New York City is famous for many positive things. But there’s a dark side to all the sushi, pizza, and glamour. And that’s after years of rehabilitating the famous town. This classic clip originally taken in 1990 demonstrates just how far NYC has come.
According to Under Currents, this man found himself in front of the police and a judge too often. So too mess with the authorities, he changed his name to literally “OddsocksmcweirdoeltuttifruttiMrfartohellohippotamusbum.”
That way the authorities would have to use his full legal name to bring charges against him. But OddSocks wasn’t satisfied with his first name, so he again changed his name to the full “OddsocksmcweirdoeltuttifruttiMrfartohellohippotamusbumIthinkwecanallliveincooperationasfreeindividualswithouthurtingourfellowsentientbeingsbutwewillhavetoworkonittheworldisforsharing.” Yowza!
This video from 2010 has only gone viral now with over 250,000 new views!
There were a lot of pop songs this year that will be remembered as the anthem for 2015. Without a doubt, one of the most memorable songs from the year is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
There have been countless parodies and spoofs, but few are as popular as this viral video as Nerd Fest UK. They took who knows how long sifting through classic movies and put the clips together to make all of your favorite vintage characters ‘dance’ to the catchy tune. This music video has over 12 million views and counting!
Alice Barker is over 100 years old, so she hasn’t gone dancing in quite a while. But back in the day, she was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Although she danced and starred in quite a few films back then, she never watched the videos for herself. Mark Cantor of JazzOnFilm actually found her in some classic ‘soundies’–what music videos were called back then–and brought the videos for her to see herself dance for the first time.
One of Matthew McConaughey’s most famous movies is Dazed and Confused. There are many lines from that film that are still a part of the culture today, most notable “That’s the thing I like about high school girls, I keep getting older, and they stay the same age.”