Tuesday, July 15, 2008

YouTube favorites (July 2008)

Some guy named Matt does a goofy dance in 42 countries, the McGurk effect, Joe Cocker with subtitles, if cars were European soccer players, sometimes it's hard to pay attention to your children, Richard Dawson loses his cool on Family Feud, and "Help, help! I'm being repressed!"

A guy named Matt danced in 42 countries. Lots of people joined in.

The McGurk effect illustrates how we use visual cues to help us hear. Watch the video. What does the man say? Now replay the video, but look away or close your eyes. What does he say?

I'm a big fan of Joe Cocker, but sometimes he can be a little hard to understand. Fortunately somebody has subtitled his version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" at Woodstock.

If cars were European soccer players, this kind of thing would probably happen a lot. (But I think it should be an Italian car.)

Sometimes its hard to pay enough attention to your children.

The old "Family Feud" show was enjoyable lowbrow entertainment. One of the best things about it was the sheer silliness of the answers contestants would come up with. In this clip, even host Richard Dawson can't keep himself together.

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."

1 comment:

  1. I've met that guy, Matt. He used to go out with a friend of a friend. He has some great stories about how he got started dancing in countries (he basically upped and quit his job and took his savings and went) and how he finally got sponsorship to pay for the trips. Really cool guy to talk to also; he genuinely likes people.


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