Hey Aunt Myrtle — check this out!
February 2, 2012 12:34 AM Subscribe
I'm putting together a compilation of fun/cool/interesting/astonishing vids off youtube vimeo etc and etc to show to people, trying to give a little bit of a sense why I like the internet so much, why I get such a kick out of it, show to people who aren't as familiar with what is "out there" on the inter-tubes and/or aren't familiar with the net at all. So. Here's my question: What are your must-show videos, what do you share with friends and family, what video do you say to a good friend "Oh jesus, you've just got
to see this!"
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What videos are your must-show videos, what video do you show your Aunt Myrtle when you visit her in Peoria or Sheboygan, or, better maybe, what online videos do you think are great that you would never, ever show your Aunt Myrtle?
We might sometimes groan—ah, damn, another SLYT, life is such a drag—but the people I want to show this stuff to maybe haven't ever been on youtube, or anywhere else that we live every day.
You and I know that parkour is oh so long ago, yawn yawn yawn, but to someone who hasn't seen some Russian kid take off his shirt and jump around like an idiot, risking his life just for fun — well, it's interesting. I'm not saying to give me parkour links, just explaining the scene a bit, what I'm trying to do here.
So far I've got together a pretty good collection—those crazy kids who danced down their wedding aisle, a few health videos from Khan Academy (to show people what happened when I had the heart attacks; Khan has put up some good ones recently), plenty of vids that've been recommended from FPPs here and plenty that I've come across on my own as I wander around online.
Some videos about spectacular athletes, spectacular nature scenes, spectacular cats or dogs caught in the act of being themselves, on and on.
That fun christmas song by Tim Minchin, the opening scene from Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino explaining Like A Virgin — Toby, who da fuck is Toby? — Mr. Pink don't tip, he don't believe in it), the blind date scene from Play It Again, Sam, etc and etc.
I've got things I enjoy and lots of them but I'd like to hear your suggestions, what do I need to show, which online videos that I've never seen or have forgotten—anything appreciated.