If that doesn't brighten your Tuesday, I'm not sure what will. Thanks Allison, for the link!
"Remember, friends, always feel happy of yourself." — Allison's Words of Wisdom
It was a busy week for everyone this week, but here are just a few of the things that made headlines:
Of course, the biggest event of this past week was the Thanksgiving holiday. A day full of food (and I mean a lot of food) and family get-togethers. Yesterday as a holiday treat, we shared with you the awesomely bad "It's Thanksgiving" music video, but today I figured I would show you the much better "Thanksgiving Song" by Adam Sandler. Enjoy.
As soon as the clock strikes midnight after Thanksgiving ends, people across the U.S. go into shopping mode with the start of Black Friday. Deals from stores across the country have people waiting in lines for hours and fighting through huge crowds in order to get the perfect holiday gift. I suggest waiting a couple days until Cyber Monday, where you can find deals online from the comfort of your own home.
Hostess closes; Twinkies are no more
In perhaps the saddest development of the week, Hostess, the brand that brought you Twinkies, officially went out of business this week. People cleared the shelves of Twinkies in stores across the country in order to get their final fixes of the confectionery treat. Hopefully it won't be too long before someone buys the Twinkie name and brings back the American classic.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
Ok, so it was a pretty slow week when it comes to doing a "What people are talking about..." post for the day, so I thought: "Why not brighten up everyone's day with a video that brought a smile to my face?" I dare you to try to watch this video without constantly cringing at the thought of eating a lemon. Oh, and then you are brought back to the cuteness of babies.
Happy weekend everybody!
This week we look at a great(est?) Olympian, a boxer taking on Broadway and a disgrace in London:
Michael Phelps Sets Olympics Record
Phelps is perhaps the most recognized Olympic athlete of all-time, but one thing is for sure now, he is the most decorated. He has won a total of 21 Olympic medals in his career and may add a couple more before the London Olympics are over. But what is most impressive is the face that 17 of them were gold. 17! He may end up with more gold medals than anyone else has medals. Truly impressive.
Mike Tyson on Broadway
My favorite answer to a question is always: "Why not?" And you would have guess that the folks on Broadway must have said to themselves after they heard the idea of bringing Mike Tyson there: "Why not?" Iron Mike opened his one-man show this week to mixed reviews, but people will have their chance to be the judge for the next couple of weeks before the show closes on August 12. I attached my favorite Mike Tyson video; I can only hope his show would be half as entertaining.
Eight badminton players were disqualified from the Olympics this week for trying to purposely lose in order to get better seeding in the next round. While doing it is reprehensible and unsportsmanlike, it was pretty entertaining to watch. I wish I could have shown you video of this, but NBC is really strict, so instead enjoy this wonderful stock photo.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Sesame Street has always done a good job entertaining and educating kids since its beginnings in 1969. In recent years, however, they have stepped up their game to include countless pop culture references. Thanks to the latest viral video from Cookie Monster singing his version of Carly Rae Jepsen (see below), I thought it was a good idea to put together some of my favorite Sesame Street videos from the past few years.
Share It Maybe
There have been countless "Call Me Maybe" videos made over the past few weeks, and leave it to Cookie Monster to top it off with the best one yet. I have watched this video a few times and every single time it brings a smile to my face. You know a parody is good when you sing that version instead of the original.
Smell Like a Monster
"Sadly, you are not a monster." Classic Grover. This is a spoof of the Old Spice commercials from a few years ago and Sesame Street did a great job recreating it. Growing up, Grover was my favorite Sesame Street character and he remains my favorite to this day, despite the fact that people tell me I am an adult.
Do you have any favorite Sesame Street parodies or spoofs? Let us know in the comments below!