5 YouTube experiences to brighten your week #2
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What do the guiltiest looking dog, a sword wielding lunatic and the world's hottest pepper have in common? Why, they've all made our top 5...
So, we come to that special time again; the time when we, the Shadowlocked faithful, attempt to brighten your outlook on life through the miracle of YouTube. In the second of this fortnightly series, Jack – and ourselves – invite you to sit back and enjoy four minutes of sheer hilarity, before offering you some 'video for thought'. After all, who doesn't want to see the world's guiltiest looking dog?
5. Old Man Vs World's Hottest Pepper
What is more satisfyingly hilarious then schadenfreude to the cynical? In one of the more harmless examples of the haughty German word, an old man (Jamie Kocher) eats the smallest fraction of a Bhut Jolokia, or the world’s hottest pepper to you and me. Now, Jamie starts off slightly cocky – he rolls with the punch of heat given off by the pepper with great charisma – but mere minutes later he is visibly agitated, swinging his arms and complaining that “a bomb went off in my stomach” – he can no longer play it cool. If you’re not laughing by this point, what is wrong with you?!
4. Human Giant: Rollerblading
I feel like I’ve broken an unwritten rule by choosing a clip from a TV series. However, Human Giant isn’t too popular in the UK, so I feel obliged to share the comedy with you.
It’s only 55 seconds long (the clip, not the show) so won’t take up too much of your time – unless you watch it repeatedly like I did. I won’t even begin to describe it to you, but I can reveal that the star of the sketch, Aziz Ansari, is a very funny man. You can find him in NBC’s Parks and Recreation and in the upcoming film 30 Minutes or Less alongside Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network.
3. Nerd with Sword Vs Taxi Driver
This has to be one of the most random pieces of footage captured and posted on the internet – let alone YouTube.
Basically, a disgruntled nerd is in the middle of a heated arguement with a taxi driver and, for some strange reason, has a full sized sword for defence. Furthermore, as retribution for punching his car window in, the nerd attempts to stab both the driver and the the window of the taxi - both of which fail - before smashing it in with his blade. As if that isn’t quirky enough, the taxi driver is dressed entirely in red, to the extent that I began to question whether I was watching footage from the Grand Theft Auto series.
After viewing, I genuinely feel like carrying a camera with me everywhere I go...but I doubt anyone could stumble upon a sequence of events as mystifying as this again.
2. Guiltiest Dog in Existence
Dogs apparently feel guilt, and when they do they bare their teeth. It's a scientifically proven reaction and, by doing so, the dog is yielding to their owner, or ‘leader of the pack’. Apart from being a source of great mirth, this video also excellently exemplifies this canine characteristic.
Before I move on, I want to add that the ‘owner’ in this video sounds suspiciously like Woody Harrelson. His pronunciation of “penalty box” is almost as memorable as the priceless display of guilt by Denver, the guilty Labrador.
1. Neil Tyson – Human Intelligence?
Neil Tyson combines science, philosophy and charisma better than most. If you can spare four minutes, watch this clip – it will doubtless cause you to reconsider just how special humans really are.
If you enjoyed this, why not take a look at last week's compilation.
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Craig Ferguson Doctor Who tribute released
Dalek gunning for Matt Smith before Late Late Show
Harry Potter parody chart-bound?
Tyson set to build on The Hangover success
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Dead Island trailer awash with originality
Batman: Arkham City teaser wows the crowd
Fringe meets Firefly, but hopefully won’t meet the same fate
Fox assuages Fringe fans' fears with spoof video
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