Cheers to Summer…

On a less serious note, I’ve decided that today’s post will be dedicated to the summer (i.e. being a little bit lazier than I wish I were, realizing I’m being a bit lazy, but doing it anyway).

I find that when I’m bored with little to do, cruising around YouTube for funny videos helps me pass the time. Not that this is necessarily the best way to spend my time, but I think there is something to sitting back and laughing for a bit. Oftentimes I find myself working my way back to these videos.

So here come the YouTube videos.

I realize that these are fairly well known, but they make me laugh every time I see them. Hopefully they’ll do the same for you.


Video #1:

A fellow student at Amherst this summer showed me this video about a week ago. When I saw it last, this version had under 30,000 views. As of now it’s at over a million. I’m not sure that the actual video itself is funny (animals in pain is not exactly what I’d call funny), but what gets me is the timing with the music and the cat’s actions.

Another thought: how likely is it that this is real? Hopefully it’s not, but I’m not sure how one could edit that all to make it look real.


Video #2:

Saw this video about three or four years ago, and I’m not sure what it is, but I can watch the video over and over again and still find it funny. Isn’t there some sort of reflex that should take over and prevent him from purposely hurting himself either a) when he hits the wall or b) when he hits the ground? I would think so (at least that would happen to me), but apparently not this guy.


Video #3

This is another example of the music making the video funny. The first time I saw it I didn’t think it was all that funny, but at the time I was with a friend who found it hilarious. I think watching him nearly cry while watching the video was what did it for me. Now whenever I show it to other people I feel the same way he did when I first saw it.



In case you can’t tell by the content of these videos, I’m a huge fan of America’s Funniest Home Videos (although I’d guess that none of these have ever been on AFV). It’s unfortunate, I know, that all of these videos had to do with animals or people doing things that most likely resort in them hurting themselves, but next time I post YouTube videos, I swear I’ll post something that involves neither. That said, enjoy the summer, and hopefully these videos provided you with a laugh.
“The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.” -Nicolas Chamfort, from of


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