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April 8, 2011 11:01 AM   Subscribe

What the Exodus from Egypt would have looked like if Moses had a laptop, Google Maps and Facebook.

Produced by aish.com, which has some likable pages: Crash Course on Passover | about Passover | Ask The Rabbi | Martha Stewart's Matzah Factory Tour

Created by ShootEast: some of their films
posted by nickyskye (36 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Red Sea Blue.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:06 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yahoo Answers? "How is bussh berned?"

I would think that Moses could do better than that.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:07 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Related: The Bible according to Google Earth
posted by Rhaomi at 11:08 AM on April 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


I was adequately amused.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 11:08 AM on April 8, 2011


One of the better ones I've seen!
posted by Stynxno at 11:08 AM on April 8, 2011


Mom is gonna love this.
posted by theodolite at 11:15 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is close with Star Trek Facebook bit.
This is great stuff. Soundtrack is nice, who was it?
posted by clavdivs at 11:16 AM on April 8, 2011


They left out the part where he created a Facebook event and only like, a tenth of the Israelites who said they were coming showed up.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:16 AM on April 8, 2011 [11 favorites]


Of course, they wouldn't have needed to wander around the desert for 40 years if they had Google Maps, but I suppose we can assume that Moses accidentally dropped his iPhone into the Red Sea before he split the waters.
posted by zachlipton at 11:20 AM on April 8, 2011


I can't imagine Moses using exclamation marks. I see him more of a declamation than exclamation kind of guy.
posted by frobozz at 11:22 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Soundtrack is nice, who was it?
Dayenu, by the NEC Jewish Music Ensemble

I so love Shazam.
posted by jamaro at 11:22 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Of course, they wouldn't have needed to wander around the desert for 40 years if they had Google Maps

Have you ever tried getting a decent data connection in Sinai? I swear to Yahweh, I'm thrilled if I can even get an Edge signal.
posted by cortex at 11:23 AM on April 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


Have you ever tried getting a decent data connection in Sinai? I swear to Yahweh, I'm thrilled if I can even get an Edge signal.

Oh they were on AT&T. Well that all makes sense then.
posted by zachlipton at 11:27 AM on April 8, 2011


How is babby found?
posted by sourwookie at 11:40 AM on April 8, 2011 [16 favorites]


I usually hate these things, but that was amusing. Thanks. :)
posted by zarq at 11:45 AM on April 8, 2011


"Egyptian First-Born club"

Members: 1
posted by Think_Long at 11:53 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Excellent, but definitely TMTOTH for the guy who created it. :)
posted by Melismata at 12:02 PM on April 8, 2011


I was waiting for the online boards with the all complaining.

18 YEARS NOW WANDERING IN THE DESERT...HOW'S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY THING WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

NOT GOING TO STAND FOR THIS ANYMORE. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN ME, MEET ME AT SUNDOWN BY THE FIRE PIT. BRING YOUR GOLD JEWELERY.
posted by PlusDistance at 12:11 PM on April 8, 2011 [7 favorites]


I very much enjoyed the Martha Stewart factory tour, thanks!
posted by cyphill at 12:16 PM on April 8, 2011


Moses didn't need Google Earth because he had a GPS !
posted by adso at 12:20 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


HAPPY NEARLY PASSOVER!
posted by Jofus at 12:22 PM on April 8, 2011


Nyah, you mugs, wheah's ya Moses now, see?
posted by Herodios at 12:39 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


What do you mean, too much time on his hands? What did you make this week?
posted by echo target at 12:45 PM on April 8, 2011


And the Jews said
"You with the beard and the staff
You think maybe you could give us a hand?"

posted by cortex at 12:55 PM on April 8, 2011


That was great!
posted by Mister_A at 12:59 PM on April 8, 2011


There's gotta be an ipad/tablet joke in here somewhere.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:15 PM on April 8, 2011


Father, why do we use the bitter Unix operating system?

To symbolize the 40 bits and 40 bytes that we wandered in the wilderness, my son.
posted by telstar at 1:30 PM on April 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Google street view was awesome.
posted by dibblda at 2:31 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


"PHARAOH ENSLAVES JEWS: WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN ISRAEL"

So the Pharaoh enslaves the Jews and the rest of the world condemns Israel for the action? Victim complex, or am I making it up?
posted by CarlRossi at 3:36 PM on April 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


This marks the first occasion on which my mother in law has scooped metafilter.
posted by ook at 4:23 PM on April 8, 2011


The Kindle cracked me up.
posted by you're a kitty! at 6:03 PM on April 8, 2011


egypt.gov

would be nice. :(
posted by rog at 6:49 PM on April 8, 2011


I like the quick pace of this - people are so often tempted to drag these things out. They kept it snappy so the fun didn't run out before the clip was done.

I wish I could order 500,000 frogs from Amazon.
posted by harriet vane at 7:18 PM on April 8, 2011


i got thru the part about the exodus. up to then i only knew it was a movement of Jah people. but if small town cops are like swarms of flies and if blackened foil is like boils and hail then i'm pretty sure we've been thru this before
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:49 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


"PHARAOH ENSLAVES JEWS: WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN ISRAEL"


... that bit really ruined it for me. Didn't like.
posted by coust at 9:14 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


I liked the Kindle.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:34 AM on April 9, 2011


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