Your Ridiculously Huge YouTube Roundup

October 20th, 2006 by Alex

Why just come with a single Friday video…when I can bring you an entire huge round-up?

Strap in, kiddies — we’re in for a crazy ride. Of viral videos.

Okay, so it probably won’t be that crazy. But at the very least, some of the people mentioned will be: Like Michelle Malkin, the right-wing blogger/Fox News contributor whose latest nutty crusade is against YouTube, which for some reason calls her white supremacist hate speech… what it is. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

It’s funny — I used to think conservatives believed in that whole free enterprise, laissez-faire capitalism will save the world thing. But apparently YouTube should be forced to carry Malkin’s videos, and anything else shows that they’re just liberal Muslim running-dog lackeys… or something. Conservative media watchdog Newsbusters gets in on the action as well.

Okay, I’ll get down off my soapbox now, I promise.

Bad news for YouTube — in the wake of its sale to Google (a sale that, need I remind you, I was right about. Not to rub it in or anything) not one, but two, Web sites have come up with YouTube video retrospectives. And, as we all know, once you’ve got a greatest hits album, you’re pretty much done.

First up is one done by Slate, which deviously puts a bunch of videos into its own Java pop-up, preventing a modern type person from embedding it. That’s fine, they don’t get the full amount of SMITH love — just a link.

Winning the embedding contest this week, then, is the Idolator blog, which declares YouTube dead, and presents us with this truly awesome video eulogy.

It’s really sad when they go so young.

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