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The glorious geekery of The Unipiper, otherwise known as Portland, OR denizen Brian Kidd (previously featured here), just reached awesome new heights with this fiery tribute to the one and only Monty Python and their cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Dressed as King Arthur, the Unipiper rides his unicycle and plays the movie’s theme on his flaming bagpipes, all while being closely followed by his faithful standard-bearing, coconut-banging porter. We’ve no doubt that if the video had run longer we would’ve eventually seen a Trojan rabbit and an insult-slinging French soldier. Keep your eyes peeled for shrubberies.

[via Neatorama]

When October Jones (previously featured here) isn’t sharing text messages sent by his dog or transforming his fellow train commuters by drawing new heads for them on post-it notes, he’s creating awesomely empowering messages and leaving them for his fellow travelers to find inside seatback trays on the train.

Follow October Jones on Twitter for more of his entertaining and inspirational sticky note escapades.

[via Neatorama]

Let’s pay a visit to the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds where we’ll watch this surprising POV video. Utah motorcyclist Bossaucey was out for a ride when he noticed an SUV in the adjacent lane driving with a coffee mug on its bumper. Bossaucey not only caught up to the vehicle and retrieved the mug, he also pulled up alongside the driver and returned it. Good deed accomplished!

[via Laughing Squid]

Last year we first featured the work of NY and LA-based Lifestyle Pet Photographer Seth Casteel, who created an awesome series of high-speed underwater photos of dogs diving in to fetch their tennis balls. Casteel is back with what might be an even more delightful series, because this time he’s photographed puppies in the middle of exuberant underwater lunges.

His latest book, entitled Underwater Puppies, is due to be released in September 2014. For now you can still order copies of his first book, Underwater Dogs, via Amazon.

Visit Seth Casteel’s Facebook page and Instagram account for many more of his hilarious underwater dog photos, prints of which are available via Zenfolio.

[via Twisted Sifter]

Because what isn’t awesome about this happy-go-derpy Parrotfish photobomb? That’s just what we thought too, it’s completely awesome. This infectiously happy fish swam into the frame in front of some Snuba divers near the Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef southwest of Key West, Florida.
Photo by Snuba Key West
[via Telegraph.co.uk]

Because what isn’t awesome about this happy-go-derpy Parrotfish photobomb? That’s just what we thought too, it’s completely awesome. This infectiously happy fish swam into the frame in front of some Snuba divers near the Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef southwest of Key West, Florida.

Photo by Snuba Key West

[via Telegraph.co.uk]

Why yes, these are photos of President Obama shaking hands with someone wearing one of our Horse Head Masks. This awesomely surreal moment occurred on Tuesday night, July 8, 2014, as the President was greeting people along the streets of downtown Denver, CO. The first photo was taken by Jewel Samad and the second by New York Times photographer Doug Mills.

Of course, it didn’t take long for The Internets to react in hilarious fashion, which is how we arrive at the amazing third photo.

Visit BuzzFeed for additional images.

[via the LA Times and BuzzFeed]

Here’s the latest addition to the Archie McPhee Library: The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds [Buy on Amazon], written and illustrated by Matt Adrian, aka naturalist The Mincing Mockingbird.

In a journal entry Kurt Cobain once wrote, “Birds…scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.”

That is, no one spoke bird until The Mincing Mockingbird took a swing at it and made some truly startling discoveries. Looking like a damaged library book (which was no doubt damaged by a deranged bird) The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds is a beautifully illustrated “pocket field guide that enables anyone to quickly identify psychotic, violent or mentally unstable bird species. Written in non-technical language for the layman, the guide describes where to find—or where to avoid—the most disturbed North American birds.”

Throw out your other bird guides. The world is full of hilariously demented birds and, short of going outside and putting yourself and your corn chips in danger, this is the only true resource.

"Throughout the book the reader will discover tales of murder, assault, mental breakdowns, obesity, drug abuse and infidelity among the birds. This guide is used and recommended by law enforcement agencies and ignored by leading ornithologists."

Many of illustrations are paired with brief stories told by the birds themselves. The back of the book contains bird attack statistics from 1970 and a list of study questions to make sure you’ve really absorbed the material - for the good of us all.

"Reviews of the guide have ranged from "hilarious" and "classic" to "these should be burned along with ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Lolita,’ you bad, bad, bad, bad man." Most libraries will not protest the banning of this book, and several librarians have called it a "nasty bit of business." There’s nothing too horrible in these, but all the same there may be a word or two that may be inappropriate for "wee people." Meaning kids. But if you consider yourself one of those "cool" parents, hey, go ahead. Hopefully your kids will pass along their therapy bills to you later on."

Read this book and you’ll laugh, yes, but you’ll also learn. You’ll learn that birds aren’t out there to look pretty, sing sweet songs and flit along the fingertips of blushing princesses. They’re living their lives, man. And once you’ve learned the truth, you’ll never look at birds the same way again. (Just try not to laugh when the birds can see you. It only upsets them more.)

[Images from the Guide to Troubled Birds via Flavorwire]