5 YouTube experiences to brighten your week #15
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The second one of the weekend - you lucky people...
I’ve been writing this for 28 weeks now, that’s over half a year! Where has the time gone?
Anyway, down to business. This edition features a living legend, a wannabe senator, a grieving hamster owner, an Oscar nominated short film and the best guide to cooking salmon on the planet.
I think I just outdid myself.
5. Dalai Lama Joke Goes Wrong
The naivety of Karl Stefanovic, an Australian news presenter, is quite striking. But his confidence in the face of humiliation has made for a wonderfully hilarious clip.
In telling the Dalai Lama a joke in English, which required translation, Stefanovic was clearly not going to succeed. You have to feel sorry for him; laughing to himself before a perplexed interviewee.
My favourite part of this clips comes right at the very end where his co-anchor, the lady in red, declares “you should have asked for ‘one with the lot’”. Her attempt to improve the joke was non-sensical, and was instantly shot down with a simple “no”. Priceless!
4. Meet Clint Webb
The Whitest Kids U’Know is a popular American comedy troupe, and here is one of my favourite sketches from their successful television series of the same name.
Clint Webb is a character satirising American politicians. You could argue, in this cynical world in which we live in, that Webb reflects politicians globally. But we can leave that discussion for others.
Whichever way you look at it, Clint Webb and his “pretty enough yet accessible looking wife” is comedy gold.
3. Navy Prank Call
Victims of prank calls rarely react jovially, yet this navy officer can barely contain his laughter as Roy D. Mercer harangues him about the death of his son’s talented hamster.
Mercer, a character created by DJ’s at KMOD-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has gained such renown that many of his prank calls are available on Youtube. All of which are hilarious by the way.
So sit back, close your eyes - after reading this of course - and enjoy.
2. Poaching Salmon in the dishwasher!
The notion of cooking salmon in a dishwasher is so insanely bizarre it merits inclusion. Honestly.
So if you are a student who, despite owning a cooker, would like to pretend you don’t, here is an easy guide to do it. This guide is also suitable for young-professionals, pensioners and those who laugh in the face of negligible danger.
1. New Boy
New Boy is an Oscar nominated, Tribeca Film Festival winning short film.
We are introduced to Joseph, a young African boy, starting his first day at school in Ireland. The film, all 11 minutes of it, centres on his first day in this new environment, alongside flashbacks to his past in Africa.
It’s a sombre yet heart-warming film that I believe you will all enjoy.
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