because just like mistletoe, I'm totally hung...
December 14, 2004 8:58 PM   Subscribe

GIVE ME A WEAPON OF MASS AFFECTION a boy band (called Boy O Boy) that sings a song like you've never heard/seen before (quicktime video, in a popup, but oh so worth it)
posted by mathowie (69 comments total)

 
This is the worst thing in the entire world I have ever seen in musical form. It just keeps getting worse, too. I will never get these minutes back. I need to quit clicking on links.
posted by blacklite at 9:04 PM on December 14, 2004


blacklite - you know it was a joke, right, intentionally bad? I thought it was kinda clever. Ignited Minds is an ad agency, about a block from where I work in L.A., this was perhaps their corporate holiday card?
posted by jonson at 9:05 PM on December 14, 2004


what that first guy spawned by cory doctorow and quentin tarantino?
posted by kliuless at 9:06 PM on December 14, 2004


[this is good]
posted by jazon at 9:06 PM on December 14, 2004


Matt, you didn't EAT some mistletoe did you? That shit will fuck you right up.

The Beck-analogue was kinda cute, though.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:06 PM on December 14, 2004


*ROFLgasm*
posted by quonsar at 9:13 PM on December 14, 2004


Whatever happened to boy bands? We haven't seen any new ones since NSync broke up. Have they been replaced on the teen musical palate by whiny nasal pop punk?
posted by fungible at 9:18 PM on December 14, 2004


omg, that was brilliant...war so isn't awesome.
Great find Mathowie, thanks.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:23 PM on December 14, 2004


truly n00bilicious, oh wise #1.
posted by filthy five dolla n00b at 9:29 PM on December 14, 2004


ATOMIC
posted by Kifer85 at 9:34 PM on December 14, 2004


it's been done, and done better.
posted by blendor at 9:41 PM on December 14, 2004


I am so hawt for those boyz
posted by stray at 9:44 PM on December 14, 2004


Also here.
posted by rafter at 9:48 PM on December 14, 2004


OK, I haven't been keeping up with boy bands lately or anything, but is there anything different about this from what's hitting the charts lately? Seems like something that big group "Three Times One Minus One" would do.
posted by greasepig at 9:50 PM on December 14, 2004


Boy o boy.....
posted by c13 at 9:52 PM on December 14, 2004


The same old hackneyed rhymes. I swear, if I hear "bazooka" and "hannukah" rhymed in one more song, I'll scream....
posted by QuietDesperation at 9:54 PM on December 14, 2004


I was only able to watch about 30 seconds before the convulsions began. My wife says no more internet for me tonight. Thanks Matt, it was a fun ride.

I'm sure the nightmares will be worth it.
posted by fenriq at 9:59 PM on December 14, 2004


Yvan eht nioj...
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:19 PM on December 14, 2004


My favorite bad assed bad band, all the way from Moalavia!
Zlad! with Electronik Supersonik
posted by joelf at 10:30 PM on December 14, 2004


That was the worst thing I've seen in my life. I will torment everyone I know with it, thanks.
posted by cj_ at 10:37 PM on December 14, 2004


I have the sudden urge to ...join the navY
posted by genevieve at 10:42 PM on December 14, 2004


I was thinking it was a parody... a put-on, until I went to the website of the ad agency that created it, and was assaulted by a Flash-driven assortment of advertising cliches, stating the obvious and unsubstantiated claims of 'edginess'...
Our print portfolio isn't so much an exhibition of the best work we've done, but a tribute to the clients who had the courage to let us do it...
It's not interactive advertising until somebody decides to click on it...
Suppositories. Proof that good things and small packages don't always go together...

...while namedropping a client list dominated by video games (including games based on movies and the propaganda game "America's Army"), Sony and... what's this? Loyola Marymount University? (or as they redundantly call it, LMU University) No-o-o-o! Not my alma mater! I'm going to have to give my degree back!!!
Anyway, after looking at the mindset of so-called-IgnitedMinds, it's clear to me hat the 'boy o boy' video represents a dead serious effort on their part, and pretty much the best they can do!
posted by wendell at 11:15 PM on December 14, 2004


This is cool. U2s record sucks but its good. Fuck, Matt, take it home OK, don't make your community follow your cock OK?
posted by Cryptical Envelopment at 11:17 PM on December 14, 2004


Hellish. Just hellish. My ears are bleeding.
posted by milkwood at 11:50 PM on December 14, 2004


Do I dare mention the Icy Hot Stuntaz
posted by jasenlee at 11:55 PM on December 14, 2004


Matt - you used your power - the power of Howie - for Eveel. Eveel, not good, Matt
posted by zia at 12:09 AM on December 15, 2004


Oh. My. God.
posted by rushmc at 12:16 AM on December 15, 2004


Ow, it burns!
posted by hopeless romantique at 1:22 AM on December 15, 2004


This vid surely is some cock-ass fuck, no shit. Except on the tip. Slide.

Although it hurts more and more as you go, which is a little strange, no?
posted by cgc373 at 1:39 AM on December 15, 2004


I am now forwarding that link to all my relatives.

No, we don't get along, so it's cool.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 2:33 AM on December 15, 2004


Wow ... that had everything. A reference to current events, veiled homosexuality and a key change. Boom.
posted by bryanzera at 2:35 AM on December 15, 2004


Wow ... that had everything.

The video also has decent AfterEffects, which is trendy and MTV-esque. The video also has a Card Dance/Shatter explosion effect which is possibly the biggest, most awful design faux pas in motion graphics...actually, it's a travesty, the biggest, most awful travesty in motion graphics.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 2:45 AM on December 15, 2004


Wow ... that had everything.

And they broke it down, man -- they totally broke it down!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:00 AM on December 15, 2004


Hmm. After wendell's comment, I also looked around the Ignited Minds site for a few minutes, and conclude the sincerity behind their video effort is genuine, but the thrust of their whole approach/persona/etc is perfect pop irony in a shiny, vapid shell. They mean it, of course. They "really, really mean it," I mean. Or I'm just being mean, really. In any case, their ironic stance intends to deflect any criticism with its buoyant freshness, like some kind of fabric softener or douche. Too bad they fail. That kind of thing is entertaining when it works.
posted by cgc373 at 3:19 AM on December 15, 2004


I suppose we could stay in-house with this, too. (Does this count as a double-post and a pseudo-Meta-self-link?)
posted by cgc373 at 3:27 AM on December 15, 2004


a dead serious effort on their part, and pretty much the best they can do!

You've got to be shitting me. Way to hate on something halfway decent. You don't like it, that's fine. But it's well done for something made for laughs. Putting it down in a post-post-ironic way is worth 0 cool points, so everyone save their "Look at my reaction" reactions for the next meme thread.
posted by yerfatma at 4:17 AM on December 15, 2004


D-Rock is my favorite. He keeps it old skool!
posted by tr33hggr at 4:45 AM on December 15, 2004


Rhyme scheme by Ogden Nash. Music by Casioâ„¢.
This will unite nations.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:46 AM on December 15, 2004


a dead serious effort on their part, and pretty much the best they can do!

I'm guessing its an attempt at a viral for their company or something fun just to piss around with, to give to some of their "in the know" clients
posted by joelf at 4:48 AM on December 15, 2004


Another example of life imitating the Simpsons.
posted by Flem Snopes at 4:53 AM on December 15, 2004


I was terribly impressed that they spelled "mistletoe" correctly. Who says these kids aren't learning anything in school?
posted by JanetLand at 4:54 AM on December 15, 2004


yerfatma, I ain't hatin', I'm laughin', but the slippery part at issue -- if there's an issue here: real question -- is how serious this effort is and what effects it's after, unless I'm misreading wendell. There's nothing wrong with fooling around or playing seriously; I don't think that's wendell's point or mine. What bugs with Boy O Boy isn't "Weapons of Mass Affection" so much as Ignited Minds. Look at the site. Some of that shit would pass in MetaFilter some days in some threads with some people, but most of it would be slapped down hard in short order, because it's so chirpy and ironic you want to hit 'em in their . . . ahem.
posted by cgc373 at 4:57 AM on December 15, 2004


Another example of life imitating the Simpsons.

"Life" imitating the worst of The Simpsons.
posted by cgc373 at 5:03 AM on December 15, 2004


It's not easy to produce such a piece that provides the perfect balance between laughing and groaning. Quite well done.

I do live in fear though when the next highly manicured boy band is going to be announced. I am hoping that period of music history is behind us. I wait....
posted by fluffycreature at 5:10 AM on December 15, 2004


As bad as that was, I still hate the song Feliz Navidad even more.
posted by sciurus at 5:10 AM on December 15, 2004


Just like mistletoe, that thing was totally HUNG!
posted by OmieWise at 5:36 AM on December 15, 2004


What bugs with Boy O Boy isn't "Weapons of Mass Affection" so much as Ignited Minds. Look at the site.

I don't really have a problem with their site. They're an ad agency. I don't trust an ad agency and I don't want to hire one, but some people are looking for one and that's the kind of thing that sells as bleeding edge right now. Nothing ever changes: what's bleeding edge in marketing is what was cool in the recent past. The only difference is the cycles have gotten shorter. Look at Nike's new Lebron campaign and it's anime stylings.
posted by yerfatma at 5:51 AM on December 15, 2004


I thought the whole think was a joke. Didn't you laugh? I thought it was really funny! Nothing to take seriously.
posted by doublehelix at 5:54 AM on December 15, 2004


I Loved It. It Was Better Than Cats. I Will See It Again
and Again.
posted by Jart at 6:07 AM on December 15, 2004


from 10 things about people who play
4) They are acutely aware of what's new and cool. At least until being acutely aware of what's new and cool becomes old and uncool.
7) They create and respond to "buzz." Oddly, few of them know what an apiary is.

from Asses and Elbows (under About Us)
1) We've successfully marketed more than one billion dollars of computer and video game software. That's twice as much as agencies that have marketed a half-billion dollars of computer and video game software.
4) We believe our bottom line is your bottom line. And our bottom line is our bottom line. But our bottom line is not your bottom line. According to our CFO, this benefits you somehow.


These aren't the most juvenile or least entertaining pulls from this juvenile and dull site, but I'm not interested in transcribing too much more inane market-babble. I don't think it qualifies in any way though, as a "bleeding edge."
posted by cgc373 at 6:19 AM on December 15, 2004


Umm, boy o boy, as in, fighting gravity?
posted by bardic at 6:52 AM on December 15, 2004


I was terribly impressed that they spelled "mistletoe" correctly.

Except later, when "M-I-S-T-L-O-E" seemed to scan better.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:24 AM on December 15, 2004


Am I the only one that thought the missile they were talkin' 'bout was going to be something else?
posted by papercake at 7:45 AM on December 15, 2004


There are no comics in the Wall Street Journal.
posted by kenko at 7:56 AM on December 15, 2004


papercake- thank you for not making me the only one.
posted by amandaudoff at 8:15 AM on December 15, 2004


papercake and amandaudoff: When they sang "Point that missle in my direction" I hit mute as I was certain everyone in the company would assume I was looking at gay porn. Again.
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants at 8:41 AM on December 15, 2004


hang on down mistletoe, hang

Thanks for creating an earworm for me Matt.

Oh yeah, missle [giggle]
posted by Juicylicious at 9:32 AM on December 15, 2004


they just don't seem like their hearts are in it. not like these guys, who have a serious message to convey.
posted by NationalKato at 9:52 AM on December 15, 2004


Did some people not watch until the very end where they mention it's a joke holiday piece for their clients? It's a big fat joke.
posted by mathowie at 9:55 AM on December 15, 2004


If only driving a pencil through my eardrums and burning my eyes with hot coals would kill the memories of the sights and sounds of that atrocity. Trepanation may be my only hope.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:29 AM on December 15, 2004


That whole thing is fantastic...

Where can I get the ringtone?
posted by SweetJesus at 10:36 AM on December 15, 2004


Hilarious!

And dare I say it, the music is pretty infectious, too. (Oh, God, no, not the vocals!)

If anyone happens to know where the .mp3 is for this, it'd go great in my iTunes. Right next to Bubba the Love Sponge's twist on the theme from Gilligan's Island and the radio broadcast of the Hindenberg crash...
posted by darkstar at 12:55 PM on December 15, 2004


*plays Feliz Navidad to rinse out ears*
posted by deborah at 1:30 PM on December 15, 2004


*plays Stereolab to rinse Feliz Navidad out ears*
posted by NationalKato at 2:06 PM on December 15, 2004


Is anyone seriously considering that this wasn't a joke? Metafilter, you disappoint me!
posted by odinsdream at 6:54 PM on December 15, 2004


That was a nice song.

*dies*
posted by bdave at 7:08 PM on December 15, 2004


you GUYS seriously you don't get this is song AT ALL...theze commenz are so full of HATE... that song is saying something REALLY IMPORTANT about LOVE and stopping war and stuff.. and KC is so totally cute i totally want him to point his missle in my direction HEHE... the missle im talking about is his PENIS... just kidding! NOT! but seriously... i HEART this song... XOXOXOXOX.
posted by adrober at 11:22 PM on December 15, 2004


It's a little bit late...would've been overjoyed to see this a year and a half ago. Still, you have to love the "awesome" line.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 9:27 AM on December 17, 2004


"the story was long so I just passed it by
but I'm pretty sure it would've brought a tear to my eye."

That was good, but then I noticed they rhymed Bazooka with Hah-NOOK-a. Fucking beautiful. *snif*
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:30 AM on December 17, 2004


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