UFO Video
December 27, 2004 4:46 AM   Subscribe

UFO Sightings explained in a direct link to a short movie (wmv 885k). It could be that these toys are commonplace in the US, but they freak out every Brit who sees them. Much fun to be had with the neighbours.
posted by Cancergiggles (25 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: eh, not so much with the self-posting



 
funny how the TV ads never show you how loud this thing really is...
posted by gren at 5:03 AM on December 27, 2004


Man so many toys today, like Christmas. That is very cool.

Um, self-link?
posted by bdave at 5:11 AM on December 27, 2004


i so want one! thanks!
posted by moonbird at 5:19 AM on December 27, 2004


oh, but wait a minute. oops, cancergiggles, this is a self link.
posted by moonbird at 5:21 AM on December 27, 2004


OK - if you look at the url you can find my blog as you can by looking at my name but I'm hardly trying to publicize myself. The video is without identification or comment or connection to anything else.

Let common sense prevail
posted by Cancergiggles at 5:33 AM on December 27, 2004


While that is so, it is a mefi policy and some people are motivated to self-link to drive up visitors to their site, while others just have something wonderful (or banal) they want to share. What i'd suggest in the future is email a friend on mefi your link and ask if they'd be interested in posting it. Self-linking is a simple conflict of interest issue. Please note that I'm giving you very gentle treatment here; there are much snarkier ways of pointing this out, but I sincerely believe you must have overlooked the rule rather than trying to subvert it.
posted by moonbird at 5:46 AM on December 27, 2004


ps> The video is without identification or comment or connection to anything else.

This self-link is identified by the title at the top of the page corresponding with your mefi nick, and in the url.
posted by moonbird at 5:48 AM on December 27, 2004


well I'm glad I found your blog, sir. It is a good blog, especially the opening essay. I'd love to buy you a beer, and I'm glad you are with us today.
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:50 AM on December 27, 2004


Moonbird - I owe an apology. I had wrongly assumed that when the link was clicked it would just automatically download the file (that's why I included the size) as if I had put the link into my browser. I had not expected it to jump to my blog as I now see it does. I should have done my homework better.
posted by Cancergiggles at 6:00 AM on December 27, 2004


Let common sense prevail

There are rules guide lines, while your link is amusing, it is not in keeping with the MeFi ethos.

"You read the guidelines, right? Because linking to your own site in this space will result in a deletion and your account will be banned. "

Buh-Bye
posted by DBAPaul at 6:03 AM on December 27, 2004


If you had done the link with this URL - http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/47449/b/ufo.wmv (where you - I assume - uploaded the file to), instead of this one: http://cancergiggles.blog-city.com/read/975277.htm (where you blogged it), it may have worked like you wished it to...and it would still, if you are connected with it, be a self-link.

As a brit, I'm mildly amused by the video, as it happens.
posted by dash_slot- at 6:21 AM on December 27, 2004


But...it's the holidays! Who has time to read the instructions?

*cries*
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:25 AM on December 27, 2004


Thanks for the advice dash_slot but I think I will stay well away in future
posted by Cancergiggles at 6:26 AM on December 27, 2004


cancergiggles: check your inbox
posted by moonbird at 6:31 AM on December 27, 2004


its funny 'cus I would assume that it was common sense that self-linking could only be self promotion, even if done in good spirit... And the fact that I enjoyed the blog doesn't mitigate that. sorry.
posted by blindsam at 7:59 AM on December 27, 2004


What's a blog?
posted by odinsdream at 8:05 AM on December 27, 2004


Twenty bucks, same as in town.
posted by cortex at 8:46 AM on December 27, 2004


I got my nephew one for Christmas. Yes. US$20.
posted by jmccorm at 8:53 AM on December 27, 2004


what is this thing called and, um... where can i get one?
posted by stevis at 9:50 AM on December 27, 2004


In case you weren't aware: this is being discusssed in MetaTalk.
posted by dash_slot- at 9:55 AM on December 27, 2004


Stevis - It's called an Area51 UFO and cost £20 (40USD). A Google search will bring up plenty.

I will shortly respond to those calling for me to be hung, drawn and quartered but I need a clear head.
posted by Cancergiggles at 10:26 AM on December 27, 2004


Well, to keep it in proportion - there are few that want severe sanctions, CG.
posted by dash_slot- at 11:00 AM on December 27, 2004


Thanks Dash_dot and you are absolutely right, but sadly it doesn't take many zealots to take one head.
posted by Cancergiggles at 11:43 AM on December 27, 2004


In an effort to avoid clogging this space with further comment I though it was time that the Meta Stazi were outed somewhere else so Meta Penitentiary is born
posted by Cancergiggles at 12:11 PM on December 27, 2004


I want one, even though it's a noisy bugger - and that Vectron Blackhawk skallas linked is awesome, I need one of those.
posted by dabitch at 1:59 PM on December 27, 2004


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