Author - Jude Abraham

I am a New Zealand ex-pat currently residing in the Middle East. I like to dabble in a bit of everything, as I am a firm believer in the phrase "variety is the spice of life". I have a professional background in digital and content marketing working in both large corporations as well as local startups. I used to be an amateur musician, and also played sports competitively at high school level. I follow most major sports with a special love for Football (Soccer). I get easily hooked into TV shows, and have a soft spot for science-fiction movies. I am always on the lookout for the coolest gadgets and gizmos because I like to keep things simple (or maybe it's because I am lazy, go figure). In my spare time I travel and collect artifacts and memorabilia from the places I visit. I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and fortunate to be a parent. My writing at TooCool2BeTrue reflects my many areas of interest.

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A Day At The Beach Made Funny

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress.

There’s a good chance you’ve had some funny moments at the beach. We are here to point them out for all of us.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

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The Better Life Of The Rich Gulf States

The states of the Persian Gulf include: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). These nations neighbor one another and share more than a few fascinating characteristics as we’ll see.

Saudi Arabia is A Young Nation

It turns out that the average age of the Saudi Arabian population was around the age of 20, 20 years ago. Now, after westernization has taken over the young people, the average age is around 30, which is still pretty young.

Swimwear Is All About Location

As we said, exceptions to the city’s dress code do exist in certain circumstances and locations such as private beaches. Recently, women/family only beaches in Dubai launched modest dress code rules with women asked to cover up bikinis with dresses, or shorts, and tops. Generally, at public beaches, it is better to dress more modestly than at private beaches in Dubai.

In all beaches, nude or topless sunbathing is prohibited. Most of the more liberal beaches are operated by hotels and apartments open to residents or visitors who are required to pay a fee. Interestingly, wearing swimwear at or near restaurants and shops even close to the beach is considered disrespectful to the local culture.

Discover the Persian Gulf’s unique appeal:

The states of the Persian Gulf include: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). These nations neighbor one another and share more than a few fascinating characteristics as we’ll see.
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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom. We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Danny DeVito #2

Danny DeVito, of course, wouldn’t let such dedication go unnoticed so he, in turn, printed out a cardboard cutout of the young lady and brought it to the set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in which he stars. Specifically, he brought it to Paddy’s Pub where a large part of the show takes place.

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...

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A “Host-less” Oscar? Academy Awards To Forego Host

The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.

In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy Awards will instead select a A-Listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on a marquee name to kick things off with a monologue.

Variety reports: “The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.”

“The people who produce that show are hogtied by the Academy, who as a group are not willing to change very much. It’s hard to know how anyone in my community can really contribute,” one prolific awards show and live events producer told Variety, speaking on condition of anonymity.

This comes after original host Kevin Hart, dropped out within hours of being selected when he refused to apologize for decade-old remarks about homosexuals which resurfaced on Twitter.

Initially, the comedian was defiant. “I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I moved on, and I’m in a completely different space in my life,” Hart said in a video on Instagram in the aftermath. “I’m going to be me; I’m going to stand my ground.”

He later quit that same day, apologizing for his past remarks, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he wrote on Twitter. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

However, since a polarizing appearance on the talk show Ellen, Hart has continued to double down on his unwillingness to engage in dialogue with a critical LGBTQ community. “I’m not hosting the Oscars this year,” said Hart during a Wednesday sit-down on Good Morning America. When asked if he will host in the future he said, “It’s hard to predict what can happen.”

The show’s producers are said to be moving forward with a broadcast which will instead feature “starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar”, one individual involved with the show said.

“Why not give it a shot? Things are so polarized anyway, any host that says anything will be analyzed to death,” suggested media consultant Brad Adgate. “No host might be an experiment, and, let’s face it, the days of Bob Hope and Billy Crystal hosting are over.”

The last time the ceremony had no host was during the 61st Academy Awards in March 1989, which began with a universally parodied musical segment starring Rob Lowe and Snow White which was watched by 42.6 million people when it aired.

Last year’s show’s ratings delivered an all-time low, with a drop of nearly 19% year over year to 26.5 million viewers. The academy is currently locked into a broadcasting deal with ABC until 2028 and faces ratings and financial pressures which also includes its long-anticipated $388 million museum, set to open in late 2019.

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The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.
In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy...

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5 Hilarious Moments Caught At The Beach

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on our skin and feeling the fresh air makes it the perfect location for young and old, male and female as well as rich or poor people.

For regular beachgoers, you must have had a very pleasant memory of one or more of your visit to the beach. There’s also a good chance you’ve had some embarrassing experiences as well. Here are some of such embarrassing moments that were caught on camera. Some of them are really hilarious.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

Baes In Bay With A Manta Ray

“Whoa, slow down there Mr. Manta Ray, sir. Buy me a drink first, then we’ll see how it goes from there.” Well, he’s not about that life. He already offered water as the drink and has no time for fooling around.

Couch Surfing?

Couchsurfing is a site that affords users the opportunity to rearrange homestays, offer to lodge, and hospitality. These two guys obviously wanted to see what literal couch surfing would look like and it seems like they pulled it off. I guess we could say couch surfing is now an extreme sport, go figure.

A Bucket Full Of Sunshine

So much fun we can have by making things look bigger or smaller on camera. Just by making a few adjustments, this lady and her kid look like they are falling victim to a blue giant bucket and with her pose, she really sells it but not so much can be said about the kid’s reaction.

Hold Your Horses

The phrase “hold one’s horses” simply means you should “wait a moment” and this is a rare photo of the phrase actually being played out and from the look of things, the poor guy isn’t having any fun.

If you’d like to see many more where that came from, continue here

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on our...

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Golden Globes 2019: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Wins ‘Best Drama’

“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many expected to go to Lady Gaga.

TV stars Sandra Oh (from BBC America’s “Killing Eve”) and Andy Samberg (NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) delivered capably, albeit unspectacularly, as co-hosts. Overall, the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC lacked the boozy, loosey-goosey tension of its renowned past with a sense of artificially overcompensating a corrective course on diversity and equal rights.

It was a night of major upsets in Los Angeles, where “Green Book”, considered a divisive road movie about race relations, emerged as the biggest winner at the 76th Gold Globe Awards on Sunday, as it took home three trophies, including best comedy. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named best drama, leaving “A Star Is Born”, the expected front-runner, with only the Globe for best song.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the blockbuster Freddie Mercury biopic, also won two Globes, with Rami Malek beating Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) for best actor. “Thank you for your courage in embracing your true self,” Graham King, a “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer, said of Mercury in collecting the best drama Globe.

“We’re still living in divided times,” said Peter Farrelly, who directed “Green Book”. “This story, when I heard it, gave me hope.” “Green Book” also won best screenplay and best supporting actor, which went to Ahershala Ali, who plays an erudite pianist in the film.

Among other upsets, veteran actress Glenn Close beat out favorite Lady Gaga for best actress. Gaga was expected to win for “A Star Is Born”, however, Close won the gong. A shocked Close, who won for “The Wife”, used the platform to tell women, “We have to find personal fulfillment.” Actresses in the ballroom subsequently jumped to their feet. “We have to follow our dreams.”

Olivia Colman won best actress in a comedy or musical for her work in “The Favourite,” a pitch-black comedy about royal schemers. Best actor in a comedy or musical went to Christian Bale, who portrayed the former vice president Dick Cheney in “Vice”. “Thank you, Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” Bale said in accepting the award.

The best actor in a TV drama award went to Richard Madden, star of Netflix’s action-packed counterterrorism thriller, “Bodyguard”. For TV comedies, Rachel Brosnahan won best actress for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and Michael Douglas won best actor for Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”.

In the television categories, Golden Globes went to FX’s “The Americans” (best drama); Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” (best comedy); and FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (best limited series).

Jeff Bridges collected the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in film, and Carol Burnett accepted a new award, named after her, for career achievement in television.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the awards has with a long history of voting idiosyncrasies, perhaps due to the fact it has only 88 people who cast ballots for the awards. The full list of winners can be seen here.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many...

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Real-Life Harry Potter Couples Who Prove Love Spells Exist

Welcome to the wonderful world of Hogwarts, fellow Potterists. Potterheads far and wide, let us delve into the love lives of the actors who played our beloved characters in the Potterverse. Ready?

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

Draco Malfoy, that devious little… The young Slytherin pureblood would be Harry’s chief rival in his early years at Hogwarts. In the end, little Malfoy redeemed himself somewhat so we’ll forgive him for his misgivings. Offscreen, his colleagues have stated that he is a genuinely great guy, with him and Daniel Radcliffe being buddies in real life.

Tom Felton & Jade Olivia (Dated)

Felton seems to be a long-term kind of guy showing indicating he knows what he wants, unlike his character. Although Felton and his ex-girlfriend of 7 years broke up in January 2016, they will always have their moment in the Harry Potter folklore as they played husband and wife Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass in Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Learn which Potterverse actors found love:

Welcome to the wonderful world of Hogwarts, fellow Potterists. Potterheads far and wide, let us delve into the love lives of the actors who played our beloved characters in the Potterverse. Ready?
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

Draco Malfoy, that devious...

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The Stars Of “Crocodile Dundee”, Today!

Released in 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a smash hit worldwide, becoming the second highest grossing film in the US box office that year, only behind Tom Cruise’s Top Gun. Let’s take a look at where the cast of Crocodile Dundee is today.

The Oscar-nominated movie was a landmark achievement in Australian cinema and transformed its star Paul Hogan from local celebrity to international superstar.

Writer and star of the film, Hogan, envisioned the picture to be “Australia’s first proper movie… a real, general public, successful, entertaining movie”. It may be surprising to hear that even making the film was a risky affair due to its relatively unknown cast and limited $10 million budget.

“Common-Sensical Rambo”

However, the risk paid off handsomely as it grossed $328 million worldwide after spending nine consecutive weeks atop the US box office. The film’s success led to two, albeit less successful sequels. In its review, the New York Times described it as a “sort of sweet-tempered, common-sensical Rambo” and labeled it the “movie phenomenon of the year.”

See what Crocodile Dundee is up to now:

Released in 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a smash hit worldwide, becoming the second highest grossing film in the US box office that year, only behind Tom Cruise’s Top Gun. Let’s take a look at where the cast of Crocodile Dundee is today.

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Users Post Questions, The Internet Answers

Before the days when we had the internet, if you saw something strange or needed to find out about something it was a lot harder to get hold of the information.  Mostly you had to rely on someone being able to help you or perhaps try and find some details in your local City Library.  Of course all of the information available back then was limited, compared to the limitless access we now have online.

Now there is even a specific online page that you can go on to and ask all these sorts of questions and no one is going to troll you over it.  This page is on  “Reddit” which is a really popular website.  Simply go onto the sub-thread called  “What Is This Thing?”.  Here you will find all sorts of photos of things people want to find out about.  It’s so useful!

We’ve put together this list of some of the most insane photo questions asked on the internet:

Green Alien Thing

“Question:  What is this?  It looks like a green alien has grown on my band aid.” The answer that was given involved lots of long words, details about shelf life, and lots of other things. Probably the simplest and best theory was that they are some kind of sprinkles.

Click “next” to learn the surprising explanations behind the internet’s most puzzling photos:

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What Is “Bandersnatch”? Here’s Why You Should Watch It

If you’ve been online in the past few days, chances are you’ve heard about the latest obsession from viewers of the Black Mirror Netflix series. We give you everything you need to know about the interactive special which the internet can’t stop talking about.

While fans of Black Mirror await its fifth season, the creators of the show released an interactive film titled Bandersnatch which has captured the attention of the internet and created debate whether it is a film or a game.

Set mostly in 1984, the film follows a young video game programmer named Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead), who is programming his own interactive video game called Bandersnatch which in turn is based off a novel by the same name by author Jerome F. Davies. As the story progresses, Butler begins to question his reality in the disturbed Black Mirror-style the show is renown for.

Arguably the most unique aspect of the special is that during different points of the episode, viewers encounter a “choose your own adventure” option where they are forced to make choices which affect the outcome of the story. Each time a decision is offered, viewers are given 10-seconds to choose which option to go with.

These choices include seemingly inconsequential things like choosing which cereal Butler eats, what kind of music he listens to, or more vital ones which determine how he reacts to certain situations. In each instance, a choice is automatically selected should the viewer fail to make a decision within the allotted 10-seconds.

Netflix announced that there are more than 1 trillion choice variations viewers can make for the film. The story has an approximate running time of 90-minutes which can vary for viewers based on their choices throughout the film. However, if a viewer takes the quickest route without opting for do-overs, they can get through the film in just 40-minutes.

Although some choices affect the story to a larger degree than others, everytime a choice is made, the story is nevertheless affected in some capacity. For example, when the viewer chooses which cassette tape Butler listens to, the music in the episode immediately parallels that in the scene. Each and every choice leads to other choices later on in the story, as well as to an ending. Netflix has stated there are “five main endings with multiple variants of each”.

Since the special was released on December 28th, viewers have debated whether Bandersnatch is a game or a video. Many argue that due to the interactive nature of the special it is more of a video than a film, while others decry their lack of emotional investment into the characters and events, unlike other Black Mirror episodes due to requiring to be focused on decision making throughout the video.

If users, however, prefer to watch it like a film, they can allow the 10-second timer to rundown each time and allow an option to automatically be selected for them. Netflix has not revealed how the choice is made when users do not select a choice, therefore it remains a mystery whether it is random or guided to an ending.

The fifth season of Black Mirror has been announced but due to Bandersnatch the release date has been pushed back to later in 2019.

For those unafraid of spoilers, Forbes created a walkthrough for how to navigate to all five possible endings.

We want to be better…So if you found a mistake in this article, please let us know.

If you’ve been online in the past few days, chances are you’ve heard about the latest obsession from viewers of the Black Mirror Netflix series. We give you everything you need to know about the interactive special which the internet can’t...

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Hilarious Signs Found Only In Texas

Texas is so big, its people often refer to the rest of the United States as “that sketchy place outside of Texas.” Proudly known as the Lone Star State, Texas loves to immortalize its former status as an independent republic as well as its historic struggle for independence from Mexico. Bigger than many countries, it would be the 39th largest country by land mass if it were a nation.

Therefore it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Texans have their own dandy sense of humor. Possessing a culture larger than life, Texans are renown for their good old-fashioned manners and their smiles as bright as day. There’s a reason the origin of Texas’s name comes from the word “taysha”, which means “friends” in Native American Caddo.

Let’s take a look to see the most charming Texas signs ever displayed.

No Bite And All Bang?

Outside of Texas, you could pass this sign off as a prank or ironic sense of humor, however, in Texas chances are it’s a fair warning to anyone who would dare trespass. Knockin’ on heaven’s door might become a reality when door knockin’ here.

Oh, Deer.

You wouldn’t forget a sign like this. Unlike most signs which advise drivers to watch out for “insert animal”, this one offers a more realistic take on the sad reality of deer fatalities on the road. That’s quite the eyed-deer.

Hold onto your cowboy hats, there’s more:

Texas is so big, its people often refer to the rest of the United States as “that sketchy place outside of Texas.” Proudly known as the Lone Star State, Texas loves to immortalize its former status as an independent republic as well as its historic...

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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom. We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Danny DeVito #2

Danny DeVito, of course, wouldn’t let such dedication go unnoticed so he, in turn, printed out a cardboard cutout of the young lady and brought it to the set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in which he stars. Specifically, he brought it to Paddy’s Pub where a large part of the show takes place.

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...