Opera Singers Dubbed With Dial-up Modems
September 5, 2017 7:19 AM   Subscribe

Opera Singers Dubbed With Dial-up Modems. (this is a link to a single 19-second YouTube video. Don't @ me.)
posted by bondcliff (28 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
 
"MOOOOOOMMMM don't pick up the phone! I'm watching opera!"
posted by azpenguin at 7:25 AM on September 5 [11 favorites]


The best of the web ain't always long-form, folks.
posted by stinkfoot at 7:26 AM on September 5 [17 favorites]


Where are the tenors?
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:31 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Such a baud-y performance.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:43 AM on September 5 [14 favorites]


I'm sensing a little autotuning going on here.
posted by pracowity at 7:43 AM on September 5


What's the age threshold below which you have no personal experience of this handshake?
posted by leotrotsky at 7:52 AM on September 5 [3 favorites]


I was kind of hoping to see Donald Sutherland cut in at the end.
posted by Funeral march of an old jawbone at 7:57 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


I saw this in passing on twitter yesterday and thought "boy I hope someone posts this to MetaFilter" and here we are. You're doing important work, bondcliff.
posted by cortex at 7:58 AM on September 5 [7 favorites]


La donna ain't mobile
Qualcomm prevent-o
posted by uncleozzy at 7:59 AM on September 5 [14 favorites]


Modem Butterfly
posted by acb at 8:00 AM on September 5 [41 favorites]


@@@@@@@@@@
posted by thelonius at 8:04 AM on September 5


NO CARRIER
posted by SansPoint at 8:31 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Where are the tenors?

NO CARRIER CARRERAS

posted by uncleozzy at 8:37 AM on September 5 [10 favorites]


Well dang. I ALWAYS wondered who was making those sounds on the other end of the line. Thanks for clearing up the mystery for me.
posted by Namlit at 8:39 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


I always hated Wagner's Ring Cycle
posted by TwoWordReview at 8:41 AM on September 5 [17 favorites]


Broadband
posted by davebush at 8:50 AM on September 5


I was trying to think of what this made me think of, and I guess it's kind of Matrixy or Terminatorish. Creeeeeepy. I mean, I totally welcome our operatic robot overlords.
posted by limeonaire at 9:34 AM on September 5


From the tweet I saw earlier about this, tenors match foghorns nicely.
posted by myopicman at 10:13 AM on September 5 [4 favorites]


For some reason this reminded me of D'Arcy Carden's performance in The Good Place.
posted by Johnny Assay at 10:35 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


If I didn't know better I'd think this was a Doctor Who episode.
posted by SteveInMaine at 10:41 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


What's the age threshold below which you have no personal experience of this handshake?

Obviously depends where you are - I have older family in rural parts of the Midwest who are still on dial-up. But I would guess that the cut-off for most people is probably around my younger brother's age, so the 23-25 range. I'm a few years older, and I had dial-up, but his internet activity started around 2004 and we had broadband by then. Apparently 56% of the internet had shifted to broadband by 2005. My parents were early adopters on tech, so we'd gotten it a little earlier, but I think that's probably a safe guess.
posted by protocoach at 10:50 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Weirdly Gibsonian.
posted by ominous_paws at 11:35 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


This is a trailer for a future Doctor Who episode, isn't it?
posted by Lyn Never at 1:13 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


I think I posted this some years ago here: Forgot who made it
posted by growabrain at 1:14 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


A+++

whoops
posted by mean square error at 5:41 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


I knew exactly what this would be and I was still unprepared for the awesomeness. I would watch an hour of this.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:38 PM on September 5


I managed to go from 300bps to 2400bps to university dormitory ethernet, and came out into the dot-com booble in time for stuff like ricochet modems and ADSL. So I actually only tangentially remember these handshakes.

So really, you're allowed over there, and my lawn is over here. Clear?
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 5:32 AM on September 6


Reminds me of the "Dark Knight" portion of Fatal Farm's unused MTV Movie Awards spoofs. (starts at 1:17, but you should watch the whole thing.)
posted by Guy Smiley at 1:06 PM on September 6


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