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Unfortunately, he didn’t get the joke until he was clued in by the anchor, at which point hilarity ensued. Of course, with the cavalcade of stupid baby names these days, there very well could have been a 10-year old Hugh Janus out there who didn’t appreciate the laughter.

Check it out after the jump.

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Has BBC reporter Caroline Bilton pioneered a new camera fade out technique? Maybe, but its hilariousness means it could never follow a serious story.

Check it out after the jump, followed by another reporter’s bland explanation.

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(via TCD)

knee to the crotch

When a videobomber decided to get some uninvited airtime on a Weather Channel broadcast, meteorologist Jim Cantore was prepared with a “dumbass deflection” technique that consisted of a knee in the crotch followed by a seamless continuation of his report.

Watch the professionalism after the jump.

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Exposure to hypothermic conditions and the people at US Air Guitar (which worked by the way).

Check out his chops after the jump.

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For the reporters in the video after the jump, 2013 will be remembered as the year of on air weirdness, Freudian slips, humiliation and idiots looking for their two seconds of fame.

Watch and laugh after the jump (slightly NSFW).

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On Saturday night, Ron Burgundy himself sat down and delivered the local news for CBS’s North Dakota affiliate KX News along with co-anchor Amber Schatz, who spends the entire 30 minutes looking like she wants to burst into uncontrollable laughter. As you’ll see in the video after the jump, the segment is accompanied by remarkably boring news stories and moments of uncomfortable silence and the even more uncomfortable attempts of serious news personalities to communicate with an internationally known funnyman.

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Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City will become the home of the world’s tallest water slide when the Verrückt (German for “insane”) attraction opens this coming spring. The slide will drop people from a height of nearly 140 feet and will offer a second hill before riders come to a stop – no doubt leaving a significant amount of fear piss in the water for the next lucky rider. Fortunately, passengers will descend in a four person inflatable raft because to do so freely would undoubtedly result in a wedgie that would split you in half.

The Kansas City slide will beat the current 134.5 ft record holder (Brazil’s Insano) by several feet.

Check out a teaser video after the break…

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In preparation for closing its doors for good, a Hawaii Blockbuster recently rented out its final DVD on 11/9 at 11PM (making it the last rental from the Dish Network-owned chain as a whole): the Seth Rogen / James Franco flick This is the End. The moment resulted in a tweet displaying the above photo, which is like looking back in time to a far more inconvenient movie-watching experience.

Reportedly, only about 50 third party-owned Blockbuster locations will remain in operation after Dish Network decided to shutter the rest.

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After checking out the video after the jump, you may be wondering why it’s lacking the enlightening moment when this guy realizes he’s holding paper rather than his iPad. Here’s your answer:

“This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it. In the rush of live news, he didn’t have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it.”

I imagine the time crunch also prevented him from dropping it on the ground or heaving it off camera.

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