Canoeing through a flooded McDonalds

Posted by kacates on January 19, 2011


If you've been keeping up with world news lately, then you've seen how crazy the flooding is in Queensland, Australia. In this video, a man actually paddles his canoe through his local McDonalds in Brisbane, flooded with several feet of water. But it's not all fun and games there. So far at least 25 people have been killed, dozens are still missing, and of course there's millions of dollars in property damage.
(via Boing Boing)

How Twilight Should Have Ended

Posted by kacates on January 4, 2011


(via bookshelves of doom)

A little holiday treat for you…

Posted by kacates on December 14, 2010

Check out this classic video from 1977, in which English rocker David Bowie drops by American crooner Bing Crosby's house to talk about Christmas traditions and sing in one of the strangest duets that somehow works that I've ever seen.  Enjoy!
And for extra holiday goodness, try the cartoon update on the song offered by comedians Jason Segal and Jack Black.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by kacates on November 23, 2010

As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, let's take a moment to stop and reflect on all the things we're thankful for. I'll go first: Among other things, I give thanks for silly animal videos on YouTube. Here's my new favorite:



More TRW recommendations and a video

Posted by kacates on October 20, 2010

Jimi and Me by Jaime Adoff 

After his father is murdered, Keith and his mother try desperately to pick up the pieces of their lives. But his father’s death has left them devastated—both emotionally and financially. Forced to leave Brooklyn and move in with his aunt, Keith urgently clings to every last reminder of his dad, discovering comfort in his own music and that of the late legend—and his father’s idol—Jimi Hendrix. In Jimi’s music, Keith finds solace, and brief moments of reprieve from his chaotic new life. But just as he begins to get a handle on his father’s death, he discovers the secrets of his father’s life–secrets that threaten to tear apart what’s left of his fragile family.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 

Nick frequents New York’s indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band’s secret show and ends up becoming the first date that could change both their lives.

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman 

Leo Caraway—high school senior, president of the Young Republicans club, 4.0 GPA, future Harvard student—had his entire future perfectly planned out.  When Leo discovers that his real father is a punk rock legend, he is disgusted.  But when a misunderstanding leads to Leo's scholarship to Harvard being taken away, he hatches the crazy plan of going on tour with King Maggot for Purge’s summer revival tour, all the while secretly hoping to convince Maggot to pay for his tuition. But life on the road is even crazier than Leo ever bargained for, and before the summer is out, he will finally discover the surprising truth about his dad, his friends, and most important, himself.

Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee 

Retta Lee Jones is blessed with a beautiful voice and has big dreams of leaving her tiny Tennessee hometown. With a beaten down car, a pocketful of hard-earned waitressing money, and stars in her eyes, Retta sets out to make it big in Nashville. But the road to success isn’t a smooth one in a town filled with dreamers, and Retta begins to have doubts: can she make her mark while staying true to herslf?

Now enjoy this video of a dancing cockatoo: