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Yep. Dumber.

Weighing in at a whopping 30.8 pounds and measuring 3.93 feet long, Omar is much bigger than your average Australian cat.

Owner Stephanie Hirst said she expected Omar, a 3-year-old Maine coon cat, to weigh a maximum of 20 pounds. But when Omar hit that mark before turning one, she knew he was no ordinary feline.

“We sort of realized that he’s not nearly done growing yet,” Hirst told Australia’s Network Seven.

Hirst, who lives in Melbourne, said she has big plans for Omar. She has already submitted him to the Guinness Book of World Records to see if he will be named the world’s longest cat.

But Omar doesn’t seem to be fazed by his newfound fame. According to Hirst, he spends most of his time napping and staying out of the limelight.

Listen, I’ll say it even if nobody else will. That cat is too damn long. Freakishly long. Dude looks like a furry accordion, man. Scares me a little to be honest. L-o-o-o-o-o-n-g ass kitty. And it’s clear to me that Stephanie Hirst is just looking for publicity by whoring out Omar the Cat. Disgusting really. Anywho, long cat, man.

PS- So Omar “doesn’t seem fazed by his newfound fame”? Gee, I wonder why? Maybe because he’s a cat?

 
 

I know I post a lot of this stuff but Sweet Mother of God there are some horrific creatures lurking under the surface of the ocean. And listen, don’t give me crap like, “Oh, that’s just a rotting whale” or something. I know a sea monster when I see one, damn it.

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Deep sea diver.

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Helping a buddy.

I tell you what, man, I need to get to the Netherlands and I need to get there yesterday. Holland has this shindig every year, and the floats are made of flowers. Unreal. And what about that Viking Festival I told you about in Scotland? Awesome. Here in America we have parades with giant Charlie Brown balloons. That’s lame, man. Anyway, check it out:

For some reason I’m betting on the Mantis here.

Yikes.

That can’t be safe.

I have no idea what’s going on here, but there’s no way this is a good idea. No way. After all, that’s a, you know, bear. It could eat that kid in a nanosecond. Kids and bears? Bad combination, man.

So I posted that photo of Pharrell William’s wife and the weird-ass outfit she wore to the Met Gala this past weekend, and it turns out that was just the beginning. Here’s my girl Katy Perry, who showed up in something people might wear on Uranus. What the hell is on her head, gadgets to help her contact aliens or something? Honestly, these designers are just messing with us now, right? Just throwing crap together to see if these celebs will wear it. Crazy Town, man.

Hollywood character actor Dick Elliott. Old people will recognize him.

So yeah, this is the ghost lamp everyone is going all kooky over. It’s in the already spooky town of Salem, Massachusetts. I’ve been to Salem, and although I saw no ghost lamps I’m pretty sure I was haunted by Hollywood character actor Dick Elliott, who grew up there. Anywho, if we didn’t have internet sensations like the Dancing Baby or Keyboard Cat, where would we be really?

PS: Don’t let your grandparents tell you this didn’t happen back in the day. Ask them about Hula Hoops and Coonskin Caps. Oh, and Panty Raids. Those were supposed to be fun.

Ghost Lamp!

Ghost Lamp Close-Up!

Cool.

From Invisible Paris: The world’s oldest surviving basketball court can be found in the basement of a building in Paris. But how did Paris come to be the earliest home of a sport invented in America? To find the answer, you need to push open the doors of a YMCA hostel on the Rue Trévise. The recent Heritage Days event gave us the opportunity to discover a little-known location – and a Paris claim to fame  that few people are aware of. Yes, the oldest surviving basketball court in the world really is in Paris, France.

WHAT? C’est absurde! What in the name of Naismith are they spewing at us? I call bullshit! Personal foul! You can’t tell me there’s not an older court in Indiana or Kansas or New York City or somewhere that’s not older. Hey, we invented the game, man, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a bunch of Frenchies lay claim to this. Damn it, Trump, get this straightened out so you can claim your first presidential victory. ‘Murica!

Poles, schmoles.

PS- Best thing France has ever given America?  Pepe Le Pew. Pepe Le Pew is awesome. Thank you and goodnight.

Well, it’s about damn time The Donald is getting some good advice. Hey, his Healthcare bill failed, and even though he controls the House and Senate that fail was the pesky Democrat’s fault. Anywho, that’s all in the past because help has arrived. In a move I rank right up there with Jimmy Carter having Charlie Daniels into the White House, The Donald has brought the high-powered political triumvirate of Kid Rock, Sarah Palin and the Motor City Madman himself, Mr. Ted Nugent into his circle of power. Rest well, America. Our country is in good hands.

PS- Seriously, of the four people in that photo below I’d take Kid Rock as president in a heartbeat. At least Uncle Kracker would have his ear.

Whoa!

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Beautiful.

The Dukha people of Mongolia have been living the same tribal lifestyle in the same region for centuries. Perhaps the most beautiful aspect of these ancient people of the present is their connection with animals, especially reindeer. That’s cool, man.

Because it is wild, man. Migingo Island is a tiny island in the middle of Lake Victoria, which is one of the Great Lakes of Africa in Kenya. By tiny I mean tiny, because it’s size is just under half an acre. The official 2009 Census said the population is 131, but most people say it’s closer to 500. Listen, I’m no expert but 500 people seems like a lot for under half an acre. The little island is also home to four bars, a pharmacy, a beauty salon, and a number of brothels. Wait. There are a number of brothels on an island half the size of a football field? Da hell? There are also a couple of hotels but I’m guessing they ain’t the Ritz-Carlton.

Anyhoo, the island is “teeming” with Nile Perch, and to sell the fish is profitable. People on the island make up to 5-times more than the average Kenyan, hence the boatloads of people.*

*See what I did there?

The island only has one bathroom and you have to pay for it, so most folks just take care of business in the lake. That’s disgusting, man. On a related note, they also wash their dishes there. Good God.

One final thought – I don’t want to sound like a jackass here, but, uh, there’s a huge green, almost empty island right next to you guys. What’s the deal?

Note – Seriously, I have to find out what the deal is. Maybe it’s private property? No fears, my crack staff here at Shoe: Untied is on it.

Anyhoo, check out these photos. Incredible, man. There’s also a video down there too, because I am awesome.

 

Love this one. Wait. That’s a calf, right? Not a goat?

Majestic.

Mesmerizing.

This photo was taken in Santa Maddalena, Dolomiten, Italy. Just a beautiful photo. Click to enter the amazingness. Oh, and that’s a church.

Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers. The program ran from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. Most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles. Bottom line. these are cool houses, man.

Stunningly beautiful.