Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Sat 22 Aug 2009 9:58 am   //   Posted in: Travel, Videos

Airport time

Recently I had two three-hour layovers in the Miami International Airport. Here’s the entire experience summed up in 18 seconds:

Sun 21 Jun 2009 8:23 pm   //   Posted in: TV commericals, Videos

Time-waster: Muppet commercials

Did Jim Henson ever do anything that wasn’t freakishly creative? Before his high-minded career in children’s television, Henson produced TV commercials. They’re hilarious. Since many of them are online now, and it’s fun to watch these oddball 1950s and 1960s ads that show Muppets in various states of evolution. Check out this one for McGarry’s Sausage, starring a puppet that resembles Kermit:

And here’s one for Munchos featuring a what looks like Cookie Monster:


Tue 2 Jun 2009 7:27 pm   //   Posted in: Videos

Cool guys don’t look at explosions


Thu 14 May 2009 7:19 am   //   Posted in: Music, Videos

Go folk yourself

I’m not sure what to make of the explosion of ukulele artists and homemade folk music acts on YouTube, but there’s definitely something real going on. Is it really so great that everyone can be a novelty music act? Are we going to be a nation of Weird Als? Doesn’t somebody actually have to create original stuff before the bored kids of the world can chew it over, mash it up, and record the parody kazoo version?

Eh. Whatever it is, let’s welcome it. If Glenn Beck gets his own show on national TV, then the guy with the kazookeylele deserves to be heard, too. Thank you, Internet, for giving homemade trash culture as loud a megaphone as mass-produced trash culture!

Wed 6 May 2009 7:25 am   //   Posted in: Movies, Videos

“A real slap in the face for Trek fans”

This Onion video is pretty funny:

Wed 29 Apr 2009 2:00 pm   //   Posted in: Movies, Videos

Citizen Kane on the economics of print

“I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know, Mr. Thather, at the rate of a million dollars a year I’ll have to close this place in 60 years.” – Citizen Kane

Fri 24 Apr 2009 8:00 pm   //   Posted in: Music, Videos

Rude, and also hilarious

This is the new Eminem music video for “We Made You,” which is brilliant, despite being the most un-PC thing you’ll see today. (Aside: Pharmaceutical companies should pay for product placements in his songs, if they don’t already.)

Tue 3 Mar 2009 8:00 am   //   Posted in: Music, Videos

Just because

I don’t feel like writing another post about the sorry state of things. I feel like watching a kick-ass Weezer video!

Wed 25 Feb 2009 11:03 pm   //   Posted in: Failure, Videos

The Pontiac Stinger

I’m doing all right, getting good grades. The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.

(Direct link to video.)

Sun 22 Feb 2009 5:00 pm   //   Posted in: Music, Videos

A devastating commentary on higher education

Video: “I Love College” by Asher Roth.

Wow. This guy must have spent some time at a Big State University. I’m pleased to see the red plastic Solo cup hasn’t gone out of style.