Brittani’s Video Party: Zeitgeist, Pop Music and Mistletoe

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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By now you’ve seen Dani Shay’s love song for her girlfriend, realized you haven’t done any shopping, come to terms with the fact that you’re going to freeze your ass of when you head home for the holidays, and hopefully started hashtagging all your tweets #kwanzaa for no apparent reason. People are starting to ring in the new year by wrapping up 2012. This of course includes Google.

Zeitgeist 2012 is full of touching moments but mostly it reminded me that G+ is never gonna happen and that Whitney Houston died. Regardless, everyone loves Google’s year in review video. I wish I had a video of my year in review but it would probably just be two and a half minutes of me napping next to my laptop with pizza crumbs on my shirt.

Someone did us all the favor of mashing up every song from 2012 we’re tired of hearing. Or maybe 8 minutes of pop songs is just what you need right now. It’s never the wrong time for a seated dance party.

Everyone knows about the mistletoe. Put it over the door and if two people find themselves under it they have to kiss. Well a couple of decently attractive (seemingly) heterosexual white people sort of tricked primarily other decently attractive (assumed) heterosexual white people and to really no one’s surprise, people kissed and the internet has deemed this adorable. Really this is worth watching for the woman that slaps the shit out of the guy being used as the “bait” then sort of half skips away.

Wait, don’t run away with happy holiday feels just yet. Django Unchained, which comes out on Christmas, has surprisingly kicked up dust as all Quentin Tarantino films do. Does anyone like Tarantino? Or the name Quentin? Don’t be afraid to say you plan to see this movie. I’ll protect you.

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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  1. Actually, I do plan to see “Django Unchained.” I didn’t even realize it was considered a bad thing to do…..

    • I’ve read a (very little) about some people being up in arms for liberal use of the n-word in the movie. Given the time period during which it’s set, and the fact that it deals with slavery/slave owners, however, I will withhold judgement on use of said word until I actually *see* the movie.

  2. Okay yeah people kissing is really adorable. I just wish there had been more gays in it. (Also, that slap is hilarious).

  3. I may need your protection. I plan to see any and every Tarantino movie. He is such an artist, nobody makes a film quite like him… Although i’m disappointed to hear that is offending people, i’ll reserve judgement until i’ve watched it.

    There’s a bit in this hour long video where he talks about why he has and will use the n-word in his films..

    ..but it’s probably easier to read the specific quote on wiki..

    Also – zeitgeist 2012 – turns out montages make me emotional.

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