If you’re like us, you try to make the ‘happy birthday’ post on someone’s Facebook wall special for each one of your friends. But if you’re also like us and have many, many friends on Facebook (we’re very popular, you see), ultimately what happens is you look at that birthday list in the top right-hand corner and assess whether or not each friend is even worth spending precious energy to think of someone special to commemorate their birth. “Could I have done without Janine from high school being born?” you surprise yourself by wondering aloud. (Sorry Janine.)
Good news everyone! ViralNova has found some super duper weird things to post on the walls of acquaintances and loved ones alike to celebrate their birthday without having to actually think about them as a person with any kind of fondness.
First up is a series of videos from this spiritual music artist named ‘Nassiri’. Whether or not Nassiri is aware of how blessedly silly this video looks is unclear, but he has been kind enough to change the original lyrics of the chorus, “Happy Birthday, Jesus” including instead the individual names of pretty much everyone you know. The song’s got an infectious beat, a lot of awkward white people dancing and how many other people post a birthday greeting that involves a helicopter shot on a mountain?
Next are the videos from EpicHappyBirthday. As the name suggests, this is a birthday greeting of epic proportions, complete with singing dinosaurs, turtles with rocket legs, and surfboard-dudes who explode when they hit the water. You can find a personalized message for pretty much every name on their Youtube page. “Rock and roll and celebrate!”
Lastly, we have these videos from sketch group and stars of their own self-titled television series on IFC, The Birthday Boys. A Martian who goes by the name of ‘Woosh’ has come down to space to put a smile on your friend’s face. “You’re cooool!” he says with a double thumbs up. My favorite part is when he cleverly disguises when the Birthday Boys edit in your friend’s name by doing a slick spin-move dance so you can’t quite see his mouth. Again, they have personalized greetings for every name, and even one for just “Happy Birthday, You!” if you so desire.
Happy Birthday to all! Give this a share on Facebook if you’re tired of people giving you the same dead eyed “happy birthday!” ever single year. Only one exclamation point, Janine?? I thought we really jelled that semester.
Read more: http://viralnova.com/weird-happy-birthdays/
Making an album is hard enough, but marketing that album is another thing entirely for a musician. The music may be fantastic, but if it’s wrapped in a steaming pile of cover-garbage, it’s not going to sell.
If there’s one thing that can be taken away this list of terrible album covers, it’s that musicians don’t all have an eye for graphic design.
Man, this planet looks like everyone forgot his birthday.
This album cover would only be bad if Foster Edwards’ orchestra doesn’t actually include a backing band of two elephants with heads lush with human hair.
The title of this album should actually be “Demon Rafiki with Vulture Fingers.” Much more accurate.
“You simply cannot play the guitar if both of your hands are guitars, Ted.” “Talk to the loin cloth, Doc!”
I imagine this guy goes by ‘Gutty’ but his mom named him ‘Trevor’ before he started hanging out with The Handsome Beasts and appearing in their humiliating album covers.
Part of ole Swamp Dogg’s three album suite, including ‘Rat Now!’, ‘Rat There!’ and ‘Rat Way!’
If you thought this was a male lobster-monster, you are wrong. The high-heeled shoes proves this is in fact a LADY lobster-monster.
Weirdest season of the “The Bachelor” ever.
I bet this seemed like a good idea for an album cover until they actually cooked a live baby chicken and bummed everyone out.
I mean, did we expect a band who named themselves ‘Boned’ to be subtle.
I feel like this could also be the movie poster to any recent Nicholas Cage movie.
I like how Millie Jackson probably hired a set designer to clean the bathroom and a costume designer for the dress, and neither of them was like, “Yeah no, this is a terrible idea.”
Great, well now I know what a Kirk Cameron puppet baby would look like. Goodbye restful night sleep!
What’s your favorite facet of Roger? Mine is the bottom center when he briefly forgets where he is and why he’s wearing a sequin blouse.
Pantera unveils its own addition to the cast of dumpy Thundercats.
Swamp Dogg is back, baby! And this time he’s bringing blown-up pictures of his own mouth and a hyper non-sensical album title!
They say you shouldn’t judge a book from its cover, but luckily they never said the same about albums and we can all go about our lives, never hearing the probably awful, “Boned” album.
Read more: http://viralnova.com/awful-album-covers/
Space: it’s the final frontier.
Space has long been exclusively navigated by the world’s most well-off nations (U.S and the Soviet Union) but the future of space exploration seems to be in the hands of private companies. Since it will be privately funded, CEOs will be able to determine the flight paths (and the style.) These guys are seriously ambitious.
Here are some of the craziest projects in the works from privately funded space programs:
1.) Check in to the Space Hotel: Robert Bigelow, owner of the hotel chain, Budget Suites of America, has also founded Bigelow Aerospace. It aims to facilitate travel destinations in space.
2.) A Giant Solar Generator: The Shimuzu Corporation is planning on building a mega-scale solar generator on the moon’s surface. If all of our energy is generated by solar panels on the moon, how will your neighbors with solar panels on their roof make you feel like a bad person?
3.) Zero Gravity Concerts: Lady Gaga hopes to be the first singer in space. The alien princess will be performing a zero gravity concert in New Mexico’s Spaceport America in 2015.
4.) Asteroid Mining: Planetary Resources, Inc. has an eye on asteroids… but not for the reason you may be thinking. They’re looking to mine them for precious metals.
5.) Space Robotics: The Google Lunar X Prize is a competition program sponsored by Google which challenges anyone to launch a robotic craft into space that can send pictures of the moon’s surface back to Earth. The prize? $20 million.
6.) Space Elevator: Investors are currently seeking funding to build the world’s first space elevator that would take you to a station 60,000 miles above earth. It’s still unclear if the space elevator would place space elevator music, but after an estimated 7 days of travel time, it better have some variety.
Woah, yeah so that was an excellent reminder that the future is now. If you’re as excited as we are to start a real-life Starfleet, give this a share on Facebook.
Read more: http://viralnova.com/private-space-projects/