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Yay, I got another surprise from WordPress’ Fun Mode!

This time, it was a pop-up headed by “Good Job!” followed by this video:

I’m not sure what that video is of… Perhaps it’s from the 2008 Beijing Olympics? :S That’s the only possibility I can think of right now.

Korean girl group 시크릿 (Secret) just released their new single, “Shy Boy” today! While I like some of their other songs more, “Shy Boy” is nonetheless catchy and seems to have found semi-permanent lodging in my brain already. Perhaps it’s because of the bouncy, 1920s swing-inspired beats?

The MV seems to be a mishmash of a lot of stuff, with nothing really unique tossed in. The choreography is somewhat similar to that of some of their previous singles; the colours and backdrops are reminiscent of 이효리’s (Lee Hyori) “U-Go-Girl” MV; and the story and costumes remind me of the awesome 1978 movie, Grease. (Yes, I admit; I’ve seen that movie several times. I couldn’t help the fact that it was always on TV!) In any case, it’s still fun eye-candy, and it brings back fond memories of “Grease Day”, for those who know what I’m talking about.

…I would be there everyday. (Not to eat them, of course. Duh.)

Thanks to lifehacker for introducing me to this deathly cute video.

I received another video pop-up after my previous post on 1000 Song Challenge! This time, WordPress’ Fun Mode whacked me with a video of Canadians screaming in celebration as they watched the Canadian Olympic hockey team score the winning goal against the United States during the 2010 Winter Games.

I wonder if WordPress sent that video selectively to Canadians only? While it certainly gave me a smile, I’m not sure hockey fans in the States would appreciate this random “gift” from Fun Mode.

The video:

XD After publishing that previous post, WordPress suddenly thrusted a video into my face of a bunch of bulky football players in yellow jerseys that said “Hickory” on the back, clapping wildly in their locker room. I pretty sure it was a pre-game pep talk. Under the video, it asked me, “How did this make you feel?”

Finally, WordPress’ “Fun Mode” has manifested itself, and to be honest, it wasn’t as fun as I thought it would’ve been. Sure, I liked the surprise, but I thought the surprises would be more entertaining — perhaps a funny video, a short game, a brain teaser. A random video of a pep talk is…just okay. It’s only amusing because it appeared unexpectedly, and because I have unlimited Internet usage. Imagine if someone was nearing their monthly usage cap, and they got this video — WordPress just forced them to pay an extra $10!

That said, I still appreciate having a “Fun Mode”. It encourages me to keep testing out all of WordPress’ functions and to keep using it, just to see what they’ll throw at me next.

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