Classy English Actors Dramatically Re-enact Stupid YouTube Flamewars

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV, Tech
Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm

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By now, we've probably all seen the commercials in which James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell read Facebook statuses aloud in their distinctive thespian tones. You also know that on a broadcast TV commercial, there's no way they could truly recreate the discourse of the Internet, lest the FCC track them down for a new Ludovico treatment as punishment.

The YouTube comments section on any given video is particularly egregious; a cesspool of the human race's worst anonymous impulses to wish death, rape and suicide upon one another. But when these rantings - in this case, and argument about the sexual orientation of a One Direction member - are performed by English actors in artsy black and white cinematography...well, it just proves that one person's trash is another's treasure.

Keep going for probably the funniest thing you'll see all day.



h/t Mark Ebner

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