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September 9, 2010 4:52 AM   Subscribe

1894.

1905. 1919. 1916. 1921. 1935. 1942 1945. 1951. 1967. 1974. 1989. 1993. 2003. YouTubeTimeMachine. (MLYTTML) Will do what is indicated on tin.
posted by Minus215Cee (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
No ladies allowed in the studio in 1894, I take it.
posted by rory at 5:00 AM on September 9, 2010


Flagged as malfunctioning. Youtube time machine does not allow me to check next week's lotto numbers.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:04 AM on September 9, 2010


Hey! I wanted 1917! Where's my 1917?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:07 AM on September 9, 2010


It must be some kind of... YouTube time machine... [meaningful look]
posted by Naberius at 5:18 AM on September 9, 2010 [5 favorites]


I clicked 1967 and got the Spider-Man cartoon intro. Probably the best random link I'm likely to click this month.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:46 AM on September 9, 2010


I got boxing cats. That was unexpected, and yet also exactly right.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:00 AM on September 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


I saw Guy Maddin give a talk about his favourite films, and he showed the 1894 clip. Then he played it two more times, each time giggling harder. You know the guy at the end who wanders into frame? In the full version, it's clear that someone must have yelled at him that he was in frame, because suddenly he freezes in his tracks, apparently hoping that this new "moving picture" technology won't pick him up if he wasn't in motion. Maddin gushed: "It's the first blooper in history!"
posted by Beardman at 6:15 AM on September 9, 2010


From 1967:
"Video Deleted"
"Embedding disabled by request"
"This video has been deleted" (Fletchers Castoria)
"This video has been deleted" (Polydent)
Monty Python 4 Yorkshiremen

I guess it isn't totally screwed up.

1971:
7-Up
Tender Vittles
Diet 7-Up
LifeBuoy soap (Oh, how I hated those commercials!)
Bounty (Nancy Walker for the win!)
posted by Goofyy at 6:46 AM on September 9, 2010


Beardman, everybody gets a different 1894 clip. I wish I knew which one you were talking about, though, because I love Guy Madin. The clip I got was called "Annie Oakley" and it was a lady doing some trick-shooting with a rifle. Shot at Edison labs.
posted by Galaxor Nebulon at 7:27 AM on September 9, 2010


No matter what you say about Edison--he stole other people's ideas, blah blah Tesla blah blah--he gave us boxing cats, and you can't take that away from him.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:56 AM on September 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


Galaxor Nebulon: "The clip I got was called "Annie Oakley" and it was a lady doing some trick-shooting with a rifle."

Just a guess but that lady was probably Annie Oakley.
posted by Bonzai at 9:45 AM on September 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


Galaxor: right, although for whatever reason I keep getting the same one. This is the one Maddin played: "Dickson experimental sound film."
posted by Beardman at 10:22 AM on September 9, 2010


Dickson film, you say?
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:40 AM on September 9, 2010


Beardman, everybody gets a different 1894 clip.

Wait, what?!?! Not everyone gets Professor Welton's boxing cats?

Well fuck that noise. Back to the drawing board guys.
posted by Naberius at 10:49 AM on September 9, 2010


There goes my weekend...
posted by buzzkillington at 11:19 PM on September 9, 2010


Just a guess but that lady was probably Annie Oakley.

Well, I just learned that Annie Oakley was a real person. For some reason, I always thought she was a fictional or legendary character.
posted by Galaxor Nebulon at 7:13 AM on September 10, 2010


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