Take and drown in the information noise – how to do it with the help of videos no one needs

There are enough videos on YouTube that were recorded for no particular purpose: footage from vacations, meetings with family, or some other events in life. Many of them look as if they were put on public display by accident. We already told about resources accumulating such content, and decided to find similar communities in social networks. With their help, you can look at the world from an unusual angle, even if the content of the videos seems absurd to you.

Photo: Joshua Coleman.  Source: Unsplash.com
Photo: Joshua Coleman. Source: Unsplash.com

r / DeepIntoYouTube

It – reddit community, whose members are exploring the dark corners of YouTube in search of videos that, for one reason or another, “did not shoot.” Video recordings forgotten by people and algorithms constantly get into the tape: covers from little-known musicians, all kinds of deepfakes and even playful report about building materials from which the city fence is made.

One of the redditors posted a link on the video fourteen years agodedicated to someone’s pet hamster. Since then, it has been watched only 700 times, but the situation has changed – the video has gained several thousand views in less than a month.

The community also found a place for author blogs – here channel with dishwashing time-lapses. It is difficult to imagine that such content could be of interest to someone, except that Bill Gates himself will be cleaning the dishes in the video, who, by the way, “does it every evening“.

There is even a manual how to draw a bird in Photoshop, although its duration is barely more than five minutes. We can say that this is a kind of embodiment of the meme with the drawing of an owl, where instead of circles and ovals, the author uses special masks.

Sometimes, videos of scary content appear in the thread – like a clip in which captured not quite a successful jump of a man from the roof of a garage.

Interdimensional Cable Box

In the animated series Rike and Morty, the protagonists watch Interdimensional TV. They have a special set-top box for tuning TV channels from parallel universes. Interdimensional Cable Box is a kind of implementation of this technology.

Photo: Nick Fewings.  Source: Unsplash.com
Photo: Nick Fewings. Source: Unsplash.com

The player plays videos from the thread on Reddit – r / InterdimensionalCable – where the weirdest and most psychedelic videos from YouTube are published. The thematic range of materials is quite diverse. Is as entertaining – for example, one of the most absurd mustard advertisements or Music clipwhere bulldozer drivers rap, and unexpectedly informative – oh production of chocolate caramels

However, most of the materials are extremely conceptual videos, the meaning of which, probably, remains a mystery to the authors themselves – here Geralt of Rivia, a character in The Witcher, looks at the roof of the hut where the horse is standing. Music plays in the background, and at the end of the video there is only one phrase: “Roach” (translated as Roach, that’s the name of the animal).

Interestingly, the source code for the “interdimensional player” is in the public domain. Those interested can rate it on github

The meaning of many videos on the resources presented in the collection is very mysterious. Frankly, they do not pursue any goal, but even this approach resonates in the soul of the viewer, and whole communities are formed around the absurd content. What strange and unusual videos have you found? Let us know in the comments.

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