The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 4, 2013 - 1:08am - Add new comment

A daughter's care for her father's heart in a recent Cheerios ad has gone viral, approaching 2 million views in less than a week.

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 30, 2013 - 1:50am - Add new comment

This video blog thing is tough.

 

Ever since everyone started listening to music on YouTube instead of actually buying it, most of the most popular videos are music videos.

 

So digging up something that's actually viral becomes tougher. 

 

Please accept my apologies, especially if I ever sink to the level of featuring a DudePerfect video. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 24, 2013 - 1:14am - Add new comment

You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.

 

Powerful perspective from Zach Sobiech, a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. With only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye, and attracted a worldwide following thanks to a video project by SoulPancake.

Zach passed away on May 20, 2013, having impacted the lives of millions with his courageous spirit. Watch and learn. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 19, 2013 - 1:33am - Add new comment

It's been online for about 10 days, but it's still quite entertaining. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno presents Pumpcast News. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 15, 2013 - 6:29pm - Add new comment

Commander Chris Hadfield went to space on a mission. A mission to sing his way into music history. And do science and stuff. Yeah. Science. 

 

When they're not busy with unplanned spacewalks to repair ammonia leaks affecting the International Space Station's solar arrays, astronauts like to spend a little downtime on entertainment. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 9, 2013 - 9:29pm - Add new comment

Russia doesn't always get the best press (see the recent political decision to ban adoptions by U.S. parents) but this compliation of dash cam video presents a different angle of a country with a difficult past, showing people with heart helping their fellow man.

 

Shots include men helping the elderly and injured cross the road, helping people with car trouble, picking up a child wandering in the street and taking him to safety. 

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 2, 2013 - 1:04am - Add new comment

Has it been a while since a dancing baby video went viral? Not anymore...

 

This Evian water commercial has already racked up more than 42.7 million views on YouTube. 

 

Videos of my dance moves on YouTube? Zero views. And it's better that way.

By: Connor Threlkeld on April 25, 2013 - 1:27am - Add new comment

In this video, part of Dove's Real Beauty Campaign, women are asked to describe themselves for a forensic sketch artist who had never seen them, and then others were asked to describe them. The resulting sketches were eye-opening for the women involved.

As one YouTube commenter said, "This is not about being beautiful or not. It's about how we have a distorted view of ourselves and how we need to let those judgemental thoughts go."

By: Connor Threlkeld on April 17, 2013 - 9:26pm - Add new comment

Ever seen thousands of people sing the national anthem before?

Boston Bruins fans at the April 17 game took over for Rene Rancourt, who stopped singing and  simply directed the crowd. Powerful.


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