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Lloydtube: Lloyd Dobler's boombox meets youtube
August 8, 2011 1:27 PM   Subscribe

Lloydtube: Lloyd Dobler's boombox meets youtube
Sometimes you just need Lloyd Dobler to stand with a boombox held over his head as he stubbornly, earnestly yearns, with Peter Gabriel playing. Or maybe Lady Gaga. Or Black Eyed Peas. Or like Wagner or whatever, I dunno. Lloyd loves you no matter what you feel like listening to.
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posted by cortex (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by carsonb on August 10, 2011: Lloydtube: Lloyd Dobler's boombox meets youtube





This is great!
posted by Swisstine at 11:02 PM on August 8, 2011


youtube is blocked for me at work -- so when I tried this, it looks normal but just gives me silence...which, after goring through the trouble of putting my headphones in, is really creepy.

Can you imagine if Jon Cusack -- especially now, many years post but still post Gross Pointe Blank -- stood outside your window with a boombox but in silence. Creeptastic.

But since I can imagine music, I can also say this is great. Because I love the way it looks.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:59 AM on August 9, 2011


That movie came out three years too soon.
posted by Gary at 10:28 AM on August 9, 2011


Audio fails for videos with embedding disabled. It'd be nice if there was some error feedback in these situations.

Nevertheless, it is awesome.
posted by thinman at 10:59 AM on August 9, 2011


Yeah, the site makes almost no effort to do anything clever or fail elegantly: it doesn't check for embed permissions, it doesn't process odder youtube URLs correctly (and just panics and fails back to Peter Gabriel instead), doesn't give warnings for flash or adblock or so on. Lots of ways for it to not quite work.

There's a very good reason for all that, and it's that I am a lazy person who didn't want to put in more than a necessary minimum of work. If nothing else, it's a nostalgic animated gif, I figure.
posted by cortex at 11:27 AM on August 9, 2011


Ok, this is the coolest thing ever.
posted by mrzarquon at 3:43 PM on August 9, 2011


Agreed!
posted by carsonb at 9:55 PM on August 9, 2011


and just panics and fails back to Peter Gabriel instead

I'm totally using this in debug statements from now on.

/* Should never reach this point. Fail back to Peter Gabriel. */
posted by odinsdream at 10:41 AM on August 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Play Anything" is a nice touch.
posted by joannemerriam at 9:32 PM on August 17, 2011


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