Thursday, September 20, 2018

#TrueFacts (September 2018)

Did you know that bacne is cause by bacon? Bacon bacne. This knowledge disgusts everyone, and stops no one. #TrueFact

Did you know that the French army employs a squadron of battle mimes? The only problem is, they're pretty useless, unless the enemy is willing to play along with the mimed gunfire. #TrueFact

Did you know that the Incredible Hulk works part time as a model, posing for Generals Mills’ line of Green Giant vegetables? #TrueFact

Did you know that dinosaurs had stone skeletons? Since stones don’t decompose, these are the only evidence left that they actually existed. #TrueFact

Did you know that baby kangaroos were once called Jeffys? Bill Keane, creator of the beloved Family Circus character, Jeffy, sued Australia, and they were forced to change it to Joey. #TrueFact

Did you know that hair bows are just bow ties that have migrated north for the winter? #TrueFact

Did you know that hair bows are also the only way to determine the gender of both mice and ducks? #TrueFact

Did you know that before lemonade, the popular yellow drink was mustardade? This is why that period of history is known as the bad old days. #TrueFact

Did you know that babies are sticky because of the sticky fairy? So are your hands. #TrueFact

Did you know that potholes are caused by a giant hippopotamus jumping on the road? It’s known as hippo-pothole-mus. #TrueFact
I'm sorry, I'm so, so sorry. I will leave now.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Last Month Online (August 2018)

We've got a great variety of videos this month!

Let's start this off with a collab I never knew I needed, Pomplamoose and Tessa Violet!

And speaking of Tessa, this dance video for Crush was amazing! I subscribed to this guy's channel immediately on principle alone. I hope he does more. 🙂

Next we got another Lucas the Spider video, and I loved it so much! I hope he does more music like this, maybe even full-length songs? 😊

I've always heard of Cher, but I've never really actually listened to her. However, this song she just put out for her upcoming ABBA cover album came across my radar and I LOVED it! It helps that I already love ABBA, but this was such a great cover. I may have to look into getting her album...

Next we have a great video from Peter Hollens, again, still haven't seen this movie, but I loved this ridiculous video. 😆

Next we have another amazing Steven Universe remix from VGR, with their cover of Ruby Rider!

Studio C has been putting out a bunch of great stuff as always, but I about died over this one, and I had to share it. 😆

And finally, I am absolutely in love with this new song from Sia! Or rather, from LSD, the collaboration project between the three artists Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo. It is so gorgeously weird and creative!!!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Out of Context 4!

Obligatory disclaimer, none of this is supposed to make sense. These are all real quotes that were used in conversations, or that I overheard out in public, that just struck me as funny. They all made sense within the context of the conversation, but I thought they were funnier without.

“I have two jars of hands.” 
“Do you want to watch Icelandic children color posters?” 
“I'm a Man Flower!” 
“It's gonna kick you with its li'l demon leg.” 
“Look at that chubby girl hand, man!” 
“A cricket burped! Noooooooo!!!"
“A toad’s gotta do what a toad’s gotta do.” 
“It would be hilarious if grandma started obeying the napkins.” 
“There’s a ghost washing its hands.” 
“I was just noticing your little pancake butt.” 
“They’re kind of like drinkable Sundaes with bizarre ingredients.” 
“I just let out a little cloud.” 
“Unfortunately our outhouse burned down.” 
“I had to make a high pitched noise of disturbance.” 
“My fingers still smell like your deodorant.” 
“Hello, my little kneecap.” 
“Am I tickling your little pants?” 
“Are we to have roast preacher for dinner?" 
“I'm excited for my dribble.” 
“I can hear the potatoes singing.”

Friday, August 17, 2018

#TrueFacts (August 2018)

Did you know that Suabelline Beard Moistener is actually the number one recommended facial cosmetic for the athletes competing in the 2019 Beardalympics? Which is weird, because I could have sworn it was a trendy new hydration beverage... #TrueFacts

Did you know that the sponge is one of the few remaining varieties of ocean cheese? The rest have gone extinct due to over-harvesting by mer-farmers. #TrueFact

Did you know that in 1893 Missouri wanted to rename America, Missourica? They were getting pretty big for their britches back then. #TrueFact

Did you know that deaf people wear sunglasses? You thought it was blind people, but nope! #TrueFact

Did you know that chapstick is invisible lipstick? The invisible man always keeps a stick on hand in case of fashion emergencies. #TrueFact

Did you know that mustard is racist ketchup? #TrueFact
What? That makes no sense? Well, duh... Were you expecting that lipstick fact to make sense too?

Did you know that dinosaurs went extinct due to poaching? You haven’t lived until you’ve had poached T-Rex on toast with Brachio-bacon. #TrueFact

Did you know that charcoal briquettes are phoenix eggs? Majestic phoenix mothers lay their eggs inside backyard grills all around the world, so that their babies can be born safely in the flames of your summer weekend cookouts. So basically all your dads are Firebird Doulas. #TrueFact

Did you know that in boxing, there are teams of two on two? It only looks like one on one because one guy's a ghost. You can tell because sometimes it looks like they’re punching the air. #TrueFact

Did you know that if you eat too many carrots you will turn orange? Likewise, you’ll turn green from eating too much pistachio pudding. T'was the Wicked With of the West's only vice. Well, that, and the terrorization of the Munchkins. And the subjugation of the Winkies. And enslavement of the Flying Monkeys. And the multiple attempted murders... Okay, I guess that her penchant for pistachio pudding was the least of her personal problems. #TrueFact

Friday, August 10, 2018

Last Month Online (July 2018)

Not as many videos this month, but what we've got is great. :)

I will never tire of Jonna Jinton's voice. She sounds like a remnant of a time long ago. And the cinematography in her videos just adds to the overall ethereal-ness of everything.

Before this one, I will issue a mild broken glass/blood warning, however, this was too funny for me not to include. I about die laughing every time I watch it so, I'll put up with it. :p

This was just too cute, and I loved the song. :)

Mild language warning here, but this one was just too real. In a completely ridiculous way. Lilly Singh perfectly captures how I feel when I see habitual misspelling, but she also nails the reasons why I don't say anything about it. I definitely don't want to be her. :p

Mike Tompkins just keeps coming up with new ways to impress me.

This last video is me. TheOdd1sOut is my purposeful optimism and Boyinaband is the ever intrusive pessimism that (occasionally) tries to get out. Also I love animation, (semi)dark humor, and electronic music, so this video was right up my alley. :p

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

#TrueFacts (July 2018)

Did you know that coleslaw is actually lettuce confetti? #TrueFact

Did you know that sauerkraut is actually soggy lettuce confetti pickles? #TrueFact

Did you know that Kimchi is actually festering fermented soggy lettuce confetti pickles? #TrueFact

Did you know that during the Yugoslavian Reunification Celebration, the national anthems are played on a fleet of nose bugles? #TrueFact

Did you know everyone spells 3rd wrong? It’s therd, not third! The reason someone replacd the E with an I iz a misteree lost too tiim. #TroofAct

Did you know that milk is collected from the milkberry bush? The milkberry fruits are small spheres similar in size and texture to popping boba. If you let the milkberries sit long enough on the plant, they become cheeseberries. #TrueFact

Did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandmother had a llama named Tina? Napoleon threw ham at Tina. He was a bit strange, that Napoleon. #TrueFact

Did you know that the pope’s hat used to be a propellor beanie? The propellor fell off about 600 years ago, he never bothered to fix it. #TrueFact

Did you know that sponges and kiwi birds are related? No one knows how, but they keep showing up to the same family reunions. #TrueFact

Did you know that clouds are giant sheep ghosts that are stuck in the atmosphere? #TrueFact

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Last Month Online (June 2018)

Lots of music this month. I suppose to make up for the abundance of comedy last month. :)

We'll open and close this post with Lindsey Stirling, who made two amazing videos this month!

Lindsey wasn't the only busy one this month, Peter Hollens put out three amazing songs as well! I'll spread these out as well. Each one was with a different guest artist, including The Hound + The Fox, who put out a separate song of their own, which I will include later on as well. :)

Devin Graham has done a video like this next one before, and it was just hilarious. But apparently I never featured it on my blog! So if you'd like to see the original before you watch this one, you can click here. However, of the two, this one is my favorite, partially because of the hilarious, epic waterfall dive, but kind of mostly because of the HILARIOUS cameo/twist ending reveal.

Jonna Jinton is back with another haunting song. I love her voice so much!

I don't think I've ever featured Ryan Higa on my blog before, he usually does comedy skits, but this video was so creative, I just had to share. I love dancing, I love stop-motion animation, and this was like the perfect creative fusion of the two.

One of the reasons Peter Hollens had so many great songs this month, is that he just released a new album, comprised entirely of folk music. One of my favorite genres is European/Celtic folk music, which is mainly what this album contains.

Tessa Violet is back! I absolutely love the aesthetic of this video, and it's nothing more than her just singing in a grocery store! I swear, she can make the most mundane things just seem brilliantly creative!

Every time I watch this video I wonder about the logistics of the shoot. Did she rent out a whole store to shoot in, or did she just film in a store while it was open? Are the random shoppers all paid extras, or are they all just random shoppers? How did she get up on the freezers? I feel like the staff has to either be part of the shoot or were prepped in advance, because I can't see any normal grocery manager being okay with any of this. :p Anyway, sometimes I dissect these videos too much. :p

I've never been a very big country musc fan, but somehow, when it's done a capella, it's just elevated to something so much better than just 'country music.' And VoicePlay are just excellent at what they do.

Scarborough Fair is such an iconic folk song, it's hard to improve on some versions I've heard, particularly Celtic Woman comes to mind, but Somehow The Hound + The Fox manages to put their own, amazing spin on it. And the music isn't the only amazing thing about this video, just look at their locations! The lavender fields and the ancient forest are just gorgeous!

One last Peter Hollens before we close. I actually bought his new album twice, once digitally for myself, and once for my parents' anniversary gift, because they love folk music too. This music is so good!

And finally, the Lindsey Stirling video I promised at the beginning. I love this one so much! I also love that she was dancing without her violin in a lot of it! I know she learned a lot more about dance when she competed on Dancing With the Stars, so I'm glad to see her getting to use her new skills.