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YouTuber shares a touching reunion with his cat who survived wildfire

YouTuber Hamish Patterson revealed in a heart wrenching new video on Sunday that his cat, Mike the mini puma, managed to survive the deadly California wildfire that ravaged Malibu. In the video, Patterson shows his home completely destroyed by the wildfires, mourning the devastation. View this post on Instagram

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This year’s John Lewis holiday advert is a tearjerking tribute to Elton John

Well, it’s that time of year again! Time for the John Lewis Christmas advert and, true to form, it’s a real tearjerker. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John.  As the familiar dulcet sounds of “you can tell everybody, this is your song” play, you watch the reverse trajectory of Elton John’s musical career, beginning in present day.  As the end of the ad draws nearer, you’ll see a piano-loving schoolboy performing in his assembly hall and peeking over his shoulder to sneak a glance of his mum.  Then…

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Garfield the cat just pissed off a bunch of people on Election Day

The midterm elections have outdone themselves in terms of absurdity thanks to Garfield, the cartoon cat whose comic strip hasn’t been funny since President Ronald Reagan left the White House. Yes, Garfield, the cat who loves lasagna and hates Mondays, is apparently apathetic about whether or not you vote, according to a post on the comic strip character’s Instagram account. Now people are arguing that Garfield’s gone full Melania online. View this post on Instagram What the fuck is this, Garfield pic.twitter.com/zDvQzlkXPd — Matt D. Wilson (@TheMattDWilson) November 6, 2018…

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Simone Giertz celebrated her birthday by trying to eat cake off a conveyer belt

Simone Giertz turned 28, and celebrated being “the length of an average menstrual cycle” by trying to eat cake off a conveyer belt she built.  “I’m taking the day off, and this is how I’m treating myself,” she deadpans.  Running the conveyer belt back and forth, Simone tried taking bites of the cake, but ended up getting repeatedly smacked in the face by frosting. It’s glorious.  At one point, she tries to blow out her birthday candles with a vacuum. In classic Shitty Robot Queen fashion, it doesn’t go so…

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This Thanos pumpkin inspires glorious Photoshop battle

Halloween will soon be upon us, which means that it’s almost the time of year where we collectively turn the humble pumpkin into an elaborately carved and decorated work of art. SEE ALSO: This artist’s incredible, hyperreal pencil drawings look like photographs One such embellished pumpkin in particular is getting a lot of attention on Reddit.  A photo of a big pumpkin with the face of Marvel villain Thanos painted on it was posted to the subreddit r/photoshopbattles.  PsBattle: Thanos the Mad Pumpkin from photoshopbattles The photo, which also features…

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An accidental cat picture got the U.S. Embassy in Australia to apologise

We’d never get you to say sorry for sending an adorable cat picture. But the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia has apologised on behalf of the Department of State who did just that, accidentally sending a test email featuring a photo of a cat dressed in a Cookie Monster costume. SEE ALSO: Snake crawls up on man’s windshield mid-drive because nightmares are real According to the Australian Associated Press, the photo was was titled “cat pajama-jam” and was sent within an email titled “meeting,” as part of a fake meeting…

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The Empire State Building put on a wild light show on Saturday night

Image: Mike Murphy (@MCWM)/Twitter The people of New York City got quite the surprise on Saturday night as the Empire State Building put on a wild light show. The top of the building began lighting up in various colors at around 11:00 p.m. ET, and it continued for about two hours. In addition to the effect, two helicopters were seen the circling the top.  SEE ALSO: Philips Hue takes the plunge into the bathroom with the Adore line Perplexed citizens took to Twitter. Theories ranged from aliens coming in for…

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Twitter user named Brett Kavanagh kicks off an impromptu support group

It's not easy being Brett Kavanagh…Image: Andrew Harnik – Pool/Getty images Existing on Twitter when you’re not named after a controversial political figure is hard enough, but users named Brett Kavanagh, Susan Collins, and more have learned it’s a whole other level of hellscape when your name’s in the news. As the world awaits the possible confirmation of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a Kentucky man named Brett Kavanagh tweeted that it has not been easy to have his name throughout this whole process. Believe me –…

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Sonita Alizadeh performs a powerful rap at Social Good Summit

Image: ERIN SCHAFF/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Brett Kavanaugh’s seemingly tenuous relationship with the truth is still haunting those who watched him testify on Thursday. At times, the prospective Supreme Court justice abandoned composure to shed tears and scream, but at his most jarring he straight-up refused to answer questions directly, was unwilling to request an FBI investigation, and, as further research revealed, apparently lied under oath. In the days since the hearing, people have replayed his testimony in their minds and on their screens. They’ve turned Kavanaugh’s words around over and over again…

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Gorgeous 30-day timelapse captures what it’s like to be out at sea

The ocean is equally as beautiful as it is terrifying. This couldn’t have been captured anymore perfectly than in this timelapse video by YouTuber JeffHK.  In the video, JeffHK documents his 30 day journey from the Red Sea to Hong Kong on a shipping barge. During his adventure, he travels through eight different bodies of water, and stops at ports in Sri Lanka and Singapore. The traveling sessions in between stops are the best parts of the video. It’s in these sections where you get to see how gorgeous the…

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Watch Maisie Williams compete to bake the best direwolf bread in all of Westeros

Who knew the world of Westeros actually has some pretty bomb recipes? Thanks to this new video from Binging with Babish, we get a look at the pinnacle of culinary greatness that is direwolf bread from the Game of Thronesuniverse. This baked good was first introduced in the show’s fourth season when the young baker Hot Pie gives Brienne of Tarth a loaf of bread in the shape of a direwolf meant for Arya Stark. The YouTube chef extraordinaire behind Binging with Babish takes on this recipe, with a little…

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Over half of all Americans who take selfies dislike them, says survey

Image: Getty Images Americans have a love-hate relationship with selfies. A new survey from the research company YouGov shows that over 63 percent of Americans say they take selfies. But that doesn’t mean America is all aboard the selfie train.  While most Americans may take selfies, the majority of selfie-takers also associate at least one negative trait like “annoying” or “narcissistic” with the ubiquitous photos, according to the survey.  SEE ALSO: Ugh, of course ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ is a thing in plastic surgery now Sheesh, what’s with all the self-loathing, America?…

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Swiping sucks, so here are 11 dating sites for guys to find love

Whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or otherwise, dating as a guy can be rough. Sometimes you want to make the first move, but you don’t want to appear over eager. After all, if it’s a lady you’re pursuing, chances are she’s received more than a few unsolicited messages already. But if you play it too cool, you risk getting beelined into the friend zone or getting ignored all together. The proposition can be frustrating and intimidating, especially if you don’t know what’s out there or where to start. How does…

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We made that scene from ‘The Shining’ a lot less scary with bad foley

White Ring is here to cast a witch house music into a renaissance.Image: Courtesy of White Ring The internet can be a deeply unsettling place, especially when you stumble upon videos that you probably should’ve left alone. But, if you were like me in 2011, you sought out the weirdest of websites and the creepiest of pastas, then shared your intel with all your post-emo friends. By 2016, I was surfing the internet for some quality spooky material during my college years when I stumbled across something called witch house.…

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This Twitter thread about a very good birb reads like a sweet short story

Who doesn’t love a good man-befriends-animal story? This one about Henry the Blue Jay will tug at your heartstrings.  SEE ALSO: Super cute birb peeps with excitement when he meets his stuffed-animal twin Posted to Twitter by planetary astronomer Alex Parker, the story of the bird’s transformation from scruffy little bird to grasshopper-catching virtuoso, is an interspecies friendship story for the ages.  One evening, I was out front using the table saw to cut lumber to size for a new fireplace mantel. A smol and scruffy-looking fledgling blue jay flew…

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