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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    The NEVERENDING YouTube thread

    Since the [youtube] tag is working, I thought I'd start a thread featuring interesting YouTube videos.

    This is scary. I was a kid in the 1970s, yet I remember these commercials like it was yesterday.
























    (Yes, I actually had one!)








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    I wonder what Joey Heatherton looks like today? I'll Google that tomorrow morning.

    Whoa!! Back up. She was born in 1944. Never mind.

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    How do you do that?

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    Here are a few of my favorites:







    Last edited by Runner; 13 Sep 2006 at 5:14 PM.

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    How about "don't want to jump through stupid hoops and install buggy browser plugins? Hell no!"

    I won't be watching any you-tube until they allow me to download the movie, or AT LEAST view the stream with my own program.
    Reality does not conform to your ideology.
    http://neighborhoods.chicago.il.us Photographs of Life in the Neighborhoods of Chicago
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    Quote Originally posted by jordanb View post
    How about "don't want to jump through stupid hoops and install buggy browser plugins? Hell no!"

    I won't be watching any you-tube until they allow me to download the movie, or AT LEAST view the stream with my own program.
    What? Afraid Macromedia will install hidden programs to control your brainwaves?

    I mean cmon it's just flash....

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    I am sorry Dan... Stan made me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MslmD5w8OQI



    Bear Rather interviews our faithful leader Dan the Stan man!

    Producer.................. Maister
    Editor.................... Maister
    Grip........................ Maister
    Sound Manager ...... Maister
    Directed By ..............Maister


    This has been a Stan Films production. Broadcast by Michaelskis


    *for some reason it is not setting up right... link works!
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by SkeLeton View post
    What? Afraid Macromedia will install hidden programs to control your brainwaves?

    I mean cmon it's just flash....
    1) Macromedia produces very crappy plugins for Linux that make mozilla
    very unstable. I'm not going to deal with an unstable, buggy browser 90%
    of the time just for the rare occasion when I actually want to see some dog
    balencing a beach ball on his head.

    2) No it's not "just flash." These systems all call for any one of a number
    of plugin systems. And THEY DON'T HAVE TO. Until some wankstain
    figured out how to hide the source of the file behind a bunch of javascript
    all these sites provided a link where people could access the stream with
    a program of their choosing.

    Dan: So you don't allow animated images (even in the FAC) on Cyburbia
    but you'll allow video? Good god man.
    Reality does not conform to your ideology.
    http://neighborhoods.chicago.il.us Photographs of Life in the Neighborhoods of Chicago
    http://hafd.org/~jordanb/ Pretentious Weblog.

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    Giving Stan some Detroit Love: Courtesy of Eminem
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM2yc...elated&search=

    The girls who follow Ski's and Meister on their rounds:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7hSi...elated&search=
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Quote Originally posted by jordanb View post
    Dan: So you don't allow animated images (even in the FAC) on Cyburbia
    but you'll allow video? Good god man.
    Well, the video doesn't become animated without user action; it's not like they start by themselves. The animated GIFs just animate; there's no user control to start or stop it. If there was a way to display GIF animation only if the file was clicked, I'd probably have it here.

    Otherwise, plug-ins will never be required for normal site features - not if I can help it. There's increasing Ajax, but I don't think that should cause anyone any problems, even if they're using Lynx.

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    By "otherwise" you mean "except this video thing which I think is cool?" That's not very heartening.

    PS: Ajax is great so long as it's written correctly. The only thing it needs client-side is javascript. And if it keeps a million twits from using shockwave to display a text block that scrolls ever-so-slightly more smoothly than standard html, then it's done its job.
    Reality does not conform to your ideology.
    http://neighborhoods.chicago.il.us Photographs of Life in the Neighborhoods of Chicago
    http://hafd.org/~jordanb/ Pretentious Weblog.

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    To lighten up the mood.. A bit of Fry and Laurie:

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    Masterpiece Theatre Meow!



    For whatever reason the image preview feature doesn't seem to work but here is the link for "Cat Head Theatre":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbK1eCt97ag
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I am a fan of this one.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    WHich bushism to watch, you decide there are so many!

    me too, BC knows WTF he's talking about unlike our current president


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    Man, I would just love to do this....

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=hut3VRL5XRE

    Moderator note:
    (nerudite)Merged with the youtube thread

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    If you don't live in Illinois, be glad you don't have a governor like this:

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUxxw...elated&search=
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM-qi...elated&search=
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    If you don't live in Illinois, be glad you don't have a governor like this:

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUxxw...elated&search=
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM-qi...elated&search=
    Dude, those were way to long...did anyone watch the whole thing?

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    A Very Young Motor City Madman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkoIT2Ps7w

    Hey Bear (and any other geezers out there), check out this blast from the past! Ted looks so young in this video! And ya gotta love the chicks in the go go boots miniskirts and beehives!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Not YouTube, but a great video example of how not to apply for a job.

    From metro.co.uk:
    In a competitive job market, everybody understands the need to make your CV strand out. But one Yale student has taken that to rather extreme lengths, sending prospective employers a seven-minute long motivational video - that's become the laughing stock of Wall Street.

    Aleksey Vayner's glorious video tribute to how awesome he is, titled 'Impossible Is Nothing', was forwarded around New York's major investment banks, after he submitted it to financial services firm UBS AG.

    The forwarded email included comments like 'What NOT to do when looking for a banking job,' 'This is pure gold,' and 'Typical Yalie.'

    Describing himself as 'Aleksey Vayner, CEO & Professional Athlete,' the video shows him (supposedly) lifting a 495-pound weight, serving a tennis ball at 140mph, performing a rather impressive rotating jump while skiing, and – in an extended sequence – ballroom dancing with an underdressed lady while clad in a figure hugging black polo neck.

    In the video, he comments: 'If you're going to work, work. If you're going to train, train. If you're going to dance, then dance, but do it with passion.'

    Finally, wearing white robes, he majestically smashes a pile of bricks with his bare hands.

    In his cover letter to UBS, he says: 'As a world-level athlete in several sports, I have developed an insatiable appetite for peak performance and continuous learning. My trainer and world martial arts champion often said, “Impossible is just someone's opinion.” I live by those words.'

    His 11-page resume (11 pages!) also states that he is the CEO of his own investment firm, that he founded a charity helping young people, and that he can cure people using his knowledge of Chinese medicine.

    [snip]
    IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!

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    I am glad that I am not a reporter.

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    Thanks for the explanation about ImpossibleIsNothing Dan. I watched the blasted thing and thought WTF?

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    well, I think it's funny...


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    not funny at first.. upon repeated watches... awesome.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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