We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Everyone has their own way of coping when a pet dies. Mourning, depression, getting a new pet--we understand. Stuffing your dead feline and turning taxidermy into a helicopter art installation? Hey who are we to judge? So instead, we will just watch this catcopter test flight with open hearts. [NYDN]
Power to the people. Not satisfied with freezing time in Grand Central Station or imparting thousands of pantless people on New York's subways, Improv Everywhere decided it'd be fun to create a car alarm symphony (getting 50-some odd car owners to push their panic buttons at once). The result? Well, let's hope they continue to use their powers of organization for good. [Improv Everywhere]
The running joke of ventriloquists is that they're creepy because their best friends are puppets. Leave it to one Nina Conti to put a new spin on that trope. Check out the 10 minute mark where, thanks to a weird mask, Conti turns an audience member into a living puppet. It's sort of great and funny and comical, provided you weren't the volunteer. [via Gawker]
And just when you've seen everything (a funny puppeteer, cat helicopters, and smoking goats) here's your last heart-warming, cynic-melting video of the afternoon: 300 straight Mormons marching in Utah's Gay Pride Parade in Salt Lake City. They belong to of Dustin Lance Black's (Milk) Mormon Building Bridges campaign, and it's a reconciliatory and loving start to gay pride month. [Towleroad]
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