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‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’ - the poke

‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’

This is six seconds very well spent, a video that went viral on Reddit of a dog doing its very best to help out in a difficult situation. ‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’ said _Raines_. Very funny and total adorable. ‘The little growl as she’s pushing against […] The post ‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’ appeared first on The Poke.
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People can’t quite get on board with this alternative ending to Titanic - the poke

People can’t quite get on board with this alternative ending to Titanic

If you haven’t seen the ending of Titanic – spoiler alert, it sinks and Jack dies. But also, Kate Winslet’s character, now played by Gloria Stuart, secretly returns her priceless pendant to the icy depths. Over on Twitter, Pat Brennan shared a genuine alternative ending, in which the deed is not done in secret, but […] The post People can’t quite get on board with this alternative ending to Titanic appeared first on The Poke.
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‘A pandemic. A snowstorm. And a bored guy …’ - the poke

‘A pandemic. A snowstorm. And a bored guy …’

Finally, something useful to do with all the extra time you might have during lockdown. Sure you can learn a language or musical instrument or whatever, but why would you want to do any of that when you could do this? Obviously you’ll need a bit of outdoor space. And some snow. And a decent […] The post ‘A pandemic. A snowstorm. And a bored guy …’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 week ago
This offer of help to a neighbour living alone had the best possible ending - the poke

This offer of help to a neighbour living alone had the best possible ending

This is a brilliant tale of someone looking out for a neighbour in lockdown, a salutary lesson which has just gone viral all over again on Reddit. Here’s the original TikTok video by New Zealand comic Melanie Bracewell – @meladoodle over on Twitter. It's important to look out for your neighbours at this time pic.twitter.com/S52pwDiZdV […] The post This offer of help to a neighbour living alone had the best possible ending appeared first on The Poke.
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John Oliver’s takedown of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump’s acquittal is simply perfect - the poke

John Oliver’s takedown of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump’s acquittal is simply perfect

There’s been lots written and said about Donald Trump’s acquittal of inciting the mob attack on the US Capitol in his record-breaking second impeachment. But rarely is the whole thing summed up quite so well as the brilliant John Oliver in this 33 second clip about Ted Cruz and the impeachment process. “Dead Eyes, Empty […] The post John Oliver’s takedown of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump’s acquittal is simply perfect appeared first on The Poke.
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This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better - the poke

This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better

We’re grateful to Empire deputy editor and author Nick de Semlyen for sharing these 19 seconds from the brilliant Top Secret! It’s an all-time classic and 19 seconds very well spent. The train joke in Top Secret. Genius. pic.twitter.com/Fzw5Oi4dLm — Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) February 15, 2021 It was the film writer/directors David Zucker, Jim […] The post This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better appeared first on The Poke.
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You can see this Dutch ice-skating fail coming a mile away – but only his pride got hurt - the poke

You can see this Dutch ice-skating fail coming a mile away – but only his pride got hurt

The weather has been cold, even for February, in many parts of the world – as demonstrated by the fact that people in Texas have been building snowmen. The move to Texas has been….eventful. Won’t have access to good internet for at least a day or so, but until then, here’s the snowman our neighbors […] The post You can see this Dutch ice-skating fail coming a mile away – but only his pride got hurt appeared first on The Poke.
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Take a chance on this unlikely but brilliant Matt Hancock and ABBA mash-up - the poke

Take a chance on this unlikely but brilliant Matt Hancock and ABBA mash-up

In what must be a surprise even to the government, the rollout of the vaccine in the UK has been a success so far – but it’s crucial to spread the message that anyone invited for a jab should accept that invitation. This unlikely mash-up, created by the very talented Darren Dutton, does exactly that. […] The post Take a chance on this unlikely but brilliant Matt Hancock and ABBA mash-up appeared first on The Poke.
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The impeccable comic timing of these trains is one for the ages - the poke

The impeccable comic timing of these trains is one for the ages

Not unlike the joy of travelling on a steam train itself, the impeccable comic timing of this moment will never not be a treat. ‘More than a hundred kids were waiting to see this historic steam train in England,’ writes Lord-AG over on Reddit. What are the chances, eh? ‘Lol you never pick opposite side […] The post The impeccable comic timing of these trains is one for the ages appeared first on The Poke.
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These movie newspaper headlines replaced by the Sunday Sport is simply brilliant - the poke

These movie newspaper headlines replaced by the Sunday Sport is simply brilliant

Nothing short of a work of wonder by the good people of Jellyface Productions, who have taken a load of memorable movie scenes featuring newspaper headlines and replaced them with the Sunday Sport. You’re very unlikely to spend a more worthwhile two minutes today. Eagle-eyed readers may already know it’s not the first time they’ve […] The post These movie newspaper headlines replaced by the Sunday Sport is simply brilliant appeared first on The Poke.
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This Saturday Night Live clip brutally exposes everything wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial - the poke

This Saturday Night Live clip brutally exposes everything wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial

Saturday Night Live went out just hours after the verdict, but this very funny Weekend Update brutally skewers everything that was wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial. ‘The jurors who were deciding the case were the ones that were attacked by the defendant.’ ‘The trial took place at the scene of the crime.’ The way this […] The post This Saturday Night Live clip brutally exposes everything wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial appeared first on The Poke.
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The comedy timing of the second dog nicking this pizza is simply perfect - the poke

The comedy timing of the second dog nicking this pizza is simply perfect

There’s a rather fabulous Twitter account called Perfectly Cut Screams – @AAAAAGGHHHH – which is full of very funny videos featuring, you guessed it, perfectly cut screams. And it just shared this TikTok video which went viral – wildly viral – because it’s an all-time classic of the genre. @ashace2423 I am still shocked 😫😳 […] The post The comedy timing of the second dog nicking this pizza is simply perfect appeared first on The Poke.
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The ‘Why you should have a cat’ Twitter account is the stress buster we all need – 10 favourites - the poke

The ‘Why you should have a cat’ Twitter account is the stress buster we all need – 10 favourites

Nothing needs to be added to the information contained in the name of the Why you should have a cat Twitter account, except to say that it’s a stress buster – and which one of us doesn’t need one of those right now? 1. To conduct scientific experiments that prove they’re a liquid pic.twitter.com/a2MaRITTZH — […] The post The ‘Why you should have a cat’ Twitter account is the stress buster we all need – 10 favourites appeared first on The Poke.
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Eric Trump’s boast about his father’s impeachment acquittal backfired spectacularly - the poke

Eric Trump’s boast about his father’s impeachment acquittal backfired spectacularly

There was a lot more surprise than disappointment when the impeachment trial of Donald Trump failed to result in a guilty verdict, as nobody really expected Republican senators to vote against him. The fact that a majority of the House believed he had incited insurrection – though not the two thirds necessary to convict – […] The post Eric Trump’s boast about his father’s impeachment acquittal backfired spectacularly appeared first on The Poke.
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‘The Moustache Chronicles’ - the poke

‘The Moustache Chronicles’

This lovely old tale of a teacher who wore the same outfit for his entire career has just gone viral on Reddit after it was shared by Bmchris44 who said: ‘The Moustache Chronicles’. It’s Texas gym teacher Dale Irby, who first went viral back in 2013 for his commitment to the cause. Back then he […] The post ‘The Moustache Chronicles’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 2 weeks ago
‘Anyone in any doubt who the coolest Beatle was, read this George Harrison story …’ - the poke

‘Anyone in any doubt who the coolest Beatle was, read this George Harrison story …’

People love this story about George Harrison, Phil Collins, and the case of the missing congas on the former Beatle’s debut solo album, All Things Must Pass. It was shared by Calvin Betton – @Calvbetton on Twitter – and went viral, wildly viral. Anyone in any doubt about who the coolest Beatle was, I heard […] The post ‘Anyone in any doubt who the coolest Beatle was, read this George Harrison story …’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 2 weeks ago
‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is done’ - the poke

‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is done’

This looks like a lot of fun. Painfully funny, in fact, a video of what may best be described as ‘extreme sledding’ shared by Redditor Chance_the_Author who said: ‘Two girls, one bump.’ Oof. ‘It’s not a good sledding hill unless there are bodies sprawled at the bottom.’ designgoddess ‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is […] The post ‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is done’ appeared first on The Poke.
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These cyclists trying to free their bike from an electric fence will never get old - the poke

These cyclists trying to free their bike from an electric fence will never get old

A group of cyclists from the UK try to untangle a bike from an electric fence – resulting in repeated shocks, plenty of swearing and a desperate attempt to use a bit of wood as a tool. (NSFW language) The post These cyclists trying to free their bike from an electric fence will never get old appeared first on The Poke.
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This young dog helping an older dog play fetch wins ‘awww!’ of the day - the poke

This young dog helping an older dog play fetch wins ‘awww!’ of the day

This clip of two dogs playing fetch has gone viral on Reddit because it’s such a heartwarming watch. Young dog lays toys for older dog so it can join the fetch,’ said GlobalSweet who shared it. Hearts were melting everywhere … ‘You can tell the older doggo wants to play and is just hurting too […] The post This young dog helping an older dog play fetch wins ‘awww!’ of the day appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 2 weeks ago
Your one-stop shop covidit takedown - the poke

Your one-stop shop covidit takedown

This covidiot takedown went viral on Reddit because it’s a one-stop shop for all the covidiots in your life. It was shared on Reddit by Scaulbylausis who said: ‘At least he’s self-aware.’ READ MORE People enjoyed this shop sign aimed at people still not wearing a mask properly Source Reddit u/Scaulbylausis Imgur The post Your one-stop shop covidit takedown appeared first on The Poke.
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This German sign telling people to wash their hands properly really isn’t messing around

This German sign telling people to wash their hands properly really isn’t messing around

the poke - 1 month ago

Back in the day – oh, so many days ago – Boris Johnson told us all to wash our hands for as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice.

When it comes to encouraging people to have a really, proper, thorough hand washing, this German sign does it slightly differently.

Well, it’s one way of explaining it.

And it got us in the mood for other signs which really weren’t messing around.

Like this one.

And this one.

Oh go on then, one more.

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How (not) to wash your hands

Source Twitter @karmel80

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