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Jon's Top Five YouTube vids from 2011 #5

No Picks of the Week list today (they'll be back in 2012).

In the meantime, I give you my top five videos from the ones I first saw in 2011, starting with #5.

Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) (Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire)




This actually made my list of interesting blog posts last week  (by way of Stephanie L. Weippert (slweippert).

Aside from video itself being cleverly produced, it contains a short, but brilliant description of exactly what constitutes 'Steampunk'. It also has an annoyingly catchy tune which I haven't been able to get out of my head all week.





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starry_diadem
Dec. 23rd, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Jon, that has just made my day. I love it. Thank you!


And have a merry Christmas with your family.
jongibbs
Dec. 23rd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
You too, Anna :)
snapes_angel
Dec. 23rd, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Darn. Too bad I can't see it. Ah, well.
jongibbs
Dec. 23rd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Why can't you see it?
snapes_angel
Dec. 23rd, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Because the embedded video was not displaying.
snapes_angel
Dec. 23rd, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Still isn't, either.
rymrytr
Dec. 24th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
It didn't show for me either, but here's a link until it does :o)

Just Glue Some Gears On It
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, Warren. I don't know why some folks can't see it. Mind you, LJ just installed their latest round of 'improvements', so perhaps that caused the problem :(
JSPailly
Dec. 25th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
Greco-Roman Steam Punk
Most steam punk is set in the 19th Century, but I really wish there was more in Ancient Greece or Rome. Supposedly the Greeks invented a simple steam engine but never found a good use for it. Imagine what would have happened if they had.
jongibbs
Dec. 25th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC)
Re: Greco-Roman Steam Punk
I remember seeingsomething about that. It was a spinning ball used as a novelty toy, but never put to any other use.

I forget the inventor's name, but I think he also came up with an ingenious set of 'automatic' doors - used in temples to impress potential worshippers (and donors).
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