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January 22, 2005

The Funniest Thing There Is

This is probably the funniest thing I've seen in five years. It's also quite alarming.

I'm not going to say anything about it, so you can experience it with no preconceptions. Windows Media Player plug-in is required.


UPDATE: mk in comments points out that you can also copy this link and paste it directly into Windows Media Player. I recommend this -- then you can watch it at 200% for all the graphic detail.

Posted at January 22, 2005 06:08 AM | TrackBack

I'm already cursing you and I haven't even seen it. I don't let Windows software on my machine.

Posted by: Harry at January 22, 2005 08:05 AM


omg... funny shit... I think I peed a little.

Posted by: Solidarious at January 22, 2005 02:05 PM

I'm with Harry!!!!

Posted by: Jim Shanahan at January 22, 2005 02:53 PM

The latest WMV is designed to be incompatible with any OS but Windows. Even if you put their dubious software on your box, the versions allegedly compatible with what you're running, you can't view it. There are standards that anyone can use, some proprietary, but able to be licensed for a reasonable price, others open source; they are compatible with every box on the planet.

The owners of Windows "intellectual property" want to own creative people and own their audience. They want every last little thing to be proprietary, and with the stupidest possible licensing agreement. If they can wring a penny out of chipmunk, they feel it's a sin to pass up the opportunity. If there are children who can be sued, it's criminal not to haul them into court.

Posted by: Harry at January 22, 2005 05:05 PM

So, my dutiful and patient staring at the "play" arrow while I imagine some data transfer over dialup is for naught? I was sure something was loading; I know I've used WMV successfully before…
And here I've even taken underwear precautions.

Posted by: mk at January 22, 2005 06:22 PM

Well, after persistence and a little ingenuity, I managed to watch all 4 minutes of this little project. And was it well worth the effort!
No thanks to that nasty - and probably swarthy - Harry who maligns the good and honorable Bill Gates and his AIDS-fighting underlings. After all, "wretched greed and a compulsive need to control and bully" are entirely wholesome American practices. Otherwise, they would not be acting "with us" but with "with the terrorists".
p.s. It helped me to cut-and-paste directly into the standalone WMV player. -mk

Posted by: mk at January 23, 2005 10:07 AM

I hate you for your Gates-given freedoms, mk.

Posted by: Harry at January 23, 2005 11:55 AM