Since this was finals week for Duke, and having finished my first term in England, I thought it was appropriate to present some of the best viral videos which have been around college. These include some music, some comedy, and of course, some cats. I hope you enjoy! If you have any other favorites I have missed, please put them in the comments!
The first is a sketch from a TV show “Comic Relief.” Understanding accents is a tough thing, understanding who is English, who is Scottish, and who is Welsh is another thing in its entirety. This sketch features David Tennant who was the tenth doctor on the hit TV show, “Dr. Who.”
The next video is one which a friend of mine showed me called, “Gap Yah.” In the UK it is very common for students to take a “gap year” either before or after they go to “Uni” as a way to see the world. The stories I have heard have all been really interesting about some of my friend’s experiences. This video “takes the Mickey” out of all of that experience.
The next video represents the depth of a funny cat video. It is short and French which in England makes ir quite amusing.
And finally, this is my favorite discovery of this year. It is a song written for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee this year by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber. For me it represents the absolute best qualities of Britain. For a country which had colonies all over the world, this video celebrates the diversity of the Commonwealth and the beauty of this place. It is multicultural, celebratory, and humorously self deprecating (See Prince Harry on the tambourine). Enjoy!