Brittani’s Video Party: Obama Kisses 14 Strangers Backstage

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Lena Dunham hosted SNL and the most delightful thing to come out out of that might have been this backstage video. I regret that we never got to hear Kate McKinnon‘s relationship history but we did get a line of her Beyoncé impression.

Zach Galifianakis’s awkward yet hilarious interview series, Between Two Ferns, had its highest profile guest ever when President Obama dropped by to do what most people on the show do — plug their shit. His plug was for The deadline approaches y’all.

Smoukahontas is a YouTuber from Finland that’s been getting a lot of attention because of her video, One Girl, 14 Genres, in which she sings in 14 different “genres.”

Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva paired off 20 strangers and got them to kiss. People have been calling it tender, touching, emotional, etc. but mostly it’s kind of awkward. They even included the gays. You can decide for yourself if this is cute or cringeworthy.

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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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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  1. *Barack Obama, Community Organizer*

    “What is it like to be the last black president?”

    that video was GOOOOOLLLDDD.

  2. OMG I’m mortified… I’ve just been taking a dance class with my roommate and we keep asking people if they want to see our dance. And then we have to wait until a minute into the song to start the choreography and then we can’t remeber the dance. OMG this video is my life (minus Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Lena Dunham)

  3. I had so much secondhand embarrassment from that kissing video. It’s also just kind of ridiculous because it’s an ad for clothing and it makes me question every viral video out there.

  4. Wow some of those kissers got really into it, some of them were terribly awkward. I definitely felt second hand embarrassment.

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