Why do I love YouTube?

Cause of crap like this. Can you tell I don’t have TV? I’m missing the baseball playoffs. Sigh. But, I can’t stop watching this video, either. I wonder if these kids are gonna regret this when they are 40 years old.

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  1. Rob: I have a Slingbox. The thing is, my TV isn’t hooked up to any signal. Why not? Cause ComCast doesn’t offer HDTV in Half Moon Bay. I’ve been too busy to even order DirectTV anyway. Sometime soon.

  2. Rob: I have a Slingbox. The thing is, my TV isn’t hooked up to any signal. Why not? Cause ComCast doesn’t offer HDTV in Half Moon Bay. I’ve been too busy to even order DirectTV anyway. Sometime soon.

  3. Maybe I’m too old, but this is exactly why I don’t get (or like) YouTube. Every time I go there, I regret the time I’ve wasted.

  4. Maybe I’m too old, but this is exactly why I don’t get (or like) YouTube. Every time I go there, I regret the time I’ve wasted.

  5. RetiredMidn: I love it. It’s the first time in history that anyone can share their video with everyone — no matter how stupid or lame. 10 years ago these kids would have to convince some TV executive to distribute their videos to get an audience.

    What’s even better is they probably don’t really care that I’m watching it. They probably just did it to send to their friends.

    I find it fascinating to watch what people do.

    My son showed me the Jedi Sabre Fights at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jedi+sabre+fight&search=Search and they are amazing pieces of film. But they would never have gotten any distribution before the Internet.

    That’s what I love about this stuff. If you want really commercial stuff, go watch Lost.

  6. RetiredMidn: I love it. It’s the first time in history that anyone can share their video with everyone — no matter how stupid or lame. 10 years ago these kids would have to convince some TV executive to distribute their videos to get an audience.

    What’s even better is they probably don’t really care that I’m watching it. They probably just did it to send to their friends.

    I find it fascinating to watch what people do.

    My son showed me the Jedi Sabre Fights at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jedi+sabre+fight&search=Search and they are amazing pieces of film. But they would never have gotten any distribution before the Internet.

    That’s what I love about this stuff. If you want really commercial stuff, go watch Lost.

  7. Ahh, YouTube not all is not time wasted, maybe not always quality time, but lots of value in self-expression, but then these mime-to-songs genre is gettttting waayyyyyyyyy ooooollld. Still halfway cute tho, but nooo more ‘Coke and Mentos experiments’ or ‘Furbies in the Microwaves’ please.

  8. Ahh, YouTube not all is not time wasted, maybe not always quality time, but lots of value in self-expression, but then these mime-to-songs genre is gettttting waayyyyyyyyy ooooollld. Still halfway cute tho, but nooo more ‘Coke and Mentos experiments’ or ‘Furbies in the Microwaves’ please.

  9. Bleech Cards. Die Hard Cubbie, Loyal Against All Reason. Still, I mean the Mets? That’s like the 51 Stater Blue Jays winning, totally sacreligious.

  10. Bleech Cards. Die Hard Cubbie, Loyal Against All Reason. Still, I mean the Mets? That’s like the 51 Stater Blue Jays winning, totally sacreligious.

  11. Dude, this rocks!! Good find, hard to stop watching it. I am still reeling from the laughter, my tummy hurts :)

  12. Dude, this rocks!! Good find, hard to stop watching it. I am still reeling from the laughter, my tummy hurts :)

  13. >>I wonder if these kids are gonna regret this when they are 40 years old.

    I wonder if this 41 year old is gonna regret this before he’s 42…

    Naaah!

  14. >>I wonder if these kids are gonna regret this when they are 40 years old.

    I wonder if this 41 year old is gonna regret this before he’s 42…

    Naaah!

  15. Still amazes me that these lip synch vids remain so popular after so much traffic for the Numa vid, but those user numbers can’t be wrong.

    We’re also seeing remixes of TiVo-endangered ads appearing and outliving the originals, although some short-sighted agencies (or clients) keep on taking them down. The remix of an infamously annoying UK ad (below) is lives on long after the original – it’s one of many.

    http://technocloud.com/index.php/2006/10/20/ad-remixes-you-wont-forget/

  16. Still amazes me that these lip synch vids remain so popular after so much traffic for the Numa vid, but those user numbers can’t be wrong.

    We’re also seeing remixes of TiVo-endangered ads appearing and outliving the originals, although some short-sighted agencies (or clients) keep on taking them down. The remix of an infamously annoying UK ad (below) is lives on long after the original – it’s one of many.

    http://technocloud.com/index.php/2006/10/20/ad-remixes-you-wont-forget/

  17. Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt Dance on YouTube?

    Here are a couple of kids having fun while the TV industry rethinks its distribution channel and content line up. I keep thinking that they look like Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt as kids … imagine that. Did they think that they would be disrupting the TV industry then? They certainly are now.

    http://podslug.com/blog/?p=71

  18. Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt Dance on YouTube?

    Here are a couple of kids having fun while the TV industry rethinks its distribution channel and content line up. I keep thinking that they look like Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt as kids … imagine that. Did they think that they would be disrupting the TV industry then? They certainly are now.

    http://podslug.com/blog/?p=71

  19. @6. It’s not a matter of convincing tv execs showing their videos. This is more like rather than being invtied over to your neighbor’s to what their home movies, by going to youtube you are choosing to inflict that pain on yourself freely. ;-)

  20. @6. It’s not a matter of convincing tv execs showing their videos. This is more like rather than being invtied over to your neighbor’s to what their home movies, by going to youtube you are choosing to inflict that pain on yourself freely. ;-)

  21. I haven’t had cable in ages, and frankly most of what I like shows up on YouTube in snippets sooner or later (like, five minutes later) anyway. But, and you’ve put your finger on it, YouTube also allows me to surf to vast quantities of really entertaining stuff that no network exec would ever, in a bajillion years, clear for broadcast. There are some very cool people out there, not just amusing lipsynch godlets: DCLugi is comedy gold, culture killer is what Andy Warhol would have been, had he remained hopeful and stuck to video, and the Olbermann and Daily Show video snippets have had political impact far wider than they would have, had they remained tv-only.

    Also, I can’t get enough of this stupid shrimp.

  22. I haven’t had cable in ages, and frankly most of what I like shows up on YouTube in snippets sooner or later (like, five minutes later) anyway. But, and you’ve put your finger on it, YouTube also allows me to surf to vast quantities of really entertaining stuff that no network exec would ever, in a bajillion years, clear for broadcast. There are some very cool people out there, not just amusing lipsynch godlets: DCLugi is comedy gold, culture killer is what Andy Warhol would have been, had he remained hopeful and stuck to video, and the Olbermann and Daily Show video snippets have had political impact far wider than they would have, had they remained tv-only.

    Also, I can’t get enough of this stupid shrimp.

  23. It’ll be interesting to track the response to Gary Brolsma’s New Numa challenge. Frankly, it strikes me that the bloom is off the rose: what ever happened to living in Internet time? This is (as Jon Stewart says) so two jihads ago. It’s already past it’s sell-by date, I would have thought, but people are indeed responding.

    Meaningful $64,000 question: Is YouTube an effective challenge issuer, or is it primarily a monologue medium? By that I mean, is it mostly for people to put things out purely as self-expression, or is it an effective medium for competition?

    My guess is that it’s solopsistic, for glorious and inglorious monologues, not for dialogues or conversations other than reviews in the comments sections.

    In related news, a friend sent me a simple hack to boost one’s YouTube ranking by 10,000 or so a day, to which I replied that I didn’t actually look at the rankings except to eliminate those which were too “promiscuous” from being posted in my blog. I look at the starred ratings, the number of times favorited, and the comments: all of those require actual human intervention. Mere hits can always be gamed.

  24. It’ll be interesting to track the response to Gary Brolsma’s New Numa challenge. Frankly, it strikes me that the bloom is off the rose: what ever happened to living in Internet time? This is (as Jon Stewart says) so two jihads ago. It’s already past it’s sell-by date, I would have thought, but people are indeed responding.

    Meaningful $64,000 question: Is YouTube an effective challenge issuer, or is it primarily a monologue medium? By that I mean, is it mostly for people to put things out purely as self-expression, or is it an effective medium for competition?

    My guess is that it’s solopsistic, for glorious and inglorious monologues, not for dialogues or conversations other than reviews in the comments sections.

    In related news, a friend sent me a simple hack to boost one’s YouTube ranking by 10,000 or so a day, to which I replied that I didn’t actually look at the rankings except to eliminate those which were too “promiscuous” from being posted in my blog. I look at the starred ratings, the number of times favorited, and the comments: all of those require actual human intervention. Mere hits can always be gamed.

  25. You Tube rocks. Talk about 15 minutes of fame!
    I don’t know about you but I know that I’m definitely using You Tube to distribute my movies and build my audience of geeks all over the world!

    André Hedetoft
    Geek Movie Director
    Join my Fan Club so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com

  26. You Tube rocks. Talk about 15 minutes of fame!
    I don’t know about you but I know that I’m definitely using You Tube to distribute my movies and build my audience of geeks all over the world!

    André Hedetoft
    Geek Movie Director
    Join my Fan Club so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com

  27. Oh, btw Scoble… A little while back you said that you would be up for wearing a Save André Hedetoft T-shirt in your show to support my quest of becoming the obvious geek movie director. :) I sent you a mail asking about your address so that I could set you up with a t-shirt from Café Press http://www.cafepress.com/hedetoft but I know that you have an really really busy inbox. Could you just mail me the address on save@andrehedetoft.com and I’ll see to it that you get a t-shirt. What do you say?

    André Hedetoft
    Geek Movie Director
    Join my Fan Club so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com

  28. Oh, btw Scoble… A little while back you said that you would be up for wearing a Save André Hedetoft T-shirt in your show to support my quest of becoming the obvious geek movie director. :) I sent you a mail asking about your address so that I could set you up with a t-shirt from Café Press http://www.cafepress.com/hedetoft but I know that you have an really really busy inbox. Could you just mail me the address on save@andrehedetoft.com and I’ll see to it that you get a t-shirt. What do you say?

    André Hedetoft
    Geek Movie Director
    Join my Fan Club so that I get to make my next movie over at http://www.andrehedetoft.com