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Desc:The Elders of the Internet grant Jen the use of The Internet for her Employee of the Month speech.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Science & Technology
Tags:Internet, practical jokes, the internet, The IT crowd, Maurice Moss
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SolRo - 2012-02-26
5 internets.
MongoMcMichael - 2012-02-26
One of the best subplots from the best episode of the series.
stage - 2012-02-26
is this like the British version of The Big Bang Theory or something?
pastorofmuppets - 2012-02-26
IT Crowd is older. TBBT is more high-brow, if you can believe that.

FABIO - 2012-02-26
Seriously. Jesus.

Toenails - 2012-02-26
Moss > Sheldon

IT theme song > TBBT theme song

http://bit.ly/aEJrCO > http://bit.ly/wwfO32

What I'm trying to say is that you can't be more wrong, and suck my nerd-raging dick.

SolRo - 2012-02-26
Can't you girls just watch the good original british show and then pretend you liked it before it got a crappy mainstream american spinoff?

You can't be as cool as us real internet hipsters, but we'll let you pretend.

BHWW - 2012-02-26
Yeah, the failed Americanized pilot for The IT Crowd was more BBT-ish in it's nerds being wacky quirky nutty funsters - the IT Crowd's nerds, even Moss are broken and dysfunctional people.

themilkshark - 2012-02-27
I like comedy, and this features some very talented comedians as well as good writing. But hey, what the fuck do i know, I'm a Tim and Eric Fan! DERP!

memedumpster - 2012-02-26
I love this show, but I do understand the one stars. This show was rated "deluxe hipster hostile" by shithipsterswatch.com
SolRo - 2012-02-26
You'd think they'd be too cool to care, but apperently not.

delicatessen - 2012-02-26
I was so hoping that shithipsterswatch.com was a real website

glasseye - 2012-02-26
I liked The IT Crowd before they were cool.

chairsforcheap - 2012-02-26
Graham Linehan is the best, fuck the haters
cognitivedissonance - 2012-02-26
This is not my favorite Graham Linehan self-insertion cameo. "I

cognitivedissonance - 2012-02-26
love books" is. Weird.

Maru - 2012-02-26
Sundry - 2012-02-26
It is a fantastic show doesn't really exploit the same cliches as Big Bang Theory.
Very few of the jokes actually deal with the job of the IT department or "geek stuff". Mostly it is about company politics and drama. Moss is the only "genius" of all the characters, and he isn't an obnoxious robotic asshole.
Chocolate Jesus - 2012-02-26
I won't speak to the quality of the program, but are we really so nostalgic for a show that is STILL ON TV? Can anyone explain to me why this belongs on POE?

This site is not just a repository for "funny videos", there are plenty of sites for that..

The laughs you get from a POE video are usually because of the sense of horror/cultural decline/dirth of meaning found on the internet and within the melange of media culture in general.

It is supposed to condemn and indict popular culture, not champion it.
SolRo - 2012-02-26
Oh goody, a PoENews refugee has come here to tell us the rules for PoETV that he made up.

NewHeavenSalesman - 2012-02-26
I think the whole notion of finding secret cultural horror on the internet is basically dead. PoeTV is basically just another shitty video aggregator site. I use it only because it has a tiny amount of taste, is easier to navigate than reddit for my dinosaur brain, and I've been on this network long enough to know all the horribly broken people on here (like solro, who I have no doubt visits bo-news four times a day in the hopes that those bullies have destroyed themselves).

3 stars because this was a pretty dumb part of a show that I used to watch.

Hooker - 2012-02-26
This show / video sucks and people are one-starring it.

That said, I sometimes get maudlin about the changes to poeTV, but it's really not that much different than it used to be. I think people tend to forget that at the beginning, poeTV's front page was flooded with unironicly posted good music [videos], Simpsons clips, and the things most well-recieved were often things like A Valentine for Perfect Strangers or that rejected Nutragrain energy bar ad.

poeTV's collective tastes have changed, and I preferred the previous trend of videos, but the select of what types of videos to post haven't really changed.

Chocolate Jesus - 2012-02-26
I like KITH, Simpsons, etc as much as the next user -- but I think that was a sort of a social-network puberty right? Appropriating all that material just to determine the tone of the website and make sure everyone was on the same page.

I'm not saying those videos are juvenline and shouldn't have been posted -- exactly the opposite -- that it was part of the process by which the POE character and profile of its user(s) was defined (and probably why I'm here).

But we can stop posting Simpsons clips now can't we? Can't we...

I would also point out that much of the early media on POE (like Kids in the Hall, The Simpsons, Lenny Bruce, Ween, etc) all has a subversive tone / interesting implied social critique. The IT crowd does not.

Hugo Gorilla - 2012-02-26
I think I understand why many people were opposed to PoeTV having a forum now.

Hooker - 2012-02-26
I'm not defending THIS CLIP. I one-starred it. Other people have as well. This is a site where you five-star things on habit and this isn't holding the 4.5 star rating that 95% of videos do.

My point is that the _type_ of videos submitted haven't really changed all that much. People's perception of them has. I suspect it has more to do with long, non-funny posts like this one as opposed to the Twitter-like character limit past of poeTV that forced you to say something useful or at least inconsequentially short.

Chocolate Jesus - 2012-02-26
I don't usually go on some long exegesis in the middle of a video thread -- this isn't my hill to die on and I'm not some liberal pedant faggot from the other side of the internet. Its not that I think there are more shitty vids than good vids these days -- I just think the shitty vids are worse now and worry that it will have a corrosive effect on the site when the main page begins to visibly change.

I'll go back to the churlish one-sentence responses now.

pastorofmuppets - 2012-02-26
Can the one sentence contain the word faggot? It was awesome and edgy when you did that before.

jreid - 2012-02-26
Doot de dooooo...

NewHeavenSalesman - 2012-02-26
I take it back, there's nothing worthwhile in this site, DELETE EVERYTHING SUPPORT

Mister Yuck - 2012-02-27
Shut up forever.

MongoMcMichael - 2012-02-27
look at these bouncers

dancingshadow - 2012-02-27
Leave now, never return.

memedumpster - 2012-02-27
This is retarded, part of the fun of poeTV is one starring what you hate. If you one star because you literally want to force us to only submit what YOU personally want to see, you're an assclown and it will never happen.

Toenails - 2012-02-28
Hey now, I one-star for that very reason.

Wait a second...

I one-star my own videos!!!!

Binro the Heretic - 2012-02-26
I'm guessing all the 1-stars are from the people who think Tim & Eric are geniuses.
Chocolate Jesus - 2012-02-26
These aren't a bunch of rules I've made up, just some observations about the site and its aesthetic.

The word EVIL is in the title to evoke the subversive nature of the site, whether its implicit in the video you watch or something you feel when you watch it. It can be an uncomfortable irony, or a soul numbing gut punch...

I'm not a POENews refugee, but I think POETV should resemble or feel more like the old portalofevil main site rather than ebaums world, liveleak, or fark video. If I wanted to watch the IT crowd or Parks and Rec I would just pirate them like any other self respecting jerk off.

If anything I'd like to see the site remain distinctly itself, so the quality of videos and commentary remains high -- and it doesn't turn into another homogenized product of shitty internet "karaoke culture".
BHWW - 2012-02-26
You're right Chocolate Jesus (what a DEE-lightfully whimisical SCREENAME by the way) (that was sarcasm) (if you couldn't tell) (but I'm sure that even you can) PoE-TV is nothing but clips of sitcoms and sketch comedy these days! You sound like the people who, a few years ago were weeping bitter tears and overstating their case that PoE-TV was now nothing but a bunch of "cute/funny animal" clips NOT EVIL ENOUGH

Just look down the front page of most recent videos - gangstalkers, rubber dog fetishes and CWC - there's plenty of freakish and obscure shit still being posted to PoE

pastorofmuppets - 2012-02-26
Ritalin is a hell of a drug.

SolRo - 2012-02-26
Are you pissed that we like having some fun between the clips of depressing political events, authorities abusing power, soul-crushing sexual fetishisms, clips of hoplelessly mentally damaged people circling the drain, etc?

Well emo boy, go put on your eye shadow and girl jeans and write some poems about how the world doesnt deserve the unique flower that is you.

Craptabulous - 2012-02-27
Just to be fair on SolRo's side, those are awfully numerous and very depressing things to see. I'm not a fan of this show, and I like the air that Poetv keeps around itself, but it's good to be light hearted occasionally. Sharing something we enjoy is a vital part of keeping ahold of our slipping sanity from the terrible influences of those concepts listed above. (Mainly the politicians and abuse of power things. The soul crushing sexual fetishes fit in with the light hearted fun to me.)

Lighten up alittle, man. We're all friends here.

chumbucket - 2012-02-27
I see the whole of poeTV as a perfect balance. We do need to keep some crappy vids around from time to time...you know, for the kids.

SolRo - 2012-02-27
Isn't that what the tim and eric videos are for?

fedex - 2012-03-29
Chocolate Jeebus, you sure are a negative person. I mean, your hopper history is like a screed against...well, pretty much everything. And your voting record is a sad collection of lonely, solitary stars. I assume this reflects your real life situation or something but I just stopped caring about five sentences ago.

sosage - 2012-02-26
POETV is srs bidness. Take your fun somewhere else. ONE STAR! HURUMPH!
Pillager - 2012-02-27
5 stars.

Fuck the haters.
Craptabulous - 2012-02-27
Why are my Thornton Reed and Dr. Lucien Sanchez featured as badly written characters is this show?

Did someone pay them to be in it or something? I hope they got paid alot.
namtar - 2012-02-27
There's always Bo-Tv.com for anyone who doesn't feel this website is living up to their standards.
fedex - 2012-03-29
standards! pfftBWAAHHAAHAHAHA

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