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Mostly used in combination with verbal handcuffs, when someone forces you to watch the latest YouTube video (usually about a subject you have no interest in). The person typically will come up behind you and hijack your own internet session and force you to sit there and watch, even though you have given many clues that you have checked out or were doing something else. Examples: no or subdued reaction to video, eyes shifting away from screen, looking at your watch, checking your phone. Video handcuffs can sometimes go on for minutes or hours as the first video can lead into an endless string of more videos.

See verbal handcuffs
Office Guy: You've got to see this video on I saw on YouTube!

Office Girl: (Stares blankly)

Office Guy: James Gandolfini roughs up this fan! It's crazy!

Office Girl: Uh-huh.

Office Guy: Oh man, that was messed up, wasn't it? Hey, did you see the one when that weather dude yells at Carol Costello?

Office Girl: (Thinks fuck me, video handcuffs)
by tankapotomus February 25, 2010
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