Xeni Jardin at 4:28 pm Wed, Apr 15, 2009
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And now, we pause for a unicorn moment. Nothing banishes the retina-scarring horror of scutigera coleoptrata like amateur YouTube video homages to the beauty of unicorns.
That first one was extra-special. Was that a huge carrot on his head?
I think the scutigera coleoptrata is much more attractive than the unicorns.
I owned three of those posters when I was a child. I wish I still had them.
Huge carrot, definitely.
I want glitter, unicorns and rainbows, not Aqua!
It just doesn’t repair my retinas as fast etc…
Is this a how-to video of “How To Ruin Perfectly Useful Unicorn Art With Intolerably Whiny Vocals?”
Horrid blasphemy. I preferred nature’s multilegged bugs to this skill-free idiocy.
I call shenanigans, thus:
A significant fraction of the so-called “unicorns” in the aforelinked vidja were nothing more than pterippi (some subset of which had horns, clearly prosthetic, protruding from their foreheads).
Let us demand nothing less than 100% pure unicorn squeezins (not from concentrate) in our collective chaser! For this terrible injustice, Doctorow, you shall surely pay.
Shenanigans, I tell you.
– Winged horses, of whom Pegasus was the archetype and progenitor.
Yo, this ain’t Doctorow.
Thank God. That scutigalskdjgphae story was intense. No, seriously. I have a thing with bugs. My girlfriend kills all the spiders in the house.
23 seconds! I’ll make sure to torture my son with that later.
While the bug was eerie and I want none of it in my house – that video was distressing to a large degree. To second a number of previous comments – there were many impostercorns, and Aqua made me ill. While needed, it was kind of like sucking on the whole lime long after you’ve forgotten about the tequila.
So many ideas for tattoos in this video!
What hurts my retina is the awful and overused title effect. It’s the new Comic Sans.
You absolutely have to let me know who the music was by.
It’s like listening to a bag of Starburst fruit candy that you have unwrapped and are jamming by the handful into your piehole.
And then you find that one of the candies had a jagged fragment of glass in it.
I think this unicorn chaser needs a Throbbing Gristle Chaser
Guinness did this ad a few years back. Brill Leftfield music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo
I think this was the first time I ever NEEDED a unicorn chaser to sleep at night. That bug was too much for me. I’m still itching all over.
On another note… I wonder if fascination with unicorns and maturity levels are directly correlative? I think most pre-pubescent females like unicorns, but it seems that only a select few continue that fascination into adulthood… and in general those women (from my personal observation only) are less equipt to handle relationships/difficult social situations.
The winged horse @1:24 is my favourite.
“Hey guys! I heard there’s, like, a unicorn video going on? That sounds totally rad, can I be in it? Guys? Guys? I’m not too late, am I? Guys?!”
Maoinhibitor: Thank you for that! Best thing to do, I found, was to watch the unicorn vid in one tab with the sound down while listening to the TG clip from another simultaneously. Best mashup EVAR! Now all is right in teh universe. ;D
Maybe some of the naysayers would have preferred this kind of “unicorn”?
Or perhaps this one?
Is that the Ford of Bruinen? No wonder the ulairi were dismayed.
Maoinhibitor @ #19:
The song is “Butterfly” by Smile.dk, best known for its appearance in the Dance Dance Revolution games (big surprise, huh?).
I totally had a dream like this a couple nights ago. Does that make me a replicant?
Anyone else disturbed by the S&M unicorn in chains at the end?
Actually, after watching that, I think I need a scutigera coleoptrata chaser.
I need a Mozart chaser to get this song out of my head!
How come these are all just drawings and paintings of unihorns and not actual photographs of real unihorns?
This was my favorite song on Stepmania. It’s kinda sad, but it was. Mostly because it was easy to learn the steps.
Neurolux, how about a Bach chaser?
Agreed. So far, I rather like our new guest blogger.
Unicorns are like vampires in that they do not have reflections or appear in photographs, thus its impossible to get “real” photos of them. Obviously this has lead to some confusion as to whether they actually exist or not.
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