I was thinking about that Nike commercial where Tiger does that amazing juggling act/trick shot. It seems he is not the only one with some fancy golf skills. The youtubes are filled with them! Here are few fun ones I found.
Seeing as I am in Boston and it is game 2 of the World Series ( not to be confused with the World Series of Pacman) so why not watch a Yankees play Take Me Out To The Ballgame on a funky Hammond Organ.
I love it when random people are good at very random things. Check out this guy who made a video of himself spinning random objects on his finger. I am not sure if I would really call it a talent, but something about the video seems to work for me and I get this sense that he is a good guy, who just happened to have a weird talent and without the Gong Show, where else is there to display them but YouTube!
While thinking about Consumer Generated Media it got me thinking about when people themselves are the media. There are many of those silly pay me money and I will tattoo your name on my butt type of sites, but more so it made me think of athletes and how they get sponsored and wear lil logos all over their gear. I was wondering if the youtubes of the world had lead to any direct sponsorship of previously unknowns and was impressed to find a community of SPONSOR ME videos, mainly in the extreme sports category. The one that impressed me the most was Koya, an 8 year old with already sick skills. His video has gotten 250k views already, which is probably more attention and eyeballs than many current sponsored mid-level skaters so why wouldn't one of the companies take a chance and throw the kid a few dollars and some equipment. It will be interesting to see, especially in the sports world, how brands approach the new social video movement. Will it be like a farm league to see who the public thinks should be the next Tony Hawk? If anyone has a chance, Koya does.
Oh yeah, here is a redneck serial killer who wants Marlboro to sponsor him. Nice.
take 2 Japaneses dudes. Spin them around really fast and get them really dizzy. Put them in dresses and evening wear. Make them box while walking a plank above a pool. Oh yeah, and the first one to do all that and then jump into a vat of ice wins.
Damn the Japanese are so much more advanced than we are. Kampai!!!
I don't speak the language here, but this looks to be a Samsung corp event. What astounds me about this clip is the amount of time and coordination it must have taken. Also, I would have loved to be in the crowd during this performance. Where does one go to school to learn how to choreograph this?