30 best things to happen to the internet in 2014

by Christopher Ratcliff
Here’s a bumper crop of joyful things taken from the last 12 months of internet escapades, all of which made 2014 particularly amazing. Some will make you think “wow the internet is amazing”, some will make you think “wow the internet is kinda stupid”, either way these are all things that have somehow made our world a better place, in both minor and major ways.Read the full article

This Is a Generic Brand Video

This Is a Generic Brand Video is a generic brand video of "This Is a Generic Brand Video," written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. No surprise, it's made entirely with stock footage. All video clips used are from dissolve.com. See and license them here: http://www.dissolve.com/generic The original piece is published on McSweeney's: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/this-is-a-generic-brand-video Narrated by Dallas McClain. Music: "Piano Work 02" by rysktchkw Available under Creative Commons License from SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/rysktchkw/piano-work-02


I gathered acquaintances, friends both casual and close, paired them randomly, put them in a void, and asked them to hit each other in the face. No one was pressured, and everyone was hit as hard as THEY asked to be hit. To go beyond the parody for the full story of what happened, be sure to watch Point of Impact. Song is "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" by Soko, used with artist's permission. Follow Max at @uptomyknees and the Content Monsters at www.youtube.com/thecontentmonsters

Always #LikeAGirl

Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl's self-confidence. We're kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing. "In my work as a documentarian, I have witnessed the confidence crisis among girls and the negative impact of stereotypes first-hand," said Lauren Greenfield, filmmaker and director of the #LikeAGirl video. "When the words 'like a girl' are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering. I am proud to partner with Always to shed light on how this simple phrase can have a significant and long-lasting impact on girls and women. I am excited to be a part of the movement to redefine 'like a girl' into a positive affirmation." So tell us... what do YOU do #LikeAGirl? For the past 30 years, Always has been empowering girls globally, bringing puberty education to millions of adolescent girls. Find out more at http://www.always.com/en-us/likeagirl.aspx Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/always Twitter - http://twitter.com/Always

Have you been flying BLAH Airlines?

Take a look inside BLAH Airlines Flight 101 from Newark to San Francisco. Witness the harsh reality of nearly six hours of flying at its worst, from takeoff to landing. Unfortunately, this is a familiar experience for far too many travelers. If you’ve been flying BLAH, it’s time to take a radical departure to Virgin America. Trade peanuts and annoying service for WiFi, entertainment, power outlets, mood lighting, and food and drinks on demand. Grab a seat at http://www.virginamerica.com.

Too Many Cooks | Adult Swim

Too Many Cooks Watch Full Episodes: http://asw.im/3cyX3a SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/AdultSwimSubscribe About Adult Swim: Adult Swim is your late-night home for animation and live-action comedy. Enjoy some of your favorite shows, including Robot Chicken, Venture Bros., Tim and Eric, Aqua Teen, Childrens Hospital, Delocated, Metalocalypse, Squidbillies, and more. Watch some playlists. Fast forward, rewind, pause. It's all here. And remember to visit http://AdultSwim.com for all your full episode needs. We know you wouldn't forget, but it never hurts to make sure. Connect with Adult Swim Online: Visit Adult Swim WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/ASWebsite Like Adult Swim on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/ASFacebook Follow Adult Swim on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/ASTweet Too Many Cooks | Adult Swim http://www.youtube.com/user/adultswim

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015) - J.J. Abrams Movie HD

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Oasis - DVD commentary highlights

Audio commentary highlights by Noel Gallagher who watches all of the band's UK single music videos. He's not impressed with most of it. Compiled with love by: http://twitter.com/samhuxley Unbelievably, there's two more hours of this on the Time Flies DVD. Buy Time Flies DVD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oasis-Time-Flies-1994-2009-DVD/dp/B003NTQU7M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390255692&sr=8-1&keywords=time+flies+dvd