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April 2, 2012 10:47 AM   Subscribe

Ok, Mefites...throw me your youtube classics!

I've gotten into something of a youtube exchange with one of my friends, and even though I KNOW I've seen some totally useless, totally awesome stuff over the past few years I can never remember exactly what they are. So please, share your favorites with me!

I'm looking for stuff on the funny/ridiculous side (unless it's something not particularly humorous, but SO DAMN COOL that it must be shared), older and newer both okay, and preferably short-ish (5 min or less). Cute animal vids also welcome, but they better be really really cute.

Some examples: Joby the dog, Honey badgers, Sexy Sax Man, and Reporter turns ghetto in 3 seconds. Stuff in that vein (yes, these are quite old).
posted by sprezzy to Grab Bag (73 answers total) 118 users marked this as a favorite
 
Benny Lava, of course. There's a whole raft of these sorts of things out there.
posted by jquinby at 10:49 AM on April 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Guy on a Buffalo is still one of my favorite absurd YouTube videos. There are a couple of them.
posted by bondcliff at 10:51 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


I apologize in advance for the one minute of your life that you will not get back after listening to funny race car sounds.

I crack up EVERYTIME I hear this.
posted by THAT William Mize at 10:52 AM on April 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks, Arthur
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 10:53 AM on April 2, 2012 [8 favorites]


Things to search YouTube for:

Babycakes.
Chimpanzee riding on a Segway.
Sweet berry wine.

That ought to open up a few more avenues for you.

You're welcome.
posted by emelenjr at 10:57 AM on April 2, 2012


Baby monkey riding on a pig
Talking cats
Bath time for sloths

Yeah.. sorry these are all animal related. The internetz and all.
posted by anotheraccount at 10:59 AM on April 2, 2012


I don't know if I'll ever see anything more sublime than Cat Massage
posted by Greg Nog at 11:00 AM on April 2, 2012 [6 favorites]


Previously, possibly related.

As I said in that thread:

I give you...

rampaging giant bunnies...
London's burning...
Swedish uke? banjo?...
...and Margaret Thatcher's floating head.
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:06 AM on April 2, 2012


My all-time favorite for practical joke videos :D
posted by Ys at 11:10 AM on April 2, 2012 [5 favorites]


And for the "Cool Stuff" category, check out this octopus!
posted by Ys at 11:17 AM on April 2, 2012


I will always love Inception Cat but I suppose it will only appeal to cat fans or Inception fans.

Otherwise, do a search for "baby eats lemon" and laugh at their tiny faces of betrayal and confusion.
posted by elizardbits at 11:18 AM on April 2, 2012 [2 favorites]




FABULOUS SECRET POWERS
Learn to Speak Body: Tape 5
LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!
I LOVE YOU CHEETOS! (8 min tho)
Lemme Smang It (and the rest of the Turquoise Jeep stuff)
IMDABES
posted by carsonb at 11:27 AM on April 2, 2012


Also this legendary mashup of Helen Hunt, Keyboard Cat and two very special musical guests.
posted by jquinby at 11:27 AM on April 2, 2012


Stalking Cat
Grotesco - The Trial
posted by rhizome at 11:28 AM on April 2, 2012


80s video dating montage
posted by neroli at 11:33 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]






Pinky.
posted by Leezie at 11:59 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


dramatic stalking cat
posted by changeling at 12:01 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


(less dramatic version)
posted by changeling at 12:03 PM on April 2, 2012




I'm a stupid fucking cat!
QWOP commentary
The entire Baman Piderman series
All of Wizard People, Dear Reader (previously on the blue)
UFOPORNO! (SFW technically, but I advise against it)
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:11 PM on April 2, 2012


If THIS does not prove that wrestling is REAL, nothing else will.

Egyptian Hypnosis! Breakdancing!
posted by THAT William Mize at 12:17 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


George Washington
posted by illenion at 12:18 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fast and hard CPR with Vinnie Jones. "And no kissin'...you only kiss your missus on the lips".
posted by subajestad at 12:38 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


CHARLIE THE UNICORN! You watch it once, go WTF, and then, for some reason, you watch it again..... and again.... A lot of his other stuff is good too (filmcow/jason steele)
posted by Jacen at 12:47 PM on April 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dramatic Chipmunk is my all-time favorite! (though I don't think it's actually a chipmunk)
posted by Zoyashka at 1:17 PM on April 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


This footage from TOS Star Trek set to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok"

This footage from Sesame Street, set to Tom Wait's "God's Away on Business"

Obama's Elf
posted by mon-ma-tron at 1:40 PM on April 2, 2012


Probably my all-time favorite on YouTube: Indecent Proposal
posted by konig at 1:47 PM on April 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Absolutely any and all Maru videos.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 1:50 PM on April 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


Pensacola's "The Uncharted Zone" brought Mark Gormley to fame with the song Without You. That and all his other music videos are weirdly mesmerizing. His Wikipedia page is surprising in-depth if you crave more information about the mysterious man.
posted by quinlan at 1:52 PM on April 2, 2012






I really thought Greg Nog was talking about this when he mentioned "Cat Massage," because it too is superlatively sublime.
posted by invitapriore at 4:48 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hedonism II Memorial Day Weekend, otherwise known as "the rippin' and the tearin'."
posted by a.steele at 5:03 PM on April 2, 2012


Merengue Dog is possibly my favourite thing on the internet.
posted by emeiji at 5:03 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]




Happy In Paraguay is a favourite hereabouts.
posted by Because at 6:57 PM on April 2, 2012


I once asked a not dissimilar question with good results.
posted by cmoj at 7:54 PM on April 2, 2012


It's not exclusively youtube, but if you want classic internet video:

http://www.youshouldhaveseenthis.com/
http://www.youshouldhavealsoseenthis.com/
posted by arantius at 8:09 PM on April 2, 2012


It seems like I post this link here a lot but you should check out Definitive List Of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Part Two. It's almost all youtube vids.
posted by hubs at 8:10 PM on April 2, 2012


McNeeb Auto
posted by namewithoutwords at 8:18 PM on April 2, 2012


(Oops, I swear I searched before I posted, but for the domain name, not the title. Sorry!)
posted by arantius at 8:20 PM on April 2, 2012


Star Wars Trumpet Solo
TNG Remix videos by Gazorra. Welcome to the bridge, mister LaForge.
Dueling Carls.
Face Acting I, II, and III.
The Count, Censored.
posted by xedrik at 9:07 PM on April 2, 2012


Ken Lee
posted by deborah at 9:11 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy Morning (Folgers).
Gimme back my son (Mel Gibson).
How to kill a chocolate bunny (Easter is almost upon us).
Road skating (in Riydah)
posted by unliteral at 9:41 PM on April 2, 2012


A new classic: Space Stallions!

An old classic: "Electronik Supersonik" by Zlad

Do you wish your dog was immortal?

I've been very partial to College Humor's latest Batman series. Same with their Troopers series.
posted by greenland at 10:03 PM on April 2, 2012


No one mentioned Cyriak's cows yet?
Or would you prefer Teddy Bears?
OK fine, he also does strange things with cats too.
Want strange? Cyriak is your channel.
posted by seawallrunner at 11:26 PM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]




The show Tosh.0 does this professionally.
posted by talldean at 7:37 AM on April 3, 2012


Montgomery Flea Market!
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:14 AM on April 3, 2012


Where's Bea?
Hamilton the Bulldog puppy plays with tiny tennis ball
Red Panda wrestling a pumpkin
posted by getawaysticks at 8:14 AM on April 3, 2012


Trebor Edwards and dog
posted by pracowity at 11:36 AM on April 3, 2012


Anything with 'bad lip reading' or 'shreds' makes me cry with laughter for some reason.

For example:

"Herman Cain" - A BLR Soundbite

Kiss Shreds
posted by felix at 10:28 AM on April 4, 2012


If you don't love Kitty Midnight Madness, we'll find you a f*in' dog!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:30 PM on April 4, 2012


Kutiman — Thru You, music assembled from bits and pieces of other people`s videos, an all time classic, be sure to check out the original videos listed in the description

Is Tropical — The Greeks, kids playing with guns but with ultraviolent manga special effects

My Body is a Cage,
Sergio Leone + Arcade Fire mashup, fits together so well

Para Nossa Alegria, just the best damn music video ever, be sure to watch to the end
posted by Tom-B at 5:40 PM on April 5, 2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zB4ItYcX4I

A good WTF moment.
posted by cherrybounce at 5:45 PM on April 5, 2012


omg GUILTY DOG!!!
posted by Tom-B at 5:45 PM on April 5, 2012


Tom Waits press conference
posted by Tom-B at 5:47 PM on April 5, 2012


Turkish Star Wars
posted by Tom-B at 5:56 PM on April 5, 2012


Parov Stelar — Catgroove, just a dude dancing in his living room
posted by Tom-B at 5:59 PM on April 5, 2012


Grafitti animations by BLU
posted by Tom-B at 6:12 PM on April 5, 2012


and of course Tiny Giraffe
posted by Tom-B at 6:14 PM on April 5, 2012


This animated music video was recced on the blue a few years back.
posted by Wonton Cruelty at 8:15 AM on April 6, 2012




Prisencolinensinainciusol
posted by pracowity at 11:29 PM on April 6, 2012


Wow! Thank you all for your awesome links, I've already used some of them to great effect ;)
posted by sprezzy at 12:46 AM on April 7, 2012


experience bij!
posted by neuromodulator at 10:05 PM on April 7, 2012




Maybe I overlooked it, but it seems nobody has posted Trololo yet.
Or Ultimate Dog Tease, for that matter.
posted by zorseshoes at 10:20 AM on April 8, 2012


Well hello! Welcome to My Drunk Kitchen!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 4:57 AM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]




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