Friday, January 6, 2012

Hilarious Nerd-Approved Videos to Help End Your Work Week

by Sara N.

OK, I'll be honest. I'm a college professor. I'm on break, and I'm still feeling lazy and vaction-ey. (Wasn't New Year's Eve, like, yesterday?) As such, please enjoy this collection of humorous video clips featuring nerd-approved humor, including Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises and Doctor Who. There's something here for almost every fandom, so turn up your speakers and enjoy this lazy Friday entertainment.

Hello, Captain Tightpants!

First up, the geniuses at College Humor have created eight bit-style RPG games featuring two of our favorite sci fi/fantasy properties. Here's Battlestar Galactica (the good one, as the video points out), which is hugely spoilery for the whole series.

A few months ago, Game of Thrones got the same treatment, which spoilers for season 1/book 1.

This next video may require some homework. (I'm a professor on winter break; of course I'm giving homework.) Have you seen the literal lyrics version of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart? David Scott, or dascottjr on YouTube, crafted lyrics that describe exactly what's happening in the (beyond bizarre) music video. It's one of my very favorite things on the Internet. Go watch it now, then get back to me.

So now that you're up to speed, you'll love this Doctor Who video, in which YouTuber zeborahnz uses the same literal lyrics but matches them up rather brilliantly with Doctor Who footage. Amazing and hilarious.

This next video has been making the social media rounds, and chances are good you've seen it. If not, here's the mashup of The Lion King and The Dark Knight Rises. As with the Doctor Who video, it's probably best to watch the real trailer first, for maximum funniness.

Hey Hobbit fans: Here's Elijah Wood with some Tolkien humor. The good stuff (with some brief PG-13 language) starts at 1:38.

And now for some adult humor, Nathan Fillion style. A few years ago, Slither director James Gunn created PG Porn, a series of porn shorts featuring everything but the sex. This installment starring Fillion is a few years old, but that doesn't make it any less funny.

Warning: It's naughty. You may want to shield this from your boss, small children or impressionable household pets.

PG PORN Comedy Series: Nailing Your Wife
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Here's hoping this helped your Friday pass quickly. What are your go-to funny videos online?
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1 comment:

  1. I love the video for Total Eclipse of the Hart. It is acid-trip awesome. The literal lyrics is a great addition too, I never get tired of it.