No Relation to Ren & Stimpy's Log
December 4, 2013 3:05 AM   Subscribe

"Yule Log 2.0 re-imagines the traditional Video Yule Log* through a collection of short videos by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders (66 collaborators making 55 segments). With the controls in the upper-right corner, you can fit a continuous loop of one or all of the videos in a browser window or full-screen.
*First televised in 1966 by New York's WPIX-TV to provide its audience with some pleasant, noncommercial viewing on the holiday (and most of the broadcast crew some time off)
posted by oneswellfoop (13 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I want your parent's Yule Log too. Chop, Burn.
posted by unliteral at 4:17 AM on December 4, 2013

I don't want to login to Vimeo every now and then.
posted by unliteral at 4:25 AM on December 4, 2013

No relation to the Log Lady either?
posted by Obscure Reference at 4:52 AM on December 4, 2013

Great find and right in time for all the office parties.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:54 AM on December 4, 2013

Is it me or are they all silent? The best part of the OG log is that crackle
posted by ShawnString at 5:10 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

ShawnString, they are all making noise for me.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:29 AM on December 4, 2013

They're certainly cute. Still, where the YL1.0 has it over these pretenders is that YL1.0 works nicely in the background. It doesn't draw attention to itself. These newcomers all shout "Look at me! Aren't I clever?"
posted by Thorzdad at 5:31 AM on December 4, 2013

Doh. okā€¦bug report: sound doesnt play on mobile devices (this morning...for me only)
posted by ShawnString at 5:59 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

"What rolls down stairs alone or in pairs
rolls over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack and fits on your back?
It's Log, Log, Log!

It's Log, Log, it's big, it's heavy, it's wood.
It's Log, Log, it's better than bad, it's good!"

Ahhh memories...
posted by cyclotronboy at 6:42 AM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

I'm still fond of the pixelated, interactive yule log, but these are nice, too.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:33 AM on December 4, 2013

Heyyy I know the people who made this. Neat.
posted by sweetkid at 7:47 AM on December 4, 2013

I love this tradition. I never knew about it until I moved to San Francisco. Here, there are at least 5 or 6 logs on different local stations. The first thing I do on Christmas morning is flip through the channels to find my favorite one.

I tweeted the guy this morning and suggested he make it into a Roku app. Having to watch it on your laptop somewhat defeats the purpose.

I bet if he Creative Commons-licensed it, some TV stations would use it on Christmas.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:44 AM on December 4, 2013

We used to get excited once every ?half-hour?, when the small log near the top would fall down and break into cinders. Someone in the living room would keep an eye out for telltale signs it was approaching, and everyone would gather when it was called out "close!".
posted by IAmBroom at 1:30 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

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