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Thread: The 2012 Second Half of the Year Vid Thread

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    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops

    The 2012 Second Half of the Year Vid Thread

    Seen some amusing stuff on the internets over the past month.

    I'll just leave this here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJFdCmN98s

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town

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    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    I had an amazing video to share but can't for the life of me remember what it was :/

    [EDIT] - In the meantime, have THIS.

    [EDIT 2] - This one is also quite something.
    Last edited by faetal; 16th Aug 2012 at 08:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    [EDIT] - In the meantime, have THIS.
    DAYUM NIGGUH GET SOME WATER

    That was pretty spectacular. Like an alien bombardment.

    I enjoyed this video of dolphins captured on camera*

    *real or not

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    Member
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    Sock 5. David Firth's brilliant new short
    Last edited by Azaran; 21st Aug 2012 at 23:05.

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    I met that guy at a wake three months ago.

    I also noticed that most of the buildings are from a town I used to live in, so it adds to the 'disturbing' factor. "It takes me right back" - no, wait, don't say that and show architecture that I walked past every day for 6 years because it takes me back too.

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    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: Yangon, Burma
    You met him at a wake? That's oddly appropriate.

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the cinema of Ghana.

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    In an age where image is everything, where style consistently defeats substance and a little surface polish is more than enough to distract an observer from an innately rotten core, 'Sincerely, The Worst Music Video' strives to make the viewer aware how little we truly settle for.

    Bookended on both sides by scenes taken directly from a site known to make its living by plagiarism, the very epitome of a creature of style triumphing over a creature of substance, the point is both introduced early and thematically driven home. See the rapid, flashing juxtoposition between young male subjects acting foolish near a river and action scenes directly copied from our most beloved media! What is the only difference? The direct reliance on style, the fact that it looks good. Why is Batman followed by Neo followed by Jedi? No reason other than it looks stylish. Theoretically.

    Again, the anarchistic rebellion against the style-obsessed society shines through with the deliberately rustic video editing and the deep, penetrating vocals that were clearly produced without the bourgeousie benefit of 'engineering'.

    Finally, the final appropriate clip shows the inevitable result of such a runaway 'stylista' society, as such a glossy front with no anterior support is doomed, much like the rare phonograph part, to break and fall to pieces. "Shit!" cries the old man in frustration... as might we all.

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    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: not anymore :(
    Quote Originally Posted by Azaran View Post
    This is not Kirk Cameron in the video, it's Ray Comfort (a.k.a. Bananaman).

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    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    Quote Originally Posted by dethtoll View Post
    Some prior knowledge needed to get this? I didn't get it.

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    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: Yangon, Burma
    Quote Originally Posted by Briareos H View Post
    This is not Kirk Cameron in the video, it's Ray Comfort (a.k.a. Bananaman).
    Uh... It's Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron.

    Edit: Or maybe you just mean the title makes it sound like Kirk is the one speaking. I think that's the title just because more people know who Kirk is and he's sitting there. I'm also putting odds on that you're faelnor in the comments.
    Last edited by demagogue; 24th Aug 2012 at 05:25.

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    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: not anymore :(
    I didn't distinguish Cameron's face in the video (and didn't try to, I mean, it's not like he opens his mouth) although I recognized Comfort immediately. I admit I know both equally and exclusively from watching potholer54's videos and would have never heard of them if it wasn't for their creationist lunacy.
    I didn't expect Kirk Cameron to be somehow famous and that people would instantly recognise him as the young guy sitting there not saying a word.

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    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: Yangon, Burma
    I got you. Yeah, he's one of those instant-recognitions for Americans that never quite made the leap to international big time. But there was a time when you'd say Kirk Cameron & Michael J Fox in the same sentence -- they were the same kind of tv character.

    But also this is just one clip from the whole video, which is famously notorious, and Kirk does talk a lot in other parts... So I think a lot people know about it as that religious video Kirk Cameron was in (that's how I knew it), like when they're searching YouTube.

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    Quote Originally Posted by Subjective Effect View Post
    Some prior knowledge needed to get this? I didn't get it.
    It's a Pokemon parody of the famous opening to Batman: The Animated Series. All you need to know. Nevermind that it actually says Pokemon in the video in like, the first two seconds. Some people...

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    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    I've never seen either.

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    So cultural osmosis doesn't exist?

    Come on, it says "(Zu)Batman" in the TITLE and says Pokemon 2 seconds into the video. Put two and two together, man.

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    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    Yeah, I know what Batman is. I don't know what the significance of Zu is, and as for Pokemon...

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    Oh for heaven's sake. I don't know the first thing about Pokemon but I pretty much knew right away that the whole thing was a Pokemon joke. Why? Because I'm not thick, I absorb knowledge about the world around me, and I can put two and two together.

    Batman + Pokemon. How hard can this be?!

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    Member
    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia
    Only thinly entertaining

    Squid skin visualiser

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