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Singapore gov’t fails at yet another commercial

Oh Singapore, you’ve definitely given us a lot of material to work with over the years. In this latest case of good-intentions-gone-wrong, the government produced this commercial in order to get people to kick their gambling habits. Now that the island city-state has a casino (it opened its first one in 2010), it’s upping its local efforts to convince its citizens about the ills of gambling.

Maybe they should’ve waited until after the game was over, because the sad boy in the commercial who talked about his father gambling all his savings away on Germany, should now be a very happy boy after Germany’s win on Tuesday. One YouTuber commented, “His dad is probably like, “WHAT I TELL YA BITCH!?”

Taiwanese guy performs the most useless life hack ever

Reaching another level of ridiculous, a video showing a Taiwanese guy putting on tight pants without using his hands has gone viral with over nine million views. And it was uploaded a little over a week ago. Sites have touted it as a life hack, but it seems more entertaining than useful. He does have a way with shimmying and gyrating his way into the skintight pants.

This awesome dress will guarantee your personal space on the subway

Personal Space Dress

I’ve never been very touchy feely, so a packed train isn’t exactly my idea of fun. I need my personal space, and that’s why I think this clever dress, designed by Kathleen McDermott, is pure genius! When someone gets into your space, the skirt of the dress will start expanding, forcing the space-offender to move away. Yay!

This dress is part of an artistic series of DIY wearable electronics called Urban Armor which aims to help women take control of their personal and public space. Watch the video below to see the dress in action.

Urban Armor# 2: The Personal Space Dress from Kathleen McDermott on Vimeo.

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Kim Jong Un gets cast in burger commercial

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Remember my cousin, the Kim Jong Un doppelgänger that we wrote about last month?  Well, a major Israeli fast food chain, Burger Ranch, stumbled upon his hilarious pictures and the next thing you know, my cousin Howard is starring in a burger commercial.  The company didn’t seem to mind that my cousin doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, even though he has to yell defiantly into the camera in that language.

Burger Ranch is apparently a pretty huge chain in Israel, competing mainly with McDonald’s Israel.  In 2010, Burger Ranch took over all local branches of its other competitor, Burger King.

Watch the full-length commercial here (no subtitles though), and like his Facebook page here.

Kim Jong Un’s doppelganger goes grocery shopping

You have to meet my cousin, Howard, who looks like a certain dictator who’s been on the news a lot lately.  He’s definitely got a critical eye when it comes to inspecting the grocery store goods.  Hilarious!

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Japanese schoolgirls start “Hadouken” photos trend

Remember a couple years ago when we came across the Japanese “floating girl” pictures?  This might be even more awesome.  In Japan, it’s a photo trend among schoolgirls to re-enact Street Fighter’s “hadouken” superpower move.  One person unleashes the imaginary explosion, which totally blasts the other people away.  It’s a hilarious meme, and I’m even starting to see people here in the US doing these poses in their pictures!

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Conan does a hilarious voiceover for Chinese drama

I’m sure you’ve seen bad English dubbing for foreign films. You know what I’m talking about, the kind where the guy’s mouth keeps moving long after he stops talking.

Conan O’Brien was recently asked to do a voiceover for a popular Chinese drama and he truly lived up to every stereotype for terrible dubbing. Take a look and see for yourself:

(Thanks, Lu!)

“One pound fish” the next hot club song?

Meet Muhammad Shahid Nazir, aka “the one pound fish man” from Lahore, Pakistan.  I honestly can’t tell if I love or loathe his Bollywood-inspired crooning, which has skyrocketed him from selling fish at the Queens Market in London to becoming an internet sensation.  He’s even made an appearance on The X Factor, has a top-40 hit on iTunes, and landed a record deal with Warner Music (check out his hilarious R&B remix below).

“One Pound Fish” just might become the next crazy song you hear while dancing at the club.  Watch this video and you’ll be fighting with yourself not to start singing it: “Come on ladies, come on ladies; one pound fish. Have-a, have-a look, one pound fish. Very, very good, very, very cheap, one pound fish…”

 

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Snuggle with strangers for a fee at a Tokyo cuddle club

Just when you thought you’ve heard everything, Japan surprises us yet again with another quirky specialty shop called Soineya that sells cuddles for a fee.

Customers pay for the chance to literally sleep with one of the female workers, with the option of choosing different sleep durations. And it’s apparently not a cover-up for a prostitution place because all the paid bed partner will do is cuddle with her client. However, you can also add on premium services such as giving the woman a foot massage, having her look at you, change her clothing, and getting a pet on your head. Add all the services up, and it’s just like getting a girlfriend for the night! Albeit a costly one.

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How to watch a movie in India

In America, there’s usually an announcement played before a movie reminding people to turn off their phones and refrain from being loud during a movie. But based on this clip of a crowd of movie-goers, it seems to be the opposite in India.

The audience is hysterically jumping, screaming, and throwing confetti as they watch the action film. It’s almost as if the scene was actually happening in front of them. One person hilariously commented, “Hopefully everyone turned off their cellphones before the movie. Would be so disruptive.”

It’s also interesting to see how the movie culture in India is. As another viewer said, ”This reminds me of when I went to see Paranormal activity in theaters. A group of guys in front of me were basically doing this when it was night, cheering every time the time was fast forwarding and screaming and jumping around and hugging each other when it slowed down.”

Now I really want to watch a movie in India!

(Thanks, David!)