Ireland on YouTube Part 1 – Belfast

August 12, 2007 at 9:02 pm 3 comments

This is the first in a series of meanders through Ireland as portrayed on YouTube. Let’s start with this sophisticated – and strangely appropriate – tribute to the Belfast Boy Georgie Best. It’s from YouTube user K2UGA. If you like it, there’s another version here.

The next four Belfast videos are just a click away – they include

  • Cartoon hero Captain Planet trying to save Belfast
  • American Jett Loe’s hilarious response to Captain Planet
  • A video clip of Belfast in 1901
  • Ali G visiting Belfast.

Check it! >>>

Captain Planet

You’ve got to look at both of the next two to get the full effect. First, here’s an edition of the 1990s Turner Corporation cartoon Captain Planet, in which our hero takes a few minutes off from saving the universe to save wee Belfast from sectarian violence.

Jett Loe, a Belfast-based American who who publishes a podcast called Letter to America, responded on YouTube by praising the above video for subtly capturing the pain and hatred of living in Belfast. Here’s his response. A number of people missed the irony of Jett’s response, with one replying that:

i hope i c u in my life u fucker so i can knock ur fuck in

Now here’s how Jett responded to this threat. And watch it to the end. It has a marvelous pay-off.

Belfast 1901

In case you’re confused by all of this, here is what Belfast is actually like. Or, at least, what it was like, in 1901.

Ali G visits Belfast

Finally, I’ve published this one already: Ali G visits Belfast. Check it!

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Next in series: Cork

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Entry filed under: Culture, Fun, Ireland, Ireland on YouTube, Sports, Video.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John Cav  |  August 14, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Jet Loe is one funny fuckin’ yank… Absolutely stirling stuff sir. A lot of work went in to the composition of this here post. A most worthy Huzzah!

    Friends have been duly emailed.

    Reply
  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  August 14, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for that, John.

    As an aside, it has just dawned on me – maybe Captain Planet is Bertie Ahern.

    Reply
  • 3. John Cav  |  August 15, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Possibly… But who in Fianna Fáil supplies the Heart?

    Reply

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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.

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