Usually, I use this blog to post either intellectual think-pieces about my interests (like autism) or just pictures, but for this month, I decided I’d take a break from those things and instead show my favorite Youtube videos, mostly ones that I find funny. I want to put it out there that I have a sometimes twisted and offbeat sense of humor; some of these videos may be corny or just silly to some people, but you’ll think they’re funny if you’re anything like me. Disclaimer: I don’t own any of these videos. Credit goes to their makers. Also, just a heads up: some of these have NSFW language or references. Here we go…
10. Weird Al Yankovic-Word Crimes
I enjoy all and any of Weird Al Yankovic’s music. He has brilliance and creativity when it comes to lyrics (if not necessarily tunes) and makes entire CDs full of parodies of the latest pop hits. In the summer of 2014, he came out with a new album, which included this song, a parody of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. Here, Weird Al raps about something to which every writer and grammar nut can relate: the frustration of reading something written by a person who seems to have never learned the English language. Call me anal or stuck up, but a part of my soul dies every time someone uses “your” instead of “you’re” or says that they are “literally dying.” On that same note…
9. Grammar Lessons With Food from PleatedJeans
It’s worth subscribing to PleatedJeans. Internet comedy guru Jeff Wyaski is the man responsible for these hilarious videos, such as his grammar lessons with food. It seems that at least half of the internet has no concept of grammar, so for those people, his video is especially worth a look.
8. Barking Cat
As if we didn’t already have reason to think that cats have devious plans.
7. The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger
The honey badger is a native of Africa, and it has the record as the most aggressive animal alive. They hunt venomous snakes and are known to rip open beehives to attain honey. Using actual clips from NatGeo Wild, this Youtuber narrates a video about the life of a honey badger, in a way that would make even the average 13-year-old (or rapper) want to watch nature documentaries. He eschews long, scientific terms in favor of cut-and-dry narration with a touch of profanity. If David Attenborough narrated Planet Earth like this, it would probably be much more popular.
6. Weather map goes crazy live on the air
Probably one of my favorite television bloopers of all time. Weather reporter Cory McCLoskey is bewildered to find the weather map misbehaving when he does reports for Fox 10, displaying extremely high temperatures of over 2,000 degrees in some places. He takes this opportunity to become a comedian and a weather reporter at the same time. However, this isn’t the only TV blooper that will appear on this list…
5. Naked Grandma! Family Feud
You can see the look on Steve Harvey’s face when a contestant confidently and loudly yells out the first answer that comes to his mind when asked what a burglar would not want to see when breaking into a house. The best part of this is that he actually earned points for blurting out, “Naked grandma!” Although his answer was oddly specific, it still fit the profile of “gun/occupant.”
4. Dumb Family Feud Family
Two people are competing on an older episode of Family Feud. However, they don’t seem to quite understand the questions. I’ll leave the rest of it to the viewer and just say that Richard Dawson perfectly shamed the competitors for their dumb answers; if I gave any more explanation, it probably wouldn’t be as funny.
3. A Hog With Pizzazz – “South Park” Promo
This video is a promotion for the South Park episode, “Raising the Bar.” The episode pokes fun of the now-cancelled show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” In this clip, Honey Boo Boo goes to a pig ranch in order to pick out a pig heart. I personally think that you have to have seen the episode to appreciate this clip.
2. F*ck That: An Honest Meditation
As I mentioned in another article, meditation is an effective technique for managing stress an anxiety. However, meditating to this video will make you laugh so much that you won’t have anxiety anymore, at least for a couple of minutes. Either that or you won’t be able to meditate to something this funny.
1. All Billy Mays Commercials played at once
I’m still trying to figure out why this is so funny, but I guess it’s a combination of two things: 1) At the beginning, all of them sound the same; he doesn’t even have any variation in his tone, and 2) After that, it’s complete anarchy. It almost feels like this video is trying to make me buy things, but even if you’re a soundly-minded person who rejects conspiracy theories, such as myself, you can’t help but wonder: how can we be 100% certain that all of these videos aren’t?