I recently had the opportunity to visit my favourite animal, the mountain gorilla, in the hills of Uganda. I personally find this video moving.
Early Bird Special: British conservation activist Damian Aspinall recorded this video more than 20 years ago, when his daughter Tansy was just 18 months old; he decided to release it in recent days to raise awareness of endangered gorillas and show their gentle nature.
Unfortunately, Aspinall has suffered quite the backlash — 85 percent of voters in a Today show poll said they considered his actions to be “irresponsible parenting” and were concerned that letting a toddler play with 300-pound gorillas wasn’t safe.
Tansy Aspinall, now 23, defends her father: ”I don’t remember specifically that video but I definitely remember going in with the animals and just loving being around them. It was playing with another brother or sister, really. … My dad would never put me in with an overly aggressive gorilla, ever.”
Hey, it was the ’80s — can’t we just agree that the video is adorable?
Looks like JayZ and Mr.West are influencing the young minds
Amazing. I love this from old navy. It’s a HUGE improvement from their other mannequin ads. Also, I am blown away by the copywriting.
Infomercial spoofs never get old. What other media clichés can you think of to parody?
Ryan Gosling Doppelganger of the Day: Normally I would scoff at an online tutorial called “How To Look Like Ryan Gosling,” but this dude looks like he knows what he’s talking about.
Yes! The jaw does everything
I just came back from NYC and let me tell you- I saw nothing like this on the subway
Early Bird Special: A NYC subway busker performs the hell out of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”
[refinery29 / thanks anon!]
That friggin SUCKKKKS. OUCHHHHHH
Everything Went As Expect of the Day: On the flipside, here’s a dude who not only won’t be getting 100 bucks from his dad, but whose ability to become a dad is now highly suspect.
AMAZZZZZING!!!! Pressing repeat (again and again)
The Wuba Wuba of the Day: A Skrillex bass drop catches Kramer off-guard.
The best campaign video I have seen so far (well kind of, hehe). If you want a “better tomorrow, tomorrow.” Vote Herman!
Political Ad of the Day: In the latest ad from
Stephen Colbert’sJon Stewart’s not-Colbert-affiliated SuperPAC, Stephen ColbertHerman Cain channels his inner Herman CainStephen Colbert while telling South Carolina voters to cast their ballot for Herman Colbert.
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