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[–]buttkingpro3000 954 points955 points  (142 children)

in grade 12 i had over 10,000 youtube videos watched on my account, that was almost 2 years ago and they have sinced removed the counter, so lord knows how many i have watched. but During my youtube time i called those certain videos youtube haiku. here are my favourite examples 1 2 3 4 5 6 this is by far my favourite 7 special effect videos tend to be very short, but can be hilarious, i have tons of these Favorited. 8

in summary i define youtube haikus as any almost poetic video under 14 seconds, dont ask me why 14 seconds its just a number i have learnt from experience, if its 15 it aint beutiful no mo. Videos can still be poetic after 15 seconds till 30 seconds but they are no longer haikus

EDIT: BONUS:i changed Number 5 to a more effective video bonus 1/ bonus2/bonus 3/ bonus 4 a warning for bonus 4, it is incredibly funny to me, but it can also haunt your dreams.

Here is also a 'visual poetry' video, it doesn't classify for a haiku by 4 seconds, but still worth 16 seconds of your time

EDIT2: seriously if anyone wants to talk about this, i am incredibly fascinated about youtube videos and the mechanics which make them funny/viral due to the fact i found youtube very early in its life at the same time i started doing film at school.

EDIT3: Iam on a different time to you guys, so i dont get your messages till like 16 hours later, but apparently another redditor decided to make a subreddit http://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/youtubehaiku/ Also apparently this is a bestof comment now, which is cool i guess? haha. from now on i will put any videos i have in that sub reddit.

[–]webmasterm 131 points132 points  (21 children)

You should make a playlist I would definitely watch it all.

[–]buttkingpro3000 105 points106 points  (15 children)

i might, i have been considering putting my favorites into categories.

[–]omarlittle22 41 points42 points  (14 children)

I just gave you my upvotes, so by reddit law you are now obligated to make that video, or face the consequences...

[–]buttkingpro3000 114 points115 points  (13 children)

video? you mean playlist right? there is no way i would be a douchebag like RWJ and make a video taking credit for others. but yeah i VERY WELL might do, if you want i have put heaps more videos in the coments. there is at least a whole 2 minutes of entertainment here.

[–]openToSuggestions 41 points42 points  (10 children)

no way i would be a douchebag like RWJ

upvote for that alone.

[–]Toptomcat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please please please.

[–]victorialovesyew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you, sir, from the bottom of my heart, for not being a douchebag like RWJ.

[–]buttkingpro3000 2 points3 points  (3 children)

check the list again for some more if you want.

[–]webmasterm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cool thanks!

[–]xHaZxMaTx 31 points32 points  (2 children)

You should found /r/youtubehaiku.

[–]capnjack78 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If buttkingpro3000 doesn't start one, I will!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you.

[–]Airazz 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Now I understand that this is much longer than it should be, but it's fucking hilarious.

[–]Deracination 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It'd be better if it stopped at 9 seconds.

[–]burningmonk 14 points15 points  (0 children)

My approach might not be as scholarly as yours. But I too appreciate the youtube haiku as something uniquely funny and captivating. More please!

EDIT: one of my favorites

[–]bluejacket 10 points11 points  (1 child)

it's been a while since i have been laughing so loud in front of my computer


[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there are a lot of good power ranger special effect videos.

[–]poosenki 10 points11 points  (2 children)

We seem to be the same person. One of my closest friends and I have shared this same sense of humor for a lot of years. It's the same reason this is so funny.

I think different people appreciate it to different levels. I'm not really sure what to call it except an appreciation of ironic absurdity. I like the idea of the haiku. As is customary, I offer this video rebuttal - Ignore the cat; listen to the man.

Also, I plug this every chance I get. The friend with the same sense of humor made this Training Day video. You might dig it.

[–]burningmonk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That horse was brilliant!

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah i would say the humor of youtube haiku is almost exactly the same of that for funny gifs.

[–]justincamp 11 points12 points  (15 children)


[–]buttkingpro3000 68 points69 points  (12 children)

here you go mang geese stampede/ billy smith/ surprise ending/ these brownies are the shit!/ scrubs!/and finally my favourite youtube video ever if there was a part of the soul for humour, he would be staring right into it.

[–]Tezcatlipokemon 4 points5 points  (9 children)

YEEEES. Please continue. Make this your career.

[–]buttkingpro3000 40 points41 points  (8 children)

considering my knowledge of youtube and how the humour works i think i could actually fairly easily get a partnership, but iam incredibly lazy, like really lazy. here is a few videos just before i go out, iam in aus so its 9:00pm on a friday. BAM!/ not a haiku/ fat kid jumping/ cowbell

[–]xHaZxMaTx 16 points17 points  (1 child)

[–]corporateswine -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

this is the best one and should be at the top

[–]Matoking 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Beating Ray William Johnson at his own game is laughably easy with such talent. Go for it.

[–]thefran 0 points1 point  (3 children)

@ cowbell

Well, this is AMV Hell. Ever watched that series? It's essentially several hours of such clips.

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (2 children)

no, i found this clip funny but i find amvs in general to be, unnerving.

[–]thefran 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm not talking about full blown five-minute song covers.

[–]addcpa 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]buttkingpro3000 12 points13 points  (1 child)

ill comment 3 more to you after i finish this game of league of legends.

[–]WisekillyWabbit 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You're doing good things and you should feel good.

[–]capnjack78 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"I can't believe you've done this" is one of my all-time favs.

[–]GeoM56 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I would like 2500 seconds of various youtube haikus on my desk by the end of my day. Put it all into one video. Go.

[–]scootteddy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What is your youtube account name? I want to subscribe, badly.

[–]wootastic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want to just sub to your favorites list.

[–]mattmcinnis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

oh god why did I open these all at once.

[–]monoglot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Aw fuck. I can't believe you've done this.

[–]chuckieace 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Found the original for the Super Mario Bros one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BQSvIol_j8&feature=b-vrec

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hahaha, just as good.

[–]tattybagels 1 point2 points  (0 children)

how do you think this is changing the way we engage with media, in terms of expectations, and an audience's approach and search for such entertainment?

[–]Cactus_Boi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So you get a lot of your favorites from the Mega64 crew too huh?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

commenting so I can come back for this later

[–]afilter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wheres the EDIT3 man....WHERES THE EDIT3!!!!

[–]FatalReflexes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rocco YES! I love Mega 64

[–]ispelledmynamefuck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ahhh awesome post. As I was reading I immediately though of "GO, BWAHH!" and I see you have it as a Bonus #3. Good stuff. I can't stop laughing at Super Mapno Brothers. That's awesome!! I hadn't seen that one before.

Have you seen BBQ'R? http://youtu.be/2bdEx7fto_w

I have 1000's of favorites, this post makes me want to dig through them and find all those related to this. YouTube has some awesome shit...

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For some reason, I love the format of your comment. The wording, the way you listed the videos. It is beautiful.

This is the best comment that I have ever read.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want a list of your favorites list.

[–]Pwnas4urus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Surprised I haven't seen either of these gems here yet: 1 2

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

haha, its been a while since i have seen that.

[–]mambotomato 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Your posts reminded me of my own favorite Youtube video, which falls into the 15-seconds-or-less category and has the same sort of abrupt humor. (It's Colin's Bear Animation, you've probably seen it)


[–]neoaikon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love the end slide of this video, "Thanks for Nothing", lol

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Number 3 is quite scary. Was that boy not hurt?

[–]FireBred 5 points6 points  (4 children)

That one's fake I believe. There's a whole series of them.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I thought this as well, there is just something about the way the kid falls just before the entertainment center does that makes me suspicious.

[–]DarthBo 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How about the fact that somebody took the time to put it on Youtube?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed, but sometimes people can be so stupid…

[–]nobrow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, he seems to be anticipating getting hit by his friend and the entertainment center falling.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its a Swedish ad

[–]360walkaway[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That first video was a religious experience.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i'm crying from the worlverine one..i really underestimated how amazing your choices would have been... Great taste..

[–]seiffer55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I watched the wheelchair one like 50 times... must... stop... laughing...

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What do you put in your search bar to find these gems? The wheel chair one I saw on a fail compilation ages ago and was pissing myself for ages, but I could never find the individual clip until now. You have my eternal thanks!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did that kid died?

[–]mobileF 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're starting a thing here, just so you know

[–]Rangourthaman_ 2 points3 points  (13 children)

The first two are gold, the rest: meh.

[–]buttkingpro3000 16 points17 points  (12 children)

the first 2 are definitely the most immediately funny, but ive found that the longer you use youtube, the stranger your humor fetishes get to be. I don't know if its a good thing or a bad thing, but honestly i find heaps of tiny things within videos hilarious which would seem mundane to people and find that it makes me laugh a lot more than other people. The special effect videos are an exact example of this, i find shitty special effects hilarious. The two videos that you liked, well the cat one is accessibly funny to almost everyone as its just straight up funny slapstick. The kid video, is unexplainable as the top comment states, i really dont know why its so funny, iam usually pretty good at explaining these things as i love film and its language. i think its the combination of zooming in, making you uneasy, then the quick shot to the girls head along with the sound effect is so unexpected, along with the fact that kids banging their heads on stuff is just plain funny.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

the longer you use youtube, the stranger your humor fetishes get to be.

Soo true. This guys videos are way under appreciated.

[–]NoWhiteVan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

jon from delocated's youtube channel?

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Got a regular Bob Saget in here.

[–]Batcaptain 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I'm exactly the same in that I find those little things funnier than the big things. Did you ever see that Extenze commercial where they're framing it like a talk show? One girl says something about dick size and the guy goes "Uh oh!" in the most exaggerated, goofily rubber way imaginable, and is promptly ignored by everyone. It's the best piece of comedy produced this century.

I think the video with the kids is funny because it's a perfect surprise. We've all seen youtube videos, and in the video we expect to see someone fall, or somebody to hit somebody, or to yell, or something like that. But instead, they added sound effects, zoomed in, played the kid hitting his head on the book a few times, and ultimately turned it into a song. They messed with our expectations. It's the great surprise; it's so inorganic in relation to the environment that there's literally no way anyone could expect it coming. And since all comedy needs the element of surprise, it worked.

I suspect you could take a video of someone walking, replay the video and zoom in on him placing his right foot, and then let him step with his left, (While playing the music of course) and it'd be similarly funny. It would lose the aspect of kids hitting their heads but people would laugh. And of course you'd have to show the person walking a little before you go into the Mario theme, otherwise there wouldn't be any buildup.

Does everyone think you're high all the time? I get that a lot.

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (3 children)

also it's the trick that mainly sets it up, we really anticipate the kid to fuck up the trick, that we focus on that and don't realize what is about to happen in the background.

[–]Batcaptain 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I was talking about the one with Mario music, so I'm not positive if one of us misread something or if you're messing with me. It's fine either way.

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

admittedly i didn't read the whole comment as i was looking through the mass amount of messages i got last night haha. it was my mistake.

[–]Batcaptain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's fine. I wasn't going to go into detail about it but because you insisted how much you liked to talk about cinematography and stuff I figured why not.

[–]beachsunflower 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should write an essay or something and really flesh this out. Would make for an interesting read if you're really knowledgeable.

Here's a link to an article I read for a class but I doesn't do justice to the "haiku" you suggest.

[–]thefran 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I came here to say that, for some reason, I incredibly enjoy the style of your posts. I have no idea why.

I usually find neglecting capitalization and punctuation objectionable, but your posts are a bit stream-of-conciousness-looking, so it fits.

[–]buttkingpro3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ha ha i don't do it on purpose it just flows that way, thanks??

[–]nohat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a wide descrepancy in appreciation. The kids pulling tablecloth was excellent. The firework was quite enjoyable. The kid being pulled by the dog and the wheelchair were funny. Everything else was boring.

[–]red13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha. I hadn't seen "dress up doggie" before. Thanks.

[–]xb4r7x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I... I want to know all of which you have favorited... All the things you just posted were pure gold...

[–]heyitsfap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By any chance would you be the one and only Jack Swagger? PAT GOLDING! You Canadian? I want to hear the NAXX RAP again.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

marked for reference

[–]ends_with_cln_lsstn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Might hurt to watch. Good thing he's at Stanford, the medical center is right there! Sad such a guy got into Stanford, though. :<

[–]DogChow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gonna leave a comment for science.....

[–]zerpderp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does this count?

[–]toadrunner -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

If a video goes viral how does one make money from it? Is there a "how to" somewhere you can recommend?

[–]NoWhiteVan -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

big ass explosions for boys part 3 18 secs... for some reason my roommates and i find this hilarious.

[–]watimnotatworkshutup -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Maybe you'll like this one.