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Why would a Pufferfish work so hard to make such beautiful designs, you ask? To attract a mate of course.

Where’s an 18-wheeler when you need one?

Rays sometimes swim in schools which can number in the thousands, feeding on crustaceans and small schools of fish. These Rays can form, without warning, huge schools, creating a spectacular natural phenomenon. In the video below a group of about 10,000 Rays were filmed off the coast of Baja, California. And et this –  nobody knows why they gathered there or where they went afterwards. That’s nuts, man. Nature, doin’ it big per usual.

Pretty wild video that takes a dark turn at the end.

Check out that Humphead Parrotfish, man. Dude has chompers like a damn horse. Humpheads can weigh up to 100-pounds and cruise the reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Fun Fact: Humphead Parrotfish can live up to 40 freakin’ years of age. That’s cray-cray. Anywho, Humphead Parrotfish.

PS- Check out the video of this guy munching on some coral. Wild stuff.

Not kidding man. Have you seen these things? Little water balls you pop right into your mouth where they explode in a burst of refreshing tastiness. They’re thin, see-through little water blobs that are made using an all natural seaweed extract. They’re fully biodegradable, will naturally decompose within 4-6 weeks if left unused, and are cheaper and more environmentally friendly to produce than plastic. Behold, the Edible Water Pod. They’re cool.

Note: I can see it coming. Edible Beer Pods. Good God.

So Yodel Boy is tearing up the internet right now and is the latest viral video sensation. People are going nuts over this yodeler, little girls are sending him their digits, it’s insane. Yet a large majority of the internet is just attacking this kid like you read about, saying he’s a little nerd yodeling cowboy, that he should’ve been thrown out of Walmart, even taken away in handcuffs for excessive public yodeling. Me? I say let Yodel Boy yodel. Who among us hasn’t strolled through a Walmart and hasn’t felt a sudden urge to yodel? I know I have, yet I didn’t have the guts to let it fly. Not Yodel Boy. Dude felt a yodel coming on and yodeled his little Yodel Boy heart out. Yodel on, Yodel Boy. Yodel on.

PS- That’s 14 yodels in one paragraph. I believe that’s a record.

PPS- I want Yodel Boy to yodel at my funeral.

PPPS- That’s 16.

Check it out, man. These Flying Foxes, which are actually big freakin’ bats, get really hot and they need to get wet in order to cool off and survive. All they have to do is get their chest a little wet and that’ll save them. The problem is, when they dive bomb the river there are crocodiles waiting to leap out and snatch them. That’s diabolical, man. Anywho, it’s all explained in the video. Enjoy . . .

I know, I know. More people die more from falling soda machines than from sharks every year, blah-blah-blah. But holy Mother of God that beast is the size of a 2009 Toyota Camry. Dude could have taken that boat down in seconds and consumed everything in it. Hey, I saw Jaws. Don’t tell me it couldn’t. That’s a 2,000-pound killing machine, man. And I love how the guys in the boat are laughing nervously. You do that when you’re 5-seconds from getting ripped to shreds by rows of razor-sharp teeth. I honestly can’t say how I’d have reacted, though. I’d have probably just wept.

PS- The ocean has to be the scariest freaking place on earth, man. 

Check out the Blackspot Tuskfish, man. What makes this guy so special, you ask? Oh, he’s just the first wild fish ever to be filmed using a tool, that’s all. That’s right, kids, the Blackspot Tuskfish was seen holding a clam in its mouth and whacking it against a rock. Soon the shell gave way, the fish gobbled up the tasty clam, spat out the shell fragments, and swam off like the little boss that it is. Check out the video below for this guy in all his awesome glory. Anywho, Blackspot Tuskfish.

Note: For more animal awesomeness, just type “Cool Animal” into the search box on the left there and enjoy. 

And so it begins. Ski lifts murdering people left and right. Bodies flying everywhere. Next it’ll be escalators eating people alive and those moving sidewalks suddenly going 150 miles per hour and sending people into walls. I’m telling you there’s no stopping the machines once they’ve turned on us. It’s gonna be carnage. Pity the humans, man. Pity the humans.

Note: Be sure and watch both videos. They’re gold, Jerry. Gold.

Boom. Stay out of my territory.

Holy cow.

Listen, I’m the last guy who should be poking fun at somebody’s head lettuce. But man, politics aside, WHAT THE HELL US HAPPENING WITH TRUMP’S HAIR? I mean, seriously? Is he bald save for a small patch that he just grows out to comb over everything else? I honestly can’t figure it out. It’s a mystery inside a paradox under a puzzle. Trump, man. He’s never boring.

I’m heading to see the two Johns again this Thursday for the umpteenth time but for the first time in awhile, so this is a timely blog. Well, at least for me. It may not be timely at all for you. Anywho, I have loved They Might Be Giants and their quirky tunes since 1985, and every show is a joy, a delight and an outright lovefest. Without further ado, my favorite songs of They Might Be Giants:

Everything Right is Wrong Again

As only the boys could do, they incorporated a 1950’s Lucille Ball movie into the lyrics. “The long, long trailer” is a reference to the 1954 movie The Long, Long Trailer. Taking a honeymoon road trip, a trailer creates plenty of hijinks and slapstick problems for Lucy and Ricki, including one scene where the motor trailer, Lucy inside, becomes unhinged from the car, their dishes falling from the shelves, and the car continues away, hence these lines:
Just like in the long, long trailer,
All the dishes got broken and the car kept driving
And nobody would stop to save her .”

Admit it, TMBG fans. You did not know that.

I Palindrome I

Ah, what an amazing tune. It’s about, well, palindromes, which are words or sentences that can be read the same forwards or backwards. LOVE this song and its great opening line . . .

“Someday mother will die and I’ll get the money . . .”

Note – My 5 favorite palindromes:

A man, a plan, a canal – Panama.

Sit on a potato pan, Otis.

Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?

Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.

Dammit, I’m mad.

Classics.

Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head

An amazing song about so many subjects, including OCD. However, I love the homage to the line from ‘Guitar Man’ by Elvis that they snuck into the song – “Well, I quit my job down at the car wash, left my mama a goodbye note.

Enjoy.

Don’t Let Start

Includes these immortal lyrics:

“No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful,

Everybody dies frustrated and sad and that is beautiful,

They want what they’re not and I wish they would stop, 

Saying Deputy Dawg dog a ding dang depadepa,

Deputy Dawg dog a ding dang depadepa

D, world destruction,

O-ver an overture

N, do I need

Apostrophe T, need this torture?”

Only TMBG, kids. Only TMBG.

Mammal 

Animal song about, well, the beauty of mammals. So TMBGish.

Standing in between extinction in the cold
And explosive radiating growth
So the warm blood flows
Through the large four-chambered heart
Maintaining the very high metabolism rate they have.

Mammal, mammal
Their names are called
They raise a paw
The bat, the cat
Dolphin and dog
Koala bear and hog . . .

Dinner Bell 

About Pavlov’s dog, among other things.

Birdhouse In Your Soul

The absolute classic, and the song that put the boys on the map. Enjoy, kids.

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 

This is actually a cover of a song written in the 1950s, and it’s basically a little history lesson. Catchy as hell.

Particle Man 

A science teacher’s favorite, and there are many interpretations to this song, way too many to mention here. Lend it an ear and tell me what you think.

Twisting

Such a rocker live. It’s about a couple that constantly breaks-up and makes- up. We all know the type.

They Might Be Giants

A quirky little song about who-the-hell-knows. You tell me. I think it’s about the band, how they got their name from the movie, and how Don Quixote thought that windmills were giants. Then again, perhaps I’m quite insane.

Meet James Ensor

Love this song about the obscure Belgium painter. Good stuff.

Kiss Me, Son of God

Although this song was written 30-years ago, it could have been written about Donald Trump. Eerie really. Listen . . .

Man, It’s So Loud in Here

A newer song about, according to John, “The dawning awareness of old age.” 

Bastard Wants to Hit Me

Great tune about a weird encounter with a crazy dude. So typically weird it hurts. TMBG through and through.

[BONUS SONGS]

Your Racist Friend

“This is where the party ends, I just sit here wondering how you can stand by your racist friend.”

Timely.

Dr. Worm

Just a simple song about a common subject –  a drum-playing worm who’s also a doctor. Enjoy.

 

The NFL probably doesn’t like this very much. Just a guess.

Nothing to see here, just a Giant Trevally fish eating a freaking bird like some sort of demon sea monster from the depths of hell. I mean, watch that video. Good God. It usually eats other fish but occasionally goes for other goodies like a seagull or other flying prey. Anywho, Giant Trevally.

Lady thought it was cute until, you know, it tried to murder her.

What you see here my friends, is the Lungfish. There’s nothing really extraordinary about the Lungfish other than it can stay alive in the dirt for 5-freaking years. Yes, I said it. The Lungfish knows the river is gonna go dry, so it digs down in the mud and buries itself in a cocoon of sorts. Then this little bro comes digging out when the rains return like a damn miracle fish. I beseech you, no, I order you, to watch the videos below. Then, just be amazed. Anywho, Lungfish.

The Oregonian: A fisherman who jumped ship into bone-chilling water to dodge a speeding motorboat has filed a $372,500 lawsuit, alleging the other driver was distracted by his cellphone just before the dramatic crash caught on video. Bryan Maess filed the suit earlier this month against Marlin Lee Larsen, 75, over the Aug. 12 crash near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Larsen told investigators he couldn’t see where he was driving since he was sitting down. Larsen, who uses a motorized scooter on land, admitted that he probably should’ve been standing at the time, according to a sheriff’s report obtained by the Oregonian.

Listen, I’m not a boat skipper or anything but I’d think “watching where you are going” would be right below “not letting the boat sink” in the list of boating rules. Seriously though, that was a close one, amirite? Dudes hopped off in the nick of time. One of the guys said everyone was OK, “just a little shaken up.” Gee, ya think? Bottom line, I’m pretty sure Marlin Lee Larsen is going to have to shell out some coin for this little mishap.

PS- I’m no lawyer, but does it really matter if he was on his cell phone or not? He ran over a boat, destroyed it, and nearly murdered 3-people. End of case.

Yep. Short.

Well, they basically stick their snouts up through the water, let the water freeze around it, and stay there until it melts. I kid you not. Check it:

Check out that Hercules Beetle Larvae, man. Dude is butt-ugly like you read about, unless you’re another Hercules Beetle Larvae and then probably think he’s quite lovely. This bad boy ends up being a species of Rhinoceros Beetle native to the rainforests of Central America and South America. Check out the cool time-lapse video below to see what he looks like all growed up and whatnot. Oh, and not to alarm anybody or anything but monster can freaking fly. Anywho, Hercules Beetle Larvae.

Name a better Christmas gift than a puppy. You can’t.