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(YouTube)   David Lee Roth's biggest fan loses camera. Pictures developed by stranger. Hilarity ensues   (youtube.com) divider line 175
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2011-04-05 01:18:59 PM  
That looks like that one Farker from WI with the long brown hair. Can't remember his name, I just remember seeing his picture at the Snakes on a Plane premier in Fitchburg years ago.
 
2011-04-05 01:43:08 PM  
Gold.
 
2011-04-05 01:47:35 PM  
Shenanigans

/hopes he's wrong
 
2011-04-05 01:51:54 PM  
Too funny.
 
2011-04-05 01:53:37 PM  
Feels like viral marketing.
 
2011-04-05 01:58:46 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Shenanigans

/hopes he's wrong


JerseyTim: Feels like viral marketing.


Trying to figure out the angle on the whole thing. He found it in '99 and developed it in 2000 and just now got around to putting it on the web over 10 years later? Odd.
 
2011-04-05 02:40:14 PM  
Nope. Don't know him.
 
2011-04-05 02:54:37 PM  
 
2011-04-05 03:08:58 PM  
Roth had this to say about the whole thing: "Yeah! Hombalay zeembalay bop boze-de-boze-de-bop! Whoo!"
 
2011-04-05 03:28:23 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

Just wanted to show Mr No 1 Fan my hand drawn picture from Mr Roth on an AA pillow cover.
 
2011-04-05 03:57:55 PM  

JerseyTim: Feels like viral marketing.


To me, too. Not that this sequence of things couldn't happen, but I'm not sure why I need to Like the FB page and participate. If it was more, "hey, do you know this guy?" I think it would be one thing, but this one seems oddly polished. I can't help but feel that this is a campaign for something. Maybe the disposable camera. Maybe some product/service/event that hasn't been officially announced yet.
 
2011-04-05 04:45:14 PM  
His name is Dan Stevenson. He lives in Schulenburg, Tx.
 
2011-04-05 04:52:27 PM  

SmackLT: JerseyTim: Feels like viral marketing.

To me, too. Not that this sequence of things couldn't happen, but I'm not sure why I need to Like the FB page and participate. If it was more, "hey, do you know this guy?" I think it would be one thing, but this one seems oddly polished. I can't help but feel that this is a campaign for something. Maybe the disposable camera. Maybe some product/service/event that hasn't been officially announced yet.


Do they even sell disposable cameras anymore? Everyone has one on their cell phone, at the very least. I thought it might be viral marketing, too, but I can't figure out what is being marketed if it is.
 
2011-04-05 04:53:14 PM  
Viral marketing, how does it work?
 
2011-04-05 04:58:59 PM  
Thought I found him...
curseofmacbeth.files.wordpress.com
But he's into Def Leppard, not Halen.
 
2011-04-05 05:07:47 PM  

Nabb1: SmackLT: JerseyTim: Feels like viral marketing.

To me, too. Not that this sequence of things couldn't happen, but I'm not sure why I need to Like the FB page and participate. If it was more, "hey, do you know this guy?" I think it would be one thing, but this one seems oddly polished. I can't help but feel that this is a campaign for something. Maybe the disposable camera. Maybe some product/service/event that hasn't been officially announced yet.

Do they even sell disposable cameras anymore? Everyone has one on their cell phone, at the very least. I thought it might be viral marketing, too, but I can't figure out what is being marketed if it is.


They're going to "find" the "mystery rocker," and it'll turn out that he works for Ovaltine's marketing division.
 
2011-04-05 05:11:04 PM  
I came here to say I hate Van Halen.

I hate Van Halen.

Ah, that's better
 
2011-04-05 05:17:48 PM  
I ask: "Where is the Hilarity?"
 
2011-04-05 05:21:53 PM  

Galwran: Viral marketing, how does it work?


What would the angle be? I can see what you mean... but what could possibly transpire to promote a product?
 
2011-04-05 05:26:33 PM  
What are the chances the camera is found by somebody with advanced editing skills and a great voice-over voice?
 
2011-04-05 05:39:56 PM  
thought the photos were going to be much more embarassing. Guy's collection wasn't that over the top. And the only embarassing picture is him horsing around at his place. I've probably taken 100's of pictures doing much more embarassing things.

I think three things are possibly going on here, viral marketing (as someone said, just having a laugh at this guy's expense, or its the "fan's" own video. No love for any of these.
 
2011-04-05 05:42:39 PM  
Because People in power are Stupid:
I ask: "Where is the Hilarity?"


And more importantly, when does it ensue?
 
2011-04-05 05:44:26 PM  
Came here for the hilarity.

/leaves disappointed
//oh, and viral marketing.
 
2011-04-05 05:44:39 PM  
I was looking for a pic of the weird hairy guy wearing basically a diaper and a gun because it looks like the guy in the video.

/but then I stumbled across a picture of a girl penetrating another girl with a NES light gun
//and now I'll be busy for a while
 
2011-04-05 05:45:06 PM  
I lost a camera in Washington DC while on a class trip in 1997. I've dreamt of this exact scenario happening to me.
 
2011-04-05 05:45:32 PM  
Viral marketing? Nah, couldn't Hey look! A new VH/David Lee Roth album soon (new window)!

 
2011-04-05 05:48:04 PM  

DrRatchet: Viral marketing? Nah, couldn't Hey look! A new VH/David Lee Roth album soon (new window)!


A man, a plan, a canal, Panama? (new window)
 
2011-04-05 05:48:51 PM  
This guy attended a David Lee Roth show at some rib joint in 1999, then spent the next decade creating a YouTube video to make fun of someone?

/loser.
//Ok, so he spent half that decade waiting for YouTube to be invented.
 
mjg
2011-04-05 05:48:54 PM  

MugzyBrown: What are the chances the camera is found by somebody with advanced editing skills and a great voice-over voice?


This.
 
2011-04-05 06:14:35 PM  
No chortles.
No guffaws.
No snickers.
No hilarity.
No ensuing.
 
2011-04-05 06:24:37 PM  

mjg: MugzyBrown: What are the chances the camera is found by somebody with advanced editing skills and a great voice-over voice?

This.


triptogn: No chortles.
No guffaws.
No snickers.
No hilarity.
No ensuing.


These.
 
2011-04-05 06:39:05 PM  
Watching marketing firms try to do something viral is like watching your parents try to be cool. It just feels... wrong.
 
2011-04-05 06:41:08 PM  
No, facespace and youtube, I will not market for you.
 
2011-04-05 06:41:19 PM  
WOW that story fell so farking flat....

fark that tool.
 
2011-04-05 06:41:29 PM  
This is a fake. I can tell by the VanPixels.
 
2011-04-05 06:42:35 PM  

Nabb1: SmackLT: JerseyTim: Feels like viral marketing.

To me, too. Not that this sequence of things couldn't happen, but I'm not sure why I need to Like the FB page and participate. If it was more, "hey, do you know this guy?" I think it would be one thing, but this one seems oddly polished. I can't help but feel that this is a campaign for something. Maybe the disposable camera. Maybe some product/service/event that hasn't been officially announced yet.

Do they even sell disposable cameras anymore? Everyone has one on their cell phone, at the very least. I thought it might be viral marketing, too, but I can't figure out what is being marketed if it is.


Why so cynical? Guy found a camera at a concert and developed the pictures. Then, several years later, some other guy in Brooklyn finds some film in the park, develops it, posts a video and finds the people who took the pictures. Guy #1 says "Hey, I forgot about those rocker pics from years ago, I should do the same thing!"

/naive
 
2011-04-05 06:43:15 PM  
Viral Marketing?

Perhaps Fotomat (new wiki window) is going to make a comeback!

Wouldn't that be awesome? You can drive up to the kiosk located in the middle of a parking lot and hand them the card from your digital camera. You'd come back the next day and pick up your 4×6 color prints.
 
2011-04-05 06:56:18 PM  
"here's what you need to do, like us on facebook and blah blah blah"

No thanks, go fark yourself. The pictures weren't amusing enough for the amount of time this douche spent on his crappy youtube video. And you can't really make fun of the guy for liking David Lee Roth when you were at the same concert doing the same thing.
 
2011-04-05 07:01:43 PM  
I'm sure the guy forgot about his pictures, you know, that night.
 
2011-04-05 07:03:05 PM  
There's something familiar about this picture, and I'm not talking about the Sarah Palin looking lady.

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2011-04-05 07:08:32 PM  

ultraholland: No, facespace and youtube, I will not market for you.


Do they even need marketing?
 
2011-04-05 07:17:22 PM  

JerseyTim: Feels like viral marketing.


Gotta be.

The narrator's voice is just too perfect and the special effects as well.

In fact, I hate to say this, but the narrator and/or the script remind me of the audio book version of Snow Crash.
 
2011-04-05 07:20:36 PM  
Soulhat opened?

Man, why did I ever leave Austin?!



Remember when disposable cameras were a thing?
 
2011-04-05 07:26:39 PM  

The Ghost of Tom Ace: There's something familiar about this picture, and I'm not talking about the Sarah Palin looking lady.


26.media.tumblr.com

Could it be this?
 
2011-04-05 07:37:51 PM  
So...it's okay to post pictures of the mystery rocker but when it comes to showing pictures of your friends, you have to block out the eyes?

That seems real fair.

Asshole.
 
2011-04-05 07:40:07 PM  

MugzyBrown: What are the chances the camera is found by somebody with advanced editing skills and a great voice-over voice?


Why is it hard to believe? It's a disposable camera with not even mildly entertaining photos of a who gives an f show from a decade ago. It's not exactly like he found a camera that caught the JFK assassination from another angle.
 
2011-04-05 07:46:42 PM  
From the FB page:

"We made Fark and Reddit. This is getting kooky. Lot's of comments thinking this is just viral marketing. That would indicate I'm getting paid for this. I'm not."

Until someone floats a believable marketing angle, I'm not jumping on the "fake viral video!" bandwagon.

MugzyBrown: What are the chances the camera is found by somebody with advanced editing skills and a great voice-over voice?


In Austin, TX, not all that far-fetched. It's pretty much one big town filled with artsy pseudo-hippies, creative types, and dope-smoking slackers.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Besides, you make it sound like this was some lottery-winning find; as if it's not just one of the probably millions of disposable cameras that have been lost over the years. Chances are very good that one of them would be found by a person with the creativity and skills to do this.
 
2011-04-05 07:48:16 PM  
It's not exactly a viral hit. Only 313 hits on YouTube since it went up yesterday.
 
2011-04-05 07:48:16 PM  
t3.gstatic.com

Cool idea, though.
 
2011-04-05 07:51:08 PM  
What's in it for me?
 
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