7 kickass tricks for really fun smartphone photography

August 27, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

Since most of us take all of our photos with our phones these days, why not learn a few simple tips and tricks to take really awesome pictures with those phones…

The most American grill ever can cook 100 hotdogs and includes (of course) a Mount Rushmore replica

August 27, 2014 | By Promoted Content | No comments

There are few activities more American than a summer cookout, and the two most important pieces of a cookout are a grill and a piece of meat to cook on it. You’ve already bypassed the nasty “what’s in those?!” hot dogs for something that actually tastes like meat, but what about your grill?

In promotion of their new premium hot dog, Ball Park teamed up with Destination America and Discovery to create what just might be the best grill known to man…or known to American man, anyway.

Ballpark-Trailer-Grill

First of all, everything about this work of art screams “America!” starting with the table, featuring George Washington…on a bald eagle…carrying a hotdog…

Ballpark-Table-Top

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This is why you should NEVER cry when there’s a camera in the room

August 27, 2014 | By Abraham | 1 comment

Almost all of us have been so touched or sad at some point in our life that we’ve emitted a pretty embarrassing cry. And most of us were able to move on from that moment without the messy evidence of our emotions preserved on the internet. But not everyone is so lucky…

Sometimes a person lets their emotions loose in front of television cameras. And when that happens, everyone watching A&E sees you. Then someone uploads your outburst to YouTube…and it’s viewed 47 million times. 47 million!

And then, as if that’s not punishment enough for your harmless emotional indiscretion, some other internet genius will download your infamous clip and splice it together with the Carpenters’ version of “(They Long to Be) Close to You”…

And that, my friends, is why we don’t cry in front of cameras.

Indians add one letter to “Ice Bucket Challenge” and make it infinitely better

August 27, 2014 | By Abraham | No comments

In a twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge, many people in India are saving water and serving their community one bowl of food at a time. Instead of the Ice Bucket Challenge, they’ve modified it to the Rice Bucket Challenge. Thousands are participating in this simple and wonderful adaptation.

The movement’s new Facebook page, describes their version of the challenge…

Rice Bucket Challenge

Manju Latha Kalanidhi, the woman whose idea this was, describes where it came from…

[P]eople dumping water on themselves, shrieking, taking videos, the whole idea sort of went over my head…. I felt that as Indians we could not connect to it at some level.

The Rice Bucket Challenge is her effort to keep the charitable momentum that is happening all over the world going in India, too, but in a way that Indians might relate to more.

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Smart-ass guide for riding the bus in London…presented as flight safety instructions

August 27, 2014 | By Abraham | No comments

A busload of London commuters taking a perfectly ordinary trip across town are interrupted by two pranksters in steward and stewardess outfits who want to give them instructions on riding the bus properly.

It’s no problem, though.

The shtick made everyone smile (except the driver) and the jokers brought amenities for after their spiel…

(brief NSFW language)