The Best Videos of the Week

Maybe you're taking a break from Father's Day gift shopping to see what you missed on your favorite Gawker Media sites this week. Or maybe you two just argued politics and you're now looking for a little distraction. Well, whatever the case, we've got you covered. Here are some of the most amusing and entertaining videos we watched during the week that was.

The Best Videos of the WeekWhen They Rioted In Vancouver, At Least One Fool Took A Firework To The Groin

Tipster Angus D. kindly shared this six-second snippet of a fellow in a Vancouver Canucks jersey totally flopping after he got hit by an errant party favor. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekThe World's Most Offensive Campaign Ad

Did you find filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger Jr.'s campaign ad depicting Nancy Pelosi as the Wicked Witch insufficiently racist and sexist? You're in luck, because he's outdone himself with "Give Us Your Cash, Bitch!" View »


The Best Videos of the WeekTV Anchor's Dalai Lama Joke Goes Wrong

Recently on Australia's version of the Today show, anchor Karl Stefanovic sat down for an interview with the Dalai Lama, during which he attempted a joke about the religious leader going into a pizza shop. That's when things got really awkward. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch the Milky Way Wheel Overhead In All Its Glory

Randy Halverson took this amazing time lapse of the night sky over the plains of central South Dakota. Each shot took perseverance, as clouds and high winds made it harder to shoot. He still makes it looks easy. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch two guys run wild in an empty airport

Stranded overnight at the Dallas Fort-Worth airport, photographer Joe Ayala and his buddy videotaped themselves running wild in the terminal that became their home for the night. How is this possible in the TSA era? Watch this amazing video and find out. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWhen Xbox Japan Meets Schoolgirls

At the Tokyo Game Show, booth companions wear skimpy outfits. Some say it's degrading, some like it. Microsoft's booth companion outfits are cute and designed to show off each woman's best feature, giving them more confidence and making them comfortable. View »


The Best Videos of the Week'Educated' Snob Berates Train Conductor for No Good Reason

Know what's worse than someone yelling on the train? Someone yelling on the train and making a complete ass of herself. Here is a self-identified "educated" woman yelling at a Metro-North train conductor who told her to pipe down. It's pretty incredible. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekSeal Pups Kiss After Being Released Into The Wild

Two elephant seal pups that were rescued and rehabilitated at Laguna Beach's Pacific Marine Mammal Center were released back into the wild on Saturday. And then our hearts melted and we felt nothing but love for the world. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekHere's Video Of A Diamondbacks Fan Strong-Arming A Foul Ball Away From A Woman

The annals of baseball history may not record much more than the fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in 10 innings yesterday. However, dude there in the second row sporting a Chris Young jersey will have vivid, life-long memories of 6/16/11 as the day he muscled a woman out of the way to get a foul ball. Victory. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekA Robotic Hand So Quick It's Scary

The above video demonstrates extremely precise robotic hand and finger manipulation. It was designed to make use of a high-speed camera and tactile sensors to enable throwing, catching, and even grasping. I hope it's only used for good. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekThe Final Trailer for the Final Harry Potter Movie

Here's a trailer—the last one ever—for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which is also the last Harry Potter movie ever. Full of footage not seen in the film's first trailer a couple of months ago, this one—out a month before its July 15 release—will hopefully provide a temporary fix to Potter addicts as they await their final dance with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the rest of the gang. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch a bad rally crash cause a worse rally crash

We're not entirely sure where this crash is, we just know the rally marshals who let it happen should all be fired. The first accident with the Golf is part of rallying and probably unavoidable, but the proximity of spectators nearly results in the beheading of the photographer. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekHands-On With The Wii U's First Third-Person Shooter

Ghost Recon Online for the Wii U is a third-person shooter for Nintendo's next big thing packed with tons of cool bells and whistles. It also demonstrates some of the big hurdles the new console will face when trying to satisfy hardcore gamers. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekRachel McAdams Spots Herself On JumboTron, Goes Adorably Nuts

During Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, the control room spotted Rachel McAdams in the crowd. What resulted was exceedingly cute, and exactly why God gave us GIFs. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekHere's the Cheesy Anti-Union Video All Target Employees Must Endure

We've obtained a copy of Target's notorious internal anti-union propaganda video, which it shows to all new employees in America when they're hired. As far as we know, it can't be found online anywhere else. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekHere's Video Of An Italian Goalkeeper Using Soccer Victory As An Excuse To Leave Sanity Behind

Alberto "Jimmy" Fontana and the rest of Novara football nation have waited 55 years for the opportunity to compete in Serie A, the top league in Italy. Their wait ended with a 2-0 playoff-promotion win on Sunday, and backup goalie Jimmy made the most of the moment. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch the Insane Slingshot God Get Medieval

The bald, t-shirted European who brought us the terrifying Crossbow Machete and the whimsical-but-terrifying Gatling Slingshot Crossbow has returned. Joy! Meet his positively Dark Aged way to cause extreme pain with wood, lead, and rubber. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch a Ferrari broadside a tiny car

For all its wonders, Argentina is sorely lacking in interesting cars, and now there’s one less: last Thursday, a Ferrari 456 was destroyed in an accident in Buenos Aires. The moment of impact and its aftermath were captured by a security camera. View »


The Best Videos of the Week'Gold Diggin' Divas' Live Up to Their Name in Debut Music Video

Forget Rebecca Black! The world needs a new awful music video to talk about. Allow us to suggest "Codependent" by the Gold Diggin' Divas, which makes even the most seasoned of gold diggers seem like amateurs and features the all-sister hip hop group bragging about spending men's money without apologies. It's Destiny's Child meets the Kardashians meets Lil' Kim in the worst way possible. Enjoy! View »


The Best Videos of the WeekShannon Tweed Storms Out On Gene Simmons During Joy Behar Interview

When Gene Simmons and girlfriend of 26 years Shannon Tweed gave an awkward and somber interview on the Today Show Monday morning, many speculated that it was all just a PR stunt. But as more details emerge, it's becoming clear that this isn't just some reality show bullshit. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekHow Plastic Bottles Are Really Recycled

I love recycling. I mean, it's the duty of every responsible citizen of Earth to leave your recyclables on the corner every Monday and Friday for the Recycling Fairy. She takes it away and turns it into fun, new—wait. Are we sure that's right? View »


The Best Videos of the WeekThese Were the Most Thrilling Moments of Mass Effect 3's E3 2011 Presentation

If you like Mass Effect for its blockbuster bits—the explosions, the futuristic set pieces involving giant alien machines, the narrow escapes—this trailer is for you. It represents the Mass Effect 3 moments that might draw in the people who don't play role-playing games. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekPorn Viewing History Shows Up in 'America's Got Talent' Promo

The person who made this promo for America's Got Talent forgot the main lesson about sharing your computer: Delete your browser history first. Their fondness for YouPorn got splashed all over network TV. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekEmotional Story Inspires ESPN Anchor To Quote Mariah Carey

There's a lot going on here. A lot of stimuli, you know. Let's break it down. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekKaty Perry's "T.G.I.F." Casts Lovable Cameos For All Ages

Now that we know Katy Perry is a fully-trained thespian, let's take a look at her latest masterpiece in "T.G.I.F." Perry plays Kathy Beth Terry, her nerdy, thirteen-year-old alter ego, who accidentally throws the party of the year. Like, OMG! View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch Stephen Colbert's Hilarious Northwestern Commencement Speech

This morning in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University's 2,800 graduating students gathered for commencement. On hand to give the commencement address? None other than alum Stephen Colbert of the class of '86, who delivered an uproarious 20-minute speech which squeezed in references to campus controversies like "Brothelgate" and a professor's infamous sex demonstration. View »