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These Gangnam Style parodies are getting abstract.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:38 PM on October 14, 2012 [12 favorites]


October surprise?
posted by mdonley at 10:38 PM on October 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


Some of the lyrics in that song were supposed to be metaphorical, weren't they.
posted by Max Udargo at 10:40 PM on October 14, 2012


That great rhythm (bassline?) sounds very Eritrean/Ethiopian. Pretty sure tUnE-yArDs was inspired by this when creating Bizness (especially around 2:30).
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:55 PM on October 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is kind of, like, amazing.
posted by malapropist at 10:58 PM on October 14, 2012


Silly, immature and pathetic on every level. FAIL.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:00 PM on October 14, 2012 [6 favorites]


I feel like this needs a warning of some kind, but I can't imagine for the life of me what that warning would be.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:01 PM on October 14, 2012 [5 favorites]


Seriously people this is amazing.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:04 PM on October 14, 2012 [8 favorites]


Cool that Sister Deborah says at the beginning she likes both foreign and local bananas. It is good to see more people embracing local bananas. Large scale banana production has resulted in a startling lack of bio-diversity in bananas. Increasing knowlege of local producers and merchants such as Uncle Obama can only be a good thing.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:11 PM on October 14, 2012 [12 favorites]


Silly, immature and pathetic on every level. FAIL.

This is the Ouroboros of comments.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 11:19 PM on October 14, 2012 [23 favorites]


Will this go over big in the swing states?
posted by dhartung at 11:21 PM on October 14, 2012


This song could very easily be misinterpreted.
posted by mazola at 11:24 PM on October 14, 2012


I voted for the monkey.
posted by Brocktoon at 11:25 PM on October 14, 2012


Needs more peanut butter jelly
posted by facetious at 11:26 PM on October 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


She seems really excited about the shape of this Uncle Obama character's banana, but the banana isn't even for her. What devilry is this?
posted by A Bad Catholic at 11:27 PM on October 14, 2012


The more I think about it the more it seems like this is a commentary on christian theologist Kirk Cameron'sBanana Argument. The basic argument is that bananas were created by god in the perfect form to be food for monkeys. She is clearly commenting on the shape and size of Obama's banana, pointing out that bananas were not created by god in their current form, but bred for shape and size by humans. Indeed, even after all this human tampering, monkeys still are happy to have them.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:37 PM on October 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't have time right now, so I'll watch this the following next day.
posted by univac at 11:43 PM on October 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Look, am I the only one really having trouble with the "monkey" metaphor here?
posted by bicyclefish at 11:50 PM on October 14, 2012 [8 favorites]


I believe it is a refreshing change from "cooter".
posted by KokuRyu at 11:52 PM on October 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


The way she sings that line about her monkey is just too adorable to get hung up on the implications of the metaphor.
posted by malapropist at 11:53 PM on October 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I really hope this goes viral, so we can have Meet the Press and the New Yorker and NPR tripping all over themselves to report on this low brow 'phenomenon' in their typical high brow ways and get all it hilariously wrong.
posted by spinifex23 at 11:57 PM on October 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


they don't need any help tripping over themselves i don't think.

plus africa and monkeys and penises... no. let's just keep it on the internets.
posted by twist my arm at 1:16 AM on October 15, 2012


Is this banana to be opened American style or the wrong way?
posted by zippy at 1:17 AM on October 15, 2012


I'm counting down the minutes until a bunch of drunken (young) Republicans post a blackface "parody" to YouTube.

*minutes* Not days, nor weeks.
Minutes.
posted by Mezentian at 1:29 AM on October 15, 2012


"parody" to YouTube.

Uncle Romney's Kiwis?
posted by zippy at 1:40 AM on October 15, 2012


Uncle Romney prefers prunes. A job-creator fruit.
posted by gompa at 1:49 AM on October 15, 2012 [8 favorites]


I really like the acapella version.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:55 AM on October 15, 2012


Seems Bananas are a central theme in the musical output of Ghanaian rappers FOKN bois,mwhonade featured in this song. For example, Sexin Islamic Girls.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:10 AM on October 15, 2012


They're talking about bananas the same way Primus was talking about beavers, right?

Porcupines people, porcupines!
posted by mannequito at 2:12 AM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I knew it! ...size does matter!... I've been duped again!
oh, woe is me.
posted by quazichimp at 2:30 AM on October 15, 2012


I knew it! ...size does matter!... I've been duped again!
oh, woe is me.
posted by quazichimp at 2:30 AM on October 15 [+] [!]


Bananysterical.
posted by chavenet at 3:08 AM on October 15, 2012


As Gwen Stefani used to say:
This thread is bananas!
posted by Mezentian at 3:24 AM on October 15, 2012


This will be popular in the SCHWING states.
posted by fnerg at 3:41 AM on October 15, 2012 [6 favorites]


I wonder how this is going down in the White House. "A song about my WHAT?"
And all the image consultants in a tizzy, calculating whether this is a good thing or not.
posted by Omnomnom at 3:45 AM on October 15, 2012


Okay, new plan:
We need to create a mega-edit of Michelle Obama speaking the words to this song, and edit with those shots of her dancing.
posted by Mezentian at 3:50 AM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


gompa: "Uncle Romney prefers prunes. A job-creator fruit."

Actually prunes take away some of the work...
posted by notsnot at 6:02 AM on October 15, 2012


Is this banana to be opened American style or the wrong way?

By biting and tearing it open.
posted by Nomyte at 7:16 AM on October 15, 2012


Do I want to know what the heck those hand motions signify?
posted by koeselitz at 7:29 AM on October 15, 2012


Dear Deborah,

Thank you for your interest in my presidency, and in particular, in the size and shape of my "banana". I cannot give it to you for your "monkey", however, as that would anger Michelle and undermine my authority generally.

If you would like to contribute to my campaign in any constructive way whatsoever, please visit my website and hit the Donate button.

Stay in school,
Barack Obama
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:44 AM on October 15, 2012


M.I.A. has really fallen off.
posted by cashman at 7:45 AM on October 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Silly, immature and pathetic on every level. FAIL."

Unable to comprehend non-Western sources of pop music. FAIL.
posted by clvrmnky at 7:49 AM on October 15, 2012


I think clvrmnky may have a hidden banana agenda.
posted by Nomyte at 8:11 AM on October 15, 2012


Do I want to know what the heck those hand motions signify?

Not ghana go there.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:44 AM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Silly, immature and pathetic on every level. FAIL."

Unable to comprehend non-Western sources of pop music. FAIL.

Wrong. I listen to lots of non-Western sources of pop music. I'm a professional musician. I just don't enjoy repetitive, silly crap that sounds like it is intended for third graders.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:57 AM on October 15, 2012


It's not intended for third graders, it's intended for Americans.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:39 PM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


So it's intended for third graders.


Ohhh snap no he di-int!
posted by cashman at 2:51 PM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love it, cashman!
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 5:35 PM on October 15, 2012


She must've had a warlord protecting her with them skimpy clothes on.
posted by Flex1970 at 5:50 PM on October 15, 2012


For example, Sexin Islamic Girls.

Worst video vixens ever!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:14 AM on October 16, 2012


Warning: Lip sync this poor may induce seizures.

I'm going to be humming this ditty all day...
posted by chairface at 6:01 AM on October 22, 2012


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