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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It’s Geek Week on YouTube which, to them, means mostly stuff about gaming. One video speaks to the lack of women in gaming and includes short interviews of women currently working in the gaming industry. It also features the creepiest kind of video game I’ve ever seen. I’m sure you’ll be able to guess which one it is so I won’t ruin the surprise for you.
Researchers have come up with a term called “cute aggression” and it’s not “when a kitten is a aggressively attacking your fingers” like one of the women in the video guesses. It does, however, explain the phenomenon of squeezing things you think are frickin’ adorable. Soul Pancake runs an experiment that involves humans having cute reactions to cute pictures AND bubble wrap.
After its HBO premiere, Jay Z’s performance art film was made available on YouTube. The short compiles footage from Jay’s six hour performance of “Picasso Baby” at the Pace Gallery in New York City. Esteemed homos were in attendance including Jenna Lyons and Mickalene Thomas. I’m super into this. I think if I was there, I would have cried.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty looks like it’s going to be really good. As someone who spent unreal amounts of time daydreaming in high school, I am (unsurprisingly) interested in this movie. It’s based on a short story by James Thurber and stars Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig.
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.