Video Briefly: Anita Sarkeesian Returns, Ice Bucket Challenge Fails, New Screen Team Parody
Comedy gaming duo Screen Team has returned with their latest parody video: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Hooked on a Feeling.This week, the female cast of Friends reunited on the Jimmy Kimmel show — in a perfect recreation of the original apartment set. Cattle dogs are amazing creatures, and easily the best thing for rounding up sheep. But how do they do it? Watch on as Jason Goldman drops his science on those assembled.By now, you’ve doubtlessly heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. The videos usually range from boring to mildly amusing. Occasionally however, something goes wrong and abject hilarity ensues. Click here for a compilation of challenges that didn’t go according to plan. In other Ice Bucket Challenge news, here’s Homer Simpson’s take. On a dried-up lake bed in Death Valley are dozens of rocks that have puzzled scientists for decades. The rocks have each left a dusty trail, evidence of some unknown force propelling them forward, despite weighing up to 320 kilograms. This week, the mystery was finally caught on camera. This video ruins your childhood by listing everything wrong with the movie Toy Story.The latest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games video from scholar/critic Anita Sarkeesian looks at what she calls the women-as-decoration trope in latter-day titles. The series has ruffled a lot of male gamers’ feathers and even resulted in a string of death-threats — proving beyond doubt that she has a point. The latest trend in robotics surrounds cake decoration. (Warning: It’s impossible not to crave cake after watching these videos.)Introducing the portable hot tub — “glamping” just got real.If you think there’s too much violence and sex and awful human behaviour in Game of Thrones, you’ll enjoy this light hearted remix where all the sounds of the show are replaced with old school video game noises. Bless.Earlier in the week, we suggested that the “selfie” would single-handedly bring down human civilisation as we know it. We now have a new candidate: Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda video.
Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fail compilation, Screen Team takes on Guardians Of The Galaxy. Kick off your Friday night with the best online videos of the week!