Fancy embossed invitations to attend a preview of The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film, are being sent around Washington D.C. – ostensibly from “President Robert Mugabe and the Ministry of Education, Sport, Art, and Culture.” Zimbabwe’s art ministry has assured reporters that it hasn’t come from them.
Last year Stimorol rolled out a series of ads to promote their Infinity range, in the TV spots gum-chewers were caught in an infinite loop of increasingly bizarre situations. In their latest radvertising venture we’re taken to even more bizarre heights, featuring an anthro-dog, a bouncer in a tie-dyed one piece and a creepy man in a polo-neck.
Because what last year’s homage to excessive, overblown action movies needed most of all was a sequel. Starring even more overhauled action heroes – like Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and, at a guess, more slow-motion explosions and weapon puns, it looks like something you guys should probably watch.
Comedian, actor, writer, director and presenter, Rob Van Vuuren, needs no introduction. Tonight, Rob will undergo severe comedic treatment at the hands of his colleagues and friends. The event, taking place at Mercury Live in Cape Town, promises to leave your stomach muscles in agony. Details after the jump.
Old Spice – makers of the best TV adverts in the world – has a new campaign. In it, they urge the average guy on the street to simply believe “in yoursmellf.” But what does a skinny white guy who wins all the sports, has a sophisticated group of friends, and dating Heather Graham have to do with it all? You’ll have to see for yourself.
In the modern times in which we find ourselves, the definition of a “real man” has become somewhat blurred. Male grooming, manscaping and metrosexuality have all but replaced rugged faces, calloused hands and auto-mechanical knowledge. As a result of this, a few brave men have set about creating a documentary that seeks to answer the question, what is a real man?
A reader has sent us a video called, “Wakeboarding: Boss Level”. The description under the footage reads: “No swimsuit. No rope. No driver. No problem.” I don’t need to say anything else, apart from formally welcoming our latest addition to the 2oceansVibe Boss Hall of Fame!
Mitch Hurwitz, Arrested Development creator, has revealed that the long-mourned show will be premiering it’s 10-episode fourth season in one huge lump on Netflix’s Watch Instantly feature in 2013. You’ve got a year to come up with a plausible excuse to spend a day off from work to watch the entire season.
UC San Diego physicist, Dmitri Krioukov got ticketed recently for running a stop sign – which isn’t unusual. What is unusual is the fact that, rather than pay the $400 fine and move on, Krioukov wrote a mathematical paper proving that the cop who ticketed him had a “perception of reality that did not properly reflect reality.”
It’s been a few months since Nando’s has graced us with one of their viral hits, but the long wait is over. Hot off of the video presses, their latest offering is a cunning spoof of an all too familiar ad. Click through for the video.
The unknown driver, described only as an “internet millionaire”, had taken the sports car on a test drive on a highway in southern California when the car inexplicably burst into flames. Some internet sources suggest the problem may have originated from the left rear wheel, however this has not yet been confirmed. Click through for the video.
If you ever find yourself cruising up shit creek without a paddle, then you need not worry. Just give our latest addition to the 2oceansVibe Boss Hall of Fame a call – this Vietnamese excavator rowing boat will get you there in no time!
The year is 1987 and Tom Cruise is a leather-clad, rock god with baboon called “Hey, Man”. I don’t think much needs to be added. Click through for the video.
The “Skip It” game during a Masters practice round involve golfers playfully trying to skip a ball across a lake, up a 10-foot bank and onto the green. But our latest addition to the 2oceansVibe Boss Hall of Fame, Martin Kaymer, did more than simply reaching the green at Augusta’s 16th hole on Monday. He sank a hole in one as well…like a boss.
“Move over Paris and Kim, ’cause I’m into some real kinky shit!” In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Charlize Theron teamed up with the guys at FunnyOrDie to “leak her sex tape”. This was obviously fake, but disturbingly hilarious at the same time. Check it out after the jump!
April Fool pranks played by people tend to be either cruel or embarrassing. April Fool pranks played by tech companies, however, are charming and endearing attempts at being funny for one day every year – and this year’s haul of PR stunts is actually pretty good. Check them out after the jump.
At a recent sporting event in Kuwait, a Kazakh girl won the gold medal. But check out the awkwardness when the Borat parody of the Kazakh national anthem is played during the ceremony! Some weeks earlier, Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca” was also played instead of the country’s anthem at another sporting event. Both incredible moments can be seen after the jump.
Iconic amplifier company Marshall has expanded into selling people drums and headphones over the past couple of years – and now they’ve announced a mini-fridge that looks like an amp on the outside, but has an inside made to hold dozens of cold beverages. Shut up and take my money.
Toronto’s Deadmau5 has been blasting Madonna on his Facebook page for asking folks at the Miami Ultra Music Festival if they’ve seen “molly,” which is young-person speak for MDMA. Deadmau5 moved from slating Madonna’s embarrassing use of drug slang to a spiel about equating electro with drug use – with a couple of tasteful expletives thrown in.
From the creators of the awesome Braaiday parody comes another cult hit. Offering a rare glimpse into the daily experiences of the brave souls who put their lives on the line to protect our cars, Derick Watts and The Sunday Blues pay tribute to car guards everywhere. Click through for the video.
The Pima Air & Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona recently launched a 14-metre long paper aeroplane, in world record attempt. Because that’s the kind of stuff you have to do to get press when you’re an Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Check the launch after the jump.
So! Nokia filed a patent for the world’s first vibrating tattoo, to alert users about call, text message or email alerts. Because that’s something people would want. The idea being that Nokia’s haptic tattoo would transmit “a perceivable impulse” through the skin whenever it receives magnetic signals from a phone. The future is gross.
Just over two months ago the internet exploded with joy when Walk Off The Earth brilliantly covered Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. At the beginning of last month, parody ensemble The Key Of Awesome covered Gotye’s cover with spectacular results. Click through for the video.
Hey, you remember the Leprechaun horror franchise? No? Well don’t worry, somebody at Lionsgate did, and they’re totally rebooting the idea that maybe the tiny green-clad people are in fact vindictive, murderous drunks. Because that’s the sort of fresh injection of ideas that Hollywood needs right after a St. Patrick’s day weekend.
Julian Assange has found a way to run for the Upper House of the Australian Senate, in spite of, you know, being detained under house arrest in Britain. Which makes sense, I guess. Along with Assange’s candidacy, WikiLeaks announced on Twitter that they’ll be running a nominee against the current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
Ever since the untimely departure of Our Dear Leader, a gaping hole has been left in the fabric of society, waiting to be filled by an equally magnificent specimen of humanity. Mercifully it did not take long for the void to be filled. Click through to be basked in the glory of The Adventures Of Kim Jung Un, Our Dear Leader’s successor.
Since time immemorial, sports fans have speculated how their favourite stars from different disciplines would fare against one another in a no-holds barred battle. That day has finally come, click through to watch pro-golfer Tiger Woods take on former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal.
Bondi Hipsters is a web series featuring Adrian and Dom – two eco-conscious, party animal hipsters from Australia. Yes, Australian hipsters. They also write and perform incredible post-modern, ironic music videos. This is one of them, called “The Life Ironic”. No one else has heard of this yet, so you better check it out first – after the jump!
Following on from the news that Albert de Wet’s track, “Bikin’ RSA” was initially sent to media as the official song of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, and then sternly rejected by officials from the organisation, we suggest that bikers across the country rally around this song ahead of the big race [...]