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Tis the season and we all know at least one of these guys. (Windows Media Player req'd)
posted by blackturtleneck (41 comments total)

 
Might be courteous to give a clue as to what we'll be seeing if and when we click that link.
posted by Gator at 6:09 PM on November 18, 2005


A 4.9 meg wmv ought to be REALLY worth it. And, it's loading very slowly. So, um, what's everyone doing for Thanksgiving?
posted by moonbird at 6:13 PM on November 18, 2005


Sorry Gator, my opps. It's a video of an insane outdoor xmas light show. Whether it's live or edited together, it's quite a sight!
posted by blackturtleneck at 6:15 PM on November 18, 2005


Still loading over here. Or is it? Are you sure you didn't self-link some video of your shirt by mistake?
posted by emelenjr at 6:32 PM on November 18, 2005


I have seen this video. It is amusing, but not in proportion to the slowness of the download.

XMAS CANCELLED
posted by cortex at 6:46 PM on November 18, 2005


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posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:59 PM on November 18, 2005


That was actually pretty cool, and hats off to the Canuck who pulled this off. It helps to Coralize the video, but even then it came in rather slow. Don't be discouraged though, read some good FPP advice and post agian.
posted by moonbird at 7:02 PM on November 18, 2005


My girlfriend just said "I feel like the world is a better place because someone did this."

agreed.
posted by splatta at 7:10 PM on November 18, 2005


Burning this to cds as we speak-- it just became my christmas card.
posted by hermitosis at 7:26 PM on November 18, 2005


I can feel it! I can feel the cosmos Christmas spirit!
posted by Evstar at 7:37 PM on November 18, 2005


Thanks moonbird. It wasn't a slow download when I first checked it out but I doubt there were many people trying to view it at the same time at that point. I'll check out your FFP link. Thanks for the help!
posted by blackturtleneck at 7:39 PM on November 18, 2005


err.. FPP link rather. (and I'll spellcheck)
posted by blackturtleneck at 7:41 PM on November 18, 2005


Well I thought this was spectacular. Holy crap. What would it take to stage that kind of nonsense? I get the feeling that it would take some professional theater lighting gear or something, but I could be way off. Really, really cool either way.
posted by Stunt at 7:43 PM on November 18, 2005


Baby Jesus would shit if he saw this.
posted by Hlewagast at 8:24 PM on November 18, 2005


Well, at least there's a peace symbol in the mix. "Peace on Earth" is a pretty Christmasy senitment, or so I've been told.

My Christmas sentiments are more along the lines of "I hope I score some good loot."
posted by Opposite George at 8:31 PM on November 18, 2005


There is nothing to see here people. Move along...There is nothing to see here people. Move along...You there! Move along.
posted by spunk at 9:09 PM on November 18, 2005


Okay, it downloaded, finally. Not bad.
posted by spunk at 9:21 PM on November 18, 2005


Very impressive.
I'll happily never hear that music again.
Edgar Winter's Frankenstein might work well.
posted by Aknaton at 9:22 PM on November 18, 2005


How very Canadian.
posted by redteam at 10:14 PM on November 18, 2005


This is very trippy! reminds me of my favorite stoner site: Acidtrip.com. (Dig inside if interested, it's a giant pool of psychedelic stuff)
posted by growabrain at 11:23 PM on November 18, 2005


- including this and this
posted by growabrain at 11:32 PM on November 18, 2005


I got an "Access Forbidden" message. What up?
posted by deusdiabolus at 11:38 PM on November 18, 2005


Main link is dead. Moonbird's Coralize link worked very quickly for me.
posted by stavrogin at 12:46 AM on November 19, 2005


Man, I'd frikken hate to be that guy's neighbour.

Great link. Thanks.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 1:04 AM on November 19, 2005


It wasn't a slow download when I first checked it out but I doubt there were many people trying to view it at the same time at that point.

You are aware of how this "MetaFilter" device works, no? Especially the part where you tell a lot of people about it?
posted by dhartung at 1:48 AM on November 19, 2005


Seems it was originally posted here and the original link still works?
posted by edd at 1:50 AM on November 19, 2005


This is the WORST FPP I've seen in a while.
posted by pemdasi at 4:22 AM on November 19, 2005


Actually, this is the best FPP ever.
posted by swift at 5:23 AM on November 19, 2005


That music - Transiberian Orchestra, right?

This is the greatest thing I've seen in a very long time.
I'm going to write a Christmas email just so I can include this link.

This guy has to do lighting for a living.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:36 AM on November 19, 2005


I hate Christmas, I hate Christmas decorations, and I hated this video. Merry Christmas everyone!
posted by neek at 6:36 AM on November 19, 2005


I was prepared to hate it and then the blue lights came on and I said, "Ahhhhh!" and I knew that my plans to skip Christmas entirely this year were going straight out the window.
posted by LeeJay at 8:17 AM on November 19, 2005


Metafilter: Baby Jesus would shit if he saw this.
posted by rkent at 8:17 AM on November 19, 2005


All it takes to do this is a DMX512 network, controller (a computer or specialized console) and a lot of time (old plane arium joke: How many lines of code does it take to turn on a light?) and patience to program the sequence.
posted by gren at 1:28 PM on November 19, 2005


Is Mr. Griswald home?
posted by deborah at 7:03 PM on November 19, 2005


Impressive. Thanks for the additional links to the file edd.
posted by clgregor at 8:44 PM on November 19, 2005


From the double post: I'm really interested in browser habits now. If we're missing it the 'first time around' and it's only 13 posts below this one, how are users reading the front page? A wild skim, a random scroll?
posted by moonbird at 5:02 AM PST on November 20 [!]


I didn't miss it; I read this thread briefly, but the video wouldn't load, so I moved on. The video on the double post loaded quickly.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:47 AM on November 20, 2005


I can't believe I just wasted five minutes clicking different links trying to get this video.

Would have been better if it had been high quality video.

Impressive acheivement - but not worth watching.
posted by donkelly at 8:46 PM on November 20, 2005


Another mirror of the video.
posted by knave at 9:57 AM on November 21, 2005


The lighting display's (apparent) owner, via Google Cache:
posted by geekgal at 12:10 PM on November 29, 2005


Doh!
Thought it was from Canadia but it's actually from Ohioa.
Found out here.

I will go shoot myself in the face now.
posted by redteam at 11:16 PM on December 4, 2005


It's been taken down.
posted by Iamtherealme at 5:57 PM on December 7, 2005


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