Sorry for the delay in getting this weeks Fave Five YouTube videos out. For this weeks picks (which Joy DID have a hand in selecting), we have several holiday themed choices and she let me slip in another “All About That Bass” parody!
Nobody likes a dry turkey. “All About That Baste!” (Mo’ Butter!)
Super Heroes vs. Game Heroes (contains simulated violence)
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” (performed by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé)
Chilling acapella cover of “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix.
And finally, this is a sign of the times we’re living in. It’s cute, but nothing’s better than hearing someone’s voice or seeing them on Face Time. Here’s Straight No Chaser featuring Kristen Bell with “Text Me Merry Christmas”
UPDATE: I made these picks without Joy’s input and after watching them, she has asked me to label them as “Not-Joy-Endorsed.” In hindsight, it was a long, busy week and I may have been under duress when I made my selections. Hope no one was offended.
Thanks to all who voted in last weeks Fave Five Friday poll. The winner was “Shake It Off” by Walk off the Earth! Joy and I found some more great music videos on YouTube this week. If you haven’t already been infected by that earworm called “About About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, I’d like to know what rock you’ve been living under. Is there room for one more?! Enjoy these covers and parodies of her hit song.
Here’s All About that Bass sung in Family Guy and King of the Hill voices.
And here’s two space themed parodies. “All About That Space”:
And “All About That Base”:
And we felt like sharing another cool science video this week so here’s a new one from the Slo-Mo masters. Most fluids have constant viscosity (how thick they are and how they flow), which is only affected by changes in temperature or pressure. Non-Newtonian fluids change their viscosity or flow behavior under stress. If you apply a force to such fluids (say you hit, shake or jump on them), the sudden application of stress can cause them to get thicker and act like a solid, or in some cases it results in the opposite behaviour and they may get runnier than they were before. Wanna see this behavior in super-slow motion??
Because it’s No-Shave November I’ve been trying to grow a beard this month. I was about to give up and just shave it when a friend sent me this video, now I must “Obey the Beard!”
It’s time for week 2 of Fave Five Friday! Joy and I found a couple of gems this week. I thought we’d also try something else out this week, a voting poll. After you’ve watched all the videos, you can vote for your favorite video.
First up, we’re going to “drop” some science on ya! Galileo postulated that objects falling in a vacuum are only subject to one force, gravity. He stated that the rate of fall caused by gravity is the same for all objects. So in a vacuum, a bowling ball and a feather would hit the ground at the same time when dropped. Everyone accepts this is as fact even though it’s almost hard to believe, but seeing is believing…
And then there’s other things that make no sense, like Daylight Saving Time. Was it supposed to save electricity during the war? Was it to keep kids safe when they walked to school in the Fall? Was it all for the farmers?!? Perhaps this movie will uncover the dark truth…
Here’s a great cover of Taylor Swift’s infectious “Shake it Off” performed by indy band Walk of the Earth. Great video shot all in one take. Why is that so cool? Watch the whole thing and you’ll find out.
This one is just so weird it’s cool. Using a unique animation technique involving traditional animation cels and his iphone 5s, Hombre_mcsteez turns everyday life into an odd creature infested cartoon universe.
And finally, this is our favorite video from this past week. It’s a Christmas ad from John Lewis. I’m still not sure what John Lewis is. I thought it was an ad agency at first, but I think it’s store in England. Here’s Monty the Penguin.
Joy and I are cord cutters. If you’ve never heard the term, that means we no longer subscribe to cable TV. It was getting too expensive and we didn’t feel like paying big bucks for the garbage that’s on TV now. To entertain ourselves, we still watch a few shows which we buy from Amazon Instant Video or Apple TV but we also love to watch YouTube videos. I find links throughout the day and click on the “Watch Later” button at the bottom of the video (looks like a clock) and we watch ’em at home on the Apple TV or on our Chromecast (THE best way to lean back and enjoy YouTube at home).
There’s so many talented people and great content on YouTube if you know where to look. I thought I might start a thing here on my blog called “Fave Five Friday” where I post my favorite five YouTube videos from the week. So, in no particular order, here are my five favorite videos from this week. Enjoy!
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