By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer
Recently, a local talk show host discovered the consequences of teasing a monkey.
On her show “Great Day Houston,” Deborah Duncan devoted a segment to a Capuchin monkey, which had a role in the film “Dr. Doolittle,” and its trainer. All goes well until the trainer decides to let the host try to feed the animal. She playfully withholds the food from it, and as a result, she is greeted with a firm monkey slap.
The way Duncan handles the situation must be singled out for praise. She does not lose her composure or become flustered with embarrassment. Rather, she laughs it off and says she’s sorry for teasing the monkey.
In reality, the Internet is rife with images and videos of monkeys physically abusing humans as well as other animals. There are monkeys slapping adults. There are monkeys slapping children. There are monkeys slapping cats and dogs. The movie “Night at the Museum” even featured the Capuchin monkey as it wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting Ben Stiller.
No, Deborah Duncan is not the first individual to suffer abuse at the hands of a primate, and she will most certainly not be the last. This is a pervasive problem in our current society, and I intend to be the first to stand up and fight against it.
Monkey slapping cannot be tolerated, and if we all stick together, we can combat the furry-handed violence that threatens to undermine the sanctity of the nation. However, I can’t argue with the comedy that ensues when monkeys go on slapping rampages.
Check out the video below:
By Katrina Uy, Staff Writer
By now, the birds are chirping, the warm weather’s finally kicking in, and we can more or less relax knowing that there probably won’t be any more snow until next fall. You’d think that all of the craze behind Walt Disney Picture’s latest movie “Frozen” would be over by now… or is it?
Maybe not. Just last week, a video surfaced on YouTube featuring one girl singing Disney’s hit song “Let It Go,” with her dad “video-bombing” his daughter and lip syncing to her voice while acting out Queen Elsa’s movements behind her.
Maybe it’s staged, maybe it isn’t – it looks like the person behind the camera definitely knew what her dad was planning to do but I don’t think the little girl did. In any case, this video makes for a solid minute of entertainment, because dang, this girl can sing! Not to mention her awesome dad putting the icing on the cake by dramatically taking his sunglasses off as she croons, “The cold never bothered me anyway!”
The success of the newest movie and especially its catchy soundtrack has inspired countless covers, including an Africanized tribal cover of “Let It Go,” as well as a hilarious medley of the movie’s songs performed and acted out by the a capella group Pentatonix.
Does this videobombing Dad do Elsa justice from the original Frozen scene? Are you 100% over hearing anything Frozen-related, or are you eagerly awaiting more news on it being turned into a new Broadway musical? Check out the video and comment below!
By Katrina Uy, Staff Writer
Kids will be kids, and cats will be cats.
Let’s face it – no matter how patient you are, sometimes young children annoy the best of us, especially when they hit their “terrible twos.”
Now let’s talk about cats. Anyone who has spent even a few hours alone with a cat will know that when someone or something is annoying them, they will snap and either walk away in irritation, or swipe with vexed paws.
A video compilation done by The Huffington Post, featuring clips of cats attacking toddlers, entitled “Cats Fight Kids, People Just Stand Around And Film It,” exposes just that.
It’s funny, albeit in a twisted way: if you saw your son rough housing with your cat, and then saw your cat fighting back, furiously swatting at his head with its paws, wouldn’t you be a little concerned and stop the camera?
Apparently not, seeing as these parents even went so far as to put them on the Internet.
After the initial shock and disbelief wears off, one can’t help but let a giggle or two sneak out while watching the video. Highlights include one cat pants-ing a boy, and another young boy falling back and lying on the floor in utter defeat after a cat leaps on him out of nowhere.
Maybe these cats were just playing, or maybe they had had enough and wanted to smack some sense into these kids.
No cats or toddlers were harmed in the making of these videos (we think).
By Katrina Uy, Staff Writer
Back by popular demand, each week we are bringing you funny online videos with even funnier commentary.
By now, we’re all familiar with popular reality television shows such as American Idol, The Voice, The X Factor, and So You Think You Can Dance. The list goes on, as does their endless void of talented contestants. America (and the rest of the world) just can’t get enough of what they bring to the stage, and for good reasons.
So what do you get when you combine an adorable kid with a great sense of humor and some killer dance moves? Eight-year-old Akshat Singh.
This week, Singh, the young contestant on “India’s Got Talent,” took the world by storm with a dance routine filled with animated and expressive facials, Michael Jackson-esque crotch grabs, pelvic thrusts, splits and impressive breakdancing moves that wowed the audience and judges alike.
The video of his performance quickly went viral (though the original was taken off of YouTube for copyright issues).
While Singh’s moves may not be worthy of “So You Think You Can Dance,” there seems to be a recurring pattern that the “cuteness factor” of children outweigh the skills of their dance moves. After all, not every kid can be as good as Ruby and Jonas from “America’s Got Talent”
If Singh doesn’t have you laughing out loud at least once or twice, he’s sure to leave you with a smile on your face at the very least.