Viral Video

Weezer’s Pork and Beans YouTube video

Weezer have done a video for their single Pork and Beans which features a number of people who became famous on YouTube.

Look out for:

> Official site for Weezer
> A timeline of Internet Memes at Dipity

News Viral Video

Chris Matthews vs Kevin James on MSNBC

Just days after Bill O’Reilly’s timeless meltdown was leaked all over the web, here comes another contender for the YouTube Hall of Fame.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is having a debate with a conservative radio host named Kevin James.

The subject was President Bush’s recent comments in the Knesset, that compared Barack Obama to Nazi appeasers like Neville Chamberlain.

A couple of moments to look out for:

  1. Why are you screaming? (1.14)
  2. What did Neville Chamberlain do wrong in 1939? (2.18)

> The Huffington Post on Bush’s comments about Obama
> More on Neville Chamberlain at Wikipedia
> Official site for Hardball with Chris Matthews

Amusing Viral Video

Gay Top Gun

Quentin Tarantino explains the gay subtext of Top Gun:

Tarantino’s speech is from the 1994 film Sleep With Me.

> More on Top Gun at Wikipedia
> Popmatters with a review of the Top Gun sepcial edition DVD

Amusing Viral Video

Bill O’Reilly is Angry

When Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly was on Inside Edition at CBS in the early 90s, he could still get angry:

UPDATE 14/05/08: A YouTube user has done a fine dance remix of the video with music from RevoLucian:

UPDATE 16/05/08: Stephen Colbert has his take on the video:

Bill’s arch nemesis, Keith Olberman of MSNBC has his take:

And Bill himself comments on the video in a piece on Fox News:

> More anger from The O’Reilly Factor
> Find out more about Bill O’Reilly and Inside Edition at Wikipedia

Amusing Viral Video

The Dogway Melody

This is one of the strangest viral videos I’ve ever come across.

Called The Dogway Melody it was a short made in 1930 that recreates scenes from early musicals, such as The Broadway Melody. As you can see the cast are trained dogs with humans providing the voiceovers.

It was directed by Zion Myers and Jules White and is part of the MGM produced series of Dogville shorts.

[Link via Cracked]

> IMDb entry for The Dogway Melody
> More discussion on the MGM Dogville shorts at ToonZone