The Wednesday Watercooler

We’re here again – Wednesday, Hump Day – whatever you choose to call it, just be excited that we’re sitting smack dab in the middle of the week and are well on our way to 5pm on Friday!  Considering it’s the twelve year anniversary of a very dreary day in our countries history, I’ve decided to keep this Wednesday Watercooler on the light, fluffy and ridiculous side.  The only way we remain a divided nation is if we refuse to come together; so, for a moment today hug your family, kiss your friends, high five a stranger and share your life with someone new – trust me when I say your lives will be richer because of it. 

Los Angeles Skyline at Night

Headline of the Week: “Two men dressed as Batman and Captain America rescue cat from house fire”

There are some things that I wish I could take credit for, and this headline is certainly one of them.  Firstly, anyone who rescues a cat is a hero in my book – but when two guys dressed as superheroes actually step up and into their roles, it really gets me – gets me good. But don’t take my word for it – watch the video and enjoy that moment of “Awwwww”!

Best Web Redemption: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire”

Jimmy Kimmel has a great reptutation in the Entertainment Industry for essentially not giving a fuck what your reputation is.  Going to Coachella? Jimmy and pals will demonstrate why half the people in attendance are douchebags.  Want to punk your kids about eating all their Halloween candy? Jimmy has your back.  The latest and greatest craze sweeping the nation is the ‘Twerk‘.  For those of you that have happily avoided acknowledging what’s happening around the nation, ‘twerking’ is as follows – shaking your groove thing while bopping your hips back and forth.

Twerk has entered the Oxford English Dictionary, Miley and Justin Bieber have a new song about it,  Diplo tried to set a world record at Electric Zoo with the number of participants and parents around the world are shaking their head in shame and praying for the days when square dancing was the cool way to move.

Well, Mr Kimmel has decided to more than capitalize on the latest craze: a few weeks ago, a video went viral where a poor, poor girl tried to twerk against her apartment door only to be thrown ass first onto a coffee table that was way too full of candles, glassware and other breakable things. Sure, I watched it on repeat a few times but I covered my eyes and thought twice before sharing it – thank goodness it’s a fake but put some new perspective on that Pharell and Busta Rhymes song – “Move Girl, Light Your Ass On Fire”

Good Lookin’ Out: 10 Most Amazing Facial Expressions of the US Open

The US Open is well under way and let’s face it – those Tennis players can effing hit!  The only thing better than watching an overhead serve go right past the opposing player is watching the facial expressions they make when they hit the ball; priceless!

Makes you Think: “Floating in my Mind”

A few days ago I stumbled across an amazing Vimeo short that perfectly describes the human condition of connection – how we come across people over our lifetimes and each of them adds to our world and alters our trajectory.  It’s beautifully done and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did =)


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