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Magic Mormon Underwear

tags: Mormonism, religion, cults, mind control, Magic Mormon Underwear, moron, offbeat, humor, funny, comedy, silly, beliefs, insanity, education, streaming video I’ve lived among mormons for more years than I care to think about, and yes, the magic underwear was one of those mysteries that us kids speculated on when the adults weren’t around. As if…

tags: Paul the Prognosticating Octopus Oracle Sez, soccer, football, World Cup 2010, fun, offbeat, weird, news Paul the Prognosticating Octopus Oracle has disappointed his German fans by choosing Spain over Germany in tomorrow’s World Cup Football match. Paul is a two-year-old English-born octopus of unknown species who has lived in the aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany…

tags: Meet Paul, Germany’s Prognosticating Octopus, soccer, football, World Cup 2010, fun, offbeat, weird Paul — an octopus at the Sea Life public aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany — has so far correctly predicted the outcome of each of Germany’s World Cup matches. On Tuesday, Paul contemplates Wednesday’s match between Germany and Ghana. [larger view]

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

tags: Atheists Don’t Have No Songs, Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers, atheism, 2010 New Orleans Jazzfest, comedy, satire, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video This video was filmed at the recent 2010 New Orleans Jazzfest. It features a silly song, “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs,” performed by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers.…

Remember The Sabbath

tags: The Thinking Atheist, Remember The Sabbath, Jewish faith, sabbath mode, oven, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video When I lived in NYC, a fair number of my students were Jewish. I’ve always found the Jewish faith to be fascinating, especially the Jews’ definition of how to keep the Sabbath. My students taught me a lot…

Elementary Dating

tags: Elementary Dating, humor, funny, comedy, silly, offbeat, Rowan Atkinson, streaming video This Silly Saturday video features the brilliant actor, Rowan Atkinson, giving men a few important pointers about going out on a first date without looking like a complete moron (well, mostly).

tags: The Maniacal Drummer from Hell, music, performing arts, Rick K And the Allnighters, Sharp Dressed Man, Knoebels Grove, Pennsylvania, weird, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video The drummer in this music video is either amazing or ridiculous. Since he’s quite good, I am thinking he’s probably amazing. I wonder what Günter Grass thinks of him?

tags: I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!, internet chatrooms, online program, technology, public outreach, scientists, employment, what do scientists do?, teenagers, streaming video This video describes a new online program targeted to UK teenagers; “I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!” This program’s goals are to provide teens access to real scientists,…

Besti Flokkurinn

tags: BestiFlokkurinn, Besti Flokkurinn, politics, Reykjavik, Iceland, social observation, Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, ferrets, humor, funny, satire, offbeat, streaming video “We are the best” — this satirical video is made by Iceland’s Best party, endorsing comedian Jón Gnarr Kristinsson for Mayor of Reykjavik in 2010. Among his campaign promises? Iceland’s very own polar bear, wow! (Nevermind…

The Clearwater Beach Diet

tags: The Clearwater Beach Diet, Scientology, cults, diet, weight loss, satire, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video This satirical video offends two groups of people at the same time: Scientologists and people who are on “the diet fad of the week.”