Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Well, Ferris Bueller's Day Off moves pretty fast, too. Perhaps everyone has seen it so many times that they didn't stop and look around and realize that there are a lot of baffling events in the movie.
One of Ferris’ earliest schemes involves securing a car for the day. Ferris tells us
"I asked for a car, I got a computer."
...as a way of explaining why he doesn’t have wheels of his own. The problem is that his computer is one of the many expensive toys that fill his bedroom.
In addition to a computer cool enough to be connected to the web in the mid-80s, Ferris' room is also stuffed with a slick sound system and even a synthesizer he puts to particularly good use.
Throw in the classic electric guitar and he's got quite a bit of money laying around. Sell your stuff, Bueller!
After fooling his parents with a fake illness, Ferris' next big task is convincing his best friend Cameron Frye to join him on his day off. Ironically, Cameron is already out of school for the day, home sick in bed for real. Ferris doesn't believe Cameron, noting his hypochondriac
tendencies. But Cameron does seem to be quite ill, so much so that he barely feels like moving.
Somehow, Ferris is able to rouse him and bring him along on the trip, and just like that, Cameron is fine. He goes from lying in bed to hanging out at a Chicago Cubs game. Not once during the day do we see Cameron becoming dizzy, trying to nap, or knocking back some DayQuil. He was either faking it, or he was miraculously cured.
Ferris invites Cameron along, in part, because he needs a car. They could just use Cameron's, but Ferris is too greedy for that. He wants to spend his day on the town in style, and has his heart set on stealing Cameron’s father’s car: A limited edition 1961 Ferrari convertible.
Ferris wants a car | 0:19
Cameron's instantly better | 0:56
Stealing the Ferrari | 1:35
Rooney's easily fooled | 2:10
'The Sausage King' | 2:43
Who's running the parade? | 3:12
Not enough hours in the day | 3:52
Rooney's just doing his job | 4:28
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This site provides links to random videos hosted at YouTube, with the emphasis on random.
The original idea for this site actually stemmed from another idea to provide a way of benchmarking the popularity of a video against the general population of YouTube videos. There are probably sites that do this by now, but there wasn’t when we started out. Anyway, in order to figure out how popular any one video is, you need a pretty large sample of videos to rank it against. The challenge is that the sample needs to be very random in order to properly rank a video and YouTube doesn’t appear to provide a way to obtain large numbers of random video IDs.
Even if you search on YouTube for a random string, the set of results that will be returned will still be based on popularity, so if you’re using this approach to build up your sample, you’re already in trouble. It turns out there is a multitude of ways in which the YouTube search function makes it very difficult to retrieve truly random results.
So how can we provide truly random links to YouTube videos? It turns out that the YouTube programming interface (API) provides additional functions that allow the discovery of videos which, with the right approach, are much more random. Using a number of tricks, combined some subtle manipulation of the space-time fabric, we have managed to create a process that yields something very close to 100% random links to YouTube videos.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and selected creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities. As of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet, just behind Google. As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.