Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Double Rainbow: Viral Fun on YouTube

July 11th, 2010

It’s always interesting to watch a video go viral – as it happens. The last video I remember watching going wild on YouTube was The Mean Kitty Song. When I first saw it, it had about 250K views. I loved it, of course, and watched its progress with amazement – the clip went to a million views in no time, and today it has over 35 million views. Of course, it has a cute cat, a cute guy and a cute song – that’s really hard to beat.

The last few days’ YouTube star is altogether different (and hilarious). It was first uploaded to YouTube on January 2010, and didn’t get too much attention. On July 4th, however, it was embedded by The Huffington Post – which led to many views, embeds and comments.

When I first encountered this clip, I wondered why in the hell 3 minutes of rainbows might interest someone, but then I pressed PLAY and couldn’t stop laughing:

When I first saw the video, it had about 200K views. It now sports almost 3 million views, and it will probably accumulate more. Not bad for a home-made, loopy, shaky video. Naturally, it was copied and uploaded to YouTube by other users.

This very authentic and somewhat-crazy clip has no cats in it, no cute songs or Star Wars characters, but it managed to sprout quite a few video responses, the best of which is the Double Rainbow Song, which currently has 1.4 million views:

It’s nice to see authentic viral clips out there. Nowadays, it seems like every other successful clip on YouTube is actually a well coordinated marketing effort by one company or another.

I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a Nike ad or something.

Customize Google: Choose your own Background

June 4th, 2010

Google is trying to be more fun and less evil, and what better way to do that than with happy background?

You can now customize the background of your Google search page, by choosing an image from a public gallery, or by uploading your own picture to serve as the background.

Pictures must be at least 800X600 in order to save as a Google background. The idea is rather nice, but makes for a longer load time. There’s a price to pay for prettiness, I guess.

The results page stays white as ever – only the main page changes. Also, mind the fact that picture you upload become part of your public Picassa gallery, so watch it with the boobs and general porn. Or not.

Geeky Fun: The TV Poltergeist

March 27th, 2010

More like Geeky Harassment, actually.

Devices that interfere with TV transmissions aren’t new. There are quite a few annoying gadgets out there, that will sabotage TV watching.

This one, the TV Poltergeist, is especially cruel, though.

Annoy the crap out of friends and enemies by possessing their TV so it turns on and off at random intervals every 5-20 minutes, 24 hours a day, for weeks on end.

Perfect for interrupting lame sporting events, obnoxious video games, moronic sitcoms, and poorly written movies! Using the TV Poltergeist couldn’t be any simpler. Hide the TV Poltergeist somewhere in the same room as a TV and turn it on. Aim the LED toward the victim’s television. Sit back, keep a straight face and enjoy the chaos.

They’re Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere…

Get your hands on a TV Poltergeist and have some FUN!

Watermelon Deathstar

March 18th, 2010

No party should be without them – Deathstar watermelons and cantaloupes.

Photoshop Cookies

February 19th, 2010

Not what you think :)