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Monday, December 21, 2009

Best of LOL Factory 2009

Hello and welcome to the great LOL Factory listviewthing of 2009. You kinda get what this is all about just by looking at the title so I won't explain any further, mkay?

The videos aren't sorted by views or visits, but by my LOL expertise and general sense for what makes a cool video. You know, that sort of works for me and I don't have to overuse teh Google Analytics, you see. Feel free to browse the LOL Factory archives to see if you agree with me (or not) and leave a comment (pretty please) and tell me what you think.

So for January 2009 I claim that these are the Top 10 videos of all time! OF ALL TIME!!!

Disclaimer: In fact, there are more than just 10 videos in this list, so there is no rank and no order here. There are a lot of rules for this list I have to obey or the viral video monkeys will come and steal my teeth in my sleep.

Also, I just realised how much work it is to put a list together. I posted like 15 trillion videos this year and am already fed up with doing this list. So there will only be videos from January here. But if you're a regular visitor you are already more than familiar with the terrible quality and constant broken promises. So f*ck it.

So here's the stuff that I thought was awesome when I posted it in January and still is not half as bad as the rest of this site but had to stop halfway through because I had to got to lunch list:

Mythbusters: Mouse vs Elephant

A great video by the Mythbusters showing that elephants are really, really afraid of mice. Well, at least sometimes. And sometimes not. See, science can be fun. Sometimes. And sometimes not.

The Late Show: How did Bush do as President?

David Letterman pokes fun (again) at ex-president Geroge W Bush, asking the question "how did he do as a president?". The answer is pretty simple and includes plenty of LOLs.

The Heineken walk-in-fridge

Pretty much the viral video of January 2009, really. And I can relate to that feeling. Make mine an Augustiner though.

Evolution of Technology Commercial

Very cool commercial indeed for the German technology chain Saturn showing the evolution of dinosaur robots and stuff that looks ultra-cool in a steampunk sort of way. I need one of those T-Rex machines right now. You know, to spread Christmas cheer. And for world domination. I might settle for an AT-AT.

Dancing News Anchors

If you ever need proof of any kind of journalistic integrity of your local news anchors, here it is. I bet they're not even wearing any trousers. great video, though.

Everyday Normal Crew by Jon Lajoie

Comedian Jon Lajoie continues his musical average guy saga with this song in which he raps about his average friends. Still gives me teh LOLs and I bet you all have friends like these. I do. In my mind.

OK, now it's lunch time and this list has taken me ages to do. So Ima gonna let you finish but LOL Factory had one of the worst Best Of Lists of all time! OFF ALL TIME!!!

Sony Ericsson Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana


This is an ad for the new mobile phone called "Jalou" by Sony Ericsson. Might as well be an ad for a perfume or something.

The new Opel Astra TV ad


Looks like there's still money left in Opel, so they spent it all on this viral for the new Astra. Watch the new Opel Astra TV ad, and buy a car to save the automobile industry. Or something like that. It doesn't help that the ad is in German.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Apartment Christmas Prank


How awesome! So this guy Louie leaves a friend his apartment keys for a week. So far, so good. And then they decide to wrap his entire apartment in wrapping paper! But of course! LOL!

Boston University LipDub


On a chilly day in early December 2009, over 120 students from different walks of life at Boston University came together to make a LipDub video to two of Jackson 5's famous songs: I Want You Back and ABC. As with all LipDub videos, the music video is recorded all in one take, with careful coordination between all of the students to ensure a fluid, exciting video.

The video took just over a month to organize and shoot, and it truly was a group effort led by the Kevin Lee, the VP of IFC, and Geogia Poirvre, along with cooperation from the university administration, buildings and grounds, student
activities office, and many more divisions on campus.

Jack vs Santa


Jack Bauer interrogates Santa. That's all you need to know and don't ask any questions.

Lady Gaga's Christmas Album


The comedy people from LandLine TV show us what may or may not be a brilliant business idea, a Lady Gaga Xmas album.
Youtube snip:
Lady Gaga gets in the holiday spirit with this compilation of soon to be classics such as Bad Snowmans and Ho-ho-Hoker Face .

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Official Trailer in HD


Official trailer for Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the National Treasure franchise, present THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE -- an innovative and epic romantic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.

Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (ALFRED MOLINA). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (JAY BARUCHEL), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé, giving him a crash course in the art and science of magic. Together, these unlikely partners must stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE.

Alice in Wonderland - New Official Full Trailer (HQ)


Yay! Official full trailer for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

Coming to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ on March 5, 2010, ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an epic 3D fantasy adventure starring JOHNNY DEPP as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter.

The Machine – by Smoke&Mirrors


'The Machine', written by Michael, from Barrow-in-Furness and a student at Edge Hill, emphasises just how powerful bright vending machines can be in attracting young people to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco related products.

TRD (Tobacco Related Deaths) - bySmoke&Mirrors


Mo Iqbal, explores the negative practices in the marketing of cigarettes and the depiction of smoking in the media in his film TRD (Tobacco Related Deaths), starring actor, Matt Littler, actress Carly Stenson, as well as singer, Natasha Hamilton.

Don’t Fall For It - by Smoke&Mirrors


Joe Washington’s film, ‘Don’t Fall For It’ highlights how the tobacco industry targets potential new smokers and creates a rallying cry for young people to take a stand against the tobacco industry.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Guerrilla Handbell Strikeforce


Cool new hidden camera skit by @ImprovEvery
This will get you into the christmas spirit!
For their latest mission, a 13-member handbell choir provided some unexpected accompaniment for a Salvation Army bell ringer on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

LEGO Kipper


The animated ad illustrates the huge variety of things you can make out of LEGO bricks by way of a battle between a mouse which, when threatened by a cat, turns into a dog. The cat turns into a dragon and so on to a submarine and a submarine-eating kipper.

Simon's Cat 'Snow Business'


Simon's cat is at it again! In this video the cat discovers snow and finds out that winter can be quite unpleasant. Funny animation, as always.

'Robin Hood' Trailer HD


Oh okay, I didn't know about this. So here's a trailer for Robin Hood, yet another remake. Don't know what to make of this yet.
Youtube snip:
Ridley Scott helms a script by Sleeper Cell scribes Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris as they tackle this revisionist take on the Robin Hood legend, which finds the noble Sheriff of Nottingham (Russell Crowe) attempting to deal with the exploits of a less than virtuous Robin Hood while gradually being drawn into a heated love triangle involving the legendary thief and the beautiful Maid Marion.

Dangerous Wands


Danngerous Minds meets Harry Potter in this brilliant and funny spoof trailer from the people @collegehumor
Hermione Granger could teach at any magic school in England, but she chooses a ghetto magic school shows that sometimes the best defense against the dark arts is ... to care.

The Muppets: Ringing of the Bells


This comes a couple of days late but it's worth the wait. The Muppets are back with a new video, here we have them singing (or are they? does this really count as singing?) the christmas song "ringing of the bells". Muppet style. So you know it's .... good!

Christmas Light Hero


Wow, this is pretty awesome! What do you get when you mix a Christmas Light show with Guitar Hero? Christmas Light Hero! That's how you play Christmas!

Neil Diamond Sings The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler


Cool animated cartoon style video of Neil Diamond singing “The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler in this cool animation video directed by Teqtonik, featuring the Guns N’ Roses new guitarist Dj Ashba. Now you know.

Le Recyclage de Luxe Show Online Film Festival avec The Auteurs


Le Recyclage de Luxe Show Online Film Festival avec The Auteurs – FIND OUT MORE at: http://www.theauteurs.com/stellaartois. Stella Artois will be presenting for free a daily series of French classics of the 60s by Truffaut, Godard, Marker, Demy, and Resnais only at The Auteurs. Make your week a little more de luxe... 7

By: Stella Artois Auteurs

Deal or No Deal – Olly Murs – X Factor


X Factor 2009 finalist Olly Murs impressed the judges throughout the auditions, boot camp and live shows. But he first hit our screens in 2007 playing Deal or No Deal, did he spank the Banker?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Don't Stop Your Screaming


via @classyvixenart
An epic karaoke power ballad in one continuous shot. Believe it.

Tarantino Mixtape


Cool mashup music video thing made from Tarantino's big movie hits. Takes bits and pieces from the soundtracks and sounbites from the movies and blends them together in this really cool mashup remix thing. Is this the propper term? I think so.

The MediaSmart Sever from HP – the heart of your digital world


Store, centralise, and share your digital content and memories with the HP MediaSmart Server. Buy now direct from HP Store and get a free hamper*! (*Terms and conditions apply)

MARTINI® behind the scenes photo shoot with Thandie Newton


Behind-the-scenes at a MARTINI® photo shoot with Hollywood starlet and international style icon, Thandie Newton. Visit www.facebook.com/martinithebeautifuldrink to find out more.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sign Language Cat Freakout


im wachun ur handz, readin ur signs

Bagpuss - The Mice and Professor Yaffle Drum and Bass Remix


Cool music video that will mean more to Brits than others, no idea if anyone outside Britain knows about Bagpuss. A Drum and Bass remix featuring The Mice and Professor Yaffle from the classic TV show Bagpuss - Enjoy!

I'm Yours -ukulele version by little kid


That kinda how I sound when I don't know the lyrics to a song but pretend anyways. Minus the cute kid, minus the ukulele skills, and minus an angelic voice. But plus a beer gut, plus a dirty T-shirt, plus several bottles of beer and plus a dog howling along.

MEOW - the zombie kitten apocalypse!


A new crazy animation from Cyriak, here we have kittens and zombies. Some kittens may find this animation disturbing but also funny.

WE GOT THAT B ROLL


The B-roll is supplemental or alternate footage intercut with the main shot in an interview or documentary and best known for the overuse in infomercials. And it was never presented like this! Awesome, funny, lols, etc.
Youtube snip:
Directed By Dylan Osborn
Written By Sergio Cilli
Director of Photography Jason O' Malley
Starring: Sergio Cilli, Matty Smith, Jack Allison, Chad Fogland, David Nehr, Marisa Pinson, Matt Reid, Jacob Womack, Stephen Schneider, Eileen Hsi, Will McLaughlin, Cissy Fenwick, Casey Feigh, Eric Ledgin, Julia Bensfield, Jennie Pierson, Lilan Bowden

'Chase the Tear' - Portishead track for Amnesty International


Portishead have released a brand new track - 'Chase the Tear' for Amnesty International. First aired on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 9 December, the track is out just in time for international human rights day on 10 December. And if you were wondering - 'Chase the Tear' is a reference to a paper tear-style 'tear', not a tear from an eye!

Pixar Short: George and AJ


Exclusive Pixar short featuring George and AJ, character from the feature film Up

This Year 2009 in Auto Tune (DJ Steve Porter Remix)


It's auto tune the news overkill with this year in review in ato tune style. auto tune, auto tune, auto tune. Did I mention it enough yet? Just watch it and count how many memes you recognise....
Youtube snip:
This Year 2009 in Auto Tune by DJ Steve Porter, he created this Remix for VH1.

Steven Hawking Arrested


Steven Hawking has been arrested over an allegation that he attacked a photographer with a tub of baked beans.

Jerry Seinfeld - Commissioner of Comedy


Comedian Jerry Seinfeld throws out first joke at The Laugh Factory's 10th anniversary show.

HANDJOB! [Official Commercial]


This funny spoof commercial shows us that we all really, really need a handjob. For almost every occasion. Gonna get me one right now.

The Web for Beginners


Forget everything you think you know about the internet, this video will tell you the hidden truths about the internet that the government doesn't want you to know about. 100% fact.

Bill Dance's classic bloopers


Very funny selection of veteran fisherman Bill Dance's bloopers. These are instant classics! Hilarious!

Que Sera Sera - SkyTV MySKY commercial



snip:
Que Sera, Sera..... As long as I have my TeeVee I'm happy. Wait, what? DDB New Zealand explain: It's hard not to be Happy when you've got MySKY" Oh well, that's alright then. I'm sure that guy who gets his hands bitten off by a shark will make do with some remote-control-adapted hooks.

Mike Carroll's Hangover Flip: Lakai Limited Footwear Commercial


Lakai Limited Footwear Presents:
Carroll's Hangover

Directed by:
Johannes Gamble / Federico Vitetta

Executive Producer:
Martino Properzi f/E for Lakai Limited Footwear

Music Score & Sound Design:
Alberto Bof

Beatboxing Flautist - Hevenu Shalom


For a special Hanukkah treat, the Beatboxing Flautist laid down some dope beats.

Santa Claus by JibJab


A classic JibJab animation about the ups and downs of being Santa Claus. Christmas is stressful for all of us it seems.
Youtube snip:
From the JibJab vault, we bring you a Christmas classic! "Santa Claus", set to the tune of "Jingle Bells!"

Stair Surfing FAIL


Stair surfing, by all means, must be one of the most stupid things that you could do. And this video is proof. A rather confident looking girl tries to surf the stairs and utterly fails. "You got it" says the guy holding the camera, only to finish with a kind of disapointing sounding "oh my god". There you go.

A sexy new gift for couples


I am not sure how well this would go if you unwrap this xmas gift in front of your parents, but they're probably knocked out by the booze by that time anyway.
snip:
Philips sensual massagers for couples, the perfect gift this Christmas. The more you touch the sexier things get. www.philips.com/sensualmassagers

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Whack and unwrap with Dom Joly


Dom Joly hits the streets to find out how the British public “whack and unwrap” their Terry’s Chocolate Orange. To find out more click here http://www.facebook.com/terryschocolateorange.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

JEDI JACKASS


This is what happens when the Star Wars universe collides with ours, we get an awesomely funny Star Wars/Jackass mashup!
Youtube snip:
The Star Wars Gang tries the JACKASS Antics of Johnny Knoxville and company, with varied results.

[HD]自主制作アニメーション『the TV show』


The title really says it all -if you know any Japanese. I don't. But what I do know is that this is a cool animated music video that gets crazier with every passing moment. Terrific!

Youtube snip:
[映像] 椙本晃佑 [音楽] マナベタカユキ 2009年に自主制作したアニメーション・ミュージックビデオです。 [Director] SUGIMOTO Kousuke [Music] MANABE Takayuki This is an animation music video that produced independent in 2009.

GO I’m on TV (TOSHIBA VISION)!!


If you have a webcam you can put your message up on Timesuqare, New York. Here's how it works.
Snip:
To explain the campaign's benefit "your message is aired at TSQ, NYC", this video is focused on an amazing experience of receiving a sincere love at TSQ by using "I'm on TV" service. www.im-on-tv.com

N-Dubz do Jay-z '99 Problems'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with N-Dubz to reveal the music they love. Watch the artist films and check out their playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Chipmunk gets down to James Brown 'Sex Machine'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Chipmunk to reveal the music he loves. Watch the artist films and check out his playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Lostprophets do House Of Pain 'Jump Around'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Lostprophets to reveal the music they love. Watch the artist films and check out their playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Lostprophets do Duran Duran 'Rio'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Lostprophets to reveal the music they love. Watch the artist films and check out their playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Chipmunk does Mr. Vegas 'Heads High'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Chipmunk to reveal the music he loves. Watch the artist films and check out his playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Pixie Lott sings The Killers' 'Mr Brightside'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Pixie Lott to reveal the music she loves. Watch the artist films and check out her playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Florence & The Machine sings En Vogue 'Dont Let Go'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Florence & The Machine to reveal the music they love. Watch the artist films and check out their playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Florence & The Machine sings Madonna 'Borderline'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Florence & The Machine to reveal the music they love. Watch the artist films and check out their playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Nelly Furtado gets into Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with Nelly Furtado to reveal the music she loves. Watch the artist films and check out her playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

N-Dubz do Cameo 'Sexual


Viral ad by MySpace – To mark the launch of MySpace Music, go behind the scenes with N-Dubz to reveal the music they love. Watch the artist films and check out their playlists on MySpace, then get cracking with your own playlists.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Twelve Lays of Christmas


The French Letter gospel singers preach free love, Fair Trade, and safe sex.
Yes, it is indeed a viral video for condoms. And what better time is there to advertise them than christmas? Still, pretty funny stuff and makes a nice change for the famous xmas song.

Santa's Cookies


Ever wanted to meet Santa? These cookies wish they hadn't. Santa is not a friend to everyone. Funny new stuff from the people at JibJab.

Blonde Girl Faceplants on Ball


The title of this funny video pretty much gives everything away, so just watch it. Pretty dumb idea to jump onto a ball, but this site would be fairly empty if it wasn't for people doing dumb things and getting filmed.

X Husband


Funny video featuring the Voiceover Man from shows like X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. This actually made me lol on a rather dull Monday morning, so it must be good.
Youtube snip:
Its Voiceover Man himself, Peter Dickson: the colossus behind The X Factor, Britains Got Talent, All Star Family Fortunes, The Paul O'Grady Show, E4, Playstation and Xbox games to name but a lot. Whats it like to live with a celebrity? Find out now as we get a rare glimpse into Voiceover Man's home life. Will Peter's long suffering wife survive another morning?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Anyone for a pancake?


This is a funny viral ad about the European Health Insurance Card from the European Commission. I know that sounds boring, but the ad is pretty funny. So go ahead and watch it. LOLs and all included.

Yoobot v YooNot - A Battle to the Squidgy End


A viral ad for the UK.
Create a free mini version of yourself and watch your future unfold before your eyes! Go head to head with your lazy self and play a battle to the squidgy end on the Ultimate Dodgeball court. Click here to find out more http://www.yoobot.co.uk/

Cabwise: Know what you're getting into


Here's a UK PSA. I fond this quite disturbing.
Snip:
*For female viewers over 15 years of age* Transport for London's campaign to create awareness about the dangers of illegal minicabs, please forward to you friends. The ad was made by M&C Saatchi and directed by Graham Fink

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Clever Hamsters jazz band


Cute video of a hamster jazz band. Seriously. They play their cute little instruments with their tiny hands and all. Super cute, it will melt your heart and so sweet it's gonna destroy your teeth just by watching.
Viral ad for drench spring water.

I Gotta Feeling Parody Song


You probably remember the Black Eyed Peas song from a night out with your friends, maybe had some tequila shots and acted stupid, but it was fun night, right? Well this parody song from the people at College Humor tells a different story. A funny one.

Synchronized Robot Christmas Dance


Impressive but overlong video of a bunch of little robots doing a dance routine to the christmas song Silent Night and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Next thing you know, they will kill you with their laser eyes while you're unwrapping the presents... NEVER turn your back on a robot!

Techno Chicken


I have no idea but apparently this is an old advert for a chicken pizza. Really? Might as well be something that topped the charts in Europe during the summer, kinda sounds like it. Anyways, pretty catchy tune featuring some chickens. And why not.
Best Youtube comment:
"AMAZING! this has changed my life in so many ways..."

Family Guy - Something Something Something Darkside Full Trailer


Funny trailer for the second installment in the Family Guy Star Wars spoof. This time, The Empire Strikes Back comes under heavy fire from Peter Griffin and his family.
Youtube snip:
Coming out: Dec. 22, 2009 - While on the planet Hoth and being chased by Darth Vader (Stewie Griffin), young Luke Skywalker (Chris Griffin) has a vision of his dead mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert), who tells him to go to the planet Dagobah and learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Yoda (Carl). Luke has a vision of the Empire capturing his friends. Believing this to be true, Luke forgoes his Jedi training in order to save his friends and confront Vader.

Elsewhere, Princess Leia (Lois Griffin) finds herself attracted to the scruffy pilot Han Solo (Peter Griffin) and, against all odds, the two fall in love.

Sex Offender Shuffle


Fantastic spoof video by Scott Gairdner. See Miami sex offenders singing about their wrongdoings in 80s style.

Tilt-Shift Hulkamania


Very cool tilt-shifted video of a wrestling match between Rick Flair and Hulk Hogan. Watch them fight it out, mini-style. Looks almost cute...
Youtube snip:
Hulk Hogan & Rick Flair duke it out at the Hulkamania tour in Melbourne, Australia this Saturday. This is an early edit released during the tour dates - to become a short film in the near future.

Record breaking cocktail genius!



Nice viral video for TGI Friday's. If you like your cocktails served with some skills and style, this video is for you. Amazing!
Youtube snip:
Watch it and weep. Chopping, flaring, back-bending cocktail flinging legends. Fire breathing sambuca kings. No one kicks it like the Prestwich Crew!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Google Search Stories: Batman


Nice new feature from Google on Youtube, telling a story just with search terms. This works surprisingly well and makes for an entertaining 30 seconds. Here's the Batman version.

The Sun applications


Yesterday I posted this viral video for The Sun, a UK newspaper (well, sort of). And it was actually quitew funny. Here's part 2.

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Moon in a Minute (Parody)


Youtube snip says it all really:
Parody of the travesty that is "New Moon."

Literally nothing happens in the entire movie. No, that's not an exaggeration. Here's a complete synopsis below of the actual film:

Edward leaves Bella after NOTHING HAPPENS at a party.
Bella spends a good third of the film wallowing in her misery instead of getting the hell over it.
Bella helps Jacob rebuild old motorcycles while NOTHING HAPPENS.
Bella leads Jacob on but NOTHING HAPPENS.
Edward almost kills himself BUT THEN DOESN'T.
Edward gets in a fight with the Volturi but IS THEN FORGIVEN.
Edward and Jacob make some kind of pact, THEN JACOB LEAVES.
Edward asks for Bella's hand in marriage, THEN THE CREDITS ROLL.

Now the movie itself is very pretty, the acting's fine, the soundtrack didn't piss me off, and the special effects are convincing. However, they don't distract me from the fact that the plot doesn't exist.

Rammstein vs. Cookie Monster


Now if everything fails for the beloved Cookie Monster in Sesame Street he could always replace the singer of German band Rammstein. See him here sing along to one of their noisy songs.

Exploding Tacos In Slow Motion


This is probably the best video in the world. Ever. Even better than keyboard cat. Videos of exploding tacos. I can die in peace now, for I have seen everything there is to see.

Cats on a treadmill


Funny video of two cats running on a treadmill. And not giving up. Because that's what cats have, determination. You go cats, beat the system!

Fifth Gear Loop the Loop


Fifth Gear resident stunt driver Steve Truglia executes a scientifically-precise, real-life Hot Wheels-style 360 loop on the world’s largest loop-the-loop track.
Youtube snip:
Replicating the clasic Hot Wheels set, Fifth Gear TV attempts to perform a full 360 degree loop in a full size car.

Major Lazer ft. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze - Keep It Goin' Louder


I don't care much for the music, but what I really want to know is WTF IS WRONG WITH THEIR FACES?

Hollywood vs New York


Cool compilation of scenes showing New York being destroyed from various movies, with accompaniment of Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue. You will enjoy this.

Surprised Kitty


via @urlesque and @bohemiacademia
Surprisingly to all, there is yet another fantasticly cute video of a fluffy kitten doing cutesy stuff going viral on teh internets. Oh, good for you!

Where's Rob?


Funny new hidden camera prank in public by the Improv Everywhere comedy people. Nice.
Youtube snip:
For our latest mission, Agent Lathan pretended to get lost during a Knicks game. Throughout the second half he kept appearing further and further away from his assigned seat with a confused look on his face.

Boxing Daim


Rather odd commercial for Daim, the chocolate thingie. Boxing and chocolate don't mix. srsly.
Youtube snip:
90s pop star Kavana makes his comeback in Boxing Daim after winning the Second Daim Around competition

The UK's best handheld for 40yrs


The Sun is not the best source for news, but this viral ad is pretty cool I admit.
snip:
The Sun has been the UK's best handheld for 40 years. Top news, sports, photos, gossip and games in an easy-to-share format. No waiting for pages to load, no contract, no losing reception. There's no substitute for the Sun.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Automatic Mario - "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen


Are you familiar with automatic Mario? Basically it's an edited Mario level that plays itself. And here's one that plays music, too! This awesome video plays Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now", and it's played by four different Mario levels running simultaneously. How awesome is that? Very awesome indeed!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Domo Darko (HQ Version Remastered 2009)


This is so awesome, I'm just gonna podt the youtube snip, that tells it all. I remember the original version from an old b3ta newsletter in 2003 and you can find it here on the LOL Factory somewhere in the archive.
Snip:
This is footage from Domo-kun's original Japanese clips edited together to the song 'Mad World' as performed by Gary Jules and used in the film Donnie Darko.

At the time only low-res footage was around, but recently thanks to a fan of Domo Darko named Victor I was able to get the DVD footage and remaster almost the whole thing.

The original version of this was done in Feb 2003 and it went viral, eventually ending up on the main page of Gary Jules' official website. That year the song also became Christmas Number 1 in the UK.

Marks & Spencer's Christmas 2009 advert


It's less than a month to Christmas, so here we go with the xmas TV ads. Here's this year's Marks & Spencer telly ad featuring lots of celebs that will probably get loads of cash for looking all happy and cheery and all christmassy. Those bastards!

JC and the Gang: Thanksgiving


Here's another JibJab funny, Jesus and his gang celebrate Thanskgiving. Done with the famous "Last Supper" painting in their typical style. The funny animation will give you chuckles even if your belly hurts because you had too much turkey.

The KFC Ketchup Lady


@everythingist send this to me via the power of Twitter. THE POWAAARRRR!
Anyways, this ia clip of crazy lady asking for ketchup in a KFC. Not the nice way though.
visit The Everythingist for more.

Bubble Trouble


Here's short and funny clip showing you the harsh consequences of a run in with a seemingly innocent everyday object, the soap bubble. Something to brighten your day in you cubicle before getting fired for donwloading filth.

Beatles 3000


Hahaha, brilliant! A thousand years into the future, historians look at the legacy of The Beatles. This is full of LOLs.

SCAR WARS - STAR WARS / SCARFACE MASH UP


This is great! Han Solo makes a really good Tony Montana, just watch for yourselves. I'm a sucker for anything Star Wars but it really helps that this mashup is rather good. Indeed. Hm. I say. Hear, hear.

Grace - PETA Thanskgiving Commercial


Here's PETA's contribution to give you a bad conscience this Thanksgiving. Unless you get a tofu-turkey, you see.

Susan Boyle's Dream


Behold, a clip from BBC Comedy.
Youtube snip:
In this episode of STFU, Britain's Got Talent legend, Susan Boyle gets questioned about her life in the spotlight. She also talks about her intimate relationship with her pet Pebbles. When it comes to men - will Susan choose to be with Piers Morgan or X-Factor's Simon Cowell?

Holidays in History: Thanksgiving


JibJab brings us a funny cartoon just in time for Thanksgiving to teach us all about the history of this beloved holiday. Listen and learn!

Man vs Toddler


Who will win this exciting and fair competition? A grown man or a toddler? I guess you'll have to watch to find out.

The Google Story


Cool animated video from Google's UK channel showing us the history of Google. Google, Google, Google. Sound kinda like the noises turkeys make, don't you think?
Youtube snip:
A (very) quick look back at the Google story over the last 11 years. From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Google Wave, StreetView and Chrome.

Halls Lozenges Japan Ad


Funny commercial for Halls lozenges from Japan. What canh I say, I'd rather have birds living inside me than one of them Alien chestbursters...

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody (in 1080p HD)


Wow, this is awesome! The Muppets sing Queen's song "Bohemian Rhapsody" in their very own way. And it comes in 1080p HD quality, how cool is that? Thank God for the Muppets, they save the day with this funny video.

Puppy Falls Asleep While Drinking


Funny and cute video of a little puppy sleeping in its drinking bowl. Very cute! Gotta get myself a little doggie...

Guy moves just like Michael Jackson - Orangina ad


Another ad for Orangina. Apparently, this guy moves "just like Michael Jackson". You don't really have to watch this unless you like a) dancing, or b) Michael Jackson. Otherwise skip this.

A world of funny dancers! - Orangina advert


Have a bunch of cool dancers in this commercial for the Orangina softdrink.
From Switzerland to USA, here are funny dancers and special moves from all over the world.

Utopia by Stella Artois


A look into the future of 1994 froma 60s viewpoint, brought to you by Stella Artois beer.
Youtube snip:
Alains heart is heavy. He is worried. What will 1994 look like if we dont start treating Mother Nature right? In Utopia Alain du Monde and Mini-Alain tell us how we can make the future beautiful.

Le Hedge Fund by Stella Artois


Funny ad for Stella Artois featuring Claude, the hedgehog.
Youtube snip:
An infomercial break fronted by Alain du Monde. Discover why Claude the Hedgehog has gone off Jazz and realise theres nothing funny about a sad hedgehog.

Florence et La Machine by Stella Artois


Another short viral for Stella Artois, featuring the song "You've Got the Love" by the band Florence and the Machine. Tres avant garde!
Youtube snip:
Live from 1963 and introducing the ELECTRONIC GUITAR, Alain du Monde presents the sound of the futureFlorence + Le Machine.

L'Origami by Stella Artois


Funny viral from Stella, the beer company. This is in the style of an old TV show. The origami skills kick ass!
Youtube snip:
Alain du Monde welcomes paper-folding master Marcel Magique Fingers for the first ever televised origami-off in Europe. Expect fast fingers and graceful hands.

Creative Window-Cleaner


Short and somehow not-as-rubbish-as-I-first-thought viral for some Dutch company or service or something, not sure. My Dutch is a bit rusty (non-existant).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

NZ Book Council - Going West


Going West, Maurice Gee. Animated by Andersen M Studio. Watch this stunning little stop-motion film as a paper book comes to life. I love this, paper art is so beautiful.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Descent Part 2 Official Clip


I really like the first Descent movie, hope that the sequel is just as good. Here's a little clip for you to enjoy.
THE DESCENT: PART 2 - The Feel Sh*t scared film of the Decade - IN CINEMAS DEC 4 / PREVIEWS DEC 2 & 3

Another One Bites The Dust - 8bit Cover - Superpowerless


Cool 8bit remix of the famous Queen song. Superpowerless added some funny pwned videos to underline the fact that "Another One Bites The Dust". See what I did there? I am so brilliant!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind


Hahaha, awesome! This is the famous "meeting the aliens" scene from the movie Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind with a little redneck twist. It gave me a good couple of chuckles.

I Wanna Sex You Up: The Literal Video Version


@SeanieMic, the parody rapper, did this funny literal version of the song 'I wanna sex you up' originally by Color Me Badd. And bad is was whereas this is pretty funny.

Microsoft new viral spoof


You probably have all seen the new Microsoft viral where the store employees all start to dance, like in a badly imitated Improv Everywhere skit, right? Well, this is a spoof of aforementioned video. And it's the best. Yes, it is. Some swearing, btw.

Dr. Mario with Lyrics


Here's a funny little clip using the songs from the video game Dr Mario with lyrics and all.
Youtube snip:
Traditional and digital techniques combine in "Dr. Mario with Lyrics" to bring you the tale of a manic plumber turned manic medic... I mean Dr. Mario. Those of you who never wanted to see Wario's grizzled ass and Mario's nipples should avert your collective gaze at the appropriate times.

'The Posters Came from the Walls' excerpt 1


Cool video showing a brass marching band playing the song 'Personal Jesus' by Depeche Mode.
Youtube snip:
'The Posters Came From the Walls', a film about Depeche Mode fans around the world by Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams. www.theposterscamefromthewalls .com for more info on the documentary.

Scan Processor Studies


here's something that will gove you guaranteed nightmares if you watch this at about 3am all by yourself with headphones on.
Vimeo snip:
The SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES are a collection of works by Woody Vasulka & Brian O'Reilly.

The full work is of total approximate duration of 45 minutes, with sections of various lengths, textures, and dynamic qualities.

The project first started while Woody and I were working on different commissioned projects at the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe Germany). He and Steina on the exhibition MINDFRAMES and Garth Knox and myself on the DVD and performance SPECTRAL STRANDS: FOR VIOLA AND VISUALS. Woody, Steina, Garth and I spent many nights screening works for moving images, playing music, and cooking, enveloped in the huge ghost town mood the ZKM's kitchen took on at night. During this time there were passionate discussions about video synthesizers (mainly my love for the Sandin Image Processor), and how Steina's VIOLIN POWER had a huge influence on Garth's and my new series of works.

The source materials were generated by Woody using a Rutt-Etra Scan Processor in the 1970's and sat on a shelf for years, having been recently digitized. Woody came into my studio one day and asked me if I would be interested in using them to work on a collaboration, and the project began from there...

The works use sources excavated directly from the output of the Scan Processor, as well as further manipulations using Tom Demeyer's ImX software, developed with input from Steina. Extensive editing and layering and additional augmentations were done using Phil Mortons IP. The Sound was generated (mostly) by custom software developed by Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan and myself called NETHER GENERATOR, which sets up a number of complex real time feedback networks filtered and processed by various means.

N.A.S.A: Tom Waits + Kool Keith, Spacious Thoughts


Youtube snip:
Boing Boing presents a music video from the N.A.S.A project: "Spacious Thoughts," featuring Tom Waits & Kool Keith, directed by Fluorescent Hill.

This has very cool animation and is well worth a watch or two. Probably two or more.

Know Your Meme: Balloon Boy


The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies recounts the realtime web experience that was Balloon Boy in their usual pseudo-scientific LOL kinda way. That's a good thing, by the way.

David Firth - Jerry Jackson - Drugs


Funny animation from David Firth, the guy behind 'Salad Fingers', about Drugs. This is brilliant, from a certain point of view. My point of view, in fact.

Rhod Gilbert - Luggage Problems


Here's Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert doing some funny comedy about losing his luggage on a flight to Dublin. It's funny and that's why it's here.

Poker Faces by Half Mast/Hat (Lady Gaga vs. Christopher Walken vs. Cartman)


Some of you may remember the Pokerface mash-ups with Cartman from South Park or Christopher Walken reading of the lyrics on the Jonathan Ross Show. Well, here's a mash-up of all 3. Yup, and it's quite good.

RED LIGHT : Biking Rules PSA


Red means stop! See, we can all earn from Hellboy. But this has nothing to do with Hellboy. This is a stop motion animation PSA done with LEGO teaching us that we should stop at red light. Unless, of course, we're in a hurry.

Video Store from PlayStation


Here's the launch advert for the Sony PlayStation video store which is available from November 19th on PS3 & PSP in various European countries. This means that I will never have to leave the house again. Oh, of course if I had a PS3, that is. Which I don't. So much for my digital entertainment.

Incredible helium choir experiment


This is an Italian advert for the Alfa Romeo MiTo GPL Turbo 120CV and I am quite proud of myself for the translation of the original title Incredibile esperimento di coro all'elio. I once had a pizza, so I know a little Italian. Go me! So they used a choir to sing some Mozart stuff while inhaling helium. The gas that makes your voice sound like a smurf. And if you inhale it for too long, it makes you see purple. trust me on this one.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pulp Mario Bros Fiction


This is a cool animation showing a more adult version of our beloved videogame hero Mario. You will like this if you're into animations and Mario and stuff. Very good thing, this.

THE RINGS OF THE EARTH


Very cool animation of how the sky would look if Earth had rings like Saturn. It would look, very, very cool. That's how it would look.

Left 4 Dead 8bit version


You know, you don't need fancy graphics or 7-channel surround sound to enjoy a good game. I'm sure that's somehow true, otherwise why would I have spent 75 gazillion hours of my live playing on 8bit systems? Because I have no live you say? Well, yes but other than that... someone pass me the booze!
Youtube snip:
The flagship title of the PixelForce NES de-makes is Valve's Left 4 Dead.
This game play footage gives you an idea of what the project looks like in action and how it plays. As you can see, it's a standard top-down 4 directional action/shooter. Remade in the NES retro style, the resolution is at 256 x 240 and features 16 colors and a 4 sound channel soundtrack.

Painfully Honest and Epic Mobile Home Commercial


Mobile homes are nothing fancy, and this salesman sure doesn't try to sugarcoat his business. But this is no ordinary commercial, this is close to art. It's like Clint Eastwood had a mobile home business. Srsly.

FLAIRS - TRUCKERS DELIGHT


It's time for some 8bit vulgarity! Although this is 8bit it's kinda NSFW. But still, you should watch this, it'S pretty awesome! Also, it's really more like 16bit. Now you know.
Youtube snip:
Truckers Delight animated video clip directed by newcomer wunderkid Jérémie Perin (Premiere Heure) who takes the song's title (a tribute to those little pleasures that the lonely truck- driver indulges himself in) and takes it to the next level. Think Spielberg's Duel + Russ Meyer's Faster Pussycat Kill Kill! and Marc Dorcel's wildest fantasies. All warped into an 8-bit Sega era style graphic. And this clumsy and somehow pretentious description doesn't even come close to what you're about to see: it's très funny,très dirty, -très sexy. Très Flairs indeed.

Cat loves Cop


What sounds like the title of yet another Disney family adventure movie (or if your soul is much, much darker, like the title of some seedy zoophilia), then you're dead wrong. This is a short video of a cat showing its affection to an officer of the law. I almost wrote off cider there instead of officer. Time ot lay off the booze.

Baby Otter Sidney playing


Here's a cute video that gives you 5 minutes of pure fluffiness. A little otter playing with some toys. If you don't think this is cute you have no heart.

Peaches Geldof - Master of The English Language


Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Sir Bob, is sort of, like, a celebrity or something. Like, I don't really know and stuff. But she is really well-spoken.

Science World Ice Cream TV ad


Here's a rather odd video of a couple of elderly ladies licking ice-cream. In a sort of dirty fashion. There's nothing more I want to say except maybe I've been put off eating ice-cream for a while.

"Balancing Act" by Walter Wick


Here's a cool time-lapse video showing how photographer Walter Wick balanced a lot of stuff on a simple LEGO brick. But that's not the cool part. What you want to see is how it all falls apart. In slow motion. Because only out of destruction and chaos can we rebuild society after the robots have taken over. And this video is the starting point. There's a little robot in it, you see?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EXTREME DAGOBAH Tourism Video


Look, @AndrewZilch made a hilariously funny Dagobah tourism video! It's the galaxy's most extreme vacation destination! All the cool kids go there, don't miss out!