Say goodbye to “This Year” with The Mountain Goats

It’s New Year’s Eve, which means it’s time to listen to my favorite New Year’s Eve song and thank god that 2013 is almost over. Hope your celebrations are happy, safe and joyful. You are gonna make it through this year if it kills you.

Magic. Spending Movie Marketing Money On Typhoon Relief

I have a pro-crush on Casey Neistat. He travels the world living life to the fullest under the guise of making beautiful videos. What makes me love him even more is when he does this not for himself, but others. If you haven’t bumped into this story on the Internet already, it is pretty amazing. Casey Neistat spent $25,000 of 20th Century Fox’s marketing money for ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ on Philippines typhoon relief. Even better is that Fox got back every pennies worth in promotion as this video now has over 1 million views on YouTube and has been picked up by some major press. Touche 20th Century Fox, Touche.

Lil BUB Yule LOG

Need to set the holiday mood? You could find yourself a plain old boring (though still magical) yule log to toss onto your screen of choice OR you could maximize the experience with not only a fire but an adorable kitten purring and falling asleep next to it. Too cute!

Christmas Day As Told By Your Favorite Hollywood Directors

I’m normally not one for the whole same story seven different ways thing, but I found this parody of Hollywood directors styles to be spot on. The Wes Anderson and Scorsese Christmas days made me giggle. So formulaic, so true!

A Car Made (Almost) Entirely Out Of Legos

…that runs on air! This is amazing. Now I know what I will be putting on my Christmas list (hint: more Legos).

Pug Reenacts The Movie Elf As Retold By a Young Boy

If you were thinking of snuggling up by the fire to watch your favorite holiday movies this weekend, you can save some time by watching this then skipping straight to the Muppet Christmas Carol (shameless plug for my personal favorite). Jackson a boy of an unknown albeit young age narrates the plot of Will Farrel’s magical holiday movie, Elf, while a cute pug (aided by handmade cardboard cutouts) reenact the scenes.   

Skiing the Abandoned Streets and Buildings of Detroit

First off, the whole concept of urban skiing is pretty bad ass. But, seeing for myself some of the more rundown spaces of a once thriving city was really shocking to me (as were the backflips). This video is a segment of a full length movie by Poor Boyz Productions so if you haven’t had enough of skiers hitting the bricks, you should check out more of their stuff.

Sesame Street Movie Parodies Kill Me With Cookie Monster

Whoever the 20-something social media strategist who convinced Sesame Street that this was an awesome idea, thank you. Because it is. Over the past year or so Sesame Street studios has been parodying popular movies and television shows while staying true to their roots and teaching children with (muppets..er…) monsters. Clever titles in this series include Cookies of the Caribbean, Birdwalk Empire, and Upside Downtown Abbey. One of the most popular and my personal favorite is The Hungry Games – Catching Fur.

Cardboard Butchers, Dancing Dolphins, and a Fat Frog

Professional Weirdo, Jimbo Matison hand-made this music video for his friends, the Bloodthirsty Butchers, a punk band from Japan. When their frontman, Hideki (Yoo) Yoshimura, passed away earlier this year, Jimbo dove into a tribute for the band in the form of a sweet, cardboard, stop-motion music video, complete with a lot of psychedelic weirdness, and a moment of silence for Yoo.

Tupac in black and white

Here’s this sweet, sad blank on blank animation of an interview with Tupac from 1994. Whatever you do, try not to think about the holographic Tupac when the man starts to talk about the Tupac machine.