February 26th, 2015, a day made famous by llamas on the loose and a dress of many colors. Congratulations America! You have finally cracked. In all seriousness though, the social media frenzy was amusing. If you have no idea what I am talking about, allow me to explain starting with the llamas. Three llamas were scheduled to make a therapy visit to an assisted living facility in Sun City, Florida. They did indeed arrive and provided company for over an hour. The handlers took the trio outside for a bathroom break, and that is when the hijinks commenced. One llama got spooked and successfully attempted to break loose, followed by a partner in crime. The pair ran around the city for an hour before being corralled.
All of my information came from this article by Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/27/llama-drama-2-loose-llamas-lassoed-after-running-amok-in-phoenix-area/
For more amusement, here is Fox 10 Phoenix video footage of the last 34 minutes of the llama chase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFZQlhg-SQ
Time for The Dress!!! The following story originated in Scotland and resulted in a social media frenzy and worldwide debate. A bride-to-be’s mother sent her a picture of the dress she intended to wear to the wedding. The bride and fiance found themselves arguing over what color the dress was. The bride posted the picture on Facebook to get outside opinions. No one could agree on what color it was. A friend of the bride saw the online debate and decided to take it one step further by posting the image on Tumblr. The debate took over the internet! Here is the dress:
What color duo did you immediately see?? If you saw white and gold, you are part of the majority. If you saw blue and black, you are part of the minority. Sorry majority! It has been confirmed that the dress is blue and black. I saw blue and black the first time I saw the dress, and I still see blue and black. The only time I saw white and gold is when I looked at a white and gold dress first.
There is a scientific theory that explains why different people see different colors. I honestly do not care because I see blue and black, and those are the actual colors. However, if you want to know, here is a New York Times article on the science: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/02/28/science/white-or-blue-dress.html?_r=0
The Original Story: http://www.businessinsider.com/origin-of-white-gold-or-black-blue-dress-2015-2
As if the color debate was not amusing enough, the dress was found on amazon.co.uk, and gag reviews were posted. This sounds ridiculous, but some of the reviews are actually hilarious. Here are some of my favorites:
“As an eye doctor, I placed this dress on display outside my office, and business went through the roof!” (Anonymous)
“The good: Works equally well as formal or business casual attire. The bad: Carves a crooked path through perceptual reality and leaves behind it a wake of confusion and existential crises. Also unforgiving on the hips. ” (Credit to Daniel Wallace)
“I was going to a fancy white and gold party. (It’s a thing) so I bought this dress because clearly, despite the item description, it was the perfect color combination of white and gold. How disappointed I was when half the people attending told me I looked crazy in what they said was a “black and blue” dress. To make a long story short, I am now scared, depressed, friendless, back on my psych meds, questioning my entire existence and filing for divorce tomorrow. I gave it 3 stars Bc the fit is fantastic!” (Credit to Joli Fine)
If you would like to read more gag reviews, here is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roman-Womens-Detail-Bodycon-Dress/dp/B00SJEUIME/ref=sr_1_1?s=clothing&ie=UTF8&qid=1425096246&sr=1-1&keywords=Roman+Women%27s+Lace+Detail+Bodycon+Dress+Royal+Blue
I hope that rather than boring you this post gave you a good laugh. Have a great day/afternoon/evening readers!
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin
– Lauren Michele :)
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