Five Youtube experiences to brighten your week
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Ahead of the Oscars, we bring you Arnie as Darth. Oh, and an Oscar nominated short, but mainly Arnold Vader...
Good day to you! I trust you had a peaceful festive period – I certainly did, but it was dull. So mind numbingly, buttock-clenchingly dull! I’m so happy the calendar has progressed beyond late-December and into the grey, insignificant sludge of January. And to welcome in another four months of pre-summer boredom I present to you another five superlative strewn Youtube clips to take your mind off the vapidity of modern culture.
There’s a flailing Good Samaritan; a series of informative quasi-facts about our favourite actor Morgan Freeman; a movie marriage that would set fanboy hearts racing; some wonderfully silly British humour; and finally an Oscar nominated short film.
5. Good deed of the week
Here we have a Good Samaritan doing what Good Samaritans do; he’s releasing an animal back into the wild.
In what looks to be an American park, this noble plan goes awry. I daren’t say what, how or when this heavenly deed is foiled, but needless to say it’s a right hoot!
4. Morgan Freeman ‘Facts’
After watching this, not only will you completely lose all comprehension as to what ‘Morgan Freeman’ means, its very likely you’ll never want to hear his name ever again.
Someone that sounds uncannily like Mr Freeman (not the Half Life one) assaults your ears with a flurry of Chuck Norris-esque ‘facts’, and I must admit, its quite funny.
It could become an Internet classic; or it could fade into the ether. I’m willing to give it a chance.
3. Schwarzenegger as Vader!
What could be more perfect than Star Wars and Arnold Schwarzenegger collaborating? I still cling on to some morsel of hope that he appears in Disney’s upcoming release, despite my better judgement.
Yet this Youtube clip may provide the only relief, where legendary Schwarzenegger lines have been lovingly dubbed over unforgettable Vader scenes. What a perfect marriage.
2. Back in my day…
Armando Iannuci is a legendary British comedian, responsible for such TV classics as The Day Today, Brass Eye and The Thick of It.
Beyond those unforgettable shows (check them out!) he also created this legendary series of sketches inThe Armando Iannuci Show, starring Hugh the pensioner.
Hugh regales Armando with tales from his youth, coming up with nuggets such as “In those days the Internet was black and white”. Hilarious.
1. Fresh Guacamole – Oscar Nominated
This short film is all about the sound. The slicing of light bulbs, squeezing of golf balls and dicing of…dice are made realistic only because of the superb sound editing.
It’s also been nominated for an Oscar this year, so it must surely be worth seeing!
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