This is the first song I know of to combine whump whump dubstep with a majestic male falsetto. I believe this Transylvanian hit is Romania’s entry in the Eurovision song contest, a yearly pan-Europe pop song bakeoff. That explains the bombastic camerawork and swirling show lights. It does not explain/excuse the haircut of Cezar Ouatu.
If you’re interested in more from Cezar, incidentally, check out this gem I unearthed on YouTube, in which he tackles the “Love Theme” from Romeo and Juliet:
I leave you with a reprise, the music-video version of “It’s My Life”. In it, Cezar skydives from a psychadelic airplane. I think all of us can agree that he is high. So high.
An angry man with a redneck accent named Dusty responds to a video where a bunch of Christian kids claim Christianity is under attack. He puts them in their place, proving that it isn’t under attack– or at least it wasn’t until he started:
Some guys at IGN may have discovered the world’s most awful mobile game. Truly, many levels of horrible:
I love their commentary. So many levels of lame-ness here in Super Monster Bros by Adventure Time Pocket Free Games — I wonder if you could have coded a better parody of a shitty game intentionally?
There’s a certain serendipity to the elements they used. (Serendshittity?) I imagine the folks at Adventure Time Pocket have a big wheel they spin with names of games that were popular in the Gameboy era. “Okay guys, our next project will be a knockoff of Super Mario Brothers using the characters from… *spins wheel* …Pokemon!”
I tried to ask them about their process, but they wanted me to “buy one 30 questions item for $0.99″.
The hit video from last night’s White House Correspondent’s dinner, a spoof of Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis:
You can see how it fit into Obama’s 20 minute roast of himself and the hacks at CNN:
And for good measure, watch 30 more minutes of Conan O’Brien political news jokes:
There was also a House of Cards parody starring Kevin Spacey and a bunch of Beltway insiders. Maybe it was funny if you really knew these people, but it came across as lame-O to me. You might google it yourself but I couldn’t possibly post it here. This website does have some standards.
When IRS meets TNG, you get what some have called “Worst.Parody.Ever.” The $60,000 training video has actually landed the IRS in trouble, lately becoming the subject of a Congressional investigation into misuse of taxpayer funds.
As terrible as the parody is, it seems in good fun to me. Who doesn’t love some tax auditor humor? Considering all the things the government wastes money on, this piece of unintentional humor is the least of our worries.
Also, there is the sweet sweet irony that the IRS often busts people for taking personal movie projects off on their taxes. Now the shoe is on the other foot, or, rather, the communicator is on the other uniform.
Also, where can I get the Vulcan helmet hair? A bold new audit is required!
While the intense music, excessive camera angles and weird accent may lead you to believe that this is a sketch from some comedy show, as near as I can tell, this is legit. Jo Bonten is a guy who puts out all kinds of how-to videos online. In this one, you’ll learn some key techniques for building outdoor stamina:
This is from a series called “Seasons with Jo”. If you’re totally into this, as I am, check out Jo’s other series, “Self Defense with Jo”. In this video, he demonstrates some headbutt techniques and also some techniques for gratuitously adding fake blood to a self-defense video:
Clips of Jo’s killer moves have already been the subject of a catchy remix:
Everybody’s favorite t.v. boss David Brent got a visit from a film crew to see how he’s doing, 10 years after The Office. Spoiler alert: he’s still pursuing his music career…
And here is the music video for “Equality Street”:
Gotta love some of Johnson’s lyrics:
I’m like John Lennon
except I do imagine there’s a heaven
somewhere everyone is welcome — all my multi-cultural brethren
Hate is outdated today
Love’s the word
Even for people from Luxembourg
Or maybe like some other countries that you might ignore
Tonga — never thought of in my life before
It’s great to see the saga of David Brent continue — wouldn’t mind if Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant took a 7-Up type approach and checked in with Brent and the old Office staff every few years to see how they’re getting on.
Like a strange metaphor for itself, the “Harlem Shake” meme has gone from a lone voice in the wilderness into an orgiastic rave with the seeming velocity of an edit. Here are some of the best I have come across…
Here’s a baseline. While this says V1, so do many others. But I like this one.
Portland edition… pretty much captures the experience of being in Portland.
Yes, even your local news is doing it:
If you’re in the mood for a mildly NSFW version:
The Harlem Shake is an actual historical dance move, which you can learn thanks to this handy video:
Some versions add costumes when the music drops. Some start in costume from the beginning:
The madness is spreading to Europe:
What’s that, University of Guelph is in Canada? Eh, close enough.
Not clear if it is a parody of the 2013 Go Daddy commercial, which has supmodel Bar Rafaeli making out with schlubby character actor Jesse Heiman, or just a case of Ferrell and his collaborators having a similar but way way awesomer idea.
If you are not familiar with Will Ferrell’s previous Old Milwaukee commercials, it wouldn’t hurt to go back and grab some context.
These only air in local markets, although apparently this year they aired them in three local markets, instead of just the one. According to Slate, Ferrell doesn’t get paid for the ads. He just does them as a lark. I love it. More larks, please!
People who work drive thru windows probably see a lot of very strange happenings. But things are about to get positively supernatural, when “magician” Rahat Hussein shows up…
This video became so popular on the interwebs that it engendered a sequel…
There are not many examples of comedy which takes as its premise invisibility, but I can think of at least one more. In The Three Amigos, the titular characters have a quest to find a singing bush and summon an invisible swordsman. They succeed… somewhat…