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Kung Fu Bear

I came across this clip today of this bear in a zoo doing some pretty amazing things with a stick.  He is known as the Kung Fu Bear and this footage is real as you can tell by the second, unedited video clip.

It is one of the funniest video’s I have ever seen.  I love it!

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Here’s the unedited version.

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New Tiger Woods TVC – Featuring his Mum!

Yesterday, Tiger Woods and Nike released a new TVC which you can see here

Today, this new commercial was released, this time featuring his mother.

Oh dear!

Movie Review – She’s Out of My League

Boy  meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back.  It’s a common formula but one that works in this movie. She’s Out of My League is a fun movie with plenty of laughs.

Kirk (Jay Baruchel), a 20 something airport security guard meets Molly (Alice Eve), a stunningly beautiful young lady, as she is going through the airport security checking point.  Molly accidently loses her phone which is found by Kirk who agrees to return the phone to her.  Kirk is not the best looking guy and is aptly labelled a 5 by his friends, while Molly is rated a hard 10.

A great supporting cast keeps the laughs in high rotation.  Kirk’s friends while supportive, just don’t really think a relationship between the 5 and the 10 is possible.  Kirk’s family and ex-girlfriend are also amazed by the new budding romance yet despite the pressure from all sides, a romance does form.  Of course we already know this based on the trailer, yet it is fun to see the events unfold.

You feel yourself rooting for Kirk and hoping he can get it together before he ‘blows’ it.  When the handsome ex-boyfriend fighter pilot comes on the scene, Kirk has to take it to another level to win the girl.  Can he beat the odds?

This movie doesn’t take itself too seriously and with plenty of gags the whole cinema crowd was laughing out loud.  For a 104 minute good time, this movie is for anyone who wants to have a good laugh.

7 out of 10

What did you think of the movie?

Why I am the funniest guy you will ever meet but would totally suck at being a stand up comedian.

So I have claimed I am funny in the title. I am. Seriously, I am. However, I am relatively sure that this blog over the next few minutes will fail to impress this point upon you. You see I am what I like to call a “Spontaneous Comedian”. I don’t know if this term has been used elsewhere. I could google it to see how common it is in cyber space but might then be devastated to see that it is commonly in use and I kind of like the idea that I have invented a term.

OK so why am I funny but could not be a stand up comedian? Fact. When I am in a conversation with someone or a group of people I can crack jokes based on the conversation we are having or the actions of what is happening around us. For example. I was in today’s (August 30, 2009) Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia). The photo was taken just yesterday morning and the picture had a slight resemblance to me. Everything from the head down was in proportion but my head was totally out of proportion to the way my head normally looks and this was verified by all of the people with whom were around the dining table at the time that my next round of spontaneous humour occurred.

I am sure that what I am about to write will not come across anywhere near as funny as it actually was but essentially my head in this photo looks about 40 years older than I actually am but it also looks like it has been shrunk somewhat. I am a big man standing 6’ 2” and weigh approx 140kg. I am bald as you can tell by my avatar on this blogging site. But fair dinkum, my head looked 20% smaller than it actually is. So I started cracking jokes that it looks like I am 87 and that it looks like my body has expanded due to inhaling helium and none of it went to my head. I was saying that my head was severely compressed and perhaps had been shrunk by pygmies etc. I think you get the drift. This barrage of jokes continued on for about 5 minutes and the 4 or 5 people who witnessed this rant were seriously laughing out loud with some struggling to breathe and one or two with tears coming from their eyes. I was in my element.

There are many, many examples where I can have people struggling for breath after a burst of Spontaneous Comedy and I won’t go into it here but I will try to explain why I would never make a good stand up comedian. To be a good stand up comedian you need to have good written material. I will always struggle here. I can conceptualise a few funny gags but I struggle to nail home the home run as you can tell by my blog writing. So that is one problem. The other main problem is that my delivery sucks. I have recorded a couple of bits and uploaded onto YouTube but while I think the overall idea is funny, they just totally fall flat. I have ‘road tested’ a couple of bits to friends and family and they just stare back with a look of anxiety and a feeling of dread that they were used as an experiment in a sick social experiment at making people try and laugh and for that I apologise. You can see the YouTube clips I recorded about 2 years ago here and here. The other problem I have is that my tone is a little monotone. Not quite Elliott Goblet monotone but certainly very bland.

So where does that leave me? I want to make people laugh and smile. I get a huge thrill seeing people struggling to breathe after I have given some Spontaneous Comedy and perhaps that is where I will stay. I could see myself as the side kick on a breakfast radio program. Is that sort of career going to come about? Perhaps. People tell me I have a voice (and face) for radio. We will see.

So until I work out what I am going to do I will continue to unleash on my family and friends. I am sure they won’t mind.

Now, who wants to be my friend! Be prepared if you say yes though because I promise that you will be left rolling in the aisles. That is my Spontaneous Comedy guarantee.