WATCH: The Roots Ride Dr. Doom’s Fearfall

Yesterday, when posting a video of Philly comedian Kevin Hart riding a roller coaster with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, writer Victor Fiorillo made a suggestion: “Let’s get Questlove and Fallon to ride the vomit-inducing Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Great Adventure.”

This morning he gets his wish. Well sort of. Questlove and The Roots took their turn on the Universal Studios version of Zumanjaro: Dr. Doom’s Fearfall. And it was captured on tape and shown last night on The Tonight Show. Check out the clip above.

WATCH: Philly’s BalletX Does One of Those “Happy” Videos

Philly dance company BalletX has put together a hyper-local video to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” that features members of the dance company, and even a few random locals — like a guy in a food truck with particularly good rhythm, and a couple adorable kids break-dancing down at Love Park. The best moment starts at about 1:20, when three of the company dancers do a synchronized dance on the steps of the Bellevue.

Check out the video above. Sure, they’re a little late to the game here, but is it really ever too late to hear this song?

WATCH: Car Stops in the Gayborhood, Gets Twerked All Over

Came across this funny video on Instagram this morning and had to share. Apparently the Gayborhood was popping last night, as is evidenced by this impromptu street party at what looks to be near 13th and Saint James Street. A car gets stopped in the middle of the street, and before you know it passersby just start twerking all over it. The best part is that the passengers put the thing in park to get out to join them. “Only in Philly,” the camera man says. But I’d like to add that being in gay central probably helps, too.

WARNING: NSFW (there’s a bit of profanity up in there.)

Source: yofreshh

Lego-Like Short Captures Phillies’ 2008 World Series Win

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Cole Hamels about to strike out a batter.

OYO Sportstoys, a company that makes “building-block mini-figures featuring the likenesses of your favorite MLB, NFL, and NHL players,” just published a fun video where it uses its toys to re-create the big moments leading to the Phillies’ 2008 World Series Win. See how well it stacks up to your memory of the day below:

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Dad Re-Creates Fresh Prince, Bill Cosby Albums With His Kids

A dad named Lance Underwood has created a pretty badass Tumblr account where he and his two sons, Taj and Amar, re-create album covers — everything from classic hip-hop to country to jazz. Besides their interpretation of OutKast’s Stankonia, which is my favorite, others on my radar are Philly-centric. Check out the great re-workings of Fresh Prince and D.J. Jazzy Jeff’s He’s the DJ, I’m The Rapper, and Bill Cosby’s  I Started Out as a Child.

Check out those and a few more in the slideshow below:



MORNING TEA: Funny New Tumblr Asks, “Is This Lorde or Kurt Vile?”

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It dawned on someone over the weekend that Philly indie rocker Kurt Vile and New Zealand pop star Lorde look an awful lot alike. So they started a Tumblr, “Lorde or Kurt Vile?,” where they collect photos of the two looking especially similar. That long curly hair. The lanky frames. Throw on a pair of dark shades, and sometimes it really is hard to tell them apart. See what you think here.

More morning headlines after the jump

WATCH: Philly Trekkies Mistake Flower Show for a Star Trek Convention

Knerd Knews hosts Beth Kellner and Scott Johnston got dressed up like their favorite Star Trek characters and hit the Convention Center during the Philadelphia Flower Show. Needless to say, it wasn’t the kind of convention they were looking for.

Learn more about the hosts (also known as JK KELLSTON) and their current Indiegogo campaign here.

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