Friday, December 7, 2007

Sights & Sounds

Dela“where?” That’s right, as Luke posted Tuesday, I did win an all expenses paid trip to Delaware (a.k.a. business trip). However, I thought I would take a few minutes to write something up.

I decided to search YouTube for “Delaware” and see if I could find a couple Delaware related clips to post. However, to no surprise, I found nothing worth watching… except for this montage. This will be more entertaining if you follow the NBC series The Office, but even if you don’t… I think this is a masterful montage. Seriously, this is one of the most well edited montages I have come across. Powerful stuff. You can tell that every scene had a lot of thought put into it. The lyrics sync up with the images perfectly. I really can’t say enough about it. NBC themselves couldn’t do any better. As a testament of how well it is made, my Wife said she almost cried…which probably means she did. You can question my masculinity, but this is emotional stuff.

So, instead of a Delaware theme, here are a few songs that I think are great montage songs… in other words, here are a few slow jams. I was going to put up more montages, but all the roads led back to Jim and Pam from The Office. There must be 9000 montages of those two… and Jack and Kate from Lost. So instead, here are just the audio only videos or official videos for the songs.

Eyes – Rogue Wave
Mat Kearney – All I Need
(I just Don’t Think I’ll Ever) Get Over You – Colin Hay (I couldn’t find an audio only video or official video, so this guy’s video will have to do
Mad World – Gary Jules
In The Sun - Joseph Arthur
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
And of course... How To Save A Life – The Fray (no link…I think this one has played to death)
Of course there are millions more, but these are a few of the top of my head.

Now for something ridiculous. I am going to assume that you have already seen this clip of the song Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday, as the clip now has nearly 12 million views. But now there is a new version that is for promoting Dr. Pepper’s new Cherry Chocolate beverage. Wow… I mean seriously… wow. I think this is the definition of selling out. I suppose he should cash in on this as much as he can, because let’s face it, Tay won’t be releasing any gold albums in the future… this is a 15 minutes of fame sort of thing. However, you have to seriously question his integrity as an artist and person after seeing this video. It is like a low budget rap video. Most importantly though, the end of this video revolts me. Tay being doused with what is supposed to look like chocolate syrup… disgusting.

How about something even more ridiculous? Check this out. When watching this, you can almost hear the sound of women everywhere cringing. I don’t watch The View, but I have overheard some conversations on the occasions that my wife has been watching. One thing is for certain, when these women start debating anything that requires any sort of intelligence they sound like complete morons (and I am unfairly lumping them together… Joy Behar is tolerable). They should definitely avoid religion and politics all together, that is for certain. I am sure everybody remembers this other display of Mensa level intelligence from Sherri Sheperd? And of course there were the 9/11 conspiracy theories spewed out of Rosie O’Donnell’s mouth while she was on the show. Trust me when I say that I am not sexist, but after listening to these ladies, I think they should spend more time talking about baking cookies. Hey Ladies! Leave the news to the news people… I don’t like your View.

Jeff K

Note - All baking cookies-related complaints can be forwarded in writing to the following address:

Jeff K
Department of Internet Research, Cultural Oddities and Sensitivity Training
Sports As Life Towers
Regina, SK


Anonymous said...

I am so angry...i am almost speechless...can't convey anger to its fullest No, I am not angry at the fantastic article by Jeff K, but the last two clips of those 'people' on the view. How stupid do you have to be, they are on daytime tv. Watched by - unfortunately - millions of people. How can you say you don't know if the world is round or flat...seriously!?! And although I am not a religious person, I have respect for peoples beliefs - to a certain extent. But not knowing that the Greeks and Romans pre-dated Jesus and the Christians is just silly. Even those people who believe that the Earth is only a few thousand years old (the greeks running from dinosaurs?) know that there were people before Jesus (heck how bout Moses and the Jews?)...nope guess the world started when Jesus was born. How does that work? Seriously? Where did that Mary lady come from? I just picture nothing (can you picture nothing?) and then 'pop' jesus is being born on the flat earth. Amazing.

Sorry if I offended anyone, it wasn't intended...except if you are this Sheperd person...then F-you stupid!!!


Luke said...

I wish that first clip was 3 seconds longer so you could see Shepherd's head explode after Joy Behar said "polytheism". It would have been like putting 220 volts through a 110 volt circuit. *BOOM*

Luke said...

It should also be noted that Sports As Life fully endorses the viewpoints contained in the above post. There are trained goats who are more qualified than that woman to express opinions on television.

Jeff K said...

I love the comments TH, Hilarious stuff. I am glad I could bring you to the point steam/red anger. You expressed your anger masterfully. I am glad someone else is as blown away and frustrated by this as I am.

"Where did that Mary lady come from? I just picture nothing (can you picture nothing?) and then 'pop' jesus is being born on the flat earth. Amazing."....that had me laughing my ass off!

Also, thanks to Luke for assigning me that great title. Sensitivity Training. Hilarious.

Great comments.