Singer channels both Freddie Mercury and Pavarotti at once in a 1-man “duet”

Sep 26, 2014 By Abraham 2

Marc Martel is an incredible singer. We’ve seen him before as the guy who auditioned to be Freddie Mercury in a Queen tribute band by perfectly covering “Somebody to Love.”

In this video, he performs the aria “Nessun dorma” as a duet by Pavarotti and Freddie Mercury. And to add to the impressiveness of his impressions, he not only imitates their singing styles, he imitates their facial hair. He sings Pavarotti’s part with full beard and Mercury’s with just a mustache…at the same time.

This is a single take. Except for two words of added harmony vocals at the end, it is “one continuous performance from start to finish.”…

Listen to Benedict Cumberbatch try (and fail) to say the word “penguin”

Sep 26, 2014 By Abraham 0

As the narrator for a BBC documentary about the South Pacific, Benedict Cumberbatch was expected from time to time to mention penguins. Despite his assignment, he just couldn’t do it.

Pengwings and penglings were discussed, yes. But not penguins…

Graffiti artists replace their destroyed work with photos of the people who destroyed it

Sep 26, 2014 By Joey White 1

When street artist DS put several paste-ups on a wall in London last year, it didn’t take long for someone to remove his work. However, the artist managed to get a photo of the person removing his work and returned with new graffiti portraying the removal guy. A hilarious piece of trolling…

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As artFido pointed out, a similar stunt was performed a few years ago by another artist.

It started with him putting up a poster…

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News reporters speak their minds, thinking they’re off the air. They’re not…

Sep 25, 2014 By Joey White 3

A technical glitch caused New York’s News 12 Bronx to remain live on air during what was supposed to be a commercial break yesterday. This wouldn’t be newsworthy except that anchor Matt Pieper and reporter Amy Yensi had a bizarre conversation about welfare that was broadcast across New York.

The two were about to report on the need for more school crossing guards, and Pieper was passing along instructions to Yensi from their producer when he went off-script…

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Here’s the text of the unfortunate exchange between the two…

Pieper: And Dave wants you to also mention that parents do their f**king jobs and walk their little kids to school on their own and not rely on everyone else kind of like people rely on government assistance for their entire lives. And bye Felicia. I actually added the part about government assistance but it’s true. I mean, how old are these kids?

Yensi: I think I qualify for government assistance (laughs)

Pieper: Just check that box, girl

Yensi: #EBT

Later that day, the station posted an apology to Facebook…

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It seems as though the station has applied the ultimate penalty, as neither the anchor or reporter are listed as a member of the station’s news team.

The most expensive regular season baseball game ever is happening tomorrow

Sep 24, 2014 By Joey White 0

If you’re looking to watch the New York Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles Thursday night, you’ll have to shell out a lot more money than the face value of the ticket you’re buying. A lot more.

The game will be Derek Jeter’s last regular season game in Yankee Stadium as the 20-year veteran retires at the end of this year and the Yankees are all but officially eliminated from the playoffs.

As a sign of the impact Jeter has had on the ball club and the respect he has among his fans, look at how much tickets for his final game are going for on the second market site StubHub

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The cheapest ticket you’ll find at the moment is for $332, and you’ll be sitting in the bleachers with this obstructed view. Oh, and you’ll be with a bunch of strangers since this is a single ticket, not a pair…

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High school rallies around student who lost his mom to cancer in emotional show of support

Sep 23, 2014 By Joey White 1

When 17-year-old Dandric Piolet returned home from school last Thursday, he discovered that his mother had lost her battle with cancer. The Garland High School senior posted a note to his friends on Instagram, saying,

“Just letting this all sink in right now. Coming home and finding the woman who breaks her back and struggles day to day to take care of me dead.”

The next day, Dandric insisted on attending school. While he craved a return to normalcy, life was anything but normal as he grieved the loss of his mother who raised five boys by herself.

Fortunately, Dandric was far from alone. A student tweeted this photo of the hall full of students surrounding him in support…

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As the captain of his football team, Dandric wasn’t about to miss a big game that night in a sport his mother, Tasha, loved to watch. Fans of Garland’s opponent, Naaman Forest, even painted Dandric’s number 42 on their backs as a show of support.

This story from FOX 4 helps capture some of the emotion of that day, where an entire community wrapped their arms around a young man during his darkest moment…

(via Uplifting News)