If you had asked me a few seconds ago, “Amelia, would you be interested in hearing yet another ‘Let It Go’ parody?” I would have given you a death glare and reconsidered our friendship. Luckily, I did watch yet another “Let It Go” parody and it was this one, the earworm-y song brilliantly reimagined by young Emily Mandelbaum as an ode to pooping. This is pure comic genius right here. If I didn’t know better, given her love for lengthy poop jokes, I would think Emily was my child. Emily, I expect more poop parodies from you. How about taking on Pharrell’s “Happy” next? [Death & Taxes]
I realize I’m probably in the minority here, and may even reconsider my position when I’m a parent myself, but I find toddlers cursing to be one of life’s most hilarious things. I loveeeeee a kid who knows how to drop an F-bomb. I also squee extra loud for kids who have thick accents, which is why this video of a two-year-old British girl taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is probably my favorite thing on the internet today. [Death and Taxes]
Remember the Gregory Brothers, those dudes who auto-tuned the shit out of the internet’s most unexpectedly famous characters, like Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown? Of course you do, because that shit was inescapable for months! Anyway, the Gregory Brothers have found a reason to resurrect the auto-tune craze in that little redheaded wonder known best as “Apparently Kid.” I must admit, while funny, the auto-tune takes away that certain je ne sais quoi that makes Apparently Kid’s voice so endearing. He’s less nasal and serious sounding now. Luckily, his eye contact with the camera remains intense and his understanding of what the word “apparently” means is still unclear.
Last week, Elite Daily’s Dan Scotti made a super-duper list of cute, low-key things girls can do that men can’t get enough of. Elite Daily touts itself as “the voice of Generation Y,” and obviously speaks for people like me (it notably doesn’t include refraining from ending sentences with prepositions). Since I’m awesome at making completely serious lists like this from a woman’s perspective, Amelia sent it my way and suggested I should take a shot at it. When I read it, I was like, “Hell yeah! I’ve got three super-cute nephews!” So, here goes: Keep reading »
Mom Cali Tobias has been diagnosed with breast cancer four times, and is now facing ovarian cancer. She told ABC News, “I need to make sure I have as many fun memories with my kids as I can while I’m still here.” To do that, she arranged for her son King, a Beatles superfan, to meet Ringo Starr. King, 5, is a musician himself and can play some of the Beatles’ hits on his guitar. When Cali got tickets to Ringo’s concert in San Jose, California, this month, she and King were invited backstage. Ringo greeted King with a big hug, and he even got to play the legend’s drums! So sweet. [Huffington Post]
Brayden Grozdanic, a seven-year-old little boy from Vancouver, Canada, has cerebral palsy. He struggles to walk with the help of braces and faces painful physiotherapy every day. In Canada, Brayden can undergo surgery that would allow him to walk without the braces, but a much less invasive procedure is offered in New Jersey for the hefty price of $20,000.
His buddy Quinn, who is also seven, hated watching his friend suffer and wished he could help. He told CTV Vancouver News:
“After I watched one of (Brayden’s) physiotherapy things, and I saw how hard it was for him, I asked my mommy and daddy if I could build a lemonade stand to raise money.”
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