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Thursday 18 September 2014

Wit and wisdom of Youtube

Published 29/10/2013 | 11:44

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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. 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.

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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?'

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