As the year slowly draws to a close, there are some fantastic videos being released that either take a look back at the year or focus on one feature of the festive season. The first of the music compilations are out and DJ Earworm’s mash-up of the top hits of the year is outstanding. On the Christmas theme, we get a supercut of some of the most famous Crimbo scenes from the movies and everyone and their dog joins in to bring us the best version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ this side of Bing and Bowie. Also, for your viewing pleasure, Benedict Cumberbatch does his thing which he does so well. Welcome to Fun Video Friday!
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Mental Floss guest presenter iJustine takes us on a journey through 30 game changing video games. The first video game was invented back in the 40’s (yes really) but Atari’s ‘Pong’ really put the genre on the map.
One minute mash-up meister Chad Neidt reviews and very, very quickly covers the most overplayed songs of 2013 including Get Lucky, Blurred Lines, Trouble and Thrift Shop.
And in another round-up type video, DJ Earworm treats us to his mash-up of the year’s hits. Mixing the top 25 songs from Billboard Hot 100 to create one fantastic song, “Living the Fantasy” features everyone you’d expect but sounds as fresh as a daisy.
Enough pop, let’s have some good old-fashioned Christmas music. Played by dogs. In Christmas jumpers.
World’s most professional Englishman and best Sherlock ever, Benedict Cumberbatch, deadpanned the lyrics to R. Kelly’s “Genius”, a track of the forthcoming album “Black Panties”, on the Jimmy Kimmel show. (Black) panty dropping.
Ever noticed the time in watch ads? Pretty much always 10:10 but that’s the best way to show off the face and the brand. These advertisers, eh?
Your YouTube Comment Reconstruction Of The Week
Following their successful debut last week, the Brit actors are back with another YouTube Comment Reconstruction. This time it’s over the ‘Brian Eno: An Ending (Ascent)’ video. I won’t spoil it for you but it’s slightly NSFW.
Your Supercuts of The Week
With 3 or so weeks to go, 2013 isn’t quite over yet, but we’re started to see compilations all over the shop. This supercut, from The Sleepy Skunk gathers together every major movie trailer from the past year into one for what looks like the greatest film over. Well played.
It’s the Christmas movie supercut from Screen Junkies featuring clips from It’s a Wonderful Life, Bad Santa, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
And it wouldn’t be Christmas without those hideously awkward Christmas meals to look forward. Cringe yourself inside out with a look at some excruciating scenes from American Beauty, A Clockwork Orange, Citizen Kane, Wedding Crashers and Meet the Parents amongst others.