Category Archives: Comedy / Humor Media

Video: ‘DST: Daylie Saying Time’

[my video] I expose the truth about the mass delusion of DST, daylight saving time–before I’m too sleep-deprived. There may be Cajun French involved. And kitchen items. I’ve said too much already. Link to video Closed-captioning (CC) and transcript available.

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Video: ‘The Calculendar (Rebecca Black – ‘Friday’-Inspired) Commercial’

[my video] Have trouble figuring out the days of the week? You need The Calculendar! This TV-commercial parody was inspired by the lyrics Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday Today it is Friday, Friday [. . .] Tomorrow is Saturday And Sunday … Continue reading

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Video: ‘Spot the Ambiguity’

[my video] Steven and Brandon have a misunderstanding. Can you spot the ambiguity? Link to video Closed-captioning (CC) and transcript available.

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Video: ‘The Time That’s Spruced With Pine’

[my video] After a short, original light-verse poem, hear about Christmas and Japanese New Year’s and learn some Japanese words related to New Year’s. Link to video Closed-captioning (CC) and transcript available.

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Funny video: ‘Don’t You Just Love Working in an Office?’

Youtube videos are not all stunts/cute animals or else (near-)professional content. There are also simple, low-budget amateur videos that are well-written and well-performed, such as katinatreesee’s video “Don’t You Just Love Working in an Office?” She plays a slacker office-worker … Continue reading

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The Force is strong in these GPS voices

[Obligatory Yoda inverted word order here insert you may.] The folks at TomTom are selling Star Wars voices for their GPS devices and seemed to have enjoyed the making of behind-the-scenes videos of the recording sessions. The Yoda one has … Continue reading

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Buffy (and SNL) ‘much’ much?: Slang research with Hulu.com, Part 2

[EDIT (6/7/10): I broke this long post up into two posts.] This is Part 2 (Part 1) on finding early uses of American slang and colloquialisms from the television clips and episodes on Hulu‘s (language corpus of) shows from NBC … Continue reading

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SNL NOT!: Slang research with Hulu.com, Part 1

Having trouble finding early uses of slang and colloquialisms? If you’re looking for instances of American (and possibly Canadian) ones, the television clips and episodes on Hulu from NBC Universal (NBC, USA Network, Bravo, Sci Fi, Sundance Channel, Oxygen) and … Continue reading

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‘A Mother’s Dictionary’: List of new meanings for old words

Straight Goods [EDIT (6/7/10): archive access requires free subscription] has a “definition list for new mothers,” with new meanings for familiar words. My favorites are: Family planning: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you … Continue reading

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In-joke: ‘Drillbit Taylor’

In the movie Drillbit Taylor, some high school boys are looking for a bodyguard to protect them from a bully. They settle on Owen Wilson after interviewing others like Adam Baldwin, who tells them hiring a bodyguard is a stupid … Continue reading

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