She's an idiot.
That actually isn't a half bad idea! Unfortunately (or fortunately, actually) this is a very rural area. Not sure the wild life park does all that much business to start with. But in a stronger tourist destination spot? You'd make a mint!
I'd imagine you'd make a pretty good living by starting up a Rent-A-Wreck car rental business across the street.
The local marine science center had an octopus who would escape all the time. They also had touch tanks for other creatures which I think they eventually got rid of, for ethical reasons. I don't know if they still have the octopus.
Oh, innocent baby that you are (ha!), YES IT IS TERRIBLE. Thank you for that clarification.
I don't know if you ask me that was just *terrible but bb you can remove if you think different.
Well, I think this is clever. I watched to the end, and I didn't have to. Plus, I like my insurance company, so I am Geico Proof.
*related=http://videosift.com/video/Lounge-Lizards-say-come-talk-with-us Back when I was obsessive about the Sift, I used to bestow videos to newly badged folks. I can't find my playlist now with all the Badge Videos. These lizards are unforgettable though!
Oh my goodness, this is GREAT!! Big Birdman!!!! I would promote, but I am pointless at present. Fans of the movie Birdman? Oh, do come watch!
*dead Please fix! I wanna see this!
OH you dear anonymous Sifter. You are a paragon of Siftiness. Thank you.
You just received a gift of 2 Power Points from an anonymous specimen of awesomeness. Spend them well, and make your generous benefactor proud.
*quality *promote SQUIRRELS!!!!
Easily fixed, @Zawash. Just make sure the next bus ad has a woman as a protagonist. The real "sexism" is that the main person is, yet one more time, a man. Women have been labelled as not having a sense of humor for decades now. Now we know better -- Amy Shumer, Tina Fey, all the great women on Brooklyn Nine Nine, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig.... hell, it was never true that women didn't have a sense of humor. They were just pissed off, and rightly so. So put Kristen Wiig in the next ad, and all will be forgiven. Ha!
From this week's issue of The New Yorker: Shouts & Murmurs February 16, 2015 Issue Diary of the Left Shark By Kelly Stout A remarkable feat of agility was performed on Sunday night, and it had nothing to do with football. It was the sharks. . . . The dancing sharks at Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show . . . danced in unison. But soon, one of the sharks, specifically Left Shark, said enough of that, and began to do his own thing frenetically on national television. —Washington Post. First rehearsal went great. Katy says to just call her “Katy”—very down-to-earth move. Happy to see Eric! Grateful he got me this gig, as not a lot of work out there for us sharks. Second rehearsal O.K. Eric picking up dance moves faster than me, which is no biggie, since I’m still getting over quad injury. Still, resolving to work harder. Went for a beer afterward with dancing Blue Surfboard, named Jeremy. He’s worked with Miley Cyrus! Eric texted wanting to know if I could use some “extra practice.” Didn’t think I needed “extra practice,” but Eric = good buddy, so I value his input. Couldn’t meet him, though, had book club. Eric acting high and mighty in rehearsal—keeps referring to himself as “old veteran.” Feel he should turn it down a notch. Super Bowl halftime show is not a combat situation, and metaphor makes no sense. Rehearsal rough tonight. Eric called my grasp of choreography “amateurish.” Said he did big favor by recommending me, and now worried Katy won’t hire him again. Said work must be “on a professional level” with “zero tolerance for mistakes.” I told him I was sorry to have disappointed, that my work will be “professional level” from here on out. Went to bathroom and cried into fins, but no one saw except Jeremy, who was very understanding. J says Katy makes a lot of people crazy—just ask Russell Brand! Found joke to be a little sexist—and, besides, Katy not really the problem—but appreciated support. Katy took me aside after rehearsal. Uh-oh. But no! Said she likes seeing my extra effort! On verge of major breakthrough vis-à-vis choreography! Happy to have long weekend off from rehearsal to regroup. Guy at brunch overheard me talking about current gig and asked if I am a real shark! Of course I’m a real shark! Tried not to be offended, but people can be so ignorant. Back at rehearsal. Things steadily better, but sometimes feel Eric = competitive with me, since so few of us sharks in the industry. But shouldn’t that bring us closer? (Rising tide lifts all sharks!) Big day almost here. Grandma and Mom both called to say everyone back home’s rooting for me. Pressure, but in a good way. Eric recommended some changes to choreography today. Katy considers Eric “genius,” so took recommendations. Feel my success with old choreography hard won, so am disappointed. This time, Eric didn’t offer any “extra help.” More dance changes today! Can’t keep up, and Eric can tell. Hate to sound paranoid, but worry that Eric’s trying to sabotage me! Going to have a glass of Shiraz to relax before practicing new moves. Regret drinking entire bottle of wine last night. Skipped rehearsal, which I realize is not “professional level” behavior, but Eric and his “zero-tolerance policy” can suck it. Embarrassed by last diary entry. Eric is not sabotaging me. Am letting my insecurities get in way of friendship. NOPE. ERIC’S DEFINITELY TRYING TO SABOTAGE ME. Super Bowl is tomorrow and he changed dance moves AGAIN. Trying to make a fool of me. Unsure which makes me sadder, potential end of dance career or potential end of friendship. Super Bowl over. Grandma and Mom called to remind me that my personal best was all they ever asked for. Am laughingstock of Internet. Gained hundreds of Twitter followers, but suspect most are “joke” follows. Katy sweet about it. Jeremy invited me to have a beer with him and other Surfboard. Frankly, feel that other Surfboard’s kind of a blowhard, so declined. Got voice mail from Mom this morning asking if I’m considering going back for teaching degree. Said I’m “good with kids” and not end of world that dancing didn’t work out. Ouch. Jeremy brought over falafel last night and made me forget Super Bowl debacle with impression of Taylor Swift. Didn’t know Jeremy = T.S. fan! Promised I wouldn’t tell Katy. Not that I’ll be working with Katy again anytime soon. Text from Eric wanting to know how I’m “holding up.” Chose not to say anything, as had nothing nice to say. Jeremy joining book club! Silver lining of Super Bowl ordeal. Downloaded application to Columbia Teachers College. Think I could maybe make a difference in lives of youth, plus get mind off Super Bowl. Jeremy, Mom, and Grandma all supportive. Mom asked if Jeremy just a friend or what. Her ideas re male friendship pretty “stone age,” but appreciate her interest. Feeling O.K. about future. Dance world maybe too toxic for shark like me. Perhaps whole episode not humiliation but wake-up call! Considering move to Austin. ♦
I think he is winning. They actually stopped asking questions. I love this guy.
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