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Tumblr is good for two things: porn and GIF blogs. Oh, wait. This week we can add a third thing to that list; Tumblr is also very good at being worth over $1 billion (to Yahoo, who just purchased the microblogging platform).
Since even mentioning porn twice in this post may get us blocked from your lunchtime reading, let's talk about GIF blogs. In particular we'd like to draw your attention to one, frequentflyerlife, started over a year ago by Star Alliance frequent flyer, @melissaiscool.
Thank to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the world is richer with many realized travel ideas. For example, there was the Capture Clip, aka the travel photographer's best friend, and the Ice Cream Travel Guide, but occasionally Kickstarters aim to have a little fun.
Case in point: LA comedian Kurt Braunohler raised nearly two times what he asked (he needed $4,000 and got $6,820 from 257 backers) in order to hire a skywriting airplane to print the phrase "HOW DO I LAND" in the sky over downtown.
In case you are just tuning into the internet for the first time, let us remind you that The Onion is a satirical news organization dedicated to all things hilarious. In their latest fact finding mission, they’re filling in the public on a recent "FAA report" about Spirit Airlines, and let’s just say they’re less than impressed.
Through plenty of expletives and anecdotes we learn that traveling with Spirit Airlines might not be worth it—even despite those low, low fees. Charges for this and charges for that are unwelcome, and the nickel-and-diming quickly ruins any deal that you thought you were getting.
We've got just the ticket to cure that case of the Mondays. Below is one of the cutest videos you'll see all week (unless you're, like, stuck in a kitten video k-hole again).
The premise is that "Kid Snippets" of BoredShortsTVa YouTube series of adults reenacting scenarios voiced by young childrenasked two little boys to pretend to be pilots. The results yield such gems as this exchange:
"So, what do you want to do when we get to Utah?"
"Umm, let everybody get out and fly back to the airport."
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Someday, someone will explain to us the mirth to be found in having the Internet become useless every year on April 1st. It's not that we harbor any hostility toward people who write things that are false but plausible, and who then giggle when people belieactually, no. Those people are ridiculous and they make the world a worse place to live.
There was maybe a marginal justification for their existence when the Internet was younger. Back then April Fools' Day pranks were the web advertising equivalent of Superbowl commercials. But now that the White House is posting pranks the whole thing is just grating.
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Stop whatever you're doing (oh wait, you're reading this). Watch this video from The Onion.
Try to remember that The Oniondespite their proficiency at reporting newsis a source which reports only fake news. Yes, the Velocibus is only a funny concept to riff on the United States' inability to make high-speed rail travel happen.
It has happened before (on the street in Chicago) that we've found ourselves explaining to a stranger that The Onion is not real news, but all a big joke. This time, however, we'd just go along with it.
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We’re still in a little bit of shock over the pictures offered up by American Airlines showing off their new 777-300ER airplane. We’ll eventually get over the fact that it’s American Airlines who's about to fly these new beauties rather some international carrier, but until then we’ll just let their marketing team go to work on us.
If you’ve ever seen Jimmy Kimmel Live you’re probably somewhat familiar with Guillermo. Well he's now working overtime as a pitchman for American Airlines, doing his late-night thing in a couple new commercials for American Airlines.
This week JFL42 is taking interactive festivals to a whole new level. The comedy festival, that features "42 of the most hilarious, riveting, and/or awesome things they could find," is currently taking place through September 28th in Toronto.
Throughout the festival they'll be interacting in real-time with pass-holders. Even the passes themselves are interactive, instead of getting an old school paper ticket, attendees are being sent a barcode that can be scanned right from their phones.
Passes are still available and start at $99, which includes a ticket to see Louis CK on Thursday night at the Sony Centre. The pass also gives holders credits for a spot at a show they want to attend.
To see the full line-up or buy passes, visit http://www.jfl42.com/.
Tonight, on Funny or Die's Between Two Ferns! Tina Fey and Zach Galifianakis order room service (tipping 4%), Jon Stewart talks Chris Rock AND Galifianakis discover Bishop Desmond Tutu's phone number, straight from Sir Richard Branson's cell phone (Virgin Mobile, naturally).
Really the magic lies in that Branson segment, where Branson makes his first attempt at stand-up comedy and reveals how much money he actually has. Kinda. Start watching from around 7:40, where Zach introduces Branson with this:
We're night people here at Jaunted. We like them red-eye flights. We're also definitely Conan-over-Leno people, and luckily last night we were tuned in when Conan O'Brien showed a bit on "new video games." After "Super Diabetic Mario Bros" and "Grand Theft Auto: Texting While Driving," Conan hits the spot with a play on SkyMall, fusing it with the popular fantasy world "SkyRim" video game.
Not going to spoil it all for you, but the Touchless Sensor Toilet Seat does make a cameo.
Watch it from 2:10 - 2:50 in the video below:
In a recent video, Mayor Adams, who is the real Mayor of Portland and also plays the Mayor's assistant on the show, explained why the city is willing is to stand behind Portlandia.
Conan O'Brien is taking his show on the road again! This time he'll be taping four episodes during the TBS Just For Laughs Comedy Festival at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL.
Free tickets to Conan in Chicago, which will be taped between June 11th and 14th, will be issued via an online lottery.
To enter, all you have to do is visit teamcoco.com/tickets/chicago and choose the date you would like to attend (you can only choose one date, so choose wisely) and fill out the ticket request form.