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watch it: “HUGH JACKMAN OSCARS”

This is sort of sad, actually. Not the video itself, which is a perfectly ordinary promotional video — it could almost have been an extended ad for the Oscars. No, what’s sad is that — as Tom O’Neil at Gold Derby reports — apparently this was meant to be an attempt at viral video: it … more…

watch it: “The T-Mobile Dance”

Yes, it’s an ad, but stick with me for a minute: I try to avoid posting web videos that have corporate involvement, especially if they’re just advertisements, but this one is a unique example of a corp creating a video designed to be viral that actually works in all the ways that viral video works. … more…

watch it: “The Guacamole Song-Food Network”

Apparently there’s a big sports event this coming weekend during which people enjoy consuming various snack foods, such as this one: This is what YouTube hath wrought: Everyone thinks that online video can be designed to be viral, as Food Network clearly hopes with this little ode to the veggie dip. (I must confess, though, … more…

watch it: “Hamster On A Piano (Eating Popcorn)”

Continuing today’s rodential theme: This could be the embodiment of Web video right here: adorable, pointless, and complete with a horribly catchy tune that wants you to get up and dance and, at the same time, claw your eardrums out.https://www.flickfilosopher.com/MT336-static/images/formatting-icons/field-smaller.gif And yet, there’s something weirdly special about it. Someone had to have the idea to … more…

watch it: that Tina Fey-does-Sarah Palin SNL sketch

I swear, everywhere I went yesterday, the only thing everyone was talking about was Tina Fey’s postironic smackdown of Sarah Palin. (I call it postironic because it’s virtually indistinguishable from Sarah Palin simply being Sarah Palin, which in itself would be laughable if she weren’t on the verge of being President Palin, which is simply … more…