Thomas the Tank Engine takes it to the streets

Who would’ve thought the Thomas the Tank Engine theme was so perfect for popular hip hop songs from 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G. and Snoop Dogg? My favourite is the Biggie mashup, for both the song and the picture (his head is just as round as Thomas’!)

Warning: Videos contain coarse language. Not safe for work!

Which one is your favourite?

50 Cent ft. Thomas the Tank Engine – In Da Club

Notorious B.I.G. ft. Thomas the Tank Engine – Come On

Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell ft. Thomas the Tank Engine – Beautiful

Which is funnier: Chat Roulette, Handsome Men, Hercules?

I watch a lot of YouTube videos. Most of them are brought to me through Twitter, other friends or my nephew Arron. I’ve been looking for ways to get more video posts up on here so I’ll see how this goes. I’ve posted three clips which I’ve recently watched and I’d say all are equally hilarious in their own right, but where would you rate them 1-3?

Chat Roulette Impov #1

With around 4 million views, as of this posting, Merton has already created a need for more. What a better way to use the randomness that is Chat Roulette? And could it be any funnier? I think not. Another sign of YouTube success comes with the parody (see: Ben Folds).

Handsome Men’s Club

Slightly dated, but I only just saw this one. It’s quite a long skit from the Jimmy Kimmel Show and features a ridiculous amount of stars. That in itself makes it awesome, but it’s the end that makes it hilarious it for me. What about you?

Hercules vs The Great Bear

Finally the most out-of-left-field entry has Lou Ferrigno as Hercules in the 1983 movie (or 84 – yes a sequel was made!). He’s fighting off a bear and throws the bear into outer space. WHAT?

After watching the videos which would you say is the funniest? We all know the Chat Roulette one is the most watched/ front of mind video. Can the other two overtake it for funny? Let me know!

It’s 2010. Man, time sure flew by!

After watching Newsweek’s “The Decade in 7 Minutes” a week or so ago, it got me thinking about how the things that happened in the past 10 years don’t seem that far off. Why is that?

I don’t know if I’m the only one who feels like this, but at the turn of the last decade, I didn’t feel as connected to the big stories as much as I do now. It may be because at the start of the 90’s I was only 5,  but I say the evolution of how we get our information has played a big role.

With news organizations moving online and staples in the online community like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter popping up, the information we’re looking for became available 24-7, distorting the timeline of when things actually happened. I likely never would’ve seen montages like this one above if it weren’t for YouTube which was created in 2005 – a fact that still blows my mind because I can’t remember having the Internet without it.

I’m curious to see where we’re headed, and where we’ll be a the end of this decade and beyond. Are our personal memories becoming a thing of the past as more people make the leap to the online world? With all the Tweets, videos and blog posts we can bring them up anytime we want. If everyone’s doing this it’ll seem like a memory collective – kinda “Borg“-ish if you ask me, but I’m curious to see how it’ll play out, and when.

That’s my off the wall theory to start the year. Happy 2010!!! I look forward to reading more of your comments and sharing my opinions with everyone.

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