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ProcrastinationFilter: What are some good search terms to plug into Youtube's search engine for an ample stream of entertainment?

Some good ones I've discovered: faceplant, heckler, crazy lady
posted by Christ, what an asshole to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (24 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
You should look up videos for songs that you love to hear. Had you ever seen S-a-f-e-t-y Dance.
posted by hal_c_on at 2:10 AM on January 23, 2009


hal_c_on: "You should look up videos for songs that you love to hear. Had you ever seen S-a-f-e-t-y Dance."

Even better are covers, which YouTube is uniquely suited to. Plug in any song name plus "cover" and you'll find all manner of remakes and remixes on a variety of instruments and skill levels.
posted by Rhaomi at 3:01 AM on January 23, 2009


How It's Made.
posted by goo at 4:39 AM on January 23, 2009


Pick a movie with some great dialogue, stick the title in the search box and check out the remixes. You can find a bunch more from different movies in the related videos frame. Good starters are Bert and Ernie Casino Style or Full Metal Jacket Elves. There's an entire sub-genre based on the Hitler-goes-crazy scene from Downfall
posted by Jakey at 4:49 AM on January 23, 2009


Pick your favorite band and search for: Bandname +early. There are videos of U2 from the 1970s that are comedy gold.

"Girl fight" is pretty funny/sad.
posted by bondcliff at 5:52 AM on January 23, 2009


Prank and bloopers keep me entertained.
posted by boeing82 at 5:58 AM on January 23, 2009


StumbleUpon is designed for this. It even has a Youtube channel.
posted by katrielalex at 6:05 AM on January 23, 2009


"Look Around You."
posted by explosion at 6:54 AM on January 23, 2009


Wall Of Death
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:15 AM on January 23, 2009


Dogs/cats on treadmills. Or roombas.
posted by shadow vector at 7:32 AM on January 23, 2009


Silent Library
posted by robofunk at 8:16 AM on January 23, 2009


banned ads
banned advertisements
Cannes Lions (for award winning ads)
posted by arcticwoman at 8:48 AM on January 23, 2009


"dog boots funny"
posted by geeky at 8:51 AM on January 23, 2009


How about some great circus skills videos to pass the time? These terms will get you to videos of (arguably) the world's best technical jugglers:

"World Juggling Federation"
"Olga Galchenko"
"Vova Galchenko"
posted by metaBugs at 9:39 AM on January 23, 2009


"cat dog fight"
posted by rhizome at 9:56 AM on January 23, 2009


I'm personally fond of "corgi." You could probably substitute any kind of animal you find sufficiently cute.
posted by brett at 10:28 AM on January 23, 2009


"baby eats lemon"
posted by elizardbits at 11:03 AM on January 23, 2009


Zit Popping.
posted by spatula at 11:23 AM on January 23, 2009


Have you been to www.glumbert.com? Tonnes of good stuff there.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:06 PM on January 23, 2009


Depending on your sense of humor, I heard that the Vatican just launched its own YouTube channel. So has Madonna, Monty Python, and the NBA, among others.
posted by heyho at 1:21 PM on January 23, 2009


Baby eats lemon videos are hysterical.

My real guilty pleasure though is videos of dumb kids electrocuting themselves with anti-bark collars. Terms include shock collar and bark collar. My fave.

I am also very entertained by funny little kids, ideally singing too. Buhlud. Whatever baby. Charlie bit my finger. Karaoke baby. My humps.

Terms like cirque will get you "new circus" acts. Searching Cirkör will get you acts from the Swedish circus high-school. I saw their graduates at this show last week.

Also... tumbling, contact juggling and parkour.
posted by Iteki at 2:02 PM on January 23, 2009


Lemonparty
Tubgirl
Goatse

That's all I've got.

Oh wait: ferrofluid
posted by lalochezia at 5:15 PM on January 23, 2009


Nardwuar
posted by Meatbomb at 5:43 PM on January 23, 2009


"newsreader farting", "tazer", "funniest video ever".

(-from my boyfriend).
posted by mjao at 3:06 AM on January 27, 2009


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