Gumby Creator Art Clokey Honored in Nostalgic Google Doodle
Visit the Google homepage today and you might recognize a familiar face: Gumby is in the Google Doodle spotlight. The doodle, which commemorates the 90th birthday of late Gumby creator Art Clokey (he passed in January 2010), is also animated -- clicking on the colored balls of clay reveals the whole Gumby gang, including Pokey the horse and the Blockheads.
What the New Facebook Profile Will Look Like (and How to Get It Now)
Facebook announced a big overhaul of their user profile design at yesterday's f8 developers conference. The redesign includes a chronological sorting of each user's life in a feature they've dubbed the Timeline. The feature automatically sorts all of a user's Facebook activity over time (so you'll be able to easily access those embarrassing wall exchanges with your old exes) and offers the ability
High School Student Arrested for Banana Suit Prank [VIDEO]
14-year-old Virginia high school student Brian Thompson thought it would be hysterical to run down the sideline during a football game dressed as a banana. We agree, kind of funny, but unfortunately the school and local police didn't find the stunt as amusing and had the kid arrested.
Motorcycle Crash Rescuers Speak About Their Act of Heroism [VIDEO]
Brandon Wright, the 21-year-old student whose life was saved when a group of strangers pulled him from beneath a burning car, is in recovery at a Murray, Utah hospital, 'Today' reports. His saviors, whose brave rescue was caught on camera in a video that went viral yesterday, spoke about the experience to the press.
Freddie Mercury’s Birthday Honored With Google Doodle [VIDEO]
To commemorate what would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday this weekend, Google published a Mercury-ized doodle on their homepage, along with an accompanying animated video. The clip imagines the late star (who passed away in 1991 due to AIDS complications), cavorting through a heavenscape packed with 8-bit objects and some of his most iconic outfits.
Working Batmobile Available to Buy on eBay for $620,000
A turbine-powered Batmobile replica manufactured by Pusch Racing Designs can be yours for $620,000. Owner Casey Pusch posted the car on eBay, but thus far, we suspect the listing has attracted more bloggers and comic fans than serious buyers.
David Thorne’s Epic Office Pranks Revealed in Coworker’s Complaints
Australian humorist David Thorne, best known on the internet for trying to pay a bill with a drawing of a spider, has taken his mischief to the workplace. His elaborate pranks on coworker Simon Dempsey include replacing his business cards with ones that list his position as "Horse Whisperer" and tediously painting his black iPhone white with Liquid Paper. Thorne recently posted scans of
Twin Boys Who Pulled Hockey Shot Switcheroo Won’t Get $50,000 Prize [VIDEO]
A decision has been made in the case of twin brothers Nick and Nate Smith, who switched places to take a $50,000 shot at a charity hockey match last month. Whether they'd receive the prize money was in question when the family confessed that the twin who was called to participate was not the one who wound up taking the shot. Ultimately, officials decided not to award the family the money because o
Comedian Covers Himself in Bird Seed, Lets Pigeons Feed Off His Body [VIDEO]
Comedian Mark Malkoff already made a scene Stateside when he pulled a series of pranks in an Apple store, and now he's moved on to Holland, where he recently allowed pigeons in Amsterdam's Dam Square to feed from his prone body.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 13 Cast Announced – Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace and More to Take the Floor
After much speculation and a leak of the 'Dancing With the Stars' season 13 cast, ABC released their picks last night. The celebs hitting the dance floor include reality TV villain Kristin Cavallari, expressive anchor Nancy Grace and LA Laker Ron Artest, among others. Meet the whole cast below:
‘The Hunger Games’ Teaser Trailer Premieres at VMAs [VIDEO]
With the 'Harry Potter' films wrapped up and the 'Twilight' series coming to a close, all eyes are on the next young adult sensation to hit the big screen: Suzanne Collins' 'The Hunger Games.' The first teaser trailer for the hotly anticipated film adaptation premiered at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, introduced by Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays 'Games' heroine Katniss Everdeen
Watch Rihanna’s ‘Cheers (I’ll Drink to That)’ Music Video
Rihanna's camp dropped the music video for her single 'Cheers (I'll Drink to That),' a reggae-inspired track that borrows its hook from Avril Lavigne's 2002 hit 'I'm With You.' Ms. Lavigne herself cameos in the video, which is a montage of Rihanna performing live and blowing off steam backstage and on the town.
Hawkeye, the Navy Seal Dog, Could Walk With Iowa Hawkeyes, the Football Team
Hawkeye, the loyal pup of late Navy SEAL Jon T. Tumilson that had us reaching for the Kleenex when photos of him slumped under his master's casket spread around the web, has caught the attention of (who else?) University of Iowa football team the Hawkeyes...
The Funniest Tweets About the Earthquake
While news outlets are still scrambling to get the facts on the earthquake that shook a large portion of the US, civilians took to Twitter to swap jokes about the 5.8 'quake (or just confirm that it wasn't isolated to their street/couch/bathroom). Some of our favorites below:
Kid Videobombs CNN Coverage of Kim Kardashian’s Wedding [VIDEO]
Kim Kardashian got hitched to Kris Humphries on Saturday, and it was clearly the Most Important Wedding of Our Time, judging by the press that turned out to cover the event (not to mention the E! cameras filming the nuptials for later broadcast). One kid had enough of the spectacle and shimmied into the frame of a CNN camera to make goofy faces.