Xeni curating YouTube's homepage for the day

YouTube's selected Xeni as Curator of the Month! She'll be picking interesting new videos (including some we've featured here) and some all-time-greats for inclusion on YouTube's front door for the rest of the day. From its official blog:
We're pleased to have Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing curate our homepage today. She goes deep into the Boing Boing archives to give you her personal take on the interesting, funny and sometimes out-there videos that thrive on Boing Boing and YouTube. Below is a video she made just for the occasion, as well as some insightful notes about her selections. To view the full playlist, click here.
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Xeni on Rachel Maddow Show: Ralph Lauren's Photoshop of Horrors

Did Ralph Lauren abuse copyright law to try and silence Boing Boing's criticism of an "anorexia porn" ad?

GRISTLEISM: Throbbing Gristle's unusual new "box set"

Richard Metzger writes:

When Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin and I interviewed Throbbing Gristle in Los Angeles, during the sound-check we were talking to Charlie Poulet, TG’s brilliant sound engineer. There was an insanely trippy song coming over the PA system and I asked him what it was. “Oh, THAT. That is a Buddha Machine—ever hear of one?”

A Buddha Machine is a little plastic box that resembles a cheap transistor radio. It has a built-in speaker and runs continuous tape loops of chanting or soothing, natural, trippy, etc, sounds. They are hipster remakes of the Tibetan prayer loop boxes (they’re ubiquitous all over China) and are manufactured by a company called FM3.

Charlie was running several of them at once to create the amazing sound-scape going on in the background as we spoke. A little while later, Chris Carter hinted that soon TG would be announcing a “special musical project” that involved no CD or MP3s whatsoever. I suspected at the time he was hazily describing something similar to a Buddha Machine. TG-stylee and I was right. Check it out! Metzger has details here on Dangerous Minds. You can order your very own GRISTLEISM here.

Previously: Boing Boing Video: The Throbbing Gristle Interview Youtube - Throbbing Gristle Interview: Boing Boing Video (2009 Reunion Tour) Throbbing Gristle: What A Day. (Boing Boing Video shoot notes) Throbbing Gristle poster by Dave Hunter Throbbing Gristle's Gristleizer stompbox Read the rest

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Jesse Thorn: I'm so disappointed that they left this crazy Russian sailor version of "Let It Be" off that Beatles box set. Link Richard Metzger: It's good to see that Papa John Phillips didn't fuck up all his kids! Link Jesse Thorn: Apparently Tracy Morgan was "the invisible fourth Tony! Toni! Tone!, also called Tony." Link Richard Metzger: Margaret Thatcher Calls the House of Lords, genius funny Link Jesse Thorn: Finally, someone is standing up for the real heroes in the health care reform debate: insurance companies. Link Richard Metzger: Meet Kent French, champion hand clapper! Link Sean Bonner: 28 Days Later reenacted in one minute Link (via @rudy) Jesse Thorn: The Godfather of Soul ripping it up on Letterman in 1982. Link Richard Metzger: Alan Arkin apeshit on Muppet Show Link Sean Bonner: To Live and Ride in LA (on bikes!) Link Richard Metzger: Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day out today in Canada (this and they get free healthcare, too?) Link Richard Metzger: Star Maidens (1975) The security guards wear go-go boots and mini-skirts Link Richard Metzger: Sarah Palin's Running Mate in 2012? The Skoal Rebel think Obama should be impeached! Link (warning: includes generous use of the n-word.) More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) R. Stevens: "Who Stole the Kishka" was my favorite Polka song as a kid. This video is fucking trippy: Link Jesse Thorn: Little Boy Heroically Shoots, Mutilates Burglar (from The Onion) Link Sean Bonner: Dramatic reenactments of celebrity tweets. Link Richard Metzger: Anatomical Diagrams of Mythical Japanese Monsters Link Sean Bonner: LED Skateboard Tetris Link Richard Metzger: Not Hollywood Babylon, it's Republican Gomorrah Link Jesse Thorn: Imagine a world with animated walls, and you'll have half of this amazingness in your mind. Link Richard Metzger: "At Melotte's" The True Blood Sitcom Link Jesse Thorn: Horribly, distressingly, nightmarishly injured Americans against Obamacare. Link Richard Metzger: Insane Footage of the Sydney Dust Storm Link Richard Metzger: Hardest core rapper? Link Richard Metzger: What Scientologists Say About Scientology Link Richard Metzger: I love Susan Tyrrell Link Andrea James: Detunized cut a video for the Skeewiff remix of Soggy Bottom Boys' "Man of Constant Sorrow": Link Richard Metzger: Carl Sagans' Cosmos Autotuned (featuring Stephen Hawking) Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Andrea James: Dawn Wells potato peeling video, a perfect balance of informative and lame: Link Andrea James: Highlights from Robotic Football League Superbowl I: Link Richard Metzger: Six-Year-old Dreams Of Becoming A "Corrupt Official" Link Richard Metzger: Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers!!! Link Andrea James: YTMND: Breakfast Cats: Link Richard Metzger: Surrealism Makes You Smarter! Link Richard Metzger: Tea Baggers, Birthers and Juggalos! Link Andrea James: Totally rad 80s video dating clips (thx @calperniaaddams): Link Richard Metzger: Japanese Moonwalking contest (w/ blackface! Make sense with MJ anyway?) Link Richard Metzger: Destination: Cannabis Planet! Link Andrea James: Countertenor Andreas Scholl as Bertarido in Handel's Rodelinda: Link Richard Metzger: Abby AKA The Black Exorcist (1974) Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Andrea James: Manchester Pride covers Lily Allen: Link Xeni Jardin: How to light a grill in 30 seconds. Link Xeni Jardin: Auto-Tuned Osama bin Laden tape. ("He didn't put much emotion in his vocals.") via @quinnnorton/@attackerman: Link Richard Metzger: Todd Rundgren performs Hello It's Me, Midnight Special 1973 Link Richard Metzger: Rolling Stones: We Love You video and story behind the song Link Sean Bonner: New prank by Remi Gaillard, fake Tour De France! (via @somnambulant) Link Jesse Thorn: The amazing comic Todd Glass performs a full set at the M Bar in Los Angeles. Link Xeni Jardin: Saigon Tilt-Shift Time Lapse: Link (via @ GreatDismal , @fuldog) Andrea James: Nice abstract VJ mix of "Bakerloo" by King of Woolworths: Link Richard Metzger: Lena Horne does the Beatles' Rocky Raccoon on the Flip Wilson Show Link Richard Metzger: Fernwood 2Night w/ Martin Mull & Fred Willard. Great LOST US Comedy from 70s Link Richard Metzger: "Bruce Lee vs Gay Power" Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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COILHOUSE 03 is out, with a feature on Xeni + BB Video.

COILHOUSE 03 is out

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Richard Metzger: Nollywood's "Baby Police" trailer! WOW Link Jesse Thorn: Charo sings Rihanna's "Please Don't Stop The Music" on the Jerry Lewis telethon. Holey cow. Link Richard Metzger: Pekar Project: Harvey Pekar goes online (great stuff) Link Richard Metzger: John Lydon reforms Public Image Ltd. Fans rejoice/despair Link Jesse Thorn: Reagan talks to public school students, and awkwardly answers the question of one, uhm... "negro" student. Link Richard Metzger: Warhol, Basquiat interview. I was at opening of art show in 1985! Link Richard Metzger: What New York Used To Be... Link Richard Metzger: German New Wave, teen style: Fred vom Jupiter (1981). Mad catchy song! Link @janewieldlin Jesse Thorn: German Expressionist Quickdraw McGraw by Merrill Markoe, co-creator of Late Night with David Letterman Link Andrea James: Grass is always greener... Reclining horse goes nom nom nom on hard-to-reach grass: Link Richard Metzger: If you use condoms, you will not be raptured!! Link Jesse Thorn: I don't know how to describe this. It's called A POETIC CELEBRATION, but there's interpretive dance, too. Link Richard Metzger: Not Furries, They're Horny Goat-Headed Nerds of Yore!! RT@jasonlouv Link Xeni Jardin: Porque esta noche la luna ya esta llena. Link Richard Metzger: SFW Porn!! Read the rest

Boing Boing fan art video

Strangpork sez, "Boing Boing fan art created with Quartz Composer, using appropriate iconography." Nice work! Love the repurposed Boing Boing video art!

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Sean Bonner: This might be the most important video you will ever watch in your life: Link Xeni Jardin: Police And Thieves / in the street / fightin' the nation with the / guns and ammunition Link Richard Metzger: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune: An exhibition of a film of a book that never was Link Andrea James: Would-be meal jumps up and headbutts lion half a dozen times: Link Xeni Jardin: "Simulation of a typhoon, to be experienced individually on a chair in the centre of the storm." Link (via @EthanZ) Richard Metzger: Funkadelic performing "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody Got a Thing" on TV in 1970 Link Andrea James: Carla U. Kelly's astonishing intaglio egg carving of Thumbelina: Link Richard Metzger: Trippy NEW video of William Shatner doing Lucy in the Sky w Diamonds Link Sean Bonner: Glenn Beck: 1964 - 2009 Link Goodnight sweet prince Richard Metzger: Unheard 70s punk band, KONGRESS w/ video Trust me, it's WEIRD Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Andrea James: "Ave Maria" soloist on musical saw: Link Richard Metzger: The Beatles do their own special version of The Barber of Seville (1965) Link Jesse Thorn: Thomas Haden Church failed to heed the warnings: never follow Norm MacDonald on a late-night talk show. Link Richard Metzger: The Soul Rock Sound of PP Arnold Link Richard Metzger: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner: The 2000 Year Old Man on video! Link Xeni Jardin: RT @ericwareheim: new video from The Bird and the Bee "Diamond Dave" Link Xeni Jardin: Anyone who can deliver an *11 minute* monologue on "fevah," donuts, divas + bitches is a true performer. Link Sean Bonner: God bless Terry Techno, he can find anything to rave to Link Richard Metzger: You don't have to be Sigmund Freud to figure this one out!! Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Andrea James: HOWTO make a hot dog flute! Link Xeni Jardin: Discovery lifts off in 1 hour, science willing. Rev up with Boards of Canada video for "Dayvan Cowboy." Link Xeni Jardin: two girls one cup... of delicious hot chocolate! about 3 minutes of '70s chocolate food porn. Scat-free. Link Xeni Jardin: Jonathan Winters improv Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, dedicated to @rich_fulcher Sean Bonner: Autotuned Cats Link (via half my twitter stream) Jesse Thorn: If you need cool dance moves for the club or around the house, comedian Brent Weinbach can help.Link Sean Bonner: These look like some of the most practical iPhone apps yet Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Jesse Thorn: Patton Oswalt does some great material from his new comedy album on Letterman. Link Sean Bonner: Yokai and Yurei on NHK part 1 - Link Jesse Thorn: New York Public TV of the 1970s: "Soul!" featuring Earth Wind & Fire, Ron Carter, Max Roach & more... Link Richard Metzger: Sesso Matto: Greatest Seventies Italian Sex Comedy Soundtrack of All? Link Jesse Thorn: A few beautiful videos of the Chicago (and Detroit) partner dance style known as "Steppin'" Link Jesse Thorn: Albert Brooks presents "Comedy School" (via @lonelysandwich): Link Andrea James: "Flowers" by Emilie Simon: Link Richard Metzger: Uninsured US Citizen Posts Video About Health Care on Sarah Palin's FB Page Link Andrea James: Boing Boing cultural exchange. Brazil's Sabrina Boing Boing primarily covers Silicone Valley: Link Andrea James: 'American Psycho' meets Talking Heads. Miles Fisher covers "This Must Be The Place": Link Andrea James: You know you're culturally significant when... 30 Rock, the porno (some language, no n00dz): Link Richard Metzger: Sex Crazy Cop Link Xeni Jardin: The Porpoise Driven Life. Link (thanks, Mark Kleiman) More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Xeni Jardin: RT @Stevenbogart Landmark Education Forum for cats: Link Andrea James: Crazy Babuschka megamix (Not Safe for Lunch): Link Richard Metzger: Night of the Bloody Apes. Not for squeamish, I warn you (and check out Dr Humpp!) Link Richard Metzger: David Liebe Hart: Puppet Guy on Tim & Eric ; Famous Los Angeleano Link Jesse Thorn: Some insightful insights on Ice Cube, skateboards, and a Nike ad from @rafikam: Link Sean Bonner: Can someone please tel me WTF this dog is trying to say? Link (via @tara) Sean Bonner: Dumb kids are funny. Link Sean Bonner: Knives and Cops and Keyboard Cat! Link Xeni Jardin: Li'l French girl has more bangin' dance moves than you will IN YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE. Link ht @reversecowpie Xeni Jardin: Ohio Players, "Rollercoaster of Love," on Midnight Special in 1975 with Wolfman Jack. Accept no covers. Link Andrea James: The most swingin' aquatic showstopper in cinema history. 'Bathing Beauty' finale (1944): Link Andrea James: YouTuber massmanx set famed film spanking scenes to Tones on Tail's "Go!": Link Xeni Jardin: Music For Birds, by Michael Mouris. @perezhilton has blogged his celeb-related work, this is more obscure: Link Xeni Jardin: RT @quinnnorton: Rahm Emanual attempts to read to the fucking kids^w^wlittle children: Link Xeni Jardin: Gopod bless whoever's uploading these clips of early 80s electrofunk Detroit TV show THE SCENE. Read the rest

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.) Xeni Jardin: RT @gavinpurcell: Weird Japanese Advert Mind Trap. Watch & you may never be able to rid your mind of its song. Link Richard Metzger: Why Does the Media Pay Attention to the "Opinions" of Fucking Idiots? Link Xeni Jardin: The Six Dollar Man: Sesame Street '70s clip parodying 6-Mil-$-Man (+MAKE-ish!) Thanks BB commenter Jesse M Link Richard Metzger: Guitar-shredding Japanese "Metal Princess" Hizaki!! Link Richard Metzger: Lets Talk Dirty To The Animals Link Andrea James: Identity theft and cheat codes in the pig population: Link Richard Metzger: Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson: Puppets of the Illuminati??!? Link Sean Bonner: Pretty much the most insanely bad ass base jumping in the history of gravity - Link Xeni Jardin: "Converting an Indian to Christianity: Don't let the devil win." Might be a joke/satire, but, wow. Link Xeni Jardin: Robot police. We blogged this on BB in 2003, revisiting because it's by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. Link Xeni Jardin: Most powerful anti-texting-while-driving PSA EVER. Got me. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE. Link via @oxbloodruffin Andrea James: So cute it's scary. Chimp re-enacts scene from The Ring: Link More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)

(Ed. Note: We recently gave the Boing Boing Video website a makeover that includes a new, guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. I'll be posting periodic roundups here on the motherBoing.) Andrea James: Execution's everything. Six Million Dollar Man intros. Lame: Link Awesome: Link. Richard Metzger: Octopus Mimics Fifteen Different Species Link Richard Metzger: Tim and Eric: We're All Riding In Our Minivan Link Kraftwerk's got nothin' on these dudes! Sean Bonner: What do you wanna do with your life? Link Sean Bonner: Inventor Dean Kamen "Fail like you mean it" Link Andrea James: 4 artists, 1 screen. Painting at the same time on a shifting freeform art piece: Link Sean Bonner: Thanks to @theduty I now know what happens when you hold a condom out the window of a car Link Andrea James: Ambidextrous caricaturist sketches @janefonda: Link Sean Bonner: Break dance battle, man vs. dog - Link Sean Bonner: Small Asian Kid tells you about New Vanessa Hudgens Topless photos! Link Sean Bonner: Today on iPhun we try to figure out what 'zombie game' is all about Link Andrea James: Kseniya Simonova's sand animation: Link Xeni Jardin: "Are you a hippie, a swinger, or just a dirty shirtcocker? Simpsons Burning Man, en Français Link HT @fitzroy Sean Bonner: I can't wait until "super portable, carry it in your butt" is a feature on all laptops Link Sean Bonner: Escalator + Stickers = Animation! Read the rest

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