Who says there is no good content on Youtube?

Please be warned that this video requires a sense of humor!
 

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4 Responses to Who says there is no good content on Youtube?

  1. Brian says:

    This is a pretty straight parody of the Canadian government nature series “Hinterland Who’s Who” — which was what kids of my generation had to watch on Saturday mornings instead of cartoons. (Except for Spider-Man, which I recently found out only got through because it was produced in Toronto – http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/01/the_music_every.html )… Man, was my ten year-old self happy when cable TV came to Saskatoon so I could start numbing my brain devoid of liberal regulatory interference.

    FYI, the back story on this video (though the second link will likely nab me to your spam filter):

    http://thetyee.ca/Life/2007/01/10/WoodSpider/

  2. Brian says:

    Hey — nice Northern Voice badge! This doesn’t mean you’re heading north in February does it?

    Oh yeah, this video was also inspired by some apparently legit research done some time ago (Spider Communication: Mechanisms and Ecological Significance): http://cannabis.net/weblife.html

    I feel like we really missed the golden age of science, when you could get a grant and a refereed publication by feeding hallucinogens to animals.

  3. Jim says:

    Brian,

    Want to hear something wild, I was down in Richmond this afternoon and I just happened to show some friends the Drug Spider video, and they got a big kick out it. When it was over they asked why the title “Hinterland Who’s Who” and why the Canadian postscript at the end. I had no answer, for this video came to me without a context. Lo and behold, Lamb saves the day with two unbelievablely informative and entertaining comments. In the end I am not sure what they liked more, the video or the fact that some nut up in Canada was able to accurately frame the context for them so beautifully and so immediately. Thanks, you reminded me of just how cool these spaces we inhabit really are.

    As for Northern Voices, the badge is a symbol of my individuality, and my belief… in personal freedom. Oh, sailor! More seriously though, the idea of seeing you, Darcy Norman, Cyprien Lomas and a whole host of other briliant folks I have yet to encounter, talking about teaching and learning with technology for two days is all too exciting. I am fresh out of developmental funds from UMW so my wife and I are currently talking about the outside chance that I shoot up there for a lesson in old skool edutech canadian style. Nonetheless, I am not sure I can sell enough pints of blood in time to cover the ticket.

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