Monday, March 29, 2010

May I Request a Sidebar, Your Honor?

Recently a good friend and I were discussing one of the videos in the "Other Links to Kill Time" sidebar on this site and I rekindled my love for some of these random and pointless links. I'd like to share some of them with you now in a segment I'd like to call "Sidebar Spotlight."

The theme today is that of repetitiveness. "What?" Repetitiveness. All of these links have a song/video that repeats over and over again, making for a fun (and sometimes mind-numbingly fun) experience. Let's take a gander, shall we?

1. Badger Badger Badger - Ahhhh, a classic. When there are any sound issues on my computer, or if I can't tell if sound is working on a particular web address, I'll go to this site to test my speakers. It's a reliable sound source - I always know there will be sound here. The URL is pretty easy to remember, too.

2. Independent Woman Cats - We listened to this website for a full work day one time as an experiment. It actually wasn't as annoying as it sounds. I actually tuned it out after a while and it blended into the background noise.

3. Magical Trevor and Magical Trevor 2 - Both similar in theme (the theme = randomness), these videos have catchy tunes that get stuck in my head quite easily. Kids get a kick out of this one.

4. The Llama Song - This may be the most annoying song on here to others, it's high-pitched, repetitive and odd-sounding, but I love it. Yes, I have this one memorized and have found myself singing it absentmindedly, on occasion.

5. Only in Kenya - If I'm ever put on the advertising account for Kenya Tourism, this WILL be the slogan/song I use. Because, let's face it, some things ONLY happen in Kenya.

So there's my "Sidebar Spotlight." It was a fun little trip down memory lane for me and I hope it was a magical journey for you as well. I challenge you, faithful readers, to listen to each one of these songs at least three times through - they grow on you.

Word of Caution: I wouldn't do this all in one sitting, though. That could drive a person crazy and cause them to be a menace to society.


--jeff * said...

looks like i've got some new sites to discover (including doppelganger urls...).

nah, forget it. i'm just going to hang out on badgerbadgerbadger for an hour....

la_sale_bete said...

Whoa, I was all "I guess Jeff has changed career directions to pursue his music...and he's aged 30 years."
Oh, the badgers. I love them so.

karly said...!!
do it

The Former 786 said... is awesome! I debated whether I should put it on this post, but I decided it does end, eventually, so it didn't fit the theme of infinity.

And the years have been kind to jeff, la_sale_bete.

shelly said...

I think my study of your post had afforded me one tidbit of information worth sharing:

This is very UK
accents (is it really fair to say that the mother tongue has an accent- it's really us who have an accent, no?)
UK or UK transplants

shelly said...

The Former 786 said...

Interesting, shelly. And here I thought I didn't get British humor. And thanks for the scampi link. That may make the sidebar one day.