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So I’ve totally figured out how to drive the Chromecast, which means (among other things), any video I can find on YouTube I can share with Onkle B on the big screen.

We’ve done Ninja Kitty, Cats are Assholes, Cats versus Cucumbers, badger cubs, stoaty fun, happy snow leopards, the One Of Us scene from Freaks, the entire Thanksgiving episode of WKRP in Cincinnati (funny, but not p’raps the gut-buster I remembered), the puMAman theme…and I’m wearing the bastard down at last!

What are some of your favorite ‘tubes? No need to post links, just enough of a description that they turn up on a search. If I make him sit through just a few more choice hits, I feel sure we can turn him ‘Murican.

Good weekend, all!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 27, 2015, 11:42 pm

I was startled to see how many full movies are available on YouTube. I’m not sure how that works. Though a lot of them, you click the link and get told how to pay for a streaming service.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 27, 2015, 11:44 pm

Help me…..

H e l p m e

Comment from Some Honey Badger
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:09 am


Honey Badger don’t give a shit!

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:11 am

Try “popcorn kittens”. Guaranteed to cheer even the most dour curmudgeon. (ragtime music and kittens bouncing!) Or lead in with “elephant hula hoop” (it isn’t a hula hoop but the ellerphant is having WAY too much fun with it. I didn’t know they could grin. This one does.)

Just lie back and enjoy it, Uncle B. We will assimilate you…

Comment from m
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:13 am

Should show him some of the 60’s tv shows. has he seen any of them?

Comment from GlensterTX
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:32 am

Check out the “True Facts” series by zefrank1, if you haven’t already!:-)

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:40 am

Somehow I just feel that some Three Stooges will fill the bill nicely. If Uncle Bader doesn’t crack after watchin one, well there are plenty more where this one came from, nkuk, nkuk!!


I know you said no links but I just want to be sure he realizes that
There is no escape from American Cultural Influence so here’s a link to
Honey Badger Don’t Give A Shit

Uncle B : it’s cornydogs all the way down…, you’re doomed!

Comment from BJM
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:42 am

Funny enough I have the reverse DRM issues cuz I pretty much only watch Brit TV on YouTube or Acorn. I’m currently working my way through 20 seasons of Time Team.

I loveses Youtube. We run Roku boxes cuz they have a really strong wifi and a yuge selection of channels.

A lot of movies are uploaded in parts (click autoplay in your online Youtube and it will seamlessly advance segments/episodes).

Uploaders also are pretty cunning about disguising the titles to avoid the DRM bots. Searching for one of the main actors works too.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 28, 2015, 1:49 am

There’s a lot of stuff on YouTube that is out of copyright or is just not being sold by anyone.

For instance, “The Vicar of Dibley”, “To The Manor Born”, “Nero Wolfe Mysteries” (the Timothy Hutton series), “Nero Wolfe” (the William Conrad series from the 1980s).

And even if you are not into motor sports (I am not) this is riveting.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: November 28, 2015, 2:39 am

Goat Babies in Pajamas is one of my favourite YouTube videos :+)

I liked the Nero Wolfe series with Timothy Hutton…they should have kept going with that.

Comment from Dr. Heywood “Pink” Floyd
Time: November 28, 2015, 4:10 am

Bat Dad on Youtube. He went viral and got a round on the US morning talk shows. His later vids seem more scripted and contrived, but his early stuff had me rolling.

Basically a suburban Atlanta dad who wears a Batman mask and drives his wife and family crazy…

Comment from Mitchell
Time: November 28, 2015, 4:30 am

Short and sweet, I love this one: Use the Loofah.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: November 28, 2015, 5:11 am

League of STEAM. Really good if you’re into Steampunk.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: November 28, 2015, 5:13 am

Oh, and speaking of entire movies, Heavy Weather is available. Excellent adaptation of the novel, a must see if you like Wodehouse.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 28, 2015, 7:56 am

Try any of the reviews from Red Letter Media – the “Half In The Bag” series. The “American Ultra” review, any review of an Adam Sandler film (“Pixels” and “Jack & Jill”), the “Boyhood And Guardians Of The Galaxy” review.

But _absolutely_ watch the Mr. Plinkett’s “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” review. Brutal!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: November 28, 2015, 8:16 am

I think this is quite droll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 28, 2015, 12:21 pm

You guys are awesome! This’ll keep us busy for a while.

Last night, we watched The Last Wave, an old favorite of Uncle B’s (yeah, he gets his way some time). The movie was very good, but I was even more impressed with how smoothly the casting worked, and how clean the print was.

Keep ’em coming!

Comment from mojo
Time: November 28, 2015, 1:44 pm

Dr. Strangelove? Or any Kubrik, really. Lolita, with Sue Lyons.

Lots of good docos, too.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 28, 2015, 4:52 pm

I use this: http://mp4.ee/

I dl to computer and watch it there or transfer to a portable drive and plug it into my dvd player which then allows me to watch on my television.

There are full movies they try to get you to pay for on youtube but you can usually find a free copy.

I’ve watched a lot of old Alan Bates films, lately. Couldnt find a full version of An Englishman Abroad on youtube but just found it on Vimeo and I’m dling it now.

I watch a lot of the taped conferences on the cold war you can find, usually sponsored by the National Archives or the Woodrow Wilson (can I say that name?) Institute. There is always 1 or 2 hardcore commies in the audience. lol

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 28, 2015, 4:59 pm

I’m currently working my way through 20 seasons of Time Team.

Been there, done that. Wish they wd lose the drums, tho.

There’s also http://veehd.com/

Comment from mojo
Time: November 28, 2015, 5:28 pm

Here’s a suggestion:

John Carpenter’s unofficial “Apocalypse” trilogy
1 The Thing
2 Prince of Darkness
3 In the Mouth of Madness

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 28, 2015, 5:28 pm

Thanks for the link to mp4.ee Ric Fan – it works a treat!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 28, 2015, 6:13 pm

I was thoroughly enjoying A Englishman Abroad, especially when Coral Brown visits Burgess’ old tailors. But when she goes off on one b/c he will not sell to a traitor, that was too much. Anyway, still amusing:


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 28, 2015, 8:49 pm

Mess ye notte with Badgers… for sooner or layter they will gette ryvenge


Looks good on the big screen 🙂

Comment from pupster
Time: November 28, 2015, 9:42 pm

My Drunk Kitchen

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: November 28, 2015, 11:25 pm

Uncle Badger: That was fascinating! I can see why, by eliminating all that mantenance, that General Motors was able to kill steam with the F unit diesels. A steam engine that had just made a Chicago-Minneapolis run, shall we say, a 450 mile trip, required a team of 10 guys working for 5 hours to turn it around, servicing, making running repairs, coaling, watering, etc. An F unit required a 20 minute trip to the diesel pump, and it was ready to go again. 49.5 hours of labor saved, and the engine was ready to go after 20 minutes, rather than 5 hours. It wouldn’t take long, before you started needing to by fewer engines, saving even more money. Thanks for the link!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 29, 2015, 12:46 pm

Thank you cousin Scott (might have knowed you’d ‘get it’ – must be ‘a badger thing’).

And yes, I had the same thought – what a huge amount of really unpleasant work. Then again, I started to wonder to what extent you could get around a lot of that with modern materials and ideas. I reckon you could eliminate a great deal of it – but , sadly, you’d still end up with electric, which is the way we in the UK are finally going.

Comment from harbqll
Time: November 29, 2015, 1:14 pm

Llamas with hats. Brutal.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 29, 2015, 2:53 pm

That was fascinating Uncle B – thanks for posting it. My grandfather (born in 1901) was a fireman on an engine for a couple years around 1920. He taught me the fireman’s throw for shoveling coal, and so I was pleased to see that the British Fireman throws his coal the way I remember my grandfather teaching me. The back stays bent- you never straighten up. The shovel slides into the load with a push from the upper arms, but never forcefully push to load the shovel to the maximum. You take what you get on your shovel, because you are going to throw loads all day anyhow…eventually you’ll get it all. You pivot at the waist and flip the shovel load with your wrists, aiming the throw by the way you turn them.
Once you get the rhythm, you really can throw all day.

My grandfather had some interesting stories about those days. My favorite involved drinking “Rock n’ Rye”(Rye whiskey with rock sugar in it) on payday, and Mrs. Murphy’s boarding house. However, that’s a story for a rainy afternoon on another day.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 29, 2015, 3:35 pm

Hey Stoaty: Mind. Blown.

Comment from SpongeBobSaget
Time: November 29, 2015, 5:07 pm

An epilepsy test:


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 29, 2015, 8:18 pm

Thanks, Some Veg – that was very interesting.

There’s another video on YouTube tracing the creation of a locomotive from a bar of steel to the final stage. Underneath it someone has commented along the lines of ‘great men making great things’ – which just about sums it up for me.

We have sacrificed a lot for our ‘progress’, though I wouldn’t have fared very well in that world.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 29, 2015, 8:20 pm

Incidentally, Her Stoatliness found what was possibly the worst B&W ‘horror’ movie ever made and we sat through that last night.

Where would we be without alcohol?

Comment from Stephen Falken
Time: November 29, 2015, 10:38 pm

Now that I have a smart TV my cat can watch “videos for cats” when I go to work. They have birds and squirrels and such. I don’t know if he watches the videos but the background noise of birds chirping probably makes him happier.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 30, 2015, 5:58 am

“Incidentally, Her Stoatliness found what was possibly the worst B&W ‘horror’ movie ever made…”

C’mon, Uncle B, you can’t throw that out there and not tell us which of the “worst ever” it was! I gotta know!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 30, 2015, 10:22 am

I believe The Weasel may have been sober enough to remember the title. I’m sure she will put us out of our misery later 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 30, 2015, 2:33 pm

No, no…it wasn’t “fun bad” it was “stupid bad.” One of the early talkies, more like dinner theater than movie.

Comment from iamfelix
Time: November 30, 2015, 3:48 pm

Watched over the weekend: “Hangover Square,” “The Lodger” and “I Wake Up Screaming,” all starring Laird Cregar. Don’t know how YouTube versions will translate to a real telly, as I watched them on my phone (have no TV, because poor). Also watched Hitchcock’s “Notorious.”

Comment from mojo
Time: November 30, 2015, 4:54 pm

You guys might want to run a scan, there’s a software injector sitting behind at least one of the pop-unders at that MP4 ripper site.

And don’t hit any buttons that say “ok”, ok?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 30, 2015, 10:43 pm

Malwarebytes isn’t picking up anything.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 1, 2015, 9:43 am

Laird Cregar – what a name. Looked him up in wiki and remember him in “This Gun For Hire.” Strange story about his lover, David Bacon, getting murdered.

Notorious is one of my favorite films. Rented a dvd with commentary by some feminist prof who went on and on about Cary Grant violently forcing himself on Ingrid while overlooking Sugar Loaf. Sure looked like she enjoyed it to me. lol

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: December 1, 2015, 4:04 pm

Holmes And Yoyo

Comment from Monty James
Time: December 4, 2015, 1:26 am

BBC ‘The Great War’ username Sceptic Isle. Search for WW2 training films for good stuff, there’s a account called “Airboyd” with lots of cool training films.

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