Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

Youtubing Laughs

Last night we had dinner with friends and laughed over some fantastic YouTube clips. Thought I would share a few of my favs.

This one would have to be my favourite: aboriginal moves to the Greek Zorba.

For the iPad lovers!  How in the world did he do this?!?

This following one is sweet in a weird kind of way.

Here’s something sweet…and funny. Such a typical boy! It starts at such a young age.

Perhaps the next president? For if you ever need to learn how to ride a bike.

And lets end this post while rocking out to this –

Boys & Their Toys

I kept waiting to see my husband jump out from behind one of these bushes! A battle between Nikon and Canon.

My dad emailed this over as he knows how obsessed my other-half is with his cameras.  You can find this on Nikon Rumors too.

Everyone I know is SO STUPID!!!

If you opened this post just because you read my title and wanted to slam me or remind me that the majority of the people I know are incredible, then……YHBT (You Have Been Trolled).

A troll is someone who likes to provoke others into an emotional response.  They like to disrupt the flow of comments or discussion by deliberately hurling venom to stir the pot and get a reaction.  Trolls usually like to lurk around forums, networking sites, YouTube and blogs.  I bet you have come across some before.

Trolling is when a troll trails their bait through the cyberworld, hoping for someone to bite.  People get sucked into dialogue with trolls when they try to reason with the troll, try to gently put their point across more clearly (thinking they have just been misunderstood), or by having a full-blown cyber-argument with the troll.  There is only one golden rule when coming across a troll: DNFTT (Do Not Feed The Trolls).  Period.  Ignore them, even though you may be fuming by their insensitive or bullying remarks, and they will usually go away to feed on someone else.

Another form of trolling I have come across many times as a teacher as it is ‘usually’ more common among teenagers – people who just post things for a reaction.  “This is the worst day of my life”, “I wish I was dead”, “I am so ugly”, “no one loves me”, “I’m so fat”, “She’s way prettier than me”.  Not to be taken light-heartedly if this is a true cry for help, but true cries for help usually don’t come in the form of a facebook status or twitter update. Most of the time, the person is being a troll and trying to get as many sympathetic, feel-good reassurances as possible.

Stay away from the trolls!

Good On Ya’ Queenslander

Just like the cane toad - Queenslanders adapt to their environment.

The google definition for the word ‘Queenslander’ is pretty lame.  Something about a journal and some architecture. I much prefer Anna Bligh‘s definition. I was listening to our Queensland Premier on the telly today and my heart swelled with pride.  Not only by the incredible job she’s done in handling such an emotionally mammoth task, but the words she spoke during one of her two hourly press releases reminding us who we are.

The past couple of days the television, twitter, facebook, newspapers have been inundated with images and news about the horrific floods sweeping throughout parts of Australia. There really are no words to describe the devastation and loss by this flood disaster.  But Aussies have banded together and shown the world strength, determination, resilience, compassion and a hard yakka attitude.

I think it is time we came up with a new google definition for the word ‘Queenslander’, cause I  know I’m very proud to be one!

Some quotes from the flood victims

“It’s not far from the top to the bottom.” (in relation to losing everything).

“Don’t cry over something that wouldn’t cry over you.” (in relation to losing ‘stuff” verses people).

Geddan! Huh?

Geddan is Engrish for “get down” and it is a new dance craze – a mix between video game nostalgia, dance style and a music video.

It all started when Nintendo 64 gamers would be in the middle of playing the Golden Eye (James Bond) game and the characters would spastically spin or dance in one spot. The cause of this was an improperly inserted game cartridge.  These would be glitches that would occur during the game – very frustrating but funny as.  People would start purposefully “tilting” the cartridges and then grab the graphics to put with music, creating a new craze.  Then, of course, people took THAT to the next level and started filming themselves to make their own spasmodic dance clip.  You can find them all over YouTube.

To make a Geddan you need three basic steps:

  1. strike a pose
  2. pelvic thrusts
  3. shaking your hips

Here is a clip explaining where Geddan came from and how to make one.

We decided to make our own spin of the Geddan Dance by making a Geddan Dinner!  I think it will really catch on…