In moving over my Google Video clips to YouTube I ran into this retro commercial spoof. Like “Woodblock Doll,” it’s another commercial parody. That was pretty much the first 10 years of my video shorts: either commercial parodies or mock horror videos (ala “Attack of the Killer Slinky“).
While cleaning up my dad’s office this week in New Orleans, I found a GE camcorder that must have predated my Panasonic. It must have weighed 50 pounds, and the foam mic had corroded. So I stuck it right back on the shelf. No tossing that bad boy out yet.
Remember the jumping stilts (kangaroo stilts) you may have discovered on YouTube around 2007 (see SMPFilms video)? It’s probably not a good idea to use them to jump over the moving car your dad is driving.
Naturally, as long as we are entertained by wild stunts, we’ll encourage people to take risks. Those risks will come with consequences that are quite horrific. If the kid lives, it would appear paralysis would be possible– if not likely. And that kinda puts my balcony fail in perspective. The next time I trip and fall, I think I’ll utter the extremely unsympathetic statement “now I know how Samuel Koch felt.”
To get you in the mood for Easter weekend, I present this “oldie but goodie.” I didn’t make it, but I watch it each Easter to remember the true meaning of the holiday. I’ve also shamelessly plugged my wife‘s “Attack of the Easter Puppy” below…
I noticed that my Cockroach prank video had a sudden surge on Yahoo Video, where I otherwise don’t get many views. Occasionally the kind editors at Yahoo Video will show one of my videos some love, but I’ve yet to get a recurring audience or much feedback. Perhaps the Yahoo folks will find the Attack of the Easter Puppy worthy. Either way, I can’t stop watching it. I think I’ll go play it on my AppleTV to annoy my wife.
Anyway, I did have a point here. I found myself impressed by the Butterfinger Comedy Channel… pranks, comedy, The Onion, consumer-generated clips, epic fails. All in one convenient, and well branded section.
Wow I drifted on this post. But it’s nice to have Google’s search and several years of online videos when you have no memory. Do you suppose Google will ever index your memories? Wait- I know that dude. Search fried brain cells.