Video Mania: Resistance is Futile

Some days I'm not sure what's going to take over our brains and world first:
  • inspiring and uplifting quotes Photoshopped onto photos of beautiful scenery or cute animals and kids
  • funny videos
Today I'm voting for videos to take first place for world and cerebral domination — have you seen the latest YouTube statistics?
  • 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 3 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or almost 140 views for every person on Earth
 Regardless of your sense of humor ironic, wacky, snarky, slapstick, dark it's guaranteed you can find a video that will make you laugh. (A slight detour here an interesting article that actually spells out 10 different humor types in dating profiles.)

Here are two videos that grabbed my attention today, and tickled my funny bone, as the old saying goes.

The first one is fiendishly clever. Clemenger BBDO created a vending machine to test how far humans will go to get a free snack. And the resulting video is somewhere between a evil, mad-scientist-type experiment run amok and impromptu performance art.

The second video that had me laughing out loud is this (scripted but still funny) video of two men who attempt and fail miserably to resist singing along with the annoyingly catchy Gotye song, "Somebody That You Used to Know". Come on, don't deny it you sing it in the car too. :-)

So what type of humor and videos make you laugh out loud all by yourself, or are so perfect that you share them with all of your social networks?