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February 17, 2013 7:58 AM   Subscribe

Horse-egifs: A tribute to the surreal poetry of Horse_Ebooks, Horse-egifs takes a randomly selected video and makes a gif from a randomly selected chunk of that video.and then it gets posted to tumblr. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Eh, it doesn't have the same surreal horsey wisdom that the old H.E. brings. YouTube itself on a good day is devoid of context and meaning.

Or as he would say it, "TV? mance TV Robust Robust Robust Robust Robust strategy Inflexible Missed opportunities Missed opportunities Insignificance Too"
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:03 AM on February 17, 2013


Related: OKC_ebooks, where horse_ebooks meets OKCupid.
posted by frimble at 8:19 AM on February 17, 2013 [9 favorites]


I'd like to see it a little more tightly married to the Horse_Ebooks keywords and tweets, and it needs some kind of rapid fire interface to satisfy the twitch reflex better than scrolling can, but this is not without its charming aspects.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:39 AM on February 17, 2013


I think this is how they get vines.
posted by moonmilk at 8:58 AM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's pretty good at finding the exact moment of interest in a two-minute video... (and horses).
posted by subdee at 12:18 PM on February 17, 2013


This latest one is a legit great meme.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:30 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


By the way, speaking of horse_ebooks, someone recently told me the identity of the person that runs it, an artist, and that it is an art project that they manipulate rather than a truly random bot. Now they may be wrong, or making it up, but it seemed like truth to me.

Would it really matter if this were the case? Would this change our love and relationship with the account? Does it make it more interesting or less if the random snippets are being chosen with care? Hard to say, but I'm glad that account (and this cool project) makes us ask questions like these.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:34 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


i guess
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 5:25 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Related: OKC_ebooks, where horse_ebooks meets OKCupid.

And who looks more like the spambot?
posted by solarion at 8:15 PM on February 17, 2013


previously
posted by grizzly at 9:37 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


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