SomePeopleThink This Is Why Americans Are Fat

I came across Epic Meal Time a few months ago, when it came up on a friend’s Facebook newsfeed. My friend quickly shared it with me, knowing that any video on Youtube with a couple million views – good or bad – will always catch my attention (as my internet wet dream is to have a viral video of my very own).

I proceeded to watch every video that Epic Meal Time had posted. Ranging from 2-5 minutes, the videos feature a group of six inebriated, 20-something Canadian guys, cooking the most outrageously gluttonous food you’ve ever seen and never could imagine.

A 100,000 calorie burger, nicknamed the “Ben Rothlisburger”. Their take on the turducken, but with 5 birds and a pig. Four loko chili. Bacon-covered, Jack Daniels-drowned everything. Epic Meal Time intelligently parodies the locavor movement, on their organically sustainable high-horses, with meat, meat and more meat.

Now beware, I’ve shared these videos with friends and co-workers, and there’s been some mixed reactions. Granted, it is pretty filthy watching a wasted guy (nicknamed “Muscles Glasses”, a wonderfully ironic moniker) eat chili with a paddle. But the inventive ideas and surprising knowledge of cooking is certainly worth it.

My advice? Start from the earliest videos and watch through to today. There’s an interesting progression in the scale of the recipes and the desire to monetize.

Because isn’t that the question, ultimately? How to transform a viral video sensation into a lucrative business venture (or at least make a couple bucks from the 5 million viewers freely watching your content). In a recent video, several seconds were dedicated to shilling for Gamefly, offering a promotion for viewers who visited gamefly.com/bacon. I’ve also read some articles suggesting the possibility of an Epic Meal Time television show, though I’m not sure about squeezing another 25-27 minutes out of this concept each week.

For now, though, I’m content to follow the Epic Meal Time gang, as they eat lamb heads and get wasted.

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SomePeopleThink Lizzy Caplan is Your New Favorite Actress

So, I’ve been asked to add a bit of estrogen to Some People Think. Well, not sure I was technically asked…But like most things in my life, I’m offering my goods for free (hmm, that didn’t come out right).

As a human with a vagina, who is often surrounded by penises (gosh, this is just NOT sounding at all how it did in my head), I’m often caught in the middle of the gender divide. I find that I get along really well with boys, and have a tendency to see things from a bit more of a male perspective than other 24-year old girls.

But when I really start thinking about what that means, I get confused. I hate beer and don’t know a damn thing about sports, but if you give me a glass of white wine, and at least answer my questions about whichever game happens to be on (how many periods in hockey? What’s a technical foul?), I’m going to be a hell of a lot happier than seeing the newest romantic comedy and discussing which Sex and the City character I am (That is such a Samantha thing to say).

I know what a New York City apartment costs, Carrie. Freelance writer? I'm calling bullshit.

If you’re still reading, this was my long-winded introduction into why some people think Lizzy Caplan is your new favorite actress – for both males and females alike. You may know Miss Caplan as Casey Klein from Starz’ short-lived series Party Down (which, if you haven’t already seen, I couldn’t recommend more highly), and you definitely know her as Janis Ian from Mean Girls.

But what makes Caplan such a wonderfully alluring actress is her ability to seem just as comfortable as both one of the girls and one of the guys. She’s not annoyingly girly (e.g., Kate Hudson in just about anything), and she’s not obnoxiously “one of the guys”.

During Glee last night, (see! I am a good female!) I saw a promo for a new Fox show, “New Girl”. The description on Fox.com is as follows:

 Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn’t. Although she’s dorky and awkward, she’s comfortable in her own skin.

Now, Zooey Deschanel is annoying for about a million other reasons, but this character seems absolutely insufferable – she’s obnoxiously “one of the guys”. And while most members of the male persuasion might not understand what I’m talking about, I’m hoping the female readers out there do.

Anyways, while I’ve gone a little off-track, but Lizzy Caplan is awesome and I’m excited for what’s to come in her career.

Also, she has big boobs. Always a plus.

Watch Lizzy in this fantastic short: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a5c1f2716c/successful-alcoholics

SomePeopleThink you cant root for Uconn tonight if you’re a Syracuse fan

I most ‘cuse people I’ve talked to about tonight’s game couldn’t care less about whether Uconn wins, but as a fan of the Big East I feel as though have something invested in the game. Generally I’ll root against Uconn to lose in any given situation, even though they’re from the Big East, even though Jim Calhoun was born 35 minutes away from where I grew up, Connecticut is in New England (kinda) and a guy from my 7th grade baseball team played there for 4 years (J-E-F-F! JEFF! JEFF! JEFF!). All signs point to me liking Uconn, but I literally don’t think I’ve ever rooted for them before in my entire life. Well tonight I will, and here is why. It infuriates me to watch Chuck shit all over the Big East in post-game coverage while he and Kenny aren’t even analysts of NCAA ball; they have zero business being in that studio. I can’t stand the fact that my bracket has all Big East teams going deep (8 in the Sweet Sixteen out of straight loyalty), while they all shit the bed too damn early. And it frustrates me to no end when I think that after having 9 Big East teams in the top 25 to end the season, there are two in the Sweet Sixteen. It sucks. I’m embarrassed for all the shit I talked about the ACC and Big Ten.  Uconn needs to go deep in this tournament to redeem the Big East, just like Louisville did last year. Because of all that, tonight I’ll be rooting for the University of Patheticut. Tough for me to say, but I feel like I had to explain myself.

Anyway the real reason for this post was to put up some awesome Jordan brand commercials about college basketball, first one is relevant to Uconn, the second one is just because I love it.

Go Orange

-piff

(Thanks to Amanda McCarthy for the video, she was my muse on this one.)

SomePeopleThink the Trailer is Usually Better than the Movie

Welcome to the second installment of my incredibly lackluster and disappointing segment showcasing my favorite trailers I find on the internet. Aren’t you excited? I know I am, I’m ready to dominate this post and get this segment to exceedingly average status. Lets go!

“This award-winning documentary illuminates the unlikely pioneers that shaped the way we see pools”  – Funnyordie.com

Now what if I told you I found a great trailer of half naked dudes catching balls and getting wet? Would you hold it against me? I really hope you would, especially if you’re Britney Spears and 9 years younger with a snake. That be cool. But regardless, please allow me to explain myself because this trailer is worth every minute wasted on this forced write-up. It’s a genius mock-trailer in the style of a documentary and it possesses every awe-inspiring component that all trailers should embody. Some people think it is the perfect trailer. In just 3 minutes and 10 seconds, a beautiful story is told about innocent youth, loving friendship, surprising achievement, ultimate glory, irreparable tragedy and perspective remembrance. Damnit I love pretending to know what I’m talking about.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you the beautiful story of guys catching balls while jumping into pools.

SomePeopleThink this is the best way to get people to stop talking to you

You really have to trust me on this one…check out Jenna Mourey, the sole founder and blogger of Stoollala.com, and current contributor to Barstool Sports. She is the absolute shit, and thats a serious understatement. Not only is she model-level gorgeous, she is also one of the funniest people you will ever find on the internet. Doesn’t matter who you are – guy or gal, hipster or bro, Coke or Pepsi – I 100% guarantee that you will love this girl. Check these two videos out and you’ll se why:

Yeaaaa, not much else that I need to say other than make sure to check out her hilarious blog and follow her on Twitter @JennaNikki6.

Your Welcome. One Love.

SomePeopleThink Wiz Khalifa’s laugh sounds just like Ronnie’s from Jersey Shore

As the workweek winds down and we all look forward to the weekend there are very few things that get me excited before Friday. One of them happens to fall on Thursdays. Thursdays used to be a glorious debauchery filled rage fest that left me with skipped classes, several snoozed alarms, and a mean headache. But alas, some of us are now in the real world and those days are better reserved for the weekends.

Now that Thursday nights are not filled with cover charge and empty wallets, I fill them with Jersey Shore. Take it how you want it, but I think this show is amazing. Like a crash on the interstate or a really hot girl bending over I just can’t stop watching. But every Thursday at 10pm I am always left pondering the same thought: Ronnie’s laugh in the opening credits sounds a lot like the Wiz Khalifa’s laugh in the back ground of some of his songs.

Sure this might be a waste of a post but I know someone out there has to wonder the same thing. So I decided to put the two side to side to help compare. Let me know what you think.

Jersey Shore Intro

Wiz Khalifa Laughs

SomePeopleThink Lil Wayne is Good for the Economy

Some People Think Lil’ Wayne is a man of his word.  As he once said, and I quote, “Yeah I’m in this bitch with the terror, got a handful of stacks, better grab an umbrella, I make it rain, I make it rain, I make it rain on them hoes, I make it rain, I make it rain, I make it rain of them hoes.” So eloquent. Well, apparently he isn’t lying according to this story:

Lil Wayne was so happy that his Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl that he made it rain in a Dallas strip club.Weezy supposedly threw so many bills that the club allegedly ran out of singles.TMZ obtained footage of Weezy and his Young Money crew throwing wads of cash at the “talent” at Club Onyx on Sunday night.

My 5 Initial Reactions to This Story:

1) Lil Wayne is clearly a man of of his word who has left prison to rid his demons by supporting single moms.

2) Can you imagine what that must’ve been like for the average slob who saved up his 50 bucks all week to get his chub on that night… JACKPOT.

3) Conversely – Weezy…singles? Come on man, I know you just got out of prison and all, but no one believes you couldn’t at least spring for Hamiltons…

4) It’s kind of sad that not one stripper realized how to solve this problem,  any real person would’ve realized that they could’ve exchanged for bigger bills

5) It’s even more sad pathetic that the strip club owner didn’t realize this either; he has clearly never played Monopoly…

SomePeopleThink strip club owners could learn a thing or two from being the banker…

Some People Think the Best Part About the Steelers v Jets Game was a Booger and Some Humping

I am really glad these moments were caught and uploaded. For sitting through what I thought to be a boring NFC championship game (for the most part), we were rewarded with two priceless clips:

Clip 1: Mark Sanchez picks his nose, then proceeds to put a booger on Mark Brunell. HAHA. I cannot think of a better person in the world to put a booger on than Mark Brunell. Seriously. As a Redskins fan, I know how much of a joke this guy is. He’s a 40 year old born-again Christian QB with no arm strength, speed, or testicles, who famously filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and is now broke as hell. I can honestly say, with complete confidence, that Mark Sanchez’s booger is worth more than Mark Brunell’s life. I personally know Jets fans that would pay $50 to eat his booger. And yes, they’re dudes.

Clip 2: Rashard Mendenhall dry humps Ben Roethlisber: [Insert funny Ben Roethlisberger rape joke]

Nice form Mendy!

Some People Think You Should Shoot Soccer Balls into Police Vans

Bringing sports to everyday life, all while pissing off unassuming bystanders. Hilarious. It’s like sports and Jackass combined. Keep it up you crazy europeans.

Some People Think Dinosaur T-Shirts are in for 2011

I felt it was my duty to post this video when I saw this. All post-dentist videos are epic. Whatever drugs these dentists are giving these people, I really hope they don’t stop. I was dying laughing by the end of this vid, definitely already one of my favorites of all time. I am a big fan of this guy. I mean, What’s not to love?

Dinosaur t-shirt? Check. Funny hair? Check. Love for chocolate milkshakes? Check. Incessant admiration for Meg Ryan? Double Check. What a guy.

Also, a bay bay is the perfect ending. And did anyone else think that the nurse was a complete bitch?

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