It was another crazy Black Friday in the U.S., as shoppers swarmed into stores to get their insane deals, hopefully getting out alive. Stores like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy were invaded by psycho shoppers that stopped at nothing to get what they came for.
Last year, Donovan, Brian, Tyrell, and myself went down to Seattle for Black Friday to see what all the hype was about, stopping at the Outlets for the midnight madness. Personally, I didn’t buy anything that evening (who wants to wait in line that long!?), but found a much more calm (and successful) shopping experience when we hit up the University Village for their deals the next day. I should note that Black Friday doesn’t exist in Canada (that’s what Boxing Day is for us), but it seems like they’re trying to make it happen here, as many stores are having their own Black Friday specials regardless.
Anyway, one of the crazy sought after deals at Walmart in the U.S. was a $2.00 waffle maker. People (some of which really didn’t need to be eating any more waffles) where madly trying to grab as many as they could. Luckily, there were no casualties. The same can’t be said for other Walmart locations where people were pepper sprayed and others were arrested. Check out some of the videos below.
In Australia, they have this law called the Commonwealth Marriage Act. This disallows same sex partners from getting married. An Australian group called Get Up! are working hard at getting that amended. Along with a petition to sign, they have created a new video simply titled It’s Time to help bring awareness to the subject. The video has gone viral not only in Australia but all across the globe.
In the clip, we watch as two men meet for the first time, go on a few dates, meet friends and family, fall in love, move in together, go through hardships and the like. In the end, we watch as “Paul” takes to his knee to propose to his man. Here in Canada, gay marriage has been legal since 2005 and sometimes, I think it’s easy to take it for granted. Watch the video and sign the petition to support the amendment. As the video says, it’s time.
You can definitely file this under, WTF?! Have you ever seen an octopus walk on land? Right, it sounds like the beginning of really bad magic trick or practical joke. However, a new video that is going insanely viral proves that yes, octopuses can take a stroll on land. I’m not the only one out there that had no idea this was possible right? I thought for sure they wouldn’t be able to breathe. Apparently, octopuses climbing out of the water is pretty common.
Octopuses in captivity actually escape their watery enclosures with alarming frequency. While on the move, they have been discovered on carpets, along bookshelves, in a teapot, and inside the aquarium tanks of other fish–upon whom they have usually been dining.
The video you can check out below was captured by a family checking out the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. At the two minute mark, we can watch as the octopus spits out a crab and leaves on the land to continue on his way. It’s absolutely remarkable. Nature is so interesting. Who needs National Geographic when you can watch these candidly captured videos on YouTube. Watch the amazing wonder below.
Recently, after getting asked out via a video on YouTube, Justin Timberlake escorted a woman to the Marine Corps Ball and made one of her dreams come true. Well, it’s seems like this “asking celebrities out on YouTube” thing is becoming a trend.
Now, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is subject of the most recent date request to go viral. A 26-year old woman named Lindsey Miller (who has had cancer for a year) was inspired by his role in 50/50 and speaks of how much she related to his character. After living with cancer for a year, she’s decided that it’s time for her to get back on the dating scene and she wants her first date to be with him. She doesn’t care if it’s just coffee, because even that would make her happy.
This is definitely the most heartwarming story I’ve come across today and I sure hope he accepts her offer for a date. Watch the short video below to see her ask him out.
If you’ve never seen ‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On,” you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Patrick, I know you write about random stuff sometimes, but why the hell are your writing about a shell… with shoes on!?” Well, before I set the scene for the new video, let’s just say that the viral video has over 12.5 million views on YouTube. So yeah, Marcel the Shell is a thing.
The video is written and created by Dean Fleischer-Camp, with the voice of Jenna Slate as Marcel. Arguably one of the cutest characters on the web, the tiny little shell talks about how he goes about living his miniature life, citing examples wherever possible. In this second video, we also learn that he had a sister… but unfortunately something happened to her. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what that was.
Also, did you know there’s a new Marcel The Shell “Things About Me” book out? Amazing. Enjoy the video below (I’ve also included the original)! And as Marcel says, “Smile… because it’s worth it.”
I came across this video that was uploaded to YouTube yesterday by a 12-year-old girl named Savannah Robinson - and you should definitely watch it. The video starts off with a clip of Anderson Cooper on AC 360 talking about bullying, then transitions into clips footage of kids talking about having been bullied – even Savannah herself. From there, Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” starts to play, but it’s Savannah singing and she’s amazing! Seriously, I got chills. Here’s what the description of the video reads:
“hi, my name is savannah. i’m 12 and have been a victim of bullying. thought i’d shoot this video for all of my friends who have experienced the same, and all the other underdogs out there. let’s stand up! :-)”
I hope bullies continue to realize that they are not the “cool” ones and no one is impressed by their cowardly acts. What does impress me is a video like this where a 12-year-old girl uses her talents to stand up for others and make the world a better place. Watch the video below.
I came across this video on a few sites this morning, and since we already had a viral singing video this morning (Erato covering Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” – amazing), I almost didn’t write about this. Then I thought, I just have to share this with you. A few days ago, someone named “Beth J” uploaded a video titled, “The Greatest Song Ever Written“. The description to her video reads, “All you need are four chords to write the greatest song ever written” So what is this song all about?
The song is an acoustic mashup that she sings, while playing the four chords on the piano. She has blended together countless songs in a way that makes sense. Beth credits the Axis of Awesome for being her inspiration for the song. She’s blended together songs from artists that include Celine Dion, Brandy & Monica, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, and many, many more. She even includes “3-Way (The Golden Rule) which is amazing.
A movement that began on September 17 to bring awareness to taxing the rich titled Occupy Wall Street has grown into a world wide phenomenon. Cities everywhere have taken their day to flood the streets in protest. While many of the scenes have been peaceful, last night’s demonstration in Oakland, California took a turn for the violent as police declared Oakland a war zone as protestors began to riot and police used tear gas and bean bag rounds to try and rally the over 1,000 bodies.
Amongst the chaos, one man captured as much as he could on video but one particular moment has found itself going viral. As we watch tear gas erupt and men and women run back and forth across the frame, we suddenly hear a group of people calling for a medic. The man runs over to see them carrying what some are calling a veteran who has been shot in the face by the bean bag rounds. Some reports are stating he was hit by a rubber bullet but the police do claim they only used bean bag rounds.
This morning, Oakland police were wearing riot gear to protect themselves against the continuing battle that wages on. Protestors were throwing whatever they could get their hands on at police include bricks, rocks and beer bottles. Watch the NSFW video of the injured protestor after the jump.