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October 29, 2011 7:09 PM   Subscribe

This is a 2 minute single link youtube video entitled Thanks, Smokey! . It has dancing, hoodies, surprises and I don't know why it is called 'Thanks, Smokey!'. God bless. (NSFW)
posted by dgaicun (37 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bestiality is baaad.
posted by cthuljew at 7:20 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ok, that was disturbing.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:23 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was oddly sweet.
posted by sonascope at 7:32 PM on October 29, 2011


Haha. :)
posted by Vamier at 7:32 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


This so needs a "WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!"
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:39 PM on October 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hey is that "Kenny Loggins" from Yachtrock?
posted by Kloryne at 7:42 PM on October 29, 2011


But how would Smokey the bear feel about this?
posted by addelburgh at 7:47 PM on October 29, 2011


Smokey Bear. "The" is not his middle name.
posted by hippybear at 7:48 PM on October 29, 2011


Also...that German Sheppard doesn't look very German to me.

Hippybear: Eddy Arnold disagrees!
posted by addelburgh at 7:52 PM on October 29, 2011


Uh, the answer to my own question would be no.
posted by Kloryne at 7:54 PM on October 29, 2011


is "god bless" some kind of meme
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 7:58 PM on October 29, 2011


Hey, don't forget the Outtakes Reel.

Also, based on what I know about law enforcement in Los Angeles County, I sincerely doubt that is a priority for the Sheriff's Department there. In fact, another short piece from the same filmmaker is much more representative of police attitudes.

And if you saw this other piece from the same filmmaker, the punchline of "Thanks Smokey!" would come as no surprise.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:03 PM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Now I know what this is about
posted by palidor at 8:11 PM on October 29, 2011


Of course Eddy Arnold disagrees. He's wrong, but that's okay, a lot of people who disagree with truth are wrong.

I grew up not too far from where the living symbol of Smokey was recovered during the Capitan Gap fire in 1950, and was mildly obsessed with Smokey Bear during my childhood. (My interest in big furry men in uniforms continues to this day.) The inclusion of the "The" in the song is a true tragedy, although I understand how it's important for the rhythm of the melody. But his name, written into law by Congress in 1952, contains no "The", and it's worth knowing that for the next time you're on Jeopardy or whatever.)
posted by hippybear at 8:11 PM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


is "god bless" some kind of meme?
It pre-empts your sneezing at posts.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:11 PM on October 29, 2011


Anyway, I fail to see how the video in this FPP illuminates the true puzzlement which is THIS particular sheep video.
posted by hippybear at 8:14 PM on October 29, 2011


First they came for our trucker caps. Then our PBR. Now its our sheep-lovin'.

HIPSTERS STOP STEALING OUR CULTURE!

(not redneckist...)
posted by Chrischris at 8:17 PM on October 29, 2011


note there was not actually a question mark there
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 8:18 PM on October 29, 2011


So many pieces of the puzzle that is my life have come together now.
posted by maxwelton at 9:05 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


hippybear's sheep video was a reply to this cow video.

And if you keep this up, I will keep finding other species to get involved (but NO CATS).
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:48 PM on October 29, 2011


Thanks for the other vids, oneswellfoop. This Patrick Scott guy is actually a good director. Every shot in Thanks, Smokey! feels well placed, intelligent use sound and music, etc.
posted by dgaicun at 9:50 PM on October 29, 2011


use of sound...
posted by dgaicun at 9:50 PM on October 29, 2011


RE: your other sheep vid, Cyriak is someone else whose talent deserves more than Youtube fame.
posted by dgaicun at 9:53 PM on October 29, 2011


hippybear's sheep video was a reply to this cow video

Well, it's a reply insofar as two videos made by the same person can be in response to one another... cyriak has a myriad of videos on YouTube, many of them all more disturbing than the last.

(but NO CATS)

What? You haven't seen meow mix?
posted by hippybear at 10:36 PM on October 29, 2011


You know, as an Iowan, this hits close to home.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:52 PM on October 29, 2011


Adorable choreography.
posted by Theta States at 10:54 PM on October 29, 2011


How can you reconcile sheep fucking with "God bless"?
posted by Brocktoon at 11:49 PM on October 29, 2011


I would like this video to be the answer to the 25%/50% problem.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:51 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


That guy should build a time machine and get on Noah's Arc. It'd be like a singles cruise for him. Ooo! Sexy giraffe lady! Oo! Sexy tiger lady. Oo! Sexy Platypus lady!
posted by ian1977 at 5:27 AM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


That guy should build a time machine and get on Noah's Arc

From what I remember of the story, Noah's arc was kind of a downward spiral.
posted by Decani at 5:59 AM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


How can you reconcile sheep fucking with "God bless"?

The punchline is that he has a wool allergy?
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:28 AM on October 30, 2011


There is also this.
posted by maxwelton at 10:25 AM on October 30, 2011


Whoa, the same thing happened to this guy.
posted by jackmakrl at 10:53 AM on October 30, 2011


Oo! Sexy Platypus lady!

Catwoman needs a reboot. This might be just the thing.
posted by benzenedream at 10:56 AM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Let's not forget about the big bad wolf, as long as we're delving into the uncanny.
posted by sonascope at 12:02 PM on October 30, 2011


Poor guy's just been on the trail too long.
posted by Standeck at 1:04 PM on October 30, 2011


What is wrong with you people?
posted by cjorgensen at 8:14 PM on October 30, 2011


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