Visit the Google homepage today and you might recognize a familiar face: Gumby is in the Google Doodle spotlight. The doodle, which commemorates the 90th birthday of late Gumby creator Art Clokey (he passed in January 2010), is also animated — clicking on the colored balls of clay reveals the whole Gumby gang, including Pokey the horse and the Blockheads.
The feature automatically sorts all of a user’s Facebook activity over time (so you’ll be able to easily access those embarrassing wall exchanges with your old exes) and offers the ability to upload images or video from years past (your oversharing childhood pal is salivating over this). Get a closer look below:
14-year-old Virginia high school student Brian Thompson thought it would be hysterical to run down the sideline during a football game dressed as a banana. We agree, kind of funny, but unfortunately the school and local police didn’t find the stunt as amusing and had the kid arrested.
The stars of the small screen turned out for the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday evening, dressed to the nines for television’s big night. Taking a cue from the carpet’s hue, starlets like Lea Michele (‘Glee’), Nina Dobrev (‘The Vampire Diaries’) and Kate Winslet (‘Mildred Pierce’) showed up in red gowns and trains were in too, with actresses including Kristen Wiig (‘Saturday Night Live’), Christina Hendricks (‘Mad Men’) and Cobie Smulders (‘How I Met Your Mother’) sporting floor-sweeping hemlines.
To commemorate what would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday this weekend, Google published a Mercury-ized doodle on their homepage, along with an accompanying animated video. The clip imagines the late star (who passed away in 1991 due to AIDS complications), cavorting through a heavenscape packed with 8-bit objects and some of his most iconic outfits.
A turbine-powered Batmobile replica manufactured by Pusch Racing Designs can be yours for $620,000. Owner Casey Pusch posted the car on eBay, but thus far, we suspect the listing has attracted more bloggers and comic fans than serious buyers.
His elaborate pranks on coworker Simon Dempsey include replacing his business cards with ones that list his position as “Horse Whisperer” and tediously painting his black iPhone white with Liquid Paper. Thorne recently posted scans of Dempsey’s complaint forms on his blog, and they detail his pranks in all their hilarious glory.
A decision has been made in the case of twin brothers Nick and Nate Smith, who switched places to take a $50,000 shot at a charity hockey match last month. Whether they’d receive the prize money was in question when the family confessed that the twin who was called to participate was not the one who wound up taking the shot. Ultimately, officials decided not to award the family the money because of “legal implications.”
Comedian Mark Malkoff already made a scene Stateside when he pulled a series of pranks in an Apple store, and now he’s moved on to Holland, where he recently allowed pigeons in Amsterdam’s Dam Square to feed from his prone body.
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