Friday, July 18, 2014

The Friday Four, Part 75


Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably already seen this video making the rounds on facebook, but I just love it and it's my blog, so I'm putting it here anyway.

Ladies and gentlemen, against all odds, Robin Thicke's infamous rape-apology song actually does have one single redeeming by-product.  I present 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Word Crimes':

'Weird Al' Yankovic is a master of parody.  He's actually a very talented musician and wordsmith, too.

And now when that annoyingly catchy tune gets stuck in my head, I have some fun non-misogynistic words to sing to it.  Thanks, Al!

While you're at it, check out 'Tacky' (his parody of Pharrell's 'Happy'), 'Handy' (his parody of Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'), and 'Foil' (his parody of Lorde's 'Royals').


This past week Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to complete the finals course for American Ninja Warrior.  Kacy, a former college gymnast, stands five feet tall and weighs in at approximately 100 lbs.  And she kicked some serious butt.  Here's a link to view it on youtube or watch below:

"Though she be but little, she is fierce."
~Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


On Wednesday, we discovered a little baby bunny hanging around the logs that border our driveway.  No adult rabbits were anywhere to be seen, so we just let it be, hoping it would find its way home.  However, it was still there in the evening and my younger two boys went out to watch the adorableness of a baby bunny.

Then Scrimper, our magnificent hunter-cat, discovered it.

Josh came running inside to get Gene to save the bunny while Evan tried desperately to catch the cat.  Fortunately, Scrimper must not have been hungry; she was more interested in playing with the bunny for the time being.  Gene fished her out from under the car and, under great feline protest, deposited her inside the house. He then managed to get a hold of the bunny.

The baby bunny, newly christened Hopster, was then set up in the posh accommodations afforded by a five-gallon bucket, including plenty of grass, a few raspberries, and a bowl of water, which he promptly hopped into.

After careful consideration (and parental refusal of the multiple, repeated pleas 'Can we keep him, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease????'), we found him a relatively safe place near the shed that provides plenty of small spaces for hiding.

We'll see how long he lasts...


I was only vaguely aware of the World Cup while it was happening.  But in honor of that once-every-four-years event that all the rest of the world gets excited about, I thought I'd post this humorous take on soccer fouls off the field:

1 comment:

  1. For those interested, the answer to the final phrase in #3 is approximately 48 hours.

    R.I.P. Hopster.