Monday, July 31, 2006
“We’re living in that Napster-like magic moment where you simply can’t believe the kinds of historic stuff available to you with just a simple search. Which means of course that it’s all gonna get shut down at ANY MINUTE.”
The author of the quote above, a.k.a. “x-amount”, is one of the maintainers of Recidivism.org, a Blog that’s been quite famous around Boston’s weekly newspapers, for bringing funny, new stuff in a cool and sometimes polemic way. It’s worthy spending a little time to check it out.
Back to the main topic. It’s been a while I’m feeling like that about YouTube – the information/ pop-culture junkie video website - and since we came up with the idea of this blog I wanted to share that feeling with you guys. It’s all about being an inter”nerd”, spending lots of time looking around for any kind of information – from music to easy-cooking recipes, and, obviously, about being a little lazy.
Let me put it this way – in my opinion (and apparently in that guy’s, too) YouTube came as a revolutionary tool for us, lazy geeks. Pretty much all you have to do is hit the search button and with not much luck you’ll have whatever the hell you’re looking for. And I can say I tried hard on that. From Brazil’s 4th world soccer championship classic goal scene, to MySpace funny parodys, it’s all there.
A Phoenix article brought some concerns about how much time we’ll all be able to enjoy this happiness, though. Issues as copyrights and parent-controlled-censorship have been taking some videos off of YouTube lately, but as bad as you may think it is, respecting this kind of rules should give a longer life to the yet worshiped website – I bet most of us remember how Napster got busted back in ’99, don’t we? The article also told how record labels and TV broadcasters are happy about the fact that the site’s managers seem to be aware of the threat those big bosses represent to YouTube – although they not even know how to really make it happen.
Anyways, we can still watch this big fight episode from a distance, while we enjoy some of the most curious and funny videos I gathered right below, for you all, thanks to my beloved YouTube.
Brazil's 4th World Cup Championship - 1994
Silvio Santos - hilarious!
MySpace best parody ever
Back to The Future's actor Crispin Glover at David Letterman - on lsd
The Simpson's - Real Life
Sex Pistols on bad behaviour, haha
PS: I could post a hundred videos right here, but part of the fun is to randomly think about something you like and hit the search.. try it yourself! And have fun.
Posted by Thais at 1:10 PM