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Friday, May 23, 2008


New Weezer Video Features YouTube Celebs

The band Weezer posted their new music video called "Pork and Beans" on YouTube. The video features a huge collection of "internet stars" from Tay "Chocolate Rain" Zonday to Chris "Leave Britney Alone" Crocker. Weezer even plays in front of a huge deluge tribute to "Coke + Mentos".



Weezer's new self-titled "Red Album" comes out June 3rd, 2008.


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Tuesday, March 04, 2008


IT Through The Decades - Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn, the foxy geek hostess from Attack of the Show (G4 TV) and Playboy Magazine (Feb 2007), is in a new viral YouTube video for Dell Computer called "IT Through The Decades."

The clip helps promote Dell's servers by poking fun at all the poor IT related decisions companies have made the past few decades (1978-2008). In the clip, Mike the IT guy suggests "new" technologies like databases and bar codes and gets made fun of by his colleagues.

Olivia doesn't have a ton of lines but she definitely adds some sex appeal to the YouTube clip. Warning: It's a little long (especially for a "viral" clip). Olivia fans will also probably get a kick out of seeing her dressed up in retro 70's and 80's outfits. You can save this clip off YouTube by following these instructions.





If you're looking for more Olivia Munn, just Google search her name. YouTube is full of clips of her doing things like riding a Hawaii Chair, seductively eating hotdogs and recovering from a baby oil slip. Too bad she's dating that turd biscuit Bryan Greenberg from One Tree Hill.

Here's a link to the clip on YouTube in case the video above doesn't load.


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Friday, February 29, 2008


The Evolution of Dance With Optimus Prime

The Evolution of Dance is the most-viewed YouTube video ever. In the video, Judson Laipply, a motivational speaker, dances to a soundtrack that plays through various popular songs ranging from Elvis Presley to MC Hammer and Michael Jackson. As of February 2008, The Evolution of Dance has over 76 million views on YouTube, and is the most viewed video on the site.

Here's a parody of The Evolution of Dance performed by Optimus Prime from The Transformers called "The Evolution of Dance With Optimus Prime." Keep your eyes peeled for the subtle robotic crotch thrusts during YMCA. It might not be appropriate for younger Decepticons.



Gotta love the ending. Optimus Prime doesn't like the Macarena. He transforms and leaves the stage.

Surprisingly, this clip is not from the popular stop-animation comedy show Robotic Chicken. The guy who made it is named Patrick Boivin. Seth Green should give him a job.

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Monday, February 04, 2008


Frozen New York Stunt Confuses Grand Central Station

On a cold Saturday morning in January, a flash mob of Improv Everywhere Agents descended on New York City's Grand Central train station and left the entire concourse in a state of complete confusion.

Flash Mob - a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief period of time, then quickly disperse.


What did they do that had everyone so confused? This flash mob of 200+ people suddenly froze in place at the exact same second for 5 minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station. The frozen poses ranged from people tying their shoes and eating to someone who just dropped a stack of papers. Everyone from tourists to cops stopped in amazement to try to figure out what was happening around them.



My favorite part is the guy trying to drive his garbage cart. He sounds like such a baby when he gets on his radio to call for help.

{Beep} {Beep} {Beep}
"My cart is stuck. People are standing still.
{Sob}
"I need help."


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Monday, December 31, 2007


iPhone 1.1.3 Leak [video]

Here it is... video evidence of the new unreleased iPhone 1.1.3 software improvements. The embedded video below is a nice and thorough walk-through of the unreleased iPhone 1.1.3 feature updates hosted by Andru from GearLive.com. Watch it fast before Apple's lawyers take it down.

Anyone still think it's fake?





If the embedded video above doesn't load, then click here.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007


USPS Hates Netflix Envelopes

According to an article in the NY Times, the USPS isn't happy with Netflix because their red envelopes must be sorted by hand. The US Postal Service estimates that the manual sorting of 1.6 million Netflix envelopes per day is costing them about $21 million a year.



As a result, the USPS wants to add a 17 cent surcharge to every package that requires hand sorting - including Netflix DVD envelopes. Tony Wible, a Citigroup analyst who wrote the report, says that the income that Netflix receives per subscriber would fall from $1.05 to 35 cents and that Blockbuster’s return mailing envelopes do not cause this problem. This could make a big competitive difference for the 2 companies.

"We know that Netxflix, which mails out about 1.6 million movies a day, is clever enough to create a redesigned mailer sometime soon." ~ GearLive.com


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Thursday, September 13, 2007


Tearful Britney Fan Is a YouTube Hit

A tearful Britney Spears fan named Chris Crocker posted a passionate video called Leave Britney Alone! on YouTube after the pop star's disastrous MTV Awards performance. Crocker's video has become an instant YouTube hit and has gotten about 4 million views.

In it, Crocker defends Britney's widely-criticized performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, in which the troubled pop star appeared out of time and out of shape while miming the words to her new song "Gimme More." It reminded me of Ashlee Simpson's SNL un-synced disaster.



Crocker berates the media for their treatment of Britney since the awards show and says fans should be thankful she decided to perform. Here's a transcript of his rant:
"How f**king dare anyone out there make fun of Britney after all she's been through. She went through a divorce, she had two kids ... and now she's going through a custody battle. All you people care about is readers and making money off of her.

She's a human. She hasn't performed on stage in years. Her song is called Gimme More for a reason - because all you people want is more, more, more, more, more ... leave her alone. You're lucky she even performed for you bastards. Leave Britney alone ... please."
Crocker, who has posted other YouTube videos about Britney Spears, said on the Howard Stern radio show yesterday that he was "not acting" and was "really crying."

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Merry Miller TV Disaster

Merry Miller is the Senior Programming Director for The Learning Annex in New York, USA. She was named as one of the 40 "rising stars" in 2007 by Crain's magazine and is a former Miss Dallas. But that's where this "rising star" starts to fade.

In late July of 2007, Merry conducted a poorly done interview with Holly Hunter on ABC News Now's segment "What's The Buzz." Since its broadcast, the disastrous interview has been heavily viewed on YouTube [link] and other online video sites.

Not only were the interview questions awful, but for some reason Merry decides to phonetically read off the teleprompter - like a child. She also gives the wrong month for Holly Hunter's show premiere (June instead of July) and accidentally encourages viewers to go to nbcnews.com not ABC News.com.



Merry Miller, welcome to the TV Disaster Hall of Fame! I'm sure NBC loved the plug.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Daft Hands Becomes Internet Sensation

Have you heard about the YouTube clip called "Daft Hands" yet? It's single-shot music video set to the the Daft Punk song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." One camera. One shot. Two hands. Doesn't really sound that exciting does it? Trust me, it's worth watching. The beginning is dull. Just hang in there until the lyrics start. "Daft Hands" was featured in the Best of YouTube Video Podcast yesterday and, as of this morning, had over a million views on YouTube.




Check out this tutorial if you want to learn how to save this YouTube clip onto your hard drive: How To Copy Videos Off YouTube

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Was Drunk Hasselhoff Video Just Promotion?

I thought there was something fishy about this David Hasselhoff drunk tape nonsense. It smelled like very clever publicity to me, though why anyone would want to be filmed drunk and slobbering over a Wendy's cheeseburger and potentially hurt his relations with his family is a mystery.

But guess what? The Hoff has an autobiography coming out May 15! I'm sure it's just a coincidence though. ;)

The title, by the way, is Don't HassleThe Hoff. Jeez, it's one thing for others to call you "The Hoff," but calling yourself that?

The book has a lot of (supposedly) juicy details, including Hasselhoff's revelation that he knows that Baywatch was a sexist show.



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Monday, May 07, 2007


Spider-Man 3 Makes Record Breaking $148 Million Over Wknd

Spider-Man 3 made a record breaking $148 million this past weekend. The film now holds the top spot for the most successful movie opening of all time. Sony Pictures, the studio who produced the film, was so happy with the North American box office results they announced that Spider-Man will return for at least three more movies.

Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton had this to say to the BBC on Sunday night:

"Everybody has every intention of making a fourth, a fifth and a sixth and on and on." There would be "as many as we can make good stories for..."

According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, Spider-Man 3 now holds the record for the most successful opening weekend in history, making $148m (£74m).

Here are the other films that round out the top ten:
  1. Spider-Man 3 ($148m)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($136m)
  3. Spider-Man ($115m)
  4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ($108)
  5. Shrek 2 ($108m)
  6. X-Men: The Last Stand ($102m)
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($102m)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($93m)
  9. The Matrix Reloaded ($91m)
  10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ($90m)

Michael Lynton went on to say: "When everybody comes up for air, we can think about how to make the next [Spider-Man film]" The box office results "way exceed our expectations."

I just hope they stay with director Sam Rami. Most superhero franchises are already ruined by the 3rd film (Batman, X-Men, Superman, etc.), but Rami seems to have found a good balance between between story and special effects to keep the franchise fresh and entertaining.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007


Top 10 Awkward TV Interviews

Maybe it's something in the air. Maybe they were just having a bad day. Or maybe it was the handful of painkillers they swallowed moments before going on air (right Paula?). But whatever the explanation, weird, awkward interviews seem to be occurring at an ever more frequent rate. The website Double Viking has gathered the top 10 most awkward interview moments of all time.

The list includes such gems as Barbra Walters asking Katherine Hepburn what kind of tree she'd be and Tom Cruise attacking Matt Lauer about Scientology. But by far, my favorite moment is when Vanilla Ice grabs a baseball bat, destroys part of a TV set and makes Jon Stewart crap his pants.



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Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Outer Space Astronauts Survey

Sci Fi.com and Sci Fi Magazine are asking Internet users if they should pick up a new sci-fi comedy called Outer Space Astronauts.

Visitors are given access to 5 vignettes from the show on the SCI FI Pulse Broadband Network and asked to fill out a survey explaining what they think. Sci Fi says it will also take traffic into account when deciding whether or not to pick up the show.

Think you know how to program the American Sci Fi Channel better than NBC Universal? After they started airing wrestling on the Sci Fi Channel... who doesn't.

You can watch the Outer Space Astronauts clips here.

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Bill Gates Hates Apple Ads

Recently Bob Garfield, from AdAge, got to interview Bill Gates during the Corbis Creativity 2.0 panel in Manhattan. Garfield asked Gates about a number of topics from Vista to IPTV. He also tried to get Gates to comment on a very sensitive topic... Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign. The campaign features actor/author John Hodgman who looks like Bill Gates and personifies a PC.



As you can imagine, Bill Gates is not amused by the ads. Here's the portion of the interview transcript where Garfield asks Gates about the ads. Enjoy:

GARFIELD: I want to ask you one more thing: Those Mac ads -- how do you feel about the John Hodgman character?

GATES: I can't comment on someone else's ad.

GARFIELD: OK ... but he's you.

GATES: Yeah, I'm not gonna comment on someone else's ad.

GARFIELD: OK, well, Bill Gates, thank you so much for joining us.

(Silence)

GARFIELD: Can I just have a clean goodbye?

(Silence)

GARFIELD: OK, can you just say goodbye? Thank you or goodbye or something like that?

GATES: Goodbye.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Lonelygirl15 Creators Announce Spinoff

Lonelygirl15, the teenage video diary that became a huge hit on YouTube but turned out to be a fiction, is destined for a UK spin-off after its creators tied up with social networking website Bebo.

Lonelygirl15 Presents... KateModern will debut in July with several weekly episodes available exclusively to Bebo users in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

The original series of webcam diary entries from teenage girl Bree generated some 50 million views via YouTube and other user-generated video sites like Revver.com.

The popularity of the property remained undented when it came to light that Bree was in fact a character being played by an actress. In fact, the controversy actually helped increase the buzz around Lonelygirl15 and even influenced a line of t-shirts. Now its creators, Miles Beckett, Greg Goodfried and Mesh Flinders, are turning their attentions to the UK.


KateModern will expand on the original Lonelygirl storyline, focusing on a university student in London and her "struggle to balance her complex social life with the dark forces that shadow her."

As with Lonelygirl15, KateModern promises to incorporate puzzles and mysteries into the plot, which will carry over into 'real life,' allowing viewers to participate in the storyline through the integrated alternate reality game.

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Monday, April 09, 2007


Worst Acting Ever - David Caruso

Here's a 7 minute YouTube montage of the worst acting ever printed on film. David Caruso is ridiculous. 9 out of 10 times he'll put on his dorky sunglasses right before he says one of his lame one liners on the US crime drama C.S.I. Miami. How sad is it when your character's dry charm and self-confident appeal are a direct result of a pair of sunglasses.

Seriously, when did talking slow and putting on sunglasses become "acting."



David Caruso's bad acting and dorky 'Sunglasses of Justice' would probably make for a good drinking game. The only problem is, his acting is so bad that he makes C.S.I. Miami unwatchable.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007


Heroes: Zeroes Auditions

Got a special talent or ability? Apparently everyone does. It looks like more ordinary people with ordinary abilities have been discovered. Here's a clip from the open auditions for the American Sci-Fi series Heroes on NBC.



The clip features some guy pulling a chain out of his nose (burn out), a woman playing the flute with her nose (don't laugh, that's someones mom), a guy who can pop beans out of his eye (that's sexy), an Indian woman who can talk with a perfect Indian dialect (amazing!), a psycho who can stab a potato with a straw (very scary), and more...

I'm pretty sure no one from these open auditions will be saving the world with their "special" talents.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Alanis Morissette Covers My Humps

In this clip from YouTube, Alanis Morissette covers the Black Eyed Peas song "My Humps". Seem like a strange paring? It is. But it's on purpose. I think dcmjzero put it best when he posted this comment on Digg.com: "Who would have thought the best way to make fun of a song would be to sing it seriously?"



You may not have realized how poorly written "My Humps" was before watching this clip. Honestly, Fergie isn't known for crafting thoughtful lyrics. I think there's a line in her new song Glamorous that goes like this: "Taco Bell. Raw as hell". Actually I take it all back. Fergie is the Shakespeare of modern times.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007


The Real Wedding Crashers

Like pulling pranks on your friends? What about at your own wedding? American broadcast network, NBC, has a new reality TV series called The Real Wedding Crashers.

Inspired by the feature film Wedding Crashers (Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken), the premise of the show is simple. Wedding couples team up with five crashers to create the most awkward and uncomfortable wedding weekend possible.




The crash team consists of five improvisational performers who pretend to be various people in the wedding such as the pastor, the wedding planner, a waiter, a long lost friend, a tailor, and even an exterminator. The bride and groom are in on the fun as they assist the crashers in pulling pranks on their guests. Why would they do such a thing? Attended enough weddings in your lifetime and they all will start to blend together. Hopefully a "crashed" wedding will be one you will always remember.

I'm actually pretty excited to see this show. It premieres sometime in April (2007) on NBC.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Retro Games In Stop Motion

Pes from EatPES.com frequently makes stop motion short films and commercials, but their latest work titled "Game Over" is a masterpiece.

Game Over is a medley of several 1980s arcade games including a stop motion version of Centipede done with cup cakes and a pizza and pillow case version of Pac-Man. Seriously, it's great stuff and will be one of the easiest 5 star ratings you've ever given to a Youtube video.



If you get a chance, head over to Pes' site and watch some of the other stuff. I recommend the Bacardi commercial. Amazing work.

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Friday, March 09, 2007


Air Guitarist Bjorn Turoque

In this clip from Late Night with Conan O'Brien, "professional air guitarist" Bjorn Turoque (pronounced "b-yorn too-RAWK") talks about his book To Air is Human and shows off some of his trademark moves. But being a professional air guitarist isn't all fortune and fame. Before you rush off and join Bjorn on the air guitar pro circuit, keep in mind that Bjorn's air guitar career has ruined friendships and prevents him from having a girlfriend.



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Monday, February 26, 2007


Tyra Banks Feels Up Katharine McPhee

Are American Idol's Katharine McPhee's boobs fake? Tyra Banks decides to take matters into her own hands... literally. In this clip from YouTube, Tyra Banks feels up Katharine McPhee on her US daytime talk show.



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Thursday, February 22, 2007


Dwight Shrute Army of Champions

As an early adopter of gadgets and technology I sometimes get labeled with the “g” word... Geek. But thank God there are people around like Dwight Shrute from The Office to take the heat off.

I like my iPod and listening to music. He likes to sell paper and fight evil. I’m happy in a nice temperature controlled office. He has a desire to be frozen and possesses the strength of a grown man and a little baby. We both work in offices but Dwight apparently leads an Army of Champions. He also has his own theme song and music video..


Videos by VMIX Member: NBC


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Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Richard Simmons Adjusts Himself on TV

Here's a video clip from YouTube of Richard Simmons adjusting himself on the US morning news program the "Today Show."

Note To Self: If I ever become famous and appear on TV, dear Lord please remind me to not adjust myself while on camera.



Is anyone else really weirded out by Richard Simmons? The super short shorts and his fizzy Afro make me slightly ill.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007


LCD Monitor vs Gun

When your computer's flat screen monitor breaks what should you do? You could attempt to replace the bad screen yourself... or grab the nearest BB gun and shoot it. Repeatedly.

Someone posted this video on Break.com of a LCD monitor being shot with a Tokyo Marui Desert Eagle BB gun. This guy didn't even bother to take the LCD monitor outside before shooting it. Either he has faith in his aiming, or he has little regard for his drywall.



Maybe the next time you buy a flat screen monitor you might want to look up its "Gunfire Resistance" rating.

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Monday, January 22, 2007


Heroes and Zeroes

Heroes is going digital. The hit American TV series on the the NBC network is relaunching its Web site with new interactive features coinciding with a batch of new original on-air episodes. NBC hopes the multiplatform strategy will deepen the "Heroes" mythos with additional content for Internet and mobile applications.

Some of these new digital offerings include a real-time, two-screen application that plays out on the PC along with each episode, commentary from cast members set to streamed episodes, and mobile content.

NBC is even making special viral clips to help promote Heroes on video sharing sites like Vmix and YouTube. The latest Heroes clip is a parody called "Zeroes" about ordinary people with relatively pointless abilities. Check it out on Vmix or YouTube. If you are a fan of the show you'll really enjoy it.

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Jeff Gaspin, president of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Digital Content had this to say about the new online presence for Heroes in The Hollywood Reporter: "Heroes has proven itself a hit on-air and online, and these extensions of rich, original content will allow our audience unprecedented access to new levels of the show as they dig deeper."

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