August 30, 2013 8:55 AM   Subscribe

JHarris rules.

By the way, I posted the weird "What's Dylan Grillin'?" video on the Visions of Johanna Facebook page (a very popular page devoted to Dylan), and the admin was like, "I don't get it."

I felt sad.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:09 AM on August 30, 2013

Perfect. Now I know what to bring to the next family dinner.

*chortles evilly*
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:20 AM on August 30, 2013

I was crying about 20 seconds into What's Dylan Grillin
posted by braksandwich at 9:52 AM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Perfect. Now I know what to bring to the next family dinner.

Potato Knishes?
posted by oulipian at 10:01 AM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was trying to decide if "What's Dylan Grillin' " was really interactive, so I typed in 'hat'. The next thing that he turned out to be grillin (sic) was a hat. Now I am REALLY disturbed.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 10:11 AM on August 30, 2013

How have I lived this long and not known about Dalek Relaxation for Humans?
posted by wittgenstein at 10:30 AM on August 30, 2013

Hey everyone. #2 is still more of a work-in-progress. I'm still trying to get the tone down.
posted by JHarris at 11:14 AM on August 30, 2013

Also, these are really intended to be watched on Shuffle. The option for it is in the top-right corner of the playlist player.
posted by JHarris at 11:15 AM on August 30, 2013

Oh, and I should mention-- many many of these are from the posts of other Metafilter members!
posted by JHarris at 11:19 AM on August 30, 2013

Potato Knishes is a segment from a multi-part opera called "Ratboy Genius Dreams in Minecraft" and you really should watch the whole thing.

And if y'all could just post some of your fave weird YouTube videos in this thread, I'd be so grateful.

(Doesn't everyone curate a weird YouTube collection?)

Ray Sipe's The Lion King

HelixSnake's funny stuff in Skate 3 part 7

Musov Shoko's Ballad to a Wigged Dog
posted by sixohsix at 11:47 AM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'll happily add more weird stuff. I'm still removing stuff too -- I just found out there's a thirty-minute video in it that I thought was just another of EIT's distillations, but no it was the whole darn thing.
posted by JHarris at 11:51 AM on August 30, 2013

Seconded on sixohsix's recommendation of Ratboy Genius in Minecraft, it's inexplicable. I could include more, but there's a certain tone, or more like a rhythm, that I'm going for in the lists that RBG doesn't always hit.
posted by JHarris at 12:35 PM on August 30, 2013

Is there Instructions For Building A Human cause I love that.

Related: This is My Milwaukee
posted by The Whelk at 12:48 PM on August 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Your list is very good. A wonderful collection. Here are a few more that might fit, or if you want to start a third volume. Or whatever.


Nyanners - Errbody in the club gettin' tipsy

Go Go Galo Sengen

Mr. Ando of the Woods

H.J. Freaks - ネトゲ廃人シュプレヒコール BAND EDITION

Baby Jocko Homo

Meow meow I am a cat
posted by sixohsix at 1:05 PM on August 30, 2013

I actually removed Meow meow I am a cat a week ago because of length, and how a lot of it is just the same scenes repeated over and over. I try to keep to less than 8 minutes except in extreme cases (like gOLDBERG vARATIONS). Baby Jocko Homo is adorable. The others... vary, heh. Go Go Galo Sengen was borderline until the end, which pushed it into classic territory.
posted by JHarris at 1:45 PM on August 30, 2013

Longer things are going into a separate list.
posted by JHarris at 1:53 PM on August 30, 2013

I also added The Whelk's Instructions For Building A Human, because it's great.
posted by JHarris at 8:34 PM on August 30, 2013

Oh, and if you want to just load up random videos culled from both lists, try this.
posted by JHarris at 11:25 PM on August 30, 2013

Welp, there just went my afternoon.
posted by rlio at 4:49 PM on August 31, 2013

Heh, sorry about that. Still, it's nice to know that it's weird enough to keep people watching for a while. I've done quite a bit of culling, and overthinking about what should be included. Too much of a comedy sketch without compensating weirdness? Too much pony? (There's like four pony things in the whole set, and two of those are quick Derpy test patterns.) Too much Team Fortress 2? Too long? Too boring relative to the weirdness? (I had O Superman in there for a while because its 8 minutes, and it seems more pretentious than weird, but I might put it back.)
posted by JHarris at 7:39 PM on August 31, 2013

My acoustic guitar says "This Machine Makes Potato Knishes"
posted by braksandwich at 11:56 PM on September 1, 2013

I have a dilemma. There are some things in the list I adore, and think are worthy and strange, but are not quite strange in the same way as Potato Knishes. Like the interview with Adam Savage in which he performs "I Will Survive" in the character of Gollum. It's great, but it doesn't really make you blink.

I've discussed this a bit with Potomac Avenue, and that's resulted in me removing some things, but I'm unsure if I've gone far enough. Let me post it to you guys, and let's use that as a test case.

Adam Savage performing "I Will Survive" as Gollum: weird enough?
How about a robot ass twitching and tensing and "showing emotion" for four minutes?
Or The Daily Mail Song?
posted by JHarris at 2:32 AM on September 2, 2013

Newly added -
Santo Gold/Blood Circus infomercial snippets (ancient Metafilter thread on it), some classic Kung Fu movie fight scenes (with a good amount of weirdness scattered throughout), The Nethack Song, Mr. Mochi in Oblivion, Bart The General, some shorter stuff from the meow meow I am a cat lady, more Mario corruption, Interior Crocodile Alligator, Tarvu, a little YTMND, and some insult jazz from our own mods.

I like to think of this as Turkey Television for the 21st century.
posted by JHarris at 3:59 AM on September 3, 2013

I don't know if all of these would qualify, but I love crazy stuff like this, so I threw together a random-ish mix of stuff to share. Varying length, quality and production values, all high weirdness.

Rotating Ferrofluid in a Magnetic Vortex // Whoa video featuring joey Lawrence // Factors, prime numbers and orderly chaos // starlings on Otmoor // Paperwork Explosion // THE EVENT // 2011 Lulz Boat Odyssey - Final Cut // Creepy Robot Mouth Video // PONPONPON // Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices // Russian People Playing Drums on a Motorcycle // Ferrofluid Tower // Jones' Cheap Ass Prepaid Legal and Daycare Academy // Killin' It with Paul Crik - SWEARING AT CHILDREN // Sarah PalinNMAWorld Edition // Fuck you if you don’t like Christmas // Belga - Zsolti a béka // Amy Sedaris Makes Hot Dogs on a Rake // We are better than that!!! // No No No Cat (DMC Style Remix) // Bike Lanes by Casey Neistat // Radical 1990's Darren White Music Video // Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit // 2011/03/11 Earthquake (BuildingFuck) // Now you fucked up // Take This Pill // The Weed Dragon // Inappropriate Zoo Commercial // Buyral // Funny Techno Washer Breaks apart // Delo Low Emissions Oil Spoof // Wendys Training Video Hot Drinks // Rubber Bandits Guide to Chemistry // Boobah WTF // YTPMVBR - NO NO NO Cat Top Gear // Vytautas Mineral Water! It's Earth's Juice! // Whole Gecko eaten by ants in a few hours // Intensive Glogg Unit // Face Like a Frog
posted by nTeleKy at 2:56 PM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

A few of those are either already included or have similar things in there (like PONPONPON, Wendy's Training Video and Rotating Ferrofluid). I'll take a look at the others -- yes, all the others -- and probably add some of them, thanks!
posted by JHarris at 3:21 PM on September 13, 2013

After seeing a few, I've got to say -- you have excellent taste in weird, nTeleKy.
posted by JHarris at 3:35 PM on September 13, 2013

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