YouTube as Art
March 11, 2008 9:48 AM   Subscribe

The paintings on Nerdkore by Jeremiah Palecek started when he asked readers "What should I paint today?" and they responded. The result (so far) is a bunch of famous YouTube videos captured in oil on canvas, showing stills from some all-time favorites (techno viking, grape stomp, etc oh and NSFW on the oldest entry at the bottom of the page). (via Josh Spear)
posted by mathowie (19 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This was awesome because it opened my eyes to the techno viking.
posted by splatta at 10:01 AM on March 11, 2008

Thanks for sharing. The glory of the dramatic prairie dog is now my desktop wallpaper.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:01 AM on March 11, 2008

Hey, it's no less likely than Campbell soup cans...
posted by Justinian at 10:04 AM on March 11, 2008

I was a bit confused by your use of nerdkore. I expected to see a statuesque MC Chris, or something.
posted by graventy at 10:06 AM on March 11, 2008

server dead?
posted by kolophon at 10:11 AM on March 11, 2008

I thought, meh, until I hit the TechnoViking, Angry German Kid, and the Dramatic Squirrel. Then I knew: this is good.
posted by not_on_display at 10:12 AM on March 11, 2008

Yea techno viking is my new hero.
posted by Mister_A at 10:12 AM on March 11, 2008

a "danger! artistic vagina ahead!" warning would have been nice. my office is pretty permissive, but not _that_ permissive.

for those of you browsing along at home, it's at the bottom of the page.
posted by Dr. Twist at 10:16 AM on March 11, 2008

of course if i had bothered to reat the whole post i would have seen the warning.

my error
posted by Dr. Twist at 10:17 AM on March 11, 2008

We've had technoviking before. He had a different soundtrack and witty captions, however, instead of the MJ.
posted by mumkin at 10:20 AM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Ar! Someone beat me on buying the Diet-coke + Mentos painting!
posted by _dario at 11:05 AM on March 11, 2008

The meme reminiscipackage is much more fun than the paintings, which really aren't much cop. Except, perhaps, the Dramatic Squirrel one.

Still, I like the idea of these instantly forgotten bits of ephemera being immortalised in oils (well, acrylics by the look of it, but they don't sound quite so immortal!)
posted by jack_mo at 11:07 AM on March 11, 2008

How can I have lived this long without Techno Viking?
posted by Jofus at 11:35 AM on March 11, 2008

FUCK, the dramatic chipmunk is sold. Whichever of you bastards that bought dramatic chipmunk... watch your back.

jack_mo: the paintings are described as oil on masonite, so "immortalised in oils" is correct.

im not kidding about whoever bought dramatic chipmunk
posted by Justinian at 11:50 AM on March 11, 2008

I'm a little confused about the Techno Viking thing. The comments seem to indicate that people think he tells this guy to leave for groping that girl, but then later in the video it clearly shows that the guy he grabbed is in fact sitting right in front of him on whatever vehicle the camera is riding on...Anyone care to elaborate?
posted by nzero at 11:57 AM on March 11, 2008

"Your punishment for groping this girl is to sit in front of me and watch me dance!! Ha ha!"
posted by nzero at 12:00 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

People, please: Technoviking.
As in "Technoviking does not dance to the music, the music dances to Technoviking!"

All one word. No spaces or hyphens. Thank you.
posted by aramaic at 12:06 PM on March 11, 2008

It looks to be like the guy stumbled and crashed into the girl. The guy gives teknoviking his story, and teknoviking doesn't buy it. The guy was just trying to go *over there* but teknoviking says "no, you must go *over there* instead."
posted by hellphish at 1:13 PM on March 11, 2008

Oh, excuse me, Aramaic- I'm a little confused about the Technoviking thing.


Yeah, I guess, but the comments make it sound like he saw the guy off, when the most he really did was tell the guy to sit back down.
posted by nzero at 3:20 PM on March 11, 2008

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