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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Year in Videos

Awe, as we near the end of 2010, we look back at the year that was.  Isn't it crazy how fast times go by?  In the 1980 or 90's, didn't 2010 seem like a far off destination where cars would surely be flying and we'd all be wearing silver alien-like sweatsuits?  (That actually would be awesome.  And comfortable.)  Now here we are, getting dangerously close to 2011.

YouTube posted their Most Watched Videos of 2010 today, and they. are. hilarious.  Do you remember this Old Spice Commercial?  It made the list, and I love it.

If there's one thing in life I like, it's random humor, and this defines randomness.  "Look, I have an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love."  Love it.  The marketing team behind this ad deserves major raises.

Have you heard of Greyson Chance?  Apparently 34 million people have.  He's a 13-year old who posted a video of himself playing piano and singing Lady Gaga's Paparazzi song at a school talent show.  Pretty soon, Ellen DeGeneres saw the video, invited him on the show and now he has a record deal and is touring.  Yowsers!  His voice is amazing.

And the most watched video of 2010??  Antoine Dodson's Bed Intruder song.  The parody of a television news interview has raked in nearly 48 million hits (it probably peaked after I blogged about it in October.)  Click here to read that blog.  It truly is fantastic.  After Antoine's passionate and hilarious interview was dubbed into a rap and hit YouTube, he's been on talk shows, sold products, has a Facebook fan page (which I'm on, of course), he had his own Halloween costume and he's made enough money to get his family out of the 'hood.  With a line like this, you can see why it's such a hit...
"He's climbing in your windows, he's snatching your people up, so y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands too..."  You just can't make it up.  (Or get it out of your head for a week.)

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