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Diana, at first I was just happy that you weren't a naked guy yeah
March 15, 2011 7:11 PM   Subscribe

ChatRoulette Love Song; SLYT (3.44). Cool moment at 1.33.
posted by bwg (39 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, this is lovely.

I am having a really lousy day, after having a really really REALLY lousy day yesterday, and I think this is the first time I've smiled in at least 36 hours.

Thank you, bwg.

So it's true, there's more to ChatRoulette than just penis shots.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:31 PM on March 15, 2011


Yeah, surprisingly engaging and touching, not to mention her lovely smile.
posted by Rumple at 7:40 PM on March 15, 2011


I admit, I was ready to snark. But this was amazing and made me all smiley.
posted by evadery at 7:43 PM on March 15, 2011


That was seriously cool. All done live, in one take. Nicely done. Just to make a random stranger smile. That is so cool. It's the opposite of Chatroulette Standard Operating Procedure.
posted by Xoebe at 7:47 PM on March 15, 2011


So... when I saw the pizza box I was pretty sure something else was going to pop out of it, because it's chat roulette. But that was really nicely done.
posted by empyrean at 7:53 PM on March 15, 2011 [5 favorites]


pshaw, another attempt at viral marketing for chili pizzas
posted by Beardman at 8:01 PM on March 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aw, this makes me miss the mefi tinychat!
posted by ChuraChura at 8:06 PM on March 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Diana, at first I was just happy that you weren't a naked guy yeah

I embrace technology and I embrace the internet, but this phrase makes me chuckle because I wonder what people would think 20 years ago upon reading this statement.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:20 PM on March 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Honest question: What makes this different from gifting the girl a banjo?
posted by grammar corrections at 8:26 PM on March 15, 2011


Honest question: What makes this different from gifting the girl a banjo?

Because in that askme question, the asker knew the girl. The chatroulette scenario was a random encounter.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:31 PM on March 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


What makes this different from gifting the girl a banjo?
posted by grammar corrections

Because it's fleeting, sweet, surprising, not intrusive... it's there-to-delight-some-random-person-and-then-gone.

Very much different to being sent an instrument because the sender fantasises about you playing it.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 8:31 PM on March 15, 2011


The camera man, Ruive05, is answering questions in the Reddit thread.
posted by ChrisHartley at 8:38 PM on March 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is rad.
posted by xedrik at 9:28 PM on March 15, 2011


I wonder how many penises they sang to until they found her.

Also, that was awesome.
posted by Felex at 10:46 PM on March 15, 2011


Oh, I so wanted to post this earlier, but I couldn't get past the feeling that it was somehow contrived. Seeing it again, though, I really don't care if the whole thing was faked; this made my world a more amazing place to live in.
posted by Panjandrum at 10:50 PM on March 15, 2011


This and the Thai girl. A nice evening of SLYTing. Time for bed.

Thanks blue!
posted by salishsea at 10:51 PM on March 15, 2011


At first I was like ಠ_ಠ

Then I was like ^_^
posted by bayani at 11:13 PM on March 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


This was adorable--the song, the response, everything. I couldn't stop smiling while I was watching it.

[side note: When I first watched this video, I noticed the number of views on Youtube was around 4000, but now, only a few hours later, it's 73,000! Go quirky Danish dudes!]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:35 AM on March 16, 2011


Oh, man, that was awesome.
posted by maxwelton at 3:12 AM on March 16, 2011


That was pretty great and funny. The Reddit thread, linked just above, was also way funnier than any other I think I've ever read there. And then towards the end I came to this: If you look around reddit, you'll find that we fucking type correctly around here. Use your shift bar, kid, or go back to AOL instant messenger. WTF is happening over there?
posted by From Bklyn at 3:33 AM on March 16, 2011


The chatroulette scenario was a random encounter.

I'm kinda doubting that. My guess is that they went through a whole pile of less attractive women before they found the one that they hoped was cute enough to help their YouTube debut go viral.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:43 AM on March 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


pure cheddar
posted by dydecker at 4:10 AM on March 16, 2011


Honest question: What makes this different from gifting the girl a banjo?

Power. On ChatRoulette, you know as much about them as they know about you. Both you and they can disconnect whenever you want and you'll never see them again, unless you want to.

When someone sends you an anonymous gift, they know who you are, where you live and that you've received a gift. You know they know all this, but you know nothing else about them. Some people, in some circumstances, find that exciting, but the power imbalance can also be very creepy.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 4:13 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


The thing I kept noticing during the whole video was that she typed "diana" but it kept sounding like DEana to me when he said/sang her name. Is that a common danish pronunciation?

Cute video, though.
posted by mysterpigg at 7:05 AM on March 16, 2011


she typed "diana" but it kept sounding like DEana

Continental Europe ≠ U.S./U.K., mysterpigg

posted by progosk at 7:10 AM on March 16, 2011


I am well aware of that. That's why I asked if that was a common danish pronunciation, progosk.
posted by mysterpigg at 7:13 AM on March 16, 2011


I am wondering if this is fake or not. Beautiful girls on Chatroulette, is this for real ;-) ?
posted by vincentabry at 7:50 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Squee!

That is all.
posted by rusty at 7:55 AM on March 16, 2011


I thought it was very cute, and well-done, but I just assumed that it was, in fact, a real proposal video between by a very lucky nerd and his girlfriend. The setup would have been something like, "Honey, I need you to log on to Chatroulette at exactly 11:30pm. Don't ask me why, just trust me!"
posted by ericbop at 9:17 AM on March 16, 2011


Logging in to chat roulette would probably not set the right tone for most proposals.
posted by ChrisHartley at 9:20 AM on March 16, 2011


The setup would have been something like, "Honey, I need you to log on to Chatroulette at exactly 11:30pm. Don't ask me why, just trust me!"

Logging in to chat roulette would probably not set the right tone for most proposals.

Apart from which, the whole point of Chatroulette is that... it's a roulette: you can't choose who you're connected/confronted with.
By the same token, once the connection is cut, you cannot re-connect, whence the ephemerally tragic Chatroulette Missed Connections. No relevant posts for "Diana" there yet...
posted by progosk at 9:33 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


ericbop: " The setup would have been something like, "Honey, I need you to log on to Chatroulette at exactly 11:30pm. Don't ask me why, just trust me!""

I thought something like this, too. Then, I thought there was some sort of subtle IP redirect hacking going on, where they redirected to a fake Chatroulette to insure this could go down. Still, pretty neat.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 10:41 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was adorable.
posted by homunculus at 1:44 PM on March 16, 2011


Some more background on Ruive05, Rune Iversen, the guy who thought up the whole thing, wrote the song and planned out the video; a making-of video and CBS interview are apparently upcoming. (Danish articles here, here and here.)
posted by progosk at 3:32 PM on March 16, 2011


Apart from which, the whole point of Chatroulette is that... it's a roulette: you can't choose who you're connected/confronted with.

Don't they need her consent to post this? If so, either she stuck around afterwards or is it in the TOS for chat roulette?

I don't have a cam--and have seen enough penis, thanks--to go and find out.
posted by maxwelton at 6:52 PM on March 16, 2011


Don't they need her consent to post this?

Consent in the age of YouTube&Chatroulette...

It'll be interesting to see if she's found - a similar issue arose with singer2 on one of Kutiman's ThruYou tracks, to added effect/resonance when she emerged.

Were Diana to then deny her consent, as admittedly can still happen these days, it would still be another line to add to the narrative. All in all, Rune sure did his homework (AND struck it pretty damn lucky...).
posted by progosk at 1:43 AM on March 17, 2011


Here's some Danish morning TV from today including an interview with the guys (requires Silverlight).
posted by progosk at 1:56 AM on March 17, 2011


My guess is that they went through a whole pile of less attractive women before they found the one that they hoped was cute enough to help their YouTube debut go viral.

Not only that, but how long must it have taken for them to find one named "Diana?" Imagine the odds!
posted by ook at 11:18 AM on March 17, 2011


Some more detail about the making of the video. Apparently it was the culmination of the Rune's thesis about viral videos.
posted by wanderingstan at 4:51 PM on March 17, 2011


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