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Yeah, that’s about right.

The Perfessor

No, seriously, WTF?

My son (the Mini Perf) brought this Youtube vid to my attention.

Dylan’s (who’s 19) comment to me was “What is wrong with America? Or is it now morally permissible to allow 5 year olds to be strippers?”
YouTube link UPDATE: link fixed again

This is just wrong, on so many levels, especially when you consider that earlier this year that a comicbook collector was jailed for importing Manga (which was, in all probability, was far less offensive than this).

As a culture, we are so screwed it really isn’t even funny (especially when you consider that a) these kids are wearing less than Beyonce was when she originally recorded her version of the video, and b) this is just one of many found on YouTube).

The Perfessor

No more Hitler?

Yep, you read that right, There will be no more Hitler on YouTube, or, more specifically, there will be no more (over)use of the, Constantin Films,clip from Downfall. Apparently they simply don’t have the same sense of humor that the rest of us who have viewed (and reviewed) this clip with Hitler raging on everything from Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift, to Leno supplanting Conan (several of which we posted here).

Apparently the production company behind Downfall, Constantin Films, doesn’t like seeing their intellectual property taken over by the web. They’ve issued DMCA notices and had many of the Hitler Downfall Meme videos pulled from YouTube. Urlesque’s Nick Douglas explained this bummer of a situation in an interview with our sister site, PopEater.

However, even though Youtube has pulled them, other video sites have kept them up, most notably, Funny or Die.

I guess you just can keep a good Führer (clip) down, eh?

The Perfessor

The YouTube road to success (and plagiarism?)

OK, now that may sound a tad harsh, but this was my reaction when I learned that a producer from Uruguay who created and then uploaded a short film of his to YouTube in November of 2009 was offered a $30m (£18.6m) contract to make a Hollywood film.

Fede Alvarez’s short film “Ataque de Panico!” (Panic Attack!) featured giant robots invading and destroying Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

At first I was “wicked cool” but then I watch the five minute clip clip, and thought, “Wow! Have I already seen this film!” Well, you watch it, and then I’ll continue:

So, here’s what I got out of this. A film producer from Uruguay rips off the plot from War of the Worlds, changes the slow-moving tripods to slow-moving robots, throws in the fighting airships from Independence Day, spices it a bit with a Spielbergain opening (with the little kid), gives it a downbeat, bummer ending, like the Dawn of the Dead films, and winds up with a $30 million contract?

While I’m happy for the guy and all, something clearly just isn’t right about all this, as it so clearly ripped off from several high-profile films.

The Perfessor

Can you match skills with the Joker and …

Can you match skills with the Joker and The Batman break dancing? Play by choosing either the Joker or the Batman from within the YouTube video. Then another video plays, and you hit the red button when the appropriate choice (of letters matching the dance moves) comes up.

Sound req’d for coolness of the 90s revisited…

YouTube link

It is Sara Palin Week!

Well, not only was Governor Palin lampooned on SNL once again by Tina Fey, but this time with her own words. Seriously, you have to follow the above link to get to the Youtube video (for some reason it didn’t allow for embedding). The full clip can be seen here on NBC/Saturdaynight live’s site.

What really makes this work is the fact that the real news media is yucking it up over the SNL sketch. Here is Wolf Blitzer weighing in on the clip:

Still, even SNL can’t hold a candle to what the rank and file of the Blogisphere is doing to this national joke. Think I’m kidding? then just take a gander at this very funny (if a tad scatological) YouTube video that my darling wife turned me on to juat last night.

It is a real hoot!

This stuff just gets better and better.

The Perfessor