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Friday, August 04, 2006

YouTube yourself away

If you haven't checked out YouTube, well that's valuable farking around time you're never getting back, my friend. It's kind of like Napster when it was free and good and unencumbered by all that pesky 'copyright' carry on. Basically it's easy to upload videos for the world to laugh at, so you can find anything and everything. Bill Simmons, the brilliant US sports writer made a list of his best bits, so I've decided to pinch his idea.

Rugby highlights go up very quickly, so if you missed the match or your memory was mysteriously wiped by that box of whatever was on special at the supermarket, you can re-live Jerry sorting out George Smith's dreads, or Ali Williams dumping Gregan from a couple of stories over and over again. And here's a good compilation of recent All Blacks tries in one neat package.

Of course there's loads of football - like the original Panekla penalty, the stuttering dummy one that Zidane did in the World Cup final, and then a reason to remember Zidane apart from the headbutt. You'll find loads of Premiership fan footage, so you only need spit on yourself and stand in horse shit for an authentic UK matchday experience. I had no trouble finding my favorite goal ever - the angle he gets is just beautiful, you couldn't do better with string and protractor.

Not The Nine O'Clock News do John McEnroe
and get it just right - and compare it with the real thing. What ever you're into there's something for you - so get in there before it goes legit. I have my non-sports / children's TV ones here, here's the Kelly song, and there's even fun at the expense of the Aussies - everyone can enjoy that.

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