Brittani’s Video Party: British Teenagers Explain Football to Lena Dunham, Michelle Obama and Jeremy Lin

Greetings. This is Brittani’s Video Party, where I bring some of the “best” videos from all over my internet together so we can clap, cry or deconstruct. Have you ever gotten to a video and it already has 33 million views and you wonder where the heck have you been? Well I’m here to help you so that you see it when it only has 32 million views. Aim low, world. Aim low.

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In case you’d forgotten about Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, she’s been making some high profile appearances to remind you. If the Oscars didn’t give you enough of her power bang action, her Evolution of Mom Dance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will top you off. Sidenote: I like Jimmy Fallon. I think there’s something about him that makes it obvious that for him the joke isn’t that he’s dressed as a woman. No part of the joke is about a “guy” dressed being dressed as a “girl.” It’s him dressed in character and that character just happens to be a mom. Just proof that it is in fact possible for men to make jokes about women that aren’t inherently disrespectful.

The viral video that you’ve probably seen by now but wouldn’t mind watching again. I bring you… Burning My Hair Off.

Surprisingly, that’s as sad as video party gets this week. I couldn’t have you finish your week without any sort of emotional provocation though so here is Jeremy Lin being charming and inspirational. The Last Pick is a video about helping others but also a sly eff you to his haters.

I’m going to go ahead and call it. A Lena Dunham impression is the new Zooey Deschanel impression. Feast your eyes on Lena Dunham auditioning for Zero Dark Thirty.

In this video we discovered the only people that the only people that care less about American football than Autostraddle’s editorial staff are British teenagers.

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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

Brittani has written 328 articles for us.


  1. I’m British and know a little bit about NFL, much more than those guys anyway, but do I care about it? should I answer my own rhetorical question? or is that now two rhetorical questions? ok, before I get stuck in a rhetorical loop, I don’t give a damn about it really. It lasts far too bloody long and is played by men wearing tight pants and sports thongs..which is an odd uniform really.

  2. Haha that last video made me laugh so much! They actually did far better with the NFL answers than any of me or my housemates would have done! We stay up all night every time the superbowl’s on – telling ourselves it’ll be worth it – and then nobody understands what’s going on and it get’s turned off immediately after the halftime show. We need an American to come round and narrate to us what’s going on.

    This year though.. Beyonce. So worth it.

  3. I can confirm, from my cumulative 50 minutes of viewing TIny Furniture & Girls, that the Lena Dunham video is SPOT ON.

  4. That Lena Dunham impression was spot on. If only I’d known sooner that naked, perpetual cupcake consumption was the means for a successful TV series…

  5. The first time I watched the Lena Dunham video, I didn’t realize it was someone impersonating Lena Dunham and not actually her until the end

  6. Hah, oh well, I’d prefer to live in a country where you’ve got slightly more awareness of Rodin’s work than the NFL.

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