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Try not to smile or laugh – allow us to steal some of your time!

So one of the occasional features on the Fine Bros Entertainment YouTube channel that we liked was when they showed them videos and told them to try not to smile or laugh. Whoever made it through all the videos was a winner. Some of the clips they show make it really hard, with looping fails or slow motion.

React Channel logoWith their newer channel, just called React, they have turned this into a far more frequent thing, up to 24 episodes now where all it is is these challenges. It also opened it up to being not just one group (Teens, Elders, Kids, Adults, YouTubers…) doing the challenge, but instead a mix.

I just looked and saw we haven’t really mentioned this on the blog, even though we watch all of these when they’re posted! Often the videos themselves we can resist laughing at, but the reactors – when they laugh, and then catch themselves laughing and realize they’re out – we end up laughing at or with. In other words, we’re not very good at this at all.

So here’s the playlist, currently 24 challenges. Enjoy!

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A Lifetime of Laughter… at the Expense of the Death of a Bachelor

So just glancing at the tags on the site, we haven’t talked about Panic! at the Disco before! They’re a band we really like, despite the fact that they’ve been tagged with terms like “emo.” I’m still not sure I understand what emo means, so I just ignore that – and listen to Panic!

One of the things I really like about Panic! is how their albums feel like a complete whole, like a performance. Complete with introductions, musical interludes, and a finale. Since I tend to like the whole albums, I hadn’t really looked for a music video from them – I’d just gotten the new album…

Their new album, Death of a Bachelor, is pretty great. We found out there was this music video from watching this episode of Teens React. Wow, okay, that’s a video… Then they went back, ironically, to another wedding: their first hit single. Of course, what I have to say is they missed another great video:

It was interesting to find out, though, that the band is down to just the lead singer (can you call it a band then?) I actually saw them live years ago, and it was fun because it was a large band. I mean, they had a lead cello. Just a lot of musicians. To be down to one man left standing is too bad. But hey, he’s keeping the music coming.

Merry Mythical Christmas!

We have been enjoying Good Mythical Morning with Rhett and Link lately. It’s daily. It’s ridiculous. It’s fun. It’s occasionally painful to watch…

They’ve had a fun couple of days for Christmas.

Yesterday they had some of our old SourceFed favorites on! And weren’t as ridiculous as they could have been…

However, the one for Christmas itself… Will it Eggnog?

Turns out most things will not Eggnog. Yikes.

It’s about time to see if the Geek Baby wants to open some presents – Merry Christmas!

This. Re: Age of Ultron

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how the YouTube review shows were starting to hit Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well, we watched the one from Honest Trailers and… yep. That kind of sums it up.

What do you think? Too harsh? Or was it inevitably an impossible movie to make everyone happy and do everything? And did they break Joss Whedon? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Musings on Avengers: Age of Ultron

Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is out on disc, a lot of the YouTube review shows can turn to them and show clips. There are a couple of them on Couch Tomato – and they got me thinking.

The first Avengers movie kind of stands on its own. When it came out, there hadn’t really been a movie like it. It was the combination and culmination of so many other movies, while also standing alone. It was unique, and well done, and it made the money to prove it. Audiences took to it.

So I’ve had the question posed to me: which Avengers movie do I like better? And I think the answer on the one hand feels like the original. It did something new and amazing. On the other hand, the dark middle of a trilogy tends to be so good, and Age of Ultron hits those sorts of points. It’s a hard decision and a hard comparison.

But that brings us back to Couch Tomato – because those are the comparisons they made. One video on how Age of Ultron is not the same movie as Avengers, so comparing those two. Because you have to, it’s a sequel. And a second video comparing Age of Ultron to the very classic of dark second movies in a trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back. So I’ll have both these videos for you after the jump!

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