August 20, 2017

Category: Videos

Why Our World Needs Superheroes

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  • July 5, 2017
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We asked why the world needs superheroes, you answered. At HeroesCon 2017, we sought out to interview as many cosplayers as possible on why the world needs superheroes. Every year, people show up and show out dressed as their go-to hero or favorite villain to attend HeroesCon. Dressing up allows cosplayers to bond with other […]

Female Celebrities Who Champion Women’s Health

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  • May 17, 2017
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The annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off every Mother’s Day. The organization’s goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. This week has served as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. Although there are numerous celebrities who champion women’s health, here are a few […]

Adele: A Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 16, 2017
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Adele’s voice and music may be transcendent, but the British singer can relate to several of her fans by sharing her own life challenges. Adele has been candid about her own body image struggles. In a Sirius XM interview she stated, “I do have body image problems for sure but I don’t let them ruin […]

Jennifer Lawrence: Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 16, 2017
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Jennifer Lawrence is a champion of women’s health. Jennifer has made waves in Hollywood by challenging the unrealistic standard of beauty. Jennifer is saying very loudly that being underweight should not be any woman’s goal, and a healthier realistic standard of weight needs to be Hollywood’s new norm. She is vocal about eating food (real […]

Mindy Kaling: Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 15, 2017
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Mindy Kaling is praised for being an ‘average sized’ celebrity. Because of this she is asked a lot of questions about her body image acceptance. A LOT. She does so with grace, and usually a one-two punch. First Mindy reminds us that every person is valuable, worthy, and deserving of love regardless of their size. Then […]

Daisy Ridley: Champion of Women’s Health

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  • May 15, 2017
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Daisy Ridley is a champion for Women’s Health.  May 14-21 is National Women’s Health Week. The entertainment industry is often criticized for its portrayal and depiction of realistic and healthy women.  Fortunately, several celebrities have taken up the mantle to promote healthy body image, confidence, and acceptance for young girls everywhere.  In honor of National […]

Psych Cinema: La La Land

***VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS*** La La Land was my favorite film of 2016.  In this Psych Cinema episode, my psychological breakdown of the film includes: Looking at Dr. John Gottman’s 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship and exploring the stages and challenges that Mia and Sebastian experience in the film. The challenges young couples face with […]

A Psychologist’s Take on Why We Prank

  • by Dr. Frank Gaskill
  • April 14, 2017
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I have pretty much always been a prankster. And scaring people has been my specialty. But at what point do prank’s cross the line? The psychologist, Dr. David Verhaagen, describes pranks and humor as finding the line between violating a person or subject but making sure the violation is benign. The other characteristic of humor involves […]

Psych Cinema: Rogue One

***VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Rogue One: A Star Wars Story builds off reoccurring psychological themes found in the other films in the Star Wars universe.  In my Psych Cinema video, my psychological breakdown of the film includes: Lawrence Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development Theory to explore why the team of Rebels are willing to put their […]

Psych Cinema: Beauty and the Beast

***VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Welcome to Psych Cinema, Shrink Tank’s video series where I break down the psychological aspects of the films I watch and love. I am joined by my friend and colleague Emma Kate Wright to explore the psychology of the Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast.  The new film, starring Emma Watson, […]

Psych Cinema: Moonlight

Moonlight, the Oscar-winning film by director Barry Jenkins, is heavy with psychological themes.  In my Psych Cinema video, my psychological breakdown of the film and the character of Little/Chiron/Black includes: Identity formation and developing a sense of self Attachment styles Defense mechanisms Addiction Masculinity Sexuality Also be sure to check out our profile of Tarell […]

Psych Cinema: Lion

***VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Welcome to Psych Cinema, Shrink Tank’s video series where I explore the psychological aspects of the films I watch and love. Lion, the new Gareth Davis film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, was one of the best films of 2016 and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.  In […]

Moonlight Humanizes the Struggle to be Loved and Accepted

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” touches on the universal longing to be loved, accepted, and supported.  Black youth and the LGBTQ youth community need it now more than ever. Moonlight’s historic win for Best Picture comes at a pivotal time in our culture.  On the one hand, the national conversation […]

Psych Cinema: Logan

***VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Welcome to Psych Cinema, Shrink Tank’s video series where I explore the psychological aspects of the films I watch and love. Logan, the new Wolverine film starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, is heavy with psychological themes.  In my Psych Cinema video, my psychological breakdown of the film and the character of […]

Psych Cinema: The John Wick Films

Welcome to Psych Cinema, Shrink Tank’s new video series where I explore the psychological aspects of the films I watch and love. I decided to tackle the double-feature of John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2 for my debut video.  In addition to my brief review of the films, my psychological breakdown of the films […]

How Acting and Performing Helped Emma Stone Cope with Anxiety

You wouldn’t think stepping on stage to perform as a shy teenager would be an effective coping mechanism for anxiety, but that’s exactly how Emma Stone dealt with her mental health. Emma Stone may come off as a carefree person, but she wasn’t always the confident actress you know her as now.  In recent interviews […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Final Trailer

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  • December 1, 2016
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just released the final Official Trailer.  Take a look and tell us what you think. Also, check out our exploration of the psychology of underdogs and lost causes that can be found in the new Rogue One film. Rogue One, Star Wars, and the Psychology of Underdogs Rogue […]

Darth Vader’s “Locker Room Talk” EXPOSED

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  • October 13, 2016
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Ahead of the December 16 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an anonymous source has leaked video footage of Vader’s “locker room banter” with Boba Fett.  WARNING:  The audio contains explicit language and is intended for mature audiences.

Celebrity Champions of Mental Health: #WorldMentalHealthDay:

October 10 is World Mental Health Day.  Around the world, organizations and agencies take time to help promote mental health awareness and continue to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.  You can find more information and interaction at #WorldMentalHealthDay. The entertainment industry can be a powerful force in normalizing mental illness and promoting ways […]

A Week in the Life: Chapter 1, Gillian Quigley

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  • September 16, 2016
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I’m in my own little world… I’m living in this one, but I’m experiencing something very different from what everyone else might be thinking, or experiencing. – Gillian Quigley, aspie-girl Imagine you find a pocket watch on the ground. You reach down to pick it up, but you can’t help but notice the scuffing on […]

Donald Trump Admits Regret

  What came out of Donald Trump’s mouth during a campaign stop in Charlotte, North Carolina?  Did he admit that he can say the wrong thing?  Does Donald regret something he has said? In his first speech since reordering his campaign leadership, The Donald told a crowd in the Queen City that he regrets some […]

Pokémon GO Harder: A Shrink Tank Parody

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  • July 19, 2016
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Pokémon GO. No one really knows where it came from. Some say that John Hanke created it to boost Nintendo shares 25% and pioneer AR gaming, while others maintain it’s simply Gozer’s new form of global destruction. Either way, its record breaking success is awe-inspiring, and it has caused quite a stir in the media, raising […]

Reverse Psychology: BackwOrds Dude

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  • July 8, 2016
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John Sevier Austin has one unique quirk: he can speak backwards. At the age of five he was mesmerized by all aspects relating to audio and video technology. John continued to experiment with sounds and eventually fell in love with a couple of songs played backwards. He decided to learn to sing the songs backwards […]

HB2 and the “Potty Police”

Is HB2 Controversial? No question. Is it discriminatory? Absolutely. Is it impractical? Unequivocally YES! How would the law actually be enforced? Introducing the “Potty Police.” It has been a rough year for North Carolina. The Carolina Panthers lost in the Super Bowl, the Tar Heels basketball team lost in the Men’s NCAA National Championship Game […]

3 Sizzling Books For The Summer

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  • June 28, 2016
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Looking for some good summer reading?  Hero House books has three good recommendations that you’ll love. Filtered by G.K. Lamb Interested in exciting young adult fiction? Check out Filtered by G.K. Lamb. Filtered is the story of 17 year old Evelyn Brennan who is on a journey to discover what the Great Society is hiding. She […]

Video Tribute to Prince

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  • April 22, 2016
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We here at Shrink Tank are all shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Prince.  For some of us he was a global icon.  For others, Prince was a companion during pivotal events in our lives.  His impact and legacy will not diminish with his passing.  It will only grow stronger! Poll: Greatest Prince Song […]

Best Movie Showdowns, vol. 1 | Blew My Mind

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  • April 18, 2016
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Many great movies build up to an epic showdown, whether it’s Bond vs. Goldfinger, Ripley vs. Alien, Rocky vs. Apollo, Dutch vs. Predator, Gandolf vs. Balrog, Luke vs. Darth. More recently, it’s Batman vs. Superman and nearly half the Marvel Universe in a Civil War against the rest of the Marvel Universe. As the box […]

Happy “Goats in Trees” Day

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  • April 15, 2016
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You have goat to be kidding me!  Do they even know how they goat there? Stay connected:[email protected]

How to Fix The Walking Dead – Shrink Tank’s Plop Culture

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  • February 11, 2016
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The Walking Dead starts back up it’s 6th season this Valentine’s Day.  The first half of the season was an up-and-down affair, providing some of the best and worst that the show has produced.  Watch Shrink Tank’s Plop Culture to here a couple ways that The Walking Dead could fix their problems. Follow Jonathan Hetterly on […]

Best of Quiznapped

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  • February 9, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out all the best moments from our previous episodes! Stay connected:[email protected]

Dabbin Achoo!

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  • February 5, 2016
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When you need to sneeze but it’s time for the super bowl and you live in Charlotte. Cam Newton: His Long, Tumultuous Climb to the Top of the NFL

Quiznapped Extra: 24HoursofBooty.org Founder back again!

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  • February 2, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share. Stay connected:[email protected]

Quiznapped Ep. 11: Spencer Lueders from 24hoursofbooty.org

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  • January 27, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Best Carolina Panthers’ Hype Song to Date

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • January 22, 2016
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Rapper and Greenville, North Carolina native, Petey Pablo, is back with another unforgettable Carolina theme song. The rapper is most well known for his 2001 hit song, “Raise Up,” which had North Carolinians everywhere chanting, “North Carolina! C’mon and raise up…” Today, Petey Pablo released a new Panthers’ hype song and video titled, “Carolina Colors.” The song’s […]

Quiznapped Ep. 10: Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw

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  • January 20, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Adele’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

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  • January 14, 2016
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Adele’s ‘Carpool’ Karaoke includes rapping, the Spice Girls, and more!   Adele cannot be stopped or topped.  Everything she does turns into a priceless piece of pop culture treasure.  Her latest example of world domination comes courtesy of the latest installment of “Carpool Karaoke,” which aired overnight on CBS. In collaboration with James Corden, the […]

Quiznapped Ep. 9: Michael York

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  • January 12, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Ep. 8: Yu-Jay Harris | Liberia’s Son

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  • January 5, 2016
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Extra: Star Wars Predictions

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  • December 15, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode Four   In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share.    

Quiznapped Ep. 7: Jim Kallam

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  • December 8, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Extra: Ep. 3 | Hit me baby one more time

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  • December 1, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode Three   In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share.    

Quiznapped Ep. 6: Melissa Miller Psy.D.

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  • November 17, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Ep. 5: Sara Caitlyn Deal

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  • November 10, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

A Star Wars Fanatic reacts to the Star Wars Trailer

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  • November 6, 2015
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Watch along as Dr. Frank Gaskill reacts to the International Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Frank can’t contain his excitement for the movie premiere. He has seen the Star Wars Series around 460 times. That is about 255 days of his life watching Star Wars. Watch the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force […]

Quiznapped Extra: Ep. 2 | Concerts are not Frank’s thing.

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  • November 3, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode Two   In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share.    

Quiznapped Ep. 4: Dr. Andy Shulstad

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  • October 27, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, he gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Ep. 3: Erin Morris

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  • October 20, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Extra: Ep. 1 | Before the Quiznapping with Frank And Dave

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  • October 13, 2015
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Quiznapped Extra: Episode One In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. Check out Quiznapped Extra for the goodies that are too great not to share. Check out Quiznapped […]

Quiznapped Ep. 2: Samantha Bosco

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  • October 6, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspected people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Quiznapped Ep. 1: Derek James

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  • September 29, 2015
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In the new YouTube series Quiznapped, Dave Verhaagen and Frank Gaskill kidnap unsuspecting people from their homes or offices and force them to answer trivia questions before they can get out of the car. If the quiznapped person gets most of the questions right, she gets a prize (like an action figure, a can of […]

Friday’s Funny Video: The Dancing Football Player

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  • August 21, 2015
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In light of the professional football season starting soon, check out the impressive dance moves of this lineman sized dancer, Oscar Hernandez! Stay connected:[email protected]

Friday Funny Video: News Blooper

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  • August 14, 2015
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A funny news anchor blooper. Check it out in the video below. Stay connected:[email protected]

Friday Funny Video: Office Scares

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  • August 7, 2015
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Scares and pranks around the office add a little humor to everyone’s day. Check out the video below to see some of our latest office scares! Stay connected:[email protected]

Friday’s Funny Video: The Killer Clown

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  • July 31, 2015
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Around here we have a love/hate relationship with clowns. Some people love ’em while others are terrified of them – which has allowed for some great pranks. The Killer Clown Scare Prank has been a big hit in the office for a long time! Check it out for a good laugh.

Friday’s Funny Video

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  • July 24, 2015
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Ever wonder how animals eat their food? These two guys break it down for you in this hilarious video. Stay connected: Southeast Psych Facebook | @SoutheastPsych