Free hugs are so yesterday: how about some free slaps?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 29 May 2015

To drum up attention for the launch of their YouTube channel Guts and Death, which is all about ‘stupid videos, stupid videos, stupid videos, and stupid videos … with our music’, its founding Tokyo-based comedic trio stood in front of Shibuya Station and bravely asked for free slaps.

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Relationship goals: cool girl lets guy do WWE finishers on her

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 9 March 2015

Previously we featured YouTuber Joe Weller doing WWE finishing moves on seemingly random strangers on the streets of London. Now he’s at it again, this time laying the smackdown on girls at the pool.

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Cookie Monster covers Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade into you’ and makes us all feel a little uncomfortable

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Saturday 24 January 2015

With his shaggy blue coat and his undying love of cookies, it’s hard not to love Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. But when he decides to make his own music video for a popular mid-90s song, things get a little weird. Take a look at the video and watch as our beloved cookie-obsessed critter gets stuck into Mazzy Star’s song, Fade Into You.

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Cuteness overload: Watch these two hamsters ham it up at their little toy house … just for you

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Tuesday 20 January 2015

There are two famous hamsters in Singapore who are thrilling their audiences to no end, even as I type. And it is not difficult to see why. Named Enoki and Bunapi by their owner Jaieden Ace Shen, they have no qualms about sharing their private lives on YouTube, whether they are watching telly, bidding each […]

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This YouTuber has a brilliant idea for holiday cheer: a portable mistletoe!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 18 December 2014

YouTuber Blake Grisby certainly knows how to spread holiday cheer. With his clever mistletoe contraption strapped to his backpack, the greenery designed to receive a happy holiday kiss follows Blake overhead. In the middle of a Christmas market in Chicago, Blake walks around in hopes of landing some kisses and spreading some holiday cheer.

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Two YouTube users had a fierce argument about a One Direction video: now two actors have brilliantly re-enacted the spat

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Thursday 28 November 2013

As everyone now knows, the YouTube comments section is evidence of humanity’s slow decay. Every single banal remark turns into a fierce war between the grammatically-incompetent, sharp-tongued trolls of the internet. So it is with great pleasure that two fine actors bring a spat over a boy band to the big screen. The result is […]

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Evian Baby Inside You: the most viral video since Gangnam Style?

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By Karla Courtney in Video on Tuesday 6 August 2013

The Evian Baby Inside You video has joined Gangnam Style and Antoine Dobson in the YouTube all of fame. Now that you’ve seen the film get the shirt. A walking advert, yes. A very cute and funny walking advert, definitely.

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Australian band Pigeon’s epic Daft Punk live medley

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 23 May 2013

It seems Australia has had a bad case of Daft Punk fever this last week, with the iconic band’s latest release, Random Access Memories, being launched in the country town of Wee Waa. Brisbane band Pigeon have been diagnosed with a particularly bad case, posting up a medley of a number of Daft Punks hits […]

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Batman invading classic movie scenes

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 18 April 2013

What if Batman left his movie and invaded all the other classic movies? Imagine him as the little boy from Home Alone, or Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz. I love Batman parodies, and this is quality stuff!

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Gangnam Style: as covered by hundreds

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Wednesday 2 January 2013

Hoards of tribute and parody videos spawn from every clip that goes viral on the internet. The more popular the video, the greater the number of follow up videos. So what happens when the most viewed clip on YouTube has so many tributes and parodies that you don’t have the time to watch them all? […]

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Cats after anesthesia

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Friday 28 December 2012

The Internet is full of amazingly funny images and videos of cats, but I have to say that this one is my absolute favourite. After a trip to the vets, these furry felines mission to get to their food bowls makes for a very hard time indeed. Trust me, you’ll be hitting the replay button […]

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Sad YouTube comments that belie sad stories

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Commenting on YouTube videos has a rep for being a somewhat cutthroat sport, with users competing to see who can come up with the most ridiculous comment that draws the most thumbs up. But then Canadian YouTuber Mark Slutsky came to the realisation that ‘among the usual hate speech and Obama conspiracy theories, you can find these amazing nuggets of humanity—heartbreaking moments from people’s lives recalled by an old favourite song, stories of love and loss, perfectly crystallized moments of nostalgia and saudade”. This is why he’s started this blog to collect these sad comments before they drown with the rest of the drivel. Some are touching, while some are, er, pretty touchy.

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Next Time on Lonny: a YouTube video series

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By Josef Buchanan in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Next Time on Lonny is a reality web series, a collection of epically brilliant episodes starring who else but Lonny. From being a schizophrenic homicidal maniac, to an alien invasion leading to Lonny being enslaved by aliens, follow Lonny through each adventure. Apparently there will be more episodes coming soon as it has been picked up by Ben Stiller’s production company.

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Interactive Mad Men game

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By Samantha Dalrymple in Video on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Created for all you die-hard Mad Men fans, this interactive game on Youtube is super entertaining, from the graphics to the gameplay itself. With three different endings, it’s a sure way to kill some time.

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Everything Ages Fast

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By Andy in New Trends on Saturday 7 August 2010

The Everything Ages Fast campaign for Brazil’s Maximidia Seminars features fake vintage ads for Youtube, Skype and Facebook. It got me thinking about changes in society over the past fifty years or so. Before the world went digital, people read or watched a glittering product promise, or they heard about some new wonder-product from their neighbours. They saw ads, courtesy of clever Mad Man-type folk, and they bought the promise. Then they told people about the promise.

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