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Lord of the Rings

Dixie didn’t think this was funny, but for some reason it made me laugh.  It might be because this scene near the end of Return of the King (the film) has always annoyed me:

Somehow I wound up watching this–“How Lord of the Rings Should have Ended“:

If you go to the YouTube page for it, you’ll see that THERE ARE SEVENTEEN THOUSAND COMMENTS FOR THAT VIDEO. Nerds and haters arguing. Hilarious (and you all know how much I love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books, right?)

UPDATE:

And here’s French & Saunders’ brilliant Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Rings film spoof:

Bob Ross

By way of the Fail Blog, I came across this Nostalgic Epic Win:

Once Upon A Win
more epic win

The first (and only) time I saw Bob Ross‘ PBS program was after waking up in the hospital at about 6a.m. a day or two after Madeline was born. That was very early to be awake, especially under the circumstances. In fact, now it seems to me that it was a nurse who had woken us all up so that Madeline could eat. I was exhausted, but couldn’t go back to sleep, because the nurse was there with the flourescent lights blazing and buzzing, so I turned on the TV. And there was Bob Ross and his soothing voice. I watched the rest of his show. It was perfect. That peaceful, exhausted moment has stayed with me since.

After seeing the Nostalgic Epic Win, I went to YouTube to hunt me up some Bob Ross videos. I clicked on the video below, thinking it was the Rosster himself. It wasn’t. It was an hilarious spoof:

As it turns out, there are no legitimate Bob Ross videos on YouTube. YouTube is filled with parodies, but no real Bob. Not sure what that’s about.

Anyway, for your enjoyment, here are a few of my favourite parodies:

> Bob Ross Has Issues
> Koefnen – Bob Ross (Parody)
> The Joy

Some Larks

It has been a couple of months since I read Lark News.  Here are a couple of good ones (and remember, folks, this is satire):

After 50 years in pulpit, retired pastor finally has a beer

After stepping down from the pastorate last month after fifty years in ministry, Albert Finley did something no one expected: he had his first beer.

“I was curious what it actually tasted like, after all these years of preaching against it,” he says.

The results?

“What a marvelous drink,” he says. “It tastes much better than it smells.”

The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale he chose delivered “surprisingly complex and satisfying tastes.”

“I actually said ‘Praise God’ right in the middle of it,” he says. . . (Read the rest)

and

Heart attack victim goes unnoticed at Pentecostal revival

In the midst of a “Holy Spirit” revival meeting at Full Gospel Temple Saturday night, Barry Munrow, 58, suffered a heart attack and went unnoticed for three hours because dozens of people were “slain in the Spirit” around him.

. . . as a result of the incident, Dilbeck is adding a crew of “life signs” ushers to work revival meetings alongside regular “catchers” and “modesty cloth drapers.” Life signs ushers will carry small mirrors to check if “slain” people are breathing, and they have permission to gently feel for a pulse, if someone appears to be dead.

“We want people to meet with God at our meetings, but not face to face,” he says. (Read the whole thing)