I’m not going to lie, the thought of doing this has crossed my mind. Throw on some sunglasses (while indoors) and have a few people pretend to “recognize” you as a celebrity and see what happens. It’s just way to easy to pull something like this off – heck, I’d fall for it!
A guy (using his middle & last name – Thomas Elliot) went to MacArthur Center mall in Norfolk, Virginia to conduct said social experiment with Chill Hill Media. With the help of just a few staged people, tons of people believed Thomas was a famous actor, including mall security. It’s hilarious and I can totally see this happening.
People were getting their photos taken with him, getting autographs, and girls were even giving them their number. Twitter updates about the “Thomas Elliot” siting were starting to appear online as people believed him to be an actor from Spiderman or The Hunger Games. Check out the fake celebrity prank experiment below.
You know when you just love a new song so much that you just keep listening to it over and over and it just acts as fuel for your day…and you SO want to just dance around singing it at the top of your lungs? Maybe? Maybe not?
In the following hilarious video by Vancouver’s Hoodwinked Films, two guys develop an unhealthy obsession with Carly Rae Jepsen‘s smash hit “Call Me Maybe“. You know, I don’t blame them. This song is amazingly catchy and you get such a “feel good” vibe from it. Not to mention, I love Carly Rae’s voice and she’s just so lovable. Love seeing Canadian artists take off!
Enjoy the video below and share what songs YOU are currently obsessed with!
This past weekend, Alicia and her girlfriend Christina were watching the Ottawa Senators play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Place stadium. Aside from watching the game, Christina also had something extra special planned.
In the video below, you see Alicia being led into the rink blindfolded during a break in the game. When the blindfold is removed, she is told to look up at the screen for a message that reads: “My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never. You’re my world. Zing xox.” Christina then walks in and the two hold each other in their arms, while Christina is whispering in her ear. She then gets down on one knee.
This video seriously made my eyes water. Such a touching moment and listening to the crowd cheering their support – amazing. This video will bring the Spring sunshine into your day. Enjoy!
Today, February 29, 2012, is Pink Shirt Today. People everywhere (young and old) are wearing something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. It makes me so happy to see kids being ta
The caption to the video reads, “After the success of the Anti-bullying Flashmob at Oakridge Mall, David Lloyd George Elementary and Churchill Secondary got together with eight other schools across Metro Vancouver and one in New York to continue spreading the word of Acceptance through social media.”
The dance was choreographed by Pauline Ramos, and features hundreds of kids from various schools wearing pink, celebrating acceptance while dancing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. Check it out!
There’s Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkIn, Pinterest, and of course Instagram. How the hell can we keep up with all of these social networks and apps?
I will fully admit that I recently became hooked on Instagram. I had the photo app on my iPhone forever, but only recently did I realize that it was actually a social network of sorts. People can like your picture, leave comments, become your friend… you know, the usual. What makes Instagram appealing is that it allows you to apply a filter to your picture from the several that are provided so that your usual “average” photo looks super artsy and professional.
This music video pokes fun at everything that is Instagram and I love it. “Take a photo of your breakfast, a picture of your mom. Then add your f*cking filter so your photo is the bomb.” LOL. Props to Ryan Steele and Amy Goodmurphy, the starts of the video, for being on top of this trend and calling everyone out (including themselves) for the ridiculousness that is world of Instagram.
I realize this has been done before and some people think these people record such “once in a lifetime” experiences for attention. It may or may not be true and either way, who cares. I think coming out is such a scary thing for those still in the closet that videos like this are a great way to show people that you will survive and it’s not as bad as you think. Of course everyone’s situation and upbringing is different and everyone comes out at different times, even saying the actual words in different ways. For me, when I came out to my parents, I couldn’t even say the words “I’m gay” until later in the conversation. Instead, I kept saying, “I don’t like girls” (hoping I wouldn’t have to say the word “gay”) and my mom was like, “Don’t worry, you’ll find the right girl”. When I realized I wasn’t being clear enough, I had to say it.
For this guy, he decided that he’d record his coming out experience to his mom. At one point she speaks of when he “went away to school,” so I gather that he’s home for a visit, which was also the case when I came out as well – spring break.
When he starts acting weird, his mom can’t figure out what’s going on. Finally, when he says it, she goes on to explain that she had a feeling and she was just waiting for him to tell her. The only thing that bugged me was that he kept playing around on his phone instead of being in the moment with his mother who was giving him all sorts of support and advice. His mom is awesome. Check it out below.
Vancouver’s own spandexed street-dancing celebrity, Spandy Andy has relocated to Melbourne, Australia and has finally gone viral on YouTube with his latest video. He’s made appearances on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” and “Wipeout Canada”, but now he’s gone worldwide.
“There just doesn’t seem to be any science to it. You never know what’s going to really go crazy on the internet” says Spandy Andy in a press release. “The comments I’m getting on my video are in a bunch of different languages and people are messaging me to say that they’re seeing my video featured on websites all over the world.” Spandy Andy made that his legal name one year ago.
What started the wildfire of internet exposure was a post on the popular sharing website “reddit” where a user posted a link to the video with the comment “I’ll never be half as cool as this guy.” It received enough votes up to rise to the front page, where other websites like Perez Hilton’s “Fit Perez” and E! Online’s “The Soup” got wind of it and also featured the video. It is currently one of the top 30 most viral videos in the world today according to Unruly Media’s “Viral Video Chart” and has been shared on Facebook more than 53 thousand times. Check it out below!
A group of gay and straight high school kids have put together a #hairmusicvideo in support of the It Gets Better Project. Creator Colton James Boettcher‘s artistic vision for the video took the form of a music video for Lady Gaga’s “Hair” because the song is about being yourself, being true to who you are. Some of the lyrics are, “You are the spirit of your hair, it’s all the glory you bare” and “I’ve had enough, I’m not a freak, I’m just hear trying to stay cool on the streets.”
It’s great to see a school working together, with straight and gays coming together for a good cause. Bullying is still a huge problem and kids can be cruel. In fact, aside from the gays being bullied, my sister-in-law posted on her Facebook status yesterday, “The hardest part about having a child with Autism is watching the way the world looks at my little girl. Lately I am having so much trouble looking past the kids that stare or giggle just because she acts a little differently then they do. The blessing of Autism is that my daughter has no idea that they are making fun of her so she is not hurt by their actions. The person that gets hurt is the one who is watching from the sidelines and who knows exactly what is going on.” Breaks my heart. Bullying takes many forms and this video tackles one.
With some great choreography, we follow the story of a boy who is bullied for being gay, and with a school dance coming up, he can’t stop thinking about the boy he likes. We also follow a girl who struggles for acceptance from her mom. Check it out below. It’s very well done!