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We Didn’t Start the Fire…

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… but Billy Joel did 65 years ago today – and I can guarantee that he (or anyone else for that matter) had no idea he would one day be married, and incidentally divorced, to an uptown girl like Christie Brinkley. Who, no offense, was exponentially out of his league. You make great records, Bill, but a hottie you are not so bravo for pulling that one off…

That’s right, folks, Captain Jack himself turned 65 years young today. Only the good die young, so I can only assume that Mr. Joel isn’t such an innocent man seeing as how he’s still in a New York state of mind.

Slow down, you’re doing fine, Billy.

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“It might seem crazy what I’m about to say…”

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If the song ‘Happy’ hasn’t bored it’s way through your skull and permanently etched itself onto your brain then you’ve been missing out. I mean I heard that song at least 6 times today, and each time I just thought “man, I AM happy”!

Then I realize I will never be cool enough to wear a hat like this and I think, “man, maybe I’m not happy.”

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There are some people who can just do whatever they want. Pharrell is one of those people. Pharrell could get away with murder, while he wears this hat…

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Pharrell’s hats say so much about him, music, and the world…

#1. The military should be taken very seriously…

He is a huge supporter of the military, which is nice to see coming from Hollywood..Image

Let’s take a closer look..

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Wait… I’m getting mixed messages here.

#2. It’s okay to continually wear the same outrageous thing, as long as it’s in different colors…

 

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Pharrell is so cutting edge, he even wears it in RED!!!

#3. Beyonce is super excited about Pharrell’s idea to open a hat store. Jay – Z will own 51% of course.

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#4. Anna Kendrick is sick and tired of Pharrell and his smiley hat wearing ass… maybe she is just jealous?

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#5. Pharrell was once attacked but a pack of wolves. He killed them all with his bare hands and now wears their fur from head to toe despite temperatures in LA being consistently in the 80’s.

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#6. Pharrell and his wife are surprisingly frugal. When they were asked about their marriage Pharrell said “we save a lot of money by sharing all of our clothes. Being the exact same size as my partner is something I knew I needed in life”

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#7. Pharrell has a very serious disease called duplicationphia. He is unable to only buy one color of hat. He claims he is on medication, but it doesn’t seem to be helping.

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#8. Pharrell does a lot of charity work with the youths in his home town of Virginia Beach. In a unrelated story there have been reports of children’s hats disappearing from that same area.

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#9. Like a crocodile that needs to close it’s eyes when it’s mouth is open, Pharrell must close his eyes when he is not wearing a hat.

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#10. When Pharrell doesn’t have time to choose a hat, he simply throws a blanket on his head, and it works.

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The cold hard truth is…

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This may go against everything you learned as a child but it’s the cold hard truth and someone has to say it. As you get older you start to realize you will have to cut things out. There simply isn’t enough time to do the things you need to do, let alone the things you WANT to do. Oh, and also you probably won’t be the president or an astronaut. Just sayin’

Anyway… I wanted to bring this up to help future adults better cope with the fact that they will be able to actually accomplish only a fraction of the dreams and goals they have when they are young, and also maybe a little bit as a cry for help.Fun-Time

Help with my time management. I mean starting my day hitting snooze 7 times doesn’t exactly get things started on the right foot, but gin will do that to you I suppose. Then we have the “to do” list in my brain. A list on which all of the items are battling for the top spot and therefore I cannot decide which to pick. So naturally I pick the worst option.

Take this morning for example. I spent a solid 45 minutes wandering around the apartment. Made two cups of coffee. Then I sat down to take care of business. What business did I take care of? I snapchatted my cousin a clip of a Stevie Wonder “Happy Birthday” video. That’s called prioritizing children.

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I need a serious life coaching session.

This is the worst time of year for my time management problems. If it’s even remotely nice outside I will make every excuse in the book as to why I need to just roll around in the grass somewhere. I couldn’t possibly clean my bathroom, THE SUN IS OUT!

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I don’t think everyone is guilty of putzing around like me and thank goodness for that. I’m a supporter of the go getter lifestyle, I just don’t seem to have the time to go anywhere or get anything. So, I hope all of you reach the goals you set for yourselves and all your dreams come true.

That being said, today is beautiful and I have lots of things I need to avoid doing.

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Oh happy day…

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Ummm so tomorrow is the first day of Spring.

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I thought I would get this time of warmth and new life started with this list…

(even though I don’t know why some of these are suppose to make you happy, or if some of these are even real, but hey, go with it)

BE HAPPY

and this…

It may still be snowy, or rainy and cold where you are, except for you bastards in California, but soon we will all be soaking in the rays! So let’s get ready mentally and BE HAPPY!

Happy first day of spring people! (or at least people that it applies to, for everyone else you will have your time, pipe down)

For those people, I saved my personal favorite….

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strangers are in danger

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Can someone please explain to me why there are certain people in this world that we are completely UN-attracted to. I mean this seriously. Doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman, young or old, fat or skinny, what your race is or what your sexual preference is.

There are so many different ways we are attracted to people. Their style, humor, kindness, intelligence, mysteriousness, or maybe we just like there faces. Sometimes we don’t even know why we are attracted to people. We are just pulled towards certain people in unexplainable ways. Like, when there are fries on a plate and you’re already full but you reach for the fries anyway…

No, that was a garbage example of what I’m trying to say. Still, there must be something in our subconscious that makes us pick some humans over others.

But I’m not here to talk about why people are attracted. I’m here to talk about why we sometimes have the strong desire to punch strangers in the face.

I generally try to keep things upbeat here and I strive to show that, regardless of the topic, humor and a lighthearted outlook can bring people together. Even though today, I am doing kind of the opposite. While I think I’m being hilarious and lighthearted when I talk about it the overall message isn’t about unity. It’s about the divide. dun dun dun

I don’t know why this flash of hatred occurs, but I do know I’m not the only one who experiences it. I guess this applies in many areas of life. If you don’t like a certain foods, cars, music, or maybe even a certain fabric pattern drives you crazy. But wanting to punch another human for no good reason deserves a little more attention than cars or fabric patterns. I think someone better start to research why a complete stranger, who has done nothing wrong, can make you cringe.

While I’m confident everyone has these emotions. Let me just say I’m not a bully, or a bigot. I am a completely normal person… who doesn’t lie about judging strangers… and non-strangers, …and children, ….and sometimes pets. OKAY moving on.

I don’t do this on purpose. This is typically how it works….

I’m out to dinner with a few friend having a lovely evening. Then… BAM, I see someone sitting at another table and immediately… BAM BAM… I want to punch them in the face.

WHY?!

I don’t know, that’s why I am asking you guys on the internet. Do you ever feel this way?

**side note: We don’t condone punching or hating for no reason… I was just saying sometimes you WANT to, not that you SHOULD. We are all for love and peace.**

Now here are a bunch of people ( and animals) getting punched… because that’s more fun!

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Inspiration. Determination. Perspiration. Awolnation?

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We want to know what inspires you!

I’ve written before about the power of quotes. I don’t deny they are an amazing tool for sparking creativity or confidence. Still, sometimes is takes more than what someone else says to get the juices flowing.

For me it takes a swift kick in the bum. Maybe for you it takes a compelling image or song. Many of us won’t be inspired to make changes until it is too late. The old sayings are all true. “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, or “too little too late”, or anything else that makes you want to jump off a bridge you’ve heard it so many times.

Some people seem to have mastered the art of action. Those people who climb mountains, jump off buildings, live with monkeys, work with children, help the sick, go back to school, live in Siberia (see HAPPY PEOPLE) woah. Those people are inspiring. But why? What drives those people?

This is what we want to know! What drives people to do what they do.

Be an interactive part of the human race and leave us a comment letting us know what inspires you to do what you do. Who knows maybe you will be an inspiration to someone else.

So, we have inspiration which leads to determination which usually involves perspiration, which always ends up with Awolnation….

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Somehow AWOLNATION created a song that seems to inspire everyone. There are countless videos of people doing amazing things and pushing the limits while the song ‘Sail’ streams in the background.

Okay, that last one is a little off topic, unless you ask the question, “what inspired that person to take the time to create a video like that?” We are certainly grateful someone did.

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Introducing…. FLULA.

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So I had a hard time coming up with something to blog about today. BUT…

then I found this gem…

 

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and the cherry on top…

Flula is my new favorite.

You’re welcome.

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Did someone say MONKEY?

Comedy, Design Studio, graphic design, LeMonkey House, Monkeys, Music, party, Posters

I know my blog posts are normally amazing, revolutionary, profound, mind -blowing, earth shattering works of art.

Just kidding, I usually just post awesome pictures, uh yea, you are welcome.

Well, today I thought I would switch it up.

I know people love their podcasts and are probably looking to be as lazy as possible while at work. So, today I figured I would just cram as many songs into this blog as I could. Obviously, we want to keep things relevant so all of the songs will be featuring the word monkey.

Get down with us today.

love you,

-Le Monkey House

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Okay, who knew there were so many?! I didn’t post all of them but to be honest some of them don’t deserve to be posted. Also, kudos to Warren Zevon who managed to have three songs all with the word monkey in the title. I didn’t post any of them but if you didn’t get your fill of monkey songs yet Warren is your man.