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July 12, 2012 7:32 AM   Subscribe

RRRRRRRROLL
posted by fearfulsymmetry (65 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
I gotta say that lady loves to roll.
posted by Edison Carter at 7:33 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The internet is weird.
posted by something something at 7:37 AM on July 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


I like the one where she's watching the rice cooker best, and then the one where she's kneeling in the scooter parking spot. The standing ones don't do that much for me, but those two are pretty awesome.
posted by OmieWise at 7:38 AM on July 12, 2012


"What is the subject doing?"

"Revolving, sir."

"Very well, carry on."
posted by poe at 7:40 AM on July 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


PLANKING
2011 - 2012
R.I.P.
posted by Fizz at 7:41 AM on July 12, 2012 [13 favorites]


You say you want a revolution? Well, you know... check out my tumblr.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:43 AM on July 12, 2012 [11 favorites]


If you stare at any of them long enough you can get her to change directions.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:44 AM on July 12, 2012 [16 favorites]


Needs more (at least one) Astley.
posted by chavenet at 7:48 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


You'd think she'd get dizzy after a bit.
posted by brand-gnu at 7:49 AM on July 12, 2012


This is a viral thing for some new Asian horror film, right?
posted by Chrischris at 7:50 AM on July 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


Um, this doesn't seem to have any kind of practical purpose. What is it, some kind of art thing?

Why do people have to act all weird?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:57 AM on July 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


Is there a porn version?
posted by Burhanistan at 7:58 AM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is good!
posted by scose at 8:02 AM on July 12, 2012


Let me know when she rolls a 7
posted by stormpooper at 8:02 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is there a porn version?

This is the internet. I assume someone is fapping to that right now.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:03 AM on July 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Why do people have to act all weird?

Yes, boring is so much better. Zzzzzz
posted by fungible at 8:03 AM on July 12, 2012


Um, this doesn't seem to have any kind of practical purpose.
The wonder of spare time. As meaningless as can be.
posted by Jehan at 8:07 AM on July 12, 2012


I dunno, I'd bet the creator of these probably could spin out some pleasant sounding bullshit about what these could mean or signify.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:08 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dear Ms. RRRRRRRROLL_gif,

After careful consideration, we have decided to deny your application to become an Internet meme. We wish you the best of luck in the future. We have passed your application on to the stop motion animators for Peter Gabriel and those Skittles commercials.

Sincerely,
Keyboard Cat
posted by Muddler at 8:12 AM on July 12, 2012 [21 favorites]


posted by fearfulsymmetry

eponysterical!
posted by Obscure Reference at 8:19 AM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Obvious subscriber to the Seth Macfarlane school of repeating repetition school.
posted by tommasz at 8:20 AM on July 12, 2012


It's really more a SSSSSSSSPIN, surely?
posted by Naberius at 8:24 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Muddler: Dear Ms. RRRRRRRROLL_gif,

After careful consideration, we have decided to deny your application to become an Internet meme....


Mr. Keyboard Cat:

I am writing to inform you that I am appealing your decision to the Meme Supreme Court of 4chan. Good day to you, sir.

I said GOOD DAY!!

- Spinneret Spinner
posted by double block and bleed at 8:36 AM on July 12, 2012


At first I was like. But then I really liked it. Especially the "rotating around the finger" one.
posted by DU at 8:38 AM on July 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


RICK

RICK

RICK

RICK
posted by zamboni at 8:40 AM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Freaky. I just watched it and now all my iTunes plays is a clip that says "Seven days"...
posted by mkultra at 8:48 AM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


These look like outtakes from Uzumaki.
posted by kurumi at 8:51 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sie spinnt.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:07 AM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks, I dig weird little corners of the internet.
posted by zzazazz at 9:26 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


"What is the subject doing?"

"Revolving, sir."


Rotating, mostly.

Especially the "rotating around the finger" one.

Revolving.

I guess confusing those terms is a little bit more excusable than describing rotation about a vertical axis as "rolling," though.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:34 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I dunno, I'd bet the creator of these probably could spin out some pleasant sounding bullshit about what these could mean or signify.

I like because s/he (dunno if these are self-portraits or the work of a second person) has managed to abstain from that temptation and let the art speak for itself. As it always should.
posted by anigbrowl at 9:34 AM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


this is very good. I love.

possibly not a meme, but if I were a rich benefactor like Reginald New York Knickerbocker, I would definitely commission a floor full of these at an art gallery.
posted by bitteroldman at 9:57 AM on July 12, 2012


But what does it mean? What does it mean?
posted by Zerowensboring at 9:57 AM on July 12, 2012


Well, basically, it is a lady spinning.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:58 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


She should rotate as she revolves surely the next step in the meme evolution. Something like complete rotation for every revolution thus being a model of something astronomical. Then she needs to have a moon revolve around her as she revolves all the while performing rotations. I'm dizzy now.
posted by pdxpogo at 10:00 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Mevlevis aren't accepting applications at the moment.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:01 AM on July 12, 2012


Is she really tall, or did she just find a freakishly low-ceilinged tunnel to spin in?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 10:03 AM on July 12, 2012


Is there a porn version?

This is the internet. I assume someone is fapping to that right now.


Not going to make an actual link, but... meatspin. (NSFW if you're thinking about googling, obviously).
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:07 AM on July 12, 2012


MEATAFILTER Y U HATE WIMSY?
posted by absalom at 10:19 AM on July 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


Meat spin, spinnaz ytmd...yeah. But only artier.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:20 AM on July 12, 2012


In the very first one, is there a grassfire behind her making that smoke? If not, then what is it coming from?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:26 AM on July 12, 2012


Oh, internet, you're doing it correctly again.
posted by cortex at 10:36 AM on July 12, 2012


This is why I gotta admit that tumblr makes me inordinately happy sometimes. Why? Why not?
posted by blucevalo at 10:38 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


brand-gnu: You'd think she'd get dizzy after a bit.

I know I did, just watching her.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:43 AM on July 12, 2012


Especially the "rotating around the finger" one.

Revolving.
A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center (or point) of rotation. A three-dimensional object rotates always around an imaginary line called a rotation axis. If the axis is within the body, and passes through its center of mass the body is said to rotate upon itself, or spin. A rotation about an external point, e.g. the Earth about the Sun, is called a revolution or orbital revolution, typically when it is produced by gravity.
- Wikipedia

Emphasis mine. Is her finger external to her body?
posted by DU at 10:51 AM on July 12, 2012


Is her finger external to her body?

In that picture, yes.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:55 AM on July 12, 2012


Yeah, for the purposes of the picture she is revolving around her finger. Not when seen from above in actual physical reality....her body is just rotating. But, since her finger appears to remain the stationary focal point of the picture then it could be said that her body is revolving.

Art!
posted by Burhanistan at 10:56 AM on July 12, 2012


In the very first one, is there a grassfire behind her making that smoke? If not, then what is it coming from?

I think they are sulphur vents or possibly hot springs or similar geothermal feature
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 11:04 AM on July 12, 2012


Mine is broken, or I don't get it.
posted by chundo at 11:27 AM on July 12, 2012


Reminds me of something...
posted by phong3d at 11:37 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yes, you've just been Rickshaw Rolled...
posted by samsara at 11:43 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am deeply amused by this for reasons I can't really articulate.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:54 AM on July 12, 2012


I guess confusing those terms is a little bit more excusable than describing rotation about a vertical axis as "rolling," though.

To be fair, she was tripping balls while rotating and revolving.
posted by eurypteris at 1:34 PM on July 12, 2012


holy crap guys did you try running the mouse pointer over the page title
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:38 PM on July 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


Is this Natsumi Hayashi? AKA the floating girl?
posted by zardoz at 2:10 PM on July 12, 2012


reprise the theme song and roll the credits: "holy crap guys did you try running the mouse pointer over the page title"

Yup. That made me inordinately happy.
posted by brundlefly at 2:41 PM on July 12, 2012


Her turn around the finger is called synchronous rotation. Unless she is revolving while always facing a fixed external point, say on the wall, then she is both revolving and rotating. Her revolution period around the point above her finger is the same length and direction as her rotation period, which is also the case with our moon always keeping one side turned toward the earth.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:41 PM on July 12, 2012


> Um, this doesn't seem to have any kind of practical purpose. What is it, some kind of art thing?

It entertained me. I was entertained. It was entertaining.
posted by ardgedee at 4:21 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: Um, this doesn't seem to have any kind of practical purpose.
posted by brundlefly at 4:25 PM on July 12, 2012


She sure gets around.
posted by mazola at 7:59 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love the umbrella one a lot. It makes me happy.i have no idea why, but it does.
posted by winna at 8:28 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can consider me hopelessly enamored.
posted by Chutzler at 9:47 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Humans rotate clockwise, upside-down hats rotate counter-clockwise. But if you turn the hat over so that it can be worn, it will then be rotating in the same direction as the humans, and therefore can be safely worn.
posted by BurnChao at 3:04 AM on July 13, 2012


Creepy as fuck and just no.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:12 AM on July 13, 2012


If you stare at any of them long enough you can get her to change directions.

Of course, exactly one week later, you get a phone call...


...that rolls over to voice mail!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:27 PM on July 13, 2012


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