Category Archives: This Wins the Internet
I love a good Simpsons meme, especially the bit where the internet keeps remaking the Skinner/Chalmers steamed hams bit. It’s just so wonderfully chaotic. I shared this awesome LEGO version a month ago. And just the other day, I stumbled upon this version where YouTuber bad puns animates it into the classic A-ha music video for “Take On Me”.
Absurdist humor is a great kind of humor! The animation looks gorgeous, the music is as catchy as ever, and the steamed hams bit never gets old. What an age we live in.
No wait, the age we live in is terrible! Somebody free me from this quarantine nightmare!
Have you ever watched Drawfree? It’s this funny and charming drawing show/Twitch stream/a bunch of other stuff that I’ve been watching for a while now. And they’ve just announced that they’ve finally gone fully independent! And could therefore use more viewers!
Here’s a taste of their style.
So basically, Drawfee was created as part of College Humor that developed into a group of four artists who get together and do drawing challenges while bantering and having a good time. It’s a fun watch. Here’s their channel with just a metric ton of old episodes to watch.
Then College Humor went belly up in January and the Drawfee bunch has been flapping in the wind for months now, especially in light of the pandemic. Now it seems they’ve finally got some solid ground underneath them.
I’m just letting you readers know because I like sharing cool internet things, and the Drawfee bunch is definitely that sort of thing. And don’t we all need more and more entertaining YouTube channels to just lose ourselves in for hours upon end? Isn’t that what your lockdown is like too?
I love the fact that the “steamed hams” bit from The Simpsons became this weird meme. It’s the perfect kind of insane.
Apparently it’s still a thing, because here’s the entire scene done in amazing LEGO by Chuwawa on YouTube!
I mean, that’s absolutely perfect, right? The animation is gorgeous and flows like butter! The jokes are just as funny today as they were all those years ago. This is memedom to perfection!
If this Chuwawa fellow is looking to get hired somewhere as an animator, I’d say this definitely makes the highlight reel.
I’ve never heard of YouTuber Julie Nolke before, but I randomly came upon this first pandemic video of hers a couple months ago. It’s pretty funny. It’s a gag where her April self visits her January self. It’s good.
The even better part is that she’s come back with a sequel! When she made that first one, I doubt she intended to be able to come back two months later and keep the gag going!
Imagine what she’ll be able to do in August…
Have you been watching all of Kevin James’ new content? It’s great! That’s right, I said Kevin James. I don’t know if it’s a quarantine thing or what, but for the past two months, comedian Kevin James has been reinventing himself on his YouTube channel with a series of deeply funny short films. Not “haha” funny, but darkly, sublimely funny.
Take, for example, his latest Sound Guy sketch from the movie Inception. He plays a sound guy edited into a bunch of movies.
Hilarious. Who knew Kevin James had such depth of comedy? But here he is, cut loose from the rigors of Hollywood and delivering some truly great material!
Definitely worth a quarantine binge!