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Any YouTube gems you'd care to share?

Post 101

Magwitch - My name is Mags and I am funky.

This not youtube but Break, a *very flexible* girl, if it's been here before smiley - sorry

http://www.break.com/index/extremely_flexible_girl.html


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Post 102

Magwitch - My name is Mags and I am funky.

another Break one

http://www.break.com/index/flute_beat_boxing.html


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Post 103

The Groob

Paul Shane's singing career begins and ends on Pebble Mill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKSb-B2aiJA


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Post 104

Pinniped


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

The non-existent singing talents of Patrick McNee + Honor Blackman (1964). Serious candidate for the most horrible gouge-in-vinyl ever perpetrated.


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Post 105

The Groob

The curious Electric Brae:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o3ael_PHyo


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Post 106

Hoovooloo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4URbeUXe1s

At one minute forty six seconds into this video, a pale blue glider flies straight out of the sun towards the camera, then banks out to the left of the frame.

That's me.

SoRB


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Post 107

The Groob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u9Vl2tPJaQ

A train collides with a nuclear container.


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Post 108

The Groob

Thirteen seconds of brilliant juggling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUy1C3Qet9w


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Post 109

Magwitch - My name is Mags and I am funky.

Right out of left-field

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jpNfPP3FKRA


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Post 110

Mrs Bojangles

For those of a certain age...a little compilation of your youth.

*swirlybackintimefog*

You're going back, baaaaack, baaaaaaacksmiley - online2long

Part the first

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WboSN1ApPM8&mode=related&search=

Part the twoth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmVhyBI_wfU&mode=related&search=


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Post 111

Hoovooloo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg&mode=related&search=

I've always been a big fan of Weird Al Yankovic. He's really very, very good at what he does, visually, musically, and especially verbally. His lyrical pastiches are rarely less than very good and occasionally absolutely brilliant (I'm thinking here especially of his incredibly detailed summary of the plot of "The Phantom Menace" done as "American Pie").

But this one takes the cake. The video is of course a homage to "Subterranean Homesick Blues", and although the style is similar, the tune isn't that close to the original. But it's the lyrics that I find myself shaking my head in wonder at. The original lyrics were incredibly dense, swiftly delivered, and unless you were paying close attention and got the references, didn't seem to make a lot of sense.

Weird Al's lyrics may not seem to make much sense either... until you read them backwards. It's at that point you bow down to the sheer linguistic chutzpah (not to mention skill) required to write a song in which EVERY SINGLE LINE is a palindrome, then perform it in a style where it seems appropriate. We're not worthy.

SoRB


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Post 112

Geggs

When the book was new technology, people called the medieval version of helpdesk to help them understand it. Maybe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek


Geggs


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Post 113

Mu Beta

"It's at that point you bow down to the sheer linguistic chutzpah (not to mention skill) required to write a song in which EVERY SINGLE LINE is a palindrome, then perform it in a style where it seems appropriate. "

Not to mention the fact that they rhyme. That's what impressed me most.

B


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Post 114

Pink Paisley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvWqOm8u2jQ&NR=1

No no no no no.

PP


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Post 115

Baconlefeets

Another Weird Al video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWc6QQ9JlMc


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Post 116

Mu Beta

Ah. I didn't realise my mother was on Youtube.

B


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Post 117

Xanatic

Nah, this is the version of White & Nerdy you want:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw


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Post 118

Baconlefeets

But you can point and laugh at Donny for so much longer in the first one. smiley - wow


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Post 119

Xanatic

HereĀ“s one for you steampunk-lovers out there. A man riding a mechanical tiger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QMaS4pB9rw


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Post 120

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Apologies if this has already been left.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLSRIeFz7Aw

I hope I don't get reported as a spammer, as this is the third place I've left that link...


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