Puddles the Sad Clown of Puddles Pity Party Performs Australian Bush Ballad ‘Waltzing Matilda’ for Australia Day

To celebrate Australia Day, Puddles the Sad Clown of Puddles Pity Party released his moving rendition of the bush ballad song “Waltzing Matilda.” The National Library of Australia has called the popular tune “the nation’s unofficial national anthem.”

Puddles is backed up by Dick Rowlinson on tack piano and Tim DeLaney on the upright bass.

Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie Pity Party Peeps! Swagman? Jumbuck? Billabong?? The Australians have a word for EVERYTHING! I love it.

‘The New Yorker’ Demonstrates a Potential Social Media Threat Posed by Winter Storm Juno With a Clever Cartoon

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A recent New Yorker cartoon by artist Joe Dator demonstrates the potential social media threat posed by Winter Storm Juno. The storm is expected to hit the Northeast region of the United States with upwards of 24″ of snow in some areas.

‘Gnarly in Pink’, A Short Documentary About Three Six-Year-Old Skateboarding Girls Called the Pink Helmet Posse

Gnarly in Pink” is a short documentary produced by Kristelle Laroche and Ben Mullinkosson. It profiles The Pink Helmet Posse, a group of three six-year-old skateboarding girls as they talk about skating, fitting in, and their dreams of competing in the X Games, all while wearing tutus and appropriate safety gear.

The film was released through The New York Times Video.

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photo via “Gnarly in Pink

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Impressionist Brian Hull Speeds Through 100 Popular Character Impressions in Under Four Minutes

In a recent video celebrating his 100,000 YouTube subscriptions, impressionist Brian Hull speeds through 100 popular character impressions from movies, television, and cartoons. Previously we’ve written about Hull’s performances of “Let It Go” and “Carol of the Bells” using a variety of character voices.

Mental Floss Rings in With an Answer to the Big Question, ‘Why Are My Ears Ringing?’

In a recent episode of the Mental Floss series Big Questions, host Craig Benzine rings in with an explanation of tinnitus, that annoying ringing in the ears experienced by as many as 50 million Americans.

Mimal, The Elf Hidden in the Map of the United States

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A map of the contiguous United States posted by Futility Closet highlights Mimal, the elf created by the borders of the states that make up its name (Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana). The Futility Closet graphic also includes Kentucky and Tennessee to make it appear that Mimal is cooking chicken, with Kentucky serving as the chicken and Tennessee as the pan.

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Comedian D.J. Demers Performs Stand-Up on ‘Conan’ to Talk About Life With Hearing Aids

Comedian D.J. Demers made a recent appearance on Conan to perform stand-up comedy and talk about life with hearing aids.

D.J. wears hearing aids, but doesn’t want to pigeonholed as the “deaf comic.” Unless it brings in more money of course.

‘Wishin’ Boot’, An Absurdist ‘Saturday Night Live’ Country Song Parody About a Cowboy Boot That Grants Wishes

Wishin’ Boot” is an absurdist country song parody performed by Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Blake Shelton during Shelton’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. The song tells the story of a magical cowboy boot that appears in times of trouble to grant wishes to the beleaguered.

An Adorable Toddler Tries in Vain to Stop Words From Scrolling Off a Television Screen

A recent video posted by Michelle Williams shows an adorable toddler named Jaxon trying in vain to stop the words from scrolling off the television during a weather report.

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Fark Founder Drew Curtis Launches Citizen Candidate Campaign for Governor of Kentucky

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Fark founder Drew Curtis has launched what he calls a citizen candidate campaign for Governor of Kentucky. He is running alongside his wife, Heather Curtis, as Lieutenant Governor. Curtis announced his candidacy on January 23, 2015 at an event held at the Chase Brewing Company in Lexington, Kentucky.

recent episode of the Fark series WTFark explains Curtis’ candidacy and its stated goal of disrupting the American two-party system. Curtis is raising funds through his campaign site where he is also posting relevant information.

We have a theory that we’re about to see a huge change in how elections and politics work. Across the country, we have seen regular citizens stepping up and challenging the status quo built by political parties and career politicians. They have been getting closer and closer to victory and, here in Kentucky, we believe we have a chance to win and break the political party stronghold for good.

photo via Scott Beale