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Aaaaargh!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on January 16, 2006

Too many mailing list emails today contain links to video memes that have been around the block far too many times. They also have one more thing in common – they all point to videos that are stored on Google Video.

“Google Video: making it easier, and quicker, to annoy the entire world.”

I guess we have one thing to be glad about: that damn crazy frog appeared before Google’s video tools…

No more, I beg of you! Please…

(People emailing links to David Hasslehof singing “Hooked On A Feeling”, I’m looking at you. Yes, you.)

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  1. quercus said,

    Oh, the polar bear clip was pretty good.

  2. stevegreen said,

    Well, at least the clip I pointed out carried my personal opinion that it wasn’t the chucklefest chunks of America seem to think it is.

  3. sbisson said,

    Oh, I wasn’t thinking of LJ links at all – that’s what blogging is for.

    The wrong place is in the middle of a technology or a business mailing list, which is where it turned up five bloody times this morning.

  4. megadog said,

    At least nowadays people just email the URLs of these things. Which is somewhat less-stressful on the infrastructure than having 12,000 staff of a company distributed across 30 sites all emailing the stupid videos to everyone’s address-book and all known internal circulation-lists as an *atachment*.

    [The famed “exploding whale” video was responsible for comprehensively wedging the entire email infrastructure of one of my clients for nearly a day.]


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