Remember when you got picked last in kickball? Remember when the cool kid stole your homework? Remember when the cheerleading team pointed and laughed at your pants with the cityscape printed on them? (Oh, that didn't happen to you? That was just me? Nevermind.) Well, as of today, we dorks rule the world.
Being a nerd is cool. Social media is awesome. You're totally going to get laid tonight! OK, maybe I'm getting carried away. But your beard is in style. And your sunglasses are hip now. That's something, right?
I want to say something witty about this parody but I can't. I'm just really impressed. It looks like a lot of thought, time, and money went into making it.
And I might be going out on a limb here but I think the lead singer and the violin player may be better than OneRepublic's. Also, the music video seems to be better quality than OneRepublic's. And these guys have much cooler hair.
Good morning, people on my Buddy List! Did you see this new web series called "INST MSGS"?
Here's the idea: they dramatize things they find on the web. And like most instant messages, that takes about 6 minutes and 35 seconds. They must be using an old dial-up modem.
This episode opens with a puppet making misogynistic remarks. Sounds a lot like a Comedy Central show I know!
But the whole 7-minute video isn't just puppets. That could be way too entertaining. The bulk of the episode is a reenactment of a Craigslist post. Here's their summary:
"My Women" is a Craiglist rant/ode to all the women an anonymous Detroit man has bedded. In our adaptation we've imagined our Craigslister as a photographer who remembers his past loves through the photos he's taken of them.
Okay. In other words, you took a moderately funny post from the Craigslist best-of page and made it into a student film. Thanks for "imagining him as a photographer," Spielberg. Instead of reading the original post myself in about 30 seconds, I get four minutes of stock footage and voiceover. It's like watching the wedding video for the marriage between myself and boredom.
If you want to give INST MSGS one more chance, check out more episodes at Revision3. Though the odds of me doing that are about as likely as me signing up for a new ICQ account.
They do posts like the ?hamburger success? above (which, by the way, becomes a fail the moment someone tries to eat it). They have other images and videos of positivity. You get the idea.
Problem is SucceedBlog is a blog FAIL. Success is boring!
Have you ever seen a movie or a TV show where someone just keeps on succeeding over and over? No. That would be terrible. Can you imagine Wile E. Coyote feasting on roadrunner carcass after roadrunner carcass? No one wants to see that. The only time a race is exciting is when there's at least one loser.
Meet Vilena. She put this image of herself on a social network in Russia. Usually, a profile picture should do a better job of showing your face — that way, people know which "Vilena" profile is which. But Vilena's photo still works since it highlights her most distinguishing feature.
Ever since Vilena put up her picture, Russian women have been mocking the "Vilena-style photo" by taking their own photographs in the same pose. English Russia — the self-described "Eastern Entertainment Channel" — has a stockpile of examples.
In Russia, it seems that there's some debate as to why this photo is actually a popular thing to parody. As English Russia explains:
Some people say because of her enormous bottom compared to face, some say just because of the look of her eyes, some are sure that just in overall this photo is cool.
I'm surprised there's any discussion. I don't know how things are on the Russian internet, but on the American internet, given those three things to make fun of, the huge ass would for sure take the cake.
Shakira caught a lot of flak for her bizarre "She Wolf" music video: The weird costumes, jerky dance moves and overall creepiness of her performance led people to speculate that the Latin dance queen had become a little too desperate to change her image in an attempt to keep up with the times.
Somehow, watching the above satirical remake of that already awkward video really foregrounds how ridiculous the original was.
What's odd is that there's nothing funny about a guy doing Shakira dance moves (if anything, it's just a little fruity). What is funny is this guy's subtle portrayal of Shakira as a deranged lunatic.
Though it appears that may be the pot calling the kettle black.
I don't recommend watching this video all the way through as you may gouge your eyes out. Also, don't watch it without watching the original first. I think about 45 seconds of each will get the point across. Seriously, any more than that could be detrimental to your mental health.
The only thing stupider than Facebook is a song parodying Facebook. And there are waytoomany of them. Some get passed around Facebook simply because they list off Facebook features (how relevant!). Some see their 15 minutes of fame on the College Humor front page. None lead to movie deals for the attention-craving comedy troupes who made them.
Well, this one isn?t really after your laughs ? she?s a hipster and she doesn?t care what you think. The reason she pulls it off is because it?s from the heart.
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