…and this is how you do it in three simple steps:
1. Wear any type of headgear.
2. Play the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer.
3. GO BUCK WILD!!
The internet is a valuable resource for infromation, education, and interaction, but sometimes something special comes up online that could seem like some type of joke that evolves to become something SO ELABORATE that it seems as if it’s no longer a gag. Case in point: the video above it the credited as the first example of the “Harlem Shake” video meme. What started as an introduction to a comedy compilation video called “Filthy Compilation #6 — Smell My Fingers” from comedian Filthy Frank has EXPLODED — in this PAST WEEK — into an internet and YouTube phenomenon, seemingly joining the likes of the Macarena, The “Gangnam Style” dance, and –ugh — the “Crank Dat” dance (just…..just….terrible).
After the break, I’ve included some videos from college kids, firefighters, office spaces (like SourceFed, CollegeHumor, Break & IGN) and the Peanuts. As far as memes go, most of the “Harlem Shake” videos are pretty awesome, mainly because they’re close-to-nothing more hilarious that watching people — mostly of the anglo persuasion — dance awfully to hip-hop-infused dub-step music. Read the rest of this entry
Remember that terrible wresting gimmick on an old episode of WCW Nitro? How about that dreadful match on RAW that you wish would just be over with so the show could just move on? Congratulations (or Sorry) if you do, but don’t worry; you are not alone. “The Road Dogg” Jesse James and Josh Mathews host the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) web series “Are You Serious?,” taking place from “underneath Titan Towers” (the WWE’s world headquarters) featuring some of the most appalling, unpleasant and dreadful clips in the WWE history. The duo are also known on the show for taking shots at World Championship Wrestling (with the Twitter trending hashtag #WCWRuinsEverything), the internet wrestling community (or IWC), silly vignettes and botched moves and spots during matches (referred to as “Garbage Juice”), and wrestlers that had very short stints in the WWE. Enjoy the most recent episode of “Are You Serious” after the break! Read the rest of this entry
It appears that YouTuber DSimphony has uncovered one of the biggest secrets in the history of video games. According to this video, it seems that gaming companies Sega and Square Enix attempted to mask this over and let this slip past us. Unfortunately for them, gamers are an intelligent and resourceful group of people with extraordinary resources. Funny; I wrote about this particular Square Enix game just a week ago… Read the rest of this entry
Ah yes, as I recall my days at the Langford Architecture Complex at Texas A&M University (Class of 2007; WHOOP!) and the architecture building at UT-San Antonio, I remember the day-to-day process of the life of an architecture student (or as we referred to it: “ArchiTorture”). From long hours at the study to finish models and presentations early (or on time), sleeping underneath my studio desk, an unhealthy diet of fast/processed food (or “diet” of little food), and scrambling for and spending cash on supplies, all the while trying to keep some sort of social life to keep from losing my mind. It also brings to mind the critiques from my architecture professors, from the actually helpful criticism, to the mean-spirited judgments, to the “what-in-the-name-of-all-that-is-Holy” are you talking about. However, I’m pretty sure I’m guilty of some during my time as a teaching assistant at UTSA. The two videos below seem to share the experiences I’ve had during my architectural education at both Texas A&M and UTSA, thanks to YouTubers Ndepratti & Melle1208. Read the rest of this entry
Look out Boxee Box, Roku, & Apple TV! Vizio is about to give you a run for your money…er…our money…but still, COMPETITION!! Anyway, today Vizio is beginning to take pre-orders for its Co-Star Google TV box, due for an August 14th release. For under $100, this small little box of awesome adds the new, updated Google TV experience to your existing setup, along with its remote that sports a QWERTY keyboard on the underside and an integrated IR blaster. The Co-Star is powered by one of Marvell’s ARM processors, making it ready for the online game-streaming service OnLive, among other entertainment online services. Man, I sure would LOVE to get my hands on one of these… Read the rest of this entry
Whenever the terms “reality television” and “professional wrestling” come together, the first thing that usually comes to mind would be the successful Tough Enough series from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). From it’s original run on MTV from 2001 to 2003 (not counting the competition on WWE Smackdown — sans its own show — in 2004), and it’s revival last year on the USA Network, the reality competition had varied participants undergo vigorous professional wrestling training and compete for a contract with the WWE. Popular independent wrestling promotion Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) has decided to go a similar route, and start their own online reality series called AIW Absolute Intern. In this series, four AIW fans compete for the opportunity and right to be part of one of the best promotions on the independent wrestling circuit from a behind-the-scenes basis. Check out the premiere episode above, where this week the interns attempt to sell posters to the AIW crowd while host/announcer Vic Travagliante (who also broadcasts for the Chicago White Sox and various NCAA D1 programs) yells at them. Enjoy, and also check out their YouTube channel for more videos; the quality of their matches are excellent!
Because it’s amazing what geeky & nerdy hobbies/obsessions, a digital video camera, a microphone, some editing software and a decent internet connection can get you. Also, not a bad way to celebrate the 200th post on The PractitioNERD!
Starting on the evening of Friday, June 29th (and every following Friday evening), the PractitioNERD YouTube show will review the stories covered and shared across the PractitioNERD network (i.e. this blog, Tumblr, Facebook, Google +, etc.). This project has been in the making for the past few months, as I’ve been testing equipment, video/sound quality, graphics, music, formats, etc., but things are falling in place; I’ve even filmed an “Episode 0″ as a test to see how everything looked and sounded. I saw this as also a great way to celebrate The PractitioNERD’s upcoming 1-Year Anniversary on Thursday, June 14th of 2012 (**kazoo sounds**) and to further expand the network.
So rise up your Klingon goblets, take a bite of your Apenture Lab-decorated cakes, blow your computer-aided drafted horns, toss those steel chair-shaped party favors in the air like you just don’t care and spread the word on your two-way pagers — oh, nostalgia — and cry out: WE ARE NERDS, HEAR US WHINE!!!
The video above comes from FPSRussia, an online entertainment show with a main character who is known for being a faux-Russian arms aficionado. In many of his prior videos, he has tazed his willing fans, blown up trees using .50 caliber guns, and even driven an APC through a drive-thru at a McDonald’s. Now, McDonald’s may be good enough for some people (I’m more of a Whataburger guy, myself), however this time he’s got a hankering for some good ol’ White Castle burgers. Plus, this time FSPRussia managed to get his hands on an actual WWII-era tank.
Man, I wish we could get some White Castles down here in Texas…
In a recent edition of the WWE YouTube series, “WWE Download,” host Dolph Ziggler gives the fans in the WWE Universe what they want: his response to the challenge from the nerdiest, creepiest and most downright awkward YouTube personality out there Keith Apicary. Above is the original challenge from Apicary, with the response from Ziggler posted below.
I recall the amazement (just on the novelty alone) of watching large scale professional wrestling events that took place outdoors as opposed to an indoor arena. The events that come to my mind include: WWF Wrestlemania IX at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, the WCW Road Wild events held in Sturgis, South Dakota during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and WWF SummerSlam ’92 at Wembley Stadium in London. There’s just a great “play in the park” feeling of watching or attending a pro wrestling event held outdoors; a reminder of playing and spending time outside with close friends in the bright, natural sunlight, feeling the wind breeze by, and having nothing but the cloudy or clear sky above our heads. Even though I enjoy this feeling when attending smaller-scale independent wrestling shows, I dream for WWE, TNA, and ROH to have more larger-scale shows taking place outdoors.
On this episode of “WWE Legends of Wrestling,” a round-table discussion show hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the host and guests (including Kevin Nash, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, Michael Hayes, and soon-to-be-WWE Hall of Famer J.J. Dillon) talk about some of the more historic outdoor events and the unique aspects of putting on a show in the midst of God and Mother Nature, discussing events like World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) Parade of Champions, and the aforementioned Wrestlemania IX, WCW Road Wild and WWF SummerSlam 1992.