We iz serious web professionals from all different sides of the industry, with one thing that brings us together — we know a great video when we see it, and want to share great videos with others.
Five days of the week means one video a week from each of us, as follows:
(Note: We post to Tumblr on a one day delay)
The only rules we have for picking:
1) The poster can’t have been personally involved in the video’s making.
2) It has to be awesome.
Have something we should watch? Email us here.
Goats yelling like humans is my favorite video ever. There’s one goat in there I’ve seen before, but the rest are all new to me. I’m crying. My insides hurt from laughing. Oh my god.
It’s almost the weekend. I am staring at the clock counting down the minutes until I can hop in the car for Tahoe. Maybe I have snow on the brain (that and the puppy Harlem shake). I guess that’s what I get for not being buried in it like all you New Yorkers. But hey, I bet you guys haven’t tried this.
Being that all of my social media is filled with warm and fuzzy feelings, I figured I’d share one of my favorites with you. Square, the San Francisco start-up dedicated to easy peer-to-peer payment, made this adorable video filled with fun stats on the joys and consequences of Valentine’s day. Oh there are unicorns.
It turns out you can find a bunch of these if you do a search for “Harlem shake” — I recommend this one — but this Norwegian(?) army one is, in my opinion, the purest possible exemplar, in that it can be viewed multiple times with no discernible drop in its humor yield. The two guys buttoned into one shirt in the foreground alone still make me chuckle, and I’ve watched this thing a lot in the last 24 hours.
You might recognize Craig Frank as an established actor within the web series world, including shows like Compulsions and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. But he’s got some street cred beyond that thanks to commercial work for products including KFC and DiGiorno.
So Craig is uniquely qualified to react to a Saturday Night Live bit from this weekend, which mocked the Only Black Guy In Commercials trope, with Kenan Thompson wearing a very-Craig Frank-ish pair of glasses. And react Craig Frank does, especially to the concept that he is “non-threatening.” Well-played, Craig. Well-played.
I’ve had many a friend dive into this beer-making trend. The smell and amount of equipment required has only furthered my thought that buying beer is best. Admittedly, I am spoiled by all the amazing local brews in San Francisco. There are also a fair amount of shops that sell rare bottles and small batch here.
Though, I must say, I am charmed by this video. The couple is cute and I’m really routing for them. Will I ever brew my own beer? Probably not. Like cooking, it sounds like a fulfilling yet really expensive hobby. But I like to hold on to the idea that if I wanted to I could. I have never lived in a house nor do I think I will any time soon. So seeing two people pursuing their passion from their apartment is inspiring (to me at least).