Category Archives: Internet

Old YouTube Nonsense Because I’m Sad and Have Nothing Interesting to Blog About

Read the title.

Back when I was trying to make my decision of whether to go to Calgary or Ottawa for grad school, I spent a decent amount of time watching videos of each city to see if I could get a “feel” for which one I liked more. This video helped me choose Calgary.

 

 

This man has been memed incessantly. I love it.

 

The subcontra bass flute: when you want to play the flute but also want to play the tuba and the drums and get lightheaded while doing all of it.

 

The poignant parody of boys bands that is Boyz 12.

 

 

*heavy breathing*

 

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I Think That I Shall Never See a Blogger Quite as Bad as Me

HEYOOOOOOOOOOO so remember back in June when I mentioned that my mom had brought back with her a bunch of my old USBs from way back when (like 2011/2012 stuff)? Well, one of the things that was on one of those USBs was my old bookmarks list from back when I used Firefox.

So as a demonstration of just how fleeting things can be on the Tubes, I went through all 255 bookmark links to see just how many of them still worked.

Only 165 of the 255 links worked.

That’s about 64%, yo.

Kind of sad, considering there were a lot of good and interesting sites I’d bookmarked.

Anyway.

Notables (links that I had forgotten about but are fun and still work)

Is This A Thing?

I was unaware that this was a thing.

I’m cool with it being a thing.

(Sorry, I’m really busy and frustrated and stressed, so the blog shall suffer as it does in these times.)

Piiiigs….aannnddd….spaaaaaaace!

Yes, I know it’s “pigs in space”…bear with me here.

Two videos from two opposite sides of the YouTubes.

Video 1: Piiiigs
I’d buy 80 of these things if this was how the actual infomercial had aired, haha.


Video 2: Spaaaaaaace
This is, on some level, art. I’m sure of it.

It’s also really soothing, actually (especially the sounds), except for when the balloon pops at 1:52:15 and the garlic bread re-enacts that spinning scene from “Gravity.”

Lululemon makes me want to throw the universe out the window

HEYOOOOOOOOO so I’m not bored (I’m actually obscenely busy) but here’s some dumb n’ short internet crap anyway because I don’t even care anymore.

(Not usually an ASMR person but that crackling sound is heaven)

07-09-2019-a

07-09-2019-b

07-09-2019-c

07-09-2019-d

That last one is referencing this beautiful piece of internet history, by the way:

“That Can Be My Next Tweet” is hysterical

That Can Be My Next Tweet a website that generates tweets based on the tweets you’ve already made.

Examples:

06-25-2019-a06-25-2019-b06-25-2019-c06-25-2019-d06-25-2019-e06-25-2019-f06-25-2019-g

deGrom is totally my phone.

The sad thing is that these are about the same coherency as my actual tweets.

I need to post more stuff on Tumblr.

Why? Because every time I go to my Tumblr page, this damn post is right there and I subsequently have to go watch this and get it stuck in my head for hours:

Remember AlbinoBlackSheep? Fun times.

Oh, Twitter

Man, it’s been a while since I’ve seen something that made me just go “HAH” out loud. I love it.

Darwin Day

It’s Darwin Day today!

So of course Wolfram Alpha makes a cool thing.

My name as species:

  • Mammal: MARMOTA CAUDATA
  • Bird: ALAEMON ALAUDIPES
  • Reptile: ANOLIS CALIMAE
  • Amphibian: DENDROBATES CLAUDIAE
  • Insect: CHRYSENDETON CLAUDIALIS
  • Arachnid: AMAUROPELMA CLAUDIE
  • Crustacean: ANTILLESIA CARDISOMAE
  • Fish: APHYOLEBIAS CLAUDIAE

Amphibian is my fave.

Sorry, today I gave a 90-minute calculus midterm at 6:00 and then spent like three hours grading it afterwards. Fun times.

YOOOOOOO

So remember sometime last year when I made that compilation of my favorite Vines?

I made a new one.

It’s basically the same as the old one, but I added a few new Vines that I’ve discovered since then and took out a few that I no longer really laughed at.

SO HERE YOU GO AS IF YOU ACTUALLY GIVE A PISS

10 Year Challenge

“But moooom, all the cool kids are doing it!”

Unlike about 10% of the fads on the internet, this one isn’t deadly. You just post a pic of yourself from 2009 and compare it to one from the current year (2019, obviously).

GO!

01-13-2019

One thing to note about these comparison pictures (for myself and probably most people doing it) is that the first picture was probably taken with an actual camera, while the second was taken with a phone camera. So that might affect things.

ANYWAY.

Observations:

  • My poor industrial piercing is gone.
  • I am legitimately more tan than I was in 2009. 2009 me thought walking was a stupid waste of time and only really went outside to catch the bus to campus. 2019 me spends 4+ hours per day walking outside.
  • I think I look better with bangs, but those goddamn bangs were so hard to deal with.
  • No gray hair yet! I’m shocked.
  • My facial structure looks a little bit different in every aspect except for my lips. My lips look exactly the same.
  • Mo’ glasses, mo’ problems.
  • My eyes look waaaay darker in the 2019 version, though I’m pretty sure that’s mostly lighting. My eye color does vary from day to day and they’re rarely as green as they are in the 2009 version, but they’re definitely not that 2019 dark in all lighting.

WOO!

Talcum in the Middle

(THERE NATE I USED IT AS A BLOG TITLE, HAPPY NOW? Haha.)

I think I’m going to get off of Facebook for a while. It’s all cringy drama and people announcing pregnancies anymore. And I don’t give a crap about either of these things.

Marbles

Hahaha, oh my god, I laughed way harder at this than I probably should have.

Jenna Marbles is awesome.

A Thing I’d Never Thought I’d Say:

I prefer Twitter to Facebook now.

Reasons:

  • Of the 40-ish friends I have on Facebook, most of them are either using Facebook to be passive-aggressive to another person or are pooping out kids and posting exclusively about pooping out kids (or, in one bizarre case, passively-aggressively pooping out kids). I have no interest in any of those things.
  • On Twitter, I follow The Royal Society, Calgary Transit, a few pedestrian-promoting groups, some of the AH guys, Stats Canada, other stats groups/dudes, and a fair number of baseball pages/people. So y’know, things that are interesting and drama-free.

(Except for baseball. Sometimes baseball has all the drama.)

So yeah.

OLD MEMES DIE HARD

So I’ve been having a really shitty time as of late, but this video brought me much joy. What’s better than one meme? An older meme. What’s better than an older meme? A new meme and an older meme mashed together in glory.

(Sorry, I’m boring.)

What in the absolute hell, YouTube

Appropriate at 4 AM? No.

And yes.

END

Reeeeeeeeeally not having a good month, y’all.

Not good at all.

So I’m going to bring this back, ‘cause I need its hilarity to keep from jumping off the balcony.

 

UGH

Stress = to the max. So here are some YouTube videos that got me laughing.

The end.

Steamed Hams

I love the internet. I love when the internet takes a thing and makes a meme out of it.

Example: the “steamed hams” scene from an old episode of The Simpsons (“22 Short Films about Springfield,” 1996). Observe the original clip:

 

And memed…

 

“Steamed Hams but There’s a Different Animator Every 13 Seconds”

 

“Steamed Hams but Chalmers is Obsessively Investigative”

 

And this freaking masterpiece of the internet, “Steamed Hams Inc.” Seriously, it’s so good. Watch it. It will change your life. I love the creativity of humans.