Happy Tuesday everyone!
The interwebz served us up some videos to spam each other’s news feeds with today, and they couldn’t be more different! In fact, I think between the two of them they serve everyone who has ever made an appearance in my aforementioned News Feed.
First, for the sappy forever-alone Hemmingway-quotes-over-pictures-of-your-grandma’s-garden lovers, we have the “First Kiss” video, which we’ve included below.
Shot in black and white, attractive couples of strangers meet for the first time, exchange awkward pleasantries and plunge headfirst into each other’s faces. (Editor’s note: if you’re diving in full frencher for your first kiss, I’m gonna ask you to dial that back a few notches and think about your behavior in the corner for a few minutes while I take my dentist recommended full-minute Listerine break). Regardless of your first encounter tongue politics, this video is super adorbs and features some great background music from Soko.
Speaking of politics, everyone’s favorite POTUS took a break from outlining his NCAA Tournament bracket to get Between Two Ferns, with Zach Galifianakis. After some cute bantering about “North Ikea” and whether or not the U.S. plans to send Hulk Hogan to Syria as an ambassador, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to plug the Affordable Healthcare Act. He even allowed Galifianakis to have some fun at his expense, inciting questions such as “Why did you let the guy who invented the Zune, build your website?” The video is below in all its awkwardness.
So what’s the lesson here?
I’ll tell you.
In a world still reeling from the season 1 finale of HBO’s True Detective, if you want to go viral—go awkward.
— Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) March 11, 2014