Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Canon Review on YouTube recommendations

First off, I apologize for my lack of activity last week. Yesterday was just a crazy day, just wacko. Today was pretty wacky as well, but dang it, I've got to get back on the horse, so to speak. Today I will be reviewing some videos off of YouTube, Canon Review style. One of my favorite features of YouTube is the Recommended for you feature, where the site recommends videos based on past videos you've already watched. However, it is also somewhat perplexing, as there are times where a video of three guys jumping on a chair is recommended because you watched a video about football. Needless to say, there recommendations aren't always perfect. Anyway, since most of my free time seems to be spent on YouTube, I decided to watch a few of these videos recommended for me and see what happens.

Video 1: Ultimate Warrior Slim Jim Commercial

If those aren't the five greatest words in the English Language, than it is a close second. What could possibly be better than eating over processed meat sticks with an insane, possibly homicidal pro wrestler? The commercial features three boys sitting in a dark garage bored. All of a sudden, the garage door opens and its the Ultimate Warrior with a bunch of beef sticks. He starts yelling semi-coherently about how the boys should relieve their boredom by snapping into a  Slim Jim. Snapping into Slim Jims apparently cause a lot of property damage, because with each snap, something gets destroyed. A stereo speaker, a shelf, heck one of the kids even goes flying out of his shoes before safely landing on his couch. All of this is happening while Warrior is still going on about something (I could only understand about half of what he said, and I've watched the video four times). He does say "Snap into a Slim Jim" five times in thirty seconds, and something about antiques, I don't know. Quite a bizarre little commercial.

Video 2: 1982 tb

That's a vague name for a video. This video is just a clip from a 1983 playoff game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. In the clip, Dallas QB Danny White runs a play action, rolls to the right, and throws a pass out in the flat to FB Timmy Newsome, who takes the rest of the way for a ten yard touchdown. The rest of the clip just shows the Dallas fans celebrating the score. John Madden and Pat Summerall were the commentators, although they don't say much during the video. The video obviously came from a video tape or something, as the quality isn't very good.

Video 3: MST3K - Favorite Moments - Werewolf

Obviously, this is somebody's favorite moments from the MST3K episode that featured the movie Werewolf. I must admit that I've never seen that episode, but judging from the clips, it looks like a hoot and a half. From Tom Servo's opening joke of "Werewolf, I don't know you had him last?" to an actress that manages to convey no emotion whatsoever (at least in the clips shown) to a gun-toting Santa Claus lookalike, this movie looks like a winner. Perhaps a future Canon Review will feature this episode. Only time will tell.

Video 4: Funny Game Show Answers

It's always interesting to hear some of the stuff that comes out of game show contestants' mouths. A lot of the clips are from Family Feud, which makes sense because you don't have to be too smart to get on that show. For example, there was the man that said London was known for its pasta. Or the young man that wouldn't want the police to find pickles in the back of his trunk. Or the man that when asked what day of the year you would like to hang out with friends, responded December. My favorite clip in this video was the guy on Family Feud who, when asked for a slang name for a police officer, responded "dick" in a real loud, gruff voice. There are clips from other shows, but nothing beats an awful answer on Family Feud.

Well, thanks for reading this quick little post. I'd write more, but I have to get up at 6:20 a.m. If you have an idea for a review, than either leave a comment or send me an e-mail at I leave you with one of the videos I reviewed earlier, try to guess which one.

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