YouTube has everything: Lily Tomlin as Ernestine


A recent audio clip of former journalist Ryan Block fighting with Comcast to cancel service has been making the rounds, reminding us of some of the challenges that happen when a company treats customer retention as more important than the customer itself. Continue reading

YouTube has everything: Cookie Monster parodies Carly Rae Jepson


While reading up on the return of “Weird Al” Yankovic, one interviewer noted the proliferation of parody thanks to YouTube, noting one parody that I loved and still deserves some attention amongst the others: Cookie Monster’s take on Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe.” Continue reading

Weird Al takes on ‘Word Crimes’


“Weird Al” Yankovic is marching his way to what he says might he his last proper album, “Mandatory Fun,” and is releasing a video each day for eight days. However, he may have hit the pinnacle of his career with his Robin Thicke parody, “Word Crimes.” Continue reading

YouTube (and Reddit) has everything: Star Trek stabilized


For years, people have been taking battle scenes from the various Star Trek series, stabilize them and rotate them, and have created a series of YouTube clips and animated gifs through a meme called “Star Trek Stabilized,” which has its own Reddit category. Continue reading

Sir Mix-a-Lot raps his infamous hit, backed by an orchestra


Ah, Sir Mix-a-Lot. You wrote a song that has given adolescents to grind for 20 years. You’ve been banned by MTV. You coined the phrase “little in the middle but you’ve got much back.” And now, with your collaboration with the Seattle Symphony, your cult status continues to burn brightly. Continue reading

YouTube has everything: The Swedish Chef still satisfies


The Swedish Chef is one of many memorable Muppet characters that has seen his profile grow again with the relaunch of the Muppets in the past few years. However, a performance a few years ago at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal really underscores why the Chef is so entertaining. Continue reading