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January 24, 2013 6:44 PM   Subscribe

I like the FPPs that have many versions of the same thing, such as this cups and balls post. I'm sure I've seen others in the past, but I can't remember them, and the search engine is letting me down. Are there any other FPPs that have many versions of the same thing - song, short film, etc?
posted by LSK to MetaFilter-Related at 6:44 PM (27 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

My recent absolute favorite of these was this one. Bam-a-lam!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:48 PM on January 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love this one about Jesus Christ Superstar
posted by purenitrous at 7:01 PM on January 24, 2013


I posted this one on a Korean modern rock song that gets covered a lot by other Korean singers and bands.
posted by needled at 7:58 PM on January 24, 2013


How about multiple different versions of Mefi posts about multiple different versions of things? How meta is that?
posted by pompomtom at 8:06 PM on January 24, 2013


In this case, it's great because all the links can get borked at once.

Diversify, is what I'm saying.
posted by supercres at 8:31 PM on January 24, 2013


The other thing I'm saying is that I should read time stamps on posts and be less of an idiot.

Fat chance.
posted by supercres at 8:32 PM on January 24, 2013


The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" has had a post or two made about a few of the covers.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:41 PM on January 24, 2013


I don't personally like those kinds of posts. What they usually indicate is someone popping some obscure string into Google, and then posting the first N results.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:49 PM on January 24, 2013


I skimmed the covers tag to find these:
* "Perfect Day," by Lou Reed.
* "Ignition (Remix)," by R. Kelly.
* "Just Like Honey," by the Jesus and Mary Chain.
* "Friday the 13th" by Thelonious Monk.
* "Suzanne," by Leonard Cohen.
* "Hava Nagila."
* "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.
* "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan, and a earlier post.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:15 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


* "Anything Goes," by Cole Porter
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:10 PM on January 24, 2013


I don't personally like those kinds of posts.

Well, if we all liked the same thing, think of the oatmeal shortage.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:27 PM on January 24, 2013 [8 favorites]


My old 339 covers of "The house of the rising sun"?
posted by growabrain at 12:42 AM on January 25, 2013


I did a "different playable tracks of bohemian rhapsody" post, but that was different parts of the same thing, not different versions..
posted by nile_red at 2:34 AM on January 25, 2013


Gloomy Sunday
posted by empath at 2:58 AM on January 25, 2013


Hurdy Gurdy Man
posted by Sailormom at 3:35 AM on January 25, 2013


Bein' Green and The Nutcracker.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:48 AM on January 25, 2013


Only a few in the post itself, but people kept adding to this Love Will Tear Us Apart post. I still think the Evelyn Evelyn version is the best I've heard.
posted by yellowbinder at 6:09 AM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Who do you love?
Mack the Knife.
posted by adamvasco at 6:42 AM on January 25, 2013


I actually have one in the works.
posted by Deathalicious at 6:49 AM on January 25, 2013


Chocolate Pickle: "I don't personally like those kinds of posts. What they usually indicate is someone popping some obscure string into Google, and then posting the first N results.
"

This can be true. However, I've done similar things in the past, and generally what happens actually is that I encounter something really cool, then find as many instances of it as possible, curate them, selecting the most interesting/best to post.
posted by Deathalicious at 6:51 AM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


This post on juggling seems right up your alley.
posted by Diablevert at 7:20 AM on January 25, 2013


Sonnet 116
"Infinity"
posted by Iridic at 8:03 AM on January 25, 2013


I've done similar things in the past, and generally what happens actually is that I encounter something really cool, then find as many instances of it as possible, curate them, selecting the most interesting/best to post.

I've never seen a post like this that wasn't that rather than "apple viking + google GO". (Dont really google that ugh)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:21 AM on January 25, 2013


I did this one about snowflakes a while ago. Though while it had an overarching theme, I suppose like snowflakes, each was a little different in its own way.

A special shout out to the mods, for letting that one stand, in spite of the grarr it initially inspired.
posted by Toekneesan at 12:10 PM on January 25, 2013


A special shout out to the mods, for letting that one stand

Snowflake Bentley is a state hero in a place that doesn't care much for hero worship. I loved that post.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:40 PM on January 25, 2013



Deathalicious: "I actually have one in the works."

And here it is!
posted by Deathalicious at 11:36 AM on January 26, 2013


Train Kept a-Rollin' -- thirteen versions cited from 1951 (Tiny Bradshaw) to 1993 (Axle Spoke and the Roses).

Some of those clips are prolly gone, but newer copies of each one have no doubt appeared since.
 
posted by Herodios at 9:40 AM on January 28, 2013


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