Saturday, April 02, 2011

Rebecca Black Takes Over "Funny or Die" for "Black Friday" = "Friday or Die"!

It's true... Internet superstar Rebecca Black and her song "Friday" took over "Funny or Die" on April 1st, and in honor of the viral video and its 13-year-old star the comedy video site became "Friday or Die," with a bunch of new videos featuring Black herself. (The April Fool's joke was apparently that Black made so much money from "Friday" that she bought out "Funny or Die.") You can find all the Rebecca Black "Friday or Die" videos and photos here.

You'll find videos including:
* the trailer for "Sunday Comes Afterwards," an end-of-the-world disaster movie starring everyone's favorite teen cereal eater
* Rebecca Black analyzing the deep societal meaning of the lyrics to "Friday"
* an infomercial for "Rebecca Black's Greatest Hits," featuring "Friday" remixes and tunes including "Cereal (Extended Remix)" and "I Chose the Backseat"

Besides the videos, you'll find the "top 10 Rebecca Black animated GIFs." See the girl in the red dress dance! See Rebecca's friend wearing a mustache and playing an accordion! And more!

There are also video mashups with The Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" and other Friday-related content.

Rebecca Black is working on her next single, called "LOL," and is said to be planning a full-length album. And, in case you've been on the International Space Station during the last month and haven't seen the original Rebecca Black "Friday" video, here it is:

Friday, April 01, 2011

Google Introduces Gmail Motion!

Desk jockeys will have not excuse for not getting out of their chairs with Google's new Gmail Motion. This system gets you away from the keyboard by using body motions to execute Gmail tasks.

See the video at the Gmail Motion website for a demonstration. For example, to reply to a message, lift your hand and point your thumb behind you. For "reply all," point both hands behind you. What could be easier?

Note: do not try these Gmail Motion commands in certain situations, such as why walking across an airport tarmac to board a plane. Pilots may interpret your motions as directions to them and result in an aircraft accident.

Gmail Motion was announced by Google on April 1st, 2011.

And speaking of April 1st, those folks at Google have added another amusing note to our Internet experience, replacing the traditional YouTube logo with a retro-looking "YouTube 1911" logo. Sometimes it does seem like YouTube has been around since 1911, doesn't it? (Especially when watching some of those laughably dated early-1980s music videos—they really do look like they were made 100 years ago.

Enjoy Gmail Motion and YouTube 1911... I'll make a note here if I come across any other Google April 1st gags.