Friday Afternoon Distractions

Whiling away your last few hours at work? These videos should help make time fly extra fast!

Halloween is this Sunday, and the marketing machine is in full flow.

After excelling themselves with the Betty White (The Golden Girls) and Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller) advert in 2009, the marketing team for Snickers have upped the creepy ante for their Halloween bash.

Sometimes, however, we all get a little confused about what's expected of us during these difficult festive times. To help us through these troubling times is a Public Service Announcement from Glee's Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).

We can only hope she produces similar guidelines for Hanukkah, Eid and Easter!

Lady Gaga is renowned for her exuberant outfits and blood-strewn performances ... but nothing is scarier than teenage Gaga (aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) in "normal" clothes, doing a video about sexual harassment.

Talk about illusion shattering!

This is "The Scariest Video Ever".

How do we know? YouTube told us, of course! Admittedly though, we did watch some of these clips peeking through hand-covered faces -- even as ridiculous as they are!

Favourite quotation? "This is a pedestrian that doesn't have to worry about getting hit by a car. Mainly because they're already dead."

Mainly?! Well, duh....

Another rather ridiculous clip that has caught our attention is this bemused Irish chap who "discovered" a "time traveller" in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie.

Even though it is patently impossible, it hasn't stopped The Internet from reacting with dumbfounded shock over concrete evidence of the ability to bend time and space.

It's a mad woman with her gloves in her hand as she scratches her face. Clearly.

A bit of duplication from last week here, but this Glee performance of Rocky Horror's "Sweet Transvestite" is definitely worth a Halloween re-watch.

The length of time that goes into creating these compilation clips must be immense -- they have done an excellent job.

Kathy Bates' "I'm your number one fan" line from Misery makes me want to run and hide in the closet.

French electro duo Daft Punk have been delegated the duties of producing the sound track for the remake of the classic 1982 Jeff Bridges Disney film Tron.

Slated for a December release, Tron: Legacy stars Olivia Wilde (House, The O.C), Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5, Heroes) and Michael Sheen (30 Rock, The Queen).

Has there ever been such a perfect film and composer pairing?

And if the gore and sci-fi fest this week have been too much for you, then here's David Beckham with his shirt off on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Job done.

If you missed last week's Friday Afternoon Distractions, see it here.

Comments (2)
Oct 29, 2010
That first clip on the scary video actually freaked me a little.