One of my personal favorite YouTube channels over the past several years has been Schmoyoho, creators of the acclaimed Auto-Tune the News series and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song. Although that series ended in 2010, The Gregory Brothers rebooted the auto-tuned insanity in 2012 with the first episode of Songify the News.
Just in case 15 minutes of news bloopers wasn’t enough for you, YouTube user NewsBeFunny is back with even more in the second part of the 2014 wrap-up series. It’s incredible to think that there were at least 30 minutes of solid gold goofs on local and national news throughout the year, but keep in mind that these are only the highlights. More →
There’s something undeniably enthralling about watching newscasters embarrass themselves on live TV. When you’re on air as often as a news anchor, screw-ups are inevitable — but that hasn’t tempered our fascination in the slightest, which is why we figured it would be a good idea to share a video of all the best local and national news bloopers of 2014. More →
Every few weeks a new meme crops up online, providing a few good laughs before inevitably growing tiresome and forcing you to contemplate whether you want to continue paying your ISP for access to the Internet. Most only last a few days, some just a few hours, but every once in a while a seemingly limitless gold mine of a meme appears, and we’ve decided to highlight one in particular: Wasted GIFS. If you’re familiar with the Grand Theft Auto series, these should look familiar. If not, don’t worry — you’ll catch on soon enough. More →
Advertising wars are so much fun! Late yesterday, Motorola took another swipe at smartphone rival Apple, capitalizing on the free-case fiasco of the iPhone 4. In a Facebook post, the company displayed a poster that read:
At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn’t have to dress up their phone for it to work properly. That’s why the DROID X comes with a dual antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like to make crystal clear calls without a bulky phone jacket. For us it’s just one of those things that comes as a given when you’ve been making mobile phones for over 30 years.
Burn. The first ad Motorola put out was a little tongue and cheek, however this one is a sharp stick to the eye… a very funny sharp stick to the eye. We’ve got the full-sized image after the bounce.
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Apparently Motorola thinks the antenna issues that are plaguing the iPhone 4 are a laughing matter. Based upon this full page ad that was published in today’s New York Times, we’d have to agree.
“[…] And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls. You have a voice. And you deserve to be heard.“
That’s gotta sting a bit, no? Hit the bounce to check out the ad in full-sized glory!
Thanks, A.! More →