Sunday, January 6, 2013

YouTube Randomness for a Rainy Day

Some hilarious, some serious and some plain bizarre... here's a mixture of YouTube randomness for your next rainy day (or for every day should you happen to live in Glasgow):

Breakdancing Facial Expressions, or whatever you want to call this:

When I first saw this one, I probably laughed harder than I had ever laughed in all my life.

 Just Say Yes
An ancient video mash-up of Ronnie and Nancy Reagan promoting drug use.

The Max Headroom Broadcast Intrusion Incident
A television signal getting hijacked by a video pirate.

Awkward PSAs aimed at kids, such as:

For an equally fun list of anti-drug PSAs, check this out:

Vagina Power
An unnecessarily graphic rant from an Atlanta-based public access program... whenever I introduce this to people, they either stare confusedly or laugh until they change color.

Protect and Survive videos
Part of a dated, flatly-wrong but nevertheless eerie British public information series about what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. For the rest of the videos:

BBC coverage of the Tiananmen Square massacre
Journalism that leaves a mark.

Arguing with an Ibex
I wonder what they'd think of Congress?

More arguing: Vidal vs. Buckley
"Now listen, you queer..."

Mary Hartman's live, on-air nervous breakdown
A 1970s American housewife defends her consumerist lifestyle. The point at which this stops being funny is ambiguous.

Dated Job Training Videos, such as the atrocious “Grill Skills” video put out by the Wendy's fast food chain:
I find this depressing, even if that over-the-top hip-hop song is memorable in its own right.

Drew Droge's Chloe Sevigny Series
"Good evening America..."

Mr. Rogers Defending PBS
One of the more inspiring clips in YouTube. With simple candor, a children's television host is able, quite literally, to save United States public television.

Thatcher getting schooled

It's always a pleasure to see anyone outsmart a right-wing leader.

Future Shock
Bizarre, full-length documentary which assumes only the dystopian from obsolescent, "Look Around You" aesthetics.

The Glasgow version of "Last Friday Night"
Speaks for itself.

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