Rebecca Black's "Friday" was the most-viewed Youtube video of 2011, and now, it finally has an official sequel. Actually, make that a second sequel... the producer/perpetrator of the original made his own sequel in May of 2012. But this one has the official Rebecca Black seal of approval, because she actually made it along with Youtube star Dave Days. And it's called... yep. "Saturday."
I'm not gonna lie... it's not as good as "Friday," or at least not as entertaining. Sure the production quality is much higher, the lyricism isn't nearly as laughable, and there are a bunch of self-deprecating references to the original... but it's neither as catchy nor as fun as the first. Say what you will about "Friday," but I actually and legitimately love that song. Its awfulness was part of its charm, and this just doesn't have that, and almost feels hollow because of it. And I'm glad Rebecca Black can poke fun at herself, but it also smacks of that annoying "LOOK AT ME I'M ALL GROWN UP AND MATURE NOW, REALLY I AM" Miley Cyrus-esque vibe. I'm sure I'm in the minority with this particular opinion, but there you have it.
I meant to post this yesterday when it was released, but I got waylaid by an avalanche of incredibly important and pressing responsibilities... okay fine, I forgot. That doesn't make it any less glorious. I'm a huge Spider-Man fanboy, and I think it's appropriate that now two posts in a row have had some connection to him. Considering the pleasant surprise that was the first Spider-Man reboot (I thought it would be terrible and it was actually awesome), the fact that they've given him a classic Spider-Man suit, AND the fact that they cut Mary Jane out of the movie (that girl who was originally supposed to play her was an awful choice)... I'm super excited for this summer.
Last year just after Christmas, I was bummed about a breakup, so I watched Love Actually for the first time thinking it might cheer me up. It didn't. Probably because I'm a guy and, contrary to what the rest of the world would like you to believe, dudes are actually more emotionally impacted by those kinds of things than girls are, such that watching a movie and stuffing our faces full of ice cream doesn't actually solve our problems like it seems to for girls. But I digress.
I found this quiz on Buzzfeed that tells you what Love Actually character you are, and since it's both the Christmas season and I'm a sucker for these kinds of dopey quizzes, here it is. Check it out.
Somehow, I ended up with this:
I don't even remember this kid. I kinda hoped to be pre-zombie apocalypse British Rick Grimes, but you know, I guess this is what you get when you pick the two available Spider-Man options.
And it wouldn't be Christmas without the Kardashians' official Christmas Card!
Photo via Gossip Cop
Nothing spreads holiday cheer like some good old-fashioned self-referential opulence! At least they were kind enough to let all of us poor folk in on the joke.
This happened 16 years ago at 1997's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's no surprise we haven't seen much of Barney since then. This is fascinating to watch, and with all the blustery weather we've been having in the Capital Region over the last couple weeks, you can practically feel it happening.
Thanks to cannotunsee.net (which you should definitely visit if you're in need of a few chuckles), I discovered this, the funniest video I saw all weekend. Enjoy.