The Best Videos Of The Week

The Best Videos Of The Week
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Maybe you couldn’t keep up with your favourite Gawker Media sites this week. Or perhaps you could just use something fun to do this afternoon. Well, whatever the reason, we’ve got your prescription: Here are some of the best videos we watched during the crazy, post-bin Laden week that was.

Video of Osama’s $US1,000,000 Secret Lair

It looks like an ordinary house protected with very high walls. In reality, this was Osama bin Laden’s $US1,000,000 secret lair. Inside, he hid for years before getting killed by US special forces. View »

Watch Will Ferrell Shave Off Conan O’Brien’s Beard

After weeks of threats, Will Ferrell finally made good on his promise to shave Conan O’Brien’s beard on tonight’s episode of Conan. So, how’d it go? Let’s just say that Ferrell had a few technical difficulties—and that each of them made the bit even funnier. View »

Miley Cyrus Performs “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at a concert in Ecuador, complete with a dance that looks more like full-body spasm. Naturally, the internet is up in arms about this blasphemy, but we’re just sad we’ll never get to see Nirvana return the compliment with a cover of “Party In The U.S.A.” View »

The drunkest drunk driver ever

What starts out as a slightly humorous video of a guy so wasted he’s unable to stand slowly transforms itself into a slightly disturbing video of a guy so wasted he’s unable to function. View »

The Search For The World’s Worst Golf Swing Is On

Yesterday we had Cleon and Charles Barkley. Today’s entry comes from reader Andrew, whose unnamed friend attacks his ball with such savageness that “even his wife screams” when he swings. View »

Obama Zings Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a loathsome affair, a sweaty, boozy monument to venality and the contemptible power-worship of Washington journalists. But it’s got LOLs! Oh, the LOLs. And—like last year—Obama provided plenty. View »

Muscles Are Awesome and So Is This Trailer

Just watch. No, really. Just do it. Watch. Reviews on the iTunes App Store aren’t so hot, and the game doesn’t appear to live up to this trailer. That’s okay! This trailer is great. View »

The Jiggly Beauty of a 6ft Water Balloon in Slow Motion

Of all the slow motion videos we’ve seen lately, this one—a six foot water balloon at up to 2500fps—is up there with my favourites. Not because it’s particularly well shot or creative. Or for any reason, really, other than that I’m just a hose and a slab of rubber away from making this happen in my own backyard. View »

Watch Michelle Obama Shake Her arse to Beyoncé

How did Michelle Obama celebrate the boost in her husband’s approval ratings today? By doing the Dougie! Here’s video of the first lady at a DC-area middle school on Tuesday dancing to Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body,” and reaffirming her fierceness in the process. View »

The Only Beyoncé Video You Need To See Today

While students at PS 161 in Harlem were dancing to a Beyoncé song in their high school gymnasium, they got a very special surprise when the singer showed up and joined the routine herself (at the 1:35 mark, and note: those kids don’t miss a beat when B shows up). It’s all a part of the Let’s Move! initiative — yes, the very same organisation for which Michelle Obama did the dougie — which means this might be one of the best initiatives of all time. View »

Nissan Brazil’s sexy dancers have nothing to do with minivans

Because there’s no well that an automotive ad type won’t drain to the last dram, Nissan Brazil’s followup to its rump-shaking Tiida ad has dancers in kindergarten-quality ant costumes and a distinct lack of continuity. View »

This Is What A Windsurfing Accident Looks Like To A Nearby Windsurfer

A couple weeks ago, windsurfer Boujmaa Guilloul was involved in a serious accident while trying to land the elusive Triple Loop at Ho’okipa. It was a water in the lungs, broken fingers type thing. View »

It Only Does Bullet Holes

Tip: Turn the sound off. No, really. Do it. Unless you enjoy moronic slurs! Otherwise, witness what a Desert Eagle can do to a borked PlayStation 3. View »

Jennifer Lopez, American Idol, and the Mystery of the Disappearing arse Brace

We all know reality television shows, including and especially American Idol, are basically serial hoaxes. But couldn’t they try a little harder to maintain the illusion? Idol producers went to elaborate lengths last night to falsely present Jennifer Lopez’s on-air performance as “live,” but they left behind a few editing artifacts proving that it was taped. View »

Here’s Video Of People Dancing To Sir Mix-A-Lot Outside A Braves Game

This footage of “Don Doing Work” while “tailgating at an Atlanta Braves game” gets a lot less annoying 2:10 in. This is because Don cedes the parking-lot circle to some fellow tailgaters, at least one of whom has clearly interpreted “Baby Got Back” in a variety of settings before. View »

The End Of Celebrity Apprentice We Didn’t Get To See Because Of Bin Laden

When NBC first scrolled an ominous notice across the bottom of the screen that President Obama would be making “an important statement shortly” during the last half hour of Celebrity Apprentice, for a split second it almost seemed like delicious payback on the part of the president. View »

Jon Stewart Celebrates the Death of Osama bin Laden

“I suppose I should be expressing some ambivalence about the targeted killing of another human being,” Jon Stewart said during tonight’s Daily Show while discussing the killing of Osama bin Laden, before admitting, “I am way too close to this whole episode to be rational about this in any way, shape, or form. Last night was a good night.” View »

How not to remove a Lamborghini from a wall

The driver of this Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 spun out at Mt. Panorama during the big Bathurst Motorsports Festival last weekend and hit the wall. The damage wasn’t too bad. And then these fellas showed up to tow it away. View »

Arizona Cop Body Checks 15-Year-Old Girl

A video that was shot last January in Phoenix—showing police officer Patrick Larrison shove a 15-year-old girl into a wall after she’d been in a drunken altercation with her mother in a strip mall parking lot — has surfaced and is causing some commotion in the city. View »

The City Limits: An Awe-Inspiring Timelapse of Cityscapes at Night

For almost a year, from late 2010 to 2011, photographer Dominic Boudreault trekked through Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Manhattan, and Chicago, shooting these incredibly vivid images of cityscapes at night: highways, buildings lit up in the dark, streetlife, people, rivers—all with perfect exposure, and sure to stir up some emotion in your cynical, deadened soul. View »

Buffy the Zombie Slayer

Earlier today we gave you a glimpse of the spoiler-laden cinematic introduction to Call of Duty: Black Ops‘ fancy new zombie mode, Call of the Dead. Here’s a quick look at how gameplay shakes out. FYI: You don’t get to choose which scream screen star you play as in single and split-screen. View »

Dog Is Determined To Reach Newborn Baby

Warning: there is a lot of cuteness in this video — much more than the average person can consume at once. But if you think you can handle this cute overload, here’s a dog named Billy trying hard to jump onto the bed where newborn Isabelle is laying. You can already tell the pair are best friends in the making. View »

Tyler Hansbrough Tackles “Chicken Little,” And Other Great Moments In NBA Literature

Reading is fundamental! As part of a partnership with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, kids (or, say, you) can dial up the Call-A-Pacer hotline at (317) 275-4444 to hear your favourite 8-seeds read from their favourite children’s books. This week: Tyler Hansbrough reading “Chicken Little.” Seriously. View »

Watch an out-of-control Russian jetliner barely avoid a crash

Last week in Moscow, this Tupolev TU-154 jetliner was pulled out of storage and given a test flight that was almost its last thanks to some unplanned aerial gymastics. Ever get sea sick watching an airplane? View »

Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Crash Jimmy Fallon’s Jersey Shore Parody

From time to time on Late Night, Jimmy Fallon graces us with ‘Jersey Floor,’ his 30 Rock-set Jersey Shore parody. And while any installment is worth watching, tonight’s offering—featuring cameos by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as skanky stalkers who tussle with Rachel Dratch’s Snooki—was pretty much perfect. View »


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