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Arabs, Lions and Spooning a Houseplant: The Daily Nooner (EST)!

Awesome Video Of The DayA Classic Middle Eastern Practical Joke

One time I drew a boner on my friend's car with a bar of soap. That was probably the craziest prank I've ever pulled. Oh, and one time at a sleepover we put a kid's hand in warm water, but he didn't even pee his pants or anything, so we poured the water in his ear and punched him in the stomach. I thought we were pretty wild, but that was before I learned about the ol' "bringing a full-grown lion to your friend's party" gag.

This video serves as definitive proof that people in the Middle East are hard as nails. Sure, they might be running away in sheer terror, but cut them some slack - IT'S A LION. If anyone has President Bush's email address, please forward this video to him. Maybe if he sees what passes for practical jokes over there he'll reconsider this whole "War On Terror" thing.

Stay tuned for the hilarious retaliation video where they hold the guy who brought the lion down and put a live cobra down his robe.


Ask A Cracked BloggerI have insomnia. In order to fall asleep I have to basically shut off all of my senses and then do this bullshit breathing exercise. I can't have skin touching skin, I can't hear any noise that isn't constant, I can't be warm, and I can't see any light... even through my closed eyelids. I wind up with a fucking body pillow, a sheet tucked between all the areas where my skin would touch skin and a pillow over my head with a very loud fan on. It seems that this kind of behavior is a problem for women; I can't maintain a relationship because of my fucked up sleeping habits.

What should I do?

Tucked In Retardedly Every Dusk

Between Hollywood, TV commercials and these damn kids with their rap music, you can't turn your head these days without someone telling you that healthy, loving relationships are "cool" or "hep." Our culture is notorious for glamorizing long-term commitment, and you, like so many others, TIRED, have been brainwashed. I'm not going to discourage you from pursuing it, but I don't know if they manufacture a bed big enough to hold you, a significant other and all of your neuroses.

Women are loud, warm creatures that are typically covered in skin, which means that they embody every physical property you can't stand when you're trying to fall asleep. If you ever hope to share a bed with one, you'll need to slowly desensitize yourself to all the things that drive you nuts about them. To begin the process, spend your nights cuddling with the exact polar opposite of a woman: a common houseplant. Once you're comfortable with that, try it with a raw side of beef. Next, add some heating pads into the mix (set to 98.6) and wrap the whole thing in a sheet of the softest leather you can find. Give it a feminine name - Cheryl or Gladys are both good ones - and a playful squeeze.

Now pat yourself on the back, TIRED. You have a girlfriend!

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