The internet can certainly be a fun and helpful tool that brings people together, makes information available to billions and allows us to share fascinating videos instantly. However, sometimes we all stumble across things online that make us want to throw our high-tech laptops out of the window and run for the hills – and this year has had its fair share of those kind of links…
‘Chinese Food’ by Alison Gold
The man behind Rebecca Black’s infamous single ‘Friday’ is back, and having covered the tricky topic of the days of the week he’s now given another little girl the chance to become a pop star with a truly dreadful song about Chinese food. Yes, the evil genius has created another bizarre music video to mess with our minds. Lucky Alison cheerfully enjoys a ‘beautiful’ meal of egg rolls and wanton soup before making friends with a panda, all while expressing her love for Chinese cuisine over the top of a cheap electronic backing track. It might make you reach for the takeaway, but you won’t be hungry for more of these tacky tunes.
‘Half of Me’ by Geri Halliwell
If Alison Gold wasn’t enough to make you vow never to listen to music again, perhaps this will do the trick. Ginger Spice is back with a song so cheesy that it will probably give you nightmares. Determined to tarnish the memory we have of her as one fifth of the biggest girl group of all time, Halliwell jumps around against a white background with a group of people in the music video for ‘Half of Me‘, shoe-horning in some ‘wacky’ dancers and people in costumes, while singing about her joy at finding her ‘other half’. Time for another Spice Girls reunion, perhaps?
Vintage Halloween costumes
While most people were tweeting photos of their own costumes this Halloween, others were sharing links to some much scarier variations from back in the day. Vintage Halloween costumes in black and white or sepia photographs have a really chilling vibe to them, and even though you want to stop looking you’ll find yourself clicking through right to the end of the collection and wishing you hadn’t.
But you didn’t need to sleep tonight anyway, right?
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