Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best of Vine 2013

So since my last blog post about Vine seemed to be very well received, I decided I'd share some of my favorites from this year. Know that this was extremely difficult and were I to try this on another day, it would probably look completely different. If you ever happen to feel like you could use more of this six second goodness in your life, you can sit down with me any time and I'll have hundreds more to show you. That's an open invitation. In any case, enjoy!

Best Public Humiliation Vine:

Original Poster: Nash Grier
It's the best when people react kindly.

Best Sing-a-Long Vine:

Original poster: Daz_Black
This song will never be the same.

Best Mean Girls Vine:

Original Poster: Zane and Heath
How people come up with this stuff...

Best Miley Cyrus Vine:

Original Poster: Aaron Sanders
Miley Cyrus has easily been the most ridiculed celebrity on Vine for her nude wrecking ball riding, on-stage marijuana smoking, twerking, and midget slapping antics this year. This early one however, is my favorite. Remember how Miley wanted to be a be a bird in the Can't Be Tamed days? This viner helped that dream come true for her.

Best Dog Vine:

Original Poster: Jamie Naylor

Best Inexplicably Funny Vine:

Original Poster: Isiah Willliams
I don't even know what any of the Kardashians sound like, yet this makes me laugh every time. Literally

Best Interactive Vine:

Original Poster: Brittlestar
Do as he says.

Best Vine That Created Lingo:

Original Poster: KingBach
I'm sure somebody will try to tell me that this wasn't the beginning of this usage of "tho" but I am positive that the frequency of its usage multiplied exponentially after this vine was posted.

Best Fail Vine:

Original Poster: Mattieu Serour
This was a really hard choice, but in the end I suppose this one makes me laugh the hardest. There are HUNDREDS more where this came from.

Best "Don't Drop That Thun Thun Thun" Vine:

Original Poster: Haley Hollister
This song became a sleeper hit in the summer, largely in part of the thousands and thousands of vines of users dropping "that thun thun thun." This one trumped them all.

Best Indoor Prank Vine:

Original Poster: WildJoshy
Her eyes tho...

Best Beyoncé Vine:

Original Poster: Landon Moss
Beyoncé is probably the second most ridiculed celebrity on Vine after Miley Cyrus. This was another difficult one to pick. Viners Simone Shepherd and Skye Townsend do spot on impersonations of her, but this one was admittedly the most clever.

Best Puppetry Vine:

Original Poster: Awkward Puppets
This is just another example of how golden six second comedic timing is.

Best Voice-Over Vine:

Original Poster: BWONNA
Again, how do people come up with this stuff?

Best Racial Stereotype Vine:

Original Poster: Simone Shepherd
Vine is loaded with racial stereotype promoting material. Some is offensive, a lot is baseless, and a good amount of it, like this one, is harmless fun. So long as we all have a sense of humor.

Best Vine I Want to Try:

Original Poster: Michael LoPriore
Because, why not?

Best Thrift Shop Vine:

Original Poster: Richy Dimov
Variations on this measure of this song are all over Vine, but this one with JLaw rules them all.

Best Jordan Burt Vine:

Original Poster: Jordan Burt
If you read my last Vine post, you know Jordan Burt is my favorite viner. He went on hiatus for a little while but came back stronger than ever right at the end of the year.

Best Wardrobe Malfunction Vine:

Original Poster: OneThousandandOut
They couldn't have paid someone for a better reaction.

Best T-Rex Vine:

Original Poster: Kc James
Because Kc James is always fantastic.

The Next Best Voice-Over Vine:

Original Poster: AllliCattt
Because I just had to include this one.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

Hi, me in a couple years when I come back to read this. I haven't posted in a long time. Here's what's on my mind this Christmas:

I look forward to watching this skit every stinking year. I still don't know what it is about Kristen Wiig as Katharine Hepburn to me that is just simply and eternally perfect.

I just love sweaters this year, I've decided. And I've bought so many.

This was a great find last year that I'm sure I'll come back to again and again.

I went to the Beyoncé concert in Las Vegas and it was everything. We got upgraded to the VIP area. Yes I held her hand. But even further on MULTIPLE occasions she looked into my eyes, I looked into her's, we connected, and we were aware of each other. And I couldn't ask for anything more. I'd write a whole post about this, but it's honestly kind of sacred (no, I'm not trying to make you laugh, I'm being dead serious) to me. Maybe if a ton of people come forward and want me to write about it, I will, but for now if you want to know the details, ask me. It pays to #BeyGood.

Some people need to see Elf every Christmas. I can go without. But I can't go without this one.

I just loved this movie. Say what you will about the screenplay, the music is the most complete and shameless return to musical theatre format in a Disney musical since Mulan. Idina Menzel should've joined the ranks of Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Jodi Benson, Anika Noni Rose, and Paige O'Hara years ago.

It's been a wonderful year for Disney. I was nervous about this one, and it completely delivered. Any movie with Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks is bound to be a good film, but everything about this one was great. I happen to love the Walt Disney Company and Mary Poppins in particular, but even if you don't, this movie is for you. Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks both give Oscar-worthy performances, but the bound to be unsung performance is Collin Farrell who I've never taken seriously before. He was utterly devastating in this.

I might be headed back to this wonderful city in the spring. It feels right. 日本人の皆さん遊ぼう!

Merry Christmas!