Monday, December 15, 2014

33 problems only Kiwis will understand

One of our nephews in Australia posted this to Facebook, and I thought it was hilarious. There are things that anyone who identifies with this land—born here or not—can relate to. It’s by JGeeks, who won fourth place in the 2012 New Zealand’s Got Talent.

JGeeks describe their ethos on their Facebook Page:
A few generations ago, Maori travelled across the Pacific Ocean in waka. These days we struggle to drive to the corner store. Society offers an unrealistic unhealthy lifestyle for all ages and races – from the food we eat, to our sedentary lifestyles, the demanding work hours to the unrealistic expectations which society demands of YOU. JGeeks are on a mission to break down these models through innovation, music, beauty, fashion, art and culture. Join us!
Their performances on NZGT were dynamic, a mix of traditional Maori artforms, contemporary dance, comedy, performance art, and even a bit of vaudeville. They also do parodies and comedy videos like this one.

What I think is particularly interesting about this video is that within hours of it being posted to Facebook, it had over 200,000 views, but the YouTube version, which appears to have been posted about the same time, had only a few hundred views at the same time. It’s not the first time I’ve seen a video posted to Facebook have more views than its YouTube version. In this case, they have about 35,000 subscribers on their YouTube Channel and 172,000 Likes on their Facebook page, so they start out with a bigger base there than on YouTube.

In any case, I thought this video was funny. But do check out their YouTube Channel for more, and a very wide variety, of videos.

Recommended YouTube Videos:
JGeeks - NZGT Semi Finals 28-10-2012
JGeeks - NZGT Grand Final Performance\
JGeeks - The Best Day I Ever Had (Official Video)

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