Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Five Fun Videos -- One For Every Rupee

It's been a while since I did one of these video collection posts.

A number of you might have already seen this clip of Ricky Gervais talking about Hitler and Nietzsche. In case you haven't, it's comedic gold.

Reader Wasay sent me the following video. I can't decide if it's the funniest thing I have ever seen, the scariest thing I have ever seen, or the craziest thing I have ever seen. You decide.

Since the football season is almost underway, I thought I'd put up a goal from Barcelona's campaign last season. It's from a fairly unlikely source (Keita) but I'm putting it up because it exemplifies Barca's season and style of play. 19 passes in all, and not one of them was a wasteful or silly or needless. Precision football at its finest.

Here's a completely bizarre video from Radiohead. The song is called "House of Cards" and the video was made without any cameras or lights. As the Youtube description tells it, "Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video was created entirely with visualizations of that data." It's also aided by the fact that it's an absolutely kickass song.

Finally, this video is for the Sopranos fans out there. It's the one hit that remains etched in my memory more than the others, if only for the brilliance of the production of the scene. I don't know much about film, but this was a great sequence.

What about you, readers? Put your video recommendations in the comments below.


Ali K. said...

"I read between the lines" lol. Radiohead are awesome.

Some fun comedy clips:

Steve coogan playing himself as an actor acting.

Funny ABBA medley from KMKYWAP.

All three Partridge series are amazingly funny and grossly underrated. Ricky's character in the Office is certainly influenced by Partridge.

Sketch from Mitchell and Web. Classic Satire.

And my favorite Strikers goal. Dennis you genius:

Annie said...

Clip #2: (o Reilly Show)

Someone needs to pass the Spliff...correction...a vapouriser of the highest quality to this one!

AKS said...

Glenn Beck scares the shit out of me.

Zh. said...

rick gervais, glenn and OMG radiohead. <3<3<3<3<3<3

Ahsan said...

Ali K:

That Bergkamp goal is sick. I've never understood people who questioned whether or not it was deliberate. For fuck's sake, what else could he have POSSIBLY been trying to do? There's no Arse player within 10 yds of him, so he's not passing it. And he's almost turning before he even touches it. He knows EXACTLY what he's trying to do.

I tell you what makes the goal really special though: the fact that he uses his left foot, not his right, for his first touch. By letting the ball come across his body, he completely fools the defender. Some -- though by no means all -- defenders could have predicted that move if he tried it with his right. The left foot? No chance.

Ali K. said...

Ofcourse Its deliberate. Good strikers always think about what they are going to do with the ball before they get it. That goal could not have been scored if he had not visualized it. Like the guy in the video said "he'd already scored the goal in his head before he got the ball".

Its genius not just because of the fact that he beat the defender by letting the ball come across his body and using his left foot but also because he let the ball come across his body on the return and finished with his right completely fooling the keeper, who was ready for the left foot shot.

zeyd said...

Sticking with Gervais, this is probably my favourite clip from Extras: