5 YouTube experiences to brighten your week #11
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From the Amazing Spider-Cat to Mad Men's coffee commercials...
This edition draws material from all across the globe and even from the past. We have two talented musicians from Greece; following Russia’s success with outer-orbit canines, I bring you a gravity defying cat; an English TV presenter’s worst day in the office; rare conversations on the New York subway; and last but not least, some misogynistic coffee adverts from 1950s America. What more could you possibly ask for?
The Inbetweeners driving past Rebecca Black at a bus stop? Oh, okay then.
I don’t know if the performance within this clip is dubbed, or even slightly risqué – because it’s absolutely hilarious!
What is the clip about? Two men perform various iconic tunes on the piano in a Greek talent show, with their private parts. The men stand there, legs slightly apart, and squat down comically to ‘hit’ the keys, with their hands limp and arms dangling above their heads. It is a sight to behold.
Furthermore, the deranged laughter of one of the judges, right at the end of the clip, is the icing on the cake.
My friend showed me this clip two days ago, and belongs in the ‘cats chasing laser dots’ bracket of Youtube clips.
However, this particular cat, as you might have gathered from the title of this clip, can climb up vertical surfaces…and cling there, like some sort of Spider-Cat. Clearly it's a funny clip, but what really got to me was the sound its claws made as it shuttled up the wall.
This also helps to prove one of my personal beliefs: that some of the most memorable clips on Youtube come from Russia.
3. Ortis Deley Presenting Masterclass
If you are a native of the UK then you have most likely seen Ortis Deley on your televisions before.
For those not a native of these fine isles: Ortis presents the Gadget Show on Channel 5 and used to be quite a star of children’s television on the BBC. I grew up with him, and admire him greatly. That is, until I saw this montage of his cripplingly embarrassing performance for Channel 4’s coverage of the Athletics World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Enjoy the schadenfreude.
2. Coffee Jerks
This clip cuts together many of the most prominent parts in 1950s and 1960s coffee adverts where the man is, to put it politely, horrible to his wife.
It is funny, but this clip – and I – do not support the clear misogyny contained within the adverts, and the industry as a whole in that era. Any fans of Mad Men will understand.
Nevertheless, this clip highlights the sheer stupidity, and with hindsight hilarity, of the coffee adverts of that era.
1 . Conversations on the Subway
“Over 1.1 million people ride the New York subway system every day…but hardly anyone talks to each other.”
In this clip, the director/presenter attempts to counter this habit, and the results are both inspirational and reassuring.
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