The Best Videos of the Week

Have you heard that video is a big thing over at Gawker Media? It's true, we watch and post a lot of videos each week. Here are some of the best videos of week, culled from an array of Gawker Media sites.

The Best Videos of the Week

Fox News Is Now Producing Its Own Anti-Obama Attack Ads

This morning on Fox & Friends, Fox News aired a straight-up, unadulterated four-minute attack ad mocking Obama's "Hope and Change" message and cataloguing the purported failures of his administration, complete with ominous music, depressing charts, and voiceover audio of Mitt Romney attacking him. Not someone else's ad, mind you-this was actually an in-house production of Fox News, involving weeks of work by a Fox staffer. View »


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Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Widower Martin Short How His Wife Is Doing

Comedian and class act Martin Short was with his wife Nancy Dolman for 36 years before she passed away from ovarian cancer in 2010. Unfortunately, not a single researcher informed Kathie Lee of Dolman's death, leading to a heartbreakingly awkward situation on this morning's Today Show where the actor was appearing to promote his new film Madagascar 3. During the interview, a hapless Gifford asked Short how he manages to keep his marriage happy and romantic. Luckily, he handled the gaffe with grace and aplomb. View »


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Here's the First Trailer for Dawnguard, Skyrim's First Full Expansion Pack

The province of Skyrim expands this summer with Dawnguard, 1,600 Microsoft points worth of new epic adventure for the Xbox 360. View »


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Ken "Hawk" Harrelson Melts Down After White Sox Pitcher Ejected For Throwing Behind A Batter

This week's Rays-White Sox series in St. Petersburg has been contentious after Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski's suspicious slide yesterday led to him being plunked by Rays pitcher Alex Cobb today. When Jose Quintana attempted to return the favor-or perhaps just send another message-to Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist later in the game, umpire Mark Wegner got out his ejectin' thumb, sending White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson on another of his patented rants. View »


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This Video of Venus Crossing the Sun Seems Straight Out of Star Wars (Updated)

The transit of Venus is one of the rarest astronomical events in our solar system. It happens in pairs, every century. This awe-inspiring video shows the first of this century's pair, which happened in 2004. The next one is about to happen-on June 5, 2012. View »


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Carving The Beautiful Roads Of Eastern Europe

There's more to driving than tire-shredding hoonage. Beautiful roads and a free afternoon are all you need for a perfect drive. Having a first-gen Toyota MR2 and some of the finest driving roads in Hungary at your disposal doesn't hurt either. View »


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The Disturbing 18-Minute Miami Zombie Attack, Caught On Surveillance Camera

A surveillance camera in the Miami Herald building caught all 18 gruesome minutes of the Miami Zombie attack on the MacArthur Causeway over the weekend. (The footage above has been edited for length; the original can be viewed here.) View »


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A Fascinating Look at the Factories Where Old Video Games Were Made

Mommy, where do video games come from? They come from factories, dear, factories like these, from the 1980s. View »


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Hear the People Sing: The Official Les Mis Trailer Has Arrived

Earlier this month, human Pez dispenser Perez Hilton leaked some shaky camera phone footage of the first trailer for the highly anticipated film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. But, as tends be the case with crappy leaked footage, it did not satisfy us. But the official trailer has now arrived. View »


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World Celebrates As Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Seriously Injured In Charity Soccer Match

Professional asshole Gordon Ramsay left Sunday's Soccer Aid charity match in Manchester on a stretcher after a hefty tackle by former English soccer star Teddy Sheringham left the Hell's Kitchen chef in pain and gasping for air. View »


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And now, every single Harry Potter magic spell in one video

Behold 17 minutes of straight spell-shouting from the cast of the Harry Potter films, courtesy of one very patient YouTuber. The creepy thing? We can name just about every single spell's intended result. Wingardium Leviosa! View »


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This Graphic Crash Is What Happens When Arab Drifting Goes Wrong

By now, you're familiar with Hagwalah, the Saudi street drifting phenomenon. Young men gather on congested highways to perform idiotic feats of driving dumbassery. But, are you familiar with the potential fallout? After watching this incredibly graphic, NSFW video, you and hopefully anyone thinking about doing this kind of thing on the street will be. View »


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Here's How John Carmack Will Put Doom 3 All Up in Your Face

"Support for head-mounted displays." That one little nugget about the upcoming Doom 3 BFG Edition stuck out like a sore thumb when this morning's news hit. If you wondered what that might look like, check out the video from The Verge, which shows giant goggles jerry-rigged by Doom co-creator John Carmack. When a Verge commenter cast aspersion on the tech Carmack used for his head-mounted display, the man himself showed to slap away criticisms. Don't argue with a genius, kids. View »


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The UK's Most Offensive Ad Ever Features People Singing With Their Mouths Full

The most offensive UK advertising campaign of all time is a 2005 KFC ad that features emergency hotline workers singing with their mouths full of crispy chicken, according to the Advertising Standards Authority, which released new data this week detailing all of the complaints they've received since the 1950s. View »


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The Official Bobcats Draft Lottery Party Was A Sad, Sad Time

The Bobcats opened up Time Warner Cable Arena for fans to come and watch last night's draft lottery. A lovely gesture, one much appreciated by the 40 or so people who showed up. As we know by now, the Bobcats slipped to No. 2. There was shock, anger, sadness, apathy, shuffling off into the Charlotte night. The cycle continues. As if to commiserate, Charlotte is offering a deal where if you buy a season ticket plan, you get the entire next season for free. View »


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Donald Trump Is So Stupid Even Wolf Blitzer Looks Smart Next to Him

How stupid is tinted meatball Donald Trump? So stupid that Wolf Blitzer - Wolf Blitzer! - made him look like a fool on CNN. View »