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Weather or not you believe it …

The whole global warming debate continues, and while it’s hard to see it as global warming when we froze our collective arses off here in New Zealand last summer (but had an almost tropical winter), there is no doubt that something dodgy is happening to our climate.

So let’s call it climate change, which covers all the weather wonkiness and makes it easier to comprehend for those who stick their nose out the door on a chilly day and proceed to bitch about what a crock global warming is because “it’s so cold” and that they can’t believe how cold it is in Southland all the time. Because, of course, their short-term memories have been frozen into a state of malfunction by all the cold weather last summer that so they conveniently forgot the incredibly mild winter and pretty spectacular spring of the year before. Oh, and the awesome autumn we enjoyed this year.

But I digress. Sea levels are rising, average temperatures are up and greenhouse gases are at 800,000-year highs. Bugger.

In this video, Hank Green (my favourite geek) from SciShow explains an October 2013 report by the United Nations about global warming and tells us five things we really need to know about our warming world.

Yes indeed, it is getting warmer.

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Play that funky music …

And now for something completely different, and something of a trip down memory lane for those of us who are of a slightly more, ahem, mature vintage: do you remember the Benny Hill Show and it’s catchy little theme tune that usually involved the wee bald guy and Benny Hill himself being chased by a bevy of scantily clad women?

The Awakenings Festival is an annual techno music festival in the Netherlands that features cool dudes and dude- ettes shaking their groove thangs (or whatever the young’uns call them these days) as shown in this video:

The music isn’t really to my taste and the dancing does look a bit like they are auditioning for roles in The Walking Dead, but I guess I’m not really the target market in this equation.

But I digress. Some bright spark has taken the Benny Hill music and overlaid it on this video to produce a mash-up of epic proportions:

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That personal touch

Now for something completely different. And pretty cool to boot: a wedding. If you haven’t yet seen the viral video of Father Ray Kelly’s surprise, personalised rendition of Hallelujah at the wedding of Chris and Leah, you’re in for a treat. While you might expect it to be a bit corny, it’s anything but. And the dude has a pretty decent voice.

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The Father, the Son and the Holy-moly

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Big Bang Theory/Game of Thrones

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Tribute to ol’ blue eyes

Andre Rieu pays tribute to Frank Sinatra in 2006.

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Musical interlude: Hit the Road, Jack


A dude by the name of Jordan Lander does a pretty decent cover of Hit the Road, Jack.

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Dude, you slapped a fish …

I love the Bad Lip Reading videos. That is all.

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Postman Pat, the later years

What do you call Postman Pat when he retires?
Pat.

(Warning: don’t hit the play button on this video if you have young’uns or those of a delicate nature lurking nearby, may contain nuts and/or swearing)


Adult Postman Pat – Watch More Funny Videos

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Cuteness: prairie dogs eating carrots!

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Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.

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