Friday Face-Offs: Firework – 3rd Place – TIE!!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a TIE for third place!

This video makes me really happy, what can I say? “Firework” only has four chords, but somehow this version has 10,000 chords. And you have to love that. And one other thing you have to love is the guitarist’s complete existential breakdown at the end of the song.

Oh! And one other thing you have to love is the unholy light shining through the bedroom door.

Now, as for our other third-place winner …. not much to say, other than: “Attention Merriam-Webster Dictionary Company, it is time to revise the definition of ‘Smooth,’ since it has obviously been updated for all time by these four gentlemen in their cramped basement, especially the guy in the orange shirt, who should probably have his own separate dictionary devoted entirely to him.”


Guys, I think it’s fair to say I have an ironic sensibility. I’m a product of my culture, and ever since reading Richard Rorty’s “Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity” I’ve believed that an ironic worldview is the one that makes the most (moral and aesthetic) sense. But the one thing I love more than irony is the complete lack of irony. And that’s what this video is all about! And that’s why I’m fuckin’ loving it for all time!!!

From the youtube comments:

this has just made me rape the replay button..

i have been teased and ridiculed since i was twelve,

i am sixteen now and it hasnt ended, people still make fun of me,

i was raped when i was twelve and after that, people called me all sorts of names, telling me it was my fault..i started cutting my wrists thinking that no one cared, my mom wanted to send me away, because she thought i was sick, (mentally). Hearing your beautiful voices sing this song, makes me feel hopeful for tomorrow. Thanks

That’s what I’m talking about.

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! Even brighter than the moon. Now, get ready for the next video — the 2nd place video — because it is about to get soooo heavy up in here.