For our [ImprovEverywhere's] latest mission, Agent Lathan gave out 2,000 high fives by standing next to a subway escalator during the morning rush. Five additional agents spread out along the adjacent stairs, holding signs that prepared commuters for the upcoming high five fun.
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New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo returns to HBO for a second season. Season 2 Online Premiere available here.
Brett: Are you living in your car, Murray?
Murray: No. Of course not. It's illegal. You can't do that. Apparently. Unless you move your vehicle every three hours. [Beeping] I've got to go.
Der Untergang (The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich) recast as a financial crisis at an investment bank headed by Adolf Hitler. The reconstructed plot and dialogue, supported by subtitles, are brilliant and hilarious.
- The Spiral - Part I - Those Vultures
- The Spiral - Part II - Managing Directors Everywhere
- The Spiral - Part III - On Stage
- The Spiral - Part IV - Liquidation
- The Spiral - Part V - The Board
- The Spiral - Part VI - Crescendo Partners
- The Spiral - Part VII - The Kitchen
- The Spiral - Part VIII - Jet A
- The Spiral - Part IX - Paulson
Of course, there is practically a cottage industry built on parodies of Der Untergang. Here is a one-off video also inspired by the current financial crisis.
No problem. I'll just refinance my adjustable rate mortgage and then I'll be fine.
Real estate only goes UP! My broker told me it only goes UP! I can't believe I am going to have to sell my house before I can flip it for a profit! That bimbo said I could always refinance before the rates went up!
The term paper biz is managed by brokers who take financial risks by accepting credit card payments and psychological risks by actually talking to the clients. Most of the customers just aren't very bright. One of my brokers would even mark assignments with the code words DUMB CLIENT. That meant to use simple English; nothing's worse than a client calling back to ask a broker -- most of whom had no particular academic training -- what certain words in the paper meant. One time a client actually asked to talk to me personally and lamented that he just didn't "know a lot about Plah-toe." Distance learning meant that he'd never heard anyone say the name.
Someone came up with a website that allows you to upload MP3s and to add cowbell and Christopher Walken (as SNL character Bruce Dickinson) to the track. Some favorites:
David travels cross-country to meet a woman who comes with some extra baggage.
Man in Black: All right. Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead.
Vizzini: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Man in Black: You've made your decision then?
Vizzini: Not remotely. Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.
Man in Black: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Vizzini: Wait til I get going! Now, where was I?
Man in Black: Australia.
Vizzini: Yes, Australia. And you must have suspected I would have known the powder's origin, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Man in Black: You're just stalling now.
Vizzini: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could've put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that man is mortal, so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Man in Black: You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.
Vizzini: IT HAS WORKED! YOU'VE GIVEN EVERYTHING AWAY! I KNOW WHERE THE POISON IS!
Man in Black: Then make your choice.
Vizzini: I will, and I choose - What in the world can that be?
Vizzini: [Vizzini gestures up and away from the table. Roberts looks. Vizzini swaps the goblets]
Man in Black: What? Where? I don't see anything.
Vizzini: Well, I- I could have sworn I saw something. No matter.First, let's drink. Me from my glass, and you from yours.
Man in Black, Vizzini: [they drink]
Man in Black: You guessed wrong.
Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...
Vizzini: [Vizzini stops suddenly, and falls dead to the right]
Buttercup: And to think, all that time it was your cup that was poisoned.
Man in Black: They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.
This is a video with sound of an internal systems support guy's fictional morning. It is so funny. Comic gold:
- remote desktop'ing into a salesguy's machine to discover that all the icons on his desktop form a penis outline
- deleting boss's email from his sent mail to support denial of never having seen the message
- attacking coworkers in Halo game
will feature pranks, hacks, participatory art, flash mobs, and other creative endeavors that take place in public places in cities across the world. If someone does something awesome in the public space, we plan to cover it.