Releasing 1.5 Million Balloons For Charity In 1986 Cleveland. [Video]

YouTube: Cleveland, Ohio Balloon Launch – 1.5 Million Balloons! – 1986

Plan A was to light the Cuyahoga river on fire until the planners found out it had been done before. Ah, the dumbass 80’s. [G]


Best Part Of The World’s Most Expensive Dog Wedding Was Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Calling It Insane!

Thank you Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. You successfully pooped on the World’s Most Unnecessary Wasteful Expensive Dog Wedding! [Laughing Squid]


San Francisco 49ers’ Are Super Bowl XLVII Champs…. In Sub-Saharan Africa And Mongolia.

Super Bowl loser's Chicago Bears shirts in Zambia

Colts defeat Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI everywhere but Zambia.

Before the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens even hit the field, apparel of all types were being printed that proclaim each team as the Super Bowl XLVII winner. When the game ends, what does the NFL do with the losing team’s gear? They used to have it destroyed but for the last 17 years, the NFL has donated the world’s 2nd best football team’s gear to World Vision. World Vision then sorts through and distributes up to 100,000 articles of clothing to countries around the world – sweatshirts to cold climates and t-shirts to countries with warm climates.

So don’t fret too much 49ers’ fans – you didn’t win Super Bowl XLVII but you did earn some Jubbling points in Mongolia and possibly Malawi where they think you are the champions – it’ll say so right on their shirts! [Bloomberg via Consumerist]


The Olsen Twins Collaborate With Artist Damien Hirst To Make A $55k Nile Crocodile Skin Backpack.

$55,000 Nile crocodile skin backpack.An artistic partnership between Damien Hirst and the Olsen twins can’t be good. The only upside of the $55,000 Nile crocodile backpack is that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen only made 12 of these gems. Yes, a yet undetermined portion of each sale will go to UNICEF but the wastefulness and pretense will stay with the backpack.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen:  How The West Was FunJust a bit of warning for anyone on the fence about buying one of these $55k backpacks: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen haven’t created anything worthwhile since their direct to video “How The West Was Fun” was released in 1994. Caveat emptor. [Ecorazzi]


Hurricane Sandy.

What a mess! Trying to figure out how much climate change and warming oceans contributed to the Hurricane Sandy is being determined by the experts. Right now, we’re just focusing on whether the shark in this New Jersey front yard is real or Photoshop.
Hurricane Sandy and the Shark in the New Jersey front yard.  Real or really fake?
Wait and second, is that a “GTL” on his left pectoral fin?Front yard shark in New Jersey.
If you’re able, please make a donation to the Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. [WBTW]