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September 28, 2011 8:44 AM   Subscribe


 
Does what it says on the tin.

But goddamn that song was bad.
posted by Aizkolari at 8:49 AM on September 28, 2011


Look ma, no teeth!
posted by squalor at 8:49 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


This will make the dumbest 10% of other cyclists I see on my bike commute very happy.
posted by gurple at 8:50 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I liked the song, and the silly video. Though I feel bad that the biggest laugh came from the Def Leppard joke.
posted by mathowie at 8:52 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I liked it. Thanks!
posted by hydrophonic at 8:52 AM on September 28, 2011


I also liked it, though I did watch it on mute, so maybe the song wasn't good.
posted by odinsdream at 8:53 AM on September 28, 2011


I think this was about typography. It certainly wasn't about good music.
posted by bz at 8:55 AM on September 28, 2011


I thought it was fun.
posted by Cerulean at 8:56 AM on September 28, 2011


I am surprised to not see my perennial fave, "Standing up on pedals to huck jeans up".
posted by everichon at 8:58 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah.. wow, what a bad singing voice. Hipsterriffic.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:02 AM on September 28, 2011


It's all in the hip... sters.
posted by dracomarca at 9:09 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, I am unfamiliar with all of this quaint, flagless semaphore. On a more practical note, I can't recall the last time I saw a cyclist use the "I am planning to make a left/right turn" hand signal. Perhaps these signals are not ironic enough?

note to self: start hand-signaling when turning
posted by obscurator at 9:15 AM on September 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


I thought it was pretty great, although I also watched it with the sound off, so maybe the song is apocalyptically terrible or something, I don't know.

For me the charm in it comes from the way that the title leads you to expect some stuntin' and then it's just some people having goofy fun while riding no-handed.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:26 AM on September 28, 2011


On a more practical note, I can't recall the last time I saw a cyclist use the "I am planning to make a left/right turn" hand signal.

Don't forget the 'I'm braking' hand signal. I like to do that one from time to time, mostly to confuse motorists. The turn signals are still in use in the UK and the bits of Europe I've been to lately, though.

Also, I see from the charmingly-illustrated Wikipedia Hand Signals page that the US has much more jaunty signals than everywhere else!
posted by jack_mo at 9:27 AM on September 28, 2011


I liked the fact that it was made to look like something from the mid-70s with low production values while also being as entertaining as something from the mid-70's with low production values.
posted by mhoye at 9:32 AM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


That was fun ("The Beginner" was particularly clever), but I kept thinking "What kind of blue jeans are these guys trying to sell?"

None apparently, but that doesn't make me any less cynical.
posted by Turkey Glue at 9:39 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Perhaps my cynicism stems from living in a midwest college town, where kamikaze earbud-wearing, texting, squeaky-Wal-Mart-bicycle riders rule the streets and sidewalks. So, in my observations no-hands cycling = texting while cycling. o_O
posted by obscurator at 9:46 AM on September 28, 2011


A professional display of 50 ways to break something.
posted by stormpooper at 9:47 AM on September 28, 2011


I Signal all the time, as do lots of other cyclists over here (Germany).
That looked like a lot of fun to make. And the typography was good looking. The song wasn't really my flavor though.

Style-ie.
posted by From Bklyn at 9:47 AM on September 28, 2011


These remind me of my friend's favorite dance moves, which include the Shopping Cart (reach out with alternate arms to grab items and place them in your basket) and Talking On the Phone While Making a Sandwich, which you'll just have to imagine.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:09 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I love the US right turn signal (from jack_mo's link). When someone biking in front of me signals a right turn during my commute, I always imagine that they're saying "Here's my turn! Bye, guys! See you again on the way home!"
posted by Honorable John at 10:12 AM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


I didn't know Brak started a jangle-pop skiffle band. That's kind of awesome.
posted by loquacious at 10:16 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Clicked "view comments".
Immediately ctrl+F'ed for "hipster" after viewing 15 seconds of the video.
Mission successful.
posted by Evernix at 10:50 AM on September 28, 2011


So many hipsters! Wow! But at least fun hipsters.

Also, I didn't know that the "extend to the right" hand signal was used outside of North America for right turns. I prefer the "left hand turned upwards" signal that we were taught here (here=Canada) as kids. Because more often than not, cars (ie the people who you are signalling for) are going to be more on your left side than your right side.
posted by antifuse at 11:01 AM on September 28, 2011


Also, I didn't know that the "extend to the right" hand signal was used outside of North America for right turns. I prefer the "left hand turned upwards" signal that we were taught here (here=Canada) as kids. Because more often than not, cars (ie the people who you are signalling for) are going to be more on your left side than your right side.

the left hand/arm up is what you're taught for driving. right? you have to use your left arm because if you're driving and you point/extend your right arm to signal a right turn it just seems like you're resting your arm on the passenger seat or your sweeties shoulders. on a bike you don't have this issue.

i made it :38 seconds in before stopping it.
posted by rainperimeter at 11:08 AM on September 28, 2011


the left hand/arm up is what you're taught for driving. right? you have to use your left arm because if you're driving and you point/extend your right arm to signal a right turn it just seems like you're resting your arm on the passenger seat or your sweeties shoulders. on a bike you don't have this issue.

Well, I was actually taught the left-hand-for-all-signals rule for cycling first, in grade school. :) But it *seems* to make more sense to me to use the left hand for all signals any way.
posted by antifuse at 11:21 AM on September 28, 2011


Anybody know the old-timey fonts they use?
posted by beepbeepboopboop at 11:45 AM on September 28, 2011


1: What a horrible song, sung in a horrible voice.
2. Missing my favorite: Ride like an Egyptian.
posted by cccorlew at 12:16 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]




Hipsters think they invented everything. They forgot the "Eat a Balanced Meal," the "Forgotten Bottle-Opener," the "Hobo Longjohns," and the "Bennies Are Wearing Off".
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:47 PM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I will admit that this morning I used the, "this hoodie is too hot, I will take it off and put it in my bag." And if I had caught my hands in the sleeves and fallen over, everyone would say I deserved it and I would be unable to say I didn't.
posted by RobotHero at 2:01 PM on September 28, 2011


Cool! But I can do that too.
posted by gmc_manufacturer at 7:01 PM on October 18, 2011


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