Parallel Tuesdays

Are You Geek Enough For It?

For YouTube’s Geek Week, that is.

Apparently, it’s Global Geek Week. At least, it is on YouTube. And you don’t have to be a super geek to enjoy the offerings this week.  You can enjoy an interactive adventure, go on a date with Freddie Wong, or learn how cosplay can enhance your resume .

Every day is a different geeky flavor. I’m especially looking forward to Gaming Thursday.

Whatever your inherent level of geekiness (that’s a lot of geeks in less than 100 words :)), you’re sure to find something fun. So geek it up already!

Tuesday Toss-Up

How Do You Waste Time?

dog on the computer
Just how many cat videos are there?

Every now and then, we all have to waste a little time(side note: the term “wasting time” makes me think of this). Maybe you need to unwind after a busy day. Maybe you need to unstick your brain. Or maybe you’re, you know, just plain procrastinating.  Whatever the reason, wasted time can be the best time.

And, of course…. Continue reading “How Do You Waste Time?”

Tuesday Toss-Up

Does Everything Belong on YouTube?

Smile! You are on Camera

I’m a big fan of YouTube. I love the way just about anyone can upload a video and share their talent (okay…in some cases, the word “talent” might be a little generous). I love how folks can capture something amazing, funny, silly, weird, or cringe-worthy and share it with the world.

On the other hand, it’s more than a little horrifying that just about anybody can video anything at any time. Continue reading “Does Everything Belong on YouTube?”

Killer Thursdays

What if Your Favorite Feel Good Movies Were Recut as Horror?

Have you ever wondered what your favorite feel-good movies would be like if they were recut as horror movies?

Okay, maybe not.

But I bet you will after this.

An uncle plots to murder his brother and nephew, then take over the kingdom. But, you know, it’s a Disney movie…so it can’t be that scary… Continue reading “What if Your Favorite Feel Good Movies Were Recut as Horror?”

Tuesday Toss-Up

The Spoof’s on You: Favorite Parody Songs

As a kid I couldn’t get enough of Weird Al Yankovic‘s parodies on the hottest pop songs. After being bombarded with Madonna’s Like a Virgin and Michael Jackson’s Beat It on the radio and MTV, who didn’t love Al’s Like a Surgeon and Just Eat it? With YouTube, it seems like song parodies are flourishing and there are some pretty hilarious ones. Here are a few of my favorites…

*By the way, some or all of these may not be appropriate for work place viewing or younger viewers…so hide in the break room or make the kiddies go out and play*

Al Yankovic’s parody of  Chamillionaire‘s “Ridin” Continue reading “The Spoof’s on You: Favorite Parody Songs”

Tuesday Toss-Up

What Would You Say to Past-You?

Have you ever wished you could go back in time and warn yourself before you make a big mistake? A letter to your past self, perhaps. Or maybe the ability to pop in on yourself at just the right moment.

Psst, Past-Sonia, don’t eat that alfredo chicken pizza. Your stomach won’t thank you later…trust me.

Psst, Past-Sonia, you might want to start on that blog post now, this morning. You really don’t want to work on it at midnight when your eyes are burning and you can’t stop yawning.

While life is too short to beat yourself up over the past, it might be helpful from time to time to be able to go back in time and give ourselves a little warning. If you could, it might look a little like this…

Natalie Tran totally cracks me up. Plus she has a really sexy cat ;). You can find more hilarious videos on her YouTube channel.

If you could go back in time, what would you tell past-you?