This Dog Had No Chill Upon Seeing Her Favorite Toy Come To Life

Perhaps the thing that makes dogs so goddamn pure is the fact that they’re so easy to please. Some love, walks, treats, and belly rubs are all they require for a completely blissful existence (is your heart hurting already?). 

So, when you go above and beyond for your dog, their excitement goes THROUGH THE ROOF, and it’s a wonderful thing to witness. One such moment is circulating all over the Internet and one pup is getting her moment of viral fame. 

Meet Jolene, a lovable (and newly Instafamous) Golden Retriever living in Modesto, California. 

She likes dressing up. 

And she loves her toys. 

But nothing could prepare Jolene for the excitement she felt upon seeing a life-sized version of her favorite Gumby toy. 

At first, Jolene isn’t sure what to make of the whole situation, but once she recognizes the smell of her human inside the Gumby suit, she absolutely NO CHILL. So, of course, she tackles Gumby to ground for lots of hugs and wrestles. 

Jolene’s mom Emily Crisp originally shared the video to Facebook on Thursday night — and it’s been viewed nearly 5 million times since. 

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The video has also been posted to Facebook and Twitter, where people can’t get enough of Jolene’s sheer happiness. 

…How can you not watch this video over and over again? If only we could all make our dogs this happy with Halloween costumes.

We hope Jolene had the best cuddle session of all time with her two Gumbies.  

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This Harry Potter Birthday Party Made Pretty Much Every 'HP' Reference Possible

In a world where ‘Harry Potter’ reigns supreme, it’s not uncommon to have a Harry Potter-themed birthday party. In fact, most 2000s kids have attended at least one party where fake glasses and scars were required. However, not all Wizarding World parties are created equal. 

Imgurian  might take the cake (poor pun intended) for the most intricate birthday party that even J.K. Rowling herself would envy. “I’ve never had a surprise birthday party, let alone a Harry Potter themed party,” she wrote. “I’m stationed in Germany and leaving to go back to the US 5 days before my birthday. My friends decided to throw me a birthday party before I leave, and the party they threw was so amazing!” 

As any true ‘Harry Potter’ fans will see, “amazing” is actually an understatement. 

Guests began by running through platform nine and three-quarters.

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“I cried. A lot. I can’t believe they did this all for me. They truly are my family away from home,” she wrote. 

We’d cry too… Check out the extravaganza. 

Then they hopped on the Hogwarts Express. 

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The whole set up was pretty impressive. 

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There was even a sorting hat cake and golden snitch treats. 

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…All provided by Honeydukes, of course. 

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Wizarding world newspapers (and important HP quotes) were framed on the walls. 

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Not all the decorations were cutesy, though. 

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The Chamber of Secrets is no joke. 

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Guests came in costume. 

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…Some more sinister than others.

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That had to have taken some time. Do they even make dark mark flash tats?

All we have to say is: A+ attention to detail. 

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J.K. Rowling would be proud. 

Only question is: how will her friends top this next year?

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The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over This Man's Smoking Room Sorcery

With the exception of rewatching ‘Harry Potter’ (and sitting through that one weird cousin’s uncomfortably lame card trick) we don’t get to see magic very often. But maybe we’re just looking in the wrong places. 

22-year-old Isamu Felipe Nagano from the Gifu Prefecture in Japan stumbled upon some pretty impressive magic tricks — in the smoking area of a shopping mall.  

Nagano and three friends witnessed these seriously impressive tricks and uploaded this video to Twitter. 

But who is this mysterious, talented man?

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“Without saying anything, [the magic man] started floating his paper cup,” Nagano told BuzzFeed News. “We asked him to do it again, and so he did without speaking a word.”

And it sounds like the guy seemed pretty pleased with himself.

“When he was done with his magic tricks, he gave us a smug face. He started smoking looking very satisfied, with a full smile on his face,” Nagano said. 

Twitter couldn’t get enough of this wizardry — the video has been retweeted nearly 60,000 times… And people seem to comment “WTF” quite frequently. 

“What! WTF!!”

Seriously though, how does he do it?

“It’s simple: That dude’s a wizard.”

Despite his Internet fame, the man’s identity remains a mystery. 

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“We don’t know his name,” Nagano. “But my friends who live around the area said that they recognize him although they too don’t know his name.”

Who knew that sorcery could be found in Japanese mall smoking rooms? (h/t buzzfeed)

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This Woman Named Barbara Looks Exactly Like Barb From 'Stranger Things' And People Are Freaking Out

Perhaps one of the greatest injustices of Netflix original shows was the apparent demise of Barb in Stranger Things. No apologies for the spoiler alert — it’s your fault for not watching yet). 

The one character who seems to have a good head on her shoulders (and who doesn’t get caught up in personal drama) perishes! Naturally, the good people who sit on couches and binge watch new Netflix shows were pretty outraged by this development. 

But one Redditor has some evidence that is making Stranger Things fans feel a little bit better… Perhaps Barb lives and is thriving today!

Redditor jujuness uploaded the following photo of a coworker and it is blowing everyone’s minds. 

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And it gets crazier. The photo is captioned:

My coworker brought in her senior picture from the 80’s. Also her name is Barbra and goes by Barb.

HER NAME IS BARB. GUYS, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

We knew that season 1 couldn’t be the end of Barb!

The photo has blown up overnight; the Barb doppelganger received over 400,000 views. 

Reddit was relieved to hear the news, especially after the months of uncertainty about Barb’s fate. 

I think we finally found Barb.

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Oh thank god she’s safe. Can’t believe it, but she’s a tough cookie.

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She was in accounting the whole time.

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But what is life like for her now?

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Christmas lights would really start to trigger some ptsd

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This calls into question those disclaimers are the beginning…

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“Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental…”
Yeah, right!

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This level of similarity is no coincidence. 

Do the producers of the show know about this??

Someone tweet this shit at the official ST account.

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They might have to change the storyline, now. 

#BarbLives, everyone. 

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This Boy Was Worried His Friend At School Was Hungry So He Asked His Mom To Pack An Extra Lunch

In an era where we’re inundated with negative headlines, it’s no surprise that optimism about the future isn’t at an all time high.

We’re cynical and jaded. Simply put, it’s easy to forget that there’s still some good out there.

But, as we learned from one recent heart-warming story, It turns out there’s even some good in MIDDLE SCHOOLERS… And we’d completely written them off as hormonal little sociopaths. 

Think again!

At the beginning of her son Dylan’s school year, volleyball coach Josette Duran uploaded the following picture to Facebook: 

“Dylan explained there was a boy who sits by himself and eats only a fruit cup,” the mom from Albuquerque, New Mexico, told Us Magazine. “He said he didn’t think the friend had enough money to buy lunch.”

After that conversation, 14-year-old Dylan brought two lunches to school each day. “It just became normal,” Duran said. 

Later, Duran learned the child’s mother had lost her job and struggled to pay for lunches — a problem Duran herself understands. It was only a few years ago that she and Dylan were homeless and struggling to eat. 

“We were living out of my car, hotels and on friends’ couches,” she said. She refused to let the boy’s mother reimburse her for the lunches. 

This week, Duran and her son are receiving more national attention after she did an interview with local news outlet KCCI. It has since gone viral on Facebook. 

She even worked with the volleyball team she coaches to raise $ 200 for the school cafeteria to ensure that no child goes hungry during the day. 

“We paid up all the past due accounts for all the kids that need lunch,” she said. “So now no one in that school owes any lunch money to anybody and everyone can eat.”

The video has been viewed 15 million times and received thousands of comments…. Mostly about how people’s faith in humanity is somewhat restored.

Duran, thankful for the outpouring of love and support, posted this video in response. 

And, she’s still humbled by the whole thing. Lesson of the day: let’s live our lives more like Duran and her son, Dylan. 

Turns out we have a lot to learn from 14-year-olds. (h/t us magazine)

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19 Absurd Headlines That Should Not Have Happened This Week

The truth isn’t always stranger than fiction but in these cases, it totally is.

1. Thailand warns against price-gouging of black clothing as nation mourns king


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You gotta make a buck where you can, when you can.

2. Troopers: Man on LSD saves dog from imaginary fire


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Hey, his intention was to be a hero.

3. Dallas grandma jailed after toddler who was supposed to be ‘knocked out’ in car wanders busy parking lot


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“I don’t understand, that punch would’ve laid out any other toddler!” – Definitely not what the woman said.

4. Drug Dealer Is Spared Jail Because The Stress Would ‘Ruin Her Skin’


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Hey, in case you’re wondering what this “white privilege” stuff is that everyone’s talking about, that’s it.

5. Father unwittingly drove daughter to bank she robbed, police say


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“Yeah Dad I just need to go and…uhh…open a bank account.” (minutes later, panting) “Sorry, the lines were long and I uhh…just got my period.”

6. Learner driver gives Kingston police a lift to 999 call


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Sounds like my worst nightmare.

7. Walker man jailed for attacking partner with a can of corned beef because he couldn’t open the tin


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Eggs just aren’t the same without it.

8. Connecticut school apologizes for ‘Hitler’ football play


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Upon further review, they’ve also decided to consider renaming the following other plays: ethnic cleansing, the jewel of Europe, and Make America Great Again.

9. UF offering counseling to students offended by Halloween costumes


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All this triggering has got me triggered.

10. Release of 150 pigeons stayed as ‘they could have been meant for insurgency’


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Those pigeons are notoriously shifty. The way they peck at bread? Two words: morse code.

11. How to prevent theft of political lawn signs. Try dog poop


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It’s fool poop! I mean, proof.

12. Cleveland Browns’ Joe Thomas declares himself questionable for game due to ‘receding hairline’


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If you’re not going bald, then you won’t understand.

13. We don’t deserve to be treated with such contempt over a $ 2 avocado


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Yeah you do.

14. Russian Man Calls the Cops When Wife Tries to Raise Kids as Vegetarians


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I mean, meat is important for the development of certain brain and connective tissues…

15. Driver distracted by moose accident hits moose: Cops


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One of the most Canadian headlines ever written,

16. Moonwalking leads to heroin arrest, cops say


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That’s not true! I’ve moonwalked a couple of times and I’ve never…well…just a couple of times…huh…

17. Man’s fiancée to murderer: ‘Why did you have to kill him over Deez Nuts?’


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Judge: “I have multiple verdicts to read to you.”

Counsel: “We’d like to hear them.”

Judge: “What, these verdicts?”

Counsel: “Yes.”

Judge: “These? In my hand?”

Counsel: “Yes.”

Judge: “These?”

Counsel: “Yes! These!”

Judge: “Deez NUTS!”

Counsel: “….it’s not funny when you do it.”

Judge: “Defendant sentenced to death by electric chair.”

Counsel: “It’s a parking ticket!”

Judge: (mumbling, shuffling papers) “…deez nuts.”

18. When half a million drug users surrendered in the Philippines, authorities sent some of them to Zumba


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You’re supposed to do drugs before you go to the zumba.

19. Gorilla escaped London Zoo enclosure ‘in honour of Harambe’


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He shall be avenged.

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This Aunt Caught Her Niece Sleeping On Her Head And People Are Freaking Out

Halloween is fast approaching, and people are pretty easily spooked this time of year. Twitter user Mikaela Long recently babysat her niece and was understandably concerned for her own safety when she looked at the monitor to see the baby sleeping on her head. 

Remind you of anything?

People were pretty terrified by the whole thing.

While others saw an opportunity.

The child’s mother told Buzzfeed that the girl has been doing this a lot lately, so there’s probably nothing to be worried about. “She’s been quite acrobatic lately,” she said. But said that like us, she has no idea why she actually sleeps on her head. “I think it’s just her settling down and getting comfortable,” she said.

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BMW Says This Future Motorcycle Is So Safe You Won't Need To Wear A Helmet While Riding It

BMW might be the automobile of choice for driving enthusiasts and/or total douchebags whose fathers are lawyers, but they don’t just make cars. They also make some pretty sweet motorcycles.

And I’m not just talking about the bikes that are currently in production, but the German auto-manufacturer’s future cycles, as well.

The Motorrad Vision Next 100 might have a ridiculous name, but the technology in this future bike is anything but.

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Apparently the Vision Next 100’s self-balancing technology is so safe that riders wouldn’t have to wear a helmet or even specially padded body suits. Which is comforting news to anyone who’s wanted to own a motorcycle but were afraid to. 

The zero-emissions (probably fully electric) bike also doesn’t require a bunch of esoteric gauges and dials. All relevant information is fed to the rider through a visor.


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It’s important to remember that the Vision Next 100, just like BMW’s shape shifting car, is a concept automobile. The likelihood of seeing this thing on a showroom floor in the near future is slim to none. 

It’s also kinda crazy to assume that no one is going to fall off this bike, which means that people will still need a helmet if they’re thrown off of it somehow.

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Because the ground doesn’t really care whether or not your bike has self-balancing technology.

Would you want to ride one of these bad boys if they ever actually came out?

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I would, but that doesn’t mean I’d be giving up my pads and helmet just yet.

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This Tall Kid Made Business Cards To Answer Everyone's Dumb Questions About His Height

To those of us who are, let’s say, “vertically challenged,” being tall sounds like a pretty sweet deal. There’s the potential to be a basketball star or a runway model, the likelihood that you’ll never be picked last for any gym class event, and the assurance that you’ll always be able to see over people’s heads at a concert. The downside, however, is constantly dealing with people asking the same three questions every day of your godforsaken life. 

Giving your exact measurements, reporting your basketball history, and commenting on the weather probably gets old after a few years. 

Logan, a very tall high school senior from Holly Springs, North Carolina decided to streamline the process by answering FAQs on a business card — which a classmate promptly tweeted for the world to see.  

“I’m 5 feet tall, so I obviously noticed he was much taller than me,” Logan’s civics partner, Heather told New York Magazine. “I asked him how tall he was and he said ‘6’7′ and my exact next words were ‘really?’ so he pulled out his wallet and handed me that card.”

We must admit, it gets the job done. 

Heather’s photo of the card was retweeted over 35,000 times in 2 days. 

And, in case you were needing a visual, this kid is really tall. 

Logan purchased the business cards online and has no regrets. “I bought 100 for $ 10,” the 17-year-old, whose card supply is running low, explained.”Best investment yet.” He estimates that people ask him about his height between five and ten times per day.

…In all fairness, though, he did play basketball in the past. 

Obviously, the Internet still had questions. 

But tall people everywhere were inspired. 

They’d do pretty much anything to avoid talking about their middle school basketball careers. 

As for Heather and Logan, they’re hoping something good will come of this Internet fame. 

The two are working together on a class project, so perhaps some Twitter support won’t hurt. “It’s a project for a presidential election and hopefully we’ll win because of this,” Logan said. (h/t new york magazine)

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A $16,988.62 Utilities Bill Sent This Retired Teacher To The ER

Velma Matthews tore open her DWP bill in July and saw a staggering figure: $ 12,836.61. 

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Rattled, stressed, and wondering just what the hell was going on, Matthews called the DWP and was given the runaround. She was especially perplexed because, being a resident of California, she did what any good sunshine state citizen would during a drought: she shut off all her faucets and used water sparingly.

“My front yard is dead, my back yard is dead, my trees are dying and I’m just one person living here with my dog.” Matthews, in an interview with LA Times.

The DWP said that they were going to “look into it” but Matthews never got a response from them.

Then, in September, she received another exorbitant bill. This time it was for $ 16,988.62. It sent her to the emergency room.

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Medical records indicate that the stress raised her blood pressure to 230 over 152 due to the anxiety the 71-year-old experienced over wondering how she was going to pay the bill and if her services were going to be shut off. 

Matthews eventually had to dip into her own pockets and hire a plumber to check her home for any leaks or issues that might’ve caused a spike in her home’s energy usage.

He found no signs of leaks or a spike in energy use and even vowed to “go to court” on her behalf because the bill was “ridiculous.”

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It turns out that the fault isn’t with Matthews or DWP customers, but due to a glitch in the new $ 181 million billing system that resulted in tons of customers receiving exorbitant bills that they’re too afraid to contest.

Lawyer Tim Blood says he receives two or three calls a day from distressed customers who don’t know why they’re being overcharged by the DWP, and they feel as if they’re being bullied into paying money they don’t owe for fear of having their services disabled.

However the local DWP says it’s not a billing error, but a human one, according to Spokesman Joe Ranallo in an interview with LA Times.


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“This was not a problem with the billings system, but rather a human error. Our billing system caught the high use and began estimating her bills…[but the DWP] did not follow through with the remaining steps to investigate the cause [of the leak] as it should have.”

But it’s hard to believe that she was clocked for high usage. According to the DWP’s estimates, Matthews used 954 hundred cubic feet of water, or 12,000 gallons a day.

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Just a little hard to believe. (h/t latimes)

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