Friday Videos Like Covers and Sarcasm

This isn’t even a video but I had to include it: Need another word for vagina? The internet can help. It’s amazing what the internet can do, isn’t it? [Thanks to RB for the link.]

First: acoustic covers and girl power: Nickel Creek (bluegrass) does Britney Spears (not bluegrass). Note: a bootleg recording with a lot of cheering. Man the speakers for quick adjustment.

[Thanks to Kathryn for the link.]

 

Next up: the WiiFit. The part about Ikea nearly broke me.

And finally, if you were thinking about writing a vampire romance, please watch this first. Then, do not do any of the things mentioned in this song.

[Not thanks to Barb Ferrer for that link. It broke my brain.]

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    Bhetti B says:

    The last video has no words for it: what happens when gothic goes pop?! HERE ARE THE RESULTS. I sent it on to torture more people. The main guy reminds me of this guy called Eccentric which I had the misfortune to see a clip of from American Idol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApyCGwajKiQ

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    ev says:

    And finally, if you were thinking about writing a vampire romance, please watch this first. Then, do not do any of the things mentioned in this song.

    Along with staging choreographed group dances, bleached blond foot tall mohawks and the bad makeup. My brain hurt so much, I could only catch the word Vampires are alive. I had a migraine last night. It’s back. LOL WTF were they thinking????

    I just got a Wii and Wii Fit for my b’day but haven’t broken it out of the box yet. Now I won’t be able to play it without thinking of this song. Especially since it will be in my daughter’s bedroom- with an Ikea bed.

    I couldn’t watch Nickle Creek (who I love) the yelling was just too damn loud.

    Thanks for the laughs. And the migraine

  3. 3
    KatherineB says:

    Oh, the poor poor WiiFit. I feel sad for it. It’s cool, I know families that have it and have fun with it (bar the hula hoop game, which iis difficult), but it’s like getting some esoteric equipment like an Abdominatrix or the Bellyflab-zappomatic…to be used for a while and then shoved in a closet to make way for more interesting stuff.

    That Vampire one…is not meant seriously I hope! I’m picturing some DJ saying to himself, “Gee, goths and vamp culture seems to getting popular…I know, I’ll make Euro-style dance anthem for ‘em! It’ll be a hit!”

    And worse, I sadly picture a teen who dyes their blond hair black, but not often enough to cover their roots, and imagines themselves to be misunderstood, and just loves it to bits. But then, that’s a bit harsh. I know kids are smart these days. Smarter than that song, I pray. I often suffer from Athlete’s foot in mouth disease, though. Feel free to whip out the verbal Dr Scholl’s spray on me before I start foaming.

  4. 4

    I’ll be snickering and thinking of the WiiFit parody when I take my daily walk, watching the hawks overhead and waving at the neighbors.

    And the vampire song?  More like zombies—I feel like my brain has been turned to mush and sucked out of my head.

  5. 5
    allison says:

    I had no idea that vampires don’t wash their hair but they do dance in an assembled group. I always thought it was the other way around.

    What’s up with that blond lady constantly tossing her hair and those godawful nails?

  6. 6
    ev says:

    I feel like my brain has been turned to mush and sucked out of my head.

    I wonder if the guys doing the Hulu ads have seen this yet??

  7. 7
    MzSpell says:

    I LOVED the vampire video!  I have long said that what vampire books and movies need are more similarities to Britney Spears videos, and at last my dream has come true!

    And if you’ve never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest, it is an over-the-top Euro-pop contest held every year, and I sooooo wish the U.S. would air it so we could all revel in its glory – but until then, we have YouTube.

    music78 – how appropriate!

  8. 8
    Lizzie (greeneyed fem) says:

    Omigod, when the synchronized dancing broke out in the vampire video, I laughed out loud.

    I’m totally blown away at what the budget must have been for that video.

    (Also—aren’t vampires not alive? As in, undead?)

  9. 9
    Rainbow Tea says:

    You know how your dog, when you do something inexplicable to him, will tilt his head at you and go ‘bwu?’

    That was me with the vampire video.

  10. 10
    Vicki says:

    I LOLed at the Wii ad but I have to say that here, where winters are cold and skiing expensive, I am not against them. Several of my significantly overweight patients who had hit a weight loss/fitness plateau with the coming of cold weather began losing a pound a week after getting wii fit for Christmas.  Their mommies are getting fit, too. I hate to say it because I know that will inspire some people to go out and buy them. But better to be wii fit than couch potato unfit (outside activity is even better… and cheaper).

    body65 -

  11. 11
    e says:

    Ah, DJ Bobo. The best that contemporary Swiss music has to offer.

    lack31 . Hm…lack of original music without crappy English lyrics?

  12. 12
    Lovecow2000 says:

    When I was a lass living abroad (truly 11 years old), I got hooked into the Eurovision Song Contest. Good to see that it, like vampires, is still alive.  Remember that it was what brought ABBA to the world stage.

  13. 13

    Oh noes!

    If I had only known sooner. My vampire Nocturne Bite comes out on Sunday. Why oh why didn’t anyone tell me to make sure the club scene included synchronized dancing? *snort*

    I didn’t know they could even do that…humm, maybe I need to rethink my entire mythology for my vamps. Clearly then need more black, worse hair and longer nails. Thank you, bitches for setting me straight.

    Oh, and my nine-year old looking over my shoulder really thought it was a Wii commercial until they got to the part where they sarcastically said, “Why buy a $3 hoolahoop when for only $300 you can buy a Wii?” He looked at me, grinned and said, “This is all a joke, huh mom.” Then laughed at the rest of the video.  He was not as impressed by the vampires, however, but did think the blue grass version of Toxic was cool.

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    ChristyZ says:

    Isn’t there a brief scene of vampire line dancing in one of Kim Harrison’s books?

  15. 15
    Madd says:

    Attack of the Theme Park Vampires, a Sci-Fi Channel original.

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    JewelTones says:

    I love Nickel Creek!  *G*  That was hysterical!

    The Wii Fit thing always looked cool to me, but yeah, it does beg the question… if you want to do these things… you can always, you know, actually go do them?  I know the theory behind it (more family time, etc) which is cool.  :)

    As vor the vampire one. Um.  So that’s the allure of being the undead?  …huge spontaneous group dances.

    Sign me up!

    JT
    ~ who fears that song will now be stuck in her head all. freaking. day. ~

    house61

  17. 17

    OMG, can you imagine if Heather Graham and crew broke into a synch dance to this at the Romantic Times convention vampire ball?

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    Phyllis says:

    Ah. Eurovision. That’s what the vampire song made me think of. The lead singer makes me think more of David Schwimmer. You know, Ross from “Friends” and if he made a vampire video. well, this is pretty much what you’d get. Which gives me a migraine, too, just thinking about it.

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    Cidi says:

    And thats not even the most bizarre thing to come out of the Eurovision… three words Dustin the Turkey!  Only three more months ‘til this years!

  20. 20
    rebyj says:

    LOL wii fit. The hula hoop part was funny.
    The vampire video, the dancers are maybe the children of THRILLER dancers circa 1982 LOL. The gargoyle morphing was pretty cool.

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    Lori says:

    You know how your dog, when you do something inexplicable to him, will tilt his head at you and go ‘bwu?’

    That was me with the vampire video.

    I’m with Rainbow Tea.  Holy crap that was just astonishing.  I enjoyed the mental picture of the dog tilting his head & going “bwu?” a lot more than the greasy vamps.

  22. 22
    Lyra says:

    I got shown that video earlier this week and just stared in complete incomprehension. It’s like Underworld and Thriller had a baby that they abandoned, only for Bollywood Musical and Rick Astley to pick it up and foster it as their very own.

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    ev says:

    The Wii Fit thing always looked cool to me, but yeah, it does beg the question… if you want to do these things… you can always, you know, actually go do them?

    If I joined the Y which is the only gym I can use because it has a poo, it will cost me over $600/yr.  Per my PT, because of the arthritis in my hip and spine, I can no longer mall walk, I do walk at the local college track when the weather permits because it is padded, and I can’t use a treadmill or exercycle, unless it is a recumbant. The rest of the machines are basically out, so I would pay that money just to use the pool (and no there is no separate membership just for that).  The sidewalks where I am are not level and walking is not an easy thing to do with all the hills. It’s winter, snowy and icy-and probably will be until July (not really, but it seems like it). So, yeah, to me the Wii Fit which lets me do some yoga and stretching, added to the things I already do here at home with my PT’s ok, is much better than not doing anything or doing something I shouldn’t be doing.

    And now they say you should do a minimum of 250 minutes a week of aerobic activity? Sometimes getting out of bed is about as aerobic as I can get.

    Not everyone that has one has it for family time. I can’t imagine hubby trying to use it- I would spend most of the time on the floor in fits of laughter.

  24. 24
    Sheryl says:

    A clearer/closer version of Nickel Creek’s “Toxic” cover:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWQo0bktuAI

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    Tina C. says:

    The synchronized dance in the last video reminded me of the Annual Zombie Dance here in Lexington, KY, with much less interesting costuming.

    As for the Wii Fit and how you could just do this stuff outside, I have a friend who says that it locks into her it’s-a-video-game-and-I-have-to-get-the-best-score competitiveness and allows her to overcome her life-long hatred of anything that reminds her of high school gym class.  Consequently, she uses it alot, whereas all of the other exercise regimens that she’s tried have fallen to the wayside fairly quickly.  As for me, I’ve been considering it because it’s game-like and I get extremely bored with regular exercise fairly quickly.  Of course, the fact that non-boring exercise is too expensive for me to do also holds me back from buying this.  $399 is a heck of a lot of money and that doesn’t even include the “game”.  (I really need to get back to walking with the women at work again—at least talking to them makes the time pass quicker!)

  26. 26
    Lori says:

    It’s like Underworld and Thriller had a baby that they abandoned, only for Bollywood Musical and Rick Astley to pick it up and foster it as their very own.

    Lyra I am now pretty much willing to have your babies.

  27. 27
    Melissandre says:

    Those vampires make me think fondly of that video from a few months ago; the one with the knights, and the pirate ship, and the witches, and the fire.  Meanwhile, since when did the aliens from Battlefield Earth also become vampires?

  28. 28
    Shari says:

    Oh. My. God.

    Well, the WiiFit “commercial” was great.  My neighbor has one we play with every so often, so I’m saved from having to purchase one.  I haven’t tried the “Fit” portion of her Wii yet, but she did tell me that if she takes several days off playing it, her little person gets really fat and the game asks her “Where have you been, tubby (or lardo…something like that)?”  (I can’t remember exactly what name it calls her, but I remember it was insulting).  I really don’t need a game to insult me or make me self conscious about my looks.

    That last one….Oh, geez.  I actually liked the female singer’s voice…wish I knew who she was.  Maybe they were trying to be the “new” Macarena?  Ya know, the song has it’s own synchronized dance?  Remember?  The refrain sticks in your head to the point you seriously consider hot pokers to get it out?  And worse, as soon as you think it’s finally gone, you realize you’re humming it and everyone around you has bloody murder in their eye because now it’s stuck in their heads, too.  People would be encouraged to watch the video a million times so they could do the dance?  Maybe?  It would spawn thousands of weddings with a zombie/vampire theme so they could do the “Vampire”.  Ooooh, I see a great marketing future for this.

    Shari
    ~aaraaargh!  I can’t get that dang refrain out of my head!!!!

  29. 29
    Soni says:

    OMG. Vampires, 80’s synthpop and jazz hands.

    DJ Bobo, I think I love you.

  30. 30
    Mel says:

    If you truly wanna see the vampire song done “pop” watch them actually perform it on stage.

    Eurovision

    Its synchronized dancing and lip syncing. (I actually found a video of them singing live and they don’t sound so hot, which is sad because I was hoping they could at least actually sing.)

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