Friday 9 December 2016

Wit and wisdom of Youtube

Published 29/10/2013 | 10:05

Gotye gets his teeth into ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Gotye gets his teeth into ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

It's one of the areas on the web you don't want your kids wandering into unsupervised, and the one area guaranteed to make your blood boil.

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Youtube comments are not for the faint-hearted or sensitive souls, but for every thousand stupid, offensive insults there's a witty remark worth reading.

Here then, are some of my favourites, collected through spending waaay too long on Youtube:

Clip: Gotye Somebody Tha I Use To Know'

Comment: 'His dentist is someone he used to know'

Clip: The original 'I Want To Break Free' video from Queen's Great Video Hits 2.

Comments: 'Roger is prettier than my girlfriend'

(And, by the same poster) 'Pls stop thumbs my comment, my girlfriend is really upset'

Clip: Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

Comment: 'I don't know why, it's just me, but listening to this, I somehow understand why Art Garfunkel drove Paul Simon crazy'

Clip: The Beatles 'Hey Jude'

Comments: 'Na, na na, na na na na'

(reply) 'No! its naaaaaaaaaa naaaaaa naa, na na na na, na na na naa'

Clip: Beyonce performing in the X Factor France final

Comment: 'My sister says she's ugly and doesn't sing good so I kicked her out of the house. She is six'

Clip: Imagine Dragons 'It's Time'

Comments: 'I came because I like dragons... this video has none'

(reply) 'You have to imagine them'

Clip: MC Hammer 'U Can't Touch This'

Comment: 'They really should play this in museums'

Clip: Justin Bieber

Comment: 'Dear JB haters. I owe my life to Justin. On March 9th 2009 I was in a coma for 6 months after a terrible car crash. One day my nurse turned the radio to Justin's song. So I got up and turned the radio off.'

Clip: Amy Winehouse 'Back To Black'

Comments: 'Love you Amy! Have a listen to my cover'

(reply) 'She's dead'

Clip: MacGyver Theme Song

Comment: 'I listen to this while building IKEA furniture'

Clip: Coldplay 'Paradise'

Comment (in a thread about the meaning of the lyrics): 'actually it's about a gambler whose life got ruined by a Pair of, Pair of, Pair of Dice'

Clip: Andrew Bird 'It's Not Easy Being Green' from the Muppets

Comment: 'Try being black'

Clip: Alexandra Burke in the final of X Factor.

Comments: 'She has the voice of an angle'

(reply) 'Really how many degrees?'

And last, but not least....

Clip: Apple store robbed in 30 seconds.

Comment: 'If you watch an apple store get robbed, does that make you an iWitness?'

Gorey Guardian

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