Friday, May 8, 2009

Your insatiable thirst for videos

I don’t know about you guys, but I hate doing work when I’m at work. That’s why we here at Gingers is the Watchword HQ like to offer up "approved time wasters" like those listed to your left, to offer you something that kills the time you were supposed to fill with productivity.

Here’s a new one brought to my attention by friend of the blog “Noochie,” who will always have my undying respect for that beer pyramid she built in my sophomore year dorm room during a Buffy watching marathon. It’s from our robot masters over at Sony, and its called Crackle.

It’s sort of like YouTube, except they have actual full length movies like SpiderMan2 and Ghostbusters, TV shows like Rescue Me, and original content created by people who actually know what they’re doing, as opposed to the “I’ve got a video camera and a cat – it’s got to be good!” depravity that goes on at other sites.

There’s a fun little hidden camera show about race relations, a thing called The Hustler, which I haven’t seen, but which sounds funny (“His goal: To seek revenge against the family of the man who cheated him out of his school football record.”), comedy sketches from The Groundlings and much more.

And really, who cares what’s on there as long as you can spend 2 hours tooling around on it rather than filing TPS reports, am I right? I said, AM I RIGHT?!?!


Nooch said...

Liz - thank you for pimping out my site as well as my beer pyramid skills. One other fun thing to note about Crackle; we have a pretty sweet trivia game. BIG TIME WASTER

words...words...words... said...

Actual content AND trivia? I am so there.

I think they should change the name of YouTube to CatTube and make the logo a picture of a cat mischievously stuck in a Pringles tube. And then I can safely stay away from it.

red said...

hehe. We are OLD!

LiLu said...

I'm a hulu girl myself, but I'll give this a crackle...


Winter said...

Yay! Bless you child, I needed this today..