The Harold Effect and the faking of the O.

SOON: (source)

FOOD FOREST: A neighborhood in Seattle is growing their own. This is so cool we can't even stand it.

YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE: Bankers are learning the hard way that while they have been able to get away with tanking the economy, not everyone is giving them a free pass. We approve of this. Especially when it happens in our town.

WAIT, WHAT? Well, uh, wow. This is something. Fellas? Does this ring true?

MOVES LIKE...THIS GUY:

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WELL DUH: Science finally figures out what women have always known: men have no idea what women are feeling.

MURICA! Yep, this kind of says it all right now.

SIDE EFFECTS STORY OF THE DAY: This is the beginning of a new series on thenanigans. It was inspired by a stream of increasingly hilarious (in our minds) ads for new prescription drugs which come with side effects so ridiculously awful that we are kind of shocked that someone would consider taking them. Today's spotlight shines on something called CHANTRIX. Check out the warnings that are associated with it.

SELFIE OF THE DAY:

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A MAN OF PRINCIPLE: This guy, right here. Applause. Also, giggles.

FACEBOOK MAKES YOU STUPID: These naysayers are dangerous and irresponsible.

LIL KIM IS NOT HAPPY: The tantrum continues.  George Orwell could not have written this any better.

THIS, EXACTLY: Admittedly, we haven't payed a lot of attention to Patten Oswalt in the past. But this got our attention. 

WE CALL IT "THE HAROLD EFFECT": 

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You  probably have another name for it.

Putting the GIF in TGIF

Fridays are always animated 'round these parts! PLACES TO GO, MOLLUSKS TO SEE:

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We had no idea that this is how they got around. And yes, this is playing in our head as we watch this over and over and over.

THIS IS WHY WE HATE PEOPLE #1: Kansas can go feck themselves.  This is nothing but naked hate. The lengths that this state is going to in order to punish a group of people they don't approve of is pretty stunning.

THIS IS WHY WE HATE PEOPLE #2: This is what is on the line for millions of Americans with regards to marriage equality.

STAND DOWN MARGARET: She may have helped make soft serve ice cream a reality, but as England's first female Prime Minister, she was about as divisive as one could be. What? You need evidence? Here you go.

WELCOME:

THERE ARE NO WORDS: What. The. Bejiminies?

THIS IS HELPFUL: Want to not look like a total jagweed online? Thanks to our pals over here for the tip.

OH YEAH BABY, MORE, MORE, MORE: Science has located the part of your brain that makes listening to music so damn satisfying.

THE NATIVES ARE GETTING RESTLESS: While the fat cats at the top get, uh, fatter, the scraps left for us serfs are fewer than ever. This is not a sustainable situation.

ZEN SEA LION:

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MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP: OK, so it's not THAT deep but seriously, what's this all about?

BUZZFOOD: As  the East Coast prepares for the once every 17 year visit of noise cicadas, one helpful and intrepid foodie seems to think they are something you want to shove in your mouth.   Unexpected protein.

WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS:  It's not that we are playing fast and loose with tax laws or anything. It's just the principle.  

ENGINEERING SKILLZ:

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MEANWHILE, IN BEST KOREA: Their lady soldiers look the part. At least, where their footwear is concerned.

THEY'RE NOT EVEN TRYING ANYMORE: You have many choices when it comes to sailing the seven seas. We're thinking these guys are probably not on your list anymore.

NOT ENOUGH ENNUI? Boredom can be a good thing. Maybe.

THERE ARE NO WORDS #2: Horrifying.

CHICKENSHIT:

Dandelion dewdrops and the good news bad news rubberneck.

OUR KIND OF BOOKS: (source) 

AND THEN THEY WERE DONE: The folks at Salon have an interesting excerpt from a book chronicling REM's last days.

CONSEQUENCES: Climate change is having an effect on the sea's creepy crawlies. And it is NOT what you were expecting.

WITCHDOCTOR ON CALL: The resurrectionist. No word on whether a Pet Sematary was involved.

TAXED ENOUGH MY ASS:

BAD NEWS FELLAS: The ladies have been lying to you all these years. They do care about the size of your business.

GOOD NEWS FELLAS: It's ok to look at your favorite motorboatables. In fact, doctors (at least one) recommends it. So, hurray.

THENANIGANS APPROVES: Way to go granny! Keep on keepin' on.

NIGHTMARE FUEL: You have been warned.

DANDELION DEWDROPS:

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THEY DON'T GET IT: This would be funny if it weren't sad and frustrating. And, don't think we didn't notice that the percentage of note in that article correlates with the percentage of people who identify as members of the GOP.

COUGAR ATTACK: There are no words. OK, there are a few. But we're not wading into this one. 

HEY ALANIS, NOW THIS IS IRONIC: The family responsible for America's most famous gossip rag is the middle of a messy public brouhaha. There are no good guys in this story.

ALSO, THESE:

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Portrait day at the Zoological Gardens.

SCHOOL PICTURES @ THE ZOO:

  

PUT DOWN THAT DONUT AND STUB OUT THAT BUTT: It's not only airlines that will begin holding you accountable for your sedentary snack food and vices lifestyle. Your employers are getting in on the action too. You have been warned.

TEXTILE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR: Hagfish slime. For reals. And yes, it's as nasty as it sounds. Also, super strong and resilient.

WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS? A great many of our facebook pals are UP IN ARMS about Monsanto. We see anti Monsanto bumper stickers on all the fashionable Volvos and Subarus in our 'hood. While we are catching up on the brouhaha, we do wonder if we really want the people behind this crap to have so much control over our food supply.

THE SOFT FOCUS CUDDLE LENZ:

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OH THAT'S NASTY: Seriously, in this instance one could say literally and get away with it.

FOR THE RECORD: Apparently, we are egalitarians. We are good with this.

WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM WITH THIS:  This is perhaps the best example of the problems we have with corporate influence and ideological think tanks and their influence on the legislative processes here in America. There is a loathsome stink of corruption behind laws like these and the people and interests who back their enactment are fairly despicable.

MAMA AND HER CALF:

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EXXON: Yup, they're still crapmongers. Did you realize that there was a major oil spill in Arkansas? No, maybe this is why.

MEANWHILE, IN OHIO: It's back to the 18th Century, nevermind that it's all illegal. THEN THERE'S THIS: I wonder if they have room for all of these peeps?

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: How the 1% is creating ghost neighborhoods in London.

PSYCHO KITTEH:

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^^ON A RELATED NOTE:  This first. Then this.

OFFERED WITHOUT COMMENT: Actions speak louder than words.  OK, admittedly, that was a comment. So sue us.

MEANWHILE, AT THE VATICAN: Boobies and wieners.

INTER-SPECIES SNUGGLING OF THE DAY:

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Blinded by Science (SCIENCE!) and how to survive nincompoops.

MUSTANG HANGS:

This is Mustang. His time on this little blue planet in the middle of the Universe may very well be brief considering he spends his time putting himself into peril. All the time.

INFOGRAPHIC OF THE DAY: Beer! Specifically, the things you don't know about it (including it's connection to weed.)

RATS: This can't possibly be a good thing.

SCIENCE! Is there anything it can't do? Two things that got our attention. 1) Your exhaled breath is like your fingerprints. Yes, one day the authorities might be able to bust you based on your bad breath. 2) THEY CAN SEE WHAT YOU'RE DREAMING!

KITCHEN RESOURCE OF THE DAY:

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Enlarge. Print. Stick on Fridge.

A MOST INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Why nuclear power might be better for the planet than fossil fuels. DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!

NOT FOR US: We can't even imagine this working for us. Mostly, we would end up face first in an uncomfortable position with nylon burns on our forehead. But perhaps you would fare better?

SOVEREIGN NINCOMPOOPS: A survivors guide for authorities and other sympathetic sufferers.

SOON:

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INTRIGUED WE ARE: This seems practical. 

SASQUATCH LIVES? Thenanigans has always been fascinated by all things Bigfoot. ALWAYS. So this is relevant to our interests. Also, we're pretty sure that if we heard these sounds while sitting around a campfire in the woods, we would need a clean pair of underpants in a hurry.

ONE RING TO INSPIRE THEM ALL: Was this the Tolkien's inspiration for his big adventures?

DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Something the wisenheimers at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art never learned. And for this we are grateful. Also, kind of hungry.

YES PLEASE:

Putting The GIF in TGIF

Friday's are always animated 'round these parts. US TOO, EVERYTIME:

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OUR WORST NIGHTMARE: Big as your face. 

THE BACK STORY TO LIL' KIM'S TEMPER TANTRUM: There is more to North Korea's blustery rhetoric than their run of the mill posturing.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE NEW HISTORIC ARMS TREATY? Yeah, us either.

EXXON: Still assholes.

THE EASTER BUNNY'S OFF SEASON:

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HOW NOT TO MARKET DRESSES TO THE FAIRER SEX: You would think that this is obvious, but...NEVER refer to the color of a plus size dress as "Manatee Grey." ESPECIALLY when the same dress in regular sizes is "Dark Heather Grey."

DON'T LOOK UP: Handymen. In kilts. That is all.

CONSEQUENCES: The Commander in Chief, and increasingly, his cabinet, are returning 5% of their salary in recognition of the cuts federal workers are taking as a result of the sequestration. Meanwhile, the Queen and her corgis are getting a raise.

THE GINGER HOBBIT & HIS PUSS:

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GIGGITY FOR THE GREEN TEAM: If you're going to purchase a sex toy, it might as well be an IKEA-style 100% post consumer recycled materials kind of thing. Right? 

THANKLESS HISTORICAL JOB OF THE DAY: This has got to rank right up there. Wow.

BEST NEWS OF THE YEAR TO DATE: Time to do the chicken dance.

KEEP THIS UP...and people will continue to leave organized religion in droves. Keep this up and people will stand up and fight back.

THIS CANNOT BE A GOOD THING:

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animals r us and stuff

INTERTWINED: (source)

MEANWHILE, IN GEORGIA: What could possibly go wrong? We just have to wonder if at some point in the future we will look back on this era of tantrums and pants wetting and wonder when we became a nation of squabbling idiots.

GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY: The gate to hell has been located.  That's a relief.

REAL ESTATE DEAL OF THE DAY: Now you can grab your own English Manor for a song. 

ANIMALS OUT OF CONTEXT:

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This artist right here is doing some lovely work. We're big fans. His work is not just limited to terrific portraits of animals in strange contexts.

CONSEQUENCES: Domestic terrorism in Texas is taking a toll on law enforcement there. This is pretty scary.

THIS IS WRONG OF THE DAY: What. The. H - E - double tooth picks.

THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT: Anyone who has worked in retail and the service industry understands that people can be difficult. We're pretty certain our disdain for most people originated from our experiences in both fields. But these people? EFF THEM.

DUCK WALK:

Hong Minshun has ducks. Approximately 5,000 of them.  He lives in a coastal city in China called Taizhou. He brings traffic to a crawl when he walks his ducks to a feeding pond. He insists that this keeps his foul fit and happy. Well done Mister Hong. Well done.

PREPPER ENTREES OF THE DAY: Apparently you need to stock your survival pantry with these. Also, if you have kids or nieces and nephews who you want to impress.

THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO INHERIT THE WORLD...are going to have to be the ones who clean up our mess. Take, for instance, this 19 year old and his plan to clean the ocean.

CANADIAN MOSHPIT:

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Superspeaders and the schoolyard pile-on.

METEORA BOREALIS: (source)

SUPERSPREADERS: You DO NOT want to be one and you certainly don't want to be around one. That's about the worst "that guy" tag of all time.

TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY? Apparently Shakespeare was a tax dodger. Who knew?

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES...when a bunch of child abusers throw a hissy fit, most civilized people would shower them with disdain. Hey Ireland...WTH?

SPEAKING OF TEMPER TANTRUMS: Lil' Kim is in the middle of a full-on-balls-out-fists-on-the-floor screamfest. What could possibly go wrong?

APPLAUSE: This is relevant to our interests.

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GONE TOO SOON: A moment of silence, please, for Itchy and Scratchy and all their pals.

EXCESS BAGGAGE? One airline has gone where no others have dared: they have installed scales and are charging more for hefty fliers. BONUS: It's a company doing business in a nation with some of the heaviest per capita inhabitants anywhere.

WELL DUH.

CAFFEINE NATION: We are so caffeinated that the stuff is becoming an issue - it's causing water pollution. Luckily, some smarty pants white coats have figured out how to put it to work with some hungry hungry bacteria to do good things.

PILE-ON!

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OFFERED WITHOUT COMMENT: Firsthand Autonomous Pleasure as a weight loss tool. *

APOLOGIES: Apparently they are for losers. This is a tremendous setback for thenanigans.

LADY FRUIT BATS...are the happiest fruit bats of them all. Well played gentlemen.

AN EYE FOR AN EYE: Version 2.0. 

SPRING SWINGING:

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*You might want to check the date of publication before committing to a new "exercise" regiment.

 

 

Putting the GIF in TGIF!

Fridays are always animated 'round these parts.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG: And thenanigans is getting ready to get the garden going. A Facebook pal of ours sent this our way because they know we'd be interested. Who knew you could work on your salad greens all year long? From old lettuce parts? We're going to give this a try.   But wait, there's more!

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: The real reason it keeps being moved around. You are so not going to be surprised at this. Then again, maybe this will rock your world.

THE MOST SURPRISING THING ABOUT THIS ARTICLE? That it didn't happen in Idaho. (see below)

THOSE EYES = DANGER!

AND HERE WE HAVE IDAHO: Winning her way to fame.*

PUTTING ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET: Here's why thenanigans worries about our increasing reliance on the interwebs for everything we do and rely on.

THE WRITING ON THE WALL: Some people acknowledge the obvious.

DON'T TRY THIS @ HOME:

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NOT THAT THIS WILL EFFECT US IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER: But this has got to be the sorriest idea we've come across in our long sordid history of stumbling across dumb ideas. There are SO MANY THINGS inherently awful about this idea we're stunned that it is even being considered.

THE. FECK. This right here. We have no words. Then there's this. THIS IS WHY WE HATE PEOPLE. Well, partly why. The list is really super-duper long, truth be told.

THE BATTLE OVER WHO KILLED OBL: It escalates.

A DOUBLE DOSE OF SCARY:

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* Yes, that was sarcasm. Here's the context.

Monsterful.

MOTHER NATURE WTF? 

Volcano eruption + thunderstorm = greatest special effect ever. Thanks to my pal over here for the tip.

PERIODIC TABLE OF WASTED: This is one of the more bitchin' infographics we've come across in some time. Also, hic-cup.

WE'LL DRINK TO THAT: Coming to a Manhattan near you? 

OH THAT'S NASTY: Rock stars receive a great deal of gifts and such from fans. We're not really sure where this lands on the scale of ick, but we're pretty sure it's near the top.  If you are brave, click here. Also, Blue Velvet.

PIERRE ALWAYS ENJOYED HIS PIPE TIME:

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BECAUSE WE ARE NOT JUST WALLOWING IN NEGATIVITY: This. Grab some tissues. Admittedly, this makes us hate people just a little bit less.

IT PAYS TO ENRICH YOUR WORD POWER. We just recently came across the term slobberknocker on a Facebook post. Apparently, it's a close cousin of donnybrook.  So when a friend of ours hipped up to this post, we were delighted (THAT'S RIGHT, DE-FREAKING-LIGHTED!) to find a bunch of swell new words to work into daily conversation.

INCREASINGLY IRRELEVANT: These guys. 

ALBINO FAWNS*

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WE SEE DUMB PEOPLE: Also, thin skinned. And in the wrong business.

AND BOOM GOES THE CALAMARI: Surprisingly, this is not from the plot of an Austin Powers movie.

SEAL FIGHT! When it comes to WHO SHOT OBL, don't believe what you're read in Esquire.

THE RORSCHACH WALL:

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* BEST BAND NAME EVER. We're calling dibs. It will be thenanigans house band. We will destroy your party! For reals, we'll really just kill it dead.

 

Private Moons amidst the Blue Planet.

PRIVATE MOON IN NEW ZEALAND:

Leonid Tishkov is a Russian physician turned artist. You can see more of his work at his blog.

PETITION OF THE DAY: Yes, we probably already posted this once before. But it's such a brilliant idea that we are coming back around with the repost just in case you missed it the first time. Because we should all know who has bought and paid for our Congressional representatives.

THIS IS HELPFUL: As always, our homies over here make a great deal of sense. 

OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD: For the love of your waistband (not to mention good taste), just stop this already.

ARCHITECTURE IS ART:

This lovely piece of architecture is the Blue Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen. Stunning. You need to see more.

FIRST WORLD PRODUCT: Oh sure, it's easy to get caught up in the elegant design and the simple beauty of this little gadget accessory. But seriously? We're more than a little uncomfortable with the entire premise of this thing.  And yes, we admit, it was the price point that cheesed us off.

ONLY IN AMERICA: There are so many things about this story that get our dander up. The only thing missing is some oligarch gleefully rubbing his mustache while bathing in champagne. (Editor's note: that's a total stretch. We've told thenanigans' staff a million times not to exaggerate.)

SNOW HOARDERS: Russia's got them. This is what happens when climate change threatens the world's biggest sports get together.

GRACE AND RESPECT IN THE FACE OF NEITHER:

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African American doctors attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member. This is a remarkable image.

IF YOU ONLY READ ONE ARTICLE ABOUT POTATOES...Make it this one. For reals. This is pretty engaging. Also, a tad bit worrisome?

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE: Kudos.

LUCK HAPPENS: Also, karma.

ALIENS ON EARTH EVIDENCE OF THE DAY:

Actually, embryonic bats. From here.

The Madagascar Moon Moth and the biblioteca miscreant of Racine.

WELL THAT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS: (source)

ART IMITATES LIFE? At first we were all like, "this is offensive." Then we were more conflicted. What are they actually changing with this? What's the impact on the people in need?

BEST. BRACKET. EVER: Minge? Really? Thanks to my pals over here for the tip.

D'OH! Don't have a cow, man.

ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DAY: Uh, congratulations?

TASTE THE RAINBOW:

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The Banksy-est non Banksy street art ever. It's this guy.

IT'S NOT JUST THE LONE STAR STATE: Vermonters want out too.

WELL THIS IS SOMETHING: More of this please.

PUTIN ON THE HITZ: Do not mess with Vladimir.

DETERRENCE OF THE DAY?

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AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE: And by dynamite, we mean propane. All because someone just had to have that hot dog. Also, Wal-Mart.

OH THAT'S NASTY: Also, super inconvenient. That cold sore is not only embarrassing...

DEBATE OF THE DAY: To what extent is a company expected to go in terms of money and resources to accommodate the demands of this legislation? At what point do we as a society decide that there is only so much that can be done in the name of accessibility for the disabled? This is not a rhetorical question.

LEPIDOPTERA OF THE DAY: The Madagascar Moon Moth. Lovely.

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Unease amidst the Big Boy cemetary.

BY THE CASE LOT: (source) 

BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS: Literally. 

NOTHING TO SEE HERE: Move along...pay no mind...what could possibly go wrong?

HACKING 101: China's got schoolz.

THIS COULD BECOME VERY UNFLATTERING:

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CHICKEN LITTLE LIVES: The NASA edition. 

DO NOT ENTER: Apparently Saudi Arabia is just not that into us. But they are more than happy to take our oil money. Go figure.

OH CANADA! For some reason we imagined your country wasn't burdened by the likes of these people. Our apologies.

ANIMAL OF THE DAY:

CONSEQUENCES: Obstructionists in the United State Senate are causing issues far outside congress.

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT MUMMIES IS WRONG: Mostly.

CAN'T. STOP. LAUGHING: These guys are just hilarious. HILARIOUS. Also, increasingly irrelevant.

WHERE BIG BOYS GO TO DIE:

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Putting the GIF in TGIF!

Fridays are always animated 'round these parts. SOON:

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SPEAKING OF GIFS: Google wants to make it easier to find your faves.

THE 99%: They're much more generous than the 1%. This is sad and pathetic. Also, this is why thenanigans doesn't have a problem closing their tax loopholes and offshore banking breaks.

SUNSHINE, LOLLIPOPS...and NO THAT'S MINE.

THIS, ALWAYS AND FOREVER:

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SPEECH OF THE DAY: The fabulous Tilda Swinton's address at the opening of a David Bowie exhibit at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. One more reason why thenanigans loves Tilda.

H8ERS GONNA H8: The GOP is going to have a hard time changing with the times.

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS: How to hit those high notes. In a word, latex.

BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING...

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WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG: Let this be a lesson for us all. 

BEST. STUDY. EVER. Enjoy your bacon and ice cream without guilt. And then some. Hoo to the ray.

FAMILY VALUES: Marriage equality scores another scientific endorsement.

LIKE A BOSS:

OH THAT'S NASTY: Also, awful, scary, terrible and Florida.

MORE OF THIS PLEASE: Yes we like to shop local. But this makes us more comfortable about supporting these guys when we do.

SURPRISINGLY...we don't have a problem with this. Go figure.

HOOT:

Axeholes.

MOTHER NATURE YOU SO COLORFUL:

That frog (Amazon Milk frog) looks like a chocolate gummy treat. That Mandarin fish looks like it's smirking.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? Thenanigans is pretty certain that basing a new form of currency on the interwebs is not really smart.

WE SEE DUMB PEOPLE: And we point and laugh. Something this guy may no longer be able to do. Then there's this idiot. And frankly, we have no words for this.

FOR THE RECORD:

DARWIN AWARD WINNER OF THE DAY: Yeah, this is never a good idea.

AXE-HOLE: Times change, teenage dudes don't. Back in thenanigans' days this stuff was the culprit.

LIKE. A. BOSS:

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Pictures of Matchstick Men (and you).

PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN:

Artist Wolfgang Stiller creates these life size sculptures from leftover materials from his work on movie props. You can see more here.  Also, this.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? The long and somewhat painful history of trouser zippers.

JOURNALISM 101: Is it too much to expect that cable news organizations follow the basic rules regarding rape victims? Apparently it is. There should be sizable repercussions to this. Sadly, we aren't expecting any.

WOW: Bill O'Reilly really is a loathesome creature.

STORYTELLING 101: This is something.

REASONS WHY WE HATE CONGRESS: #1,254,499 - the latte chronicles.

YOUR PRIVACY PANIC SITUATION OF THE DAY: Data Brokers. They know more about you than you do.

THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR BATTLE: Twist ties verses plastic clips. Who knew?

FACEPALM: When is a fiscal conservative anything but?

HELPING HAND:

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Green Monday

Seriously, how many people called in sick today? Are you dealing with a katzenjammer? THE OTHER BRACKET: This is always fun and interesting.

FOR THE WIN:

Thanks to Thenanigans' trainer for this. She keeps us fit and she makes us laugh. Also, please refrain from making us do burpees this week. We said please.

THIS IS RELEVANT TO OUR INTERESTS: Perhaps thenanigans will rethink the whole shaving of the beard thing after all.

NATURE'S ALCHEMISTS: Earthquakes.

JUST SAY NO...to the big crappy beer companies.  This number is pretty staggering. For the record, thenanigans more or less completely eschews that stuff.

SWEET CHAPPEAU:

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STICK A FORK IN CNN: They've been in a tailspin of fail over the past few months, but this is the last straw.  Candy Crowley should just shut her festering gob and crawl under a rock.

ASSHAT OF THE DAY: You don't get to pick and choose the laws you like when it comes to upholding the constitution and protecting your citizens. Throwing tantrums is no way to do your job.

FLAVORING 101: In which Happy Chickens are the tastiest.

ANGLES:

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OH THAT'S NASTY: Is it possible to shiver oneself sick? Ever wonder who would win in a battle between Spiderman and Batman? GAH.

YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG: Looks like this kid isn't on board with the whole "if at first you don't succeed" thing. Also, bwahahahahahaha.

OFFERED WITHOUT COMMENT:This. Ugh.

HATERS GONNA HATE:

This is the Dragon Fancy Orange. Nope, not flamboyant in the least.

 

Putting the GIF in TGIF!

Fridays are always animated 'round these parts. THIS IS HOW WE START OUR DAY:

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TOO BAD THEY'LL NEVER GET A CHANCE TO PASS JUDGEMENT: The banking sector should consider themselves lucky. Of course, they probably are just getting what they paid for.

CAN SOMEBODY SAY RICO? Occasionally unhinged, consistently (these days) extreme, the NRA are also bullies.

OOPS: Looks like Hugo want be Stalin after all. Talk about bad timing.

THEN WE'RE ALL LIKE THIS:

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FIRST THE TURTLE: Now this. We're beginning to sour on Tennessee. Talk about petty, vindictive and harmful.

THIEVING: It's more complicated these days. Can anyone say "cheese"?

FRIENDS: This right here. Wow.

BUT THEN WE DO THIS:

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HEY ALANIS: Now this is ironic.

FOLLOW THE LEADER? Facebook is reportedly looking at incorporating hashtags into their service. #don'tencouragethisnonsense.

YOU ONLY GET 15 MINUTES: So you probably shouldn't squander it on this.

AND WE ARE GOOD TO GO:

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A bronze bear, a violated goat and a very randy Pan.

BOISE BEAR: (mine)

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: America is still paying for the horrible boondoggle that was the Bush II presidency. Were it not for this crap (and an under regulated financial services industry), our so-called "debt crisis" would be anything but.

MIND YOUR JUNK: Not content with trashing the planet, we've made a mess in the space around our planet and the consequences are all explosive and such.

BRACKET FALLOUT: March Madness is NOT something your IT department is looking forward to.

ILLUMINATING TENTACLES: 

  

These are pretty rad, in the right context.

MISSISSIPPI: Doubling down on fat and stupid. At some point, an entire swath of 'Murica embraced ignorance as if it were a major award.

THEY'RE JUST LIKE US: Monkeys don't like asshats.

PARTY ACCESSORIES: Because you might need more than your standard red solo cup. 

NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY PAN:

You might want to avail yourselves of the story behind this particular work of art.