14 Sep

I don’t spend very much time on YouTube. Sometimes, my nephews get me to look at funny videos, but that’s for their amusement more than mine. However, I started playing around with it the other night and quickly realized why I have avoided it. YouTube is like following Alice down the rabbit hole. It’s like Hotel California where you can check out but never leave. Each video takes you into a maze of other ones until you can’t remember how it all began.

After several hours, I escaped when my iPad began to run out of battery. I tried to sleep, but the videos replayed through my mind. That’s when I had a blogging idea. I would search the first thing that came to my mind then choose the seventh video on the list. When that video was over, I would choose the seventh video in the list of videos that pop up on the side and see where this YouTubing adventure would take me.

So, here we go. Oh, I know this would be a better experiment if Surrounded by Imbeciles had video capability. Other cool blogs have it, but this site really isn’t that cool.

Hopefully, the site is cooler than this shirt.

Ok, the first thing that pops into my mind – The Eagles. I guess the Hotel California thing inspired me. The seventh video is….Hotel California with lyrics. Shocking, I know. What are “colitas” anyway?

I googled colitas, and this picture came up along with lots of photos of naked Latino women.

Now, on with the show. The seventh sidebar video is Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger with lyrics. There are no images of Rocky, Apollo or Clubber. It’s just a black screen with white letters.

To make up for that omission, here are the three boxing legends.

Going from tough guys to a not so tough guy, we have Michael Jackson and Beat It with lyrics. I’ve always wondered what he was beating exactly.

Hey kid, beat it!

Caught in a Michael Jackson loop, we get the disco era version and Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough. Man, the lyrics really take on a different meaning when you read them.

From here, we go to Hopsin and something called Ill Mind of Hopsin 5. He’s a rapper, and he’s pretty good.

The Man. The Myth. The Hopsin.

Alright, up pops one of my favorites, Eminem. Except, he isn’t rapping. It’s a comedy skit called Eminem Goes Back to High School.

The Oral Presentation

The next video is pretty funny. It’s called White Boy Drops Sick Beat. You have to watch this one.

From here, we get Top 10 Worst Infomercials. I didn’t watch it all, but it starts by showing the advantages of having a Tiddy Bear. Watch, and you will see.

And the Tiddy Bear said, “Hmmph. Urgggh. Mmamm.”

I’ll be honest. I don’t think I can top the Tiddy Bear, so I will just stop there. To recap, we went from Hotel California to Eye of the Tiger to Beat It to Don’t Stop Till you Get Enough to Hopsin to a scholastic Eminem to a white kid beatbox to the Tiddy Bear. Was the YouTubing experiment a success? I don’t know, but it ran my battery down again.

9 Responses to “YouTubing”

  1. sj September 14, 2012 at 03:44 #

    I can teach you how to add videos if you want. I’ll make you a video and DM you or something. 😉

    • surroundedbyimbeciles September 14, 2012 at 03:48 #

      Ok. That’ll be cool. I need to put some ecclectic stuff on here like sj and other cool bloggers.

      • sj September 14, 2012 at 03:50 #


  2. javaj240 September 14, 2012 at 05:52 #

    I love this! It kind of reminds me of ” Six Degrees of (Kevin) Bacon. I can actually imagine something called “Six Degrees of Tiddy Bear”, although the film that will inevitably follow the phenomena of this game will certainly not star Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, or Will Smith (Yes. I know that “Six Degrees of Separation” predates the similarly named game, but would it kill you to play along?). LOL!

    • surroundedbyimbeciles September 14, 2012 at 14:02 #

      Ha. That’s great. I never thought I would start out with Hotel California and end up with a little bear smothering in a woman’s cleavage. See what the Internet has done to civilization.

  3. paintlater September 14, 2012 at 07:27 #

    I like that tiddy bear! I would order one but I might end up with another Hotel California album.

    • surroundedbyimbeciles September 14, 2012 at 14:03 #

      Some people used to think that Hotel California was about devil worship. I can find no better proof than its connection to an over-sexed toy bear.

  4. Smaktakula September 16, 2012 at 01:25 #

    I don’t think I’ve seen any of those. I’ll definitely have to check out the infomercials.

    I have to be careful though, seriously. I am very easily distracted (VERY EASILY), and because I am self-employed, this is a very serious weakness if not kept in check. I have to be rather regimented with my “free” internet use.

    • surroundedbyimbeciles September 16, 2012 at 05:27 #

      The infomercials were awesome. I can’t believe those are real products. Buy some a let me know how they work.

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