What do helicopter crashes, dead cats, hamster housekeepers, and the “Scumbag Pope” meme have in common? They’re all part of this week’s roundup of links we don’t think are worth sharing but do anyway.
I’m not the sort of person who likes to make jokes about other people’s religions. That’s why all the Pope jokes I’ve rounded up below were created by OTHER people. Except the “Poprah” gag, which was my solution to one of two potential impending crises. If you’re a fan of wingnut prophecies and were disappointed by all the recent end of the world failures, don’t fret. The world is ending again! Already, the lunatic fringe has latched onto a prophecy that says that if the next Pope is black, and is named Peter – and there’s a good chance he will be both – that this is one of the signs of the end of the world. But never mind that. If you live in America, you’d have to have your head in some pretty deep sand to not realize that having a black president – while it is never, ever voiced directly – makes a lot of folks edgy. Imagine what having a black POPE would do to this crowd. But everybody loves Oprah, right? VOILA! POPRAH! More papal humor below, along with this week’s selection of YouTubity and GIF’s, as well as some thoughts on the usefulness of hamsters.
Best of the “Scumbag Pope” Meme
Our Solution to the “Fear of a Black Pope” Problem
And for those who are worried about this all, Captain Hindsight has a few words for you:
So, What Good Are Hamsters, Anyway?
You know how you can’t “unsee” things you’ve seen on the internet? Well recently, the combination of the video below and the fact that I learned the term panty hamster (link NSFW-ish) have left me with hamsters on the brain. So I got to wondering – other than being cute (or disturbing, as in the video below) – WHAT GOOD IS A HAMSTER, ANYWAY? I mean, they’re a horrible food source, among other things. So I did some research. Turns out they are good for a few things. More after the video.
So first of all, they’re good for drag racing.
Also available in a fairytale version, which begs the question: what would Hamster Cinderella’s horses turn into?
They’re also good for vacuuming, at least in the same way that chimps with typewriters are good for writing War & Peace:
And if you get carried away with that theme, one of these may come in handy for your Prius.
A Long Cat, Just Not for This World
You may have heard that Stewie, the longest cat in the world died the other day.
Don’t fret, other long cats seem to be thriving. See the whole video here.
And Finally, Your Weekly Schadenfreude