MLYT
March 6, 2009 6:00 PM   Subscribe

Whilst that was the lamest video I've ever sat through, you did point us to a pretty decent website of time-wasting videos.

Inspired by Progosk's comment in the Kutiman thread, I've put together a few significant moments from the early years* of the Metafilter-YouTube love affair.

First YT post evar. (and source of the comment quoted above the fold)
Lazy Sunday.
PopoZao!
Autistic Basketball Player.
The Evolution of Dance.
The Oozinator.
Carl Monday investigates.
OK Go.
lonelygirl15: fact or fiction?
Impossible is Nothing.
Google Buys YouTube.
Dick in a Box.

*through the end of 2006, at which point I collapsed in exhaustion.
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter-Related at 6:00 PM (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

MLYTRBTU.
posted by gman at 6:41 PM on March 6, 2009


Wow. How weird is it that four years ago, YouTube was only a month old? It's hard to imagine the internet without it now.
posted by EarBucket at 7:02 PM on March 6, 2009


Oh, how I miss inline pictures.
posted by 517 at 8:19 PM on March 6, 2009


All but two of the videos linked have been removed due to various copyright complaints, so as a YTL submission of any kind this is mostly to wholly useless.

I mean this less as an indictment of the poster than I do of YouTube's crackdown on this sort of thing, although I do mean it as an indictment of both frankly.
posted by rollbiz at 8:39 PM on March 6, 2009


Also, can I create a MetaTalk post about some of the original web pages where 10 of my 12 links are to dead sites or placeholder sites...? Would anyone consider that OK?

As another aside, what the fuck is going on with this place recently? Maybe I have a short memory, but if not this has been the most ridiculous week or two ever, in terms of crazy MeTa posts. Can there be a full moon for fourteen straight days?
posted by rollbiz at 8:43 PM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Well, geez, rollbiz, I thought this was an interesting look back at the history of the site, but if it upsets you so much, let me Google that for you:
Heavy Metal Wonder Woman
Lazy Sunday
Popozao
Autistic Basketball Player
Carl Monday Investigates
Impossible is Nothing
Dick in a Box
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:08 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rollbiz, WTF? Too much caffeine today?
posted by empath at 9:19 PM on March 6, 2009


Can there be a full moon for fourteen straight days?

That's the beauty of bottled moonjuice, rollbiz. I'm not entirely convinced you've been abstaining, either.

The effect that Youtube (or ubiquitous, functional streaming video in general, really) has had on bloggery in general over the last few years is really interesting and profound; I like the idea of this as a slice of the history of that on the metafilter front, so, hey, thanks, Horace Rumple.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:42 PM on March 6, 2009


Wow. How weird is it that four years ago, YouTube was only a month old? It's hard to imagine the internet without it now.

Also funny how Google bought Youtube 2.5 years ago already.
posted by smackfu at 9:47 PM on March 6, 2009


this has been the most ridiculous week or two ever, in terms of crazy MeTa posts

I can't remember the last time the MeTa's front page was filled with posts from one single day. I should post a MeTa about it.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:09 PM on March 6, 2009


Wow. That Heavy Metal Wonder Woman clip really is the most boring and ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
posted by koeselitz at 12:59 AM on March 7, 2009


How quickly we forget.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 6:51 AM on March 7, 2009


Does anyone remember the post, of Youtube videos, of some men dancing at an outdoor event? It was framed on the post as a dance off with different moves, but it was just some really bad dancing. I've tried to look for it a couple of times and can't find it. Anyone?
posted by P.o.B. at 7:19 AM on March 7, 2009


Whilst that was the lamest video I've ever sat through,
he sat through something lame? must have been his first week on teh webbernets.
posted by krautland at 7:53 AM on March 7, 2009


P.o.B - it wasn't techno viking was it? Here...
posted by kev23f at 8:31 AM on March 7, 2009


Jesus Christ on the clock. It's 2009 already?
posted by steef at 8:42 AM on March 7, 2009


it wasn't techno viking was it?

Nah. It was much more pedestrian. Like, some southern Californian outdoor festival. Mostly people sitting around but a couple of Dads and Grampas dancing badly.
posted by P.o.B. at 10:33 AM on March 7, 2009


It's 2009 already. I so remember 1999ish, looking so forward to a new millennium and the hope that humanity on the whole would get its shit together.

But, no.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:44 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Am I the only human being here who can not access YouTube at work? About 1/2 the average day's posts are useless to me these days.

(Yes, the answer is "don't read MF at work...hey, it's my "smoke break".)
posted by JoanArkham at 3:44 PM on March 7, 2009


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