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BOOTYCLIPSE. YouTube booty-shaking videos, but without the booty-shaking. A strange project.
posted by chunking express (47 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is fantastic.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:50 AM on May 27, 2009


I was expecting cameras strapped to somebody's butt while they danced. A butt POV shot, from the butt's POV, not towards the butt. I demand butt-cameras!

Butt.
posted by chambers at 9:53 AM on May 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


We need to come up with a term for this process of recontextualizing something by digitally deleting a significant part of it, because clearly it has never been more popular.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:03 AM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


The best part is the comments. This proves that waste is food in our modern economy. Even the worst comments online, Youtube comments, can be converted into clean burning lols.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:03 AM on May 27, 2009 [5 favorites]


Not that it's hard to confuse and anger Youtube commenters, but worth it for that alone.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:05 AM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is remarkably similar to the other post today where someone posted just the backgrounds to YouTube videos.
posted by smackfu at 10:07 AM on May 27, 2009


I like the part where 'getting' the hilarious art joke makes me feel better about myself.
posted by uaudio at 10:15 AM on May 27, 2009


Waxy did a project where he removed the foreground out of popular memes. (I found this set of videos through his site.)
posted by chunking express at 10:16 AM on May 27, 2009


I demand butt-cameras!

Your wish is Sir Mix-a-lot's command.
posted by gman at 10:16 AM on May 27, 2009


The internet is deluged with pictures and video of women in every state of undress performing every act imaginable. And yet these commenters pause and take a moment to complain about subpar soft porn. So, we've finally found a force stronger than sex: kvetching.
posted by DU at 10:19 AM on May 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Removal of context or content is a fine conceptual trope. Not a new one, by any stretch, but a fine one. In that sense, I like the videos for "what they are."

By contrast, "what they are" is also a gesture of class/cultural expropriation by some honky from Stuttgart, and those do get tiresome.
posted by wreckingball at 10:22 AM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


So pretty much it's just something in the background shaking it to a song?!? Or did I miss something altogether?
posted by Mastercheddaar at 10:25 AM on May 27, 2009


I demand butt-cameras!

Your wish is Sir Mix-a-lot's command.


I mean kinda like the camera rig for Frankenheimer's Seconds, or more recently, the video from Smashing Pumpkins' 1979. Mount it with the camera facing away from the butt.

Maybe that's how they did Blair Witch, just with a really tall dude. Makes Blair Witch more interesting, thinking that all the actors are talking into a camera mounted on some guys rear end.
posted by chambers at 10:35 AM on May 27, 2009


I demand butt-cameras!

No need to thank me.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:39 AM on May 27, 2009


For some reason, I was expecting videos of booty-shaking stabilized so that the booty stayed centered.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:46 AM on May 27, 2009 [4 favorites]


Do not ask for whom the booty shakes for, it shakes for thee.
posted by The Whelk at 10:48 AM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: wtf deres nobody in da fukin video u stupid dikhedz
posted by davejay at 11:02 AM on May 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


I was expecting videos of booty-shaking stabilized so that the booty stayed centered.

That would actually be really cool. I wonder how hard it would be to set up.
posted by chunking express at 11:03 AM on May 27, 2009


No need to thank me.

Oh, don't worry, I won't.

ewwwwwwwwwwww
posted by davejay at 11:04 AM on May 27, 2009


Thank you, thank you, Burhanistan! That was bitchin'!
posted by barrett caulk at 11:21 AM on May 27, 2009


For some reason, I was expecting videos of booty-shaking stabilized so that the booty stayed centered.

Ditto. Something like the booty-video equivalent of the stabilized Zapruder film.
posted by CaseyB at 11:23 AM on May 27, 2009


Some of the exchanges in the comments are priceless:

jaggygill78 (1 year ago)
wheres the girl is she to ugly to show herself

RDRLRA (1 year ago)
you REALLY CAN'T SEE HER?!!! whoa
posted by brain_drain at 11:30 AM on May 27, 2009


The Emperor's New Badonkadonk.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:41 AM on May 27, 2009


BOODYCLIPSE is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their booties out of their YouTube, or why.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 11:55 AM on May 27, 2009


"do you have to be on drugs to see the booty or is it a ghost?"
DiggityDoglikeDogg


The greatest possible comment, signed with the greatest possible username. Youtube, all is forgiven.
posted by DaDaDaDave at 11:59 AM on May 27, 2009 [9 favorites]


I don't get it. At all.
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:11 PM on May 27, 2009


There are lots of videos on YouTube of girls shaking their butts to music. It's awesome. This is like that but without the girls. I hope that helps.
posted by chunking express at 1:16 PM on May 27, 2009


What.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:50 PM on May 27, 2009



There are lots of videos on YouTube of girls shaking their butts to music. It's awesome. This is like that but without the girls. I hope that helps.

I see. that does help, thanks.
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:52 PM on May 27, 2009


I read that as "Bootyocalypse" which, on reflection, sounds kind of funky.
posted by hellojed at 2:04 PM on May 27, 2009


The ultimate.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:07 PM on May 27, 2009


I can't tell if this is postmodern or just bad.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:09 PM on May 27, 2009


The domestic interiors in these videos give me the same depressive vertigo I get from the houses in America Funniest Home Videos. I wonder if there's a cross over?
posted by The Whelk at 2:19 PM on May 27, 2009


I have to ask my anaconda... OK, he says he don't want none.
posted by not_on_display at 2:28 PM on May 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


Removal of context or content is a fine conceptual trope.

I'm not sure about that. I think it has to be done right, and this is not one of those instances. A few years back, I went to a gallery. One of the things they had hanging was porn with the people cut out. So it was porn scenes from magazines, which are generally more scenic and detailed *cough* not that I would know, but the people were cut/whited out. You could tell what was going on in the pictures and what the people were doing, but it oddly stopped being pornographic. Instantly people could recognize it for what it was, and yet it still had an indistinct definition.
This, OTOH, just leaves people wondering why they are looking at it.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:55 PM on May 27, 2009


The description, tags, title provide the context. If they weren't there you wouldn't be getting angry/disappointed YouTube comments for starters.
posted by chunking express at 3:33 PM on May 27, 2009


The Whelk: your domestic interiors suck.
posted by xorry at 4:45 PM on May 27, 2009


The description, tags, title provide the context.

Even then it still fails. I could snap a photograph of some trees,a room, a car, etc. and then give a one line explanation of how originally there was something (dancing, sleeping, whatever) going on in it but I photoshopped it out. You would have the exact same thing. A scenery shot.
posted by P.o.B. at 6:05 PM on May 27, 2009


But there is booty shaking music playing.

Don't get me wrong, I like the videos with the girls in them more, but these are certainly compelling in a different way.
posted by chunking express at 7:49 PM on May 27, 2009


I guess that would kind of be my point. I looked at the first video and kind of shrugged. Then I looked up the same video with the women in it doing her thing. Only then did the first video hold any kind of content for me, which came about after I went back and watched it. You kind of need both of the videos to contextualize it. At least the way it is currently done.
I noticed some ghost images on the linked videos and thought maybe if there was a little bit more of that than it may hold a tad bit more interest from people.
posted by P.o.B. at 8:07 PM on May 27, 2009


Maybe it'd be better if these weren't so obscure. Youtube is pretty much a bottomless pit of any type of video, so there's a really good chance people haven't encountered these before. So, to attract low-quality commentors, I suggest we post up crap of a higher profile, such as clips from Lawnmower Man or recent reality shows, but missing a vital element.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:16 PM on May 27, 2009


I looked at the first video and kind of shrugged. Then I looked up the same video with the women in it doing her thing.

I'm utterly confused. Are you saying the women were digitally removed from the videos? Because if so, I don't see the originals.
posted by Evangeline at 8:19 PM on May 27, 2009


I guess that proves my point beyond anything I need to say.

Edited Indian Booty Dance

Indian Booty Dance

I had to look in the sidebar for that one and the others I couldn't find offhand.
posted by P.o.B. at 11:01 PM on May 27, 2009


Look. With Booty vs Without Booty. I really love the video comments btw.
posted by fightoplankton at 11:10 PM on May 27, 2009


wow. just - wow... what the hell?
posted by Gilbert at 7:23 AM on May 28, 2009


It looks like they are all videos with people removed. You can sometimes find the original video by checking the related videos link.
posted by chunking express at 8:04 AM on May 28, 2009


 
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