Stop me if you've seen these. The Photoshop Tutorial Rap from CollegeHumor.com is nothing short of sublime. It's so good you can actually pick up useful Photoshop tips from it. If you're not a Photoshop geek, it will only be about 1/16 as funny to you, I'm afraid. But you should just get out there and start learning Photoshop! It's a source.
I had to watch this three times to get all the references. The way DJ Dodge and MC Burn lighten, and darken, respectively, still cracks me up… And you've got to love Master Bevel, Lens Flare, the Rasterizer…
Hat tip to SNaFu for the absurdly heart-warming elephant and dog buddy video.
Elephants, incidentally, increasingly appear to be terrifyingly smart. If you haven't before seen this video of an elephant painting… an elephant, prepare to have your notions of the internal lives of animals up-ended forever.
The 18-year-old African Elephant got behind and pushed the car out of trouble and out of the enclosure.
She even cleaned the car in the process.
Five reached into a bucket of water with her trunk, sprayed the vehicle with water to remove any dust, then gathered up a sponge with her trunk and cleaned the windows and paintwork with the style of a true professional.
Director of Wildlife, Bob Lawrence, said: "…the jeep broke down again and to our astonishment Five came over and decided to give us a hand.
"She lifted the bonnet up, got the dipstick, and gave it to Lawrence. When we still couldn't get it to start, she went round the back and gave us a push.
"I've never seen anything like this in my life - it was absolutely incredible."
Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees.
The researchers argue that their work shows it is morally unacceptable to keep such intelligent animals in amusement parks or to kill them for food or by accident when fishing. Some 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die in this way each year.
Studies show how dolphins have distinct personalities, a strong sense of self and can think about the future… can recognise themselves in a mirror… have the ability to learn a rudimentary symbol-based language… can solve difficult problems, while those living in the wild co-operate in ways that imply complex social structures and a high level of emotional sophistication.