|Ben Kingsley reads Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'Ozymandias'|
So, I've been away for awhile. Did I start a POETV week without even realizing?
|Hedy Lamarr - the first nude scene in an actual movie|
And until this moment that was all I knew about Hedy Lamarr. Which is unfortunate, apparently.
|Clara Bow Dresses for Dinner|
"Would you approve of me being Mrs. Cyrus T. Waltham?"
|TOTALLY FREE SPIRITED HIPSTER GIRL|
"Also, I'm not ADD, so, um...yeah..."
|HEY EVERYBODY! LETS DO THE FUTURE DANCE!|
Keep in mind they had to rehearse all those slick moves, possibly for days.
|Opening Scene - Rear Window|
Grace Kelly wins this category easily.
Movie's not bad either.
|Just Say Julie Bruin|
Also holy shit.
|Gone with the Wind - 'Frankly my dear I don't give a damn.'|
If you walked out on that screeching disaster you'd have triumphant music playing too.
|Charlie Chaplin is a God Among Men|
Aww frick yeah!
|Zero Punctuation - Halo Wars|
Terrible marketing all around, on The Escapist's part for assuming that the reason people don't watch all their crappy videos is because they just don't know about them, and on Bungie's part because the entire time I assumed their game was an MMORPG.
Still 5 for the Battle Royale collars and my ability to replace people's voices with other, better people's voices in my head.
|Babbage's Difference Engine|
Actually, I'm pretty sure the book mentioned above was the origin of the "steampunk" sub-sub-genre, and the brass douchenozzles are the later imitators ...
Not that that demeans the general spirit of your comment, though.
|Hands-Free Puppet: MAGIC Chimpanzee|
Professional Film Editor
Jan. 1990 - Hair-Aware Fashion Accessory/Anderson Cutlery commercial (:30)
Jun. 1992 - Authentic Turquoise Jewelry commercial (:30)
Aug. 2008 - Hands-Free Chimpanzee Puppet commercial (1:30)
At least he was on the good side of THE HANDS-FREE PUPPET REVOLUTION!
|Escape From City 17 - Part One|
Yeah, that was my only quibble, aside from the acting. Also the headcrabs are kind of goofy. But the rest of the awesomeness made up for it.
Partway through I got distracted by the observation that Edward Norton would have been way better in the Matrix than Keanu Reeves, and that was the end of the video as far as I was concerned.
|American Idol asshole ruins Classic|
5 for both Johnny Cash by way of Nine-Inch-Nails, and YouTube commentors not knowing enough to call it out as such. Still not as bad as Sanjaya and the Kinks, though.
|Barnyard Commandos Intro|
It's probably appropriate that I didn't even know they HAD a cartoon until I found this video, being familiar only with the toy commercials that came on during something else.
(Also damn my overactive mouse and 5ing my own video)
|LEGO Commercial - Pirate Rap (1990).|
Either there was some sort of pirate movie in the early nineties for LEGO to tie-in its toys to, or this was the Dark Times before cross-marketing had been discovered. Today this would be the Pirates of the Caribbean set with special Jack Sparrow's Outhouse piece that doesn't fit with anything else.
|Broken Pixels Season 2 Episode 3 : Metal Wolf Chaos|
"My job as a gentleman ends at five!"
|Zero Punctuation: Spiderman: Web of Shadows|
I initially read that as Janet Reno, and wondered what you knew that the rest of us didn't.
|Half Life: Hero Beggining|
At first I thought it was just a stale rehashing of brilliance, but then discovered it was in fact the SEQUEL to brilliance.