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Jon's Top Five YouTube vids from 2011




Here they are, my favorite YouTube videos (which I first saw in 2011).

Number one by a mile was the amazing 'Free Hugs' video. It's an oldie, but I'd never seen it before.

#1 Free Hugs



#2 The Force: Volkswagon Commercial




In case you missed the earlier ones, here they are again:


#3 T-Mobile: Welcome Home



#4 'My Blackberry Is Not Working.'


#5 Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) (Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire)



If you're one of those folks who can't see YouTube videos posted here, these links will take you to the relevant YouTube pages:

#1 Free Hugs http://bit.ly/GaEj
#2 The Force: Volkswagon http://bit.ly/e0j2z3
#3 T-Mobile: Welcome Home http://bit.ly/cpxqTo
#4 'My Blackberry Is Not Working.' http://bit.ly/ewQfWX

#5 Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) (Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire) http://bit.ly/vglVFv


How about you?

What were your favorite YouTube videos from 2011?


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( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
xjenavivex
Dec. 31st, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year
jongibbs
Jan. 1st, 2012 05:19 am (UTC)
You too, MG :)
incandragon
Dec. 31st, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
2011 is hard.

I really liked the Christmas commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSLOnR1s74o&feature=player_embedded

Also Ultimate Dog Tease: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

Free hugs is wonderful. If we allow oldies, how about the seatbelt commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-8PBx7isoM

Let's see, United Breaks Guitars is 2010, so is the Double Rainbow song.

If you haven't seen Where in the Hell is Matt (1, 2, and outtakes), it's weirdly satisfying.
jongibbs
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
Excellent choices. I hadn't seen the John Lewis or seat belt ones before.

No matter how often I watch 'Where the Hell is Matt?, it always makes me smile.

Thanks for sharing :)
asakiyume
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Where's Matt video will always be among my favorites, too.
ladysaotome
Dec. 31st, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, that was awesome. Thanks for sharing!
jongibbs
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
There are some real gems to be found on YouTube, I think :)
beth_bernobich
Dec. 31st, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Except...

The Free Hugs sequence, however admirable from an abstract POV, doesn't account for how women have to deal with creeps, stalkers, and male privileged idiots who think a hug automatically implies more. If we show caution, we are labeled "no fun." If we don't, and that nice-seeming guy assaults us, it's labeled our fault because all assault is automatically the woman's fault.

Catch-22 anyone?



jongibbs
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
A fair point, I suppose, but I don't think the guy in the video was trying (or looking) for anything more than offering free hugs.
beth_bernobich
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Oh I realize that he's not looking for more, but that's something we know in hindsight. Creepy people do not come with labels and a mind-link to read their intentions in advance.

(And sorry to derail. I know this was meant as a fun link, but I had just been reading posts such as Schroedinger's Rapist, which affected my perspective.)
jjschwabach
Jan. 1st, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Very nice to round out the year!
jongibbs
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
I love these feel-good videos :)
jjschwabach
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Yes indeedy.
alycewilson
Jan. 2nd, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!
jongibbs
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Thanks, Alice :)
alycewilson
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!
jongibbs
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
And now it'll be twice as happy ;)
asakiyume
Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
So, so glad you loved the Free Hugs video.

And that little Darth Vader Volkswagen one was VERY cute. (loved the imperturbable dog and baby doll)
jongibbs
Jan. 4th, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC)
The doll always reminds me of the one in Toy Story 3
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