It’s not a good tribute to the classic sci-fi show Star Trek, nor is it a clever spoof. Unless you think that show was only about the catchphrases, I suppose.
And what is up with the claymation? This is like the Birdemic of stop motion animation. “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.”
This song was actually played on commercial radio in the 1980’s. It’s proof that in the good ole days, broadcasters would actually play anything. Can you imagine Apple’s Beats One network giving time to a Game of Thrones novelty song?
Someone needs to make a sequel to this song. Because, as we know, in the Star Trek universe, the even-numbered releases are the good ones.
No bare skin, but plenty of foul language. You have been warned.
Side note: I actually do find this mediatative. Is that weird?
Minipigs were a fad after the movie Babe so it’s no surprise that dinosaurs are the latest fad pets, given the success of the film Jurassic World. What that movie fails to show is just how much of a — pardon the language — how much of a dick dino pets can be.
Take this dude’s velociraptor, for instance. All he wanted was to have a nice breakfast.
This is why dino pet owners can’t have nice things. Or why they can’t have cereal bowls. Or, at least, why they shouldn’t leave them on a counter where… just watch the video.
What do you think? Dick dino move, right?
The Wire is what The Wire is, ya feel me?
Via John Hodgman, #38 in a series of hilarious re-cuts of the classic sci-fi TV show, Star Trek: The Next Generation. It helps if you know the show. The character of Commander Riker, a.k.a. “Number One”, was played by the actor Jonathan Frakes.
Frakes and his (after-season-one) debonair beard assumed the personal of galactic ladies man. Just like Captain James T. Kirk in the original series (TOS), Riker was known to bed down with whatever foxy alien lady the plot might require. As you can see from Captain Picard’s look at the end of the video, maybe he sometimes takes it to a little of an extreme.
Hats off to the graphics artist for going above and beyond with some Riker-face CGI!
Some ladies have the great advantage of having an ageless look. But where does that leave the guy who wants to make sure he’s dating age-appropriately?
The crew at Wong Foo have illustrated the conundrum in a little sketch called “How Old Is She?” Through context clues, one erstwhile suitor will discover the age of a woman whose timeless beauty only narrows the timeline to the years between 17 and 98. Or will he? Sometimes people aren’t into age-appropriate pop culture.
Be sure to stick around long enough to see the tables turn on the self-appointed Sherlock. That’s right, gents. The ladies also have their own conversational traps.
This is a great clip. I can foresee this becoming the next Hitler/Downfall-type target for news-related remixes.
So what is the guy really saying? My Spanish isn’t good enough. (And apparently, the guy is talking in a Southern Spanish accent that is difficult to understand even if you are fluent.)
UPDATE: Here is the supposed real translation. It seems a bit… stereotyped. I don’t know if I trust it.
What do you think about this video? What remixes would you like to see? What is your opinion of the new MacBook and it’s single USB port? And how about that Apple Watch?
For Valentines Day, serenade your amor with a romantic song about where the biblioteca is, and how much you like eating churros.
What happens when you play only the reaction shots from a Dr. Phil episode? I don’t easily call things magic, but a mute Dr. Phil is one of the most magical things I’ve ever seen. And not heard.
Bill Smith, the editor of the video, may have stumbled across a unique new form of staged television therapy. And honestly, there’s too much talking on talk shows anyway. Just trim it all out and we can get to the hug or chair-throwing moment that much sooner.
What do you think? What other shows would you like to see reduced to reaction-shots only? Oprah? Judge Judy? Glee?