This week brought it with the internet videos. And I don’t mean just Super Bowl ads. In fact, I didn’t round up a single one because you’re going to be inundated on Sunday and I don’t want to be another asshole who’s all “look at the ads before they run” – what fun is that? I hate that. It’s dumb. So this week is about the videos that aren’t football related. Mostly. The Kid President plays with a football, but that’s the extent of it. So let’s go.
5. Thespians will love this redux of Anne Hathaway’s performance in Les Miserables. Except instead of harping over dreams that didn’t die, she’s making a bid for an Oscar. Genius. Brilliant. Hooker’s gotta win. At 383,409, it’s not huge yet but is definitely poised given the Oscars are not long off.
4. Here’s a little logic for you on the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Yes, there is a conclusive answer and yes, it is confusing. But hey, you’ll actually get to use your brain for a few minutes. So there’s that. Coming in at a healthy 1,387,022, this is not one of creator AsapScience’s best videos, but it’s got time to get there.
3. Disney kicked the pants off the internet this week when they released this 7-minute digital short called “Paperman”. Originally released alongside full-length feature, Wreck-It Ralph, this is a love story almost anyone can appreciate. Sure it plays on the old daft-guy-chases-chaste-girl stereotype, but it’s so compelling we’re sure it’ll have you wishing you’d taken that newspaper from the homeless guy on the L instead of pretending he didn’t exist. At 5,393,951, Paperman is tearing up the charts.
2.If you’re not one of the 6,334,161 souls who have seen Kid President by now, you’re a fail. This uplifting homage to doing something will tap right into your advertising-stunted heart and pump it to life with little kid hands. I hope this kid’s dream never dies. Seriously.
1.From last week’s SNL, The Lonely Island’s “YOLO” delves into the true meaning of this web-famous phrase. No, it’s not a chant for doing crazy shit, it’s a hoarding, bunker builder’s rally cry to be safe and trust no one. Like your coworkers, who are probably telling your boss how many hours you spend watching web videos, right now. By the way at 18,271,491, this one may be the winner of the week.