Videogum

OK, We Are Definitely The New Fallen Roman Empire

The thing about this slow motion video of people riding bicycles around a burning velodome as it threatens to break apart and engulf them is that not only is it the type of grandiose and dangerous brand of Colliseum entertainment that presages an overly indulgent and calcified culture on the brink of total collapse, but to make matters worse, after watching it for a few seconds my initial reaction was an irritated “YEAH YEAH YEAH, WE GET IT, BIG WHOOP, NEXT VIDEO PLEASE!” so basically we are like 4 sure doomed. (Via DangerousMinds.)