We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: A very hilarious and embarrassing tribute to Facebook, things get meta with Conan O'Brien on the the Late Show, and a sensual reading of 50 Shades of Grey with Gilbert Gottfreid.
In honor of Facebook's IPO day, we get this very cheesy video thanking Facebook for everything it has done for the world. It comes to us from the folks over at the Thank You FB Song Facebook page, which has an appropriate 122 likes. The video is very, very corny. So corny that it is also funny. "I wanna thank you, For bring-in' to me, My friends and family," go the opening lines and it. It has a very hands-across-America feel. [Daily Intel]
In the guest spot this time, Conan O'Brien showed up on Late Night with David Letterman last night. And right out of the gates we get a Jay Leno reference and impersonation, of course in reference to the very unpleasant situation that went down with the Tonight Show in 2010. It's not just funny because it's awkward, but it is a little awkward. "I was delighted by everything that happened — except you losing your job," Letterman said. And Conan responded with: "The only consolation I took during that period was that you were happy." [CBS]
That steamy romance novel sweeping American housewives' purses just got sexed up by none other than the sensual Gilbert Gottfried. Gottfried does an almost too hot for The Atlantic Wire reading of the erotica BDSM trilogy. We know: he has the perfect voice for it. [Funny or Die]
There were 2 minutes and 36 seconds of stuttering in the Oscar Award winning The King's Speech. At least that's the length of this super-cut, which claims to have edited the movie down to just the stuttering. If the movie wasn't painful enough, watching a man struggle with his words for this long is borderline torture. [The Daily What]