Saturday, February 23, 2008

Video Clips: Fun Timewasters

By Rick Morris

From time to time, we try to accommodate our Lounge content consumers who just want some fun, light entertainment. Hence this edition of our Video Clips series, entitled "Fun Timewasters."

These are simply some video clips that you can enjoy and consume in the form of good, mindless entertainment. On with the show!

We'll start with a very weird but funny one -- My Hands are Bananas!

Somebody apparently just clued Robert Byrd in about the practice of dogfighting. I'm not sure how you spend your whole life in West Virginia being unaware of that slice of life, but whatever.

I'm as jingoistic as the next guy, but I have no problem admitting that the Japanese have much cooler game shows than we do in America. Don't believe me? Just watch this game where the loser of each round gets tortured somehow in a library setting and is not allowed to respond loudly.

The fateful bottom of the ninth inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series (you know, the Bill Buckner game!) played out pitch-by-pitch in RBI baseball and somehow synchronized perfectly to the TV commentary.

Speaking of old-school sports and video games, Bo Jackson breaks off the most dominating play of all time in this Tecmo Super Bowl clip. Don't believe it? Just push "Play."

Cartoons for children certainly are different in Belgium. Here, the protagonist is ... a flatulent pig!

Even if you aren't much into good old fashioned 'rasslin, you'll have to admit that this promo cut by "Dr. D" David Schultz on Hulk Hogan back in the early '80s was a classic. They were preparing for a match in San Francisco and that got ol' Dave comparing the Hulkster to the locals.

A parody, done in the style of a Ken Burns PBS epic, on the Pam vs. Karen situation on NBC's "The Office."


And ... four of the sweetest words in the English language: Terry Tate, Office Linebacker.

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