The Cooler: Aug. 18, 2014 [The Hutchinson News, Kan. :: ]
(Hutchinson News, The (KS) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 18--Better days are coming, they are called Saturday and Sunday. However, in the meantime here's some Internet fun to keep you busy.
Snyder-ify: Get prepped for college football with the official pregame playlist of the Kansas State Wildcats. K-State athletics recently made their Spotify playlist public. Find it here: http://kan.st/1yJ.
Kingsbury FTW: Texas Tech's head coach Kliff Kingsbury has won the internet. Fox Sports reports a Reddit user recently posted a letter joking about how she was going to "break up" with the Red Raiders' coach citing that she was a Arkansas fan as the primary reason. He responded with an autographed photo and letter. Read the article here: http://tinyurl.com/n6m4mtw.
Behind the Bender: Last month an animator's 3D rendering of the animated futuristic cartoon "Futurama" went viral: http://vimeo.com/100785455. This week it resurfaced. Animator Alex Zakharov spoke with the A.V. Club about his 32-second short video and all the work it took to put it together. There's a video on that too. Find it here: http://tinyurl.com/m4ha7ew.
Twister Takeoff: Photos have surfaced of a recent Boeing 737 Ryanair Flight leaving East Midlands Airport in the United Kingdom with a funnel cloud in the background. Looks may be deceiving; the funnel cloud was real, but it never touched down and it wasn't as close as your eye might have you believe. Read about it on Mashable: http://tinyurl.com/oaewp9o.
Little act, Big attention: A recent Facebook photo post by Florida man has gone viral. Garnering nearly 200,000 likes and 15,000 shares in just a few days. So what's the big deal? Well it's a picture of a grocery store worker who went out of his way to help an elderly man tie his shoes. You can view the picture here: http://tinyurl.com/l4dlcpa.
House of Clintons: Needing a Frank Underwood fix? The Kevin Spacey character from the Netflix original series "House of Cards" and former FLOTUS Hilary Clinton appear in a video for The Clinton Foundation wishing President Bill Clinton a happy birthday. He will turn 68 this year. Watch it on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/ntujeda.
Photo Fail: Popular period drama "Downton Abbey" is known for holding very true to the times in which it was set. However, a recent flaw in a promo photo for the upcoming season reveals Lord Grantham my have invented bottled water. British photographer Darren Bell is among many who pointed out the issue. View it here: http://tinyurl.com/oqoxsbp.
Kansas Pride: A popular Kansas Facebook page and website is ordering another round of their famous shirts. Get them while you can: http://www.fyifk.bigcartel.com/.
Simpsons Takeover: Starting on Thursday, FXX will begin screening all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" back to back. Do the math and that comes down to 12 straight days of nothing but Homer and the gang. In the meantime to prep check out the network's promo page full of show trivia: https://www.facebook.com/everysimpsonsever.
As always, if you see something viral worth mentioning here in The Cooler, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @timschrag.
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