International YouTube Skate Cyber Haterz

This is one of the best little YouTube community dramas that I’ve ever seen.

I’m going to try and tell the story as best I can, but I’m sure I’m not going to do it justice…

It all starts with popininmyhood posting this video entitled Quadruple Kickflip.

It’s one of those videos where something ‘scary’ happens unexpectedly, sorry if you hadn’t read this and it shocked you.

By giving the video the title ‘Quadruple Kickflip’ popininmyhood has managed to rack up over 2.5 million views of this clip. But what he’s also done is really piss off a load of people who thought that they were going to see some kid pull of an impossible skate trick (at least I’m pretty sure it’s impossible under normal conditions).

The clip has got 80 video responses. And they’re almost universally handing out really severe abuse to popininmyhood. Now I’m not one to condone abuse of anyone or anything, but some of this stuff is oddly entertaining. Some of it is funny just because the haterz are complete dweebs. Other times their responses have got something quite special about them. I’ve pulled out the most interesting ones I could find.

This dude is angry (and he uses swearwords – bad swearwords) – but he’s also pretty comfortable in front of the camera:

The art of the parody is not lost on the young:

This shows a use of mixed media hating and a Perez Hilton style overlay:

I’ve got no idea what Hugh Jackman has done to upset this dude with the big hair. But he’s really upset, so much so that he’s wishing death on things:

I don’t like the start of this kids clip, but I think his response gets pretty fair and measured towards the end:

What can we learn from this:

  1. Don’t fish people in with juicy worms and then trick them
  2. Kids are really horrible
  3. Kids are very sophisticated in terms of producing their horribleness
  4. Horribleness is international
  5. Dudes in wigs hate Hugh Jackman
  6. YouTube is a kind of community

Star Test

From back when computers were really cool (the late 1980s I think).

A Channel 4 show where celebrities were interviewed by ‘a computer’. I used to love Star Test. I can’t remember why, but I did.

Loon Dancing to Make You Feel OK

I rarely get angry. It’s not in my nature. But I got an email today that made me so angry that I really felt it, physically. The only way I could shake it off was by watching people dancing like loons. It made the bad feelings go away. Even if you’re feeling tip-top, I hope these make you feel even betterer about life…

(They’re kind of like UK jump-stylers…)

And here’s a face for the future. He keeps up the pace for over 4 minutes which is no mean feat. He’s incredibly in time for a 3 year old and I love the style in the middle, kind of like fencing. Looks like the back hand would be great at clutching a bottle of lager during dancing – a useful skill for later. Superb.

The Omelette Bomb

My trip to Manchester was made awesome by witnessing ‘The Omelette Bomb’ – a piece of extreme Teppanyaki showboating the likes of which I’ve never seen before…

Thank goodness I had my camera with me…

Hot “New” Dance Step

Forget jumpstyle. This is the hot new dance step (well it was hot and new in 1930)…

Check the user ‘GoodOldDays‘ for loads of great vintage videos. There’s some amazing stuff in there.

Dancing man wearing a horse mask cooks wild mushrooms

Last night I was moaning about having one of those days. This morning I’ve seen a dancing man wearing a horse mask cook wild mushrooms. Everything suddenly seems different.