I’m even giving it a pass on the last song because the lead-up is amazing and the payoff is hilarious. And here’s part 2, which features some Marvel Comics ladies:
The Rack co-conspirator Benjamin Birdie sent me a link to this and it is just magnificent. If you’re a NASA nerd, you’ll especially enjoy the appearance from actual program managers and scientists and if you’re a comedy nerd, you’ll be delighted at the number of jokes they stuffed into this thing.
Thankfully, I grew up one and am kind of the other now.
Boston Globe Tailors Print Edition For Three Remaining Subscribers
It’s Warren Ellis’s world. We’re just living in it.
This guy singlehandedly makes up for the atrocious AMVs and boring diary videos on YouTube. (NSFW language.)1 Comment | Posted: April 7th, 2010 | Filed under: Video
Just when I thought the whole “Pop Culture-Themed Version Of A Well-Known Song” video trend had finally died.1 Comment | Posted: March 30th, 2010 | Filed under: Video
Don’t tell anyone this is filk.
I thought this was a good video about productivity, and not just because I actually do eat a live frog every morning.
“In fact, some of the very clips that Viacom is suing us over were actually uploaded by Viacom itself.”2 Comments | Posted: March 19th, 2010 | Filed under: Mainstream Media, Video | Tags: viacom, youtube
YouTube blogs about its upcoming court fight with Viacom and how the media company has tried to have it both ways:
For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there. It hired no fewer than 18 different marketing agencies to upload its content to the site. It deliberately “roughed up” the videos to make them look stolen or leaked. It opened YouTube accounts using phony email addresses. It even sent employees to Kinko’s to upload clips from computers that couldn’t be traced to Viacom. And in an effort to promote its own shows, as a matter of company policy Viacom routinely left up clips from shows that had been uploaded to YouTube by ordinary users. Executives as high up as the president of Comedy Central and the head of MTV Networks felt “very strongly” that clips from shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report should remain on YouTube.
Viacom’s efforts to disguise its promotional use of YouTube worked so well that even its own employees could not keep track of everything it was posting or leaving up on the site. As a result, on countless occasions Viacom demanded the removal of clips that it had uploaded to YouTube, only to return later to sheepishly ask for their reinstatement. In fact, some of the very clips that Viacom is suing us over were actually uploaded by Viacom itself.
Some NSFW language and imagery, but this is both funny and really nicely put together. Thanks Serene!
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OK, Japan. This round is yours. Next bout, however, you can’t use Toastie.
I am so glad to see that the world has embraced Axecop. It is exactly what I’ve wanted all my life without ever knowing that the void could be filled by something.