As we draw nearer to the end of 2011, the year end lists keep coming out. YouTube has just revealed their annual “YouTube Rewind” where they provide a glimpse at a year in YouTube videos and highlight the Top 10 List of most viewed videos.
This year, YouTube decided to have a special guest host the segment – none other than Rebecca Black of the infamous “Friday” music video and song. Since throwing herself into the spotlight with the viral video, Black seems to have grown up quite a bit and I definitely have to give her props. She looks amazing in the YouTube Rewind and does a great job hosting it.
In addition to the YouTube Rewind (set to Avicii’s “Levels on Android Market” song), I’ve included each of the original videos in the Top 10 list for your viewing pleasure. I’ll only give you one spoiler and that is that Andy Samberg is in two of the videos in the top 10.
Okay, there is something ridiculous about a grown adult man crying at a viral video featuring a family that he’s never even met before; however, I am not ashamed to admit that I am one of those people. I have this trigger in my gut that cues the waterworks any time I see a video go viral that features a blissful moment in someone’s life. I am a sucker for people making it through on reality competitions, soldiers coming home from war and surprising their friends and families, and don’t even get me started on baby videos.
Naturally, I was once again swept up in the moment when I came across a simple video of a married couple informing one set of parents that they were pregnant with their first child. What makes this video extra-special is that the parents hearing the info for the first time are two gay dads. While it’s not clear, I believe the two dads raised the father-to-be in this video, who in turn filmed their reaction and posted it to his YouTube account.
Naturally, I had to share this video with everyone, and in turn spread the joy.
I wish team spirit brought on videos like this more often! May I introduce to you a few of the men (and women) of the USAFA. A few of them got together to create a video in spirit in supporting their football team versus the Army. They chose to do a parody of LMFAO’s hit Sexy And I Know It. The result has gone crazy viral. The video was intended to be shown to the cadet wing to entice team spirit. However, this happened.
Deemed by wing staff as “too inappropriate to play for the cadet wing” this video will live on in our hearts, and as a tribute to banned spirit videos everywhere….
Alas, what can you do? Censorship is a bitch. Thankfully, the video has been making its rounds on the social media sites worldwide for our viewing pleasure. Of course, the video has attracted the attention of the gay male public who have proceeded to comment on the video as such stating things like “Main dude in? the floral pants is a freaking hottie. Deeeeelicious” and the like. Ah the homos. You can always count on them to take it that extra step. Check out the viral video below.
It’s only been out for a few days and already, its spawned it’s first parody. The original video I am referring to is Sh*t Girls Say which in turn could really be translated into what a lot of us homos say. Patrick could count a few that we’ve noticed each other say around the house. Now, comedian Jeffrey Self has created his own rendition titled Sh*t Gay Guys Say and just like the original, these quotes (while some stereotypical) are pretty bang on. Here are a few of my favorite lines:
And the list goes on. While I don’t think that this video has the LOL factor of it’s predecessor, it still pokes fun at some classic homo lines or variations of them. Check out the video below for yourself.
Ah, I miss episodes of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. I used to live for new episodes of the series on Friday nights. Plus, I am a sucker for anything Melissa Joan Hart really. But come on, this show was awesome. Talking cats, magic and a closet that took you places. The best. Unfortunately, the show ended in 2003 but in a new video from Funny or Die, Sabrina and her cat Salem are reunited for a little Mexican dinner date. The result is absolutely hilarious.
Salem and Sabrina are sitting at a table and catching up as Salem is explaining his new career ventures when the restaurants waiter comes up to the table expressing how much he loved the show and how pretty he thinks Melissa Joan Hart is. Then switching gears, Salem brings up the idea that the two of them just practice some magic together. Reluctantly, Melissa agrees and the result is crazy… literally. Watch the video below.
I love Christmas for a few reasons but none make me smile more than a good holiday-themed YouTube video. Every Christmas season, a few videos make their rounds on social network sites to be shared to spread cheer throughout the world. This morning when I woke up, I was treated to this little delight in my news feed and after watching it twice, couldn’t help but share it with you guys.
Lip syncing to Mariah Carey’s original All I Want For Christmas, the members of the HMS Ocean give us a lip dub like no other. Where we have previously seen one or two service men or women goof around in front of the camera, this video tries to get the whole ship involved including some superior officers. The video has some hilarious moments, some of which I tried to capture in the photo above.
After hearing that troops would be returning home for the holidays, a few team members got together to create a holiday DVD to celebrate the occasion. The result is something we all should share. I wish all of these men and women who served our country a safe return home and Merry Christmas. Now, check out the great video below.
The video itself may be a year old, but it’s message is still pretty relevant. What was intended to be a Grade 8 project last year turned into a viral video this week when it was featured on Buzzfeed, AOL and The Huffington Post. Today, it kept popping into my Facebook feed so I thought I should watch it and check it out. I’m glad I did because not only is it hilarious, but it has a good message. Here is what the YouTube user, Grant V aka playahata646 said about the video.
In 8th grade we had a PSA project. ( Public Service Announcement) Don’t Say Gay. I chose a funny way to present it. Subscribe! And thanks to my little brother for being the star!
While it doesn’t have the production quality of some of the other PSAs out there, it’s message is still pretty relevant. The misuse of the word gay has been a tender topic for some for a long time. Patrick even wrote an article last year about the word fag and asked you if using it empowered gays by “taking it back.” What do you think? Check out the clever PSA and sound off below.
Earlier today, Tyrell wrote about a faux Siri commercial that Ellen Degeneres did, where Siri recognizes Ellen’s voice and becomes completely starstruck and ineffective at helping Ellen accomplish her tasks.
Today, I came across another hilarious video (by CollegeHumor) that I simply could not wait to show you. The following video shows Siri getting caught in the middle of an intense argument between a husband and wife. The argument starts off with, “Tell my wife I’m going to be 30 minutes late.” The wife responds, “Tell my husband I’m not surprised.” It’s all downhill from there and Siri is caught in the middle.
With the Apple commercial music playing in the background, Siri tries to provide solutions to help resolve the argument, but things only get worse. The video is “laugh out loud” funny for sure.