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?
posted by grouse
on Feb 15, 2014 -
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...
posted by aychedee
on Mar 17, 2013 -
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?
posted by rebent
on Aug 31, 2012 -
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]
posted by Scientist
on Jun 14, 2012 -
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]
posted by carsonb
on May 11, 2012 -
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]
posted by kilo hertz
on Feb 8, 2012 -
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?
posted by Artw
on Dec 17, 2011 -
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.
posted by Rhaomi
on Jul 13, 2011 -
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?
posted by jsturgill
on Feb 27, 2011 -
Did I find a bug or is something wacked out with my system? Weirdness with vids and caching...maybe? [more inside]
posted by dubitable
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Pony request -- can we have automagically embedded vimeo clips?
posted by empath
on Nov 2, 2010 -
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]
posted by pinespree
on Oct 16, 2010 -
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.
posted by koeselitz
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Pony Request: Being able to close the in-site Youtube viewer with the escape key would be flipping sweet. [more inside]
posted by rudster
on May 19, 2010 -
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]
posted by mr_roboto
on May 3, 2010 -
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]
posted by circular
on Mar 18, 2010 -
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.
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Mar 8, 2010 -
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]
posted by circular
on Feb 24, 2010 -
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]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jan 30, 2010 -
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.
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Nov 23, 2009 -
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?
posted by scalefree
on Sep 24, 2009 -
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]
posted by RustyBrooks
on May 11, 2009 -
Bug/Feature Expansion Request:
YouTube links in MetaFilter's [more inside] don't display the optional embed icon. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Sep 20, 2007 -
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....
posted by jessamyn
on Jun 30, 2007 -
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.
posted by null terminated
on Apr 28, 2007 -
, 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.
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 26, 2007 -