Even the most hardened cynic would have to admit, this adorable live lib-dub wedding proposal is adorable.
Prince Charles filled in as a weatherman today on BBC Scotland during a tour of the studios. The Prince of Wales informed viewers at home it would be "cold, wet and windy" across the country.
Comfortable in front of the camera after years of practice, he delivered his lines off the teleprompter with the stiff-upper lip that we would expect from the future King of England. When it came time to deliver the forecast near the royal family's estate at Balmoral, he was more off the cuff.
The prince asked with a smile, "Who the hell wrote this script?" And to sum up his segment, he said it's a "cold day everywhere, with temperatures of just 8 Celsius and a brisk northeasterly wind. Thank god it isn't a bank holiday.”
The Last Word had its own fill-in anchorman recently with some actor guy named Alec Baldwin.
I want to officially file today's Internet find under "Things I wish Our Show Thought Of First."
Earlier today, Comedy Central's The Daily Show launched their ingenious Tumblr entitled, R.O.M.N.E.Y. 140. On the site, which boasts the tagline, "His voice is real. But he is not,” you can play a recording of Mitt Romney's tweets being read in a robot voice. You can also…oh wait, nevermind. That is it. The sole purpose of this site is to hear Mitt Romney’s words being read by a robot — and that is enough for us.
This is what Jackass 2.0 looks like. The Danish TV show Dumt & Farligt put together a video highlighting objects getting destroyed in super slow motion. Teetering between nerdy artful and downright sophomoric, these guys prove dumping a container of creme fraiche into a lawn mower looks more poetic at 2500 frames per second. Multiple clips involve either a). fireworks and/or b). blowing things up in a microwave. Don't try this at home, kids. I pity the producer who had to clean up after this shoot.
Sports broadcasts in Canada are oddly hilarious... apparently
So I learned something today that is too good not to share. In Canada, just as here in America, they have SportsCenter. However, it's not on a network called ESPN. It's on a network called TSN. It's also mostly about hockey. And in Canada, it's spelled SportsCentre. Yeah, I know. It just looks wrong. SportsCentre.
But what's really special about SportsCentre? Its hosts. If you think the Scott Van Pelt, Steve Levy, and Stuart Scott are snarky, sarcastic, and funny... I implore you to watch this video and get to know Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole. Their on-air antics are bizarre, bewildering, ultimately hilarious... and I argue are actually modern art.
Ron Burgundy & Co. have nothing on these guys... except maybe the smell of Sex Panther.
Before Twitter, before MySpace, even before Friendster, people were once limited to the likes of Oregon Trail and dialup in the early days of the Interwebs.
Squirrel-monkey.com posted a cool video sarcastically showcasing the wonders of the World Wide Web in the most analogue way possible. It re-imagines
the dream of the 1890s in Portland if Facebook were invented in the '90s.
"The Facebook," as it's described in the clip, is a "digital online internet computer web sightseeing" that "you can open with your website browser." Just open your Netscape. And boom, you can become online friends with Alf.
May I have your attention please? There's a new mash-up dazzling the Interwebs, mixing standout quotes from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to the fast beat of Eminem's early aughts hit "The Real Slim Shady."
Here’s a sampling of lyrics:
Y'all act like you haven't seen a Mormon before.Jaws down on the floor.I'm not concerned about the very poor.Got it wrong. Sorry. That's not what I meant.I want every American to be in the top one percent.I'm really named Willard. That's my first name.I'm not looking for a colony on the moon. Just for someone to blame.
Hugh Atkin made the YouTube gem, which has gotten more than 30,000 clicks in the past 24 hours.
Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell makes an appearance at the top of the clip.
Williamsburg, Silver Lake, people of Portlandia, this is your future.
In the year 2062, cool (and not just in an ironic way) elderly folk talk to us about the golden age of social media.
The clip was made to promote the upcoming Social Media Week 2012 taking place in major cities. The only thing this video is missing is facial hair.
In honor of the New Hampshire primary, I bring you a special Awesome Internets.
Why yes, that is a tall boot on his head. Geez, pay attention to his views — that's what really counts; he plans to solve this country's energy crisis by "harnessing the awesome power of zombies." In a campaign promise I hope he never breaks, he's running on a platform of free ponies for all Americans.
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