Friday, 23 June 2017

Videos Of The Week #5: Huw's Fizzy Balloon Trek

It's a cool end to a SCORCHER of a week, here in the UK so let's cruise through the weekend with another batch of videos to observe with your face and scream "VIDEOOOOOOS" at.

Few technical problems tonight, for which we apologise

How could I not include this bizarre talking point of the week? It is - of course - the technical fault which hit the BBC News At Ten on Tuesday (20/6/17), when a very important system crashed just seconds before the programme was due on air. For viewers watching BBC One, they got a brief glimpse of the problems before the Playout Director cut to a menu graphic... 

...As for viewers on the BBC News Channel, they got to see Huw Edwards sat silently at his desk, not knowing for certain if he was on air or not... for just under 4 minutes. Ever the professional, Huw handled it well, especially as the wrong graphics continued to appear for a little while longer. Anyway, here is the whole broadcast, taken from the News Channel feed. Everything returns to normal after Huw aplogises for the faults, so you don't have to watch the whole thing, but I'm not stopping you...

Friday, 16 June 2017

Videos Of The Week #4: Glass Simpsons Street Tunes Video

Here we are again at the end of the week, so time for another selection of videos. The third in a row, so I know it might look like Videos Of The Week is taking over on this blog but I'll try and write some other stuff too, this month. Promise.

Anyway, here are some videos for you to push into your eyeballs.

I'm an idiot covered in coffee

To start us off, here are some stupid people walking into - and often through - glass. I once witnessed someone do this in the Wetherspoons in London Victoria station, carrying a tray with two coffees on it. The glass panel in question had a massive, brightly-coloured poster on it. I laughed for the rest of the day...

... Wetherspoons person was unharmed and the staff gave them two free replacement coffees, which they carried out to the table for the customer. The poster was fucked, though.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Videos Of The Week #3: Rik's Abba Dolly

Well, it's the end of another week and a tricky one, seeing as I'm writing this before we know the actual result of the General Election here in the UK, so no idea if everything will be on fire or not by the time most of you read this. Right, shall we begin?

The 'Vertigo' effect

Let's start off with something that causes a feeling of unease. No, not Donald Trump with his eyes shut, randomly slapping his hand down near the Big Red Button, but the Dolly Zoom: a clever technique used in film and television, usually to help create a feeling of unease as something nasty is about to unfold, although as this video below demonstrates, it can also be used to great effect in other ways...

Friday, 2 June 2017

Videos Of The Week #2: Abandoned Squeeze Absolutely Fails

Where the hell did the last week go? No idea. Anyway, it's the end of the week (aaaaand it's a new month scarily enough), so here is my second selection of videos that I happen to like. Hopefully you will too, so you can enjoy shoving them into your face again and again, forever. Onwards!

What colour is it?

Crap subheading, but that's not what you're here for, anyway. Let's get things started with one of my absolute favourite YouTube channels - Fail Army. I fully recommend having a browse of their videos if you enjoy a nice bit of Schadenfreude. They post a few videos each week, with a 'Fails Of The Week' video appearing every Friday (but some time after I post this). This particular video is an ideal one if you're heading into a weekend of fun. Even if you aren't it should provide you with some much-needed therapy. I particularly love the cocky graduate getting what he deserves...