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March 28, 2011 5:35 PM   Subscribe

Tired of having Rebecca Black's Friday stuck in your head? Try Gang Fight, the song as interpreted by a bad lip reader. They also bring you Asian Baby.
posted by jouir (58 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, now I just feel very confused.
posted by anniecat at 5:43 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


(as seen in the other Rebecca Black thread)

It is the best thing that has ever existed.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:43 PM on March 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yes, thank you, that was just the mind-cleanser I needed. It's such well-done non-sense that my brain doesn't know what to think. (Chicken for us to no eat).
posted by ejfox at 5:43 PM on March 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I've been listening to this all week.
posted by cerulgalactus at 5:49 PM on March 28, 2011


Also see: everybody's Russian!
posted by you're a kitty! at 5:51 PM on March 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


I object to the word "bad" used to describe this lip reader.
posted by maxwelton at 5:51 PM on March 28, 2011


you're a kitty! that totally made my day.
posted by selenized at 5:53 PM on March 28, 2011


Yes, this is the best thing.
posted by milestogo at 6:05 PM on March 28, 2011


cheese fries next time.
posted by GuyZero at 6:07 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Rebecca Black is actually LEEROY JENKINS!!!!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:09 PM on March 28, 2011


[17:41] empath: FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY
[17:44] l: It's such a terrible song
[17:44] l: I've never completed watching the video
[17:44] empath: the original one?
[17:44] l: yes
[17:44] empath: i've never seen it either
[17:44] empath: or heard the song
[17:45] l: Seriously?
[17:46] empath: nope
[17:46] l: Well, what are you waiting for? go watch it.
[17:46] empath: i haven't seen it for the same reason i haven't seen two girls one cup. there are some things one should only experience second hand.
[17:46] l: I haven't seen 2g1c, either
[17:46] l: only the reaction videos
[17:46] empath: well i'll watch the rebecca black video, you watch 2g1c and we can video the reactions and have our friends guess who is watching what
[17:46] l: Not an even trade
[17:46] empath: true, and personally, I think you're getting the better half of the deal
posted by empath at 6:13 PM on March 28, 2011 [14 favorites]


Funny. As. Hell.
posted by eyeballkid at 6:16 PM on March 28, 2011


empath, you have to do it!
posted by milestogo at 6:17 PM on March 28, 2011


I actually do read lips, so this is doubly hilarious.
posted by desjardins at 6:18 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yo dawg I heard you like Rebecca Black way too much, so I got concerned and called your mom and she says she is concerned too and has called a few therapists and is trying to book an appointment for you as we speak.
posted by not_on_display at 6:22 PM on March 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am going to be laughing "my friend is bombed, by the way" for the rest of the night.
posted by penduluum at 6:23 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Matt Mulholland's Black Friday take is a personal favourite.
posted by Sparx at 6:43 PM on March 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


Loved this version, Rebecca Blackstep
By SaladUK.
posted by alicesshoe at 6:59 PM on March 28, 2011


cortex, I know you're watching. I demand a video of you listening to Friday while playing QWOP. It is two best things ever that are the best things. They are the best things.
posted by Errant at 8:08 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
posted by hincandenza at 8:10 PM on March 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


My personal favorite version of Friday is set at West Point.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 8:15 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ok, I guess I'll jump on the bandwagon. My favorite: Friday [Cough Syrup Remix]
posted by fiestapais at 9:43 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll add this a cappella version to the thread. It's no chicken for us to no eat, but it's pretty good.
posted by bibliowench at 9:56 PM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh sweet tapdancing christ yes.
posted by LMGM at 10:02 PM on March 28, 2011


Lyrical genius...
posted by pompomtom at 10:12 PM on March 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


For us gamers (and TF2 players in particular).
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:15 AM on March 29, 2011


The Justin Bieber one is even funnier. And now I'm sad for me.
posted by Eumachia L F at 1:47 AM on March 29, 2011


Vektroid's remix is pretty trippy....
posted by First Post at 2:37 AM on March 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Something similar with a more religious feeling, or if you prefer your mishearing in a funkier style. Brought to you by Adam Buxton, who, along with Joe Cornish, will be back on 6 Music from the 2nd of April.
posted by howfar at 3:29 AM on March 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


That's not bad lip-reading! I lip-read and got a lot of the same creative results. Some words look identical, and if someone is lip-syncing or otherwise mouthing words, they exaggerate their mouth shape and don't create the right shape for the words. This is where I rely on my hearing aids to try to figure out WTF is going on.
posted by autoclavicle at 5:41 AM on March 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Vektroid's remix is pretty trippy....

WHOA. It sure is.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 6:05 AM on March 29, 2011


Deadmau5 also remixed it.
posted by empath at 6:15 AM on March 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM Can't get it to link; but worth the cut/paste Dylan's original
posted by Jaymzifer at 7:25 AM on March 29, 2011


Bob Dylan
posted by finite at 9:14 AM on March 29, 2011


Thoughtful analysis from 4chan
posted by finite at 9:21 AM on March 29, 2011


Yes, finite, that's the one.
posted by Jaymzifer at 9:41 AM on March 29, 2011


This actually, really, honestly, made me LOL. jouir wins!!!
posted by Debaser626 at 9:58 AM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


chicken for us to no eat

Got one of those in the back of the fridge. Can't really get rid of it until trash day...
posted by tigrrrlily at 11:50 AM on March 29, 2011


I've listened to this an embarrassing number of times today. Perhaps I should leave the house.
posted by bayliss at 12:46 PM on March 29, 2011


bayliss, it's no use. I'm at work, haven't listened to the song since yesterday, yet it shadows me, lurking, pouncing on my thoughts when I least expect it to.
posted by desjardins at 2:09 PM on March 29, 2011


Rebecca Black doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and she absolutely will not stop, EVER. Until you are dead.
posted by cashman at 3:09 PM on March 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why does everybody forget about and then re-invent animutations every 5 years
posted by tehloki at 4:13 PM on March 29, 2011


BadLipReading just uploaded a new video, a parody of Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow": Everybody Poops (and if you don't you're an android, and should be destroyed).
posted by jouir at 6:31 PM on March 29, 2011


Got one of those in the back of the fridge. Can't really get rid of it until trash day...

No, eat it! It's probably still good.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:21 PM on March 29, 2011


Oh man, this is the greatest. Thank you.
posted by hot soup girl at 12:13 PM on March 31, 2011


Rebecca Black's Greatest Hits is finally out.
posted by Gary at 9:41 AM on April 1, 2011


Seems safe to say that she has officially winned this: she's now at 76 million views on YouTube and at #25 on the iTunes singles chart, and here is Stephen Colbert singing "Friday" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.
posted by progosk at 12:58 AM on April 2, 2011


Except that because she didn't write the song, she's entitled to royalties of exactly...zilch.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:24 AM on April 2, 2011


...which would be deliciously cynical of the production company, if they deliberately made her a laughing stock in an "all publicity is good publicity" strategy & now *they're* the ones raking in the royalties, after charging her (mother) the $2000 in production costs.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:27 AM on April 2, 2011


Apparently not so, UbuRoivas, as her mom explains:

""We didn't have $4,000 in the bank to just write a check so (Ark Music Factory) allowed us to make two payments, $2,000 for the song and $2,000 for the video."

That might seem like a lot, but by putting their own money into the song and video, Rebecca retained ownership of it, so that money made from it will mostly go to her."
posted by progosk at 4:48 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


In their article on the guy behind Ark, the L.A. Times specifies their usual terms: "The singer owns the rights to the master recording, and Ark owns the publishing rights to the song."
IIANM that should mean a 50/50 split between her and Ark on sales and licensing (not sure about YouTube ad revenue from the video), but music biz professionals might know better.
posted by progosk at 5:22 AM on April 2, 2011


But wait - their lawyers will surely sort it all out....
posted by progosk at 5:26 AM on April 2, 2011


Yup, rather looks like there's only one group of people who will end up making any money out of this.

Q: "How many lawyers does it take to change a lightbulb?"

A: "How many can you afford?"
posted by howfar at 5:55 AM on April 2, 2011


Hm, yeah, let's leave it to the lawyers. It may depend on the specifics of their contract, but if I understand it correctly, the writer retains copyright in the song unless it is explicitly transferred - which is how cynical reality TV shows exploit wannabe popstars, who get cruelly exploited making tons of money for the production company that wrote the songs.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:57 AM on April 2, 2011


I'm blown away by how good these videos are. Here's the Miley Cyrus one.
posted by topynate at 8:46 PM on April 9, 2011


Hm. The Miley Cyrus and Black Eyed Peas ones have a lot of random stuff just thrown in without any lips onscreen. ("Tiny Timmy Tokyo"? WTF?)

I don't like that.

The songs are still bangin', though, and that Snoop rap is perfect.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:03 PM on April 9, 2011


Teen music sensation Rebecca Black Blue and her internet hit Friday are actually a viral marketing campaign for a new movie, it has been revealed.

A press statement from Universal Studios says Rebecca Black is a character from the family movie The Music Factory, due for release on April 29.

Little-known 15-year-old actress Jessica Jones, who has portrayed Black in the Friday music video and in several television appearances, stars in the film.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:31 PM on April 10, 2011


Retraction: that was a hoax; sorry.
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:18 AM on April 11, 2011


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