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tags: BP Executives Deeply Affected by OilSpill Parody, oilspill, petroleum, Gulf of Mexico, television, Ray Suarez, NewsHour, Bob Dudley, parody, streaming video As part of an hour-long live online interview with the NewsHour‘s Ray Suarez, BP executive Bob Dudley responds to questions from the public, including a video parodying the BP response effort.

Who You Gonna Call?

tags: Who You Gonna Call?, NYPL, NYC, New York City, prank, humor, funny, comedy, satire, parody, Ghostbusters, Improv Everywhere, streaming video For years, as an unemployed scientist, I depended daily upon the New York Public Library (NYPL) to remain in touch with my world, to earn money and to research and write my blog and…

I Will Survive

tags: I Will Survive, silly, humor, funny, satire, parody, A Little Nightmare Music, Aleksey Igudesman, Richard Hyung-ki Joo, Igudesman & Joo, music video, streaming video A hilarious reworking of the pop hit song, “I Will Survive,” by the brilliant comedy music duo, Igudesman & Joo, a Silly Saturday special video.

tags: A Sneak-Peak at UK Conservatives, Not the Nine O’clock News, UK politics, conservative politics, immigrants, racism, comedy, humor, funny, satire, parody, television, Rowan Atkison, streaming video This British comedy reminds me of conservative politics (and politicians) in the USA, especially those in Arizona. Amazing how little things change, isn’t it?

The Delicious Dish

tags: The Delicious Dish, Betty White, comedy, humor, funny, satire, parody, television, Saturday Night Live, National Public Radio, The Splendid Table, Good Food, streaming video For those of you without a TV or who don’t live in the US (where Saturday Night Live is filmed and broadcast), here’s a look at a skit that aired…


tags: Shining, The Shining, parody, satire, humor, funny, Something Awful Goon, streaming video I’ve watched this video many times before and have always been impressed by how a horror film can be recast as a comedy simply through careful choice of narrator and which scenes to include in a trailer.

A Small Announcement

tags: A Small Announcement, Star Wars, parody, satire, humor, funny, Jennifer Hays, streaming video This is a really strange announcement of a pregnancy and impending birth by a couple who apparently thought they’d never have their own kid. I wonder what the relatives think about the entire world tuning in to watch this announcement?

tags: Take Your Daughter to Work Day, Star Wars, Stormtrooper father, comedy, humor, parody, satire, silly, fucking hilarious, streaming video A funny look at a stormtrooper whose wife demands that he takes his daughter to work with him and the events that transpire as a result.

Vatican Easter Speech

tags: Vatican Easter Speech 2009, Pope Ratzinger, catholicism, religion, cults, satire, parody, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, streaming video Just in time for Easter Sunday! Here is an except from the Vatican Easter speech (translated into English, of course). He does forget to mention the hundreds of thousands of children who were raped in His Holy…

Stalking Kitty

tags: cat, pets, animals, stalking kitty, YouTube, parody, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, streaming video This amusing little video shows a kitty stalking the photographer as she peeks around a corner in the room with her camera. In nearly every shot we see, the cat is not moving, but is magically closer to the photographer than…