Viral Video

VIRAL VIDEO: Pokemon Super Bowl Commercial

The Verge recaps: “We’re all united in friendly competition” is a popular trope in Nike and Adidas ads, as parallels are drawn between athletes of all levels. But this isn’t sports in the traditional sense. This is Pokémon, and Nintendo is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a surprisingly classy 60-second spot early in the Super Bowl (which is estimated to …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Millions Watch Hawaii Tourism Officials Surprise Gay Military Couple With Wedding

Go Hawaii! Also: Kleenex alert! Civil Beat reports: Despite its longtime leadership on issues such as anti-discrimination laws, civil unions and marriage equality, Hawaii has been shy about using that street cred to leverage more same-sex destination wedding tourism. Until now. The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau — the private, nonprofit marketing organization for the tourism industry — released an …

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Happy Creepy Robot Reindeer Holidays [VIDEO]

Via Gizmodo: If you thought waking up on Christmas morning to above-average temperatures and no snow on the ground was scary, Boston Dynamics gives us a far more terrifying glimpse into a dystopian future where Santa’s reindeer have been replaced with (highly kickable) trotting robotic dogs. In this (what’s the opposite of heartwarming?) holiday video we see three of Boston …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Sean Hayes Lip Syncs Babs’ Jingle Bells

Over 1.5M views on Facebook already. Via Gossip Cop: Sean Hayes is celebrating the holidays with a brand new lip sync video. See the actor’s rendition of “Jingle Bells” below! The video takes place on Christmas morning with Hayes pouring an enormous amount of sugar into his cup of coffee. He then discovers a plethora of desserts on his kitchen …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Darth Vader Yule Log

Via Gizmodo: Who wants the hassle and maintenance of a real fireplace when Netflix serves up a convincing yule log you can just stream to your living room TV? Or better yet, why not just give in to all the Star Wars mania and curl up next to Anakin Skywalker’s burning corpse on a cold winter’s night. If this five …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Hot Furry Shirtless Jogger

Via Chicago’s WGN: With unseasonably warm temperatures hitting Chicago this December, many Chicagoans spent their Sunday outdoors in 60 degree temperatures. One visitor to the city, Ethan Renoe, decided to take a shirtless jog along the lakefront, and caught up with our cameras. Video of his live interview has been viewed more than half a million times. Needless to say, …

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Gone viral and heading for half a million views is this holiday ad for a British hardware chain “where gays and straights can buy drills and so much more.” The deadpan delivery is flummoxing some viewers and others see this commercial as gently mocking gay-inclusive ads from major retailers. Watch below.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Amazon’s Dumbest Kitchen Gadgets

Closing in on two million views in under 48 hours. Clip recap: “Celebrity chef and Thyme Lord Alton Brown is no fan of ‘unitaskers’ — kitchen gadgets with only one purpose. But maybe these Amazon offerings aren’t so bad.”

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YouTube Rewind: A Look Back At 2015 [VIDEO]

YouTube today looks back at 2015 with a sort-of music video which features cameos from James Corden, John Oliver, the Young Turks, Todrick Hall, Glozell, Tyler Oakley, and a slew of this year’s viral video stars. The music is a special remix done by EDM superstar Avicii. The clip opens with aerial shot of a giant rainbow flag. Watch below.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Darth Trump

The Daily Beast raves: Have you been confused by the steady stream of tyrannical nonsense spouted by GOP presidential wannabe Donald Trump? Wondering just what the hell it all means, and what will happen, God forbid, if he somehow rides a wave of hot air infused bullshit into the White House next year? The geniuses at YouTube channel Auralnauts have …

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Holy Koran Experiment

Pranksters slipped a Bible into the dust jacket for a Koran and then read God’s gory and murderous commands to people on the street. Then they pulled back the cover to reveal the true source of the passages. The clip has gotten over 1.2 million views since Friday. Watch below.

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Nick Offerman’s Yule Log [VIDEO]

Forty-five minutes of actor Nick Offerman silently drinking whiskey by a crackling fire. And that’s pretty much it. More than 1.3 million views overnight.

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Going viral today is a holiday ad from Pornhub. Yup. Clip recap:  This holiday season, give the most touching gift of all! Pornhub Premium’s new gifting service allows you to spread the love to family and friends with specially customizable gift cards. Add a personal message and send same day or on a future date of your choosing! Pornhub Premium …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Adele’s Hello In 25 Styles

300,000+ views overnight for this guy’s take on Adele’s smash in the styles of Prince, The Police, Pink Floyd, Etta James, Janis Joplin and many, many others.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Spain’s Lottery

Gone viral with nearly two million views is a touching ad for Spain’s national lottery. The Irish Times reports: The advert shows a lonely night-time security guard getting up every night at 10pm for his shift at a factory which makes mannequins. He decides to set up some of the figures in funny poses for when the morning shift staff …

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VIRAL VIDEO: This Is An Ad For Something

Over eight million views for this holiday ad for a British grocery store chain. Ad News recaps: Sainsbury’s has turned to a family pet created by popular children’s author Judith Kerr in its Christmas ad spot which looks to evoke the giving spirit. As her family dreams of what Santa might bring them for Christmas, a CGI Mog wakes up …

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VIRAL VIDEO: John Lewis Holiday Ad

Britain’s John Lewis department store chain has once again gone viral with its annual holiday commercial. Some are finding the metaphors in this year’s clip to be rather puzzling. Via the Guardian: How come he’s on the moon? That’s probably the first question you asked yourself upon seeing the new John Lewis advert this morning. Well, maybe not the first …

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Real-Life First-Person Shooter: Level 2 [VIDEO]

The Chatroulette kings are back. Games Radar recaps: The team behind the real-life first-person shooter that debuted back in August is back with Level 2, a sequel that ups the ante in almost every way. No longer bound to backyards and forests, this new video takes the real-life FPS to the depths of space, where aliens have infested the crew …

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100 Years Of Men’s Hairstyles [VIDEO]

Somehow I avoided all of these looks during the era in which I had hair.

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VIRAL VIDEO: New Zealand All Blacks Haka

From the Sydney Morning Herald: On an occasion such as this, with the All Blacks becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cups, one Haka was never going to be enough. After going with their ‘Kapa O Panga’ Haka before their 34-17 win over the Wallabies at Twickenham, New Zealand celebrated in style with a traditional ‘Ka Mate’ Haka …

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