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Heroes

This Spoof Is Mostly Funny. But Also A Little Bit Super-Profound.

This play on the way drug companies reel us in with promises of better, happier, perfect-er lives is pitch-perfect. Like, "Saturday Night Live" good, if you ask me.

OOooooweeee! Man! Life! Life, man. Am I right?

Sure can be tiring.

We go to work, get stuck in traffic, get paid to keep the world turning, drive home, watch some TV, go buy groceries, hit some tennis balls, get coffee with friends, pick the kids up from practice, wash the dishes, charge the devices, and on and on and on...


I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

Where do folks get the energy to keep up with it all?

It seems like some people are getting extra help?

But what could it be? We're already taking multi-vitamins, 5-Hour Energy, anxiety meds, protein bars, and shots of wheatgrass — what's left to extract energy from?

Just how the heck do we lead such turbo-charged lives?

Well, many, many years ago, science figured out how to extract stored energy from deep within the earth. It's an extraordinarily powerful substance.

Then again ... do we trust that guy?

He describes this wonder product, and it sounds a little too good to be true:

"The secret behind Petrolify is a proprietary blend of hydrocarbons and organic compounds known as petroleum. Every single pill contains literally millions of years of stored solar energy."

Just watch out for those side effects.

Did you crack the case on this parody? We're talking about oil, which powers so much of our contemporary world — and threatens it.

The controversy around energy use often gets so bogged down in qualifiers and comparisons and ideological name-calling. Sometimes it helps to simplify things through an analogy. If oil were a pill our doctors were telling us to take, would we want a second opinion?

This two-minute spoof of a drug commercial makes the point with wit and humor.

Don't just seize the day — seize life!

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Adorable Dexter and his new chew toy. Thanks Chewy Claus.

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Every holiday season, millions of kids send letters asking for everything from a new bike to a pony. Some even make altruistic requests such as peace on Earth or helping struggling families around the holidays.

But wouldn’t the holiday season be even more magical if our pets had their wishes granted, too? That’s why Chewy Claus is stepping up to spread holiday cheer to America’s pets.

Does your dog dream of a month’s supply of treats or chew toys? Would your cat love a new tree complete with a stylish condo? How about giving your betta fish some fresh decor that’ll really tie its tank together?

Or do your pets need something more than mere creature comforts such as life-saving surgery?

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Artist captures how strangers react to her body in public and it's fascinating

Haley Morris-Cafiero's photos might make you rethink how you look at people.

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Artist Haley Morris-Cafiero describes herself on her website as "part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator." Her recent project, titled "Wait Watchers" has elements of all her self-descriptors.

In an email to us, Morris-Cafiero explained that she set up a camera in the street and stood in front of it, doing mundane activities like looking at a map or eating gelato. While she's standing there she sets off her camera, taking hundreds of photos.

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Writer/Director Richard Curtis and Emma Thompson

Since its release in 2003, the Christmas-themed rom-com "Love Actually" captured hearts and became one of the most beloved holiday films of all time. True to its title, the film celebrated love—all kinds of love—as it actually is, and managed to maintain optimism without being overly saccharine. This, coupled with a truly stellar ensemble, made it so well received among audiences, despite the mixed reviews from critics.

Nearly 20 years later, the film’s writer and director Richard Curtis (who also brought us "Notting Hill" and "Bridget Jones’ Diary") reflects back on why it might have meant so much to so many people. As an artist who has made a name for himself creating enduring love stories, perhaps it’s no surprise that he feels it’s something the world is in constant need of.

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A metal detector hobbyist looking for treasure on the beach.

Joseph Cook, 37, is a popular metal detectorist on social media where he shares videos of the many treasures he finds on Florida beaches. But what’s even more engaging than his finds is the incredible excitement he brings to the hobby. It’s like watching Steve Irwin, but with a Florida accent.

Not only is his attitude infectious but he also makes a point of doing good when he finds lost items. He wears a necklace around his neck with multiple rings that he’s found to remind him of his mission to return lost treasures.

Recently, he told SWNS that he dug up "the biggest diamond I ever found” on the beach. "When I first found it I thought it would just be a nickel, but then I dug it up and it was just this big old diamond and platinum ring," he said.

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Someone asked who the female voice of Morgan Freeman was

Celebrities are known for different things, they all seem to have their niche but Morgan Freeman has cemented his place as the ultimate recognizable voice. In fact, if you ask some people who the voice of God is, Freeman will come to mind with his deep distinctive voice.

When thinking back, there doesn't seem to be a woman's voice that you immediately associate with that divine superpower to captivate listeners. Before Freeman was the voice of God, there was James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader. With his deep hearty bass-like voice, even Jones' laugh is so distinctive that you automatically attribute it to him.

Someone on Reddit decided to find out what female actor people believed had the ability to instantly step into the shoes of someone like Freeman as far as voice is concerned. Some of the answers were pretty surprising while others, you can instantly see how they'd fall into that category.

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