I seem to recall several years ago a post to the blue that featured a YouTube video of some ragga/dancehall song from the 80s. The song lyrics and video featured a dreadlocked Jamaican who encountered a policeman. I think the policeman called the first guy "Dreadlocks." Dreadlocks claimed to be transporting vegetables to town, but the policeman thought he had marijuana and arrested him.
I have tried many Google search strategies and haven't found this. Did it really appear on the blue or am I imagining things?
Genre name for the glitch/repition video art involving spongebob/sonic
Hello, I'm trying to find an old metafilter post that was all about a genre of youtube videos. They were very glitchy, repetitive, I remember Carlton from the Fresh Prince dancing inappropriately to Spongbob videos being shown on the television. Spongebob was a recurring theme in fact. They used a lot of scenes from that cartoon. It was quite dirty, and funny. It had a particular genre name but I just can't remember it and I can't hit the right set of search terms in Google...
I think other versions of this post
linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
Why don't we have in-line video for non-members? I typically avoid sending posts with great videos in them to (like this) to non-members because they will just see a wall of text without being able to play videos in-line. Would it be possible to add the in-line video player for everyone who visits metafilter?
Could we maybe try to be a little better at labeling links that go to videos? Not everybody is in a position to view video content at all times and it might be nice to have a little advance warning. [more inside]
Would it be possible to make the pop-up YouTube player have an HTML5 preference? [more inside]
Thorn: "Ask Metafilter: Thousands of life's little questions, answered."
"I'm suffering from a painful goiter."
Thorn: "Even the weird ones."
A short commercial appears on the front page of AskMe if you're, get this, not logged in. [more inside]
Does anyone remember a post (from the past year or so, I think) about some digital art that was made by taking (pixel-wide?) slices of video and sort of "painting" with it? [more inside]
In case you missed it, metafilter was down for maintainance
for a bit last night.
I seem to post a lot of FPPs that revolve around podcast or other audio content these days, and It's gotten me curious... how often do you stop and listen to the content in links of that kind? Is it more or less likely than the chances you would watch a video?
and his random tweet lead to a larger soapbox
for him to complain about the changes to his beloved Google reader [more inside]
A video pertinent to a MeFi post came from a conference I run. Can I post it? [more inside]
On the eve of MetaFilter's twelfth birthday, the Willamette Week sits down with Matt Haughey
to talk about his roots at the dawn of the blogging age, the value of lifestyle work vs. captaining industry, and the future of community blogs in an online landscape increasingly dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and mobile browsing.
Collaborative music video. [more inside]
Lessons from 11 years of community
- a video by some guy
who runs a blog. (2011 SXSW)
There was an old post on the blue maybe a year or more ago that linked to a music video that featured an old man riding an overloaded, crazy bicycle to some sort of bizzarro world encampment in the woods. I think everyone was naked or shirtless. Someone took the music out and added foley, and it became a surreal masterpiece of a short film. I can't find it now and it's driving me crazy. Anyone remember it?
Is there a way to get a list of recent linked videos? [more inside]
Did I find a bug or is something wacked out with my system? Weirdness with vids and caching...maybe? [more inside]
Pony request -- can we have automagically embedded vimeo clips?
I've been trying for months now to find a metafilter post from a year or two back. It was MLYT, to someone who made short video pieces - as I recall, a lot of them were of carefully assembled stacks of things falling over. [more inside]
SLYT Saturdays? [more inside]
Just one of those stupid "I can't find it!" questions - does anyone remember a Youtube video of a map being drawn whilst narrated by a guy from a country in northern Europe who explained what other countries seemed like to people from his country? It seemed sort of dumb, I know - like "this is X country, they only eat salad... this is Y country, they are very dirty and like parrots..." - and the map was a silly badly-drawn MS Paint type thing. I know I saw it on Metafilter somewhere, but I'm also certain I didn't see it in an FPP... and search is turning up nothing.
Pony Request: Being able to close the in-site Youtube viewer with the escape key would be flipping sweet. [more inside]
Posting videos in a pop-up window [more inside]
New flag proposal: region-restricted content. When such content is posted, many of the comments are complaints regarding the region restriction. Perhaps this enthusiastically and frequently voiced discontent would be better expressed via a flag. [more inside]
Update to the Bergensbanen 7-hour train ride video
story: There is a link at their website
where you can download the entire 246GB HD Apple ProRes format file. [more inside]
There was a comment link to a guy doing walk-over video for websites. I'm pretty sure it was a joke. I lost the link and now I wonder if it was on MeFi at all. [more inside]
We've discussed it at least once before
, but perhaps we should have another go at the topic of video or content that is unavailable outside the USA, or at least give the derail (Which I contributed to, unfortunately) in this FPP
somewhere to go.
What's the difference in MeFi-comment-worthiness between posting a link to a Youtube video of a song and an actual mp3 of the song itself? [more inside]
Help me! Looking for a post of comedy video, where the entire video is portrayed as looking at the monitor of an IT guy. Hilarity ensues when a guy from marketing asks him to reboot the Web server, and the IT guy interrupts a game of Halo to help. [more inside]
The youtube video in this FPP
is not available in my country (Canada) due to copyright restrictions. I've watched it before and would like to watch it again. Can someone either point me to it somewhere else online where it might work (maybe on youtube at another account), or at least tell me the proper title or some info I can use to search myself? Thanks.
Greeting from Mefight Club! Come play with us on this special weekend!
The madmen at Valve are having a special weekend of Halloween themed excitement, achievements and hats
. Come over to the MeFight Club
(run by MetaFilter's Own™ stavrosthewonderchicken
and have fun with all of the regulars (and irregulars) over the weekend. [more inside]
There was a recent post of a video where a guy slides down the side of a hill, launches off a ramp & lands in a pool. I'm usually pretty good at this but my search-fu is failing me & I can't find it. Help?
Looking for a post on Metafilter, probably from around 2000 or so, about a guy who wrote a piece of software to slice up video in real time to make songs [more inside]
Should people posting videos to Metafilter watch the whole thing first? [more inside]
What was that video where an (old?) couple communicated through scrabble word placement? [more inside]
The Future of MeFiMusic: Video? [more inside]
"Video player" link
to UK YouTube doesn't work. [more inside]
Bug/Feature Expansion Request:
YouTube links in MetaFilter's [more inside] don't display the optional embed icon. [more inside]
UpdateFilter: while I was waiting in line for an iPhone with my friend yesterday (for him not for me) I was catching up on a little work. I was showing my friend the MeFi admin interface and someone looked over my shoulder and said "is that MetaFilter?" I said yes, was he a member? He said no but a video that he had made got linked on MeFi last February
and had catapulted him to mini-stardom for a few weeks. He gave me some backstory on the movie....
The new flash media player
from Jeroen Wijering can show mp3s,
SWF and FLV video, photos and RSS/XSPF/ATOM playlists. Should MetaFilter allow FPPs to use
this? Are inline video comments/playlists a feature to avoid?
links to a video of a real life suicide without warning (other than "I'm a terrible person"). Normally I'd flag this and move on, but this is possibly the worst thing I've ever seen on metafilter and I'd like to see it deleted as quickly as possible.
I finally fixed this
, I gussied up the preferences page (more readable, easier to use), and I added inline magical youtube video streaming, which mostly works (enable it then click the icons you see on posts). Full explanation of the YouTube feature
VideoFilter Debate: Take 42 - I like Tom Waits. A lot.
But YouTube and a link to Wikipedia? Hardly the best of the web.
, which starts with a YouTube link to a video made by an autistic woman, was fascinating in it's own right, but now has a long comment
added by the maker of the video.