, was just the thing it needed to boost its image online. 

 

Naturally, a dance party, and the occasional near drowning, commences. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on January 2, 2014 - 2:04am - Add new comment

Ever wished you could watch a fireworks show in reverse? 

 

Probably not, but here's your chance.

 

It's surprisingly interesting. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 20, 2013 - 8:27pm - Add new comment

This one hasn't gone viral, but is getting a lot of attention.

 

Lexington Medical Center near Columbia made a Christmas commercial featuring its staff singing "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," and it is drawing rave reviews from the community. 

 

The State wrote an article on the local phenomenon. 

 

Again, it's nowhere near 10 million views, but it's worth a look. 

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 8, 2013 - 8:01pm - Add new comment

In the five days since it was posted, this video of the Air Force Band's sudden appearance at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum has attracted more than 600,000 views.

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 21, 2013 - 7:34pm - Add new comment

Jean Claude Van Damme's gift for doing the splits is well documented, whether in the movie Bloodsport, or in a recent commercial for Volvo. 

 

A lot of people do the splits, far fewer do it while suspended between two moving semi trucks. 

 

And then there's the TV star who tries to top it while standing on two rolling carts. Let's just say he fails.

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 10, 2013 - 10:24pm - Add new comment

For the third year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel requested video of parents telling their children they had eaten all of their Halloween candy. Let the cruelty commence!


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