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Everyone knows the story of how YouTube became the behemouth goto place on the web (like where Justin Bieber got discovered) but if not, no biggie–this post is not the place that’s gonna go into detail about that. Here, we’re going to try an experiment and have you link/click your way through a story made up of the legions of videos on YouTube.
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Here it goes…
(don’t forget to click on the green (blue for iPad) video links)


It was a dark and stormy night. I’d just had some ice cream and cake and was about to go to sleep when I saw three little birds looking in through the mirror so we packed up and flew to the moon.

There, we saw a tree with lollipops/lollipops and BlackBerries dripping down its branches. Yeah, we were all over the moon and in heaven for sure. But just as we went to pluck some pops, a bunch of what looked like bubbles oozed up from the ground and then like popcorn, started popping all over all around us.

And guess what popped out of those bubbles. They were…

Stay tuned for new episodes of-once upon a time in YouTube.” If you know of any cool YouTube videos that might go with the flow of the story or that moves the story in other directions, just comment with a link and tell me about how/where you think your YouTube video ought to go.

I’m shooting for nothing over a PG rating which brings me to a disclaimer: 1) while I’m trying to restrict the vids to those from YouTube, I’m realizing that some of the links don’t work on iPads for which I will try to find a way to resolve so sorry until then; 2) everything but the last video fits in this PG rating category but once in a while, something’ll slip through although usually not heavily emphasized.

For more information about the links, click on the “Links 04” tab on the navigation bar. I tried adding “footnotes” in the text but it was too distracting; it’s easy to figure what goes with what anyway. If a link goes bad, please send me a note, via the comment box below.


[1]DARK AND STORMY NIGHT Trailer: 2009 independent film
[2]Frankie Muniz dancing to Buckwheat Boys’ “Ice-Cream And Cake”
[3]Sleeping Dogs – Story Trailer (UK)
[3]Lupe Fiasco – Go to Sleep
[4]Playing For Change – Three Little Birds
[5]Through a Mirror Darkly: Steve Bogaerts cave diving
[6]Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
[7]Julie London – Fly Me To The Moon (1964)
[8]How to Draw Trees
[9a]spoof of Immortal singing Lesley Gore’s “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” – Uploaded by Noor Whayeb
[9b]Street Artist Makes Caramel Dragon Lollipop – Uploaded by NEWSofNOW
[10]My Blackberry Is Not Working! – The One Ronnie, Preview
[11]Three Branches Rap – Smart Songs
[12]Cher Lloyd – Over The Moon
[13]Emeli Sandé – Heaven
[14]Roufaida & Pluck – Chapter Closed (Live)
[15]”POP IT” by Fire Rave [Dance Skool]
[16]Bubbling Springs Nature Preserve, uploaded by LTConservancy
[17]Chakra Clearing Meditation: Music & Video Production by Eliud
[18]Popping Popcorn in super Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys
[19]Funky Lia Popping in Seoul South Korea | R16 Finals | YAK FILMS | Onra Music
[20]Justin Bieber – All Around The World (Live at Summertime Ball 2012)
[21]Guess – Something’s different about me… | Written by Danny Jolles; Directed and Edited by David Sidorov; Starring Danny Jolles and Ilana Glazer
[22]Longest Time to Keep the Eyes Popped out of socket – if anyone knows more on this, gimme a holler
[23]Giant soap bubbles – Bulles de savon géantes uploaded by toubaboo

00 – introduction
01 – pick your ePoison
02 – plug in or be obsolete
03 – eJunk in the trunk
04.1 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 1: IN THE BEGINNING
04.2 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 2: STRANGE MISSILES
04.3 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 3: HUNGER
04.4a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4a: ANOTHER DIMENSION
04.4b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 4b: SPOTTED!
04.5a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
04.5b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 5b: SEE WHAT I SEE?
04.6a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6a: DARKNESS
04.6b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 6b: LIFE AND DEATH
04.7a – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7a: LIFE IS SUFFERING
04.7b – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 7b: FREE WILL
04.8 – once upon a time in YouTube/episode 8: LAY IT ALL OUT/FINALE
05 – kDrama: Arang and the Magistrate/Reply 1997/The Great Doctor
06 – jDorama: Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
07 – the evil that lurks behind the web curtain
08 – back to the future: The King of Dramas 드라마의 제왕
09 – of turkey and vampires: Let the Right One In vs Twilight