6 most interesting old interviews

Back before the age of 24-hour cable news and stations dedicated entirely to single sports teams, television was a pretty barren medium dominated by the three major networks. At night, families would gather around the tube to watch early TV talk stars like Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, and Ed Sullivan.

While those early shows set the tone for late night shows to come, they weren’t limited to sketch comedy and celebrity promotional tours. Late night hosts occasionally took on hard news and featured interviews with the serious intelligentsia of the day. I show 10 of the most interesting early late night interviews where the hosts serve more as cultural curators than comedians.
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Top 10 Videos of 2013 in Youtube

Top 10 Videos of 2013

Is there anything that makes you more aware of your own mortality than a top ten list of things that happened on the Internet? Videos become viral so quickly that it’s it’s pretty jarring to remember that yeah, we were all obsessed with that stupid Harlem Shake. Youtube’s Top Ten of 2013, then, makes for some pretty surreal viewing.

The Ylvis “What Does The Fox Say” trend only just become popular in September, of course, so it’s not too surprising that it took the number one spot globally with over 276,000,000 views.

Norwegian Youtubers took both first and second place, it would seem, as number two is that video of Norway’s army doing the Harlem Shake. It received over 95,000,000 views, which admittedly is a pretty big drop from Ylvis’s 270 million. Were we all that into foxes, guys?

Coming in at third is “How Animals Eat Their Food” by MisterEpicMann with over 88,000,000 views. Surprisingly this trend passed us by, and we were sort of expecting something a little more… informative. Still, props to Nick and his team for making a video as equally as compelling as it is silly.

Despite her best efforts, Miley Cyrus did not make the list with either “We Can’t Stop” or “Wrecking Ball.” Steve Kardynal’s Chatroulette version (that’s still a thing?) of the latter song did come in fourth, though, with over 78,000,000 views. It also marks the first time anybody’s was ever actually excited to see a naked guy on Chatroulette. We think the parody where Miley appears to be singing about food in a posh British accent deserves some recognition too, though.

We get our very first ad at fifth place with the Evian “Baby&Me” short video, which clocked in at over 67,000,000 views. We would be kind of annoyed at the brand placement but — babies! Adorable dancing babies!

Jean Claude Van Damme does the splits for Volvo in sixth place with 59,000,000 views. What really makes this video is the Enya song in the background, of course. You know that’s, like, half the reason you kept watching.

Surprisingly, the Lonely Island didn’t make it onto the list until number 7 with “YOLO,” featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamarr. Guess they’ve been busy. The 53 million people who tuned into this video probably weren’t, though.

Hey, remember that telekinetic coffee prank that was done to promote the Carrie reboot? You know, the video that was arguably better than the actual movie? Yup, that made the list with 50 million views. Oh sure, most of those people were probably actors, but who cares? The practical effects were still fantastic.

We sure love our Bad Lip Readings, and given that a lot of people appear to love that thing called “sports,” the fact that a Football-centric bad lip reading got into the top ten with 44 millions views isn’t so surprising.

Finally, an Epic Rap Battle of History just squeezed in there with 42 million views. Of course it was the Skrillex vs. Mozart one, because people just love watching other people complain about dubstep.

Youtube has a lot more lists on their “Youtube Rewind Page,” which includes the top ten music videos and others, so head over there and check out the rest if you’re so inclined.

(via Youtube)

The technological wave still fails to simple things

I saw this really funny commercial and I wanted to share it with you guys. It’s an ad by Le Trefle, which does not sound familiar to us. For those who don’t know it is a basically French Toilet paper brand.

When I saw this I was amazed as well as I was laughing like a retard. It’s a must watch because of its concept and creativity. Now-a-days advertisements mostly like stuffed with information which fails to create a bond with the consumers. What I appreciate about this particular ad is that it knows how to put across their message clearly among its customers and how to create buzz purely with the help of its story.

Night sky above Yosemite

From the U.S. National Park Service and Yosemite Conservancy comes this great short film about the skies above Yosemite NP. The distance to major cities and thus relative absence of light pollution makes for phantastic night skies. Astronomers and (time lapse) photographer and others take advantage of these conditions:

For best enjoyment make sure to crank up the resolution in YouTube and switch to full-screen playback.

The film is part of a series (Yosemite Nature Notes) and I have a feeling that subscribing to their YouTube channel oughta be worthwhile: http://www.youtube.com/user/yosemitenationalpark.

As moon was formed

This video shows some of the theories of how the Moon was created.

As I explained in school if it was an impact of a “celestial body” on the ground.

Not really think it was as big as shown in the video.

But this video is really fantastic. Very well done and fabulous music.