Friday Morning Laughs: Don’t Be a Glasshole


Happy Friday, SocialTimes readers! Google has been all up in our faces this week with the new Google glasses, which have replaced the pager belt clip as the fashion statement of The Future. They look pretty cool (charcoal, right?), but before we get too carried away with our wardrobe planning, let’s take a look at some of this week’s viral videos. If you squint, you can see other ways the internet is creeping into our daily lives: into our bedrooms, our bathrooms, and even classic works of literature.

A Facebook Update In Real Life, by ExtremelyDecentFilms

Published on May 11, 2013
3,603,137 views, 39,598 likes, 1,035 dislikes

Friends of friends show up in your bedroom unannounced and advertisements line your living room walls in a dystopian world where Facebook can change the privacy settings in your home without telling you. Sound familiar?

“Burnout Challenge – HiitLean #11,” by charliejames1975

Published on May 9, 2013
627,101 views, 896 likes, 550 dislikes

While an aerobics instructor leads the viewers through some power squats, another man on set is feeling the burn in a different way while sitting on the toilet with his pants down. (Look to the left part of the screen at the :20 and :30 marks.)

“The Great Catsby trailer,” by guyismdotcom

Published on May 13, 2013
52,186 views, 330 likes, 9 dislikes

This mashup of the “Great Gatsby” and Disney’s “The Aristocats” is full of adorable kitties leading decadent lifestyles in the meowing 20′s.

“Google Glass: Don’t Be A Glasshole,” by Mashable

Published May 15, 2013
153,269 views, 1,072 likes, 124 dislikes

This video is just starting to pick up steam, but since Google’s I/O conference has dominated the internet all week, we’re posting it as a public service announcement to not let your geeky eyewear go to your head. Don’t be a glasshole, people! Stay glassy.

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