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May 18, 2012 8:54 PM   Subscribe

"Are you still doing that hand thing?" Creepy SLYT.
posted by Deathalicious (68 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
This video is 5 years old... so ahead of its time
posted by scose at 9:02 PM on May 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Great, you just opened a direct portal to the weird part of YouTube.
posted by loquacious at 9:03 PM on May 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


Antidote.
posted by loquacious at 9:03 PM on May 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


This reminded me of this old piece of creepypasta.
posted by painquale at 9:05 PM on May 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


that was . . . uncomfortable.
posted by IvoShandor at 9:05 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mute this video and play an iamamiwhoami track, it is basically perfect
posted by jason_steakums at 9:05 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


DO NOT DO THE HAND THING YOURSELF! you wont be able to stop.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:05 PM on May 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Great, you just opened a direct portal to the weird part of YouTube.

This is what I refer to as the Youtube K-hole. You can't help but click on one of the weird related videos which starts a vicious cycle and the next thing you know, three hours have gone by.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:07 PM on May 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


I gotta hand it to them, it was creepy.
posted by davebush at 9:09 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh god why am i doing the hand thing now

R.I.P. Eric Fournier
posted by boo_radley at 9:10 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


It is somewhat dismaying to see just how widespread Harmony Korine's influence has grown.
posted by Alonzo T. Calm at 9:14 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


These . . . things . . . look like my internet namesake.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:15 PM on May 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Creepy? More like ... revelatory.
posted by tepidmonkey at 9:15 PM on May 18, 2012


The Internet lies a dreaming
posted by The Whelk at 9:18 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


aaat, uuut, aaat, uuut

aat uut!

Here's the creepy 30-year-old video that this reminded me of: Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"
posted by not_on_display at 9:20 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I HOPE I CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR PROBLEMS WHILE LIVING WITH MINE.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:21 PM on May 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


the Youtube K-hole

Ahh yes, where Tonetta lives.
posted by jason_steakums at 9:23 PM on May 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


I feel fantastic

Hey hey hey hey
posted by The Whelk at 9:23 PM on May 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


well if this is gonna be that post you can have this. Who's your turtledove? Who's your little whosits? Who do you love?
posted by boo_radley at 9:25 PM on May 18, 2012


Thought it was gonna be this from this.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:27 PM on May 18, 2012


This is the creepy fever-dream version of Marcel the Shell.
posted by lunasol at 9:42 PM on May 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


I can't shake the intuition that Buckethead is behind this.
posted by klanawa at 9:54 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: Best of the Web. :/
posted by MoonOrb at 9:58 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The creepy evil clown meme has been around since .. forever. It must be pre-date civilization since it seems to show up in every ancient culture, in various forms. There is something deep about it, brain stem deep. I wouldn't be surprised if primates have resident evil clowns among their troops. It probably goes back to the clown fish stage of evolution.
posted by stbalbach at 9:58 PM on May 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


We are but balloon animals to the Great Old Ones
posted by The Whelk at 10:02 PM on May 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


Cat machine gun and a dog eating cheese. The internet at its finest.
posted by Somnolent Jack at 10:06 PM on May 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


Here's the low-down on Shaye Saint John:

'Shaye Saint John is the fictional star of a series of "triggers," short films directed and co-written by Eric Fournier. Saint John may or may not be Fournier, either a character (such as Tyler Perry's cross-dressing Madea) or a persona (such as a drag queen). ... Shaye's purported background is that of a model and actress, and she still reveals aspirations and commitments to doing both, despite a supposed accident that left her quadriplegic and disfigured by burns. Shaye has four prosthetic limbs and utilizes a wheelchair, though her mobility and ability seem only minorly affected. For example, she can still walk, dance, and operate a telephone and a cash register. She seems not to be aware of her disfigurement, referring to her legs as though they were made of flesh, suntanning, and only making rare references to her accident on-screen. She wears a white mask that conceals her face upward from the upper lip, and she sports various wigs. Her chin is sometimes covered in duct tape. For clothing, she generally wears loose linen dresses that conceal the body beneath.'

http://denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com/2009/05/shaye-saint-john-day-for-kier.html?zx=84132f8544ee6a4b
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:11 PM on May 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Uncanny.Valley.
posted by Stu-Pendous at 10:26 PM on May 18, 2012


There is a town down in uncanny valley.

I don't recommend it.
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh yea! Shaye St. John! She speaks to me, to my fears n stuff, like the good art does. Wire Therapy is my personal fave..
posted by balmore at 10:32 PM on May 18, 2012


Mindfuck: "An image that totally fucks with your mind. When you see it, you will shit bricks."

This video seriously fucked with my mind.
posted by livinglearning at 10:48 PM on May 18, 2012


Maybe it wasn't the best idea for me to watch this just before bedtime.
posted by JeffL at 10:50 PM on May 18, 2012


I CAN NEVER UNKNOW THIS LORE NOW GODDANG YOU
posted by naju at 10:51 PM on May 18, 2012


After reading this sentence all you will be able to think about is Jim Jarmusch eating a hot dog.
posted by jimmythefish at 10:56 PM on May 18, 2012


* According to his biographer, when Lovecraft went to sleep he would dream about the same place every night. He believed it was the year 2012, a time after an unknown apocalypse, and what he saw in these dreams were frightening, horrors unimaginable, inexplicable. I will just venture a guess here, but perhaps, perhaps these were what he saw. Perhaps young Lovecraft, what he dreamt at night, perhaps it was our YouTube. That is what filled his dreadful dreams those many years ago.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:58 PM on May 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


I just saw a link to this video on a somewhat NSFW very odd reddit thread by a woman showing the disturbing life-sized doll her uncle had made of her and given her, and then I watched the video, which led to other videos, so I came to Metafilter to clear my head, and the video is here too, and now I'll just turn off every computer in the house and whimper quietly for a while.
posted by Blue Meanie at 11:06 PM on May 18, 2012 [10 favorites]


I found this (He-Man/4 Non Blondes mashup) in a related video link. It was really a pretty effective antidote.
posted by treepour at 11:38 PM on May 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


This was going to be the last thing I saw before bed. I thought to myself, even after reading several of the comments here, "how bad can it possibly be?"

This is not going to be the last thing I see before bed. I need to go wash out my brain first.
posted by Scientist at 12:14 AM on May 19, 2012


Blue Meanie, the doll from uncle molester, so Damn.creepy. if the video in the fpp is even worse...this I cannot see in the middle of the night.
posted by dejah420 at 12:50 AM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's just a cute funny video.
posted by anazgnos at 12:53 AM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


That scared the living fuck out of me! I think I had an anxiety attack, acid flashback, lucid dream and fell into a k-hole all at once.

Can you even IMAGINE watching this while tripping on acid? How could you ever hope to find your way back from where that would take you?
posted by désoeuvrée at 2:00 AM on May 19, 2012


I wanted to know what happened next.

I wanted to know what happened next what happpened next what haspen nxet whot hapien nixt I want I want I want to knw knew not happen what I want is to happen what I want is to happen what I want is to happen what I want is to happen happen happen happpppppppp....

....next.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:44 AM on May 19, 2012


As long as your mind does not correlate its contents, you will be ok.

You are correlating now, aren't you? Stop it! Stop cor.....

Too late. Well. Let's move on.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:48 AM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure what it says about me that this made me laugh a lot.
posted by lumensimus at 6:15 AM on May 19, 2012


That's what happens when you eat too much stumpwater salad.
posted by sswiller at 6:36 AM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


I really 'enjoyed' this. But like all intentionally bizarre YouTube videos it makes watch Pickle Suprise again.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:21 AM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh my God, I watched it twice.
posted by angrycat at 8:37 AM on May 19, 2012


Mad, but not as mad as the time a Chicago TV station got hijacked by a loon in a Max Headroom mask (SLYT) .
posted by GallonOfAlan at 9:49 AM on May 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Still, better than David Lynch's last music video. Or maybe worse. I don't even know how to gauge this stuff.
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:54 AM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Though when I was 16 and DEVO was doing General Boi movies it all made sense.
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:55 AM on May 19, 2012


I love posts like this and the comments/links that go with it. I learn so many things I didn't know before! Also it gives me things to post on facebook to keep the norms away. Oh how I despise norms....
posted by Redhush at 10:28 AM on May 19, 2012


When did "I sing fantastic" start being called "I feel fantastic?"

I mean it's clearly "I sing fantastic"
posted by anazgnos at 11:07 AM on May 19, 2012


ಠ_ಠ
Low-budget Lynch wannabe. No thanks.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:58 PM on May 19, 2012


Here's the low-down on Shaye Saint John:

It should be noted that Eric Fournier, the man behind Shaye Saint John, passed away in February 2010.
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 6:18 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was waiting for the guy on the couch to disembowel himself a la Begotten. (link to full video)

PROTIP: That's a movie you generally don't want to watch while tripping on acid. *ahem*
posted by symbioid at 6:42 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


When did "I sing fantastic" start being called "I feel fantastic?"

hey hey hey

I was way too creeped out to think about whether or not the lyrics were right, ok?
posted by cashman at 9:10 PM on May 19, 2012


Just in case anybody reads the comments down here:

Are you still doing that hand thing?
posted by Ogre Lawless at 6:23 PM on May 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


HELLO IVE BEEN DOING THE HAND THNG FOR SEVEN DAYS AND I CANT ASOPT AND IF ANY AND ABODY AND CAN HELP PLEASE LET ME KNOW WECAUSES I HAVENT SLEPT AND IM A LITTLE SACRED NOW THANK YOU
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:16 PM on May 25, 2012


HAND THING HAND THING THANIG THAND HAND THING LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:19 PM on May 25, 2012


RIP Eric Fournier.

I thought I'd seen his work some years ago, it was with this one. The tiny scrabbling hands cut me to the quick... and then there's fire.
posted by Tzarius at 2:27 AM on May 27, 2012


HEY EVERYBODY HAND THING IS FUN I DONT EVER WANT TO SOP T YOU SHOULD TRY IT YOUJLL LIKE IT
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 12:08 AM on June 3, 2012


Dear Kraftmatic,

Please for the love of all that is holy, please post about something else in a different thread. You're seriously freaking me out.

Love, someone with the username "Deathalicious".
posted by Deathalicious at 5:39 AM on June 4, 2012


It should be 1986 and this should be on Night Flight.
posted by not_on_display at 9:30 PM on June 4, 2012


CAN ANYBODY WATCH HAND THAND AHGNAND THAN THAND AHDND THANG THAND AHND HAND THAING. ? SHE SAID SHELL BE DHERE SOON TO HELP
HAND THING.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 3:30 PM on June 14, 2012


Okay, someone go to Kraftmatic's house and turn him off please.
posted by Deathalicious at 11:40 AM on June 15, 2012


I'd go, but I'm scared of catching HAND THING.
posted by painquale at 12:03 PM on June 15, 2012


Hey, you're still doing that hand thing?
posted by not_on_display at 1:33 PM on June 15, 2012


No, I...

(looks down)

...Dammit!
posted by painquale at 1:47 PM on June 15, 2012


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