How many countless hours have you wasted this past week looking through random stuff on the internet? That stuff, as dumb as it may be, always seems to pull you in for at least an hour or two each day. The following is just a small portion of things we found this past week that were worth sharing.
Redneck, meet Shark. Shark, Redneck.
I know what you’re thinking. Why is that guy wearing Crocs? I couldn’t figure it out either until about 0:45 seconds in. That’s beside the point though because the real question we need answered is: What was that thing that just ate your fish?
It’s a what? A what!? Oh, a bucket? No? Oh, you said shark! I guess I didn’t hear you right the first 3 times. At least he got it on camera to share it with all of the internet.
All joking aside, I’ve never seen anything like that before and probably would’ve been pretty startled by the whole experience. However, I think most people would’ve responded with a “Wow! That was crazy!” instead of erratic profanity and yelling but we do live in ‘MERRRICA so I guess I can’t blame them.
Sesame Street: “Share It Maybe”
With over 3.5 million views and 40,000 likes, Cookie Monster is quickly becoming a big hit on the internet. He may have been a little late to the “Call Me Maybe” spoof scene with many other covers going viral already, but that hardly seems to matter. I was actually really happy to see a cover that didn’t include baseball players punching the roof of their van or Obama clips mashed together awkwardly.
The only downside to the popularity of Cookie Monster’s video was the effect it had on everyone’s social networking feeds. Walls were plastered with embedded youtube videos and twitter feeds were blowing up with “Share It Maybe” links. While it was funny and enjoyable, my interest in watching it a fourth or fifth time was pretty much nonexistent. I’m sure we will keep seeing this one for the next couple of days or until someone else makes another spoof.
The Joy of T-Rex and His Ridiculously Large Genitalia
Unlike the first two, this is not a video. This is probably a good thing since it is about dinosaurs having sex and who wants to see that other than internet weirdos (like us)? This is one of the most unusual articles I have come across on the internet to date. It answers the “hotly debated” question of how 30-ton animals larger than four story buildings engaged in sexual intercourse.
According to the article, Paleontologists have done a surprising amount of research on the subject and “most researchers have concluded that dinosaurs made love like dogs.” If you think about it though, I’m pretty sure that we could conclude that it is in fact dogs that make love like dinosaurs since they pre-date them by quite a bit.
It gets even weirder when they start showing pictures drawn by scientific illustrators trying to recreate the “intriguing ritual,” pleasured faces and all. An evolutionary biologist from FSU said “It must have been one hell of a thing to see” and if these pictures are anything like what actually happened then he would be absolutely right.
What really makes this story though are the comments from some of those internet weirdos I was talking about earlier. My two favorite comments:
- “This [article] is about 65 million years too late to find an audience for Dinosutra”
- “And over here we have the big bang”
Every Friday we are going to be sharing a “This Week In Web” post. What random crap have you found that is worth sharing? Don’t act like you don’t have anything, we know you do this too! Obviously, the sky is the limit on what you can send us since our first post included Dinosaur sex.
Feel free to suggest something just as weird/awesome.