A very happy day off to those of you that have it.
Ramble of the Day
There is so much content to be absorbed and shared on Twitter, much of it very specific to the website. Videos make up plenty of those tweets people send out into the world, but there is a specific genre of video that I would like to ramble about today. It’s a genre of Twitter video that I almost always enjoy
I am talking about the Twitter video where someone takes footage of something and puts it to audio that you would, at first, never associate with the scenes, but actually match up well once you put them together. The results are almost always hilarious, and worth watching over and over again.
Watched predator again today. Then recorded the end credits with the full house theme— Brandon Ream (@Reamkore) October 5, 2018
You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/FXIypDZbVZ
This is an example I stumbled upon yesterday morning, and automatically made me laugh. I showed it to my younger sister, who then thought of a video she had seen recently that she could not stop watching.
Party Rock Anthem has the same bpm as Uptown Girl pic.twitter.com/vt7B1mQIqA— Stan Lewis (@StanLewis_) October 4, 2018
I have not been able to get “Uptown Girl” out of my head all day. I even watched it a few times about an hour before starting this ramble. I might also have a mild obsession with this video and might have Googled the 2003 film, Uptown Girls, which I accidentally confused for a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen film. (I can’t remember if I’ve seen this movie or not, but it seems interesting, but not necessarily good, from the plot I read on Wikipedia.)
Anyway, this reminded me of the greatest video of this type that I’ve seen.
It is the only thing that make me think of Top Gun and not cringe, which is an accomplishment in and of itself, but the video itself is much better for the replacement of song. It’s just so...perfect. It gets really good about halfway in, when Son Heung-min flashes that smile we all love and the key in the music changes. Maybe Nike should have used this song for the video originally. It’s much better than the actual music they picked (which was actually pretty good, to Nike’s credit).
tl;dr: The joy of the unexpected.
Links of the Day
The attorney of Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who said Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in 2009, said another woman has reached out to him saying the footballer also raped her.
John Terry has retired after a 23 year career.
Pep Guardiola has apologized to Gabriel Jesus after choosing to let Riyad Mahrez take the penalty instead of the Brazilian in Manchester City’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
Today’s longer read: Brian Phillips wants to fix the Champions League, and wrote about it for ESPN