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Video Smogesboard: Because Fridays!

So because I really am in an uncommonly cranky mood this week. (Yes, more than usual!) I dug back into our archives for some classic video clips. These aren’t the award-winning Red 5 and Chad Vader stuff that everyone remembers, just some funny bits that maybe ran rampant on the internets a few years back and forgotten. A couple more beneath the cut. Continue reading

That’s telekiniesis, Kyle!

Well, the ‘professional’ Coldplay vid got the attention of cool kid blog Sterogum, so I suppose it’s not too surprising that Gawker sib Idolator did a fanvid post. Star Wars is the only genre fandom featured – an uninspired but mildly amusing ‘Yoda’ vid.

I haven’t linked to many fanvids – honestly, it’s kind of a dry well unless you’re really into Evanescence. However, I did find a vid of Tenacious D’s ‘Wonderboy’ today that made me giggle.

To all the vids I’ve linked before…


Youtube: Is the party over?

The site took down nearly 30,000 files after complaints from a Japanese entertainment group.

Lucasfilm has taken a stand against the removal of fan videos from Youtube in the recent past, but in the end the choice is really up to Youtube – or Google, who’s now holding the purse strings. Pressure from entertainment organizations could easily ruin the fun for everyone, even when the copyright holder doesn’t object. Or have an official deal in place with Youtube/Google… which may be unlikely for LFL, as they already have an existing deal with Atom Films. (Although… Who knows? I don’t know what LFL’s contracts say.)

I suppose it was only a matter of time, damn my optimism. On the other hand, would Google really buy Youtube just to let it go the way of Napster…?