Third time's a charm.
May 22, 2015 4:03 PM   Subscribe

 
Turns out you only have to watch it twice and have fast reflexes.
posted by explosion at 4:08 PM on May 22, 2015 [8 favorites]


I liked the cover of "Mad About Me" by Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:11 PM on May 22, 2015


This is exactly the sort of obnoxious twee shit that made me turn off annotations to begin with.
posted by Sternmeyer at 4:14 PM on May 22, 2015 [20 favorites]


I kept ever alert, ready to notice the gorilla in the track suit dancing through the middle of the frame, but alas, it wasn't that kind of trick.
posted by but no cigar at 4:17 PM on May 22, 2015 [17 favorites]


> Turns out you only have to watch it twice and have fast reflexes.

There is no way to get it in two runs... I have a theory you didn't get it.

If you didn't get to this video, you didn't get it.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 4:21 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


"...they're illusions, Michael."
posted by Happy Dave at 4:28 PM on May 22, 2015 [8 favorites]


Annotations are terrible.
posted by odinsdream at 4:36 PM on May 22, 2015


"There is no way to get it in two runs... I have a theory you didn't get it."

I got it in two because I anticipated the last word in the sentence, and so the target of the action, closely enough that the browser showed me where.
posted by zippy at 4:45 PM on May 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


Good or even passable youtube puzzles are a surprisingly rare breed, I liked it. It is almost perfectly set up to get it in two runs though because you can guess what to do after seeing "my".
posted by lucidium at 5:03 PM on May 22, 2015 [4 favorites]


... <bender>shiny metal ass</bender>
posted by zippy at 5:07 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


Doesn't really work with mobile browsers.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:12 PM on May 22, 2015 [10 favorites]


That is my hometown in the juggling video linked in the solution. Downtown and then the water steps on the North Side.
posted by firemouth at 5:15 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


I found this enchanting. Thanks for posting!
posted by dylanjames at 5:18 PM on May 22, 2015


Ok, somebody memail me an explanation right now.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 5:38 PM on May 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


Also, the fact that "get it" is in quotation marks better be part of the trick, cause othewise there's no excuse for using quotation marks when you're not quoting anybody.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 5:39 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hover over the hints for a few clues. Or don't, if you don't want anything spoiled. You'll probably get it after hint 2 though.

Hint 1

Hint 2

Hint 3

Hint 4
posted by Aleyn at 5:50 PM on May 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


There is no way to get it in two runs... I have a theory you didn't get it.

If you didn't get to this video , you didn't get it.


Got to that video, and I got to it on the second time watching the video. If the guy wanted to necessitate a third watching, he should've made the [thing you have to do] not occur at the exact moment that he tells you to do the [thing you have to do].
posted by 23skidoo at 5:54 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ah, I see...I had misinterpreted hint number one.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 5:55 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


On first watching, fuck, I was totally confused.
I figured that you wouldn't link this just to mess with us.
So I watched and watched.
No clue what the secret was!
My voice got hoarse from cursing.
Got mad at you for linking this.
But eventually I rode it out.
And finally clued in.
You, sir, are on fleek.
posted by Behemoth at 6:02 PM on May 22, 2015 [13 favorites]


Well. That's one way to bump up the views, I guess.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:07 PM on May 22, 2015 [10 favorites]


Yeah I don't think it works on my phone...
posted by tofu_crouton at 6:53 PM on May 22, 2015


23skidoo: I checked, and the [CRITICAL MOMENT OF DESTINY] definitely occurs earlier in the video than the point where you find out when the [CRITICAL MOMENT OF DESTINY] occurs.
posted by BiggerJ at 6:55 PM on May 22, 2015


23skidoo: I checked, and the [CRITICAL MOMENT OF DESTINY] definitely occurs earlier in the video than the point where you find out when the [CRITICAL MOMENT OF DESTINY] occurs.

I double-checked, and you're right. But it's not nearly early enough if you've already been told there's a secret to watch out for, and if you're good at guessing one word into the future.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:23 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


23skidoo: "if you're good at guessing one word into the future."

Or, when you see this key word (hover for hint/spoiler), you just flail your mouse all over the video looking for the secret like I did.
posted by mhum at 7:35 PM on May 22, 2015


> If the guy wanted to necessitate a third watching, he should've made the [thing you have to do] not occur at the exact moment that he tells you to do the [thing you have to do].

Makes me think you didn't get it, because that isn't in fact the case. You finally find out what you need to do almost 30 seconds after the point you need to do it...
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 7:50 PM on May 22, 2015


I left after one half of one viewing.
posted by carping demon at 7:51 PM on May 22, 2015 [9 favorites]


lupus_yonderboy: "You finally find out what you need to do almost 30 seconds after the point you need to do it..."

Well, you don't really need to wait for the whole message before trying to do stuff. And given how limited the YouTube interface is, there's not really a lot of stuff to try. He could have timed it differently so that it really does force a third viewing but as it stands, you can actually do it in two (or really, one and a half) viewings.
posted by mhum at 7:56 PM on May 22, 2015


Makes me think you didn't get it, because that isn't in fact the case. You finally find out what you need to do almost 30 seconds after the point you need to do it...

Watch this clip from A Christmas Story: Did Ralphie really need to get to the last letter in the last word in the code to know that the last word was "Ovaltine", or could he have guessed that word by the letter L?

Same thing with this puzzle. There's a perfect storm that happens if you guess what to do at a verrrrry specific time in the video.
posted by 23skidoo at 8:01 PM on May 22, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm going to make an foo about videos of people fall off treadmills.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:05 PM on May 22, 2015


He's playing the Cantina song from Star Wars A new Hope.

Shut it down!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 11:06 PM on May 22, 2015


I came for professional juggling. I was disappointed.
posted by chavenet at 1:25 AM on May 23, 2015


Ah ha hahahahaha~ that was fun.
posted by Deoridhe at 1:32 AM on May 23, 2015


I'm in my phone and worked it out, but clearly can't click anything. Boo!
posted by ukdanae at 2:38 AM on May 23, 2015


He has a Backpfeifengesicht.
posted by zardoz at 3:45 AM on May 23, 2015


I felt about this video about how I felt about the book "Trainspotting". Watching it one time felt like work and I couldn't see any way the reward would be worth watching it two more times. Thanks for posting, though. I know some friends who will love this.
posted by josher71 at 6:27 AM on May 23, 2015


The comments on "The Secret" video are very well written for a YouTube audience. Having commenters jump through hoops seems to be an effective idiot detection mechanism to help with the typical cesspool of YouTube comments.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 6:30 AM on May 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm in my phone and worked it out, but clearly can't click anything.

This is exactly why I'll never buy a phone you can't take the back off...

Also, the video and the hints in this post ( which I assume are abbr tags ) don't work on android. :(
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 7:32 AM on May 23, 2015


Huh. How do you turn on annotations? There used to be a button but I don't see it. (Safari.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:18 AM on May 23, 2015


It took me 3. And I felt lucky not to have miscounted. And that feeling is good enough for me.
posted by Obscure Reference at 9:32 AM on May 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I dunno. Even WITH the hints, I am just not seeing it. Meh.
posted by Samizdata at 11:28 AM on May 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I finally got it. Now my weekend can actually begin.
posted by 4ster at 11:46 AM on May 23, 2015


Best juggler I've seen all week, he didn't drop anything!
posted by disconnect at 1:52 PM on May 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is exactly why I'll never buy a phone you can't take the back off...

whoah, does being able to reach around behind the browser increase clickability?
posted by SharkParty at 9:32 PM on May 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


I dunno. Even WITH the hints, I am just not seeing it. Meh.

Just each card's fourth word, one per card; not the 4th, 8th, 12th (etc.) words.

(But you're still probably going to feel pretty meh about the whole thing.)
posted by nobody at 6:00 AM on May 24, 2015


I'm in my phone and worked it out, but clearly can't click anything.

This is exactly why I'll never buy a phone you can't take the back off...

Also, the video and the hints in this post ( which I assume are abbr tags ) don't work on android. :(
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 23:32 on May 23 [+] [!]


for future reference, when announcing your team's superiority for [reason], it is generally best not to immediately undermine the claim by mentioning that [reason] doesn't actually apply to your team

unless, of course, you buy phones with removable backs so that you can apparently be inside them
posted by DoctorFedora at 8:51 PM on May 28, 2015


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