Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA
For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports? In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.
This Just in – Cats Love Brooms [VIDEOS]
When it comes to playing with cleaning tools, not every cat needs a Roomba to have a good time. Plenty are happy with just a plain old broom. In fact, they may even prefer it. Sure the ride may be a little bumpier on a manual, but most cats won’t bristle at that.
Woman Walks From California to New York City [VIDEO]
When it comes to walking across the country from California to New York, “for the heck of it” is as good a reason as any. In fact, in an age where publicity and profit seem to be much more common motives for this type of quest, 24-year-old Catherine Li’s largely under-the-radar 3,000-mile trek stands out as a true exception.
Starbucks Barista Fired for ‘Starbucks Rant Song’
Two months after posting his ‘Starbucks Rant Song’ 25-year-old Starbucks barista Christopher Cristwell was fired by the jolly green coffee giant. Shirtless under his standard-issue Starbucks apron, Cristwell jokingly railed against the stereotypical entitlement and conduct of customers in the song.
TSA Searches Woman’s Afro at Atlanta Airport [VIDEO]
Headed down an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Dallas-based hairdresser Isis Brantley (who counts neo-soul singer Erykah Badu as a client) was stopped by TSA agents who insisted on checking her ample Afro hairstyle for explosives.
Hurricane Irene as Seen From Outer Space [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene is on her way and preliminary reports suggests she’ll be a big one. To get an idea of just how big though, check out this aerial video of Irene filmed from the International Space Station as it passed over the Eastern seaboard.
Boy Runs in Front of Train, Makes It Out Alive in Harrowing Split-Second [VIDEO]
Filmed in Mawson Lakes, South Australia on CCTV, this harrowing footage shows a teenage boy brazenly crossing a track in front of an oncoming train and avoiding death by the narrowest of margins.
Firefighter Races – Hot New Sport? [VIDEOS]
Firefighting isn’t just a job — it’s also a sport. Firematic Racing involves firefighters competing against the clock to complete tasks like assembling and climbing a ladder or fitting and shooting a hose. Though the sport is most popular in New York, its reach extends across the pond to Europe, too.
Burger King Kills Its King
Burger democratists, rejoice: As of this weekend, the creepy Burger King mascot, “the King,” is officially dead. Concurrent with the release of the guacamole topped California Whopper, Burger King’s new advertising agency of record McGarryBowen has dethroned the edgy monarch in favor of an approach based on health and freshness.
Walk This Way! Supercut Shows Famous Walking Shots From Movies [VIDEO]
In movies, characters walk with purpose. What that purpose is doesn’t really matter so long as the steps look deliberate and the camera smoothly glides behind. YouTuber editcadet1 assembled a supercut, called ‘Keep on Walking,’ of memorable walking scenes that reveals just how formulaic these shots really are.
Back to School – How to Plan the Perfect Carpool Ride
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? With a good carpool in place, you can save time and money. It just takes a little bit of planning and a willingness to flow with whatever the morning gives you. Here are five tips to help your carpool get off without a hitch.
Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop
School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care. Here are five tips to make your child’s bus ride the best it can be.