August 2012


The continuation of a story told through YouTube videos…
(click on the green or blue (for iPads) video links)

. . .

RECAP from previous Episode 4b:
S/he/it was going full speed at me and before I could duck


. . .
Episode 5a: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

…I was down. Dunno what hit me (I mean how is it that s/he/it could be like a missile?!) but there I was on the ground, only feeling pain, pain, pain. I couldn’t think of anything but the pain. I couldn’t think of trying to get away, figure out what’s going on, what to do, even seeing where the pain came from. I screwed my eyes shut, as if that would save me from harm.


Episode 5a version for iPads and possibly other mobile devices:
(alternate video links for mobile devices are in blue)

…I was down. Dunno what hit me (I mean how is it that s/he/it could be like a missile?!) but there I was on the ground, only feeling pain, pain, pain. I couldn’t think of anything but the pain. I couldn’t think of trying to get away, figure out what’s going on, what to do, even seeing where the pain came from. I screwed my eyes shut, as if that would save me from harm.

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[1]down/Fashawn “Down That Road” Feat Sam Hook – Uploaded by fashawntv: Santiago Leyva, better known as Fashawn or Fash is an American rapper from Fresno, California, who at 17, was invited to leave school and go on the road with underground hip hop MC, Planet Asia; Sam Hook is a singer/songwriter from NY (now living in L.A., working with such talents as Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, Letoya Luckett, Cody Simpson, Diggy Simmons, Mary J. Blige, Fashawn, Plies, Paypa, French Montana, J. Holiday)
[2]hit/NHL’s Hardest Hockey Hits! Uploaded by JAYDEGARROW: The National Hockey League was organized on November 26, 1917, in Montreal, Canada, after the suspension of its predecessor organization, the National Hockey Association (NHA) in order to get rid of an unwanted owner, Edward J. Livingstone
[3a]mean/Mean Kitty vs Himself – Uploaded by smpfilms: “Simple Minded People” films/videos are the brainchild of Cory Williams, an actor, stuntman, writer and director who has worked in pretty much every form of entertainment except porn
[3b]mean/The Mean(er) Kitty Song – Uploaded by stevecash83: Steve Cash (originally from Oakland, CA but now in Boise, ID) is a computer geek, a musician, an illusionist and an animal lover, but most of all, he dreams of becoming a professional entertainer
[4]it/ The Key of Awesome! : Eat It Don’t Tweet It by American Hipster + Key of Awesome – Published by barelypolitical; The Key of Awesome is created by Ben Relles and Mark Douglas, a musical comedy show featured on the Barely Political channel
[5]missile/Abdul Kalam, Missile Man: Learn English – Story for Children “BookBox.com” – Uploaded by bookboxinc; BookBox is a web-based jukebox of digital books in over 30 languages, that synchronizes text, audio, and visual to create an educational and entertaining reading experience for children and adults
[6]on the ground/ On the Ground : with Nicholas D. Kristof – A Dirty Job, Uploaded by NicholasKristof; On the Ground is a video blog by New York Times journalist, Nicholas Kristof, emphasizing human rights abuses and social injustices
[7]pain/X JAPAN – ROSE OF PAIN -PART2- ( X With Orchestra 1991.12.08 ), Uploaded by masamune631204: X Japan is a Japanese metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by Toshi and Yoshiki originally named X (エックス), starting out mainly as a power/speed metal band, but later gravitated towards a progressive sound with an emphasis on ballads (Note: video is the second part of the whole song; the first part gets off to a slow start which made me think folks who are hearing it for the first time might not listen to the whole song and miss out on the riffs that really make it for me)
[8]pain/Ellen Talks About Her Chest Pain – Uploaded by TheEllenShow: Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress instrumental for paving the way for public acknowledgement of LGBT issues
[9]pain/Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes? Uploaded by gpaccess – GP access after hours provides a comprehensive system of after hours primary medical care for patients of Australia’s New South Wales, Hunter urban region including five GP clinics of Maitland Hospital, Belmont Hospital, John Hunter Hospital, Toronto Polyclinic, Newcastle Community Health Centre
[10a]think/Flight of the Conchords Ep 3 Think About it – Uploaded by r8dkid: Flight of the Conchords are a New Zealand-based comedy duo composed of Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie and Emmy nominated Jemaine Clement; the duo’s comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series, which premiered in 2007 on HBO, also called Flight of the Conchords
[10b]think/Flight Of The Conchords Season 2 Ep6 think about the epileptic dogs’ [ in HD ] – Uploaded by allergictoshelfis
[11]pain/2Pac – PAIN: Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971 – 1996), aka 2Pac, named by Rolling Stone Magazine the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time, was an American rapper and actor who sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world; the themes of most of Tupac’s songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry
[12]think/What Do You Think of Me Now? Published by JWBeato (JW Beatovich)
[13a]get away/bobby brown – get away, Uploaded by newjacktommy: Robert Barisford “Bobby” Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, and dancer who started his career as one of the frontmen of the pop group New Edition, later embarking on a solo career wracking up a string of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1992, and recieving a Grammy Award; Brown was most noted in recent years as the ex-husband of the late pop singer Whitney Houston whose decline was in part blamed on Brown’s drug use
[13b]get away/GET AWAY FROM ME BABY!!!! – Uploaded by MrHarris5406
[14a]what’s going on/Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On, Uploaded by cctaximan: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (1939 – 1984), aka Marvin Gaye was an acclaimed American three-octave vocal range singer, songwriter and musician who was shot dead by his father on April 1, 1984, after a violent argument; Gaye achieved major success in the 1960s and 1970s as an artist for the Motown label, ranked at number 6 on American music magazine Rolling Stone’s list of the Greatest Singers of All Time, number 18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, number 20 on VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
[14b]what’s going on/Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On + What’s Happening Brother, Uploaded by ClassicSoulRadio: “What’s Going On” is the eleventh studio album by Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971; the first album credited as produced solely by the artist himself; the album is told from the point of view of a Vietnam War veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing nothing but injustice, suffering and hatred featuring introspective lyrics and socially-conscious themes about drug abuse, poverty, and the Vietnam War; in worldwide critics’, artists’ and public surveys, the album has been voted one of the landmark recordings in pop music history and is considered to be one of the greatest albums ever made, ranking number 6 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (“What’s Happening Brother” is the song on the album that follows “What’s Going On”)
[15]what/Previously on Lost : What? Uploaded by chriszabriskie: Chris Zabriskie is a composer and musician living and working in Orlando, Florida; he explores melodic minimalism, cinematic soundscapes, vintage synthesizers, unknowable tones, and aural texture and has eight albums available for free download (via a Creative Commons Attribution license); Lost is a critically acclaimed and award winning American sci-fi/drama series that follows the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean
[16]seeing/Try The McGurk Effect! – Horizon: Is Seeing Believing? – BBC Two: The McGurk effect is a perceptual phenomenon that demonstrates an interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception where an illusion occurs when the auditory component of one sound is paired with the visual component of another sound, leading to the perception of a third sound (if you don’t believe this, after watching the video a few times, try to look away when you know he’s about to say the “faah” sound to hear the actual “baah” sound)
[17a]the pain/Accept – Kill the Pain HD 1080p, Uploaded by versus54GR: Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, formed in the late 60s with the original members: vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes; they played an important role in the development of speed metal, being part of the German heavy metal scene to emerge in the early to mid 80s
[17b]the pain/March of Pain – Uploaded by EmperorDarkmaster: Pain (ペイン) is the figurehead leader of Akatsuki (暁), an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series
[18]eyes shut/Itachi ~ With Eyes Wide Shut, Uploaded by KairaDragon27, music by Blessthefall: Itachi Uchiha (うちは イタチ) is a character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto; Itachi is the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha and is responsible for killing all the members of their clan, sparing only Sasuke (whose primary motivation throughout the series is to avenge the destruction of his entire clan by killing Itachi); Blessthefall is a post-hardcore band from Phoenix, Arizona formed in their high school days, members guitarist Mike Frisby, drummer Matt Traynor and bassist Jared Warth added vocalist Craig Mabbitt for their debut album, His Last Walk; currently only Warth and Traynor remain with new members, Eric Lamber, Beau Bokan and Elliott Bruenberg
[19]save me from harm/Anne Marie Almedal – Safe From Harm (Promo film): Almedal is a Norwegian folk-pop singer-songwriter




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


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Eun-oh (Lee Jun-ki) realizes the ghost, Arang (Shin Min-ah), has something of interest to him, so instead of letting her get caught by a grim reaper, he races to help her.


Korean Drama

Be forewarned: I’m making liberal use of the word “great” in this post because this is one drug whose high is nothing if not great.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who don’t have a clue what Hallyu is or what’s the significance of the Endless Love series, then good for you and quickly, quickly, QUICKLY–get the heck away from this webpage! (For those of you who just want to find out more about the three kDramas listed in this post’s title, look below for the reviews.)

If there’s one thing that can and will suck up all your time into the web black hole, it’s Korean drama.

I had meant to avoid this topic altogether but after trying to wean myself off of these time sucking 80-proof web intoxicants that is Korean drama, I’m back in full force watching three Korean dramas simultaneously: Arang and the Magistrate, Reply 1997 and The Great Doctor.

I’m also shameless in trying to get others hooked on these things, bad as they are for your health (in particular, your circadian clock).

Korean dramas have been subject to distinct stereotypes and must-haves:

brother and sister love (not the brotherly/sisterly/family type of love but the kind where any offsprings from this type of attraction will be so royally messed up)
amnesia by car accident or near drowning
nose bleeds
some form of cancer diagnosis (most times preceeded by nose bleeds)
love triangles/quadrangles/or more
couples bickering like crazy in the beginning ending up liking each other at the end
male lead shower scenes
fist(s) clenched meaning someone’s upset
men using brute force to grab women by their arms in order to swing or drag them around (truly, think cave man)–all done without incurring bruises or dislocating shoulders
getting drunk on soju
men giving women piggyback rides (most times done after drinking lots of soju)
leaving for America
coming back from America (where they went to school or had a business but no matter which they’ll mostly speak the kind of English that’ll make you cringe)
needing to pull over to the side of the road which can always be done because there’s never any cars parked whenever there’s a need to pull over…

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I could go on forever but kDrama is not always about the stereotypes.

There are great series like Sand Glass 모래시계, a fictionalized account of true events during the 70s and 80s, following a handful of students during the time when then South Korean president, Chun Doo-hwan, sent in the military to quell a student uprising at the Chonnam National University ending in a full scale massacre with casualties estimated at upwards of thousands of students and residents of the university city of Gwangju. About a decade later, Doo-hwan was sentenced to death for his crimes against humanity during what was to be known as the Gwangju Democratization Movement. Like some bad screenplay though, he beat the rap and to this day can be spotted swinging the club on some of the most elite fairgrounds in South Korea.

Another great series is The Great King Sejong 대왕 세종, about the fourth king of the Joseon period during the 1400s, who oversaw the renaissance of the sciences and technology, advancements in military warfare, the development of the Korean alphabet, Hangul (한글), that opened the door to literacy for the lower classes, and what I consider his crowning achievement, breaking class barriers. Against protests from officials and the noble class Sejong brought Jang Yeong-sil (장영실) who was from the slave class into the royal palace. Sejong recognized the talents of Yeong-sil, who eventually became a prominent inventor, scientist and astronomer.

I could go on and on about great Korean dramas like Slingshot 남자이야기 (aka Story of a Man), a great story showing the nuances of good and evil starring Park Yong Ha (박용하) in what would be his last kDrama before his suicide; Family’s Honor 가문의영광, a modern take on Confucian values and the class divide that showcases the way kDrama can rip your guts out and cut you to the knees with scenes to get you crying whether at the police station or at a funeral (male lead, Park Si Hoo (박시후), plays angst like nobody’s business) and makes your jaws drop like when the lead girl gets up on the stage and sings like somebody crawled into a cat’s hairball that’s about to be puked out and the lead man is flabbergasted and lovin’ it all at once.

Okay, I should stop.

But before I do, I really should say a little something about the three kDramas I’m watching now that caused me to dash off this post.


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Arang and the Magistrate 아랑사또전 / trailer (trailer subs from kpopandasubs @kpopanda.wordpress.com)

I found most of this from Wikipedia but I gotta tell you, there’s some spoilers here so just stop reading already.

The story is based on a folktale about Arang, a young, beautiful, kindhearted magistrate’s daughter raised by an evil caretaker who hatches a plan to have her raped and ruined by a servant, only Arang puts up a fight and ends up getting stabbed and left to rot in the woods.

Her dad thinks she eloped with the lower class guy so he slinks off with his tail between his legs thinking only of the shame, the shame. How the heck can he continue being a magistrate, oh, the shame.

Subsequent magistrate wannabes take office but whenever Arang, now a ghost, shows up to tell them her sob story, they keel over and drop dead outta fear of the dead getting all up in their faces.

So one day, this young guy comes into town looking for his mom. As it turns out, he’s used to talking to ghosts and doesn’t keel over at the sight of her. And it’s not out of the kindness of his heart that he takes on the mantle of magistrate to help Arang avenge her death; no, there’s another reason behind it…
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Now, the first reason I’m all excited about this series is because the lead actress, Shin Min-ah (신민아), hasn’t done any projects since her 2010 My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox 내 여자친구는 구미호 gig also based on an old folktale; here she plays a fox that can turn into a human form. Min-ah played it so well she was awarded Best Actress for it. If you’re new to all this, you may be thinking what’s with all the fantasy and folktales–first the fox and now a ghost. Well, Min-ah isn’t a one trick pony. She’s had her share of drama in the sense of bring-out-your-box-of-tissues like when she starred in the series, The Devil 마왕, or the movie, A Bittersweet Life 달콤한 인생. She can play characters that feel real whether in indie films like Sisters on the Road 지금, 이대로가 좋아요 or beyond belief, offbeat movies like Volcano High, so she’s got solid, all around acting chops. In Arang–as in My Girlfriend–she’s all spunky and mischievous which is way, way better than a lot of other Korean actresses who get stuck in or don’t know how to venture out of the meek, model Asian women stereotype.



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The second reason I had to watch this series was lead actor, Lee Jun-ki (이준기), who, like Min-ah, plays goofy here. Like Min-ah, Jun-ki has been around the block–a lot of noise, favorable noise, was generated when he took on his first leading role in the movie, The King and the Clown 왕의 남자, which became one the highest grossing South Korean movies where our pretty boy, Jun-ki, played an effeminate street actor/clown during the Joeson period who along with his other troupe members are arrested for treason for mocking the king but as luck–or unluckiness, really–would have it, the king falls for our pretty boy which doesn’t go well with the Queen and concubines. The king’s character was based on a real king, Yeonsan-gun (연산군), who was violent and sexually depraved so you can probably guess the movie’s not going to go down well for Jun-ki’s character; it was one of those “not a dry eye left in the theatre” types of movie. His first lead in a series, action drama Time Between Dog and Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간, netted him a Best Actor award. So you know where this is going–he’s the kind of eye candy that can act.

The third, fourth, fifth and so on reasons I’m watching this series is because it has an ensemble of solid actors that give it more substance; several of the actors have starred in their own series, good ones at that.

I really hate long posts so I’m going to stop here (didn’t I say that already?).


Oh the heck with it, I’ll just give you some tidbits about the other two kDramas I’m watching (all are still airing in Korea as of this post date):

Reply 1997 응답하라 1997, is another great ensemble drama–this time with young, fresh actors, several of them k-pop singers trying their hand at acting for the first time and doing a good job and I’m not just saying it. I especially like the lead gal, Jung Eun Ji (정은지), who’s kind of like a bully here in her singleminded idolatry of boyband H.O.T. in this story about extreme K-fan culture that emerged in the 90s.



I’m not too sure The Great Doctor 신의 is all that good–I’m only watching it to see if the modern day doctor, Kim Hee-Seon (김희선; she played the Korean Princess in Jackie Chan’s The Myth) who time travels back 700 years to the Goryeo dynasty will cause any disturbance in the force and make some solid contributions to medical history or if she’s gonna continue being just plain annoying. Lee Jun-ki was originally cast for the lead but he had to do his mandatory military stint so Lee Min-ho (이민호) of Boys Over Flowers 꽃보다 남자 fame lucked out got the role, but so far, I’m not enthralled… then again, it’s only been 2 episodes out of 24 so we’ll see (update 9/30/12: seen more eps and thank the powers that be that Lee Jun-ki is in Arang and the Magistrate instead of this trainwreck; notice how I struck through “lucked out” because this will not be something Lee Min-ho should be bragging about).



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



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Sand Glass 모래시계/fictionalized account of the Gwangju Democratization Movement

The Great King Sejong 대왕 세종fictional depiction of the fourth king of the Joseon period during the 1400s

Slingshot 남자이야기 (aka Story of a Man)/Park Yong Ha’s (박용하) last (and best) kDrama before his suicide

Family’s Honor 가문의영광/a modern day take on Confucian values and the class divide in South Korea

Arang and the Magistrate 아랑사또전/based on a folktale about a young woman who is unjustly murdered

My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox 내 여자친구는 구미호/based on a folktale about a fox who can turn into a human

The Devil 마왕/a detective investigates murders that seem linked to his past

A Bittersweet Life 달콤한 인생/existentialism in the Korean mob

Sisters on the Road 지금, 이대로가 좋아요/estranged sisters meet after the death of their mother

Volcano High/8-times expelled student finds equally troubled peers where off the charts, sans reality based superpower martial arts determines who survives and rules at a dystopic high school

The King and the Clown 왕의 남자/based on King Yeonsan-gun (연산군) and a fictional relation with a street performer

Time Between Dog and Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간/about the trials and tribulations of an undercover cop

Reply 1997 응답하라 1997/about the extreme K-fan culture that emerged in the 90s

The Great Doctor 신의/a modern day doctor time travels back 700 years to the Goryeo dynasty

Boys Over Flowers 꽃보다 남자/Korea’s take on the Japanese hit series about one girl’s relationship with an elite school’s gang of bullies

The continuation of a story told through YouTube videos…
(click on the green or blue (for iPads) video links)

. . .

RECAP from previous Episode 4a:
The birds and I parted ways, each individually transported into another space and time. There, people all over were swim/flying around and swooping/swooping into tall, thin buildings.


Episode 4b: SPOTTED!

While I was standing there looking up at all the people zipping around, going in and coming out of buildings and things, one of ’em seemed to take notice of me, doubling back and diving down towards me. The thing is, he, she, it didn’t seem to be too friendly because s/he/it was going full speed at me and before I could duck

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[1]standing there/The Beatles – When I Saw Her Standing There : Uploaded by doctorzaius77, created using One True Media; “I Saw Her Standing There” is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is the opening track on The Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me, released in the United Kingdom by Parlophone on 22 March 1963; John Winston Ono Lennon (1940 – 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music; he moved to New York but was deported by then President Nixon for his political and peace activism, in particular, his criticism of the Vietnam War; Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ(小野 洋子) is a Japanese artist, author, and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon
[2]all the people/Cheb Mami / new version — Imagine all the people: Uploaded by webbspider; Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed (أحمد خليفاتي محمد‎) better known by his stage name Cheb Mami (شاب مامي‎), is an Algerian-born raï singer, singing in Algerian Arabic, French and Egyptian Arabic; “Imagine” is a song written and performed by English musician John Lennon; the song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll; it was ranked the 3rd greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone in its “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
[3]going in/The Friends Of Distinction – Going In Circles: Uploaded by adymanifold; The Friends of Distinction are an American vocal group best known for their late 60s hits, “Grazing in the Grass,” “Love or Let Me Be Lonely” and “Going in Circles,” founded by Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, Jessica Cleaves and Barbara Jean Love (plus Charlene Gibson, who replaced Love during her pregnancy)
[4]coming/Korn – “Coming Undone” (Live – 2006) – The Firm Music, Inc., Uploaded by BlankTV; Korn (stylised as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, comprised of Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu and Ray Luzier
[5]buildings/Smarter Buildings: USC Architect Doris Sung – Sung has received prestigious architectural awards and lectured, exhibited and juried at various academic institutions internationally, including Yale, Columbia, Rice and Yonsei Universities
[6]things/Two Thingies – Uploaded by frezned
[7]one of ’em/monica just one of them days – Uploaded by hevyhrtd1; Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold) professionally known as Monica, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress who at age thirteen and released her debut album Miss Thang in 1995 where its first two singles “Don’t Take It Personal” and “Before You Walk out of My Life” made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the US Billboard Top R&B Singles chart
[8]take notice/TAKE NOTICE – Uploaded by hirotakassf; the Take Notice Crew is from Japan,comprised of b-boys Wata, Nori, Kentaraw, Steez and Tatsuro
[9]doubling back/Double backflips on ground – Uploaded by Bjarke Hellden: Hellden is a gymnastics coach at Viborg Gymnastik Forening in Denmark
[10]diving/Diving Superman Baseball Play – Uploaded by megasportsfans featuring Fordham University college baseball player, Brian Kownacki whose unexpected “dive” got him into the final four of the 2010 ESPY Awards for “Best Play of the Year”
[11]towards/Red Vs. Blue Season 9 Music Video – Falling Towards The Sky, created by Jeff Williams for this machinima series from Electronic Arts; Williams is a musical instrument sound designer and an assistant professor in the Berklee College of Music’s Music Synthesis department
[12]he, she/She without arm, he without leg – ballet – Hand in Hand – higher resolution: Uploaded by semjase76; Performed by Ma Li (馬麗) and Zhai Xiaowei (翟孝偉); Ma Li was a promising professional ballerina when she lost her right arm in a car accident at the age of 19; Zhai Xiaowei lost his leg when he was 4 years old after he fell off a tractor
[13]speed/Monsterstäder | Cities on Speed – Bogotá Change (Part 1/6): a documentary of two charismatic mayors, Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, who, with unorthodox methods, in less than 10 years turned one of the world’s most dangerous, violent and corrupt capitals into a peaceful model city populated by caring citizens
[14]duck/Duck And Cover (1951) Bert The Turtle Civil Defense Film – Uploaded by nuclearvault: Duck and Cover is a civil defense film (sometimes also characterized as a social guidance film or propaganda) produced in 1951 (but first shown publicly in January 1952) by the United States federal government’s civil defense branch shortly after the Soviet Union began nuclear testing, shown in schools as the cornerstone of the government’s “duck and cover” public awareness campaign, sometimes regarded as being a red scare political tool to make children frightened of the Soviet Union and communism



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


The continuation of a story told through YouTube videos…
(click on the green or blue (for iPads) video links)

. . .

RECAP from episodes 1 – 3:

When me and the birds flew to the moon, the tree dripping with lollipops/lollipops and Blackberries vanished the moment bobbleheads popped out of bubbles and came crashing down shattering into millions of pieces that regrouped, morphing into giant strips of turkey bacon but when we bit into them…


Episode 4a: INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION

Poof! We were each individually transported into another space and time. I dunno what happened to the birds but where I was seemed like something from the future. There were lots of people all over only they weren’t walking around; it was like they were swimming in the air–not like the crawl, more like the breaststroke or treading and diving in the air, swim/flying around other people or swooping/swooping into tall, thin building structures.

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Note:
No “cliffhangers” on this episode because previous episodes have been too heavily laden with video links so bear with me while I spread out the links
Recap videos will no longer be listed since you can easily find the information on the
Links 04 page or just by googling it


List of links only for Episode 4a:

[4.1]Poof/PooF – Uploaded by thecomputernerd01
[4.2]individually/Be Individual – Uploaded by JuBaFilms: We are a 4-headed young filmteam [sic] who specialize in dance shortfilms.
[4.3]space/Space Launch Gopher – Funny: music by The WiseGuys, “Ooh La La (Album Version)”; The Wiseguys was a British electronica and hip hop band comprised of Touche (Theo Keating) and Regal (Paul Eve); the “Ooh La La” track from the second Wiseguys album, The Antidote, was a minor UK hit until it was re-released as a single and went to #2 in the UK Singles Chart following its use in a popular TV commercial for Budweiser
[4.4]I dunno/I Dunno – Published by noelkristi
[4.5]to the birds/The Amazing Lyrebird of Australia – Unseen Footage: Uploaded by waverlyflams
[4.6]something from the future/Smosh : THE FUTURE SUCKS! – Uploaded by smosh: a look into who has a better future–the one who looks for jobs or the one who dumpster dives for celeb locks
[4.7]lots of people/People making rain sounds – Uploaded by avlgal
[4.7]lots of people all over/John Lennon’s Opinion about Over Population – John Winston Ono Lennon (1940 – 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music; he moved to New York but was deported by then President Nixon for his political and peace activism, in particular, his criticism of the Vietnam War; Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ(小野 洋子) is a Japanese artist, author, and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon
[4.8]walking/Mayer Hawthorne “The Walk” 10/17 – Mayer Hawthorne, is an American singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, DJ, rapper and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles
[4.9]swimming/The Definitive Synchronized Swimming Skit – Performed by Aaron Cardon, Ben Campbell, and Jeff Barton at Mesa High School during the 2005 school year to “La Donna E Mobile”; original idea of the Moffats and the older brothers in the familybarton/uploader
[4.10]crawl/John Lee Hooker – crawlin king snake blues: Hooker (1917 – 2001) began his life as the son of a sharecropper who became a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist performing his own unique ‘talking blues’ style that was his trademark similar to the early Delta blues but metrically free often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his blues guitar playing and singing
[4.11]breaststroke/Circus Acrobatics : How to Do a Swimming Acrobat Move – Uploaded by expertvillage
[4.12]treading/Lesley Gore – Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – Gore is an American singer best known for her 1963 pop hit “It’s My Party”, which she recorded at the age of 16
[4.13]diving/Fox Snow Dive – Yellowstone – BBC Two
[4.14]swim/flying/Swim Bird Fly – All That You Said/Unravel live: Swim Bird Fly is an Alternative, Electroacoustic, Psychedelic, TripHop, Experimental, Indie Folk music band from Germany made up of members: Barbara Padron-Hernandez, Johnny Park, Alex Szirtes and Stephan Kappler; their first CD was released in November 2011
[4.15a]swooping/Dazz Band Swoop i’m yoursSoul Train [sic] – the Dazz Band is an Grammy Award-winning American funk music band that was most popular in the early 1980s, its name describing its music, “danceable jazz” (not to be confused with Brick’s “Dazz” lyrics, “Jazz dazz, disco jazz”)
[4.15b]swooping/One Swoop Fell – Never the Task at Hand, Uploaded by David Dutton: One Swoop Fell is a web comic created by Berkeley based illustrator, Mike Dutton, who was reprimanded by his second grade teacher for drawing comics instead of doing math
[4.16]tall/The Lacs – Tall Grass – Kenny Petrea: The Lacs is an American musical duo, Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and Brian “Rooster” King, performing country rap and Southern rock
[4.17]buildings/Ark Hotel Construction time lapse building 15 storeys in 2 days (48 hrs) – Uploaded by RiceBoii4Ever with music by Black Moth Super Rainbow, an experimental psychedelic band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, consisting of Tobacco (vocals, synthesizer), Father Hummingbird (synthesizer, keyboards), The Seven Fields of Aphelion (sythesizer), Ryan Graveface (guitar, bass) and Iffernaut (drums)



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


The continuation of a story told through YouTube videos…
(click on the green or blue (for iPads) video links)

. . .
RECAP from Episode 1 and Episode 2:

When me and the three birds flew to the moon, it felt like we were in heaven on account of the tree dripping with lollipops/lollipops and Blackberries but the big action was when the bobbleheads popped out of bubbles that came crashing down shattering into millions of pieces that regrouped, morphing into…


Episode 3: HUNGER

…giant strips of turkey bacon using their wrinkly wavy bodies to spring up and down in lock-stepped organized lines. Like marching ants encircling an object, they took great care to avoid us (unlike some kamikazi bobbleheads we know).

Seeing as all this time me and the birds didn’t have a bite to eat we jumped at the chance to get some bacon down our throats. It wasn’t easy because they’d been carefully avoiding us but after a couple of tries we each were able to jump up (or fly atop of, for the birds) onto the darn things sinking our teeth (beaks for the birds) into the bacon.

Obviously, these weren’t normal bacon strips (as normal as turkey bacon can be) so the moment we bit into them…

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[1.1]Playing For Change – Three Little Birds
[1.2]Julie London – Fly Me To The Moon (1964)
[1.3]Emeli Sandé – Heaven, Choreography by Dominic Lawrence: Sandé
[1.4]How to Draw Trees – How to Draw Trees
[1.5a]Immortal – Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, Uploaded by wickedchild86
[1.5b]Dragon Lollipop With Caramel Art ! – Uploaded by NEWSofNOW
[1.6]My Blackberry Is Not Working! – The One Ronnie, Preview – BBC One

[2.1]Bobblehead-landia – Published on Mar 27, 2012 by cat5surfphotos
[2.2]3d Stereogram Animation 3dw100522.mpg – Uploaded by xyoureyes
[2.3]Dry Ice Bubble – http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/
[2.4]|| MWS || Your World is Crashing Down! – Published by MangaWorksStudio
[2.5]”Shattering Time and Space” – Original Music – Uploaded by i1ikerice
[2.6]Lego Star Wars – For the millionth time, i didn’t make this
[2.7]Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart (live with Big Brother & The Holding Company)

[3.1]TURKEY DUBSTEP – Published by willanderson0
[3.2]Episode 16: The Bacon Brothers – Go My Way, recorded with and in Daryl Hall’s home
[3.3]WRINKLES – Ignacio Ferreras – Spain – trailer
[3.4]Springing Cards – Uploaded by ImproveYourMagic
[3.5]No Problem_United Future Organization, vocal by Mark Murphy
[3.6]Ky-Mani Marley – The March (Live Performance) – Ky-Mani Marley performs “The March” at the Apple Store in Aventura for Black Music Month, 6/17/11, uploaded by amadueno
[3.7]Fire Ants (Tim Hawkins)
[3.8]Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever – Uploaded by CGPGrey
[3.9]Kamikaze Girls Trailer
[3.10]Paper Lantern – “Never Saw It Coming”
[3.11]The Rocky Horror Picture Show- The Time Warp Dance
[3.12]Iraq: Bird is the Word – Uploaded by JJTanen, with background music of “Surfin’ Bird” performed by The Trashmen
[3.13]Money Hungry Chicken (Hunter College 2009)
[3.14]University of Wisconsin Jump Around – Uploaded by greenday316
[3.15]All Hail the Bacon Weave – Uploaded by dirtydirtygrills
[3.16]TWILIGHT SUCKS! Emo Vampire Song : The Key of Awesome #3 – Uploaded by barelypolitical
[3.17]Big Easy to Big Empty – Uploaded by GregPalastOffice, a film about the aftermath of Katrina that devastated New Orleans in 2006
[3.18]结界师 kekkaishi – get away from here
[3.19]Mario, Vidis, Jazzu Give It A Try Video
[3.20]Day 285 – Jump Up and Get Down – Uploaded by SOTC365
[3.21][MV] Epik High – Fly
[3.22]Ahmad Jamal Trio – Darn That Dream 1959 – Uploaded by audiotape
[3.23]Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe teeth solo
[3.24]Ode to Joy – Transcendental Beaker – Uploaded by fejy002
[3.25]Gittin mi – Normal – Published by michel desailly
[3.26]Driving down the Las Vegas strip in HD – Uploaded by dustinmcgrew
[3.27]Los Desperados live in Poland ,W.A. Mozart -“Turkish March” – Uploaded by gitarnik777
[3.28]FM Static – Moment Of Truth (Cover) – Uploaded by dubnvw, as played by Nick & Zacky



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