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The Best Timewasting Game Trailer Of All Time

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Once again, YouTube is sort of sucking this week, but I did find one good video, professionally-produced though it may be. If only I’d seen it years ago; so many lives could have been spared/papers turned in on time.

Viral Video: Evil Kitty Rap

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Sometimes, YouTube is actually pretty frustrating—for example, when you’re trying to find a good Friday video and everyone on the site still seems to be stuck on parodies of Chris Crocker. So I’m in a YouTube-hating mood today, actually, and I figured I’d give another example of its propensity to sometimes, well, suck.

Take, for example, this video, which has somehow gotten more than 2.5 million views, which proves—like nothing since the multi-platinum sales success of Alanis Morissette—that people really are fundamentally silly creatures.

Triple Trouble

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Because I’m in a particularly generous mood today, I have three videos. Try not to get too excited. You’re at work. It’ll be embarrassing.

First off is a video blog. Now, I don’t typically like video blogs (soon to be a very ironic statement), but I thought this one was really well done, though it does break down a bit towards the end.

After the jump, a video that features a dog. Who likes a waterslide. Really, it’s probably the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. And a video that has absolutely nothing to do with SMITH whatsoever, but I like it anyway.


Every Cuss Word We Know

Friday, September 7th, 2007

This one is actually much better than you’d expect with a title like that — it’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s absolutely fucking filthy, it’s a parody song featuring a panoply of performers from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Stop me before I alliterate again, somebody.)

And no, with a title like that, it’s not exactly safe for work. Headphones, please.

Not Covered by “Casual Encounters”

Friday, August 31st, 2007

This particular YouTuber has an interesting idea — maybe it’s time America got itself a new god. Or at least some hot god-on-god action. A Holy Trinity, perhaps? Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?

Damnit. Now I’m all turned on.

Sweet Jesus It’s Friday

Friday, August 10th, 2007

I was looking around for a video for this week, and for some reason started thinking back to how our regular Friday video got started, which was basically that one Friday I was tired and stressed and didn’t feel like doing anything that required more intellectual ability than watching two Chinese kids do some funny lip-synching to a Backstreet Boys song. And then I realized why I was thinking about that first video: because this week sucked and I wanted to watch something silly, random and pointless.



Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Continuing my now two-week long streak (Cal Ripken, watch out!) of explaining how I found a video that might otherwise make me look sort of, well, weird, you should know that I was originally searching YouTube for a wedding-related video because I’m heading off to a wedding this weekend and because I’m really just not that creative [Ed note: that's what spending all that time on a train to DC playing with your Blackberry does to you, man]. I’ve already posted the best wedding video ever, so the pickings were looking a little slim. And then, while watching one particularly bad video, something else caught my eye. It was a little like much of YouTube’s content—scantily-clad girls dancing for no apparent reason—but somehow different. And oh, so much better.

How To Make a Paper Airplane (No, Seriously.)

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

I’m often asked how I find the videos I put up here, so a small peek behind the curtain today: I found this video today because I did what I often do, which is search for a word that has something to do with what I’m thinking about or what the day is. So, for example, the reason I found this video is because I wasn’t able to post yesterday because I was flying back from the West Coast all day, so I searched the word “airplane” and came up with this.

It’s sort of cool, actually; according to the video’s actual page on YouTube, the man making the plane is the father of the cameraman, and has been trying for 30 years to teach his son how to make these, so they decided to go to YouTube and show everyone.

Mmmm, Succinct.

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Gotta love the fact that the divers (yes, I said divers — look it up, it’s a word, and I used it; I think I may have even used it correctly) video sites on the Intertubes can all be summed up in one short video about a bad blind date.

There’s YouTube Etiquette Now?

Friday, July 13th, 2007

I can barely remember which fork I’m supposed to use for which course, or not to sneeze in people’s faces, and now I’m reading about e-mail etiquette and being told about YouTube etiquette?

Sigh. At least it’s funny.

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