Archive for October, 2010

The Crap On The Internet We Like This Week (October 11th – October 15th)
Written by Mekanism at 11:38 am • • 1 Commentcontent, digital,

I think I can essentially write anything I want at the beginning of these posts, because basically, the videos below are like big shiny objects, and people who watch viral videos on the internet are basically just a group of 5 year olds who want to grab the shiny object without paying attention to anything else. Run-on sentence. Scorpion. Popsicle. My cable box is broken again and it bothers me.

See? It doesn’t matter. Odds are you just read this after you were too bored to go back to doing work, but you had already watched the videos, so you had to do something. Okay, I’m done now.

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

Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan): Mirage Boardshort Video

See, I wanted to make fun of picking ANOTHER SURF VIDEO. But honestly. This is pretty damn awesome. You win, gnar gnar brohammer.

Ryan Lee (@owlsquid): Ping Pong Club Intro

Yep. This is a real television show. So there’s that.

Gino Click (@ginobot): Bieber as Shawty Mane

Here’s the Bieb, in what I think we can officially call the precursor to what will probably be  his “Britney Head Shave” moment. *Fingers Crossed*

Elijah Bilotta (@frodoBKK): The English Language in 24 Accents

“No one is going to watch this through but it just makes me feel good to know that this kid offended more people in 10 minutes than I normally do in 15 minutes.”

(This is saying a lot. Elijah’s nickname is “the violator”, for the record. And yes, we’re referring to HR.)

Natira Suchoknand (@NatiraSu): Russian Bike Trick

Wait for it….Waaaaait for it….

Christine Ngo (@ChristineNgo): Twin Rabbit

Isn’t it great that of our two female team members, one picked a dude running into a wall and one picked adorable bunny rabbits in cups? We throw curveballs here at Mekanism.

Aaron Sanchez (@AVSinSF): Foam Printer

This kind of feels like seedless watermelon to me. I mean, any use at all? No. Is it fantastic though? Absolutely.

Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber): Jack Black as The Mis-Informant

Because anything with Jack Black and small children is hilarious. Wait, that sounds weird.

You get the point.

See you next Friday.

The Crap On The Internet We Like This Week (October 4th – October 8th)
Written by Mekanism at 11:21 am • • 3 Commentsawesomeness, content, digital,

So the big news this week around the Mekanism is that the social media team is growing at an exponential rate. We’re like the Duggars these days. I don’t care if that’s outdated, it worked.

It’s exciting. Because it means there are more people who watch crap so you don’t have to, and then you can watch this and take credit for it when you post it out to your friends. We’re like a bad decision you made that you don’t have to tell your friends about. Except we’re a good decision. Is this thing on? Awkward.

Anyway. We got a logo. We got new people. And sadly, it basically just means you get 5 more f*%king cat videos a week. Sorry. No we’re not.

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

Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan): I’m a BM’er!

Have you guys seen this video? Those guys at Mekanism made it! I can’t WAIT to watch the season premier of BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE on OCTOBER 20th ON SPIKE TV. (Brendan also feels that he is more than an 8. I personally think the blonde in the video is way more attractive than him.)

Ryan Lee (@owlsquid): Doo Dah Doo Doo!

I wanna meet that Dad! What’s your Dad like?

Gino Click (@ginobot): The Facebook Movie

These guys couldn’t get tickets to see “The Social Network”, so they made this instead. You don’t see a movie about facebook without making a few enemies.

Elijah Bilotta (@frodoBKK): Lion Attack


Natira Suchoknand (@NatiraSu): Rain Dance

NATIRA’S ON TWITTER! NATIRA’S ON TWITTER! You don’t know how good it feels that we are singlehandedly making this woman nerdier than she’s ever been. We win, world. Chalk up another victory for a bunch of social media dorks. Also, this video is awesome and you will never be able to dance this well, ever. Stop trying, you look stupid.

Christine Ngo (@ChristineNgo): Coachella 2010

This looks neat. What an uplifting little number about going out to Palm Springs and doing drugs! Christine, I expect much girlier crap next time. We didn’t hire more female members to get normal crap like this. I WANT PUPPIES.

Aaron Sanchez (@AVSinSF): The Coffee Wars

If you live in San Francisco, it’s pretty hard not to find the humor in anything when people make fun of hipsters. Which, is actually “hipster” ironic, because it’s often hipsters making fun of hipsters for being too hipster-y, since this was probably edited by a hipster while he was drinking ritual coffee.

Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber): Hello, this is Elijah.

Ever since Elijah started here, it’s been my favorite thing on the planet to listen to him answer his phone calls. There is something magical about the way he says his own name. It’s just so…there are so many syllables when he says it.

He is absolutely a fan favorite at Mekanism. And he’s absolutely, 128% of the time guaranteed to say something that will creep you out. I put a bounty on his head for the person who could capture the magic the best, and we all did our best trying to call him and videotape him answering. For the most part, we failed. This is the best I could do. And yes: this is seriously what we do with our time.

Hello, this is Mekanism.

See you next Friday.

Meet a Mekanista: Dave Benach
Written by Mekanism at 5:07 pm • • No Commentsawesomeness, content

Meet Dave Benach. He’s our Talent Manager.

So I bet you’re thinking, “what a silly costume you guys gave Dave to wear for his cuhhh–RAAAA-zy photo shoot!”

He wore this exact outfit during almost every day of the World Cup. With a cape.

Basically: he’s one of a kind. And we love him for it. Unless he is debating soccer rules with us and we’re hypothetically being a pain in the ass to him arguing about it.

(No, Dave. I hypothetically haven’t let it go.)