I have been watching videos from the show “America’s Got Talent” and I noticed that some of the performers are impressionists. I happen to be good at impersonations and reenacting dialogue, but I never put that talent to any use. I think I might give it a shot on America’s Got Talent. Even if I don’t advance, it would be cool simply being there letting my impressionist talent known. Plus, it would be cool just being on TV. I will ponder with this for the future. What do you think?
I have been a fan of Jim Carrey for as long as I could remember. It is extremely difficult to keep a straight face around that man. While he was filming Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, Jim Carrey did the funniest impersonation of a dinosaur. Instead of making the classic growls and roars, Jim Carrey’s dinosaur impersonation sounded more like a dying chicken than a dinosaur.
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Steve Irwin, the world famous Crocodile Hunter. I was heartbroken when I learned he was killed by a stingray. Still, even though Steve Irwin is gone, it looks like his legacy is alive and kicking with his family. A prime example of this would be his son, Robert Irwin, who is truly his father’s son. Not only does Robert look like a younger version of his father, but he has the exact same confident and optimistic personality. Like his father, Robert is not afraid of any animal and regards them as either amazing, beautiful, or cute. When Robert was invited to the Jimmy Fallon show, I would watch those segments. During these visits, Robert would promote wildlife conservation by bringing exotic animals to the show. Jimmy Fallon’s reactions to these animals are always funny. Easily Robert Irwin’s funniest visit to the Jimmy Fallon show was when Kevin Hart was there as well. Even though Jimmy Fallon had funny reactions to Robert Irwin’s animals, Kevin Hart took it to a whole new level. Despite being the animal expert in the Jumanji movies, Kevin Hart is deathly afraid of animals in real life. Both Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon were afraid of Robert Irwin’s animals in one form or another. It was even funnier to see that Robert Irwin, a 14-year-old kid at the time, was braver and more mature than two grown men. I recommend following Robert Irwin as he continues his father’s legacy.
I remember something from when I was studying Biology in community college. Apparently, some of my classmates were not the sharpest tools in the shed. One time we were assigned an essay that talked about cells, but one student clearly did not understand the assignment. His essay was titled, “Cells Are Bad” and had only one paragraph, which I committed to memory after the teacher read it out loud.
“Cells are bad. My uncle lives in a cell. It is ten foot by twelve and he has to read the same old boring magazine everyday. The End.”
That student got a C minus for that paper. He thought we were doing a paper on prison cells instead of biological cells.
With Christmas around the corner, I would like to talk about some of my childhood favorite Christmas movies, Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. Obviously the most iconic aspect of these films was how Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern walk through a gauntlet of booby traps as though they were in a Three Stooges episode. In the videos above, some medical experts analyze the injuries they sustained from the booby traps and what would happen to them in real life. I liked how brutally honest and blunt the experts were.
Have you ever seen something that made you laugh and gag at the same time? Over the weekend, I got to see something like that. In America’s Got Talent, there was this guy who stuck a meat hook through his nose and out his mouth. The nose hook was the part that made me gag, but what made me laugh were the priceless reactions of the judges and audience. I almost coughed my lungs up from laughing and gagging at the same time.
I remember another one of James May’s funny antics during his visit to Japan. While he was in Osaka, James got to dress up as Ultraman and drive around in a go-cart. Apparently, this is a common activity in Japan’s metropolitan areas like Osaka and Tokyo. People would dress up as their favorite anime character and drive around in go-carts as though they were in a Nintendo game. At the end of this scene, James made an interesting point. Japan’s obsession with anime characters, superheroes, and monsters is not just something they imagined. It has become a deeply ingrained part of their culture. Due to this, you can find anime characters everywhere in Japan from sign posts, to appliance manuals, bedrooms, stores, you name it. With this in mind, James wondered if this concept can be seen as a modern interpretation of Shintoism, which talks about many gods and everything being inhabited by a spirit. These anime characters, superheroes, and monsters could be representations of these entities.
The Top Gear boys have had plenty of instances when they get angry and yell at each other. While in Columbia, the trio were exposed to the tropical heat, which also made their tempers hot as well. Not only did they shout and curse at each other, they also threw rocks at each other. I hear that none of this was scripted or staged because they genuinely were in a bad mood on set. As usual, the Top Gear boys did this with their unique charm. It goes to show that there is nothing more funny than watching three angry men in the jungle together.
I found this video in which two guys organized a scare prank on their coworkers. The prank involved the use of the most expensive and realistic dinosaur costume. The victims of the prank went into a carpark, not expecting a dinosaur to be down there. The coworkers’ reactions to the dinosaur were priceless. I can only imagine how this scenario would play out if the dinosaur was real.
Who here has played tetherball? Who here has been stung by a bee? I found a video that involves both. I have seen the Jackass boys do stunts and pranks that were funny, stupid, and downright disgusting. Here, they may have taken their stunts a little too far. They filled a tetherball with 50,000 bees while two of them played with it. However, it takes 100 bee stings to kill a person, which made this particular stunt borderline suicide. While their reactions were funny, I would not recommend duplicating this stunt.