Thanks to YouTube, we now have permanent housing for any video that's been produced in the past 30 years. Thanks to this column, you get to relive some of the more popular ones of the Internet era.
OK honestly Ethan -- it's not THAT funny. But whatever, you're a nine-month-old. If you enjoy it that much though, I've got some documents that you can come have a ball shredding. By the way, I hope you're recycling. My favorite part of this video is not the baby or the father or the laughing -- it's the part in the beginning where the title screen points out that this is the short version. How long is the long version?? It's not exactly material that requires three acts.
Intruder Alert Pt. 2
OK so I've covered the original video in the past, but there's nothing wrong with a little remixxxx! I can't tell if auto-tune is the best or worst thing to ever happen to technology -- it could probably go either way. We all know what T-Pain's opinion on the subject is. One thing I can tell you is that the dude at the end is a bigger clown than the one at the beginning -- but who am I to argue with 102 million views?
I usually ignore the obvious fact that the vast majority of viral videos are just music videos, but I'll make an exception for my boy Weird Al. I love the guy -- he was basically the only "musical artist" that my brother and I grew up listening to. Though that may just be because we had overprotective parents and no MTV. Anyway, Weird Al is awesome and this is arguably his best parody of all time.
I love Seth MacFarlane, and I'm really rooting for Ted. This is as hilarious a clip and episode as it was annoying. But if you watch any Family Guy, you pretty much get that that is at least partially the point. The best part is how Peter Griffin carefully and painstakingly sucks Brian into hearing about the bird.
It's-a Mee, Rémi!
This is pretty amazing, and topped off by awesome sound effects. My buddies and I pretty much spoiled our college days (and parents' money) playing non-stop Mario Kart. Such an all-time great game. If you ever wondered what it might look like in real life, Rémi GAILLARD portrays it brilliantly here (though admittedly with a somewhat trimmed down Mario). I love the banana peels touch -- though I imagine the other drivers did not find it so amusing.
So those are the recent classics I have for you this week -- which ones do you like? Which ones do you hate? Any other old favorites you'd like to see in the future?