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?
German erotic retailer eis.de used the production designer from Grand Budapest Hotel to create some elaborate metaphors for things that you can’t show on television. Not even German television.
This is the extended cut, but it’s still rather brief for what it depicts. Or, rather, what it doesn’t depict. Have at it!
Not hard core enough for ya? I know what you’re thinking, but perhaps the video with metaphors for Germany’s reputed (re-poo-ted?) number one sex fetish is in the works. Or maybe it was there. There was chocolate on that ice cream cone.
So… was it good for you? Would an ad like this be allowed on TV in your country?
I don’t watch local news, but thankfully someone did and pulled out all the gems.
If you haven’t seen the surreal madness that is Too Many Cooks, do yourself a favor and watch it now, and come back.
Yeah, I know, amazing, right? While it seems to come from a deep well in the subconscious, there are several comedy progenitors to run-on T.V. theme songs. Here are three that were pointed out in the excellent Reddit AMA with “Too Many Cooks” creators Casper Kelly and Paul Painter…
MadTV: One for the Road
Scott Gairdner: Family Matters “Room 4 U Remix”
Family Guy: “And Then There’s Maud…”
Clearly the idea of show openings that just keep going has been in the ether, but as Casper Kelly told Rolling Stone “I thought, I need to throw every notion I’ve got into this. Even when you start switching genres, and it turns into, say, a cop show — that joke may be funny for a few extra minutes and then that’s going to wear off. And as soon as people get tired of that, I have to hit them with something else.”
Well done. The end credits of 22 Jump Street also agree.
If you like this sketch, then you’ll love the sketch about people who like this sketch. And also the sketch about the sketch about people who like this sketch!
If you’re looking for more humor related to the true crime podcast from the producers of This American Life, you might like to read the elaborate theory of how host Sarah Koenig actually planned the whole thing.
There are also these “Bonus Episodes” created by (to rush to judgement from the thumbnail photo) a 12-year-old boy. (Is it Neighbor Boy? Before he became Neighbor Man?) Topics covered include:
- The Best Buy Employee
- The Phone Call
- The Investor
From The Weekend Pilots, a music video that might have been lost in the 1980’s or early 90’s, when jazzercizing all day and all night was fueled by copious amounts of pure Columbian. It has a simple message, which might be summed up thusly: You need more (cocaine).
If that’s isn’t message that would make Nancy Reagan spin in her coffin, I don’t know what is. I had no idea cocaine could provoke spontaneous lesbianism, but then again I guess k.d. lang can, so maybe it isn’t out of the realm of the possible.
This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?
Most TV ads are on the verge of parody, anyways. With a few simple sound or visual edits, the folks at r/CommercialCuts have been able to tip them all the way over.
Here’s the current top-rated remix of a commercial on the site, one for Wendy’s that takes a decidedly more believable approach to their “defining moment” slogan:
The annoying Princess Cruises add gets the Commercial Cuts treatment. A personal favorite:
Here’s a popular one that takes footage from Trainspotting and mixes it with a very different Ewan McGregor voice over:
Some strategic bleeping turns an AT&T commercial into a filthfest:
Last but not least, enjoy the prestidigitation performed upon this classic Dyson commercial:
The nation’s premiere parodist, Weird Al Yankovich, has been releasing entertaining videos for his new album every day this week. My favorite so far is this take on Lourde’s “Royals” which starts like it could be any song on the Food Album.
Of course, as you may guess from the title, “Foil,” it takes a tin-hatted, tin-potted left turn. Patton Oswalt makes a cameo as the Assistant Director of the Food Network show that’s gone off the rails on a crazy train. Stick around after the song finishes for a final beat from Oswalt, who reveals just how at home he is with Land of the Lost trivia.