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This kid is delightful and I am delighted.
posted by elizardbits at 10:26 AM on July 18, 2012 [18 favorites]


Haaaaaa oh god this is the best thing I've seen today. My irony-free love of that song doesn't hurt, but ugh he's having... so.... much.... fun...........

I CONCUR WITH THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF DELIGHTFUL.
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:29 AM on July 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ok, that was pretty great. The Snuggie thing really takes it to a new level.

Also I would like to know what a 'boof' is.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2012


That was excellent. Beyonce always inspires the best cover videos. I hope that kid knows how great he is.
posted by lilac girl at 10:31 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The production quality was better than a lot of professional music videos! Made me smile!
posted by HuronBob at 10:31 AM on July 18, 2012


That kid is going to have a gig producing professional music videos within a month. And I am happy about that.
posted by 256 at 10:32 AM on July 18, 2012


GOD BLESS SUMMER VACATION, and I fucking love this song. Top notch kid, top notch.
posted by Think_Long at 10:32 AM on July 18, 2012


Good grief. The production values in that fan video were off the hook!

I'd assume a "bouf" is a "bouffant", a hairdo. But you know, kids today with their crazy hair and their slang and their music... It's hard for an old fogie like me to stay hip.
posted by hippybear at 10:34 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


So good! I was expecting this to be less completely good. I was wrong.
posted by sweetkid at 10:34 AM on July 18, 2012


Ug, I have the exact same snuggie but it just got tangled up in my over-stuffed washing machine and broke the thing instead of helping me be awesome on the internet.
posted by ghharr at 10:37 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


That was so impressive and amusing that I voluntarily made it through a Beyonce song.

I'd assume a "bouf" is a "bouffant", a hairdo. But you know, kids today with their crazy hair and their slang and their music... It's hard for an old fogie like me to stay hip.

Yes it does, but it also means... other things.
posted by cmoj at 10:38 AM on July 18, 2012


This was the first time I've seen the Beyonce video, so I was getting quite the visual overload trying to watch both at the same time. Mesmerizing.

The kid did a great job.
posted by littlesq at 10:38 AM on July 18, 2012


I just adore Beyonce, partly because she really works to make things like music videos for her fans. Here's a quote from her about her B-Day album:
Between recording the album, doing ["Dreamgirls"], promoting the movie, promoting the album and now rehearsing for tours, it's been a lot of work — and between that, I shot eight videos, which was overwhelming but such an amazing experience. When I told the label I wanted to do it, they said, "Why don't you just do two videos?" But I knew we could do it, so we had the best people — the best directors, the best choreographers, the best makeup artists, the best stylists — make that happen. Every one of the videos is incredible. I can't decide which one is my favorite.
Anyway, she's pregnant in a lot of this video which is impressive, because she still brings it. The cover is totally awesome, too. Thanks so much for posting!
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:41 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


This was the first time I've seen the Beyonce video

Oh, how I long for a 24/7 music video channel on my satellite service. I'd have it tuned in all the time! (And this wouldn't have also been my first time seeing this video, I'm sure.)
posted by hippybear at 10:42 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was insanely accurate; I'm in awe of the precision he brought to the table. He was nailing everyone of her gestures, her facial movements- eyebrows, smiles, blinks- and postures. And the production quality! The color changes, transitions, everything. I was delighted, and I hate Rihanna's music.

It's pretty amazing that young people can have access to software and hardware that enables them to seamlessly emulate professional videos.
posted by hincandenza at 10:42 AM on July 18, 2012


I totally agree it sounds like Beyonce's singing "my boof," but lyric sites are claiming she says "my boo," which makes a little more sense.
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:43 AM on July 18, 2012


hippybear: Oh, how I long for a 24/7 music video channel on my satellite service. I'd have it tuned in all the time! (And this wouldn't have also been my first time seeing this video, I'm sure.
Some sort of... music and television... hybrid?! That's crazy, but that just might work!
posted by hincandenza at 10:43 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Beyonce. I meant to type Beyonce.

Man, that's fucking embarrassing. I'll leave the thread now, kthx.
posted by hincandenza at 10:46 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Video was great. Just wasn't expecting the song to be that goddamn awful.
posted by cthuljew at 10:49 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Best. of. the. web. BAM!

You go, kid! I predict good things in your future.
posted by smirkette at 10:54 AM on July 18, 2012


Poor kid. God knows how many times he must have had to listen to that song to make the video....
posted by schmod at 10:57 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Another delighted viewer here. That was delightful.
posted by bilabial at 11:03 AM on July 18, 2012


Romney, Obama, it doesn't matter. We are going down the tubes no matter what.
posted by wrnealis at 11:08 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


I LOVE the little sister filling in for the dancers.

Delightful.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:26 AM on July 18, 2012



This really made my morning much, much better -- thanks.

I was imagining how he had his friends help him with it and then imagined the possibility that maybe one of them thought THEY should be Beyoncé. But then I realized that, though I don't know much about this boy, that was probably an impossible scenario because anyone who really knows him at all probably can see that would be an argument they wouldn't possibly win.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:28 AM on July 18, 2012


Beyonce. I meant to type Beyonce.

I know, seriously. Who could hate Rihanna's music?!?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:30 AM on July 18, 2012


So, here's the thing: If you're Beyonce...how do you NOT fly this kid to every single concert you'll do this year? How do you NOT shower him with gifts and take him as your date to the Grammys and put him in the liner notes of your next album? When someone (a kid!) loves you this much, how do you restrain yourself from making all their dreams come true?
posted by ColdChef at 11:53 AM on July 18, 2012 [15 favorites]


Hah, teenagers are just awesome because they are the perfect storm of goofiness and ample spare time.
posted by jamaro at 11:58 AM on July 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


I had no spare time as a teenager. I was AP'ing it up.
posted by sweetkid at 12:01 PM on July 18, 2012


Also: You HAVE to love the fact that he included his friends in the video to help him.

You just know the conversation went something like this, "GODDAMMIT! That's NOT how they do it in the video! It's 'step, step, roll, arch, roll'! Get your shit together! This is Miss Beyonce!"

"...I'm eleven."
posted by ColdChef at 12:06 PM on July 18, 2012 [11 favorites]


I was AP'ing it up.

As opposed to aping Beyonce?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:06 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Blood and bloody ashes, that was great. That's an incredibly piece of work to get the dancing and the gestures right, let alone film and edit it all and how old is this kid?
posted by MartinWisse at 1:07 PM on July 18, 2012


AAWESOMESAUCE!
posted by Faintdreams at 1:08 PM on July 18, 2012


Sheesh—these kids today.

I've was just thinking the other day that I'd dearly love to do a fan rendition of Mina's 1974 TV performance of "Reza (Laia Ladaia)" if only I was friends with an orchestra and had access to a gigantic Italian TV theater where the audience is seated a hundred feet from the stage for some reason. Maybe I just need to learn how to do CGI. Sigh.

Seriously, though, this kid's made a great piece. I just hope he'll eventually take all that talent and do something with it that transcends inspired mimicry.
posted by sonascope at 1:33 PM on July 18, 2012


Even having seen the comments here, that was about a thousand times more charming than I expected it to be.

Life ---> IMPROVED
posted by Narrative Priorities at 1:44 PM on July 18, 2012


Also I love that song.

LOVE IT.

(DEFIANTLY?)
posted by Narrative Priorities at 1:45 PM on July 18, 2012


That's the generation that will be caring for mine when we're old and infirm. I am completely comfortable with that fact at the moment.
posted by a hat out of hell at 3:03 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


That kid is awesome! And the baffling addition of the snuggie to the mix only makes it even more delightful!
posted by troublewithwolves at 5:10 PM on July 18, 2012


Video was great. Just wasn't expecting the song to be that goddamn awful.

"Lawn. Off. Now."
posted by fungible at 9:27 PM on July 18, 2012


Thanks for posting this! So great.
posted by SarahElizaP at 9:44 PM on July 18, 2012


There are many lawns in the world where this kid would be welcome.
posted by snorkmaiden at 10:12 PM on July 18, 2012


The word "snuggie" scared me away for awhile but I finally watched and this kid is AWESOME!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:18 AM on July 19, 2012


Video was great. Just wasn't expecting the song to be that goddamn awful.

My exact reaction.
posted by papercake at 6:45 AM on July 19, 2012


The kid stays in the picture, but Beyonce might just actually be queen of the entire universe. All with that smile, those eyes. Whoa.
posted by thinkpiece at 8:38 AM on July 19, 2012


According to the comments (I know I shouldn't read YT comments but the overwhelming positivity allowed me to skim) on FB Beyonce's seen the cover, said it was good. With a :) too. And his (if I can assume that the owner of the account is the star of this video cover) profile says he's 22! I knew he was older than he looked. Thanks so much for posting this; what a truly awesome cover.
posted by one teak forest at 11:37 AM on July 19, 2012


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