On Facebook I can add my favourite TV shows to my profile but not my favourite YouTube videos. Expect that to change as Facebook work towards more granular demographic profiling. Luckily I have this blog, my own piece of real estate on the web. Here I can say and do pretty much whatever I want. And guess what, I’m able to communicate my preferences without Facebook knowing more about me.
I like, without clicking the Like button.
Here are my favourite YouTube videos.
Gotham City’s Ethnic Crime fighing duo Batleb and Robin saves – well almost – the police commissioner from The Penguin and his cronies. The Penguin: “Prepare to be devoured!” Batleb: “What, like the way your mangina has devoured your pants?!” Pure gold from the comic genius of Merrick and Rosso.
Psycho dog man
I’ve never seen a man channel an angry dog better than this dude. He’s scary. Originally interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw on A Current Affair he’s spurned a bunch of clever parody videos.
Cow Sense – cutting horse
I grew up on the back of a horse working sheep and cattle. Feeling a horse come alive cutting a cow out of herd is an amazing experience. There’s a sense of being at one with the horse that is hard to describe. They “know” what the cow’s going to do next through an innate cow sense. But this video takes cow sense into the stratosphere. Watch and be amazed.
Battle at Kruger
Viewed over 58.5 million times it’s an epic battle that takes twists and turns right to the very end. Staggering what happens in the wild and staggering this was all caught in one take with amateur video equipment. If you only watch one video on YouTube make it this one.
The Machine is Us/ing Us
A great explanation of Web 2.0 and social media by Michael Wesch. It got me thinking about the possibilities that come from separating form and content.
They’re my top 5 YouTube videos. I’d love to know what yours are.