Pre-History of Online Video

by on June 20, 2014

I'm headed to California to celebrate online video...for those of you who aren't able to come home, you get to celebrate it as well. Spend some time with the greatest internet videos ever made.

The Show with Ze Frank - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMs_JcuNozJa7tg80N_kITisZjHHeE3uo
For a while there it really felt like everyone on the internet was a Sports Racer. This listing of Ze's videos on YouTube is fantastic because a lot of them don't have many views so, if you want to, you can go through and experience them from the beginning with a lot of other Nerdfighters. Enjoy.

Homestar Runner - http://www.homestarrunner.com
I really believe this is one of the internet's greatest treasures. You could spend weeks rummaging around in here, and I encourage you to do that. There are not a lot of things that are simply as joyful and peculiar and deeply pleasing in my life as Homestar Runner. Just remember that, back in the day, my entire dorm would run to the nearest computer when we heard a new sbemail was out.

All Your Base - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fvTxv46ano
The thing to remember about All Your Base Are Belong to Us is that it was a self-sustained project that involved the willing collaborations of hundreds of individuals. The promotion of the original meme, the photoshopping, the musicians who created the synthesized voices...people were creating it simply because they loved being a part of its creation.

The End of the World - http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end
I don't know why this caught on so hard or who the creator was or where they are today, but it is a wonderful thing

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Elizabeth Munoz June 20, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Munoz I am 13 years old and I am from Beeville,Texas. I just finished your book The Fault in Our Stars (I started it yesterday) and I loved it. You are a great role model for me because I am writing a book right now. I wanted you to know I look up to up to you as a successful writer. Please try to write back to me because it would mean alot to me. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth M

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Julia June 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hi john !
I have a question about contacting you, I read that you have a P.O box if people want to send things to you or other things like letters, I was just wondering if I would send you a letter, would you reply to me or would you just read it and the just leave it?
Because I have so much I want to say but I don’t want to make as super long comment and I was just a little curious if you would reply to me.

(Waiting for answers)
Best regards Julia

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Meghan June 24, 2014 at 9:03 am

I remember watching Home Star Runner with my friends in high school. To this day Trogdor the Burnanator and Teen Girl Squad are still some of my favorite online videos (comics?)

Also this made me feel ancient, so thanks for that ;)

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