Excel Hell
March 24, 2009 12:01 PM   Subscribe

Remember that time you were asked about the coolest thing you ever saw on the internet and all that came to mind was (previously mentioned) The Website is Down? Well it appears there was a part2 released. I cannot be the only one happy to see this.

I always have to watch these a few times to catch everything.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents (32 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
If he would've just highlighted the entire row, right-click would have worked.
posted by mullacc at 12:10 PM on March 24, 2009


I cannot be the only one happy to see this

Yes you can.
posted by dersins at 12:11 PM on March 24, 2009


Shit. Sorry. That was totally dickish of me. Retracted.
posted by dersins at 12:18 PM on March 24, 2009


If he would've just highlighted the entire row, right-click would have worked.

You missed the part where one of his clicks infected his excel.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 12:25 PM on March 24, 2009


This is not what Metafilter is for. You can't put funny shit that you think is Best Of The Web on here.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 12:32 PM on March 24, 2009


And I missed where he was in power point the whole time.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 12:32 PM on March 24, 2009


ha, thanks! i thought part 1 was hilarious when i first saw it. hollering to the op in the machine room over the roar of the massive AC system, totally cracked me up.
posted by capnsue at 12:36 PM on March 24, 2009


Love the ads. No need to quit, learn to smoke the healthy way!
posted by kaspen at 12:45 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


You missed the part where one of his clicks infected his excel.

and the part where it wasn't excel, but power point?
posted by klanawa at 12:46 PM on March 24, 2009


oops.
posted by klanawa at 12:46 PM on March 24, 2009


I was watching this and laughing out loud when our main IT guy (a connoisseur of NOFX tshirts and action figures) came in and surprised me and I clicked it closed and stammered out a request for webconference hookup using skype rather than Elluminate and he sighed and the whole thing was way too metasomething so I fired him.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:47 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


i had never seen either of those. fucking hysterical.
posted by shmegegge at 12:49 PM on March 24, 2009


Too funny.

I love the little touches in these videos- like in the first video the tech guy is playing Halo, where in the second video the sales guy is playing Wolfenstein 3D.

I also laughed pretty hard at the e-mail subject lines.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:56 PM on March 24, 2009


The attention to detail in both of these videos is just outstanding. I can watch them over and over, and still find something I missed. For instance, in this video, they're talking at 7:25:

Sales guy: "I know how not to click on a popup, of course, unless it's asking me to save it, apparently."
Support guy: "Well, that was a dialog box from the system."
Sales guy: "OK, well, it popped up just like the other popups."

And later at 8:11, up pops a dialog with the message "Install MILF on MILF action?" and the title of the window is "Dialog Box from the System".
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 1:10 PM on March 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh man I love the Unix game on there. Hint: preview.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:12 PM on March 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Everytime I call you you're eating."
posted by The Whelk at 1:21 PM on March 24, 2009


Too much good stuff to mention but the Excel/Power Point is really really hilarious.
posted by therubettes at 1:32 PM on March 24, 2009


augh!! under unix, cd to apple, and then run karateka. holy shit, THE CLICKING OF THE FLOPPY DRIVE! i cannot begin to tell you how happy that sound makes me..
posted by capnsue at 1:49 PM on March 24, 2009


This thing hurts my heart.

I had a user call the other night and tell me that the system was slow.
'How slow?' I said.
'It's affecting everyone,' she says.
'How slow?'
'In my experience, this is due to an error in the configuration file for our farm. Have they started reimaging yet?'
'I need to know how slow?' I said.
'Uh, I don't know. I'll check.'
Forty minutes later I have to call her, because she hasn't called me back.
'Is it still slow?'
'Oh, no, the one girl who reported it has went home so we don't know if there's a problem.'
At that point I stabbed a pen deep into the heart of one of those damn squishy tension things and cursed the world.
posted by winna at 1:53 PM on March 24, 2009


I think my favorite email title was "Your responsibilities as a FATHER CHIP"
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 2:12 PM on March 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


I loved that he was in Powerpoint the whole time and denied it to Web Guy. Also, where he said, "No I never click on attachments in email, you know me...."
posted by Lynsey at 2:28 PM on March 24, 2009


it's so awesome!
posted by couchpotatorevolution at 3:37 PM on March 24, 2009


I approve. These are all about the detail.
posted by Happy Dave at 4:23 PM on March 24, 2009


Nice to see chip plugging away on those desktop icons
Which is all explained in part one.
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 4:49 PM on March 24, 2009


I can't stand the sped up voice.
posted by Brainy at 4:53 PM on March 24, 2009


If you liked these, you'll also no doubt enjoy You Suck At Photoshop, which is a similar concept but from the conceit of a Design guy, not a Web guy. Also full of subtle touches like funny subject lines in his in-box, many obnoxious Skype interruptions, and on and on. Posted in the blue before but always worth another.

Also has the bonus of being ten-ish episodes long, rather than just two!
posted by ChasFile at 5:48 PM on March 24, 2009


I rolled at the one spam pop up that is an ad for his own company's software "Skip Intro Pro" at 3 mins in.
posted by figment of my conation at 8:00 PM on March 24, 2009


I can't stand the sped up voice.

I agree - they're both slightly funny, but there's way too much "OMG I SPED UP MY VOICE AND ITS FUNNY AS HELL!" going on for me to really enjoy them.
posted by mmoncur at 10:32 PM on March 24, 2009


You guys must hate South Park, then, right?
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 11:10 PM on March 24, 2009


The problem with the sped-up voices is that they're almost indistinguishable. This video got a lot funnier for me once I figured out who was who.
posted by bicyclefish at 7:09 AM on March 25, 2009


I'd love to get a better idea of the Making Of for these things. The methodology must be extremely time-consuming to set up, unless it's all done in an external film editor - but it really looks like they're using the systems live.
posted by odinsdream at 7:20 AM on March 25, 2009


Yes, yes I do.
posted by mmoncur at 3:49 AM on March 27, 2009


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