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Party in Rob's Room!
March 24, 2011 5:25 PM   Subscribe

"Hi Rob. You know how we said we were going to have a 6 month party in your room?" Rob's roommates had a good time while he was away.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero (52 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, I should mention that it's probably sNSFW, with some bare buns at 1:30!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:26 PM on March 24, 2011


I don't have a Youtube account and don't wanna sign up...so I cant watch it. I'm sure it's great.
posted by Liquidwolf at 5:31 PM on March 24, 2011


You can see it here.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 5:35 PM on March 24, 2011


I like the mummies!
posted by grobstein at 5:42 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


It seems to be blocked in several countries by Sony.
posted by Dumsnill at 5:47 PM on March 24, 2011


The world needs more good clean fun. There's always something admirable about people putting effort into doing something just for the hell of it.
posted by howfar at 5:51 PM on March 24, 2011 [6 favorites]


What kind of sparkly dance lights are in use at 3:45? If I had those, I think people would just show up at my house and start to dance.
posted by itstheclamsname at 5:52 PM on March 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


Balls around 1:30
posted by Senor Cardgage at 5:53 PM on March 24, 2011


whats the track
posted by PinkMoose at 5:56 PM on March 24, 2011


Yep. That would make you feel loved.
posted by mrgroweler at 5:59 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Riverside by Sidney Sampson
posted by howfar at 5:59 PM on March 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


That was very fun.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:59 PM on March 24, 2011


So...

little...

drinking....
posted by Wataki at 6:01 PM on March 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


Hm, it was good but felt like while they intercut different "parties" (quotes because only ancouple of scenes seemed like actually parties and not just posed 'wacky' scenarios)", it didn't really capture the passage of time. There was no sense this wasn't just shot in one weekend.

Maybe if they'd tried to do something like the flying party in HHGG, and have something happening nearly every night, with a time lapse camera with occassional 'expansions' into video snippets, that would have been epic.
posted by hincandenza at 6:01 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe if they'd tried to do something like the flying party in HHGG, and have something happening nearly every night, with a time lapse camera with occassional 'expansions' into video snippets, that would have been epic.

Yeah, you're right. This totally sucked. What a waste of fucking time. Why'd they even bother?
posted by item at 6:07 PM on March 24, 2011 [11 favorites]


This is actually really good. But I can just see this guy being like, "You jerks! I'm allergic to latex!" I really hope he's not!

Also, is that salwar kameez those guys are wearing?
posted by limeonaire at 6:10 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Though I will say, I originally thought this was going to be about a party that lasted six months. So on that front, I'm disappointed.
posted by limeonaire at 6:11 PM on March 24, 2011 [6 favorites]


That was awesome. Thanks, TPS.
posted by sciurus at 6:15 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


At first I was like...meh, some dancing. But then...so much dancing. And the balloons. And tinfoil. And the hilariously energetic music.

Awesome.
posted by DU at 6:26 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Frankly, I'm disappointed there was not a single shot of a toothbrush up a butt.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:28 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's not a party until someone has woken up in Tijuana sans-kidney.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 6:31 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Frankly, I'm disappointed there was not a single shot of a toothbrush up a butt.

It's not a party until someone has woken up in Tijuana sans-kidney.

Your party standards are way too high for me. I'm satisfied with tinfoil and privacy invasion and ravers and all that rot.
posted by JLovebomb at 7:00 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


There were mummies and a guy in a skeleton suit. All they needed were some girls in swimsuits, some robots, and some giant dude things, and they'd have had the set.
posted by Golfhaus at 7:01 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was fun. I have to say, I was hoping for evidence of actual 6-months of partying... growing piles of empties in the corners, maybe some stains here and there, certainly not a room kept quite so clean between parties.

I have to say, I did lol when the tinfoil appeared. :)
posted by hippybear at 7:22 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Child: "Daddy, can I use the word?"
Father: "Yes, child. This time you can use the word."
Child: "FUCKING EPIC!"
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:03 PM on March 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


That was fun. I have to say, I was hoping for evidence of actual 6-months of partying.

Yup, not one drink, not one joint, not one line of cocaine or pipe of freebase. Nobody leaves a used condom under his pillow, gets a blow job, or even a kiss.

They look like nice, well-behaved kids and all, but when it comes to invitations to their parties -- I'll pass, thanks.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:08 PM on March 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh, I should mention that it's probably sNSFW, with some bare buns at 1:30!

Not just buns. I believe I caught a glimpse of sack, there.


There is a lot of disparaging of the lack of skeeve and intoxication. I, personally was expecting it to look like - well, I was expecting a visual representation of a smell. Like stale beer, bongwater, dong and cheese.

But instead I got dancing toilet paper mummies and a nice reminder that nerd parties are really the most fun because nobody cares about whether or not they look silly.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:54 PM on March 24, 2011 [8 favorites]


What kind of sparkly dance lights are in use at 3:45?

Very likely an American DJ Galaxian or variant. You can get them for about $300, but there are much cheaper alternatives that give most of the same effect.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:23 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: well, I was expecting a visual representation of a smell.
posted by hippybear at 9:31 PM on March 24, 2011


this reminds me of the Cafe Disco episode of The Office

and also.. it's not a party without mild amounts of property damage.
posted by ninjew at 9:50 PM on March 24, 2011


no ex baseball pitchers hurling beer bottles against the wall at the speed of sound? - no dogshit getting moldy on the floor? - no piles of dishes in the sink being "washed" by being hurled onto the floor? - no piles of clothing with bugs crawling on them? - no pools of vomit behind left to cake in the bathtub?

they had a bedroom with a BED in it?

kids today just don't know what a six month party is all about*

*but i liked it and it was probably more fun - and that's a kickass track they chose for the music
posted by pyramid termite at 10:14 PM on March 24, 2011


He'll probably be glad to see that he didn't miss anything except for some crap parties.

the tinfoil combined with the rave would be sorta cool though...
posted by zephyr_words at 10:37 PM on March 24, 2011


Awww. That was really sweet. That would be a fun thing to come home to and would be a nice "welcome back" message from your friends.
posted by Salmonberry at 10:42 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sony's blocked both the YouTube and the b3ta videos. God I hate Sony.
posted by cmonkey at 11:25 PM on March 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


BLOCKED
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:12 AM on March 25, 2011


what a pathetic bunch of nerds.. I was expecting 6 months of hard 'partying', boozing etc. but its just a bunch of dorks dressing up and doing pathetic dances..

poorest excuse for a party I've ever seen
posted by mary8nne at 12:47 AM on March 25, 2011


oh and the music was bloody awful.
posted by mary8nne at 12:47 AM on March 25, 2011


Some of you people have no joy in your hearts.
posted by minifigs at 2:35 AM on March 25, 2011 [14 favorites]


I wish I had friends like that.
posted by swift at 5:40 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


mary8anne I'm with you. Stop being so bloody well behaved.
posted by Summer at 6:37 AM on March 25, 2011


That was fun. I have to say, I was hoping for evidence of actual 6-months of partying... growing piles of empties in the corners, maybe some stains here and there, certainly not a room kept quite so clean between parties.

Yes. I thought Rob's Room was going to end up looking something like this.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 6:57 AM on March 25, 2011


I LOVE this. If they'd messed up his room, that wouldn't be *funny*, that would be *mean*. The idea was for him to feel loved & missed, not violated . . .

Thanks, OP!
posted by MeiraV at 7:33 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I liked the foil party, especially the guy with the foil beard.
posted by tommasz at 7:46 AM on March 25, 2011


Loved it, but it would have been a good excuse for the friends to have a beard growing contest, then film a scene or two with beards so there was more a feeling of time passage.

Still awesome.
posted by jermsplan at 8:51 AM on March 25, 2011


That was fun!! Thanks. :)
posted by zarq at 9:36 AM on March 25, 2011


They should have murdered someone there in the room and we could watch the body decompose over 6 months time. Fail!
posted by orme at 10:05 AM on March 25, 2011


What kind of sparkly dance lights are in use at 3:45?

Garden variety party lasers - my housemates and I have one (three, actually, plus a smoke machine!) and they cost about £50 each. We got them off a random party site on the internet.

We ostensibly bought them for EPIC PARTIES, but now if one of us has had a rubbish day, we like to turn the lights down in the kitchen and put one on while we make dinner :)
posted by citands at 11:13 AM on March 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would totally be their friend!

Their roommate, not so much.
posted by jenlovesponies at 11:45 AM on March 25, 2011


I figured they were just trying to be smart in case the video got out. They're kids in shared housing, and the people paying their rent/letting them live there might not be amused by booze, drugs and sex. Who wants to jeopardize their living situation for the sake of a silly video?
posted by Toothless Willy at 3:24 PM on March 25, 2011


This brings back memories! When I was in college I lived in some off-campus housing that the builders somehow managed to look convincingly like suburbia with a whole bunch of my friends. One of them REALLY LOVES shiny things, so much so that he has a large collection of strange shiny implements that most people can't guess the provenance of, and he is very jealous of his privacy. One day, after his excitement over an (in the end) ill conceived and not executed prank on another housemate involving a thin battery powered LED light with an FBI logo flag on it hidden in his room, I decided it was his turn. I colluded with his girlfriend to enact the perfect prank. I would bring him enlightenment in the Rinzai manner, jolting his consciousness awake with a sudden strike.

We told him we had a plan, and that it was EPIC. He grew obsessively paranoid, and perhaps he was right to be worried as I was known for crazy plans and really talked this one up. Our cookie cutter house was not built with locks on room doors that could be manipulated from the outside. So, in his madness he constructed a fantastical and impressive Rube Golberg device through which he could close the locked but primed door but then manipulate the device with magnets to turn the doorknob opening it again. Things did get kind of intense, and I did get worried for him, but the gestalt beauty of the plan was worth it. Despite his belief that I honestly had no ill intentions and would cause no damage, perhaps that was also part of why he did not trust my judgment, perhaps he was right not to.

The tension lasted for about six months, gradually subsiding until, regularly, it came back like an eldritch terror. (Both he, his girlfriend and I were all in difficult classes until the summer.) I did not predict the full effect this had on him. When the time came he knew something was up, he tried desperately to get his girlfriend to tell him what was going to happen and, to her credit, she did not budge. His best guess was that I was going to stage a massive nerf gun ambush or that I was going to steal all of his shiny things and hide them somewhere or worse, but really the terror was in the fact that he truly knew that he had no idea what was going to happen. Nothing could make sense, an almost Lovecraftian terror of the unknown and the entirely unpredictable depths of my seemingly manic mind. He had class that day, a presentation unfortunately, but we both knew I was leaving for an extended internship soon and it was now or never.

As soon as he was supposed to be out of the house I moved quickly, I marched his girlfriend around the house at nerf shotgun point, suspecting a double cross, but he was indeed gone. We then set to work, covering EVERYTHING and EVERY item in tin foil, much like in the video, but the room was filled with books and coins (THE PENNIES WERE NOT SHINY ENOUGH) and knichknacks and trash and an attached bathroom with toilet paper and a sink and shower/bath.

I made sure I was gone, not knowing the state he would be in, when he arrived home. And then I got a call, it was his girlfriend, I should come right away. Apparently, the moment he got home he pulled out two fully loaded nerf sub-machine guns and marched his girlfriend around the house, focused and warlike and very much not like himself, menacing them whirring and akimbo in search of me. He burst through every door until he reached his room and when he kicked his door open he stood there slack-jawed and speechless, dropping the weapons. When I arrived he had still not said a word, paralyzed in the absurdity and build up.

It was another five patient, and hug filled, minutes or so before he said anything. In the end he was very grateful for the time, effort, and planning put into it, very happy that the event was entirely non-destructive, but felt that he no longer had a meaningful standard by which he could judge whether or not he was glad that it happened. This was the beauty of the prank, though that word in the success seems inadequate to describe it. As wee freshmen, years before, we had reasoned that someday each of us we would break the others reality, and he had already brought me to a similar dumb, helpless, enlightened state, though that is a story for another day. I simply shared the gift.
posted by Blasdelb at 5:46 PM on March 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Also, he fashioned me a four foot representation of a phallus out of the cleaned up tin foil that we proudly displayed in our living room for a while.
posted by Blasdelb at 8:59 PM on March 25, 2011


This was silly and delightful.
posted by galadriel at 9:05 PM on March 25, 2011


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