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March 9, 2011 11:20 AM   Subscribe

10-year old Timmy singing and owning Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" into a very ripe unpeeled banana. [YT]

And yeah, he's fierce.
posted by Mike Mongo (33 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think he's been on MeFi before.
posted by hermitosis at 11:25 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I remember when "owning" meant you possessed something.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:29 AM on March 9, 2011


That kid is better at snapping his fingers than I am at my job.
posted by nickjadlowe at 11:31 AM on March 9, 2011 [6 favorites]


To answer the question on his shirt. Yes, I am ready to rock.
posted by The World Famous at 11:32 AM on March 9, 2011


The boy ain't right.
posted by Joe Beese at 11:33 AM on March 9, 2011


The boy ain't right.

I think what you mean is, "It's not right, but it's okay."
posted by hermitosis at 11:36 AM on March 9, 2011


I remember when "fierce" didn't mean "inaudible".
posted by DU at 11:36 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


The boy's fine the way he is. The song does have a freakin' message, you know.
posted by vverse23 at 11:37 AM on March 9, 2011


Star Wars Kid was born too soon.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 11:43 AM on March 9, 2011


Whatever way that boy was born, I like what he's doing with it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:46 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, he's pretty good once he gets warmed up. I hope he doesn't get his ass kicked at school over his videos, but I'm not optimistic. Rock on all the way, Timmy. And maybe you'll get to sing with Gaga when she comes to your town, too.
posted by maudlin at 11:49 AM on March 9, 2011


Why didn't he re-enact the intro to that video? All he would need is a mirror or two and some more bananas.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:53 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: a mirror or two and some more bananas.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:53 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


He's awesome.

He needs more training to develop his breath to support his voice, at least if he wants to keep up the Gaga-esque singing and dancing at once. I hope his parents hear this and bully him into developing his voice, so that he could be even more awesome.
posted by jb at 12:04 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Can you guys get into different pop music please? I'm sick of this gaga stuff all over the place. She may have talent, but it really isn't that great. She's like jelly bracelets or wearing your clothes backward; sure it will be talked about in a few years as an example of the music in 2008 onwards...but mostly people will be going "glad I'm over that shit".
posted by hal_c_on at 12:09 PM on March 9, 2011 [6 favorites]


She's like jelly bracelets or wearing your clothes backward

Dude, I'm still wearing my clothes backwards. And Ace of Base is really good, so watch yourself.
posted by The World Famous at 12:13 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Can you guys get into different pop music please? I'm sick of this gaga stuff all over the place.

Well, get on it.
posted by mykescipark at 12:28 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


From what I have seen of today's kids, jelly bracelets are back in a big way.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:31 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


*yawn*
posted by Fizz at 12:36 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


From what I have seen of today's kids, jelly bracelets are back in a big way.

Psh. I'm pretty sure those are Silly Bandz, Grampa. Totally different.
posted by Hoopo at 1:54 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is there a German term for a profound, visceral reaction of vicarious embarrassment?
posted by Decimask at 2:08 PM on March 9, 2011


Is there a German term for a profound, visceral reaction of vicarious embarrassment?

Theofficeukheit.
posted by Kickdrum at 2:34 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]



Is there a German term for a profound, visceral reaction of vicarious embarrassment?


Evidently, there is a word for vicarious embarrassment: frendschämen.

I didn't experience any frendschämen as a result of this video, as much as it filled me with torschlusspanik, which I mean not in the 'where-is-the-nearest-exit' sense, but in the good-god-I've-suddenly-been-forced-to-realize-that-I-am-an-old-man sense.
posted by zylocomotion at 2:46 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Decimask: fremdschämen

It comes up around here, often.
posted by crush-onastick at 2:47 PM on March 9, 2011


Is this the thread where a bunch of adults get to make fun of a kid being awesome and having fun?
posted by Nelson at 3:42 PM on March 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Seconding Nelson.

I don't know why anyone would be embarrassed on his behalf. It's hard to deny that kid can actually sing. He may not be nuanced yet and he needs to learn some control, but he can actually sing. At what are you aiming your destructive and judgemental snark, exactly? Would anyone else here have had the balls at that age to do what he's doing and post it for all the world to see?
posted by Eumachia L F at 4:15 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's Bobby Hill in human form! I want to steal him and raise him as my own...and teach him some better music.
posted by hugandpint at 4:27 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hey Timmy, you're all right!

Keep on doing what you enjoy - as long as it makes you happy and as long as you aren't hurting anyone or yourself, then don't let anyone stop you!
posted by bitteroldman at 5:36 PM on March 9, 2011


I remember when "owning" meant you possessed something.
He owns it enough to sell it.

Really, I think he sold me on this song, whereas Gaga didn't.

And for those feeling vicarious embarrassment, what exactly is there to be embarrassed about?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:08 PM on March 9, 2011


Can you guys get into different pop music please? I'm sick of this gaga stuff all over the place.

and my sympathy alights anew for all the poor souls being forced to read threads they have no interest in. it makes me grateful for the apparently rare opportunity to fully customize my media options.

seriously, i have a kind of vague, peripheral awareness that some shit is going on with charlie sheen, but i have no interest in hearing about charlie sheen, and yet, miraculously, i don't know the first thing about what has happened to charlie sheen. and i didn't even have to try.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 8:13 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Awesome.
posted by you're a kitty! at 5:22 PM on March 10, 2011


I think he's awesome.

That said, I thank the gods every day that YouTube did not exist when I was a child.
posted by RedEmma at 6:06 PM on March 10, 2011


but i have no interest in hearing about charlie sheen

Yet, you have heard SOMETHING is up. You can't escape it...just as we can't escape.

So don't hate...empathize.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:15 PM on March 10, 2011


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