Musician Lubalin stumbled onto Internet gold with his hilarious vocalization of two people going at it in a late night chat about a rental property. He’s since done a second, even funnier episode about Helen, a woman who’s really pissed about her casserole recipe being stolen.
While there are certainly some great podcasts out there, the unfiltered, unedited nature of most of them means that there can be a bit of rambling too. UK songwriter and producer Jonathan Ogden totally nailed what it’s like when a discussion ensues about basically nothing.
There I Ruined It wishes us a happy holiday season with a Christmas version of Billy Idol’s 1985 hit track Dancing with Myself sprinkled with a cheerful dash of Jingle Bells. It’s perfect in every way, except we would have called it “Dancing with My Elf.”
It might seem like zooming around the galaxy with Baby Yoda is all action and adventure. The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin explains how much work it is to take care of a 50-year-old poop machine in this clip that we’re sure many parents can relate to. A fun and charming fan parody from the guys at The Warp Zone.
Sergey Vasiliev decided he had enough of the old “in Soviet Russia” trope which represents his country as technologically backward. Incorporating some clever visual effects, his brilliant short film imagines a Russian farm where everything is running on the latest tech. The footage reminds us of the work of Simon Stålenhag.
Oy! Oy! I’m in love with the shape of you! There I Ruined It destroys yet another popular song. This time, they took Ed Sheeran’s pop hit Shape of You and imagined what it might sound like sung by a drunk guy during open mic night. We know chicks would still dig Ed even if he sounded like this.
Novelty band The Merkins celebrate the second season of The Mandalorian with a parody of the Guns N’ Roses track Sweet Child O’ Mine, with the lyrics rewritten to be about everyone’s favorite 50-year-old child, Baby Yoda. The lead vocals are spot-on thanks to special guest singer Alvi Robinson of the rock band The L.A. Maybe.
We always thought Star Trek: The Next Generation had a good sense of humor, but TrainDozer thought one character stood out for his comedic chops. So he got to editing together footage from the series and blooper reels and added a laugh track. The result is a surprisingly solid sitcom.
By filling all the balloons with explosive hydrogen, then adding extraneous edits, lens flare, and a power ballad, YouTuber Mr.Stratman7 managed to turn the Pixar classic UP into your typically overdone Michael Bay popcorn flick. The only thing it’s missing is some giant robots to knock things over.
The 2005 Gwen Stefani track Hollaback Girl repeatedly proclaims that “this sh*t is bananas,” then proceeds to spell it out letter-by-letter. But what if Gwen’s backup singer couldn’t spell? Archie Henderson aka Jazz Emu made us bust a gut laughing with his impression of just that.
Science fiction and futuristic movies love to envision a world where projecting images into the air is commonplace. Danger Farm demonstrates how those floating holographic images may look cool, but they aren’t exactly the most practical or reliable way to look at things.
Filmmaker Terrence Malick is known for creating stylish, cerebral cinema like The Tree of Life and The Thin Red Line. The guys from Slate brilliantly recut footage from Ben Stiller’s notably more silly Zoolander and turn it into one of the acclaimed writer/director’s highbrow art house films.
YouTube channel There I Ruined It is in the business of messing with popular songs and, well, ruining them by covering them in a totally inappropriate style. Their bluegrass reworking of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” is so wrong that it’s right. We also chuckled at their swing version of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.”
As good as the graphics have gotten in video games, the character animations aren’t always as convincing. In this hilarious video from Komazawa Isolation, the protagonist walks around Tokyo’s Shibuya district just like they do in third-person action games like Grand Theft Auto. The spot-on camera work seals the deal.
One of life’s must-see movies has to be Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. It’s loaded with scenery-chewing, quotable quotes, thinly-veiled societal commentary, giant alien insects, and lots of goo. What’s not to like? Screen Junkies couldn’t agree more, and offers their sarcastic take on this brain-sucking classic.
“Weird Al” Yankovic has already done a great send-up of the musical juggernaut Hamilton with “The Hamilton Polka.” As good as that is, we also love The Weird Alphabet’s parody, which is more of a prototypical novelty song, changing the lyrics to tell the origin story of the man behind “Another One Rides the Bus.”
For many of us, working from home means countless videoconferences, with Zoom being the most popular choice for big team meetings. Continuing their Wonders of the World Wide Web series, Squirrel Monkey looks back at what life might have been like if Zoom came out in 1988, and required a special dial-up adapter box to work.
The last time we got a new Portal game was all the way back in 2011, but we still keep hoping that Valve will give us Portal 3 someday. For now, this Portal-inspired machinima parody of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence from Harry101UK and lyricist Greg Holgate will have to suffice.