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Youtube comments are famously bad, and nearly universally maligned. All the same,Youtube Reacts is giving them a voice (NSFW due to a great deal of cursing). posted by codacorolla (22 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. Thanks for sharing.

Also, I like to imagine that the MeFi Reacts video will be narrated by James Lipton...
posted by FreelanceBureaucrat at 6:05 PM on February 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


I think I liked this more when Adam Buxton did it, but it's still pretty funny.
posted by howfar at 6:08 PM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Obligatory Greater Internet F*ckwad Theory reference.
posted by Awakened at 6:10 PM on February 27, 2012


!!!VOTE RON PAUL!!!
posted by Nomyte at 6:19 PM on February 27, 2012


For what it's worth, I've found browsing YouTube comments bearable since installing CommentSnob on Firefox and Chrome. Too Many Capital Letters? Comment hidden. Excessive punctuation!?! Gone. Profanity? Gone. It eliminates 90% of the idiocy (approximately 70% of YouTube comments, depending on the context).
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 6:25 PM on February 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


For what it's worth, I've found browsing YouTube comments bearable since installing CommentSnob on Firefox and Chrome. Too Many Capital Letters? Comment hidden. Excessive punctuation!?! Gone. Profanity? Gone. It eliminates 90% of the idiocy (approximately 70% of YouTube comments, depending on the context).

HA HA HA!!! I'M FUCKING INVISIBLE!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:48 PM on February 27, 2012 [12 favorites]


Profanity? Gone.

I fucking live for that, though.
posted by maxwelton at 6:57 PM on February 27, 2012


hope movie too............
posted by Panjandrum at 6:58 PM on February 27, 2012


!!!VOTE RON PAUL!!!

That one is just killing me, i'll just leave these here, as a template for any future need of excessive emphasis the interwebz might have:

¡¡¡!!!
posted by palbo at 6:59 PM on February 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


I don't mind all the swearing. It's the fact that they can't spell the swears that makes me weep for civilization.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:16 PM on February 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


¡¡Thanks Pablo!!
posted by Diablevert at 7:55 PM on February 27, 2012


There's reasoning behind the invention of sewers and garbage dumps.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:36 PM on February 27, 2012


¡¦¡!THSNAK PALBO WHATS TYOUT PROBKEM†!¡
posted by Nomyte at 8:40 PM on February 27, 2012


They need to do one of these for this thread (or this one).
posted by schmod at 9:15 PM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just spent more time than I care to admit looking for a video of a song I was sure was the @herpderppedia "Day Without Wikipedia" twitter reactions set to music. Then I realized I was actually thinking of the song "WTF?! I Wanted An iPhone!!!" Which, to my mind, is even more depressing than Twitter's reaction to the SOPA blackout.
posted by ob1quixote at 10:05 PM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


metafilter: Well what am I supposed to do now? I've got your face tattooed on my arm!
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 11:10 PM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]




Internet Comment Etiquette, anyone?
posted by june made him a gemini at 12:49 AM on February 28, 2012


I had a script years ago which turned every Youtube Comment into a inspirational quote, it was lovely.
posted by wheelieman at 6:50 AM on February 28, 2012


This Abstruse Goose comic is particularly apropos.
posted by tommasz at 8:58 AM on February 28, 2012


It'd be interesting to find out just how unintelligent someone must come across before we feel bad laughing at them.
posted by ODiV at 12:18 PM on February 28, 2012


It'd be interesting to find out just how unintelligent someone must come across before we feel bad laughing at them.

I don't think these things are much about laughing at a lack of intelligence, but rather about laughing at people making themselves ridiculous. It is funny when someone's hubris is such that they don't see or don't understand their limitations and thereby do something ridiculous. Simply not being intelligent doesn't mean you lack wisdom, common-sense and self-perceptiveness. What characterises YouTube comments, to me, is pretty much exactly their lack of such vital personal traits, not their lack of intelligence. Of course, a lot of that is a function of the medium, but the appearance is still there.
posted by howfar at 11:04 AM on February 29, 2012


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