My Head Is Being Cleaned

MaxKriegerVG: "Let's explore the wild, weird artistry of VHS/DVD/CD cleaners"

As time went on, they got to be more visually elaborate, with CG animations and music/sfx. You have to admit, there's something kind of haunting but exciting about them, as if dangerous things you cannot comprehend are currently underway inside your VCR.

These are glorious, and I recommend that you press play on all of them at the same time, with sound.

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7 Responses:

  1. Spook says:

    Nope, didn't work. I played through all of these cleaning videos, then tried playing some youtube videos. They're just as crappy as ever.

  2. Pavel says:

    I wish there was a Youtube playlist of these.

    • jwz says:

      Welcome to the the Modern World of the Future, where the only sane way to share video is to mirror it. The way Twitter and Instagram embeds work is utterly vile.

      • Pavel says:

        Despite Youtube's best efforts to cripple any sort of usability on their platform, I managed to get these videos into their festering anus, tagged with links back to the original tweets, largely by fiddling around in the command line and Chrome's console.

        Five of them already have automated copyright claims, but at this point I'm extremely disinterested in what that even means.

  3. tfb says:

    So I'm reading this on an iOS device, and it won't play more than one of these at once. Because of course it won't, because it's 1985.

  4. Nibby says:

    This must rank high up there in "most pointless use of a Lisp Machine".

  5. James says:

    The sound of playing all of these at once in a loop is doing something to my brain.

    I don't think it is anything good.

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