Fun Fun Fun auf der Autobahn

Wowza. This 12 minute tripped out animation for Kraftwerk’s seminal Autobahn is quite something.

Buy the DVD (or VHS) and find out more here.

That’s a Mermaid?

It’s amazing what YouTube throws up in it’s ‘related videos’ section:

For me, that’s not a mermaid. This is a mermaid:


I’d have loved to see Tom Hanks fall in love with the top one though.

Pre-YouTube Silly Moments In Techno

I should probably start a separate category in the blog for this stuff. It just seems to keep on coming…

I loved this clip for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s a bunch of cheeky young ravers from Edinburgh. I would have been living there at the time and I’m pretty familiar with their ilk.

But the best thing about the clip is that it’s from a time way before YouTube. These guys were playing to the camera for no other reason than just mucking about. The only outlet for this stuff used to be You’ve Been Framed, and I don’t think they were going for that…

Thirdly it’s been recorded on Betamax which means there’s a load of ‘non-digital artefacts’ in the clip. The tracking being slightly off in places, moments of tape slur and more.

If you get bored jump through it, there’s new characters, new styles and so much more to see…

Awesome Elvis Dancing in The Park

Another bit of creative dance from elsewhere in the world…

Thanks to Mr Polaine for the link – genius.

Food Fight

I found this movie damn impressive, but the sound’s a tiny bit oppressive…

Food Fight is an abridged history of war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression.

The movie site is here.

via: ThreeMinds

Comments and Community on YouTube

Knotty commented on the YouTube Cyber Haterz thing with:

I don’t know why people even bother with YouTube comments… Imagine if you had to listen to every bitchy comment people made to their TV?

I was thinking about that when I posted the clips.

I was thinking how sorry I felt for the kids that had posted the original clip. They were only having a laugh.

Then I thought about how they’d just have to not look at the comments and responses. I think if I was them I’d just move on and ignore it. Or at least I’d try to. But it’s really hard not to look at what people are saying when you know they’re saying something. I guess that’s just human nature.

But if you didn’t have comments on YouTube there would be no sense of community. And there are plenty of people who do think that YouTube is a proper community. These guys from the SouthTube get-together certainly do. And a couple of them acknowledge that even the haters have a sort of role in the community.

I’m not saying that I agree with them, they certainly feel pretty strongly about it though.