Large Hadron Collider Begins Curling Metal
April 14, 2019 11:40 AM   Subscribe

This is a nice tune. I love drum and bass.

Re:the video. I went from "Oh, this is going to be a meme video" to "YES CLIPPY, DESTROY IT ALL!!!" to realizing it was a depiction of the early-to-middle phases of the paperclip singularity.
posted by glonous keming at 11:50 AM on April 14 [5 favorites]

Perfect post title.
posted by darkstar at 11:51 AM on April 14

posted by Don.Kinsayder at 12:57 PM on April 14

posted by sacrifix at 2:25 PM on April 14 [3 favorites]

I never turned against Clippy as so many had, so his comeback was satisfying, but I was kinda hoping he'd stab the Twitter bird. Still his alliance with Poop Emoji was good. And the whole thing needed more Doge. But it is no longer EVER safe to turn off your computer.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:41 PM on April 14

Also you can tell this is from before 2016 because there's no mention of you-know-who.
posted by glonous keming at 2:44 PM on April 14 [6 favorites]

Is it time?—is the '90s retro phase starting?! Things have been very '80s for a while and I've enjoyed that but I've been waiting waiting for the styles and references to progress to the next decade. I dug this video and hope it's at the start of a trend.

My body is ready.
posted by cyclopticgaze at 3:38 PM on April 14 [4 favorites]

It should be noted, if your website's chatbot approaches users like Clippy... you are doing it wrong... the same thing with your upbeat automated customer service line.

Most importantly, if you mistake the AI you've made as the next big thing, don't be surprised when Clippy comes for you...
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:58 PM on April 14 [1 favorite]

Heh - I'm just reading Space Opera in which clippy, um, makes an appearance ....
posted by mbo at 4:14 PM on April 14 [2 favorites]

I just got an image of a temple in the distant future, in which a giant statue of Clippy looms over an altar.

The stained glass windows depict episodes from his life...
posted by darkstar at 5:01 PM on April 14

I don't understand how the Large Hadron Collider even got onto the sheet, even less how it could slide the rocks down the ice and win the medal.

Oh wait, I misread. Nevermind.
posted by hippybear at 5:52 PM on April 14 [3 favorites]

Oh, and can pick a lock.
posted by clavdivs at 6:07 PM on April 14

Save us, Clippy.
posted by Rash at 6:13 PM on April 14 [1 favorite]

And Clippy will look down and whisper, “No.”
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:32 PM on April 14 [8 favorites]

I just got an image of a temple in the distant future, in which a giant statue of Clippy looms over an altar.

"It looks like you're trying to start a religion. Would you like a savior?"
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:58 PM on April 14 [3 favorites]

Whenever I hear about Clippy, I'm always reminded of the story about the woman who talked to Clippy. It's really haunting.
posted by tavella at 9:18 PM on April 14

Is it time?—is the '90s retro phase starting?!
I don't know where you live, cyclopticgaze, but in my local reality, 90's retro has been in full swing for at least 4 or 5 years, if not longer. Generally the "retro" wave is about 20 years behind present time, and I think that number has been decreasing, so I'm even starting to see some early-00's retro-nostalgia appearing.
posted by crazy_yeti at 8:24 AM on April 15

Got a GGate vibe from the ending which was kind of off-putting. I watched a couple more videos from the group, and both had similar story structures: our hero is innocent/penitent, perceives a wrong, goes into RAGE MODE, and murders someone. Ok.

Some neat aesthetic tho. (One of them I recognized as the Kings of Power 4 Billion% guy Paul Robertson.)
posted by fleacircus at 1:11 PM on April 15

Same here on the GGate vibe from the end where Clippy is attacking the (female) Siri analog with a deluge of garbage. Unfortunate to hear it may be deliberate and non-ironic use of nerdrage.
posted by benzenedream at 1:45 PM on April 15

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