Archive for September, 2010

The Crap On The Internet We Like This Week (September 7th – September 10th)
Written by Mekanism at 11:40 am • • No CommentsUncategorized

It was a short week, but there was plenty of crap.

I mean, seriously. I have no reason to open the post with this, nor can I find anyway to metaphorically tie this into some interesting thing that happened on the internet this week. It’s just…wow.

Her face should be “not a face” after that. Mindblown. Just…mindblown. The friend telling her she has to go on afterwards is just the icing on the cake.

Here’s the crap we liked on the internet this week.

Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan): Hamster On A Piano

Yes. Brendan still likes Hamster on a Piano. I’m not sure if this is him saying, “Hey Drew, I have big boy work and can’t send you a silly video”…or if he just still kind of defers to only 1 or 2 videos that make him giggle. Either way, I enjoy the selection.

Ryan Lee (@owlsquid): Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video

Who the f*ck still uses a payphone?

Gino Click (@ginobot): Oprahfy Yourself

I promise you have never heard these words before: “I just oprah-fied myself and I need to take a shower.”

(sidenote: Gino blends in way to well with Oprah’s hair. It’s terrifying.)

Shepard Wallace (@regularshep): Casemate Spot That Mekanism Did THIS IS SHAMELESS.

“Since this is my last post, I am submitting Mekanism’s Case Mate spot.”

I will miss moving meetings around on consecutive days and you making fun of me for it, Shep. Don’t worry, my punctuality will only worsen with your absence. We’ll miss you, bud.

Elijah Bilotta (@frodoBKK): Super Awesome Homeless Man

“The first time I watched it, I thought it was real. After subsequent views and a little investigatory journalism, I’m pretty sure it’s a clever attempt to get men 18-35 to like this band. Tweets to @menomena were not immediately @replied to.”

Natira Suchoknand: Japanese Morning Commute

No, seriously. Complain about Muni again. Try doing that after this.

Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber): Teenage Dream

Keenan Cahill…you’re MY teenage dream. Or possibly older person with a medical condition dream.

Too much? Too much.

See you next Friday, everyone.

The Crap On The Internet We Like This Week (August 30th – September 3rd)
Written by Mekanism at 10:21 am • • No Commentsawesomeness, content, digital,

There is so much that went on this week that was important:

  1. Macaulay Culkin turned 30 (you’re old) (that was last week, I’m lazy, though)
  2. It was national “902010” day on Thursday when the date was 09.02.10 (no seriously, you’re old)
  3. There was a new Between Two Ferns, which is the best programming on the internet, ever, multiplied by ever plus three.
  4. The Arcade Fire and Google made a baby and it’s better looking than Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. (we’ll get to that)

With that, let’s get to some great ways to waste your life away on the internet on a Friday.

Here’s the crap we liked on the internet this week.

Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan): Atormenta

“I wish I had the patience to create something this beautiful, but I’ve got the attention span of a two year old.”

Ryan Lee (@owlsquid): Power Laces Prototype

iPads look like total bullsh*t compared to this. I would pay $600 dollars for this, and the 3g service is probably better than AT&T’s. NERD TALK.

Gino Click (@ginobot): Brenda & David Dance on 90210

“In honor of the date 90210, which won’t occur for another hundred years. Also, do any left handed guitar players want to start a creepy single guitar band?”

Shepard Wallace (@regularshep): Mommy & Daddy Song

If you are to believe these posts as the only browsing history of Shepard Wallace, one could presuppose that he only watches:

1) Videos that are auto-tuned.

2) Videos that are from the zoo.

And actually? I’m totally okay with that.

Elijah Bilotta (@frodoBKK): The Wilderness Downtown

“This the best thing that has ever happened to the internet. Because of it I learned how to use iTunes so I could actually pay money for the song in it. Thank you, Arcade Fire. i hope every other band follows in your footsteps.”

Natira Suchoknand: Humboldt Penguins Chasing a Butterfly

This makes me so happy I feel awkward. I don’t know what to say, even. I mean, I feel like an eight year old made up this video.

Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber): Dancing Merengue Dog

I can’t take care of myself that well, let alone own a dog and take care of it, let alone TEACH IT TO DANCE BETTER THAN I CAN.

It’s ridiculous. But c’mon. Try to turn it off. It’s a dog Merengue dancing.

Here’s the best part about me selecting this. When the Apple Keynote was going on, Ryan (who sits directly next to me) was curious if I was watching it, so he looked over to my monitor and saw…this instead.

It would have almost been less embarrassing if I had been looking at porn.

See you next Friday, everyone.