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Czar, very cool. I’ll add that to my calendar along with No Pants Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This is one of the best alternative-interpretation covers I’ve ever heard.

I wet myself a lil when he hits that climax right at 3:44, every time. And I didn’t even like the original (was just so-so but way overplayed.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8nkkOA_AM

That older-looking gentleman in the suit: was that John Cameron Sawyze? He used to moderate public affairs programs on CBS, didn’t he?
What do I win?

A coworker pointed me at this this scene from a Japanese comedy show. A famous comedian lost a bet, so as punishment, he has to spend an entire day having pies thrown at him by his friends.

Malicious bastards, but damn if I didn’t laugh.

This is a clip of an airliner sustaining a bird strike and subsequent engine failure on takeoff. What’s great about it is that the ATC transmissions are synched, so you can hear what they say as they handle the emergency.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KhZwsYtNDE

I’m very sure they’ve been posted somewhere already, but I still love

Everyday Normal Guy

and now there’s a sequel !

I’ve got two goodies, different in tone.

An elephant paints a self portrait - Yup, it’s exactly what it says. I’m sure the elephant paints the exact same picture every time, but the fact that he/she can replicate the picture is quite impressive.

Little girl says “Whateverrrr!” - Straightforwardly cute and silly.

The show is Gaki no Tsukai (as you can probably guess from the title, I think it might actually be longer but eh), and there’s lots of funny stuff from them on youtube.

Anyway, have a look at Gamarjobat - saw them at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years ago, they’re a couple of fantastically funny mimes.

I’ve been watching a lot of Mighty Boosh clips lately and laughing till I choke. This is the scene that started it all, and this is the first part of an electric episode.

Duke Rightious’ “C Minor Etude” a wonderful song.

I don’t know if these have been posted in a youtube thread already, but I recently went through a bunch of movies “in 5 seconds” made by some guy, and some are pretty funny.

My favorites are the renditions of All the Rocky Movies, All the Batman Movies and Sin City. Warning: the Sin City one has spoilers for anybody that hasn’t seen it.

This is so wonderful on so many different levels. Cello and beatboxing flute…

Clarke and Dawe

The Red Army Choir (formerly of the U.S.S.R. but they still perform even though the union collapsed) and some Finnish band called the Leningrad Cowboys performing together:

Sweet Home Alabama

Just how odd is that, conceptually?!

I have heard snippets of this for years (“I wish I had a widdle gun - a widdle gun!”) but never knew what it was from. What a delight! Thanks for posting that!

I just found this. SFW, maybe.

SSG Schwartz

Cat tripping/falling.

Arab mens’ reaction to a snake.

Cute kid crying while dancing

Indian Superman and what appears to be Spiderwoman. Song gets stuck in your head.

Today’s discovery:

Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, and Betty White portrayed their characters from “The Family” sketches on the Carol Burnett show (Eunice, Mama, Ed, and sister Ellen) in a 90 minute special called EUNICE in 1982. It’s a 4 act teleplay that begins in 1955 and goes to 1978, and while there’s a lot of humor in it there’s also a lot of melodrama and “adult themes” and right-out pathos as it shows a generation in the lives of a dysfunctional family. For those who know these characters only from Mama’s Family, these earlier takes are VERY different and a lot deeper and a lot darker (especially the final chapter which begins with [big spoiler]

Mama’s funeral- Vicki Lawrence is not in the segment at all

Anyway, it’s never been released on video and to my knowledge it’s never been rerun on TV, but some great person whose debt I’m in had a videotape of it that they’ve uploaded to Youtube. It’s in 9 parts starting here and well worth watching if you’re a Burnett fan at all and have the 90 minutes or so.

Ken Berry is also in the show, but he plays Eunice’s very successful screenwriter brother Philip (played on the variety show by Roddy McDowell) rather than the stock character buffoon from Mama’s Family. You’ll realize he’s actually a pretty good actor.

Andrei Krylov - In the Valley

Sage Rat reminded me of a song I spent months looking for after I saw it in the beginning of The Magdalene Sisters.

I stumbled across these knobs, I had to laugh especially with the “slow-mo audio” at the end: “Nooooooooooo”

Lightning in a Bottle

MtM