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Those Japanese Pranksters…

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Humor,

I came across these videos on YouTube while pa-rousing the latest in the "pranks" category. Almost peed my pants, they were so funny. You have to have a looksy and share with anyone having a bad day, they will surely be thankful that we live in the great ol' U.S. of A. 'cuz I kid you not, if we tried to pull off any of these stunts, we would be forced to wear a scarlet "P" across our chests pointing out the sick perversion in our minds, then have to share a cell with someone named Tank because we being U. S. Citizens, would have crossed that fine line between hilarity and a right to privacy. So thank goodness for these Japanese pranksters willing to go to any length for a good ol' hearty laugh. Have a gander above and two more after the break to get those giggles flowing.

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MADtv Recruits Through YouTube

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Internet,

MADtv logoMADtv, which I didn’t even realize was still on, has recruited their latest cast member through YouTube. Lisa Donovan, who moved to Los Angeles to become an actor, previously auctioned for MADtv, but didn’t get the gig. She started her own production company, Zappin Productions, where she created a number of short films. Her videos are available on YouTube, and were popular enough to be featured on the home page. MADtv‘s casting director found the videos on YouTube and asked Donovan to audition again. This time, she nailed it. A Cinderella story in the making—get your stuff up on YouTube and see if it doesn’t land you a dream job. MADtv airs on Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Donovan can be seen beginning on February 17th.

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The Internet Invades Politics

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, Videos,

Every day the web becomes a more powerful social network. Iraqi assassinations were posted on the Internet in their entirety. Viral videos helped to cause the demise of former senator George Allen and comedian Michael Richards. It also was the source of coming out parties for both Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama. Just as TV was the turning point in the race for President during the debates between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, we consider the possibilities that those of you interested in the politics of our U. of S. will be turning more to the likes of YouTube than the boob tube for next year’s big race. After viewing last night’s “The Agenda” on tvo.org with Steve Paikin, we see that we aren’t the only ones.


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Steve Jobs Introduces iPhone on Mad TV

We know that millions of you have checked out the recent SNL video on YouTube that featured Justin Timberlake and Adam Sandberg and their hilarious “Dick in a Box”, but we were busy last weekend chuckling at this parody of Mad TV cast member Michael McDonald’s interpretation of “Steve Jobs Introducing the iPhone”. Not as naughty, it is quite amusing nonetheless. We just had to share.


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Ghostbusters Game In The Works? Maybe…

Posted by Michael Cardiff Categories: Mods/Hacks, Rumors, Trailers, Xbox 360,

Whether it be a mod of Gears of War, a dedicated fan, or a pitch for a game that never came to be, these videos on YouTube have us wanting more… and remind me that I should go back and watch the original Ghostbusters again. Chances are we’ll never see this game on a console, but we can dream, can’t we?

The videos on YouTube feature some Gears-style 3rd-person gameplay, some very nicely lit driving movies and what look like tests of the Bill Murray character model. Be sure to click the jump for the rest of the videos!

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A Look Back At 2006’s Most Popular Gear Live Stories

A few people have asked for it, so we figured we would deliver. We put out a lot of posts in 2006 here at Gear Live, and we want to shine a light on those that rose to the top of the pack. These are the most read stories on Gear Live in 2006, figuring in our entire back catalogue of posts:

Now don’t think we would stop there. We have also created another Top 10 list, this one consisting only of articles that we published within the 2006 calendar year. For the full list, hit the jump.

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YouTube to Preview Scrubs Musical Number

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Comedy, Music, NBC, Scrubs, Internet,

Scrubs As a fan of all things Scrubs, I can barely contain my excitement over the upcoming YouTube preview from the series’ musical episode. On December 29th, a sneak peek of the song “Everything Comes Down to Poo” will be available to view on YouTube. The song is performed by Zach Braff, Donald Faison and Stephanie D’Abruzzo (who guest stars in the musical episode). If you haven’t already, check out the video “Guy Love” on YouTube. This tender sweet song expresses the totally straight, yet sometimes misunderstood, relationship between Braff’s JD and Faison’s Turk.

The upcoming musical episode of Scrubs will air on January 18th.

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Faith Hill’s CMA “Joke” Sparks Controversy

Faith HillDuring last night’s Country Music Association Awards (CMAs), Faith Hill reacted to Carrie Underwood’s win for female vocalist of the year by what appeared to be her screaming “WHAT?” Well, it’s all over the Internet today and in the media—was Hill being a poor sport, a la Kanye West? Hill says no—that she was merely joking with her reaction. Says Hill of the incident, “The idea that I would act disrespectful towards a fellow musician is unimaginable to me. For this to become a focus of attention given the talent gathered is utterly ridiculous. Carrie is a talented and deserving Female Vocalist of The Year.” The camera shot of Hill when the winner was announced did not pick up the audio, but it seemed clear that she was saying the word “WHAT?” The video (of course, available on YouTube.com) also appears to show Hill storm off camera. I don’t know much about country music or the artists, but what I’ve seen of Faith Hill, it does seem out of character for her to be a poor sport. Apparently, Underwood had no hard feelings about it either—her publicist said the two singers spoke afterward and all was fine.

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Video of Nintendo Wii Interface

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Toys, Video Games,

Matt over at IGN took some time out to give us a little video love from his Wii development unit. He walks us through the menu interface, showing off the settings that can be toggled, messaging system, and a couple of interesting things about the Wiimote. Launch is under three weeks away, but if you can’t wait, check out the video.

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Unauthorized Microsoft Training Videos Feature Brit “Office”

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Comedy, BBC, The Office, Internet,

Ricky GervaisAs many videos that are never meant for public consumption find their way on the Internet, so too have a couple of Microsoft in-house training videos from The Office creator Ricky Gervais leaked online. Both Google Video and YouTube included the videos in their lineup, but the films were meant only for Microsoft employee’s eyes. Microsoft commissioned the videos in 2004, to provide “a light-hearted way of getting our staff to think about the values they attach to working at Microsoft,” according to a company spokeswoman. Both videos run about 20 minutes and feature Gervais and co-writer Stephen Merchant, with Gervais playing his annoying Office character David Brent and Merchant acting as a Microsoft employee.

YouTube has since pulled the videos, however Google Video still has them up. I checked them out and they are really great—especially if you miss the original Office humor and the way Gervais plays his character to the most annoying level, with gobs of arrogance and self-confidence. I’ve always found his character to be almost painful to watch because of the level of embarrassment you feel for him—all the while he’s clueless that he’s being inappropriate. It’s complete genius.

According to the company’s spokeswoman, “These videos were produced for internal use and were never intended to be viewed by the public. We are actively working to investigate how and why they have appeared now.”

If you don’t have time to watch the full videos, just check out the last few minutes of each. Following the end credits, some of the outtakes have been included—there is nothing more infectious than Ricky Gervais laughing. Enjoy.

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