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Who the f**k is Wikileaks? ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
March 8, 2011 2:55 PM   Subscribe

At long last, Wikileaks gets a catchy theme song: "Who the f**k is Wikileaks" by "Chicken Soup (Boney M Goes Club)", a new project from veteran producer Frank Farian, the man behind Boney M and Milli Vanilli. Warning: the song contains repeated use of the "F"-word, and the video contains images of the "anonymous" mask.

The "Wikileaks" song is a folloup to the Boney M version of "Barbra Streisand", a rework of Boney M's hit "Gotta Go Home", which was a rework of "Hallo Bimmelbahn".

Boney M fans have mixed reactions to this "comeback".
posted by iviken (32 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think you mean a "Guy Fawkes mask?"
posted by absalom at 2:56 PM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


100 Revelations to Mark 100 Days Since Cablegate Began
posted by jeffburdges at 3:08 PM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


I think you mean a "Guy Fawkes mask?"

I think more people call them "Anonymous mask" now (Example: "Why Was Stephen Colbert Wearing an 'Anonymous' Mask?").
posted by iviken at 3:09 PM on March 8, 2011


"This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country."
posted by _Lasar at 3:12 PM on March 8, 2011


I think he's miming
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:14 PM on March 8, 2011


Thanks JeffBurdges
posted by ReWayne at 3:23 PM on March 8, 2011


I think more people call them "Anonymous mask" now

All the more reason to correct them at every opportunity.
posted by robertc at 3:30 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really need to work on that WikiLeaks punk song. seems like a perfect topic for a modern day Billy Bragg
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 3:50 PM on March 8, 2011


I've always thought that Boney M was a CIA operation, this just confirms it.
posted by mike_bling at 3:53 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


100 Revelations to Mark 100 Days Since Cablegate Began

It's easy to make Milli Vanilli jokes, but there are some real gems in here:

100. Murdered Ugandan gay rights activist was mocked by Uganda politicians at UN-backed debate http://bit.ly/fEiSh8 #cablegate
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96. Obama pushed Spain to implement law to crack down on illegal Internet downloads http://bit.ly/iflhWB #cablegate
...
89. Saudi Arabia asked US to halt lawsuit against state company being sued for oil price fixing http://reut.rs/f6cCxq #cablegate
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81. China used US debt to pressure US on Taiwan http://bit.ly/gorONi #cablegate
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52. Saudi Arabia can't pump enough oil to keep prices down, reserves 40% overstated http://bit.ly/e9774n #cablegate
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42. Egyptian torturers trained by the FBI http://bit.ly/fY8eHO #cablegate
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8. Secret collusion between Swedish and US military and civilian intelligence http://bit.ly/dVFxX2 #cablegate
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1. Monsanto fought off environmentalists/farmers in Argentina, got USG to represent interests http://bit.ly/hqKYrS #cablegate


Powerful stuff.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:20 PM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, that wasn't very good.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:21 PM on March 8, 2011


I don't know why, but this video made me hungry for leeks with chicken legs.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:43 PM on March 8, 2011


Well. It's certainly no Daddy Cool.
posted by elizardbits at 4:45 PM on March 8, 2011


What? I heard Assange was a raging anti-semite! I mean, some random person claimed he said bad things about specific people who happened to be Jewish, and what more evidence do you need!?
posted by delmoi at 5:00 PM on March 8, 2011


metal band Turisas covers Rasputin
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:11 PM on March 8, 2011


"This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country."

I want to go to there.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:17 PM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Warning: ... the video contains images of the "anonymous" mask.

That reads like an oddly specific trigger warning.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:21 PM on March 8, 2011


I'm confused, what's the F-word? Funky?
posted by indubitable at 5:30 PM on March 8, 2011


Amn Dawla Leaks revealed that Gamal Mubarak and Egypt State Security were behind the Sharm el-Sheikh resort bombings in 2005 that killed 88 people and wounded over 200.

It appears that Gamal Mubarak's motivation for the attacks was revenge against the resort owner Hussein Salem who had apparently reduced Mubarak's commission for an Israeli gas deal from 10% to 5%. Egypt had blamed Islamists and Bedouins. Pro-Palestinian conspiracy theorists had blamed Israel.

We're fast running out of "bad government" spy movie plots that aren't "based on a true story". Any leaks about the Saudi King's orbital death ray yet?

Reposted from the Amn Dawla Leaks thread. Appears the wikipedia article still needs fixing.
posted by jeffburdges at 5:34 PM on March 8, 2011


Was the guy fawkes mask a thing before V for Vendetta?
posted by wayland at 5:38 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


According to the wikipedia page, the mask is a traditional part of the celebration. Maybe someone from England could comment on whether it's changed since or always looked like the ones popular now.
posted by fartknocker at 5:44 PM on March 8, 2011


It's a recipe wiki for the vegetable, right? I can never decide how to cook those things.
posted by majonesing at 6:17 PM on March 8, 2011


Okay boys and girls, we have 2 ways we can go with this thread:

1) We can talk about terrible German disco and awesome New York House music.

or

2) We can have another boring fucking argument about wikileaks.
posted by empath at 6:20 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can we have a boring argument about disco and house music?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:00 PM on March 8, 2011


What is wrong with German disco?
posted by Bovine Love at 7:09 PM on March 8, 2011


Well, other then being possibly oxymoronic.
posted by Bovine Love at 7:09 PM on March 8, 2011


Ooh! Ooh! Can we have a discussion about what we should be having a discussion about? Please, oh pretty please?
posted by Sys Rq at 7:14 PM on March 8, 2011


"Who the f**k is Alice?"
posted by iviken at 10:58 PM on March 8, 2011


Maybe someone from England could comment on whether it's changed since or always looked like the ones popular now.

Well Bonfire Night, as a tradition, has slowly been dying for years mainly having been taken over by Halloween... there's been greater and greater restrictions on the sale of fireworks and the latter celebration allows the shops to sell more plastic tat (it's pretty much just for kids here - you don't get adults dressing up and partying). There are still some bonfires and fireworks, but they tend to be fairly big organised events and not the old skool, bonfire and fireworks in the back garden with sparklers and treacle toffee.

The idea of burning a guy on top of the fire is even more scarce, though I think some still do it. However the idea of the kids making a guy themselves from rolled up newspaper and old clothes, parading it from house to house on a trolley and asking for 'a penny for the guy', then burning it on a back yard bonfire is long gone. I can remember doing it as a kid - we used to make the guy mask by drawing it on paper (and making it as gruesome as possible). There were plastic guy masks in the shops (and sometimes kids would wear them on the night I think) but I've only got dim and distant memories of them - they were pretty generic (hat, Van Dyke moustache/beard) but there wasn't one single image. It's very much politicly incorrect but I've always been a bit sad to see the tradition go.

However the image of Guy Fawkes - the hat, clothes, moustache etc was a very strong one - seeing the story/ on childrens' television every year growing up. When Moore wrote V For Vendetta he was definitely tapping into something akin to a race memory of the British and it evoked a strong feeling of nostalgia - the tradition was on the wane even back then.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:33 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Was the guy fawkes mask a thing before V for Vendetta?

I'd never seen one exactly like that before the comic book, but it basically looks like a stylized version of your typical cavalier.

The idea of burning a guy on top of the fire is even more scarce

Not just a man, an idolatrous, Catholic, terrorist man...

I wonder what we'll come up with to commemorate the people who've more recently been blowing up London?
posted by robertc at 8:06 AM on March 9, 2011


"Who the f**k is Alice?"

Needs more Roy 'Chubby' Brown
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:57 AM on March 9, 2011


For a political song, it's surprisingly content free but I did learn that wearing a giant chicken head can accentuate the bust.
posted by chairface at 1:48 PM on March 9, 2011


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