Hello and welcome back to the Friday Five! You’d think I’d have a bunch of stuff stock piled, but I only got reconnected to the internet last week and now that I’m working from home, I spend a lot less time dicking around on the internet. I’ll settle into a new groove though. In the mean time, here’s 4 videos to keep you entertained.
Vi Hart takes doodling in math class a level deeper. All her videos blow are great but this one blows my mind.
This guy has a super-power. plain and simple.
Weird Al mocks Sara
All this recent talk about MTV made me remember watching ALTV whenever he would take over the airwaves. I used to think this was the height of comedy, but now it just seems a little screechy. A lot of MST3K in this and you know, give me a break, I was 13 when this aired. I had a crusty old dubbed VHS tape of this kicking around for the longest time and I remember there were the same three commercials over and over again.
Devo sings Worried Man
The MTV talk also got me thinking about the best/worst movie ever: Human Highway by Neil Young, which features this cameo by Devo as a nuclear clean up crew.
Team iLuminate Dance
I don’t watch America’s Got Talent, but this dance routine is pretty amazing. Nice use of choreographed technology.
I kept seeing people saying “put a bird on it” and had to look it up to see what it was from. Fred Armisen’s Portlandia apparently.
Jay Pharoah does 50 impressions
The new guy from Saturday Night Live in what was probably part of his audition tape. Good stuff.
Speaking of Impressions
This is a damned good Nic Cage impression by Rob Magnotti.
U Smile slowed down
I know this is old, but i relistened and love it all over again. Justin Beiber’s U Smile slowed down 800% turns into a Sigur Ros ballad!
Conan plays life-sized Angry Birds
Balloon pigs hidden under IKEA furniture + a giant sling shot. This must have been a fun day at work for the production department. Unfortunately you have to sit through 30 seconds of George Lopez first
Was out of town last week running amok. Here’s a little catch up.
SNL The Creep
This was waiting for us on our DVR when we got back from vacation last night. The Jesse Eisenberg episode got a couple of big nods in relevance this week (and for the last season or so). First Mark Zuckerberg drops by during the opening monologue. Was this an ego trip for him? Do you think SNL asked him to stop by or did Mark seek out being on the show? John Water’s cameo in the above skit — The dark older side of Weird Al’s “White and Nerdy” IMHO — seems like Vincent Price’s intro in “Thriller” and the feat. Nicki Minaj lend legitimacy to their ability to produce a listenable/danceable song. Also, within the past season, more and more celebrities have been stopping by: Anderson Cooper and Paul Reubens from last week’s episode come to mind, but it seems to be a growing trend, which means there must be some demand and clout to the show again.
They Might Be Giants – 7
Jonah was in love with this video this weekend. From the TMBG album “Here Come the 123s”
Tie Tying Machine
Brilliant. I love the sound. I want to mix that into the drumbeat of a song.