Everything Is Still Terrible

As 2012 creeps up on us here in Saskatchewan, remember a couple of things: 1) don’t let the man get you down, and 2) don’t mess with irascible tape hounds.

My favourite video blog Everything Is Terrible! recently had their YouTube account shut down when the subject of one their videos complained about them. EIT! used found video, often VHS tapes, and edits them, highlighting all the weird, hilarious, disturbing, and wonderful moments.

The video that got them in trouble was one man’s seminar on how best to discipline your kid with a rod. EITean Yonder Vittles explains what happened after that in the video above.

The best part? Now, people are mirroring the original video.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

6 thoughts on “Everything Is Still Terrible”

  1. Protecting copyright is important. It’s not a back door to censorship. If it doesn’t belong to you, keep your hands off it. Sounds fair to me.
    (Dickens was a pioneer in the struggle to establish copyright laws.)

  2. Fair use exemptions need to be respected though because satire, parody and other forms of culture-jamming are important tools for promoting critical discussion in our society.

  3. #5 Well … OK.
    Critical discussion is harmless enough.
    But, ABSOLUTELY NO EXEMPTIONS when money is involved, got that?

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