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IM MAKING PANCAKES FRESHER THAN A MAFUCKA
December 11, 2011 6:40 AM   Subscribe


 
If this post doesn't win the iPad, there's no justice.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:44 AM on December 11, 2011


That was amazing. And I don't even like rap. And I'm diabetic. And it was still amazing!
posted by FishBike at 6:49 AM on December 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


Does it look to anyone else like the video is sped up?
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:49 AM on December 11, 2011


Metal turner in a nonstick pan. 0.8 points deducted.
posted by penduluum at 6:50 AM on December 11, 2011 [34 favorites]


Also that guy's 30, so. Which is fine, I'm 30 too, but if I called myself a nerdy white kid in public anymore, I'd start to get looks. Anyway.

Final score summary: 10/10, 9.9/10, 10/10, 9.6/10, 10/10, 10/10.

Mac Lethal advances with a score of 9.175. Going to be tough to beat.
posted by penduluum at 6:53 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Watched some other videos of the guy, and he clearly can rap faster than the speed of light, so I guess not sped up.
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:53 AM on December 11, 2011


And now I am regretting the fact that I had a bagel for breakfast.

Seriously, that was awesome.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:57 AM on December 11, 2011


Dude is using a metal spatula on a nonstick pan. That's fucking wrong.

Rap is great though.
posted by Lord_Pall at 6:59 AM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


What the fuck, he left that last pancake in the pan! No serious rap artist would do that.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:02 AM on December 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Dude is using a metal spatula on a nonstick pan. That's fucking wrong.

He's trying to show how "street" he is with his "don't give a fuck about the spatula" style, but I can't approve. He's showing the kids how it's OK to beat up your nonstick, and that is a message we do not need.

Also, those finished pancakes are getting soggy. It's like he's ignoring the obvious downsides to his chosen lifestyle. It's not all glamor,kids! It might seem great while you're young, but someday you will be in your mid-30s with a stack of soggy pancakes, wondering how your life lead to that....
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:10 AM on December 11, 2011 [18 favorites]


How do you all know it's nonstick?
posted by andoatnp at 7:11 AM on December 11, 2011


But he's not nerdy! He's a hipster! I mean, nice job and it's funny and all and yes, I concur that he is white, and "kid" is a flexible term (since communist "youth" organizers just need to be under 40)...but he's a hipster!
posted by Frowner at 7:19 AM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


He had to mention Sandusky. Shit.
posted by sutt at 7:19 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's Mac Lethal's site. And, just because, here's a hilariously garbled take on the video at Grantland: The Problem With Mac Lethal's Pancake Rap Video:

In this case Mac Lethal, complying with the rules of clicks and headlines for popularity in the Youtube era, self-deprecatingly titled the clip "nerdy white rapper." This as opposed to pointing out his decade-plus grind as an indie rapper, with a name and a pretty full Wikipedia page for an overnight sensation. It’s a smart move that highlights how, in exchange for exposure, he had to sell himself out, just a little, in the title and lyrics of the song: “I’m never gonna put another piece of music out deliberately if it isn't genuine and grips the heart”.

This is the last line in the video that made Mac Lethal famous, and also just a tiny little bit of a liar.

posted by mediareport at 7:26 AM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


He's trying to show how "street" he is with his "don't give a fuck about the spatula" style,

Honey rapper don't give a shit. He just uses the spatula he wants.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 7:28 AM on December 11, 2011 [14 favorites]


Needs more bacon.
posted by desjardins at 7:32 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's also the same guy that made that awful Texts From Bennett site.
posted by JingleButt_HiRes_REAL.gif at 7:38 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


How do you all know it's nonstick?

a) The cook just knows, OK?
b) Color and texture of the pan
c) If it wasn't nonstick, dude would be laying down some heavy butter action, if you know what I am saying.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:41 AM on December 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


How do you all know it's nonstick?

Because the pancakes don't stick to the pan.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 7:43 AM on December 11, 2011 [11 favorites]


I liked that and I do not much like pancakes.
posted by bukvich at 7:45 AM on December 11, 2011


Dude is using a metal spatula on a nonstick pan. That's fucking wrong.

Not so. From the man himself: "Ladies and gentlemen, I can cook my ass off. I don't use cheap, cancerous teflon pans."
posted by Frobenius Twist at 7:55 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nope! Chuck Testa.
posted by stoneweaver at 8:01 AM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


So at sign-off, when he says "Blech," is that a word balloon word? I always thought the way that was said was like, "bleck," with a little epiglottal action on the k, not "bletch".
posted by thinkpiece at 8:15 AM on December 11, 2011


Once again, MeFi has taught me something - I honestly didn't know that you shouldn't use metal utensils on nonstick pans. My parents didn't have nonstick pans (think cast iron and other kinds of heavy skillets), so I never learned how to use them properly. Shopping for a non-metal spatula now.
posted by HopperFan at 8:20 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just in case you weren't sure, here's where he proves he's fast as hell.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:35 AM on December 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


I have some non-stick pans that are safe to use with metal utensils. I don't remember what the coating is, but definitely not Teflon.
posted by starvingartist at 8:45 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is that ... is that a tattoo of a wooly mammoth on the back of his hand?
posted by 1adam12 at 8:51 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


His pancakes look so much prettier than mine.
posted by DoubleLune at 8:56 AM on December 11, 2011


Sure, rapping while making griddle pancakes is nice, but I'll really be impressed when he raps while making a Dutch Baby pancake.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:41 AM on December 11, 2011


Sounds like a lot of waffle to me.
posted by Decani at 9:46 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't remember what the coating is, but definitely not Teflon.

Probably anodized aluminum. But you still shouldn't use metal utensils.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:49 AM on December 11, 2011


The rule is actually the reverse. If you can't use metal utensils with it, you pan sucks. Because plastic utensils suck.
posted by DU at 9:51 AM on December 11, 2011


Silicone spatulas are pretty awesome, though.
posted by rivenwanderer at 10:07 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


My parents didn't have nonstick pans (think cast iron and other kinds of heavy skillets), so I never learned how to use them properly.

Hint: your parents were doing it right.
posted by sriracha at 10:08 AM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Can I post my mefi rap song here? Hee.
posted by frecklefaerie at 10:12 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hah, thought I'd clicked an archive page because the metal-spatula-non-stick-pan issue was debated pretty much verbatim in the Texts from Bennett thread from last week.
posted by carsonb at 10:39 AM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, as impressive as Mac Lethal is, he can't hold a candle to the girl from Karmin.
posted by carsonb at 10:42 AM on December 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


I flipped around to his other videos, and while I don't agree with all he says, his politically oriented Occupy Wall Street Satire is really impressive on a lot of levels - not just the lightning fast rap, but also some of the turns of phrases.
posted by Phire at 10:45 AM on December 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


Mac Lethal's from Kansas City! as is another rapper known for his incredibly fast style.

816, represent.
posted by dismas at 11:04 AM on December 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I have some non-stick pans that are safe to use with metal utensils. I don't remember what the coating is, but definitely not Teflon.

There are a couple of major brands out there of eco-nonstick. Scanpan's the best. You can use metal tools, put them in the dishwasher, whatever. Insanely durable surface, way better for the environment, won't kill your pet birds. Not quite a slippery as Teflon, though.
posted by middleclasstool at 11:33 AM on December 11, 2011


What is this Micro Machines Hip Hop bullshit?!
posted by basicchannel at 11:47 AM on December 11, 2011


The rule is actually the reverse. If you can't use metal utensils with it, you pan sucks. Because plastic utensils suck.

Bamboo utensils all the way! Wooden spoons are nice, too, but I love my smallish bamboo spatula. It would make a shitty fish lifter, but I rarely lift fish, so, hey, it's good by me. Take that, metal spatula!
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:06 PM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Excellent Busta impression.
posted by benbenson at 12:32 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


A rare insightful YouTube comment:

I think the amount of pancakes already cooked is a good indication of how many takes this took

posted by dixiecupdrinking at 12:48 PM on December 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


How to describe Metafilter to a novice?

Well, say there's a video with a guy doing high speed rapping about pancakes: Metafilter is great place to discuss....the spatula.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 2:31 PM on December 11, 2011 [19 favorites]


How to describe Metafilter to a novice?

It's an East Coast/West Coast thing; West Coast is about the cakes; East Coast is about the implements. It's just how it is.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:12 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


He's pretty talented, my distaste for novelty rap aside. It also made me realize it's a shame that beat was wasted on Chris Brown.
posted by codacorolla at 3:13 PM on December 11, 2011


If you haven't seen this version of Look At Me Now, you haven't lived.
posted by cryptozoology at 3:39 PM on December 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


This was excellent.
posted by odinsdream at 4:33 PM on December 11, 2011


Sure, rapping while making griddle pancakes is nice, but I'll really be impressed when he raps while making a Dutch Baby pancake.

Why would that be more impressive? Dutch Babies cook in the oven; he wouldn't have to do anything once he pours the batter in.
posted by kenko at 5:45 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, as impressive as Mac Lethal is, he can't hold a candle to the girl from Karmin.

I believe I have identified my new internet crush.
posted by googly at 6:32 PM on December 11, 2011


My poor head - I can't hear that fast.
posted by _paegan_ at 8:46 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


He reminds me of the auctioneer on the new reality show, Real Deals. The auctioneer actually impresses me more, because he's not scripted and he has to make it up as he goes along. And he manages to do it without sexist/misogynistic "lyrics". Also, he raps about quilts, or old comic books, or a pocket watch; let's see you do that, mofo mefi.

(Also, I was expecting a Phil Collins cover song, and so didn't understand why it was a big deal if the "kid" was white and nerdy.
posted by MexicanYenta at 4:33 AM on December 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


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posted by MexicanYenta at 6:06 AM on December 12, 2011


Full marks.
posted by cashman at 6:13 AM on December 12, 2011


Those are some girly ass pancakes though.
posted by unSane at 6:14 AM on December 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Occupy Wall Street track is good, although I don't know why Perry, Cain, and Romney get dissed, but Bachman gets raped. Kind of problematic, there.
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:36 PM on December 12, 2011


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