Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Fifth Anniversary First YouTube Video

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the first video ever uploaded to YouTube. If you're expecting something monumental or visionary or anything other than boring as hell, you're going to be disappointed. The video consists merely of am 18-second clip of Jawed Karim, the co-founder of YouTube at...are you ready for it?....At...the San Diego zoo. That's right. The zoo. Not any sort of behind the scenes tour at the zoo (whatever that would even consist of) or anything like that. Nope. Just the zoo. The elephants to be exact.

OK, it's not JUST the elephants. Because that would be silly...or something. No, Jawed (is that like Jared with a lisp?) gives us commentary on the elephants. 18 seconds of pachyderm commentary. How exciting. And groundbreaking. But not much else. And actually, I was lying about the exciting part.

"All right. So, here we are, in front of the elephants. And the cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long, uh...trunks. And that's...that's cool. And that's pretty much all there is to say."

That's pretty much all there is to say? That's a little bit more than I would have expected there would have been to say. They're freaking elephants. What did you expect there to be to say about them? Big ears. Long trunks. Impressive tusks. Back to you.

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