Sunday, January 21, 2007

Guru Gets On YouTube Bandwagon

YouTube has fast moved from curiosity to cultural phenomenon to media essential for many, right up there with iPods, email and TV.

If a visitor from Omicron Persei 8 were to determine human worth based on a couple of hours surfing YouTube, our chances of escaping the Death Ray would not be good. “These poor production values DEFY BELIEF!” “Those puny Earthlings have no talent – I laugh only at them, not with them.” “Why has that clip been removed? What is ‘copyright infringement’?”

Oh, well, at least the Death Ray would be quick.

The story of the faked LonelyGirl15 diary entries on YouTube broke last September. LonelyGirl15, it turned out, was not lonely, was not 15 and was not a girl. [Strike that last one] Which led to — yes, you’ve guessed it — lots of YouTube diary entries from people coming to terms with having been duped. (That’s assuming that these clips weren’t also bogus.)

The interweb is a strange place. And it’s only going to get stranger.

Anyway, here’s the definitive LonelyGirl15 clip — 20 seconds of pure genius:

Warning: This clip may scare the Bejeezus out of you

And before you start complaining about karmic consequences, remember that it was 20 seconds you weren’t watching South Park. So you came out on top.



Blogger PetStarr said...

YOU BASTARD!!! That bloody well scared the bejeezus out of me!

1/27/2007 4:37 pm  
Blogger PetStarr said...

YOU BASTARD!! That bloody well scared the bejeezus out of me!

1/27/2007 4:38 pm  
Blogger Al Cad said...

Well, petstarr, you didn’t really want to be possessed by a Bejeezus spririt, did you?

But I’ll add a warning to the post (for the benefit of those who dig being possessed).

1/28/2007 7:21 am  

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