Thursday, September 24, 2009


This is one of those "how'd they do that?" videos.
A Japanese music video for Sour that uses sychronized video clips from Web cams and clever editing.
Posted to YouTube on July 1, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Fox News Caught Manufacturing Tea-Party Rally

Fox News staged the 9/12 tea-party protests in Washington, D.C.
Not surprising, given that this is Fox.
Posted to YouTube on Sept. 21, 2009.
Suggested rating: G
As a bonus, here's Fox's Glenn Beck in a 1986 ad for Phoenix radio station Y95. His act hasn't changed much since then.
Posted to YouTube on Nov. 14, 2008.
Suggested rating: G

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

'Full House' Alternate Intro

The opening credits of "Full House" that most of us wish we saw. It's sugary sitcom "Full House" meets disaster mini-series "10.5."
Posted to YouTube on August 7, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Monday, September 21, 2009

365 Days of Exercise

365 Days of Exercise from Adam Conover on Vimeo.

I admire this guy's dedication to exercise and proper diet. I wish I had the same drive. It looks like he gets a little extreme about halfway through this time-lapse video though. Turns out this video is basically an advertisement for a fitness regimen. The subject is John Stone from John Stone Fitness.
Posted to Vimeo on Sept. 3, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autotune controversy

Not since disco has there been a musical style that has divided music fans as much as autotune. Autotune refers to technology that corrects pitch in vocal and instrument performances.
Many artists have used the technology since the late 1990s to disguise offkey singing and other mistakes in performances. But recently, thanks to R&B singer T-Pain, autotune has been used to distort the human voice and create a distinct sound in popular music. T-Pain's style has been copied by numerous R&B and pop artists. It was even spoofed in a series of online videos called Auto-Tune the News.
The technology was already controversial for helping cover up lousy singing. But now the distorted vocal effect has become one of those musical stylings that's likely to define an era of music. Years from now you'll hear one of these tunes and think about how dated it sounds. (See Wikipedia entry on Auto-Tune for more about the controversy.)
The top video shows T-Pain demonstrating his new iPhone App called I Am T-Pain to other artists.
The next video is a music video from KRS-One and Buckshot mocking autotune in a track called "Robot." Warning: KRS-One and Buckshot video is R-rated for language.
The final video is from the Auto-Tune the News series of mashup and remix videos by the Gregory Brothers. (See Wikipedia entry on the Gregory Brothers.)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The CW's remake of Seinfeld

Funny or Die has a pretty poor track record for making funny videos. They're mostly "die." That's surprising given the talent on screen and off for their exclusives.
I liked this slam on the CW network. It's a look at how the CW would remake the classic comedy "Seinfeld."
Posted to Funny or Die on Sept. 9, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Friday, September 18, 2009

Incredible, amazing, awesome Apple

Apple executives like to crank up the hype with superlatives for their products.
Check out this edited version of the company's Sept. 9 iPod press event in San Francisco.
Posted to YouTube on Sept. 15, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Twitteleh: Twitter for your Jewish mother

We've gone a few weeks without a good Twitter parody. So here's Twitteleh -- a Twitter alternative targeting the one person guaranteed to care about you mundane tweets.
Written by Reg Tigerman. Directed and Edited by Matt Johnson. Starring Reg Tigerman, Emily Tigerman, Dov Kogen, Matt Johnson and Barry Mottier.
Posted to YouTube on Sept. 14, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Thursday, September 17, 2009

'Saturday Night Live': Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley as Chippendales dancers

In memory of Patrick Swayze, here's a classic sketch from "Saturday Night Live" in which he auditions with Chris Farley to be a Chippendales dancer. Unfortunately it's a shortened version of the original sketch, which was hysterical.
Originally aired on NBC on Oct. 27, 1990.
Suggested rating: PG

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1951) Trailer

Another terrific mashup by YouTube user "whoiseyevan." Ivan Guerrero edits old movies to make fake trailers that are "pre-makes" of modern films. This one imagines "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as a 1950s movie starring Charlton Heston. Check out his YouTube page for more info on the clips he used to make this video.
Posted to YouTube on Sept. 8, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cinemash - Point Break

<a href="" target="_new" title=""RENO 911!" and Human Giant Cinemash "Point Break"">Video: "RENO 911!" and Human Giant Cinemash "Point Break"</a>
Cinemash on Microsoft's MSN Movies portal has done six videos that re-enact and parody famous movie scenes. My favorite is this riff on "Point Break" by sketch comedy troupe Human Giant and the cast of "Reno 911." It's pretty funny.
Posted to Cinemash MSN in July 2009.
Suggested rating: PG-13

Monday, September 14, 2009

Stormtroopers' 9/11

Funniest video I've seen in a while. "Stormtroopers' 9/11: Where were you when the Death Star fell?"
Posted to on Sept. 14, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Milkman vs. Mailman

A funny sketch from an unaired pilot for NBC called "This Is Culdesac" by Barats and Bereta Productions.
Posted to YouTube on Aug. 23, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Saturday, September 12, 2009

MadTV lampoons Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs returned to the public stage on Wednesday for the first time since his medical leave ended. It's great to see him back in the swing of things.
In honor of that, here are some funny Steve Jobs-related videos.
Theses are from MadTV. The first was posted to YouTube in February 2007 and the second in March 2007.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Twitter's Down

Short, funny take on a recent Twitter outage.
Posted to CollegeHumor on Sept. 9, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Thursday, September 10, 2009

When good bananas go bad

Another humorous prank video. This one features the Banana Man mascot who appears at Florida Panthers ice hockey games.
Posted to YouTube on March 17, 2008.
Suggested rating: G

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

'Halo 3 ODST' video game commercial

Microsoft has released a live-action commercial for its upcoming video game "Halo 3 ODST," which offers a glimpse of what a movie based on the "Halo" series might look like.
In a word: awesome.
Posted to YouTube on Sept. 4, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Conan O'Brien at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

I like Conan O'Brien. So I don't care if he's shilling for Intel in a new joint promotion with "The Tonight Show." He's posted a couple of funny videos from his visit to the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, Nev. (Click here or the above photo.)
Suggested rating: PG

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Portable toilet prank

Imagine entering a Porta Potty in a park and when you get out ... you're in an office meeting. Great prank.
Posted to YouTube on August 17, 2007.
Suggested rating: G

Health Care Mystery: What'll That Cost?

Health Care Mystery: What'll That Cost?

Another fine report by ABC News correspondent John Stossel, this time about the federal government's proposed health insurance plan.
Posted Aug. 28, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tweet Boxx

Twitter continues to be fodder for ridicule. recently completed its first season of "Tweet Boxx," which mocks celebrity tweets. Conan O'Brien does a similar routine on "The Tonight Show" with "Twitter Tracker."
The eighth and final episode of season one, hosted by Mike Polk, ran Aug. 10. (See all episodes here.)
Suggested rating: PG

Most Patient Sports Reporter In The World

Total Pro Sports posted a report Aug. 24 about what it called the "most patient sports reporter in the world." (See the story here.) Serbian soccer fans goof around with reporter Lubos Rossi during a live shot.
Suggested rating: PG

Baboons attack a car with roof luggage

Don't mess with a troop of baboons. Footage shot at Knowsley Safari Park, located on the outskirts of Liverpool, England.
The baboons at the park have a reputation for loutish behavior, according to an entry in Wikipedia. It is not uncommon for them to climb on cars and rip off windshield wipers and hubcaps.
Posted to YouTube on July 20, 2009.
Suggested rating: G

Saturday, September 5, 2009

WNBA Live 2008

The WNBA is an easy target for comedy as this video shows.
Posted to YouTube on Feb. 15, 2008.
Suggested rating: G

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Brighton Port Authority - Toe Jam

Following yesterday's music video theme, here's "Toe Jam" by The Brighton Port Authority, an alias for Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim. The 2008 track was a collaboration with David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal.
Posted to YouTube on June 27, 2008.
Suggested rating: PG

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hot Girls in Bikinis Have Slow Motion Ice Cream Fight

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Strange commercial from Australia for Cornetto frozen ice cream cones. Features sexy women in bikinis having an ice cream fight in slow motion. Oh, and there's a dwarf in there too. Scored with cool techno music. The track, "I Scream" by DJ Goodwill (Ministry of Sound), is available for download here.
Posted to in February 2009.
Suggested rating: PG

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

She Has a Boyfriend

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A classic British funny from the archives.
These clips describe what every guy is thinking when he hears those dreaded words "my boyfriend" from a girl. These were taken from the U.K. comedy show "Snuff Box" and star Matt Berry.
Posted to on April 24, 2008.
Suggested rating: PG-13.