Hey hey hey! It’s time for a good old-fashioned list post. Who doesn’t love list posts?!
This one goes a step further than the original list post concept though. Normally they’re lists which are in some way usable, interesting or in a common theme. But not today! Oh no, this one’s at best a useless waste of your time. But it’s that special kind of time-wasting that everyone on the internet loves to do; YouTubing.
Without further ado, I give you a list of videos I totally recommend you watch, extracted from my YouTube favourites playlist :D It’s got a bit of everything really; from the silly joy of bad language through awesome CGI to Japanese cross-dressing, there’s something for everybody.
1 – Nigella Gets Downright Obscene
Bit of blue here. This is a superb recut of some lovely Nigella moments. Frankly, even off her own back Nigella’s pretty much pure filth; I love watching her.
2 – Rowan Atkinson on Not the Nine ‘o’ Clock News
NtNoN’s great sketch around views on homosexuality in the church. Rowan Atkinson did some really good work for this show; I really recommend you do a bit of browsing for more such videos, and if possible for some of his stand-up. He’s wasted as Mr Bean, you wait ’till he starts opening his mouth.
3 – Incredible AC: Revelations Trailer
The E3 launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a gorgeous mashup of a CGI’d, grizzly Ezio in his twilight years and the atmospheric soundtrack of Woodkid’s Iron. This has since become one of my favourite tracks, and has a pretty great video of its own. What’s not to like here? The fight choreography is excellent, the visuals fit brilliantly with the music, Ezio takes an arrow like no Skyrim guard ever could.
4 – Japan Cross-Dresses Again
If Japan was a character in a cartoon, it’d constantly be in a schoolgirl uniform whatever the gender. Here’s one of my all-time YouTube favourites – we’ve got what are I think five office employees putting on a show. They’re dancing to KARA’s Jumping (The real video to which is in the background) and you’ve got three sexy girl-types and two of the funniest guys I’ve ever seen. What I really love about this video is that the guys were clearly a lot more nervous about the performance than the girls beforehand and therefore seem to actually be a lot more practised…
5 – FFX’s Theme on Solo Piano
This is To Zanarkand – the main theme music of Final Fantasy X. Because it’s beautifully played, and a great piece of music, and I can’t do a blog post without mentioning this game, it seems. Also, you should check out more of kylelandry – he’s a great pianist (so good that pretty much every video he posts gets flooded with ridiculous “Why aren’t you Asian?!” comments), and specialises in video game music :D
6 – Christopher Walken and the Absolute Scariest Fairy Tale Ever Told
This is the acting GIANT Christopher Walken on a very old recording of the Jonathan Ross show, reading out the episode with a rendition of The Three Little Pigs.
BIG BAD WOLF! GET THE PICTURE?! Also this wolf, he loved pork.
7 – Flight of the Conchords’ One Night Stand
This is the first of a series of three videos which I very very very much encourage you to watch of a short live show Flight of the Conchords did for HBO. If you’ve never heard of them, WATCH THIS NOW!!! If you’ve heard of them, but never seen them, SAME. If you already know the Conchords, you know what you have to do already :D
And that’s me done here! Don’t look at me like that, I never promised a nice round 10 videos or anything – 7 movies I like, 7 movies you get :D Hope you watched ’em, any favourites from you guys?
Exit pig one.