Thursday, July 30, 2009

What if 'Ghostbusters' was made in 1954?

A clever video editor has made a fake movie trailer that imagines what the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters" would have been like if it were made in 1954.
Replacing Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as Ghostbusters are Bob Hope, Dean Martin and Fred MacMurray, respectively.
Video clips used in the fake trailer come from such films as "Scared Stiff", "Ghost Breakers", "Topper Takes a Trip", "The Ghost Busters", "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man", "Ghosts on the Loose", "Spooks Run Wild", and "Flubber".

JK Divorce Entrance Dance

A viral video isn't a true phenomenon until it gets parodied.
The JK Wedding Entrance Dance gets mocked by Indigo Productions of New York.
Posted to YouTube on July 29, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


An entertaining short film by Rooster Teeth.
Posted to YouTube on July 11, 2009.
Suggested rating: R.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Don't talk to robots

A mock public service announcement -- I think -- about the dangers of talking to robots.
Posted to YouTube April 22, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG-13.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Conan & Andy Do Manga

Conan O'Brien & Andy Richter visit a Japanese Animation studio to do some creative voiceovers. A funny bit from "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien."
Posted to on July 24, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Japanese Human Slip-n-Slide

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The Japanese have come up with some strange TV game shows, but this one is downright perverted.
Posted to in Jan. 5, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG-13.

Friday, July 24, 2009

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

This video has gone viral in a big way. Posted just five days ago, it already has 2.3 million views on YouTube as of early this evening. Thanks to colleague Joannè for sending it my way.
You have to wonder whether they knew they were making an Internet meme at the time or were trying to win the America's Funniest Home Videos contest.
The video posted July 19, 2009, was taken at a "Church in St. Paul, Minnesota," according to the description on YouTube. KSTP TV in the Twin Cities says it's Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul .
Anyway best of luck to the bride and groom, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz. They're already making the rounds of the talk shows -- NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, etc.
Suggested rating: G

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Office 2010: The Movie

Making a new version of Microsoft's Office productivity software sound exciting is a tall order for advertising professionals. But this preview for Office 2010 is pretty entertaining ... well, at least to people who use Word, Excel and PowerPoint a lot.
Posted to YouTube on July 9, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harry Potter and the Douchebag Magicians

With the new "Harry Potter" movie at the top of the box office charts, here are two humorous parody videos.
The above video, "Harry Potter and the Douchebag Magicians," was posted to on July 22, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG-13
The video below, "Harry Potter and the Office of Unemployment," was posted to on July 15, 2009.
Suggested rating: R.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Singing your order at McDonald's

A group of people sing their order at a McDonald's restaurant. This frustrates the clerk at first, but they ultimately win her over.
The stunt was performed by Family Life Education Pasefika (FLEP), a health organization based in Auckland, New Zealand. The group's newest project is "Random Acts: Island Styles," where members perform random acts of drama and music out and about in the community.
Posted to YouTube on March 11, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Darth Hammer

For true "Star Wars" fans only. Maybe Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker should have settled their differences with dance.
This video was apparently taken at an annual event at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida called Star Wars Weekends.
Posted to on July 16, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The World Wide Web Circle of Life

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A mock public service announcement that explains the importance of good writing, filming and commenting on Internet viral videos.
Posted to on July 15, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG-13.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Star Wars" blooper

Having just watched all six live-action "Star Wars" movies with my son, I thought this video was funny. It shows a blooper that made it into the original "Star Wars" (1977). Enjoy! And may the Force be with you.
Posted to on July 17, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Deja View: Dude, Where's My Hangover?

"The Hangover" (2009) and "Dude, Where's My Car?" (2000) are the same movie, according to this video from CollegeHumor.
Posted to on July 10, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How Accurate Is Elena Dementieva?

Sports Videos, News, Blogs

Russian tennis star Elena Dementieva takes aim at four tennis ball cannisters in the corners of the services boxes, and goes four for four.
Posted to FanDome on June 20, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Hot Girl Pulls Off Insane Golf Trick Shot - Watch more Funny Videos
In a similar vein, a pretty woman at a backyard party pulls off a cool golf trick shot.
Posted to on July 2, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If Spammers Wrote Cialis Ads

CollegeHumor used pitches from spam e-mails to write a new script for a Cialis commercial. The results are quite funny.
Posted to on July 14, 2009.
Suggested rating: R.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Googling with Bing

I love this fake ad for Microsoft's Bing search engine from CollegeHumor.
It raises an interesting question for Microsoft and other search competitors: How do you compete with Internet search king Google when Google is so ingrained in the culture that people use Google as a verb.
Posted to on June 26, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Zombocalypse Survival Kit

WGMX 4 - Zombocalypse from Rob Moffett (VDA) on Vimeo.

Humorous cartoon showing how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
Posted to Vimeo in June 2009.
Suggested rating: PG.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jim Henson's hilariously violent Wilkins Coffee commercials

Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, made 179 hilariously violent commercials for Wilkins Coffee from 1957-1961; each only lasted 10 seconds, according to Here is a sampling of those commercials. Click on the above photo.
Posted to on June 16, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

TV news bloopers

Here's a collection of TV news lowlights. Sadly, there's no shortage of these on YouTube.
In the clip above, a Las Vegas reporter has to fend off a drunk while doing a live shot.
Posted to YouTube on July 1, 2009.
Suggested rating for all videos: PG.

The second video shows a confused minute of the Fox Business channel.
Posted to YouTube on June 13, 2009.

And finally here's a compilation of TV news slipups and bloopers.
Posted to YouTube on July 25, 2008.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Train vs. killer tornado

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Tornados are fascinating and frightening. This video shows a twister take out a freight train.
Uploaded to on July 5, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.
Also check out Mother Nature Network's "Top 10 Tornado Videos."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Live Poll Allows Pundits To Pander To Viewers In Real Time

New Live Poll Allows Pundits To Pander To Viewers In Real Time
The Onion News Network strikes again with a clever jab at talking head news commentary shows.
Posted on July 9, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MacGruber the movie coming soon

The big news out of Hollywood this week was the announcement of a movie based on the recurring MacGruber sketches on "Saturday Night Live," which are a parody of the 1985-92 action-adventure show "MacGyver." (OK, maybe "big news" is a stretch.) The MacGruber skits, starring Will Forte as MacGruber, have been running on SNL since 2006.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote about possible casting news today.
Here are some MacGruber sketches from SNL.
Find more MacGruber skits at
Suggested rating: PG.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Carl's Jr. Commercial featuring Padma Lakshmi

After eating an unsatisfying burger at McDonald's tonight, my thoughts turned to better fast food burgers, such as those from Carl's Jr.
Here's an extended commercial featuring the beautiful Padma Lakshmi, model, cookbook author and hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series "Top Chef."
Posted to YouTube in March 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Monday, July 6, 2009

More planned movies based on toys from your childhood

"Transformers" and "GI Joe" are just the first of many planned movies based on toys from your childhood.
Posted to June 18, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fire Breathing Accident At Cirque Berzerk Rehearsal

Advertisement for Cirque Berzerk, which is described as a "wild, sexy, decadent and demented alternative circus event (that) features sexy contortionists, death-defying acrobatics, insane trampoline artistry and bawdy burlesque."
Posted to YouTube on June 4, 2009.
Suggested rating: R

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in Bric-a-Brac Independence Day

What if America had been founded by the characters in the movie "Independence Day"? Mr. T hosts as Celebrity Bric-a-Brac Theater tells the revised story of the founding of our nation. And there's Daleks.
Posted by on June 26, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A-holes vs. B-holes

Fast-food restaurant chain Hardee's asks people what they like better: A-holes or B-holes.
Posted to YouTube on June 26, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Heart music videos

Just saw rock band Heart in concert Thursday night in Naperville, Ill. They were amazing.
To honor Heart's frontwomen, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, here are some of their performances over the years.
Featured songs: "Dreamboat Annie," "Barracuda," "Crazy on You" and "Straight On."
Suggested ratings: G

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Web Site Story

The talented crew at CollegeHumor has created a terrific Broadway musical parody that looks at "West Side Story" in the age of social media.
"Web Site Story" was posted to CollegeHumor on June 29, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG