Updated: 9 years 3 months 1 week ago
Mr. Pilkington has some strange viewpoints and ideas about nearly everything. He's not playing a character...which makes him even more fascinating.
Updated: 1 decade 1 week ago
Just videos with notable thumbnails that either made you go 'hmmmm...' or 'hmmm?' or 'hmmm!'.
Misleading fake thumbnails (mid-point frame) videos have been removed.
Updated: 4 years 1 month ago
A special place to list videos that are a vote away from being promoted. Play Sift Programming Director if you like them, because you'll be sending them up to the Front Page immediately unless someone sneaks in a downvote.
We reserve the right to include worthy 7 to 8 vote vids when running short on 9's.
[description edited on July 29, 2009 in line with queue release upgrade from 10 votes to 15! ... then back down to 9 when the queue limit was rescinded down]
Updated: 7 years 7 months 1 week ago
Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry started their television career as a comedy duo in "A Little Bit of Fry & Laurie".
They have both gone on to other roles, including the "Jeeves and Wooster" series based on the books by P.G. Wodehouse; Stephen Fry's hosting of the British quiz show QI; and of course Hugh Laurie's brilliant role as Dr. Gregory House. To top it off, Fry and Laurie are best friends in real life.
This playlist celebrates all videos containing either or both of these fine gentlemen.
Updated: 1 decade 6 months 1 week ago
Updated: 8 years 11 months ago
Comedy's about the only thing the Brits still do best. You could call this a sub-channel, aiming for a collection of all the British sketch, situation and stand-up comedy on the Sift. In other words, anything where the main purpose of the event is to be funny, as opposed to ads, outtakes etc.
See also: http://www.videosift.com/search?q=&t=v&u=&s=s&o=&c=30&c=50&vmin=&vmax=&sh=&l=&n=&b=&submit=Search
Updated: 1 decade 2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago
One per day. Will favor those little videos struggling in the queue over Jakeabakuro.
Must cause actual happiness.
Updated: 1 decade 1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago
"The man who has no tincture of philosophy goes through life imprisoned in the prejudices derived from common sense, from the habitual beliefs of his age or his nation, and from convictions which have grown up in his mind without the co-operation or consent of his deliberate reason. To such a man the world tends to become definite, finite, obvious; common objects rouse no questions, and unfamiliar possibilities are contemptuously rejected. As soon as we begin to philosophize, on the contrary, we find, that even the most everyday things lead to problems to which only very incomplete answers can be given. Philosophy, though unable to tell us with certainty what is the true answer to the doubts which it raises, is able to suggest many possibilities which enlarge our thoughts and free them from the tyranny of custom."
~ Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy