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April 18, 2011 3:17 AM   Subscribe

The Wank Bank SLYT from the fine folks of Burnistoun
posted by mippy (26 comments total)

 
Erm, how suitable is this for work???
posted by londonmark at 3:31 AM on April 18, 2011


It has 'wank' in the title and NSFW on the tags, so I would guess not for some offices. Although only if they don't like the word 'wank'.
posted by mippy at 3:37 AM on April 18, 2011


Mea culpa, I never read the tags, I'm used to seeing it in the post. So with no description, I'm left guessing how literal the title might be :P
posted by londonmark at 4:07 AM on April 18, 2011


It's a song by 2 losers who ogle girls and sing about masturbating. NSFW and NSFAOT (Not suitable for anyone over thirteen.)
posted by Daddy-O at 5:12 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Joke#s on them, mind.
posted by mippy at 5:28 AM on April 18, 2011


While waiting for the link to load, I imagined a completely different scenario:

A sperm donation PSA type video directed at horny men ogling people on the street. Totally capture the impulse masturbationista market. "Out and about? Need a wank? Come do it at the Wank Bank!"

Once the link loaded, it was kind of meh.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 6:08 AM on April 18, 2011


If only it had some sort of musical quality to it, I could get behind it. I'm not a big fan of the "so bad it's good" music jokes/stylings going around these days.
posted by TheMidnightHobo at 6:12 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


It has 'wank' in the title and NSFW on the tags, so I would guess not for some offices.

Many of the offices I have been to were staffed entirely with wankers, maybe it's OK for those.
posted by Dr Dracator at 6:19 AM on April 18, 2011


Sarcasmaholics Anonymous.

Bottle of ginger.

Burnistoun's Got @#$% Talent (all swearing bleeped out).

You know Barry Stokes?

Lift doesnae go up tae eleven.

Nae rolls.

Gies eleven (hah!) kilos. (Note for the perplexed, "gingies" = empty skoosh (i.e. ginger) bottles which attract a deposit).

Burnistoun is awesome magic barrie pure dead brilliant by the way.
posted by GeckoDundee at 6:54 AM on April 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


I guess the "filter" part of metafilter is VERY subjective.
posted by keepoutofreach at 6:55 AM on April 18, 2011


"Wank Bank" is how I used to refer to the clinic where we did IUI. It was more like an actual bank than this. You had to stand in line and show ID when you got to the front, and then you handed your "deposit" to a young woman who said "thank you" though you got the impression that she couldn't possibly mean it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:57 AM on April 18, 2011


WANK RHYMES WITH BANK NOW?

the fuck outa here
posted by the noob at 7:02 AM on April 18, 2011


I'm not sure that the male gaze needs any more glorification
posted by Blasdelb at 7:37 AM on April 18, 2011


Is this a cultural thing? I knew it would be British for some reason.

It's pretty bad. I admit I'm not a fan of the genre, but Jizz in My Pants (link not the real one) at least has production value going for it.

Must be a cultural thing.
posted by mrgrimm at 7:58 AM on April 18, 2011


Blasdelb: “I'm not sure that the male gaze needs any more glorification”

No, but this is what I love about Burnistoun – though they probably wouldn't like me saying it, their humor is pretty gentle overall, and frankly they're the only ones who could do a skit like this and make it in such a way that it seems harmlessly funny to me. I mean, this isn't really glorifying, it's picking fun; and the funny part, the crux of the joke, is that the male gaze here ends up looking at other males. And that's silly in a way that isn't really harsh.

Maybe I'm seeing it in an odd way, or through the lens of having watched the first series of this show and loved it; I don't know.
posted by koeselitz at 8:01 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know all about the male gaze, ta - and this isn't what we're seeing here. We're seeing two losers being losers and eventually their machismo is shown to be compensating for latent homosexuality.
posted by mippy at 8:32 AM on April 18, 2011


eventually their machismo is shown to be compensating for latent homosexuality

... again, which isn't usually funny to anyone above 13. unless it's well done. which this wasn't.
posted by mrgrimm at 8:49 AM on April 18, 2011


... again, which isn't usually funny to anyone above 13. unless it's well done. which this wasn't.

Huh, well there ya go. Pack 'er up and lock the thread, y'all. A ruling's been handed down.
posted by Maaik at 9:47 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, a nomination process?

Seconded!

:)
posted by PissOnYourParade at 10:29 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow. I enjoy Burnistoun, but sorry mippy, you actually managed to choose the absolute low point of this series for an FPP. Thanks to GeckoDundee for the redeeming roundup.
posted by penguin pie at 10:44 AM on April 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


mippy: "eventually their machismo is shown to be compensating for latent homosexuality"

I dunno I thought the bigger punchline was that they were aroused by a tailpipe of a car but would only fantasize because it would burn them if they actually tried to screw it. In that context it seems more "ridiculous indiscriminate horniness" rather than latent anything.

And really you aren't glorifying the male gaze when you depict it landing on a car's rusty tailpipe.
posted by idiopath at 10:58 AM on April 18, 2011


"rusty tailpipe"

snicker
posted by Xoebe at 11:35 AM on April 18, 2011


It's nae "wank bank" but "spank bank"
posted by Runcible Spoon at 12:56 PM on April 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, "glorification" of the male gaze is not what comes to mind here. More like "humorous take on" (harmless) male sexuality. They're not directly addressing any of the females they're checking out, except for the baker, where the possibility of seriousness is completely gone, which makes it, you know, funny. Like, a joke? And the baker's performance is hilarious. She perfectly encapsulates the message that she's no longer interested in your sexy ways, boys.

The tailpipe spitting a little cumshot of gas was clever, too. If this is the low point of the season, I'm off to watch the whole thing.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 3:43 PM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


SLYT from the fine folks of Burnistoun Burhanistan.

That's how I've been reading it. Way funnier than the original, I think.
posted by vidur at 4:55 PM on April 18, 2011


"WANK RHYMES WITH BANK NOW?"

What the hell else would it rhyme with?
posted by unigolyn at 11:55 PM on April 18, 2011


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