August 22, 2013 9:23 AM   Subscribe

This is the YouTube playlist to turn to if you want to say WTF over and over again, or inflict WTF upon other people. Concentrated weirdness, painstakingly curated to move fast and be completely inexplicable. Best experienced on Shuffle, and in small doses. Many clips salvaged from folks' old MeFi posts and comments! But really, heed the warning in the title, this can alter your brain chemistry if not handled with care.
Role: curator
posted by JHarris (12 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by The Whelk on August 30, 2013: DO NOT CLICK DO NOT CLICK DO NOT CLICK

The list "only" has 200 items in it, because that's YouTube's limit! I'm still working on getting some of the deadweight out of this one, and I've also stared a second list, DANGER RADIOACTIVE 2, for the overflow.
posted by JHarris at 7:03 PM on August 22, 2013

Here is Danger Radioactive 2, which is up to around 50-60 right now, it hasn't been culled so much though.
posted by JHarris at 1:12 PM on August 23, 2013

I continue to cull the lists. Anyone who has something to add is welcome to MeMail me.
posted by JHarris at 1:43 AM on August 24, 2013

List 2 is up to 100 videos!
posted by JHarris at 8:52 PM on August 24, 2013

posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:06 PM on August 26, 2013

Only suggestion, some of the longer ones don't flow as well into the other madness nonsense. Got to the Xenu explanation in List One and had to skip it. Shorter is better!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:08 PM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I'm still weeding out the long ones. I had the infamous "I am a cat" video in there, but then when I actually tried to watch it, it was megalong, I had to remove it. I'm still trying to get the right tone and style down, it's an evolving process.

Also, some of it is weird sketch comedy, I'm unsure if those fit in with the REALLY random stuff yet.
posted by JHarris at 2:13 PM on August 26, 2013

I just removed a few that got through. Everything on the first list should be less than seven minutes now, or really weird to make up for it.
posted by JHarris at 11:40 PM on August 26, 2013

this is fantastic. thank you very much!
posted by dubold at 5:45 AM on August 30, 2013

I've looked through the lists again, removed some more iffish things and deleted videos, and am adding a few more things.
posted by JHarris at 2:50 AM on March 17, 2014

In case anyone is still reading this --

Have culled some more. I think I have a stronger sense of what should be in it now. Have added a few more things from Classics of Game.

One thing about curating a playlist for some time is, you're constantly having to weed things out as YouTube blocks things or people delete them. YouTube offers no guidance on what things have been deleted, they just show up as [deleted video] in the list, with no hint of what the deleted thing had been.
posted by JHarris at 1:33 PM on November 21, 2014

This is just a notice to people who have this on their Recent Activity list that YouTube has changed their playlist system so that playlists can be longer than 200 items. And so now DANGER RADIOACTIVE is a single playlist. DR2 has been retired. A couple more things were recently added, too.
posted by JHarris at 4:27 PM on July 1, 2015

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