Wednesday June 19, 2013
First there was micro-blogging, now there is micro-movie making.
Have you heard of Vine? Vine is the newest social media video-sharing program from Twitter. The free downloadable app allows users to easily create six second mini-movies with the camera in their mobile devices. Some web users have gotten really creative with their Vines, and naturally, we've seen some reeeeeeally funny micro-movies.
(Click the video to start it)
Yes, that's Will Sasso from MadTV, doing a kick-butt impression of Robert DeNiro saying new slang words. He's just one of the many famous faces you'll find cranking out awesome Vines every day. Since getting started on any new social site can be a bit daunting, I made a list of the 10 funniest Vine users to follow once you download Vine. Fun stuff -- enjoy!
Thursday June 13, 2013
Yesterday I was sitting at my desk
surfing the web working, when something awesome appeared on my Facebook feed. At first, all I saw was that one of my favorite somewhat-obscure pop stars, Robyn, had posted a new music video. As if that wasn't cool enough, I then realized that this was no ordinary music video; Robyn had joined forces with the super-funny comedy troupe, The Lonely Island.
You remember The Lonely Island, right? The guys who brought us viral hits like "D*ck In A Box" and "Mother Lover?" If so, then you already know that these guys are seriously funny, and they have a knack for creating catchy songs and videos that feature big-shot celebrities like Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and more.
You can see their new video for "Go Kindergarten" (featuring Robyn), along with some of my other favorite videos of theirs, right here. Some of these are NSFW.
Monday June 10, 2013
Have you ever been browsing a web forum or blog comment section when you came across an expression or acronym that made you look like this?
Sure you have. We all have. That's why I put together a brief cheat sheet of some of the strangest, funniest web expressions and acronyms that are popular in forums right now. You can read part one here, and part two here.
Now, don't give me a TL;DR or a "Cool Story, Bev," either!*
*Don't know what that means? Read the articles, slackers. ;)
Friday May 31, 2013
Remember when I threatened to quit my job(s) and try to make my cat famous so that I could "manage" his "career?" Turns out, I was totally on to something, because internet meme sensation Grumpy Cat just signed a million dollar movie deal.
So basically, they're remaking Garfield with Grumpy Cat, except it will all be live-action, no CGI. Sounds... okay? Maybe kids will like it? It might be kind of cute...? Oh, who am I kidding? This sounds awful and we all know it.
I can only imagine what it must feel like to hear this news if you're a struggling actor in Hollywood. I imagine it feels something like this:
Tobias Fünke in "Arrested Development."
Gotta run. I'll be spending my weekend attempting to teach my cat to drive a car while wearing a teeny-tiny chauffeur hat. What? He's been freeloading for long enough, time to put him to work.