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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This Week In Web Videos: 'Are You a DILDO?'


It’s another year and that means another batch of “This Week In Web Videos” installments. And this thing you’re reading now is the first of those. Except we’re starting off the year on a bit of an unusual note because I’m doing something I told myself I would never do: post something that’s already been on BuzzFeed.

This week’s selection, written and directed by the very talented Lauren Cook (who also made PHIL—covered here) and starring the under-hyped Kurt Braunohler, appeared on the ubiquitous purveyor of sort of funny GIFs a couple of months ago. Somehow, despite the constant flood of BuzzFeed articles clogging my newsfeed’s arteries, I didn’t see it. So when Lauren reached out to me, with a new, extended version a couple of weeks ago, I took a look. And the thing is, I really, really liked it. Still do. So, the bind became: Do I not post this thing because it was on a site that I don’t particularly consider to be the pinnacle of comedic sensibility (though I am fucking blown away by their lifehack stuff), or do I post it because it’s really funny and use the fact that this version has extra footage as a snobby justification for bucking my subconscious New Year’s Resolution? And…here’s where I came out. Enjoy the video. Are You a DILDO? is perfectly crafted in that meanderingly oblivious Christopher Guest way and it has three or four real belly laugh moments. Also, I’m a weak person.

Next week: something that has not already been on BuzzFeed. Maybe…

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