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Classy English Actors Dramatically Re-enact Stupid YouTube Flamewars

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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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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist