SNL last week presented a skit on what happens to people who aren’t “obsessed” with Beyonce. In ‘The Beygency’, SNL host Andrew Garfield is hunted down by a government agency after he admits he thinks Drunk in love is just “okay”. “He turned against his country, and its queen,” says the narrator in the trailer. “A man with nowhere to run and no taste.”
Garfield even encounters Rihanna fans, including 24 star Kiefer Sutherland, who try to help him escape. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star is eventually thrown behind bars, where he meets a woman who was imprisoned for not dancing to Crazy in love. The skit has been viewed 1.8 million times since it was posted on YouTube on May 4.
A film for the online generation
Look Up is a film asking an online generation to reflect on its obsession with gadgets. The five-minute film, which urges people to unplug from smartphones and social media has, ironically, taken the Internet by storm. The video shows writer and director Gary Turk reading a poem which orders people to “look up from your phone, shut down the display, take in your surroundings and make the most of today”. The film also includes a dramatised love story that “never happened” because one of the protagonists was looking down at his smartphone. It has been viewed more than 32 million times since it was posted on YouTube on April 25.
The world’s luckiest unlucky man
Seven times at death’s door and Frane Selak is still breathing. What’s his secret? Luck, apparently. A video posted last week tells Selak’s story. A teacher in Croatia, Selak has been dubbed the “luckiest unlucky man to ever live” for his ability to cheat death. According to the video, Selak has survived accidents on a bus, a plane, a train and in several cars. His final death-defying incident was in 1996 when Mr Selak drove off a mountain road and was ejected from the car and managed to cling to a tree. In 2003, Frane purchased a lottery ticket and won the jackpot worth more than $1 million. The This and That Visuals video posted on YouTube on May 1 has been viewed more than a million times.