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7 ‘World of Warcraft’ Weddings You Won’t Believe

7 'World of Warcraft' Weddings You Won't Believe

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World of Warcraft is known for its dedicated fan base, and we do mean dedicated. That South Park episode parodying how much players invest in the game isn’t much of an exaggeration for some people.

Regardless of your addiction level, the game offers a virtual world where you can form complex relationships and alliances with your fellow players. Marriage is just the next step.

WoW doesn’t have an official system to link two characters or accounts in digital matrimony, but that hasn’t stopped some players from getting hitched anyway. In fact, some guilds manage to pull off some pretty swanky events, and just like IRL (in real life, for you non-gamers), the wedding ceremonies usually end with some serious partying.

Here are our top seven picks for WoW weddings: the good, the bad and the ridiculous. Let us know your favorite in the comments below.

1. The Beautiful Ceremony

Here we have a beautiful World of Warcraft wedding video made by YouTube user Spotcats. As silly as it may seem, this is actually an awesome video, complete with a heartwarming soundtrack (the ceremony is set to “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain — classic — and the reception includes “A Matter of Trust” by Billy Joel).

Nicely done, Spotcats.

2. The Wedding Crashers

When these two wedding crashers stumble upon what they think is a role-play wedding, they watch the ceremony, take part in a fireworks celebration and then one of them jokingly objects.

Then they discover that the couple had actually met through WoW and were getting married in real life. Oopsie.

3. The Irreverent Celebration

Warning: NSFW language.

Most of this ceremony is in Swedish, but it doesn’t take a linguist to realize that this is the least religious ceremony to ever take place, especially when the groom motorboats the bride and whole wedding party goes for a “sexy” dip in a nearby fountain.

Other highlights include a lot of celebratory fistpumping, the mourning of a dead squirrel and the priest’s weird dirty dancing when the group goes to celebrate.

4. The Unruly Guest

This is actually quite a lovely video, with the possible exception of the gnome who keeps trying to mack on the bride and is insulted when she actually goes through with the wedding. This is a good example for why you should be very selective when inviting people to your fake wedding.

5. The Dragon-Bearers

Here’s another set of crashers, with a twist. When this group decided they wanted to crash the wedding, they knew there was only one way to go: dragons.

Watch them get accustomed to their new dragon bodies, troll the wedding and then start an orgy with the other guests. Now isn’t that the strangest sentence you’ve ever read?

6. The Matrimonial Massacre

It started out like a fairytale — a dream wedding in the picturesque Stormwind Cathedral … until a horde raids the party and kills everyone involved. We apologize for any Red Wedding-related flashbacks this may have caused.

7. The Wedding Singers

While this couple chose a lovely spot for their nuptials, we can’t help but doubt their music choices. The epic battle march in the opening shots seemed out of place — that is, until we heard Barry White playing during the ceremony, which drained the romance and instead made it seem like stuff was about to get weird.

The best moment, however, has to be the heartfelt duet to Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” between the bride and groom. Now that’s a touching moment we’re glad we didn’t miss.

Mashable composite: image courtesy of Flickr, sobcontrollers

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/07/06/world-of-warcraft-weddings/

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They pause to stare at each other. When she turns back around? I was STUNNED!

They pause to stare at each other. When she turns back around? I was STUNNED!

This modern dance routine totally stunned the judges.

It must take a lot for dancers to really impress some of these judges at this point, after they have seen so many dance performances come and go. What was it that made this couple stand out? Once you see their skills, their emotion, and the experimental aspect of this dance you will realize why this performance set to the song Yo Te Amo by Lara Fabian, ends up leaving the audience, and the judges, totally blown away. Check out this amazing performance!

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30captivating historical photographs which you need tosee

30captivating historical photographs which you need tosee

Classic photos have been found and we’ve put together a few of them here for your entertainment. Some are quite rare, I could look at these for hours on end. Enjoy!

Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel.

Using abear totreat back pain. Romania, 1946.

Setting anew world speed record, 1948.

Asex education lesson, 1929.

Lumberjacks, 1900s.

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, founders ofthe Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company.

Agun used for duck hunting, early 20th century.

Military electricians, 1918.

Filming the production logo for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Testing arugby helmet, 1912.

German industrial worker August Landmesser, whose wife was Jewish, refusing tosalute Hitler. Hamburg, 1936.

Apilot tries tostart the stalled propellor ofhis plane during flight.

The biggest horse inthe world, 1928.

Drew Barrymore helps Stephen King light acigarette.

Using ducklings astherapy animals, 1956.

Young women inKabul, Afghanistan, 1970s.

Ernest Hemingway having adrink.

The last photo ever taken ofaThylacine, 1933. This species isnow extinct.

The models used byGrant Wood for his famous painting, American Gothic.

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge dances onwine bottles inacat costume. Hamburg, 1958.

Class differences. Britain, 1937.

Miss New Zealand falls unconscious. Miss Universe competition, Long Beach, 15th July 1954.

The two-year-old Dalai Lama, 1937.

The way real men shave, 1940.

Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen with his wife, 1947.

Alittle girl encounters apenguin for the first time.

Unpacking the Statue ofLiberty, 1885.

Asoldier shares some bananas with agoat. Battle ofSaipan, 1944.

Original Michelin, 1910.

Aman and woman onadate, 1950s.

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A Fight Broke Out Between 6 Bulldozers, And It’s About As Awesome As You’d Think

A Fight Broke Out Between 6 Bulldozers, And It's About As Awesome As You'd Think

When two competing construction companies in China tried to settle a dispute over a job, instead of being civil, they opted for the “let’s take things outside” route…

While that might sound pretty harmless too, things escalated quickly…because they were using their bulldozers instead of their fists.

The result is pretty much what would happen if the Transformers fought while staying in vehicle form. Luckily, no one was hurt, so we can all sit back and enjoy the hell out of this clash of industrial titans.

This is pretty much how I used to play with my Tonka trucks as a kid…only these bulldozers are REAL here.

According to Vox, China’s construction industry has been experiencing extremely low growth for the past few years, so it’s understandable that tensions would be high between builders. But should you really be destroying your own equipment during a recession? Not that I’m complaining — that was supremely awesome to watch!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bulldozer-fight/

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EA to Shutter ‘SimCity Social,’ ‘The Sims Social,’ ‘Pet Society’

EA to Shutter 'SimCity Social,' 'The Sims Social,' 'Pet Society'

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EA is shuttering three of its Facebook games on June 14: Sim City Social, The Sims Social and Pet Society.

Those games’ players are being notified by the Playfish forums and the Facebook fan pages. Players are encouraged to spend all their in-game currency before June 14.

Sim City Social was announced last year and released on June 25, meaning it will have survived for only a year. The game was developed by Playfish and Maxis, and allowed players to collaborate on cities.

The Sims Social was the Facebook spinoff of EA’s dominant simulation game. It was released in 2011 and rose to the top of Facebook’s app charts, becoming second only to Farmville in popularity. In the past six months, however, it had seen a decline in users.

Pet Society was developed and released by Playfish Games before it was acquired by EA for $300 million in 2009. It allowed players to create and customize their own pets, and then interact with other friends across the game. Pet Society had an immense following and had been on Facebook since 2008.

This announcement comes after EA decided to shutter other Facebook games; EA Sports NFL Madden Superstars and EA Sports NHL Superstars are both being shuttered May 14. EA could be re-evaluating its position in the social games market with these closures, but the games represent most of the titles Playfish supported. Another of the developer’s games, a hidden object game called JetSet Secrets released in September, is being retired later this month.

For devoted players of those social games, these closures might represent another reason to be bitter at EA, which was voted Worst Company in America by Consumerist readers just last week.

Did you play SimCity Social, The Sims Social or Pet Society? Share your memories of those games with us in the comments.

Image courtesy SimCity Social Facebook

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/04/15/ea-closing-facebook-games/

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WATCH: When You Do a Wheelie At Over 100mph In Just a T-Shirt And Shorts..Don’t Crash!

WATCH: When You Do a Wheelie At Over 100mph In Just a T-Shirt And Shorts..Don’t Crash!

Motorcycles can indeed be dangerous.

Riding on the road presents a whole lot of unknowns that you always want to be prepared for. If you are going out of your way to increase the danger risk, you naturally have to be extra prepared. Regardless, even if you are commuting to work or making a run to the grocery store, you throw on your leathers and make sure your skin is protected. One wrong move by you or someone else and you will easily go down and find yourself getting skin grafted in ICU for the next two weeks. So naturally, if you are going to decide to hop on your bike, hit the road, and attempt to do insane wheelies, then of course you are going to be geared up in leather to the max, right? In this case, wrong.

There are idiots who dont respect motorcycles and seemingly think they are invincible and can be in complete control of a machine thats a hundred times more powerful than they are.

Case in point in this video below where we witness an idiot nearly lose his life from a major wheelie fail:

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25 Fun Facts About Seinfeld You May Not Know

25 Fun Facts About Seinfeld You May Not Know

It’s hard to really describe the phenomenon that Seinfeld was and still is today. It definitely is at the top of the list for most loved sitcoms and will always be there. Here are 25 fun facts about Seinfeld you may not know.

25. Before Elaine

imgarcade.com Before Julia Louis-Dreyfus was on Seinfeld, she was first a cast member on SNL from 1982-1985. Before that she was performing with The Second City in Chicago, the popular theater troupe. Larry David and Julia met on SNL because Larry was a writer there for a year.

24. RESTAURANT

peopleschoice.com The diner where the group is seen eating most every episode has aname – Monk’s. It modeled after NYC’s Upper West Side cafe Tom’s Restaurant, which is still in operation today

23. So Many Awards

www.idesigntimes.com Seinfeld was nominated for 68 Emmy Awards altogether and won 10. Although, neither Jerry Seinfeld nor Jason Alexander ever won an individual Emmy.

22. That’s A Lot of Moolah

www.popcritics.com By the end of the series, the show was bringing in about $200 million a year in pure profit for NBC.

21. This City Would Eat You Alive

garykordan.photographyblogsites.com Seinfeld couldn’t exist in any other city but New York, but it was mostly shot at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City,CA.

20. Get Smart

www.sodahead.com Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite TV shows as a kid were Get Smart, Laugh-In, and Batman.

19. Directed by George

littlevillagemag.com Jason Alexander (George Costanza) is the only cast member who everdirected an episode.

18. Jerry the Comedian

www.gamedev.net Jerry Seinfeld is ranked #12 out of the top 100 comedians of all time on Comedy Central’s list.

17. Kramer with Children

www.telegraph.co.uk Before making Kramer the iconic role he is, Michael Richards auditioned for the role of Al Bundy in Married With Childrenbut was beat out by Ed O’Neill.

16. Rosie and Patricia

www.google.com Rosie O’Donnell read for the part of Elaine and was considered. So was Patricia Heaton, the wife fromEverybody Loves Raymond.

15. Just Keep It In the Show

www.ign.com The last gag in “The Parking Garage,” in which Kramer’s car won’t start after the foursome finally finds his parking space, was completely unintentional.

14. No Hugs, No Lessons

media-cache-cd0.pinimg.com Seinfeld held the mantra of “No Hugs, No Lessons” throughout the entire series. They chose not to have any sentimental moments on the show.

13. Hello, Newman.

www.bkmag.com The first reference toNewman was made in the second season’s 7th episode, but the role was voice only, and was portrayed by Larry David.

12. Julia’s Baby

www.indiewire.com When Julia Louis-Dreyfus became pregnant with her second child, Jerry suggested that they incorporate her size into the story and work in a plotline about Elaine getting fat. When she heard the idea, Julia“just burst into tears,” and the idea was immediately scrapped in favor of just hiding her belly under baggy clothes and well-placed props.

11. Kessler/Kramer

cadeiranteemprimeirasviagens.wordpress.com Larry David originally wanted to name Kramer “Kessler.” David based the character on his neighbor, also named Kramer, and feared that his neighbor would make a big fuss about it. In the end, Kramer was the perfect name for the character. Kramer’s first name, Cosmo, wasn’t revealed until season 6.

10. Kramer Reality Tour

www.google.com Larry David’s neighbor did indeed profit from the association of the names.He even does a “Kramer Reality Tour,” which was later mimicked in the show when Kramer does a reality tour of Mr. Peterman because he used Kramer’s stories for his book.

9. The Contest

www.amstudy.hku.hk The “contest” episode is based on a real contest that Larry David and Kenny Kramer had. It went on for months, and Larry won.

8. Jerry’s Age

www.forbes.com After being featured on the Tonight Show for over a decade, Jerry was 36 years old when the series first began.

7. It’s a Festivus Miracle!

www.nbcchicago.com George’s father didn’t invent Festivus. The real credit goes to Dan O’Keefe who created it in 1966 to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with his wife. O’Keefe’sson was a writer on the show and presented the idea. The Festivus pole was a gag added by the writers. Think of it as a gift for the rest of us.

6. Get Out!

blog.aarp.org Seinfeld’s series finale ranks as the #3 most watched series finale behind M.A.S.H. and Cheers. 76 million viewers tuned in to watch the four friends end up in jail.

5. Where’s Elaine?

www.google.com Elaine wasn’t originally in the cast. After the pilot episode, Larry and Jerry started looking for a good fit in a female character. They found Julia Louis-Dreyfus who couldn’t have been a better choice.

4. No Soup For You!

parade.condenast.com Jerry is banned fromthe real life Soup Nazi’s restaurant. Al Yaganeh, the inspiration for the Soup Nazi, claims that the episode ruined his life and business, even though it has given him fame and recognition to this day.

3. Yadda Yadda Yadda

www.rantlifestyle.com “Yada, yada, yada,” was ranked #1 in TV Guide’s list of TV’s 20 Top Catchphrases.

2. The Power of Laughter

variety.com Steven Spielberg has said that while filming Schindler’s List, he would getdepressed at times andwould watch tapes of “Seinfeld” episodes to cheer himself up.

1. Leaving On A High Note

www.popcritics.com Seinfeld is one of only three series in American history to stay ranked at #1 in the ratings for its entire final network season. The other two were I Love Lucy (in 1956-57) and The Andy Griffith Show (in 1967-68).

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White People Listen to Pandora, Study Shows

White People Listen to Pandora, Study Shows

Pandora – the free radio bullshit that plays the worst advertisements – released the top ten most “thumbs upped” songs. This important data analysis revealed that depressed white people listen to a shit ton of Pandora. Here's the full list:

1. “How to Save a Life” – The Fray
2. “Someone Like You” – Adele
3. “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye
4. “Counting Stars” – One Republic
5. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
6. “Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls
7. “Let Me Love You” – Mario
8. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
9. “The Motto” – Drake
10. “Don't Stop Believing” – Journey

Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/white-people-listen-to-pandora-study-shows

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It’s Wrong To Laugh At These Skiing And Snowboarding Fails, But It Feels So Right

It's Wrong To Laugh At These Skiing And Snowboarding Fails, But It Feels So Right

It’s incredibly hard to master the art of skiing or snowboarding. I think everyone knows that. If you’ve ever given it a try, you know just how complicated it is. It looks simple and smooth, but the learning curve is brutal.

If you think that skiing and snowboarding are easy activities, I think you should ask these people just how “simple” they are. Their failures are absolutely amazing.

Those are some nasty falls, and I hope everyone in that video is okay. If you do want to film your foray into extreme sports, maybe wait until you master them, okay?

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If You Drive Over These Rumble Strips On The Highway, Something Awesome Happens

If You Drive Over These Rumble Strips On The Highway, Something Awesome Happens

Normally, when you drift to the curb of a highway, it’s bad news. You’re jolted back into the lane by the terrible vibrations and noise of the rumble strips.

But just west of a small town in New Mexico, there’s a road that everyone looks forward to for just that same reason. While there are some pretty spectacular views, the grooves in the road are what people travel to it for.

Spaced just the right amount apart, the rumble strips produce a song when you drive over them at the exact right speed. Hear it for yourself, and get ready to plan your next cross-country drive to the Land of Enchantment.

What a wonderful surprise! Hopefully this catches on enough and we find more of these around the country.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/musical-highway/