Welcome back to Vlog & Video. Last week I unveiled the ZS Roe Vlog; this week, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite videos from around the web, going from the absurd to the inspirational. Stay tuned next week for the second instalment in the vlog.
I’m sure this video, whatever the translation of its title might be, makes perfect sense to someone, somewhere. I, on the other hand, have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on. And yet I simply can’t resist its zany and kooky nonsense. Three guys lip syncing to a Backstreet Boys song, mirrored by three CGI anime girls? Why the hell not?
THE MORE YOU KNOW
The natural world is often both surprising and astounding. This video, “Where’s the Octopus?,” is a perfect example of just that. Personally, I’d hate to run into an octopus under normal circumstances—something about them unnerves me; the encounter shown here would surely destroy me. Still, this video is undeniably captivating.
IN MEMORY OF
With the recent passing of the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many of us have taken the time to reflect upon and remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day. StoryCorps’s video, “John and Joe,” is one tribute to two brothers who were killed during the attacks. The video is both simple and deeply touching.
This video, “The Greatest Speech Ever Made,” features Charlie Chaplin giving the final speech in the classic film, The Great Dictator, along with some added video footage and musical accompaniment. I really can’t say enough about this video—its aspirations are certainly idealistic, but that makes it no less powerful and inspirational.
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