YouTube Clip of the Day: Provocative ‘Shake Weight’ Infomercial

You know, I try to stay away from the toilet humor. I really do. Fart jokes, sexual innuendo, and bad language are usually out of bounds on this blog because, personally, it’s usually not very funny.

Then I see something like this, and I immediately regress in maturity to the point of a 14-year-old boy. I saw this infomercial while celebrating my high school baseball’s team’s victory at a San Diego Chili’s. I laughed so hard that I nearly spit my beer (I mean…Sprite) all over the bar.

Apparently the Shake Weight is a real thing, and it claims to use something called “Dynamic Inertia” to give your arms a better workout.

Something tells me there are college kids all over the nation just got a last-resort pick-up line: “Come on, baby. It’s Dynamic Inertia!”

I can’t believe the FCC let this go through.

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YouTube Clip of the Day: Randy Johnson Hits Bird with Fastball

Since I’m down coaching my high school baseball team in San Diego, I thought it appropriate to post some sort of baseball clip.

The first that came to mind was the classic footage of Randy Johnson destroying a poor pigeon with his 95+ fastball. I know what’s going to happen and it still shocks me every time.

YouTube Clip of the Day: Leprechaun in Alabama

These first few weeks are going to be filled with classic viral videos. Next up is “Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama,” which is the intriguing story of an ordinary southern town being overtaken with hysteria over a mischievous, mythical creature. NOTE: This video is in no way related to the biggest Oscar-snub of 2000: Leprechaun in the Hood. Be sure to note the “amateur sketch” around the 40 second mark.

YouTube Clip of the Day: Boom Goes the Dynamite

With the Sweet Sixteen starting tonight, we are sure to see some fantastic finishes. Along with those great finishes come legendary calls that will echo in our minds for sports eternity. Costas, Packer, Scully. These are the greats we associate with the great moments in sports history.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum is Brian Collins, also known as “The Dynamite Kid” (not to be confused with the second half of the 80s wrestling tandem, The British Bulldogs…easy mistake I know). I would hate to see him trying to order chinese food over the phone.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the clip, so pay attention to the following for some extra entertainment:

  • 0:20 – Collins realizes the train has come off the tracks and lets us know we’re in for a treat with the simplest of phrases: “Oh no.”
  • 0:44 – 1:00 – Collins going with the “less is more” approach, uttering nothing but a few stutters and moans for 16 seconds.
  • 2:16 – After finally seeing a player that he recognizes, Collins gives us the generic, “Reggie Miller lookin’ good”.
  • 2:25 – The now-legendary catchphrase spoken for the first time: “Passes it to the man, shoots it…and boom goes the dynamite.”
  • 3:05 – Collins pronounces “Wayne Simien” as “Wayne Summers”. Of all the things that go wrong for some reason I find this one the funniest.

YouTube Clip of the Day: Chicks Dig the Long Ball

Today’s clip is an all-time favorite. Although it has some slightly different implications after Mark McGwire‘s revalation. At least nobody’s accusing Greg Maddux or Tom Glavine of taking ‘roids….at least not yet.

YouTube Clip of the Day: Ninja Rap by Vanilla Ice

The YouTube phenomenon is truly underrated. Remember a time when you were trying to recall a certain clip in a movie or tv show. You had to hope that you somehow figured out how to set your impossibly confusing VCR timer and that you were able to capture the moment. Then you had to use the FF/REW function to actually find the place without chewing up the tape.

Of course we never actually got what we wanted on tape, so before YouTube we had to rely on shotty story-telling to recount the event. Could you imagine trying to relay some of the classic YouTube sensations through the spoken word?

So, there’s this, um, chipmunk…or gopher…I don’t know, some kind of small animal. And he’s like, looking away from the camera. Then he…um…he looks at the camera. It’s a very dramatic look.

Somehow that doesn’t capture this moment. And that is the beauty of YouTube. We never have to rely on the ill-equipped English language to recount “you had to be there” experiences. Now we are actually there.

With that in mind I would like to begin the tradition of “YouTube Clip of the Day“.

The first is an homage to my brother Evan, who posted this clip on his blog yesterday. Not only does it take me back to my childhood (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the first movie I ever owned…bought for me by my brother of course), but it has an interview with the Ice Man around the 1:08 mark that embodies everything that is tremendous about the early 90s.

If nothing else, it has introduced “Make it Ice” into my vocabulary. Enjoy.

Colin Talks March Madness with Rass

It’s that time of year, so I called our resident bracketologist Eric Rasmussen to dissect the 2010 NCAA Tournament. A lot of surprises so far today, so let’s see which ones Rass was able to predict.

Plus a little talk about the NBA afterwards…just for good measure.

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