Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day Twenty: Muppet Drumming with Buddy Rich

Honest question: WTF is Animal? This video is why the Muppets were the greatest invention of the 20th century. Or at least the greatest variety show ever made. If I can find some of the more bizarre vids from the Muppet show, I'll be sure to post them.

Seriously, we had it good when we were kids.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day Nineteen: Daniel Johnston Will Steal Your Heart

When my brother David took Intro to Music at ole HC, Mike Rowley subbed for one day for I don't know what reason. David told me asked the class who the worl'd greatest songwriter was. Rowley's answer? Cat Stevens.

Wrong. The answer is in the video above. And if you think I'm being ironic or fey or fill-in-the-90s-indie-adjective-here, you and I have obviously never met. Daniel Johnston for the win.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day Eighteen: How About Some More Music?

Neko Case. Our First Champion. Bringer of Light. Giver of Everything that is Pure and Holy. Also, Totally Hawt.

P.S. I think she lives in Vermont, too. And now, you're completely jealous. We're practically neighbors.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day Seventeen: Commercial These Days

I believe this commercial to be creepy as hell. Indeed. I still love Fruit by the Foot. Indubitably.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day Sixteen: What's a Panini, Etc.

Oh, Tim & Eric. The first 1:57 is the funniest fun you'll see all funday. Continue after the clip for more fuhn, but the first fuhn is the best fuhn. Channel 5! Steve Brule!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day Fifteen: These Kids Are Cooler Than Your Kids

It's a little lengthy, but worth the 8 minutes. A string quintet of Zelda, Tetris, Mario, and much, much more. Courtesy of some of the coolest kids on the face of the earth. If this doesn't make your day, then go sleep until tomorrow, because nothing else will.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day Fourteen: Vince Carter Dunks Over the European Union

Don't click yet! Wait a second. Hold your breath. Exhale. Prepare yourself. Now click.

That is why America is great, amirite?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day Thirteen: Swing That Axe, Twice On Sunday!

Since yesterday's video was so unbearably cute, today's needed to be scary, but in an inappropriate way. Introducing: Inappropriate Soundtracks: The Shining: Web Edition.

Semicolons are all the rage.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day Twelve: Babies that laugh like 80-year-old man-midgets

I don't have anything to add. Have a nice day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Day Eleven: Marvel v. DC

Make geek vids! You normal people lose! Yes, it's sooo old. But I promised my mom to show her the original I'm a Marvel / I'm a DC parodies. It's like multiple day 11's with all these vids!

P.S. The original Mac/PC commercials, which I might delve into later this month, have led me to the conclusion that PCs are much cooler than Macs. It's Apple's fault. Casting uber-geek Jon Hodgman? What did they expect!?!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day Ten: Marvel Comics, Disneyfied

In case you didn't hear, and you don't read this blog, because even I, in my blogging laziness, posted something about this: the folks at Disney bought the folks at Marvel. What a second. No, actual people were not purchased, I promise. It did sound like I said that, but I didn't mean it. I realize I could have backspaced and saved us the trouble of this paragraph, but where's the fun in that?

This is from the same guy who brought the intertubes the I'm a Marvel/I'm a DC parody. What's that you say? You've never seen that video? Oh, Mom. I guess you'll have to come back tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day Nine: Underground

Remember when Ben Folds was seriously effing cool? And he had that punky/jazzy trio thing going on? I remember hearing this song on 96.3 the Edge just months before Brick dropped and blew them into the stratosphere. At the time, I didn't get most of the jokes. Having spied on the "scene kids" from time to time over the past ten years, I recognize it's brilliance on a whole different level. But even in 1996, this song kicked serious ass.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day Eight: Spider-Man, the British Sitcom Version

I have to admit. I like the funny books. The ones with panels and capes and people who talk in balloons. But movies like Spider-Man 3? Those I don't like. Not so much. Or at all.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Day Seven: Glenn Beck, Behind the Music

Admittedly, I know very little of Glen Beck...other than he's sort of a know-it-all blowhard that are sort of a dime-a-dozen on cable sort-of-news these days. I, for reasons concerning miserliness and disinterest, don't have cable (they I still looooooove the TV box), so maybe he's a nice guy? But probably not. I'm sure he had this coming.

P.S. I know I'm cheating. You know I'm cheating. But let's just pretend that I have a time machine. Because that would be so much cooler than backposting.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Day Six: JoHo Jesus - Sort of Like an Evil Wizard in Space

I don't even know where to begin with this video.

Granted, Catholic/Protestant Christians believe in some really weird stuff (Communion? Baptism? Holy Spirit?), but this Jehovah's Witness cartoon about the life and times of Jesus Christ is so far out'll either laugh with glee or scream in horror, never to visit YouTube again.

P.S. When your Jesus starts blowing up churches and Volkswagon vehicles, it's time to question how you got from theology point A to theology point B.

/mini Jesus and violence rant

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day Five: I'm Not A Doctor!

Okay, a little background on this video. One, David Letterman, even on those days when he doesn't give a shit, is still freaking genius. I discovered his show when I was 10 or 11 years old, and it became a singular influence on what I find funny, even today. Sad, I know.

Two, Mike Singletary coaches the football club known as the San Fransisco 49ers, and his post-game press conferences are an exercise in comedic improv couched in sports cliche, repeated as often and seriously as possible.

And three, the Singletary impressionist in these videos is a Late Show staffer, who reportedly couldn't read lines off the cue-card, so another staffer just yelled them to him from off-stage. Hence, the echo-chamber effect you get in the above clip.

Which is what takes this video from mildly-funny to pee-pants hilarious. At least for me and David Letterman.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Day Four: Pop Songs Are Always Better With Muppets

Remember 2008, when you couldn't take two steps without hearing those damn iPod commercials, and you sort of stopped listening to Feist because her numbers song get kind of annoying for a while? Well, even Sesame Street got into the action, and I think maybe sort-of kind-of that their version is 200 gajillion times better, because while 1234 is a catchy little fricker, it works much better as Kids Bop than it ever did as a straight-up "adult" pop song. Because let's face it, adult artists kind of suck.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day Three: Your Favorite New Band

Matt & Kim have been one of my favorite little rock bands for going on two years now, and while "Lightspeed" doesn't rock as hard as some of their other stuff, this fan-made video certainly turns it into one of their funner tracks. And yes, I just typed "funner". It's a blog. Get over it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day Two: The BBC would like to apologize for the next announcement

Walk On The Wild Side "combines the comedy talents of Jason Manford and friends together with some jaw-dropping natural history footage."

This is from an actual program (or programme, as theye licke to calle it) on BBC One. British folks dubbed over funny looking animals. Brilliant. While the shark bit falls a little flat, that talking marmot kills me every time.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day One: Ah, My Eye!

I enjoy the YouTube, probably even more than the regular Tube. Or at least as much as On Demand, which I don't have have, because I'm cheap. And lazy. But mostly cheap.

Once upon a time, I thought I'd regularly post some vids to the blog to share with the world. Because the world reads this blog. I know this because I'm on an internet web site, which anyone with a computer can check. And they have computers all over the world. My logic has just astounded you. Booyah. Deal with it.

Then I never posted any videos. And YouTube was still there; and YouTube was still calling. So here's the deal. In an effort to kick off the school year in earnest, and assist Ernest in going to camp, I shall post a minimum of one video a day on this internet web site, for the month of September, for no apparent reason, other than sharing the joy of short videos that you've probably already seen. Fair enough? I should hope so.

Let us begin.

I'm pretty sure I nabbed this off of Topless Robot, which is not a robotic porn site, but a weblog for geeks, who may or may not enjoy robotic porn, if Topless Robot were to offer it.

Who am I kidding? They'd enjoy it. You would, too. Robots are win.