You’ve all gone to YouTube, paused a video, clicked elsewhere on the page, then typed ‘1980’ right? Thought so.
— Barsteward (@barsteward) August 14, 2013
Previously: Hello Divorce From Reality, Goodbye Productivity
The worst, and occasionally the best thing about YouTube videos.
Written & Performed by Isabel Fay
You know who you are.
Featuring Misery Bear, Noel Clarke, Steve Furst, Richard Herring, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Helen Lederer, Josie Long, Dawn Porter, Tom Price and Isy Suttie.
Why do the good ones always go so soon?
The “Trololo” clip, as YouTube fans called it, opens with a kaleidoscope of rainbows on a golden background. Mr. Khil then emerges wearing a car salesman’s double-breasted brown suit, a mustard-yellow tie and an ear-to-ear smile under a helmet of brown hair. As he tests his voice, he pantomimes a carefree walk and waves to imaginary passers-by. He sings joyfully, without ever using any actual words.
Thanks Lars Biscuit
Enter a keyword and Adam Hovalty’s YouTube Insult Generator will trawl through YouTube comments for vaguely related put-downs from the internet’s wellspring of Google Translate randomness and unfocused teen bile.
It finds stuff only about 50% of the time, but it works surprisingly well when it does work. Try general terms (“car”) and pop culture (“Michael Jordan”, “I Love Lucy”). Each insult includes a link to its source YouTube video.
“This reminds me of that video where … no? How have you not seen that? Oh man, let me find it. No, it’s ok, we can go back to your video later.”