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Lloydtube: Lloyd Dobler's boombox meets youtube
August 10, 2011 10:23 AM   Subscribe

Say Anything with Lloydtube [via*]

Lloydtube is a ThinkStank production by Josh Millard.
*[Actually via mefi projects]
posted by carsonb (28 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Urkel-approved.
posted by Eideteker at 10:28 AM on August 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


Obv. joke is obvs.
posted by Eideteker at 10:34 AM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


What a rude fellow.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:35 AM on August 10, 2011


Wait, am I doing this right?
posted by phunniemee at 10:37 AM on August 10, 2011


You don't suppose that if this were produced by anyone else...
posted by crunchland at 10:44 AM on August 10, 2011


So... am I missing something? What's the point of this? It seems like just an extra step between me and music, and I don't even get to see the music video.
posted by TheMidnightHobo at 10:47 AM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


So... am I missing something? What's the point of this? It seems like just an extra step between me and music

I don't think it's aiming to become your primary media player. It's a joke, using an iconic scene from an 80s movie, although I think the point has been missed if you have to explain it.

I thought it was funny, anyways.
posted by Hoopo at 10:53 AM on August 10, 2011


Clownfucker.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:54 AM on August 10, 2011


You don't suppose that if this were produced by anyone else...

It's a fair cop crunchland, but I clicked the 'post to MeFi' button last night before realizing who the poster was.

So... am I missing something?

TheMidnightHobo, you might be missing the fact that you can plug any youtube video into the thing and make it become LLOYD DOBLER FROM THE CLASSIC BRATPACK MOVIE SAY ANYTHING proudly pumping your jams of choice.
posted by carsonb at 10:56 AM on August 10, 2011


A bad fit
posted by Daddy-O at 10:57 AM on August 10, 2011


Lloydrolled.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 10:58 AM on August 10, 2011


Say Anything is a Brat Pack movie?
posted by rtha at 11:02 AM on August 10, 2011


It's a joke, using an iconic scene from an 80s movie, although I think the point has been missed if you have to explain it.

Aha. As a 90's child, I can see why I would have missed this particular joke. Thanks for explaining.
posted by TheMidnightHobo at 11:02 AM on August 10, 2011


overdrive
posted by stifford at 11:03 AM on August 10, 2011


The only Puddle of Mudd song I have ever liked. Or heard, I think.
posted by rtha at 11:05 AM on August 10, 2011


The other thing I considered doing was looping the video of that scene, the cuts from her to him to her to him. But I thought the sort of stripped down iconic feel of the nearly-static .gif worked well. Almost like the ending credits scene from the NES adaptation of the film that never was.

And yeah, it's one of those things where either it makes total sense or makes no sense; without the specific memory of that scene from Say Anything (or, barring that, second-hand familiarity with the Lloyd Dobler Holding A Boombox Over His Head meme), it's just, what? Some guy holding up a boombox? So I can sympathize with the What-ness for folks experiencing that.
posted by cortex at 11:13 AM on August 10, 2011


He gave her his heart, she gave him a pen.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:16 AM on August 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


MetaFilter: sympathize with the What-ness.
posted by loquacious at 11:23 AM on August 10, 2011


Aha. As a 90's child, I can see why I would have missed this particular joke

Aaargh! The old, it burns!
posted by Hoopo at 11:39 AM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I have a hunch that John Cusack would probably rather spit tacks than do anything involving a boom box ever again in his life.

(Although, I'm strangely tempted to track down the name of the Fishbone song he was actually blasting when they were filming and plug that in for vermisillitude's sake.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:38 PM on August 10, 2011


I have a hunch that John Cusack would probably rather spit tacks than do anything involving a boom box ever again in his life.

I have a hunch that John Cusack goes to sleep on piles of money every night thanks to the success of films like Say Anything, so has probably come to terms with the whole dorky boombox thing.
posted by phunniemee at 1:45 PM on August 10, 2011


He's just trying to tell us about the end of the world as we know it.
posted by ericbop at 2:17 PM on August 10, 2011


(Although, I'm strangely tempted to track down the name of the Fishbone song he was actually blasting when they were filming and plug that in for vermisillitude's sake.)

Wikipedia says it's "Skankin To The Beat"
posted by Hoopo at 2:32 PM on August 10, 2011


Cusacks made of human skeletons.
posted by sigma7 at 4:03 PM on August 10, 2011


Say Anything is a Brat Pack movie?

Well, technically not. I mean, there's no actual definitive list, but if you take "Brat Pack Movie" to mean that it featured two members of the Brat Pack, the list seems to be quite limited.

I would say that, thematically and such, it does fit right in.
posted by hippybear at 4:16 PM on August 10, 2011




...Who the hell subscribes to the Walgreens twitter feed.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 6:48 PM on August 10, 2011


WARNING: This is long.
posted by Eideteker at 7:04 PM on August 10, 2011


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