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2004 Captured in Song
November 18, 2004 4:43 AM   Subscribe

Underwear Goes Inside The Pants (video) is a nice little ditty about the condition of the world in 2004.
posted by debralee (25 comments total)

 
How'd you make the link work? I get redirected to this: http://www.universalrecords.com/fullscreen.html
posted by dash_slot- at 5:03 AM on November 18, 2004


sweet.
posted by andrew cooke at 5:09 AM on November 18, 2004


worked for me (firefox, XP).

I've heard this on the radio (XM) and love it -- it is hilarious (because it is oh so true).
posted by evening at 5:11 AM on November 18, 2004


Pants go inside the trousers.
posted by seanyboy at 5:30 AM on November 18, 2004


Raises some pretty cool points - thanks for sharing.
posted by different at 5:46 AM on November 18, 2004


apparently the words are greg giraldo ("media" link includes this riff with different music) (album here but read reviews before buying)

We're in one of the richest countries in the world,
but the minimum wage is lower than it was thirty five years ago.
There are homeless people everywhere.
This homeless guy asked me for money the other day.
I was about to give it to him and then I thought he was going to use it on drugs or alcohol.
And then I thought, that's what I'm going to use it on.
Why am I judging this poor bastard.
People love to judge homeless guys. Like if you give them money they're just going to waste it.
Well, he lives in a box, what do you want him to do? Save it up and buy a wall unit?
Take a little run to the store for a throw rug and a CD rack? He's homeless.
I walked behind this guy the other day.
A homeless guy asked him for money.
He looks right at the homeless guy and says why don't you go get a job you bum.
People always say that to homeless guys like it is so easy.
This homeless guy was wearing his underwear outside his pants.
Outside his pants. I'm guessing his resume isn't all up to date.
I'm predicting some problems during the interview process.
I'm pretty sure even McDonalds has a "underwear goes inside the pants" policy.
Not that they enforce it really strictly, but technically I'm sure it is on the books.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:09 AM on November 18, 2004


hang on, maybe it's the same music, different mix is all.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:10 AM on November 18, 2004


That was great. Thanks for the heads-up.

Apparently by a band/unit called Lazyboy, composed of a former Aqua member and a producer. From everything I can Google, it seems like it's based in the Netherlands, which is odd considering how America oriented the video and song are.
posted by Bugbread at 6:10 AM on November 18, 2004


The Bill Gates part is great.
posted by orange swan at 6:42 AM on November 18, 2004


I like Greg Giraldo a lot, he was the funniest guy on that "Tough Crowd" show (which was just cancelled a couple of weeks ago). Could always be counted on to say something dark and sarcastic. I think he may have a sitcom on the way, and I'm sure this will help.

The song's kinda dumb though, just his comedy act set to a techno beat. But then again, the artist is called "Lazyboy" so what did I expect.
posted by fungible at 7:06 AM on November 18, 2004


the "over the counter drugs" part was great. I try not to take an forms of medicine, even Ibuprofen (unless my head is just splitting wide open).

I heard some statistic (which may or may not be true) that Americans take more medicines/pills than any other country but die the earliest. --shame
posted by Hands of Manos at 7:07 AM on November 18, 2004


I believe that statistic Hands of Manos-
the pharmie industry is as big of a travesty as the war machine.

allopathy vs. homeopathy.

I am a firm believer/practitioner of holistic healing, taking into consideration body, mind and spirit, acknowledging that all physical pain has an underlying emotional attachment that needs healing.

blessings.
posted by mic stand at 7:34 AM on November 18, 2004


thanks Mic, I was trying to find that link!
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:01 AM on November 18, 2004


www.winamp.com


download it and check out the media library. They had this about a month ago.
posted by sourbrew at 8:40 AM on November 18, 2004


> acknowledging that all physical pain has an
> underlying emotional attachment that needs
> healing.

So, if I fall off a ladder and break my leg, does it hurt because the bone rips through the flesh, or is the pain derived from the "emotional attachment" I have to my leg. If so, would you talk me out of the pain, or would you splint my leg and give me a shot of novacaine?

Just wondering.
posted by wheat at 8:42 AM on November 18, 2004


I thought it was Dom Irrera. *shrug* Good stuff tho.
posted by petebest at 8:57 AM on November 18, 2004


This is so weird. I heard it in a record store in Bend Oregon about a month ago and then I heard the "DJ" spin it in the Virgin Megastore here in Chicago last week.

For once I was ahead of a pop-culture meme and it involved Greg Giraldo. Disturbing
posted by Jeffy at 9:41 AM on November 18, 2004


Wheat-

You broke your leg for a reason. All your actions prior to were led by your emotions/intuition. Then, emotions were sparked by the break in your leg. You need to heal those emotions side by side with the physical healing.

I condone a fusion of conventional medicine and holisitic healing. However, with alot of practice, you could breathe yourself out of your body and not feel the pain of the broken leg...so, fundamentally, it is not necessary to get that shot of novacaine, just that most of us do not have the necessary tools or knowlegde of the mind-body-spirit correlation to self-heal.

So, for you Wheat, I'd stoke your hair, tell you everything's going to be okay, and shoot you up with the painreliever of your choice.
posted by mic stand at 9:57 AM on November 18, 2004


Well, I can call myself officially an Angeleno now for sure (been here 7 years) because I actually recognized more than one of the homeless people in the video.

And yeah, the Bill Gates part is great. :) As is the rest of it all.
posted by zoogleplex at 10:05 AM on November 18, 2004


I think there's a better link at the bottom of the News section of Greg's page. At least, the video played for me whereas it was only audio on the linked page.
posted by dobbs at 10:12 AM on November 18, 2004


I condone a fusion of conventional medicine and holisitic healing. However, with alot of practice, you could breathe yourself out of your body and not feel the pain of the broken leg...so, fundamentally, it is not necessary to get that shot of novacaine, just that most of us do not have the necessary tools or knowlegde of the mind-body-spirit correlation to self-heal.

Isn't it easier to just hug a rainbow or something? Are you a Tibetian monk, or just a westerner with a schizo-affective disorder?

I know, dude. Karma! I better knock it off. I'll go get a wheatgrass shot and have my aura checked.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:33 AM on November 18, 2004


At least, the video played for me whereas it was only audio on the linked page.

yeah, for some reason .asf links open for me in QCD, even though the .asf extension is supposed to open in WMP. i opened it OK from the belly of the beast (WMP), however. (of course, now it's getting *slammed*)

fantastic video, and some great comedy riffs.

there's people running through fields, or flying kites, or swimming in the ocean, like that's the greatest disease ever, how do you get that? that disease comes with a hot chick and puppy.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:35 AM on November 18, 2004


You broke your leg for a reason.

Yeah, some guy knocked over the ladder while I was on it. What was I thinking?

However, with alot of practice, you could breathe yourself out of your body and not feel the pain of the broken leg...so, fundamentally, it is not necessary to get that shot of novacaine, just that most of us do not have the necessary tools or knowlegde of the mind-body-spirit correlation to self-heal.

I'm sorry, but I'd rather not practice having my leg broken over and over just so I could learn to resist pain.
posted by me & my monkey at 11:48 AM on November 18, 2004


Mayor Curley-

Hug a rainbow? HA! More like be a rainbow.

You are so very out of the loop of insulting us "new agers".
posted by mic stand at 12:40 PM on November 18, 2004


life.
posted by Satapher at 8:53 PM on November 18, 2004


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