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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.

tags: Yummy Old Spice Man Delivers Marriage Proposal, television, celebrity gossip, humor, funny, comedy, Old Spice Man, Man on a Horse, Isaiah Mustafa, streaming video This video is totally cheesy, except for a couple things: first, the impetus for it was a tweet from a guy asking the Old Spice Man to deliver a marriage…

tags: What Do You get a Heroin Addict for Christmas?, television, humor, funny, comedy, christmas, satire, Mitchell and Webb, BBC, streaming video For those of you who are starting to think about (GAG!!) Christmas shopping already, I thought you might find this funny. I am still trying to figure out what the “message” here is…

tags: What Do Disappointed Idealists and Tampon Commercials Have In Common?, social commentary, television, advertising, market research, mass media, manipulating the masses, satire, funny, humor, streaming video It’s rare when I see a video that, in a short 30 seconds, sums up the level of cynicism I currently feel, and leaves me with a smile.…

tags: Federal Officials Suspend First Amendment Rights for Coverage of Gulf of Mexico Disaster, First Amendment Rights, Gulf of Mexico, BP, oil spill, oil spill clean-up efforts, relief efforts, disaster relief, US Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, mainstream media, streaming video What. The. FUCK. As BP makes its latest attempt to plug its gushing oil…

Fast Lane — Shopping Carts

tags: Fast Lane — Shopping Carts, SuperMarkt Shopping Carts, Einkaufszentrum, Berlin, fun, silly, your inner child, entertainment, volkswagen commercial, television, streaming video Just a quick shopping trip? Here’s a great invention: Some shopping carts — “trolleys” for you Brits — are pimped with a skateboard in a shopping center in Berlin, Germany. Up for some…

Inside A Birdhouse

tags: Inside A Birdhouse, television, advertising, humor, funny, satire, cute, silly, canary, streaming video This cute video shows that there’s a lot more inside a birdhouse than is evident from the outside. It’s a commercial for squash juice. Squash juice? Yes. Apparently some people drink squash juice.

tags: How Can You Filter Out The Vuvuzela?, World Cup 2010, physics, technology, football, soccer, sports, television, Sixty Symbols, University of Nottingham, streaming video A University of Nottingham video explains the physics that underlies the technology being developed to filter out that annoying drone from 30,000 blasting vuvuzelas in the background of all World Cup…

tags: Fußball, sports, soccer, futbol, World Cup Soccer, South Africa, FIFA, humor, funny, television, The Daily Show, streaming video This video explores the local South African opinions about the World Cup — in one scene, the reporter asks: “What’s more African than the subjugation of black people?”

Fast Lane — The Rocket

tags: Fast Lane — The Rocket, shopping center elevator, Einkaufszentrum, Berlin, fun, silly, your inner child, entertainment, volkswagen commercial, television, streaming video A sound system turns the ride into a rocket take-off. Welcome on-board! This is the fast lane for elevators …