There are really strange things on YouTube. You try find Kanye’s latest rant and before you know it, you’ve lost half a day down the rabbit hole of fashion shows, cartoon horses, Kid ‘N Play videos and “Alf” reruns. In a way, that’s the premise for Everything is Terrible!, “the internet sensation video collective responsible for some of this millennium’s most intriguing and mind melting videos.” Only the masterminds behind that project dig way deeper and come up with much weirder material.
The found video project was started by a group of friends from Ohio University. In a 2010 interview, member Future Shock explained, “We collect all our raw materials from the flea markets and thrift stores of North America. There is not one particular place that is the ‘best’ but generally the farther off the beaten path, the better the pickings.”
Now, according to a press release, “The video-remixing Gods at Everything Is Terrible! are back with a new movie and show! This time they’ve really outdone themselves and have made their already insane live show fully interactive by adding a Choose Your Own Destiny element. …The Legends show is a culmination of the first seven years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours.”