Green Child of Mine (Baby Yoda parody)

Someone made a video parody of the song “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns N’ Roses where it is about “Baby Yoda” (Grogu) in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. This is really well done on many levels — like Weird Al level quality. So if you have any idea what I’m talking about, I recommend watching it.

cashier beatboxing

Here’s a video of Beardyman at a supermarket / grocery store, where he starts out as a bored cashier but gets inspired to do some beatboxing along the way.  If only the cashiers at Walmart could do this…

He has a number of other videos out, and he performs live, too.  If you care to experience more of his “beatology”, here’s a music video of DOLBYMAN featuring Beardyman performing all the parts, which covers several musical genres.


best YouTube video – Shingo Mama no Oha Rock!

Somebody online said they found the best YouTube video, so I had to watch it.  I don’t have time to find the best videos.  If you’ve ever perused YouTube for a while, you’ve undoubtedly discovered that some videos are not funny or not interesting or of low quality.  (Those are often referred to as crap.)  But that said, there are some great videos there, and when someone says they found the best one, I figured it had to be something special.

It’s a music video of a song called “Shingo Mama no Oha rock!”, and, well, it’s unique.  I’ll give it that.  I’m embedding it below, for your viewing pleasure.  I do have to warn you, though — it’s not for the faint of heart nor the faint of butt.   The backgrounds can give you a headache, and the dancing can give you gas.  (At least, that was my experience.)  So don’t say you weren’t warned.

About 30 seconds into the video, I’m starting to wonder if I’ve been had.  I mean, this is like the Macarena gone bad.  But this recommendation was from a blog that I’ve read for about a year, and there’s still over 3 minutes left in the video, which is plenty of time for something awesome to happen, like some explosions, ninja fights, car chases, etc.   So I keep watching.

About a third of the way through, the singer and dancers explode!   Well, that was something.  But they come back.   So obviously that was fake.

About halfway through, the music pauses, and James Brown comes out!  This so caught me by surprise!  I mean, THAT WAS RANDOM!  I’ve listened to a lot of James Brown’s music, and that was the furthest thing from my mind during this song.  I have no idea how he got involved in that video, except that it probably involved a LOT of money.

While trying to find an English translation of the lyrics, I found an interview with the artist, and he said he wants kids to have dreams.   He said when he gets rich from his music, he’s going to buy a castle in Europe, move it to Tokyo, put a panda in the castle’s garden, and name the panda “Oha”, which translates to “Good Morning”.  So every time they sing (or shout) “Oha!”, they’re saying “Good Morning”.  While researching this, I also found out that this song hit #1 on the pop charts in Japan.  And the special guests during the chorus are Japanese TV celebrities.

The next video clip has the interview with the artist, plus the video with the lyrics in Japanese and in English.  He’s singing about the importance of a good breakfast, and other such things.  It’s definitely randomness, which is why I had to post it.  And FYI, the video becomes more amusing as you watch it more, especially if you starting singing along.  OHA!

So now that you’ve watched it, let me know what you think about it.  Was it the best YouTube video ever?

awesome music video with infectious dancing

I just came across a crazy Indian music video called Tunak Tunak Tun.   For some reason, this reminds me of the ’80s… but in a funny way.  I would like for you to watch it, then let’s talk about it.   🙂

Please watch the video before continuing reading, to get the full experience.  It starts a little slow, but then it jams, and these guys have some funky-fresh dance moves.  🙂

I have to wonder, would it be better if you could tell what they’re saying?  And speaking of that, do any of you have any idea what this video is about?  Every time I try to figure that out, I’m just speechless…

I did some research* and this was the first Indian video to use a blue screen.  And apparently the Tunak Dance is popular, and there’s even a parody of it in World of Warcraft.  I also found another video of it, where someone put the lyrics on the screen.  That’s helpful, because it’s kinda hard to interpret what they’re saying.

* That is, I browsed YouTube.

Here’s the version with some lyrics on the screen.  I know, you just watched it, but it gets funnier each time you watch it.  Trust me.

Have you watched the second video yet?  If so, let’s continue.

Okay, so the lyrics might have been an interpolation rather than an interpretation or translation.   But at least now we know it has something to do with bears.

Are any of you curious to what the actual lyrics are in English?  Well, I found a link for you.  But before I reveal that, remember that curiosity killed the cat.  Although I don’t think any of my regular readers are cats.  (If you are, e-mail me because I have a secret mission for you.)  If you really want to know the translated lyrics, you can read them here.  And by read, I mean read them as subtitles to the music video.  Yes, you have to watch it again!  MUWAHAHAHA!

Actually, this video gets funnier each time I watch it.