DADDY IS SOOOO FUNNY
There is not much that is better in life than a bunch of babies laughing and here are quadruplets who think daddy is the funniest thing ever.
What I want to know is where daddy got that amazing quadruplets table.
KIDS' FIRST TASTE
Nikki Lindquist sent this sweet, little video of some kids' first tastes of grownup food.
The MIT Age Lab has a two-minute survey for old people:
“This is an exploratory survey to understand what concerns people may be thinking about today in anticipation of their life in older age. All responses are anonymous.
You can take the survey here.
NEW YORK CITY CANDY CAB
Monsoor Khalid drives a New York City's only candy cab and his tech savvy has made him an internet celebrity. Take a look:
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PRESENT
Standup comedian Tig Notaro recently stopped by Conan O'Brien's TV show to explain the importance of being present in life. Hilarity ensues. (Hat tip to Larry Beck of Woodgate's View)
ENLISTING JESUS TO SUPPORT YOUR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
That headline is no typo. Last Tuesday, North Miami held an election for mayor. One candidate, Anna Pierre, used this campaign poster – note the endorsement I've circled in green:
I'm not sure if it's funny or shocking. Either way, it didn't help Ms. Pierre who came in last in a field of seven with only 56 votes. You can see full results here.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when I included a video of International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield doing a show-and-tell about how astronauts brush their teeth?
Well, Hadfield's current tour of duty there came to an end last week but not before recording a new video of himself singing a revised version of David Bowie's 1969 hit, Space Oddity (“Ground control to Major Tom”).
This is no funky, home-style basement tape; it is a full-blown, beautifully produced music video. It's been seen already by more than 13 million people so it's probably not new to some of you. But that's okay – it's still worth it. (Hat tip to Nancy Hutto)
SAVOUR EVERY MOMENT
That the title of a new short film by Keith Hopkin that was an instant hit when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on 27 April. From the notes on the YouTube site:
”Dogs and cats seem to possess some inner secret to enjoying life. They're able to savour every single moment of the day; all the fun moments, and the goofy ones. The playful moments, the loving moments.
“If our pets could talk, they might tell us: 'When you're happy, don't forget to tell your face. Napping is beauty sleep for the soul. Eat like nobody's watching.'"
You'll find Keith Hopkin's Facebook page here.
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.
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