Archive for the ‘Funday’ Category

I am not sure how I could post three awful music numbers and forget this absolute classic.

At the last Vineyard church where I worked as a youth/student pastor one of my youth guys [and now students] is a guy called Kent-Leigh which was a unique name for me but we got to know Kent-Leigh and watched him grow up and learn to speak and all was good and well and normal in the world, until this happened:

A lady auditioning for the Bulgarian version of Pop Idol [called Music Idol] surprised the panel of judges by confidently announcing that she will be singing the hit song ‘Ken Lee’ [I think the ‘T’ was silent] and went ahead to sing this classic Mariah Carey number she had obviously ‘learned the words’ from just listening to it… and so Ken Lee Tulibu Diboo Douchoo was born [which we sing full volume every time we hang with Kent-Leigh and he loves it. Probably].

I give you ‘Ken(t) Lee’:

[For Part I of the music mess, I mean mix, click here] 

Well, you know the vibe – it’s Monday again and I’ve taken it on myself that no-one should start the week with Monday blues and so in a bid to put a smile on your face [although this week’s smile strongly resembles a grimace] here are three music-related clips to inspire you [to thinking greater thoughts about your own shower voice]. If you only have enough time for one of them, then the challenge is to see if you can sit through the whole of the third one [my favourite part being the breath the singer takes mid-note] but all of these are classic[al] in their own right:

I give you the theme to Titanic. A powerfully moving piece, until this guy picked up his recorder:

Theme song to Titanic the way you probably don’t remember it. [Not Safe For Having Friends after you’ve made them listen to it]

Next up is that rousing theme which helped transport us into a world where dinosaurs became real once more and walked the earth:

The theme song to Jurassic Park. In a different other way you probably don’t remember. I think it’s great:

And then finally, one of the greatest song clips of all time and truly a lesson in endurance. Fill the room with people. Gather them around the screen. And press play on this soulful rendition of ‘O Holy Night’

[For the Bonus track on Part II of this Music montage featuring the woman who thought she had a Mariah Carey song figured out, click here]

[For last Monday’s hilarious Buried Alive in a Box, click here]

It’s Monday and maybe you’re dreading the long week ahead and already looking forward to the weekend. Well do I have a message for you. And by “I”, I mean one of my all-time funniest people alive [if you appreciate his absolutely dry sense of humour] Bob Newhart.

This is a sketch he did called ‘The Psychiatrist’ and if Chris Traeger from Parks and Recreation [as brilliantly played by Rob Lowe] were here, he would tell you that, ‘This is literally the funniest thing I’ve seen.’ He tends to overexaggerate a little though, so it may not be that, but it is absolutely great and I hope it puts a smile on your face and encourages you to embrace this week:

And then a little bonus treat for the oldies among you who may have watched Newhart the series and one of the most iconic sets of characters in television history:

[For next Monday’s Music to move you [far, far, away from the source] click here]

[For last Monday’s Choose your own MADventure, click here]

Okay so you had a great weekend but the thought of Monday does not fill you with much excitement or happiness because it’s a whole ‘nother week til the next weekened. Well here are a selection of options for you this day to attempt to put a smile on your face, have you laugh out loud or the always hoped for ‘chocolate-milk-out-your-nose’ emission [which is a LOT less gross if you have just been drinking that chocolate milk] and then the new potential reaction this week of ‘What the heck is that little girl doing with a snake around her neck and will the judges please vote quickly before she stops breathing and falls over’ [we cater for all types!]:

So do you choose:

[A] The couple who have worn identical outfits for 35 years, yes that was NOT a typo? Lest you think I am mocking this poor couple, I really am not. They completely beat me to it.

[B] Reasons not to re-enact Pinterest? – there are a bunch of these floating around – for those of you who are unware of what Pinterest is [like I try to be, except when it brings my beautiful wife much joy] it is basically a site where people show off beautiful and amazing creations and craftwork that is impossible for any human being [or maybe just these particular human beings] to copy with any reasonable amount of accuracy. Take a look at these and to challenge yourself doubly, start by taking a huge gulp of chocolate milk.

or [C] The little girl with the cute ‘awareness-of-the-need-to-preserve-animals’ poem… oh yes, and that thing! From Britain’s got talons. Um, talent.

 

[For last Monday’s Blend out Poverty once and for all, click here]

 

 

 

Mon – reasons not to re-enact pinterest – http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/reasons-you-should-never-reenact-pinterest-photos?utm_content=buffer6b778&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

Monday is Fun Day and what better way to put a smile on your face than to share an inspirational new plan to erase poverty from Africa… well sort of.

 

[for last Monday’s Whose Asian is it Anyway, click here]

Again, this week’s clip is one which has been doing the rounds and so a lot of you will have seen it – what is important to take in with this clip though is the heart behind the serious message it contains. So yes, really funny, but also really not. Hopefully the encouragement for us all to think a little harder about our interactions with others and how we sometimes need to be a little or a lot more sensitive. Here is ‘What kind of asian are you?’

[I would love to hear if anyone had any epiphany moments while watching, or just comments or thoughts in general]

For those who already have seen that one, here is a little bonus clip from the geniuses [geniusi?] who gave us           the ‘I shipped my pants’ advert:

 

[For next Monday’s Blending Poverty out of Africa]

[To take a look at last Monday’s I could just eat you up, click here]

For this Monday, I thought some harmless fun pics would be in order hopefully enabling a smile to appear on your face, or at the very least a rolling of the eyebrows with an accompanying mutter of, “Oh, Brett” which, as my friend Ronel found out, time and time again, is not actually true. I’m not Irish at all. It’s just “Brett!’

Right, first up a picture of Kevin Bacon made out of real bacon. What’s not to like? Couldn’t you just eat it up? This might very well be where that proverb comes from:


kevinbaconoutofbacon

Next up a very silly but fun cartoon, containing the word, ‘bum’ and answering that age old question of which came first:

what came first?

And finally, and high fives filled with cups of Wakaberry to my friend Sammi for sending this to me, two great legends collide… Tom Hanks as Forest Gump shares a deep soulful moment with Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow:

forestsparrow

That is all – good to start the week on a silly note this week I feel. If you have any cartoons you feel are worthy to submit to a Monday post, please email them to me at brettfish@hotmail.com and i’ll see what I can use.

[for next Monday’s Whose Asian is it Anyway? click here]

[for last Monday’s brilliant petrol/gas pump kareoke performance, click here]