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.
Have you ever headed to YouTube and watched a video of animals doing cute things and just gone, “Awww” and watched it over and over again? Currently, this is that video for me. ABC News first showed this video captured in a woman’s backyard. Two black bear cubs who seem to be having quite the fun afternoon try to take a little nap in a hammock tied up in the backyard. While the two might have no trouble getting in, the fun doesn’t last for long. In an interesting twist of events, this is the same hammock and backyard that these two adorable cubs’ mom tried to take a nap a few years back. I honestly can not get enough of this video and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Check out these cute little cubs below.
Today is Thanksgiving Day here In Canada, a time where most people enjoy a delicious and turkey feast, stuffing themselves to the point of getting a turkey coma (That was me last night).
Well, not everyone eats turkey (or meat for that matter) and for some reason I feel they’ll enjoy the following video even more than I did. After hearing neighbors’ stories of wild turkeys chasing down joggers and other residents in an Arden- area neighborhood in Sacramento, California, News10 producer Duffy Kelly went to get a firsthand look at the situation to see if the rumors were true.
When one of the turkeys spots her, it moves in for the attack. Listening to the woman freak out is absolutely hilarious. Especially when she screams for help and gets it from a random passing USPS truck. Still she insists on going for turkey seconds (as we do), and the turkey gives it right back to her. Does she make it out alive? You’ll have to watch the video to find out. Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of those “caught on camera” moments that are so genuine and infectious, it totally makes your day. Well, this is certainly one of those videos. Here’s a brief rundown to set you up for this video: An adorable little 6-year old girl named Lily is asked by her mother if she wants to open one of her birthday presents early. As any 6-year old would do, she of course says yes. Her mother gives her a backpack full of stuff and Lily waits for directions before opening it.
As you can infer from my title, she ends up getting a trip to Disneyland for her birthday, but not before having to go through the bag of decoys slash hints first. We’re not dealing with a spoiled brat here. This little girl is so grateful for everything she’s been given. It’s SO cute. I’ll leave the rest for you to watch so I don’t spoil it. All I can say is that it’s videos like this that really make me want to have a child of my own. Hope the video below makes your day like it did mine! Enjoy!
Randy Phillips, an handsome American Soldier (currently stationed in Germany) recently uploaded a video of himself coming out to his father (who lives in Alabama) over the phone. In the description of the video, Phillips says, “Called my dad to tell him the hardest thing that gay guys will ever have to say.” Amen to that. Coming out to my parents was the hardest thing I’ve ever done as well.
The video, which has over 2.5 million views already, is pretty epic. To capture such a life changing conversation, that many of us have gone through, is pretty magical. I’m glad he did it, and I’m glad he shared it with others. I’m sure it has and will continue to inspire those still afraid to utter the words, “I’m gay,” to their parents. I know when I came out I beat around the bush as much as possible saying, “I don’t like girls.” It was almost impossible to say the word “gay,” but eventually I did.
Phillips wasn’t sure when he’d see his father again, having already been away for almost a year now – so he figured he should just tell him now. I should also note that Phillips uploaded the video the day that DADT was officially repealed. What a great way to celebrate! Watch the video below. Hope it makes your day like it did mine!
Lately, there have been countless videos popping up on YouTube of men and women in the military, lip syncing to some of our favorite songs. I came across this video this morning and couldn’t help but share it with all of you. This video may have been uploaded in September of last year, but that doesn’t make it any less golden.
Posted below the video is the simple description, “killing time after an 18 hour tour in Iraq.” I applaud these guys for having this much energy after an 18 hour work day. I’d be in my bed sleeping. This video has some great moments including straight boy dance steps, the shaved head blond doing some pretty sexual (and sexy) moves and the ultimate ‘lift’ that you see above.
You have to love straight boys who are comfortable enough in their sexuality to do stuff like this. I can definitely say that I have a few straight friends who would totally do a video like this (right Kevin and Andri?) Anyways, I highly recommend watching this video. If you’re in a bad mood or your spirits are in need of lifting today, this little clip will help.
Recently, I came across this Danish singing group called “Local Vocal” that put together this fantastic 90′s acapella medley mix. It brings back so many memories! One of the songs they sing, “All That She Wants,” by Ace of Base stood out for me because they’re going to be performing in at Vancouver Pride this weekend. Can’t wait!
The video is done kind of like the Brady Bunch intro, where everyone’s got their head in their own box. Quite enjoyable and I’m sure it will take you back! The songs include: Rhythm of the Night, What is Love, I’m A Scatman, I Don’t Need Your Love, I Like To Move It, Be My Lover, No Limit, and Sing Hallelujah.