Moving Image Appreciation Post #6

All we need is YouTube, ladies and gents. That’s it. Ever.

The Chainsmokers – #SELFIE PARODY (by The Midnight Beast)

If I ever get bored by The Midnight Beast, please quietly remind me of this video. Is it a parody of another song? I usually can’t tell (and I think I’m in these guys’ demographic, haha)…

Dumb Ways to Die

Maxim showed me this and I think it might have been a big deal a couple of years ago? 

Woa. Plot twist. I have a feeling that this is like Canvas Bags in that I will hum it whenever I’m near a train.

Axis of Awesome – What Would Jesus Do?

This one counts as Religious Studies revision.

Last but not least…

10 Chick Flick cliches you will NOT see in He’s Just Not That Into You

Watching this is now on my “shit to do in summer” list. Someone on Tumblr noted that at no point do any of the guys pretend to be women, the realisation of which makes watching the whole thing a second time twice as joyous.

Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone. I think we are all supposed to turn our lights out or something. As an advocate of long-term solutions I recommend regularly turning your lights off when you are not using them, as well as engaging in other resource-preserving activities, such as switching off your appliances at the plug, walking or cycling wherever practical and forsaking traditional materials for those with longer lifespans, such as canvas bags.

I’m told it’s quite simple…

Easter-Themed Post #1 (unless I get bored or forget again)

Last week I had two posts that almost got published… part of me wants to try to beat it this week but maybe it’s not worth the lack of effort.

That said, I’ve been going through a phase lately where I sit down to write and cannot think of one single thing to say that a) I haven’t already said, b) is halfway interesting to write and c)  is halfway interesting to read. I’ve decided that it definitely is a phase. I WILL COME UP WITH INTERESTING PROSE. (If you exist, muses, please drop me a line.) In the mean time, who else wants to punch singing fruit in the face?

Jesus Christ at least Veggie Tales has a purpose. I think it’s supposed to have a Christian message or something, haha (remember the time I watched it in RS? Simpler times, when I thought it was okay to slice up Ruby’s art and readers left messages so I knew who they were. Hint hint).

Speaking of which, can anyone explain why this cartoon involves palm trees, shrubs and green hills in the Middle East?

Genuine question: if you’re going to educate children about the Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection – especially with the Christian perspective of ensuring they believe it – surely the first thing you want to get right is the basic setting?

The Six O’Clock News: Documentary Day #1

I can’t type with my right hand because I’ve done three essays this week and it’s achy and I can’t type with my left hand because I cut my index finger so I am tapping this out using three fingers and a thumb. Dexterity is my word of the day… and writing coherently isn’t going to happen, so here is a documentary that was on BBC Three last week.

They’re shutting down BBC Three for television and moving it to the Internet because its shit programmes put people off its great ones (officially: it’s quite expensive). James Cordon has a point about consumers’ habits changing, but it worries me a bit that if the channel goes, less people will see things like this:

Did I want an excuse to put ‘boobies’ in the tag box? Yes. (I’m secretly a six-year-old when it comes to laughing at swears. Haha ‘swears’.) Was it news that twenty-somethings can get cancer and die? Yep, and I can count six people I personally know who have or had had cancer. So cancer isn’t news but it still manages to continue to reach new levels of shittiness… hopefully if more shows like this get broadcast, maybe I’ll get to do a post about cancer-curing treatments in future?

I actually can’t type like this without wanting to kill my computer so ‘documentary day’ may become a thing for the next time I screw up my hand(s). Anyone have any suggestions?

 

‘Fake Your Death’ and Very Little Else

So here we are.

Seven years and a handful of months after my first accidental hearing of Welcome to the Black Parade on a now-defunct local radio show, Zane Lowe’s programme played the last ever new MCR song.

Ever.

Ever.

It’s one of their best.

It might actually be their best (unless sentimentality’s talking, which it definitely is).

Out now on the Internet. Part of May Death Never Stop You, out 25th March and available to pre-order on the Internet.

Still the best band in the world.

The Ten O’Clock News: Some People At FOX Are Mad-Angry Not Mad-Irritated At Non-Republicans!

I think Paxman looked like he was asleep on Newsnight a couple of weeks ago, so here are some funny news-ish videos because my eyes itch and those six hours of sleep are catching up with me.

 

 

Genuinely think that one day Holly Whillouby will lose her temper and bash Katie Hopkins with her papers.

Moving Image Appreciation Post #4

Earlier I was walking with a cup of water and I bent down to pat Donnie, who stuck his nose into the cup and drank out of it for me. Between them, he and Fred took about two minutes to slurp the lot.

Keep hydrated, children!

It’s 11/12/13, which is a big deal because we’ll all be dead the next time it happens, so I thought I’d share some videos I like:

Selfie Song – Jamich and Davey Langit

I saw a bit of a music video about selfies on Al Jazeera the other day and I’m not sure if this is it – I’m also not sure where it’s set or the language they’re speaking – but it’s pleasant and cutsie and a reminder that selfies are flipping stupid.

Thought of the day: could you take a selfie with a flip phone?

 

Pantene’s Philippines Advert

 

By trashing labels they’ve promoted their own, but their concept’s sound. Women aren’t equal to men in the workplace, although while breaking those glass ceilings we can have shiny-as hair, yay! It also looks like it’d be great in the cinema, if it’s not already (I love cinema adverts. I play ‘guess the product’ then pretend I’ve got a film trailer then when they have the Love Cinema/Hate Piracy bit I get a kick out of the fact it’s the same font as the second I’m Not Okay video).

Speaking of glass ceilings.

Lily Allen – Hard Out Here

 

“Erm… I’ve had two babies.” Hallelujah and thank you universe for Lily Allen. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for doing the robot in front of a Robin Thicke piss-take.

I’m going to go around with “bitch bitch bitchbitch” in my head all tomorrow, ah…

So this is the twenty-first century, readers who found this while researching the last time the date said 11/12/13!

Christmas Song Time!

I was going to say that this week has been pretty quiet compared to Friday but then I remembered that on Sunday I nearly set the house on fire when a nice long safety match splintered as I struck it and the lit bit flew onto a nearby patch of carpet.

But it’s okay, because my fingers didn’t get burnt.

So it’s December, which means chocolate at weird times is good and this is suitable to sing loudly. On a scale of one to Poseidon getting it on with Medusa in Athena’s temple, how inappropriate is it to play the following at inter-school parties?

 

 

And this, which for some reason won’t embed. Very tempted to make a band just to name it after a book.