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(Daily Dot)   Internet legend Technoviking is attempting to have himself scrubbed from the Web. Behold the greatness while you still can   (dailydot.com ) divider line
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2013-01-17 05:41:32 PM  
10 votes:
LOL at the thought of anything ever being "scrubbed" from the internet.  The days where that may have been possible are LONG gone.
2013-01-17 06:26:32 PM  
9 votes:

cretinbob: Stay inside and don't go to public places, especially outdoor festivals, if you don't want your picture taken, dumbass.


or here's a radical thought: since this guy has apparently been dining out on the Viking for a long time, paying his rent and etc, maybe he could have, ya know cut the guy featured in the video a check one in a while and the guy might have been cool with the whole thing
2013-01-17 06:08:11 PM  
7 votes:
Stay inside and don't go to public places, especially outdoor festivals, if you don't want your picture taken, dumbass.
2013-01-17 05:53:43 PM  
7 votes:
Somebody give Technoviking a reality show. I'd watch that.
2013-01-17 07:20:14 PM  
5 votes:

Felgraf: No. The person who FILMED the video has been making money. Technoviking got none of it. He is kind of pissed that someone else has been reaping profits using him without any consent from him whatsoever, nor any monetary reimbursement.

Basically: The person who's been making the money *ISN'T* Technoviking. From what I knew, the identity of technoviking was, for a long time, unknown.


Technoviking was doing a public performance. If he didn't want to give it away he shouldn't have given performance away in a public venue. If it were an enclosed venue which charged admission then that's a completely different issue and he'd have a case.

Same would go for a flash mob. If someone filmed it in public and YT gave them money then that's not the submitter's fault. Just like if AP gave someone money for footage of an accident or newsworthy image, the subject of the image has no claim in public.
2013-01-17 07:06:09 PM  
5 votes:

WhyKnot: Page won't open on my phone...but if I understand the quoted text, the following occurred:


No.

1) Artist records TechnoViking
2) Posts video online, forgets about it
3) Years later, it goes viral
4) He reposts it to YouTube, it goes viraler
5) YouTube starts sending him checks
6) TechnoViking doesn't like being InternetFamous, sues.
2013-01-17 07:34:21 PM  
4 votes:
Here's a better resolution vid.

How a man with so much muscle can have bouncy moobs is beyond my understanding.
2013-01-17 07:10:33 PM  
4 votes:
Will Technoviking wear a shirt in court?

Will he still point with the same authority when asked who the man was that filmed him the day of the parade?
2013-01-17 06:58:57 PM  
4 votes:
When it comes to classic viking memes I like the viking kittens sailing along to the Immigrant Song better. Not to take anything away from Technoviking but I like Zeppelin more than techno music.
2013-01-17 06:48:23 PM  
4 votes:

Magorn: cretinbob: Stay inside and don't go to public places, especially outdoor festivals, if you don't want your picture taken, dumbass.

or here's a radical thought: since this guy has apparently been dining out on the Viking for a long time, paying his rent and etc, maybe he could have, ya know cut the guy featured in the video a check one in a while and the guy might have been cool with the whole thing


Or they could partner up and open a TechnoViking club. Some venture capitalist out there can be convinced it's a good idea.

/make money for yourself, not lawyers
2013-01-17 07:13:18 PM  
3 votes:

t3knomanser: WhyKnot: Page won't open on my phone...but if I understand the quoted text, the following occurred:

No.

1) Artist records TechnoViking
2) Posts video online, forgets about it
3) Years later, it goes viral
4) He reposts it to YouTube, it goes viraler
5) YouTube starts sending him checks
6) TechnoViking doesn't like being InternetFamous, sues.


YouTube sends checks to people? So there really is 'Internet money'? Does Tron guy know? What about sneezing panda?
2013-01-17 07:09:52 PM  
3 votes:

WhyKnot: Page won't open on my phone...but if I understand the quoted text, the following occurred:
(1) he used the video to gain fame and notoriety;
(2) now he feels he is known for something other than being the 'techno-Viking';
(3) he wants his past as the 'techno-Viking' scrubbed

Did I get that right? If so, I really dislike people like that.



No. The person who FILMED the video has been making money. Technoviking got none of it. He is kind of pissed that someone else has been reaping profits using him without any consent from him whatsoever, nor any monetary reimbursement.

Basically: The person who's been making the money *ISN'T* Technoviking. From what I knew, the identity of technoviking was, for a long time, unknown.
2013-01-17 07:05:35 PM  
3 votes:

WhyKnot: miss diminutive: Fritsch used the video's success to anchor his artistic career as he studied the meme as artform.

Studying memes for a living?

I knew I should've gotten a major in memeology with a minor in rickroll planking.

Page won't open on my phone...but if I understand the quoted text, the following occurred:
(1) he used the video to gain fame and notoriety;
(2) now he feels he is known for something other than being the 'techno-Viking';
(3) he wants his past as the 'techno-Viking' scrubbed

Did I get that right? If so, I really dislike people like that.


Nope. Someone else used the video to gain fame, notoriety and a paycheck. Now Technoviking wants the shiat taken down because someone that wasn't him profited from it.
2013-01-17 06:53:45 PM  
3 votes:

spentmiles: If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.


i.imgur.com
2013-01-17 06:11:55 PM  
3 votes:
I must be the only one on Fark who never heard of him.
2013-01-17 05:49:48 PM  
3 votes:

miss diminutive: Fritsch used the video's success to anchor his artistic career as he studied the meme as artform.

Studying memes for a living?

I knew I should've gotten a major in memeology with a minor in rickroll planking.


Sounds nice and all but when you got to the job market it would have let you down and you would have had to give it up.
2013-01-17 05:45:08 PM  
3 votes:
yeah. good luck with that.
2013-01-17 05:42:37 PM  
3 votes:
Fritsch used the video's success to anchor his artistic career as he studied the meme as artform.

Studying memes for a living?

I knew I should've gotten a major in memeology with a minor in rickroll planking.
2013-01-18 02:24:19 AM  
2 votes:
The artist is trying to do the right thing by actively 'scrubbing' his involvement with the project.He should add to that effort by giving those YT 'checks' over to TV as an additional gesture of decency.The artist isnt a gubby pig recording executive,hes just an artist who inadvertantly created an awesome video.
Technoviking should just pardon the guy and enjoy his fame....then go kill the Grendle and its mother.
2013-01-17 10:31:13 PM  
2 votes:
As someone who has been used so someone can make a quick buck, I can relate to Technoviking's dilemma.

I was on leave from a deployment a few years ago, when I was approached by a woman in her early 20s. She told me she was an aspiring videographer, and I was perfect for her next "art project." Having been drinking a bit, and thinking she was quite cute, I agreed, asking her what I would need to do.

She brought me to her studio and told me that her project was to film the muscles on my back as I attempted to break the ropes that would be tied to my wrists. I thought nothing of it and took off my shirt. She bound my wrists, took a step back, and told me my pants were too high and would get in the way of her shot. I sighed, but acquiesced, I mean, hell, cute chicks don't offer to take mty pants off every day.

She tells me she's about to start filming, when I hear what sounds like a belt being tightened. I look over my shoulder, and there she is, stark naked, adjusting the largest strap-on, I've ever seen. I started trying to fight the ropes, but I must have been far too drunk, and ended up passing out from exhaustion before she even touched me.

Next thing I remember, I'm waking up on a stone floor with one sore rectum, a splitting headache, and a business card taped to my chest. Turns out she was not an aspiring videographer, but an ass-pirating videographer.

About two years later, I go to my local smut repository, and I'm browsing through an issue of 'Asian schoolgirl fantasies', when I hear someone whisper from behind me, "honey, isn't that the guy?" "You're right, he was in the one you bought last month." Turns out, she did this to a bunch of other guys and made a series of femdom videos, and is quite rich, now.

So, fight on, Mr. Viking, my ripped and bleeding anus is cheering for you.
2013-01-17 09:15:21 PM  
2 votes:

thoughtsausage: huh, I always thought that picture was G. G. Allin.


Not nearly enough blood, piss, shiat, cutting or other retarded dumbfarkery for that.
2013-01-17 07:52:07 PM  
2 votes:

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Here's a better resolution vid.

How a man with so much muscle can have bouncy moobs is beyond my understanding.


It's not like pecs are constantly tight and flexed you know.
2013-01-17 07:40:41 PM  
2 votes:
I had never heard of him until now.

Streisand effect I guess.
2013-01-17 07:40:21 PM  
2 votes:
2013-01-17 07:03:59 PM  
2 votes:

spentmiles: If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.


He'd dance all over your face and you'd be the next internet sensation.

/Utz utz utz utz
2013-01-17 07:03:07 PM  
2 votes:
images.dailyfill.com
Still don't know what thell is wrong with German people
2013-01-17 07:02:11 PM  
2 votes:
Heck, I've never heard of this guy until I saw this post. *shrug*
2013-01-17 07:01:34 PM  
2 votes:
Aw man... Didn't need a reason to not love the Technoviking.
2013-01-17 07:00:06 PM  
2 votes:
Years later this guy still scares crap out of me.
2013-01-17 06:57:51 PM  
2 votes:

spentmiles: If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.


I know of a magazine you might like...
2013-01-17 06:53:15 PM  
2 votes:
Dude is my hero. I love when he make the guy go back. Pushes his hand down when he points where he wants to go and shames him. Then does some awesome moves
2013-01-17 06:49:52 PM  
2 votes:
Seems like the Germans don't fark around when it comes to privacy.
2013-01-17 06:49:00 PM  
2 votes:
If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.
2013-01-19 10:02:54 AM  
1 vote:
DrPainMD
I'm not familiar with German law, it looks as tho the videographer was no more than 10 feet in front of him, so he must have known that he was being videoed. In the US, that's implied consent.

That's nice (or rather not) for the US, but in Germany that implies jack shiat.

DrPainMD
The legal definition of "commercial use" is not what you think it is. See my post, above. Making money off of the video doesn't mean that its use is commercial.

Two posts later you're suddenly familiar with German law (and a mind reader)?
2013-01-18 12:27:56 PM  
1 vote:

stonicus: Why does he want it off? It's a cool video and I bet he got laid like crazy cuz of it!


Because someone else has been making money.

TechnoViking's Identity has been known for a while now. There are even him doing interviews talking about the video.
His name is Harold Seele and his a German body builder and personal trainer.

He doesn't need a lawyer, he needs an agent
2013-01-18 04:42:17 AM  
1 vote:

Wayne 985: The artist really should've cut Viking in on the YouTube checks, but otherwise he seems honorable. He's even refusing to divulge the subject's name.


Apparently, his name is Harald Seele.
2013-01-18 03:54:54 AM  
1 vote:
The artist really should've cut Viking in on the YouTube checks, but otherwise he seems honorable. He's even refusing to divulge the subject's name.
2013-01-18 12:10:53 AM  
1 vote:

nekom: LOL at the thought of anything ever being "scrubbed" from the internet.  The days where that may have been possible are LONG gone.


I do that for clients and until now I have high success rate, for all jobs, even with US christian Lobby groups and Germany information freedom anarchists .

so not it not "long gone" just cost more
2013-01-17 11:22:06 PM  
1 vote:

offacue: [25.media.tumblr.com image 200x230]


Ooga chugga ooga chugga ooga chugga ooga chugga
2013-01-17 10:47:48 PM  
1 vote:

danno_to_infinity: what does going Striesband mean?


The Streisand Effect.
2013-01-17 10:31:29 PM  
1 vote:
rlv.zcache.com

Proper courtroom attire.
2013-01-17 10:06:17 PM  
1 vote:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Because there used to be one of those set to that one cover of "The Final Countdown," I can tell you that I'm mildly distraught.

Mildly, now.


Still plugging that horrible cover, I see. How much ad revenue have you gained from it by now?
2013-01-17 10:02:54 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: Seems like the Germans don't fark around when it comes to privacy.


Good on them, mate. Youngsters here in America have no idea what privacy is these days. Sadly some may come to regret youthful actions that make their way online a few years from now. Having these lovely gadgets and technology is not a signature on the dotted line selling your soul for public amusement. Farking idiots should start standing up for their rights before such rights disappear all together.

/ lawn, blahblahblah
2013-01-17 09:46:46 PM  
1 vote:
In this thread: YOUNG'UN BASTARDS WHO DAIN'T KNOW THERRR FARGKIN' HISTORAH AND'VE NEWW CONCEPT OF THERR POTENTIAL
2013-01-17 08:49:24 PM  
1 vote:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-17 08:29:58 PM  
1 vote:

bunner: Maybe they both were. All I know is every vastly muscular, shirtless AW I've ever seen in a crowd, and I worked a LOT in crowds at musical events, had a huge chip they were just waiting for somebody to knock off of their shoulder. I'm just tired of the whole pose. I mean, seriously, in 45 years of bluejeans, crappy T-Shirts, backwards hats and lame ass loops of other people's music is still "modern culture"? Just add annoyed chicks with a lot of makeup and guys who shave their heads. We not only ran out of ideas, the last place we filled up at before ditching the car by the medial has crappy gas.


One of the smarter posts I've read here.
With the added benefit of true.
You're Dennis Miller, aren't you?
2013-01-17 08:25:10 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sorry, but that is just too awesome to remove from the web.
We should have a kick starter to give him a few bucks for his image. It's just too perfect to lose now.
2013-01-17 08:13:49 PM  
1 vote:
i64.photobucket.com
2013-01-17 08:08:07 PM  
1 vote:
God that brings back great memories...or whats left of them!
Life as a teen in San Francisco in the late 80's early 90's going to Castro street fairs (not for kids) across the pond to the human being hippie fest (not spell right), that pounding music in the under ground clubs before the rich kids made it trendy calling themselves "club kids".

//I'm old ) :
2013-01-17 08:04:38 PM  
1 vote:
www.avatarspost.com
Just adding to the scrub list.
2013-01-17 07:53:06 PM  
1 vote:

Felgraf: bunner: One day, the piss poor excuse for fashion that is tough monkey douchebag jerk shall fade, tattoo parlors will have to open side product lines and offer haircutting, spinach chinned, obese steroid cases and their pumped counterparts will move back to the social pariah bench and thirteen year old boys and snotty girl who get all gooey in the shorts over violent sh*tbags will sigh sadly. Therefore, I think it is incumbent upon historians to archive this video as an artifact of a less civilized age. For academia.

Eh? Is Technoviking really a tough monkey douchebag jerk? I thought the point was he was reprimanding someone who was being a douche to another.


Maybe they both were. All I know is every vastly muscular, shirtless AW I've ever seen in a crowd, and I worked a LOT in crowds at musical events, had a huge chip they were just waiting for somebody to knock off of their shoulder. I'm just tired of the whole pose. I mean, seriously, in 45 years of bluejeans, crappy T-Shirts, backwards hats and lame ass loops of other people's music is still "modern culture"? Just add annoyed chicks with a lot of makeup and guys who shave their heads? We not only ran out of ideas, the last place we filled up at before ditching the car by the medial has crappy gas.
2013-01-17 07:48:30 PM  
1 vote:

bunner: One day, the piss poor excuse for fashion that is tough monkey douchebag jerk shall fade, tattoo parlors will have to open side product lines and offer haircutting, spinach chinned, obese steroid cases and their pumped counterparts will move back to the social pariah bench and thirteen year old boys and snotty girl who get all gooey in the shorts over violent sh*tbags will sigh sadly. Therefore, I think it is incumbent upon historians to archive this video as an artifact of a less civilized age. For academia.


Eh? Is Technoviking really a tough monkey douchebag jerk? I thought the point was he was reprimanding someone who was being a douche to another.
2013-01-17 07:47:18 PM  
1 vote:
And just because I'm in a giving mood.

Can-D-Music Navigator
2013-01-17 07:47:01 PM  
1 vote:
Oh wait you're serious, let me laugh even harder
2013-01-17 07:46:51 PM  
1 vote:
I had seen the still shot on fark. Was never aware there was a video. I had assumed it was a fark meme, lol.
2013-01-17 07:44:31 PM  
1 vote:
They can take down the video, but techno viking lives on in each and every one of us.

And Steve Porter will provide the sound track

/with Henry Rollings
2013-01-17 07:38:20 PM  
1 vote:

vartian: jehovahs witness protection: I must be the only one on Fark who never heard of him.

You and me, it looks like.


(shyly raises tiny internet hand)
and me....
2013-01-17 07:36:22 PM  
1 vote:
One day, the piss poor excuse for fashion that is tough monkey douchebag jerk shall fade, tattoo parlors will have to open side product lines and offer haircutting, spinach chinned, obese steroid cases and their pumped counterparts will move back to the social pariah bench and thirteen year old boys and snotty girl who get all gooey in the shorts over violent sh*tbags will sigh sadly. Therefore, I think it is incumbent upon historians to archive this video as an artifact of a less civilized age. For academia.
2013-01-17 07:35:11 PM  
1 vote:

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Here's a better resolution vid.

How a man with so much muscle can have bouncy moobs is beyond my understanding.


Steroids.
2013-01-17 07:23:52 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: Seems like the Germans don't fark around when it comes to privacy.


They have a lot to hide.
2013-01-17 07:23:17 PM  
1 vote:
Someone doesn't know how the interwebs works.
2013-01-17 07:17:42 PM  
1 vote:

vartian: jehovahs witness protection: I must be the only one on Fark who never heard of him.

You and me, it looks like.


Count me in too. Never heard the name.
2013-01-17 07:15:59 PM  
1 vote:

WhyKnot: YouTube sends checks to people? So there really is 'Internet money'?


Yep. You have to be getting a shiatton of views to earn it, but YouTube pays if you allow ads.
2013-01-17 07:08:41 PM  
1 vote:

WhyKnot: miss diminutive: Fritsch used the video's success to anchor his artistic career as he studied the meme as artform.

Studying memes for a living?

I knew I should've gotten a major in memeology with a minor in rickroll planking.

Page won't open on my phone...but if I understand the quoted text, the following occurred:
(1) he used the video to gain fame and notoriety;
(2) now he feels he is known for something other than being the 'techno-Viking';
(3) he wants his past as the 'techno-Viking' scrubbed

Did I get that right? If so, I really dislike people like that.


Not quite. The guy who uploaded the video is the guy behind the camera, artist Matthias Fritsch, not the Technoviking. No one, except Fritsch and the Technoviking himself (and probably the blue haired girl) knows who the Technoviking is.
2013-01-17 07:01:30 PM  
1 vote:

spentmiles: If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.


He touches you and you surrender to his desires. That is the way of the technoviking.
2013-01-17 07:01:02 PM  
1 vote:

reft: The water bottle still makes me laugh.

/Tag should be "Stupid"
//Utz utz utz utz


when he points and the guy bows his head and frowns makes almost puts me in tears
2013-01-17 06:59:54 PM  
1 vote:

spentmiles: If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.



lol
2013-01-17 06:59:34 PM  
1 vote:

spentmiles: If he tried to grab my arms like that, I would seriously beat his littering ass right there in the street. He'd be drinking that water through a tube poked into his drugged out veins. He's the kind of guy who likes to intimate people at public events. Well I'm not intimidated. Try that shiat on me you farking dweeb.


lmao
2013-01-17 06:57:56 PM  
1 vote:

www.badassoftheweek.com

Damnatio memoriae!

2013-01-17 06:56:56 PM  
1 vote:
I think some of those people might have been on drugs.
2013-01-17 06:54:44 PM  
1 vote:

jehovahs witness protection: I must be the only one on Fark who never heard of him.


nope
2013-01-17 06:46:53 PM  
1 vote:

jehovahs witness protection: I must be the only one on Fark who never heard of him.


Make that two of us.
2013-01-17 06:46:09 PM  
1 vote:
Umm, good luck with that.
2013-01-17 06:45:08 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: cretinbob: Stay inside and don't go to public places, especially outdoor festivals, if you don't want your picture taken, dumbass.

or here's a radical thought: since this guy has apparently been dining out on the Viking for a long time, paying his rent and etc, maybe he could have, ya know cut the guy featured in the video a check one in a while and the guy might have been cool with the whole thing


I don't get the impression that anyone actually knew who he was, other than the Technoviking, himself.
2013-01-17 06:30:41 PM  
1 vote:

jehovahs witness protection: I must be the only one on Fark who never heard of him.


You and me, it looks like.
 
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