Brittani’s Video Party: It’s Okay to be Gay When Hunter Valentine Jumps Rope with Alison Brie

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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Hunter Valentine released a new video for their song, “The Pulse.” I’m guessing that because of Kiyomi McCloskey’s appearance on The Real L Word some of you are fans of the band or possibly even were before. It’s honestly just a guess. Regardless of your fan status, you can always stand to get further inspiration for your Kiyomi inspired wardrobe. Her lips are very shiny in this video plus they’re all fixing things and handling tools.

Comedian Alana Johnston wants to remind you that it’s ok to be gay with this quick 30 second music video. There’s a keytar and real life queers and a gay ass beat. I know what I’m watching to cheer me up the next time I get harassed on the street.

Dove is once again reminding us that just because the world hates women and wants you to think you’re ugly, you shouldn’t think that about yourself. This is uplifting and such for most people but I’m me so meh. I can’t be the only person who does not at all trust my ability to accurately describe myself. Since I don’t even know what I look like, describing a suspect wouldn’t be good for anyone. As for the exercise from the video, even if I thought someone had crazy eyes or sad cheeks, I wouldn’t describe them like that to some random dude.

This woman is being hailed as the world’s best jump roper because that’s what the title of the video is. This is reminiscent of the Jump Rope for the Heart presentations I endured in elementary school. Is that a thing everyone did like D.A.R.E.? Let me know. If I recall, they were doing tricks like this so I guess I’m jaded. I am willing to admit I might have embellished their performances just a bit.

Alison Brie of Community and Mad Men imitates popular internet memes at the hands of Paul F. Tompkins. Not only does she nail Grumpy Cat, her Hadouken is every single thing… including hilarious.

If you have a video you think everyone should see, tweet it to @bishilarious for consideration. And of course feel free to post your favorite videos from the week below.

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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.

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    • Thank you for posting that. I’ve had so many feelings about that video and that post explains it well.

      The feedback from all of my friends about the Dove video have been positive. It makes me wonder how much they are unaware of the all the things wrong with it.

      I’m afraid to burst their bubble, but it must be done.

  1. I remember jump rope for the heart. I’m convinced it was really shin torture for the uncoordinated.

    • I remember it too, but I think the most important thing I remember about it was my mom complaining about it saying “I send you to school to learn, not to be a salesperson. Tell them that when they ask about it.” I also sucked at jump rope, so I was ok with it.

  2. So one time very recently I stalked an old friend of mine from middle school on facebook and I wound up stalking her older sister (a lesbian comedian named Mo Welch) and just now I was on this page and realized that she directed that second video. Also, Mo Welch is fantastic and if you don’t know who she is that you should google her ASAP.

    • No. The Smoking Vulva is on vacation, so the robot has to go and referee a cream corn wrestling match.

  3. LOL i used to be one of those jump rope for heart demonstrators. Obviously nowhere near as good as that jump rope lady! Anyways I’m pretty sure we were told never to skip at the top of a flight of stairs..

  4. That woman in the jump rope video is amazingly talented. Very cool. But what is fucked up is they call her “Jump Rope Girl”. No man with talents like that would be referred to as “Jump Rope Boy”. Is this a way to assign less power to adult women? Also at the end of the video, credits are given to the videographer and the music creator but not to the woman whom the mad skills belong to.

    Would it be that she didn’t want her name attached to a video showcasing her skills? Maybe. They never do a close up of her face either. Why is that? I feel really angry about stuff. That’s why I surround myself with the best queer people ever who own it. Love Love Love you. And continuously opening my mind and learning how to own it!

  5. Ahhh, where’s Vero? Did she leave the band? Did everyone know this but me? (She’s the only reason I watched that stupid video.)

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