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The Counting Song (SLYT), a cute, animated ditty for kids that may be too educational. From Adam Buxton (previously here)
posted by oneswellfoop (14 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Learning made me sad.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:01 PM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Catchy. Should make the top 40 countdown.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:03 PM on August 8, 2012


Directed by Cyriak, creator of such nightmares as this.
posted by not_on_display at 11:08 PM on August 8, 2012


It's strange how much children's TV has an undercurrent of existentialism to it. It's all too easy to imagine Bert and Ernie in No Exit, Grover as Sisyphus, or Oscar killing an Arab because of the sun and, later, opening himself to the gentle indifference of the world and finding it so much like himself--so like a brother--that he felt that he had been happy and was happy again
posted by Monsieur Caution at 11:13 PM on August 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


WHOAH.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:07 AM on August 9, 2012


Well, I LOLed. See also The Count's disingenuous laugh--a cynical, self-aware comment on his own empty fascination with numeric idealism.

The Counting Song isn't as subtle, of course.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 1:08 AM on August 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Favorited for truth.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:07 AM on August 9, 2012


After seeing this on Bug my wife and I decided that Adam must really miss Joe (now he's all Hollywood).
posted by brilliantmistake at 2:17 AM on August 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Also on Bug: Adam does Summertime Booze

Directed by Garth Jennings
posted by DanCall at 3:38 AM on August 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


Well, that was absolutely superb.
posted by hydatius at 4:24 AM on August 9, 2012


That's why even the most die-hard counters sometimes do something else.
posted by The Bellman at 6:34 AM on August 9, 2012


Counting my 'Favorited by others' every day.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:53 AM on August 9, 2012


You know, I was just saying to someone the other day that we're really letting the kids of this country down by not exposing them to existentialism as part of their kindergarten-readiness. No wonder that we as a nation are performing so poorly in international education benchmarks such as the PISA!
posted by smirkette at 7:18 AM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's strange how much children's TV has an undercurrent of existentialism to it.
Road Runner, anyone? That's where I learned, at an early age, all about futility and vain hopes! (Wile E. Coyote as Sisyphus ... )
posted by crazy_yeti at 7:49 AM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


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