Friday, April 17, 2009

We Didn't Start the Flame War

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery on the Internet.
Or it just shows that people are lazy thieves.
Anyway, I’ve seen a number of videos that use Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” tune to cram lots of information in a short time span. Joel’s often-maligned 1989 song was written as a rapid-fire history lesson.
The Wikipedia entry on the song lists a bunch of parodies and criticisms of it.
Above is a video by that pokes fun at Web page comment sections and how they bring down the level of discourse.
Posted April 19, 2009.
Suggested rating: R.

Here's a video parody of the financial crisis called "Wall Street Meltdown (Redux)." It's actually a sequel to a video first posted in December 2007 called "Wall Street Meltdown."
Sequel posted to YouTube on Feb. 24, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

That video was a takeoff of a video parody of the Silicon Valley venture capital industry called "Here Comes Another Bubble" (below).
Posted to YouTube on Dec. 16, 2007.
Suggested rating: G.

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