There must be over 1,000 websites where you can find funny videos. Many of these web sites will be glad to e-mail you their funny video of the day. Some of the videos are candid and are very embarrassing. Many of these videos are posted without the permission of the primary subject. Some people purposely film funny videos to get their 15 minutes of fame. Shows television’s America’s Funniest Home Video’s (AFV) where the weekly winner receives $10,000.
Celebrities and politicians have the most to lose. Certain celebrities seem to constantly draw attention to themselves and their behavior. I recently saw a video of Michael Jackson on GooglyFoogly where you can see the transition of the color of Michael’s face. There is a very funny compilation on Veoh of Britney Spear’s making funny faces, licking an olive for a commercial, playing with a puppet and being asked in an interview if she is a virgin. Of course, politicians such as George W. Bush need to be extremely careful. Videos of the president circulating include Bush thanking Queen Elizabeth II for visiting America in 1776 and Americans working hard to put food on their families.
Websites like You Tube, Metacafe and iFilm among many others, provide people with the medium to upload video’s they have taken, and grant access to millions of people throughout the world. Many of their funniest videos center around children doing foolish things such as chasing after the beam from a flashlight or accidentally hitting a hot cup of coffee and spilling on his mother or getting scared by a sprinkler. People also love to film their animals. Some of the funny things people do to their pets are dressing their dog up in people clothes or dancing with their dog on its hind legs never fail to make people laugh. Of course, animals are very spontaneous and such episodes as a dog skidding on ice and knocking someone over or a cat playing on the keyboard of a piano keyboard and scaring itself are often hilarious.
With the development of flash, by Adobe, allow people to easily stream their videos. This is an extremely powerful tool, especially when used in conjunction with animation. You can make mythical characters such as unicorns come to life, characters such as Beavis and Butthead or the Simpsons do inane things. Whatever you choose to watch, and have fun and be prepared to laugh.
Undoubtedly, the phenomenon of online videos has changed the workd of entertainment, politics and more.