Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Street League Riot from YouWillSoon on Vimeo.

The internet can be mind numbing. I'm not sure if my standards for humor have gone up or if i've become jaded by the steady stream of, what used to be, hilarious videos of cats farting and hiccuping at the same time, obese people falling flat on their faces, etc.etc.etc. Such as it is, I rarely find myself laughing out loud by myself watching these sorts of things anymore, if ever.

A couple weeks ago at 1:00am I found the youwillsoon-created gem above posted on Kansas City's done blog, Get At Me. Thats a time usually reserved for pointlessly browsing around the internet for some cheap entertainment, then sighing, then yawning, then cursing under my breath, and finally falling asleep and dreaming of the same tired replays of local news bloopers, nut racks, and things in auto-tune that usually aren't in auto-tune.

The above video elicited laughter upon several repeat views and reminded me of many other examples of this overdubbed style of comedy and how generally hilarious it is when well executed. First I thought of Jason Dill's ad-libbed classic here. Then of a recent one here. And then youtubed a bunch of old MST3K episodes, people "shredding" and the like.

Point being, I want to laugh more. So we here at Pretty are collaborating with The High Five to bring you a very special contest and an opportunity to win a whole lot of free shit from both Pretty and The High Five.

This is a unique contest because we're not asking for footage of you skateboarding, because lets be honest here, no one gives a crap. Its very simple. We want you to create an overdubbed video like the examples cited and send it in for us to judge. It can be anything. It can be a video you find, a video you make, or even use the same videos and put your own twist on them. We'll post the best video on the blog but, bottom line, the one that makes us laugh the most wins the big prize. If we get more funny videos than we expect we might institute a 2nd and 3rd place but for now may the best man win.

Pretty makes zero dollars and The High Five might pick up a few bucks here and there but ultimately we are paying you to make us laugh, isn't that generous?

If no one submits anything, then i'll just assume the entirety of our readership are dullards that are devoid of any creativity, or the more likely scenario, that this is a really, really, stupid contest.

Funny video though huh? Chris Cole, what!

Send all submissions to by Oct. 1st for your chance to win! Good Luck!