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Gooshy Videos to Celebrate Official Summer

1) First up, the Minnesota Public Radio show Wits had Neil Gaiman on with host John Moe and at one point, Gaiman called up Adam Savage, co-host of the very fun science show Mythbusters, and got Savage to do his dead-on Gollum impersonation:

2) Keenan Cahill is a teenager with Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome who has become a video sensation for the comic way he lip-synchs popular songs. This has led to him doing videos with the actual music stars and others. This one, set to his pal Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night,” is fun because he’s joined by several cast members of the t.v. musical show Glee — Dianna Agron, Harry Shum, Jr., Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz — clearly in a back corridor of an arena where the Glee folk are doing their summer concert tour, and they got terribly silly. My daughter is a firm Darren Criss fan, so I include it — he’s the one in the pink sunglasses:

3) Funny or Die hits it out again with a fake promo for a fake Showtime show, Dark Ages. You have to doubleclick on this one, but it’s worth it just for the “Take Me” shot. Who here wants this to be a real show?

4) And lastly, it’s the Harry Potter time of year as the movies draw to a close, and so here are two Potter comedy videos, both concerned with the school houses of Hogwarts:

Hogwarts: What House Are You?:

And the music video “Wizard Love” by Meekakitty, featuring heyhihello:

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A Motley of Videos

The folks at Funny Or Die come up with some fun videos, but this one is a doozy with an all star cast and a poke at thirty years of film:

The governor of Maine, Paul LePage, who, like a number of far right Republican governors currently in office, has gone insane, decided that a mural depicting the history of labor in the government Dept. of Labor offices was not pro-business enough. It did not, for instance, depict bosses standing in shiny glory while politicians bowed down to them and bent over, exhausted workers fed them grapes, and so it had to go to show off far right power.  So some enterprising students in peaceful protest put the mural back up on the government building their taxes paid for, at least for a little bit. Here’s their adventure:

Britain’s Got Talent has consistently produced some amazing and weird talents. This one, Edward Reid, a music teacher from Glasgow, Scotland, shows the truth of the old Survivor song: It’s the Singer, Not the Song — something that the singers on all these competition songs need to face — a good singer can turn any song into a performance. (Unfortunately, it’s one of those embedded, double click videos, but worth the extra click.):

The Far Eastern Movement hit Like a G6 seems to be the favorite when it comes to autotune spoofs. I earlier showed the song being adapted for Harry Potter, in Like It’s Quidditch:

And now comes an even more hilarious music video parody based on D&D playing, from Connor Anderson, called Roll a D6:

Wedding videos are getting more and more elaborate, and this couple, both of whom work for NBC, decided to go all out and make a fake music video to the Black Eyed Peas’ sample song The Time (Dirty Bit) that is now going viral. It’s nice to see normal people being silly. Congratulations Emre and Joya!

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There’s More than one kind of Earthquake in California

For the past 35 years, the California government at the bidding of the California electorate has slowly and steadily been destroying their once premiere educational system, most effectively with the passing of Proposition 13 in 1978, limiting property tax to only a tiny percentage with a view that having the Malibu Dream House was way more important than if Californian kids got schooling, which relies on property tax, and now even more thoroughly with the economic crisis that has left California half-bankrupt and its citizens using their voting rights to ensure that no one can ever fix their budget. So naturally, education is facing some of the largest cuts. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green may be a pair of spoiled, rich actors, but they are still doing their part, by gum, in this call to action PSA for Funny or Die:


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