It's a dark and dreary day in Dublin, so I've decided to do something different with my blog today. On rainy days I love sitting around watching movies, losing hours on YouTube and binging the latest Netflix series. So, with that in mind, here are 5 videos I'd like to share with you today:
Think you're a free minded individual that goes against the crowd and doesn't give in to peer pressure? Check out this 1962 episode of Candid Camera that reveals the strange psychological power behind group conformity.
Irish comedian Dylan Moran is a genius. In typical Moran fashion, this clip shows him ranting about the problems he faces every day as he struggles with an ever-changing world. Never change, Dylan!
Both funny and frightening, Groundhog Day For A Black Man follows the life of a black man who lives the same day over and over again, each day trying to change his behaviour to survive a police interaction.
Ever heard of astroturfing? No, it's got nothing to do with the fake football pitch you had at your school. According to Wikipedia, Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participants. It's a very real thing and seems to be happening at an increasingly rapid rate across the US. Let the ever-wise and comical John Oliver explain more.
Another great Great Big Story. You’ve never seen his face, but you’d know those booming bass tones anywhere. With over 100 movie trailers under his belt, Redd Pepper is the voice behind all your favourite blockbuster hits [such as] “Armageddon,” “The Blair Witch Project,” and “Space Jam.”