The internet never ceases to entertain. There are just so many funny pictures and videos. It is almost impossible to be bored these days.
It was easy to be bored twenty years ago, especially during the summer months. They weren’t airing new episodes of your favorite television shows. You had to settle for reruns! What were you supposed to do? Read a book?
You could play outside, of course, but the mosquito situation where I grew up was pretty obnoxious. Therefore, I was always afraid to play outside. I had a relative develop a pretty serious health problem as a result of a mosquito bite, so I was always afraid of mosquitos as a kid. I still am, in fact.
I have also known a couple of people who developed Lyme disease, which can definitely be pretty serious. If not treated properly, you can end up with symptoms similar to fibromyalgia, which is an awful condition. If you have fibromyalgia, you are lucky if all it does is make you tired. Memory issues are extremely common with the condition. Chronic pain is also a major issue, and so is depression.
Fortunately, though, the internet is constantly giving us reasons to avoid the outdoors. The internet is saving lives!
Here are nine examples of strange pictures that might make you wonder a little bit.
1. The Guy and the Pool
So this guy is wearing a penguin suit, which is neat, and he’s riding an inflatable toy, which is also kind of fun. He apparently wants to go swimming.
Naturally, I have a few questions. The most important question, of course, is where this guy got the penguin suit. It is both stylish and classy. I refuse to wear tuxedos because they unintentionally make me look like a penguin; however, I would definitely wear a garment specifically designed to make me look like one. I think penguins are great. They don’t have the best lives, but they are pretty adorable.
I must be the only guy on the planet who looks worse in a tuxedo; that’s why I haven’t worn one since my junior prom. Even my mom told me I looked ridiculous in the thing; okay, that’s a lie, but I could tell she was thinking it. She was probably regretting spending fifty bucks on the rental, and I can’t blame her. I also didn’t have a good time at the prom, as I was single at the time, so it was a wasted fifty dollars. The food was terrible, and the venue was ridiculous and in a part of town I would have never willingly visited. I would have preferred to stay home and play video games. I had a Nintendo 64 at the time, and I really enjoyed “Goldeneye” the video game.
2. The Horse and the Apartment Building
This horse somehow ended up inside of an apartment building. I don’t know how such a thing could happen, but it apparently did. I wouldn’t want to be the person responsible for getting it out of there; furthermore, I wouldn’t want to have to clean up after it.
When I was a kid, one of my dad’s co-workers had a bunch of horses. She married a rich guy, so she had her own stables and everything. They entered horse-related competitions and traveled all over the world. She would spend tens of thousands of dollars on those things; the one time I rode one of her precious horses, I fell off. She laughed at me.
I just don’t see the appeal of horses. They were absolutely necessary before cars were invented, and I am looking forward to playing the new cowboy game for my XBOX. However, horses really do smell pretty awful. In my experience, their breath isn’t much better.
I wouldn’t mind having a miniature horse, though, as they are quite adorable. That said, the cost of maintaining a horse you own is around $3,000 a year. That’s about as much as you would pay to own a decent car, and cars are a lot faster than horses. If you want to get around town, you should probably just purchase a vehicle.
I have no idea how much my dad’s friend paid for her horses but I do know that you can buy ridiculously expensive horses. For example, an extremely good racing horse can cost over $10 million. I can’t imagine paying that much for an animal, but I don’t have anywhere near $10 million.
3. The Feline, the Skeleton, and the Tub
There is a lot to analyze here when you think about it. For one, I would have thought the animal would avoid water; it is a bit different, I suppose, but my dog avoids water whenever. He really likes eating ice, which is weird, but he otherwise hates water.
What’s the deal with the skeleton? Why would you put that in a tub? I also don’t understand what is happening with the hat. That’s not a great look.
I’m no expert when it comes to anatomy and physiology, but I think it is very obvious that this is not a real skeleton. Was this some sort of Halloween decoration in a very bizarre haunted house?
I know people who make a haunted house every single year. It is quite the production, and I don’t know why they do it. I do know that they spend at least a couple thousand bucks every year on their little celebration. They argue that they are raising money for charity, which may be the case, but it seems more cost efficient to just give a couple thousand dollars away.
It isn’t that the haunted house people do a bad job, per se; however, the haunted house can be found in a suburban development. If it was in the woods, it would be different. As it is, though, it just really isn’t that scary.
Personally, I am not a fan of Halloween. I think ghosts are neat and would like to interact with one eventually—assuming they actually exist—but I just don’t see the appeal of the holiday. I also don’t like the smell of pumpkin, which is one of the reasons I am not a fan of Thanksgiving. Turkey just makes me want to take a nap. I am of Irish descent, but I really can’t stand potatoes. I like cranberry sauce, true, but only when it comes in a can.
4. The Lady and the Crocodile
I will never understand this one. That’s a crocodile! Who cuddles a crocodile? There are definitely animals with whom one should cuddle, and there are animals that don’t need to be cuddled.
I like cuddling with puppies, for example. My current dog does not like to be cuddled, but his personality leaves a lot to be desired. He stepped on my eye about ten minutes ago, and I might need to go to the doctor.
I have also heard that you can cuddle with bunnies. They are very fragile animals, apparently, but they are warm and furry and enjoy the cuddling. I would cuddle a bunny. I held a baby bunny once; it was a nice experience. This was a couple decades ago, so I am assuming that the bunny is no longer alive. If it is, that’s one impressive bunny.
What depresses me about rabbits is that they don’t live very long in the wild. They can live for about ten years as a pet, though, so you should probably think twice about adopting one as a pet for your kid.
Who would cuddle a crocodile? Aren’t they deadly animals? I’ve heard many stories of crocodile attacks in Africa and India. I can’t imagine what I would do if I saw a crocodile. I would probably pee my pants and try to run away. Knowing my luck, I would end up being eaten.
5. The Tortoise and the Denim
In case you are curious, this is a tortoise; for reasons unknown, it is wearing a pair of denim pants. I can’t really blame the tortoise. I am wearing a pair of denim pants right now. I like to think I look better, but that’s probably not the case.
I once knew a guy with a pet tortoise. I never really understood the appeal. For one, from what I understand, the average tortoise often lives longer than the average human being. Why would you want a pet that will outlive you? There is a tortoise that lived to almost 190 years!
6. The Bed and the Character
We all know what famous character this looks like.
You kind of have to wonder why this picture was taken, though. People take pictures of strange things. Almost everyone these days will take pictures of anything they consider remotely interesting.
I was hanging out with a friend a few weeks back; he took a picture of a bug on his porch, which I found curious. It wasn’t even an interesting bug; it looked like every generic bug I have ever seen.
When I asked about his decision, he pointed out there was no reason not to take a picture of the bug, which is a sort of valid point. There’s no reason to not take a picture if you have a smart phone available. It isn’t like you are going to run out of film, which was a definite issue twenty years ago.
7. The Dog and the Press Conference
This dog clearly knows how to attract a crowd. People are clearly fascinated by what he or she has to say. The dog is probably more intelligent than most politicians; that is a sad point, but also a true one.
My dog is definitely smarter than I am; there is just no way to deny it. He is praised for pooping. He gets exercise a couple of times a day and all the free food he wants. He can lay about wherever he wishes, and no one will give him a hard time for doing so. He can also smell bad. He likes to smell bad! He’s proud of himself when his odor is disgusting to members of his family. I wish I could get away with that. I get crap when I haven’t washed my feet in a couple of days.
8. The Hot Dog Costume
I can sort of understand this one. It makes you wonder, sure, but it also makes a lot of sense.
Sadly, I haven’t dressed up in a costume for a decade or so. For a while, I used to dress up as “Dr. House” from the show “House”, but that wasn’t much of a costume. I wear t-shirts and jeans whenever possible, and for a year or so there I actually needed a cane. I have blue eyes and brown hair. All I needed to do was refrain from shaving for a few days; as I hate shaving, that wasn’t too hard.