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Timmy O'Riley By L. Hadron and the Colliders 62

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from the shameless-self-promotion dept.
Making music has never been quite this awesome! Using only ThinkGeek products (Bliptronic 5000, Guitar Shirt, Drumkit Shirt, Stylophone, and Otamatone Electronic Instrument) the ultra-geeks over at ThinkGeek have created this ultra-cool cover of The Who's Baba O'Reilly. This also qualifies as a full blown shameless plug since ThinkGeek shares a corporate overlord with Slashdot.

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Timmy O'Riley By L. Hadron and the Colliders

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  • AWESOME (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 24, 2010 @02:07PM (#31262056)

    Now order all their stuff. ALL OF IT !!!!!

  • It's gone viral
  • Idle (Score:1, Troll)

    by Dunderflute (1001355)
    This actually made it to the front page?
  • by oodaloop (1229816) on Wednesday February 24, 2010 @02:18PM (#31262224)
    One man's shameless plug is another man's conflict of interest.
    • One man's shameless plug is another man's conflict of interest.

      One man's conflict of interest is another man's over-blown nonsense hardly worth thinking about.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by b4dc0d3r (1268512)

      I work with a guy who bought the guitar shirt, so I can amend your statement to be

      One man's shameless plug is another man's conflict of interest, is also another man's coworker's inspiration for being more retarded than he usually is.

      Here's how the internet works. You can choose not to click on some links - it's not like Pokemon. Or Garbage Pail Kids. It's pretty clearly labeled...

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Chris Burke (6130)

      Yeah well another man is an idiot.

      "Conflict of interest" is when you're a Judge, with a duty to administer impartial justice, but you have a material or personal investment in seeing a particular outcome. Or any similar case where official and personal interests conflict. That's what it means.

      Slashdot's official interest is to make money for itself and its parent company. Slashdot is not a civil servant. Whatever duty to impartiality you imagine Slashdot has is simply that -- your imagination. But in r

      • by oodaloop (1229816)
        Conflicts of interests apply more broadly than just your area of interest. Wikipedia defines it as, "A conflict of interest (COI) occurs when an individual or organization is involved in multiple interests, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation for an act in the other."

        Slashdot reports news. Thinkgeek sells products. Using a news site to generate sales at a site they also own is a conflict of interest. It raises questions as to their biases and how much their financial interests are skewin
        • by Chris Burke (6130)

          Wikipedia defines it as, "A conflict of interest (COI) occurs when an individual or organization is involved in multiple interests, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation for an act in the other."

          Slashdot reports news. Thinkgeek sells products. Using a news site to generate sales at a site they also own is a conflict of interest.

          Only according to baggage you are bringing with the phrase "reports news", like Slashdot is an analogue of NPR or CNN. It isn't. It's a link aggregator, that sometimes

          • by oodaloop (1229816)
            The tagline says, "News for Nerds." If it said, "Link Aggregator for Nerds," you might have an argument. But it doesn't. Slashdot claims it is a news site. CNN and NPR also link to or report random non-news stuff too, and when they report on entities their corporate overlord also owns, it's a conflict of interest.
            • by Chris Burke (6130)

              The tagline says, "News for Nerds." If it said, "Link Aggregator for Nerds," you might have an argument.

              So because it has the word "News" in the pithy tagline, Slashdot has the same obligations to provide unbiased news as a public good as organizations granted broadcast licenses by the FCC?

              If what something is called changed what something is, then you'd have a point. But as anyone can see, Slashdot is not a news site, it's a site that links to news and other things elsewhere based on extremely biased crit

              • by oodaloop (1229816)
                Pithy tagline or no, it's the word they chose to describe their site. News is an incredibly broad word, covering publicly funded radio stations, cable news networks, and local newspapers who simply repost articles from AP (which is their equivalent of slashdot linking to an article). Providing original research or commentary is not necessary to make it an "official" news site, or whatever your point was.

                But as anyone can see, Slashdot is not a news site,

                Which is why I have to make exasperating explanations to all my meatspace friends that slashdot merely

            • It also says "Stuff that matters."

              You don't matter. Get over it, and then get off /. and leave the rest of us who do matter alone.

        • by MaWeiTao (908546)

          You're right, and this happens constantly. It's just that usually it's done more subtlety than this.

  • Awesome! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Altus (1034) on Wednesday February 24, 2010 @02:22PM (#31262284) Homepage

    All it lacks is a witty one liner by someone who is putting on a pair of sunglasses!

  • Videos like this are why I go to Digg, not Slashdot. I come to Slashdot for tech news, There are already quite enough sites with this kind of crap on them, and I don't see why /. should be yet another.....crap, and this site doesn't even have a "bury" button!
    • Videos like this are why I go to Digg, not Slashdot. I come to Slashdot for tech news, There are already quite enough sites with this kind of crap on them, and I don't see why /. should be yet another.....crap, and this site doesn't even have a "bury" button!

      It does; there should be a "minus" sign next to the title that you can click on to "demote" the story. You can then tag it appropriately (binspam, dupe, notthebest, stale, stupid, slownesday, offtopic).

  • by Pojut (1027544) on Wednesday February 24, 2010 @02:34PM (#31262470) Homepage
  • A fan of Baba O'Riley already, I enjoyed it. As far as Slashvertisements go, this one was at least entertaining.

    Can't tell if they were syncing to the already recorded music, but it looks like they recorded the the instruments separately and edited the multitrack recording into the final audio track. They did do a bit of work, and it did make the toy instruments come off better than I would have expected.

  • Spectactular. Well done all. And yes, this is a pull medium, you can have curated geeky videos along with the curated geeky YRO. But, just curious, what's with the dogcam? Cheers, JamieXML
  • BMI Clearance (Score:5, Insightful)

    by KnowlerLongcloak (904607) on Wednesday February 24, 2010 @03:10PM (#31262904)

    I wonder if they purchased performance rights through BMI. If not, will the RIAA come down hard on ThinkGeek?

  • Best 3 minutes and 22 seconds I've wasted in a long, long time.
  • Extra points for the guy destroying his guitar shirt at the end.

  • (waves butane lighter)
  • ...that lame Who cover band that played during the Superbowl.

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