Top Videos: Alanis Gets Really "Ironic," Kristen Wiig Plays Michael Jordan, Comic-Con Cosplay, More
Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon
This week, Jimmy Fallon interviewed "Michael Jordan" (a.k.a. Kristen Wiig masquerading as the basketball legend), and a young woman re-recorded Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic," changing the lyrics so that the events actually were, you know, ironic. Geeks and nerds everywhere geared up for Comic-Con, including Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick, who kicked off his second annual "Course of the Force" relay. And an English photographer celebrated his son's first birthday by posting a video documenting one second of every day of his life. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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"It's Finally Ironic": Kudos to Rachael Hurwitz, who — after realizing the situations in Alanis Morissette's 1995 song "Ironic" aren't actually ironic at all — made some edits to the lyrics. English majors everywhere should thank her.
Grizz Chapman Carries Mark Malkoff Like a Baby: Call it performance art? 30 Rock alum Grizz Chapman spent a day walking the streets of New York City while carrying comedian Mark Malkoff around in a baby carrier. The best part of the video is the onlookers' reactions. (via Tubefilter)
Jimmy Fallon Interviews "Michael Jordan": In what's possibly the wackiest, most bizarre interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to date, Kristen Wiig masquerades as Michael Jordan to be a guest on the show. You really have to see it to believe it.
Comic-Con Cosplay: In this parody of Miley Cyrus' new music video for "We Can't Stop," the folks at Stage 5 have Cyrus crashing a cosplay ("costume play," for the uninitiated) party at Comic-Con — and mistakenly thinking it's a drug-fueled orgy. Warning: NSFW! (via Tubefilter)
Dad's Touching Baby Video: British photographer Sam Cornwell has filmed his baby son, Indigo, every day of his life since he was born last summer. In honor of Indigo's first birthday, Cornwell took one second from each day's footage and compiled them into this heartwarming montage. They grow up so fast!
A Second a Day from Birth. from Sam Christopher Cornwell on Vimeo.
How Hot Does It Get In a Car?: This video isn't new, but with the heat wave that's been some areas of the country miserable this week, it's certainly timely. Here, a doctor demonstrates how hot it can get in a car, even if the windows are cracked — and the results are surprising. Lesson: Bring your pets and kids with you!
Course of the Force — For the second year in a row, Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick is kicking off his "Course of the Force" project — an Olympic-style relay race with a light saber — at Comic-Con. Here's the first video in this year's series (via Tubefilter):