During the recent heat wave, the family of a mama bear and her cubs came into the backyard of a home in Rockaway Township, New York, and discovered a backyard pool and decided to stick around for a party. Pretty much all that was missing was the burgers and ice cream.
No really. I thought this was going to be largely local TV report about a bit of splashing around, but it really, truly looks like...I don't know, there's no other way to describe it than "a pool party." Watch. You'll see.
Almost funnier than the video are some of the comments on YouTube. I can usually only read a limited number because you don't want your head to explode, and that was the case here, too, because there was a fair share of numbing ones. My favorite was from someone claiming that the father being interviewed was so pathetic because he said he called 911, rather than just sit safely inside of watch the cute animals frolic.
Seriously guy?? There are like SIX BEARS in his back yard. Did we forget that these are wild beasts who have come out of their natural habitat, most likely because they're hot and uncomfortable and hungry for food? Never mind that at any minute they could start attacking the property -- but they're in the freaking middle of a neighborhood with other families and little children wandering around. And you actually think the father is "pathetic" for calling 911 to let them know that there are six bears in his backyard??!!!
My second favorite was the commenter who was unhappy because he didn't like the father's whiny voice. Yeah, I know, life just sucks eggs sometimes when it isn't exactly perfectly the way you want it, and it turns out that human beings are human and different. Never mind that the guy just had six bears in his backyard and -- with his little children and dogs -- wasn't overly thrilled about it.
Anyway, all that aside, the video is a joy.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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