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October 24, 2017 11:03 PM   Subscribe


In a jurassic park. In the army. At a school, with megaphones. For ten hours. Having a cry. Destroying New York. Destroying a planet. Floating down here. Without actually being present. In a compilation for easy, bulk viewing.

This is the high energy, bridge portion from “Big Enough”,recently, previously an otherwise restrained song by Australian pop star/jokester Kirin J Callinan, and the moment that has successfully gone viral. The cowboy ghost is played by Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes (AO) who screams a fair amount in other songs, and the woman by hardcore whistler Molly Lewis. It has since become a dank meme.
posted by Going To Maine (31 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Yes...this is what 2017 sounds like.
posted by MrBadExample at 11:30 PM on October 24 [8 favorites]

Aaaaaa brain is melting aaaaaaaagh what.

Ok, so, I love quirky and theramins and whatever, but when I clicked on the "hardcore" link and Molly started whistling, I couldn't not start giggling. And then the housemate's dogs started barking and growling, which didn't help with the not laughing at all. And then the neighbor's dogs started barking and I really started chortling and I had to pause the video and give it all a minute to settle down.
posted by loquacious at 11:33 PM on October 24 [2 favorites]

posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:08 AM on October 25

Somehow fitting that 2017 now has a "scream-along" anthem.
posted by Ravneson at 12:46 AM on October 25 [1 favorite]

I came to metafilter to escape "Dank memes", but I guess this is how people get entertainment now...
posted by Laotic at 12:52 AM on October 25

Jimmy! (All Australians of a certain age grew up with Cold Chisel and Jimmy's screaming/singing). It's only when you see it out of context that you realise how weird it really is).
posted by greenhornet at 1:54 AM on October 25 [2 favorites]

Man, Jocelyn Brown looks really different these days.
posted by Buck Alec at 2:18 AM on October 25

This is so majestic.
posted by nerdfish at 3:33 AM on October 25

OMG! The Full Metal Jacket one (the "in the army" link, even though FMJ is USMC) is spectacular.
posted by mystyk at 3:49 AM on October 25 [6 favorites]

posted by briank at 5:04 AM on October 25 [7 favorites]

Meanwhile, in ancient Galilee...
posted by Reverend John at 5:38 AM on October 25 [1 favorite]

Like a giant man screaming in the sky, the FMJ one dwarfs the other contenders.
posted by dazed_one at 5:39 AM on October 25 [1 favorite]

Needs the Barnsey tag.

I happened to be near his dressing room once when he started warming up. It is very loud.

Back in the Chisel days it was more melodic but just as powerful. In this clip (where in 1981 they ungraciously accept they will never make it in the US) you can believe he's outsinging the band unamplified.
posted by hawthorne at 6:02 AM on October 25 [1 favorite]

I guess Jimmy's hat doesn't fit very well?
posted by moonmilk at 6:09 AM on October 25

this is the weirdest robert plant solo album yet
posted by entropicamericana at 6:26 AM on October 25 [3 favorites]

I'm surprised this hasn't been mixed with the Rick and Morty screaming sun yet.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:45 AM on October 25


posted by leotrotsky at 6:53 AM on October 25

Please, please, please won't somebody mash this up with The Great Gig in the Sky?
posted by Funeral march of an old jawbone at 7:12 AM on October 25 [3 favorites]

I'm surprised this hasn't been mixed with the Rick and Morty screaming sun yt yet.

Your happiness awaits inside the "dank" link in the FPP.
posted by davejay at 7:25 AM on October 25

I come to metafilter to escape the shit-show that is current US society, and this is a fine way to get that entertainment...
posted by Gorgik at 8:15 AM on October 25

One of the few things I collect is miniature kirins, and I am unsure what to think of this. At first. And then, on reflection, I approve, and I think the kirins do too.
posted by The otter lady at 9:51 AM on October 25

Roger Whittaker could have done both parts in his prime.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:57 AM on October 25

I need this to be my ringtone
posted by Sprocket at 12:07 PM on October 25

I have made this my ringtone. AHHHH AHHHH AHHHH!
posted by Sprocket at 12:59 PM on October 25 [4 favorites]

all i got to say is mama don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies
posted by pyramid termite at 1:00 PM on October 25

I voted yes.
posted by pfh at 5:54 PM on October 25 [2 favorites]

Still waiting on:
  • "Hello" overdub
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • 800% longer
posted by Going To Maine at 2:03 AM on October 27

Well, I solved my own 800% longer problem.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:08 PM on October 27 [4 favorites]

posted by Pronoiac at 1:20 AM on October 31 [1 favorite]

Well, I solved my own 800% longer problem.
It's like Vangelis bought a sprinkler system.
posted by hawthorne at 8:56 AM on October 31

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