Viral videos: Conan the gamer, a hiccuping puppy and ‘dry hump day’

8 May 2015

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Viral videos of the week: Conan the gamer, a hiccuping puppy and 'dry hump day'

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This week in viral videos, ‘Clueless Gamer’ Conan goes on a sex quest, Matt LeBlanc sings Joey Tribbiani’s songs, a puppy has the hiccups and a news anchor hopes for a ‘dry hump day’.

About 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, 500 years of video watched on Facebook every day, and more than 700 YouTube videos shared on Twitter each minute, ensuring there is always video trending on the web.

With so much video available for viewing, we take a look at some of the viral videos that have caught our eye this week.

Clueless Gamer: Conan Reviews The Witcher: Wild Hunt

Conan O’Brien hit on a winning formula with his Clueless Gamer series, with each edition following the floppy-haired late night chat show host as he reviews new video games despite having absolutely no interest in the medium.

Though we’ve previously seen Conan leering at Lara Croft in Tomb Raider and attempting to pick up women in Skyrim, his somewhat sleazy take on gaming hit new heights with the The Witcher: Wild Hunt – a soon-to-be released RPG that, judging from O’Brien’s playthrough, will be noted for its very grown-up content.

Prompted by his usual sidekick (and competent gamer) Aaron Blair, Conan embarks on a heroic quest with one hopeful end goal: win the affections of the extremely naked Yennifer. “I want an erotic adventure,” shouts O’Brien, and his NSFW journey sees him visit an erotic bathhouse, battle a fully nude water hag and, eventually, reach his ultimate goal, prompting the best pay-off of Clueless Gamer history.

Uploaded: 7 May 2015

Matt LeBlanc sings Joey Tribbiani’s songs

For his latest appearance on The Graham Norton ShowFriends star Matt LeBlanc treated the audience to a rendition of two of his most famous songs from the ’90s sitcom.

Starting with a piece taken from Freud!, an off-broadway musical that saw Joey play the famed father of psychoanalysis, LeBlanc was also coerced into singing his famous hand-twin theme tune.

They missed the best one, though. The “Oh, morning’s here” song!

Uploaded: 1 May 2015

Buck has the hiccups

Hiccups are a confusing thing. Medically they’re known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter — a sudden, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm that happens at the same time as a contraction of the llarynx and total closure of the glottis.

How to stop hiccups, though, has been a medical mystery for hundreds of years, with supposed remedies ranging from drinking water with plugged ears, to having an orgasm.

Buck, an eight-week old heeler, has his own method. Experiencing his first-ever hiccups, the ridiculously adorable puppy attempts to scare the ailment away with growls and yelps.

Uploaded 27 April 2015

Today’s forecast: A dry hump day

How news anchors must live in constant fear. The good quality, professional work they do the overwhelming majority of the time is almost inevitably forgotten, yet all their errors are memorialised on YouTube forever.

Here’s an example of an unfortunate faux pas by Detroit’s Fox 2 News’s Amy Andrews. Noting that the week was half over – Wednesday sometimes being referred to as ‘hump day’ for that very reason – Andrews chatted to colleagues about the weather, which unfortunately came out as hoping for a “dry hump day”.

One of her co-anchors in particular seems quite intrigued by the prospect.

Uploaded: 6 May 2015

Metallica’s Enter Sandman (Backwards cover)

According to musician Rob Scallon, this month is May-tallica, and to celebrate the multi-instrumentalist is releasing a series of Metallica covers.

First up is this hard-to-get-your-head-around version of the band’s Enter Sandman, which sees Scallon performing the song backwards, vocals and all, and reversing the video so the audio sounds correct.

Confused? Scallon has also released an accompanying video of the track as he played it.

Uploaded: 4 May 2015

The thug life chose me

Either this guy Josh has Hawkeye from The Avengers-markmanship levels, or there’s something funny going on in ‘The thug life chose me‘, a video that sees him throw a series of objects over his shoulder and stare to camera as they land exactly where they’re supposed to.

Or there’s option three: he has a ridiculous amount of time and filmed himself throwing things for hours on end, just waiting for that one time when he fluked the necessary result.

Whatever his method, Josh needs to learn that true thugs film themselves in landscape and not portrait.

Uploaded: 4 May 2015

 

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