What a week that was, huh? I don’t know about you but the internet had a very busy week.
For a start the net neutrality policy was passed on Thursday. If you’re not already aware, this is a set of rules that basically ensures that no government or corporation can control free and open access to the Internet.
So that’s a good thing. A great thing. A tremendous thing even. And how did we celebrate this momentous occasion?
We mocked a 56 year-old woman for falling backwards off a stage, we became entranced by a pair of escaping llamas and #dressgate2015 made half the country worry they might be colour-blind while the other half worried that that the other half’s obsession with #dressgate2015 may well be the nudge that finally pushes the human race blithely into an oblivion known as peak vapidity.
And how will we celebrate that momentous journey into the gaping void? By looking at some more stupid guff on the internet…
“It weird that we bake cookies and cook bacon”
Get contemplative with a Cookie Monster who appears to be going through a continuing cycle of ever-more zen-like revelations. “Lasagna is just spaghetti-flavoured cake! Woah!”
He could probably do with a lie down and a cold compress after this. He’ll probably just ask for cookies though. HE JUST LOVES COOKIES. Thank goodness he wasn’t called the People Monster. The Children’s Television Workshop would be a very desolate place indeed.
(or The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants).
Sticking within the general Sesame St area, here’s a spot-on parody of Birdman, featuring original Big Bird performer Caroll Spinney. FYI: if you watch this you probably won’t need to watch Birdman, it pretty much nails it.
Animal: dragging or rushing?
And we still haven’t made it out of Sesame St. yet. Here JK Simmons’s furious conductor from Whiplash leads the equally furious Animal.
Never mind “how do you get to Sesame St?” how do get out of Sesame St without taking Mr Snuffleupagus hostage and fighting your way out?
#1 must have of the week
Method Man does not know how to use Twitter
As Ed Williamson asserts in his hard-hitting investigation, the ex Wu Tang Clan member has a shaky grasp of Twitter at best, merely uploading a picture of himself with own name as a hashtag. There are so many of these they become quite hypnotic…
— methodman (@methodman) February 6, 2015
— methodman (@methodman) December 22, 2014
There is the occasional embellishment though…
— methodman (@methodman) February 8, 2015
“I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter tied to the @&*%ing couch”
Here’s Lee Hardcastle’s excellent mash-up of John Carpenter’s The Thing with Disney’s mega-smash Frozen. Full of NSFW gore, NSFW swearing and NSFW claymation.
You know, I was just thinking it had been three or four hours since I’d seen a LEGO version of something from popular culture. Thank goodness for The Brick Fantastic’s brickifying of Banksy art.
You can probably guess what a death metal version of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious would sound like, but just in case…
The secret life of superhero toys
Edy Hardjo is a photographer creating a bizarre Toy Story-like parallel universe where the heroes and villains of Marvel and DC (and Mr Bean?!) hang out, get naked a lot, set fire to toilets and trim each-others armpit hair. It’s not the most super grown-up world.
David Bowie’s career in one minute
Except they missed out Bowie’s unwatchable stint as an MTV presenter.
If you want to hear and see someone doing a really good Bowie impression, come by the office after lunch.
That’s your lot for this week. I don’t know about you but I had a great time. I SAID I DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
What was that? You want more? What are you crazy? Alright, check out last week’s round-up right here: 10 best things on the internet: copyright infringing edition.