bill-swift - April 13, 2013
Happy Viral Video Load! What follows are a handful of the hottest videos on the interweb this week, and they should serve as a distraction from your real world duties, like the laundry. Today we have a big time celebrity talking silly, exploding paint, a music video that isn't nearly as cool as you'd think and a couple of commercials that would make your mom blush. Enjoy!
Tom Cruise Delivers Ridiculous One-Liners
This Tom Cruise guy - I don't know if you have heard of him or not - is a freakin' movie star, there is no doubt about it. So when he attempts to deliver ridiculous one-liners in a dramatic fashion, you would expect nothing but genius work. Turns out old Tommy needs a couple of takes to get it right, he is not the effortless thespian we all thought ... Nonetheless, this video is still pretty ridiculous.
Paint Exploding in Slow Mo
Explosions are damn fun. Hard to make them any cooler. There is one way though, and that is to put them in slow motion. Add a rainbow of paints and you have made modern art. Just glorious!
Music Video w/o Music: Thrift Shop
This Thrift Shop track is so hot right now. It defines cool, trendy and represents hipsters everywhere. The music video that accompanies the record should encompass that attitude, and at first glance one would think it does. Strip the music from it though and you realize maybe the video / song / Macklemore isn't as hip as you thought ...
Ship My Pants
Like I said on the VVL yesterday, when a commercial goes viral, bravo to the ad agency. Enter Kmart, a retailer who couldn't be any less relevant, just the type of company that could use a trendy viral video. Well they have officially embarked on their journey out of obscurity now with this little gem that goes straight to shock factor ... Add in a couple naive old folks - presumably - not knowing what is going on too and that makes it all the richer an advertisement!
So another way for a commercial to blow up, is to feature animated genitals ... Plain and simple. There isn't much else to say about this one!
And that is today's VVL! A perfect dose of video consumption to propel you into the weekend. Which of the videos did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments below!
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