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I have no idea who this dude is, but some of us are born with karaoke skills, some of us are not. (Warning: Flash or Quicktime or Something)
posted by PissOnYourParade (45 comments total)

 
stfu.
posted by mosch at 11:23 PM on January 7, 2005


That's not karaoke: he's not singing, just lip-synching.
posted by cmonkey at 11:23 PM on January 7, 2005


It just isn't the same without the hip mixes and grand finale.
posted by schroedinger at 11:29 PM on January 7, 2005


holy crap schroedinger.

Thats all, just holy crap.
posted by PissOnYourParade at 11:32 PM on January 7, 2005


It just isn't the same without the hip mixes and grand finale.

OMG THANK YOU schroedinger! I have been looking all over for that video for WEEKS now!

As a friend commented when I showed that video to her, "It rubs the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again".

*shudder*
posted by evilcupcakes at 11:40 PM on January 7, 2005


This guy is so awesome.

Not in an ironic way. Dude's got moves.
posted by Simon! at 12:04 AM on January 8, 2005


So much worse than badger, badger...and yet so strangely compelling. I will now be washing my eyes and ears out with soap.
posted by full_stop at 12:05 AM on January 8, 2005


What the hell is that song called? I heard it all summer long in Europe, but now that I'm in the US I haven't heard it once.
posted by borkingchikapa at 12:30 AM on January 8, 2005


Simon: I agree. I just about lost it when he suddenly threw his arms up in the air.
posted by sbutler at 12:34 AM on January 8, 2005


Who loves this video?



This guy!
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 12:44 AM on January 8, 2005


What the hell is that song called?

The man most directly responsible is Miles Bennet Dyson, director of Special Projects at Cyberdyne Systems O-Zone, a boy band from Moldova. The song is called Dragostea din tei. (Love Under the Lime Tree)
posted by Ljubljana at 1:16 AM on January 8, 2005


So it's Romanian!

My first guess was Brazilian Portuguese, although that didn't fit the music at all.

Mayya hiii!
Mayya huu!
Mayya hoo!
Mayya haha!!
posted by sour cream at 2:03 AM on January 8, 2005


Who exactly is that fat kid video that devil posted? I've always been curious about that.
posted by zorro astor at 2:04 AM on January 8, 2005


I never thought I'd see that kid on MeFi.
posted by trey at 6:26 AM on January 8, 2005


They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
posted by TuffAustin at 7:15 AM on January 8, 2005


The best thing about this video is the first few seconds where the guy stretches his mouth out to unhuman proportions. I think he must belong to a subsecies of homo sapiens that can unhinge their jaws and swallow live chickens whole.
posted by picea at 7:22 AM on January 8, 2005


It would be better if they didn't have those stupid images flashing over it.
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:31 AM on January 8, 2005


holy crap schroedinger.

Thats all, just holy crap.


No kidding. I'd say schroedinger pissed on PissOnYourParades's parade...
posted by 327.ca at 7:43 AM on January 8, 2005


I recently joined a blog, and chose my country of origin to be Moldova. Now I know why, the Moldovan dudes are so fine. They have all the moves, and can apparently store a years supply of food within their bodies; making them excellent traveling companions. The passion, the passion....
posted by Oyéah at 7:52 AM on January 8, 2005


My first newbie comment. Signing up after 4 yrs lurking, but promise not to post stupid FPPs ;)

There was a thread on this same song today on a Japanese site where I found plenty more useless yet related info.

Apparently this song caught on in Japan and spawned numerous flash animations from the likes of 2ch and friends. A few of them.

Also, here is a translation of the lyrics.
posted by p3t3 at 8:08 AM on January 8, 2005


And here I thought Romanian was one (and the most unexpectly located) of the Romance languages. Italian, Spanish, and even French are somewhat accessible after my 8 years of Latin study (lo those many years ago), but I couldn't make heads or tails of that.

Dude has moves though... Dude has moves...
posted by socratic at 8:15 AM on January 8, 2005


What's the story of that song? There's a spanish version where the chorus goes "marica tu, marica yo" etc., which means "fag you, fag me". The video is 2 overweight (apparently-) gay men singing the song while a bunch of steroetypical buff leather-men prance around them.
Where does this majestic cultural product originate?
posted by signal at 8:15 AM on January 8, 2005


Thanks p3t3, check out the Google ad that appeared under the translated lyrics:

Learn Romanian in 3 hours
No tedious memorization. The words stick in your memory without effort

posted by cgk at 8:18 AM on January 8, 2005


From popbitch:

The biggest record in Europe this year has come
out of Romania. Moldovan boyband O Zone (Dan,
Radu and Arsenie) spend their 9th week in the
top ten with Dragostea Din Tea despite virtually
no press, marketing budget or TV appearances.
In France there are five different versions of the
song in the top 20, and the cover by Haiducci is
itself the fifth biggest record in Europe this
summer.

posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:36 AM on January 8, 2005


feh. He's got a profile on Friendster (login req), sort of. A bunch of us had a little thing to see who could find out who he was first. Here's the best we could find out, so far.
posted by Extopalopaketle at 9:34 AM on January 8, 2005


I'm relieved to know that I am not closely connected to Wolfgang.
posted by psmealey at 9:59 AM on January 8, 2005


isnt there ANOTHER video with this exact song with SOME OTHER guy?

no? am i wrong? dammit....
posted by modernsquid at 10:09 AM on January 8, 2005


btw, that stfu link posted by mosch is the funniest thing I've seen in weeks.
posted by psmealey at 10:27 AM on January 8, 2005


I loved this on every level.
posted by dhoyt at 10:33 AM on January 8, 2005


modernsquid, the other video was posted here about a month ago, it had a 40ish bald headed man who was really singing the song and prancing about. It was much funnier than this clip and way disturbing.

and WTF is that Fiona Apple clip? Is that her grammy acceptance speech? No wonder she fell off the earth.
posted by daHIFI at 10:57 AM on January 8, 2005


Here's one [video] of a guy singing along with that same song. Funny in a stupid way, especially when the guy goes nuts at the end.
posted by jefbla at 11:00 AM on January 8, 2005


Oh, I probably just posted the one daHIFI was referring to.
posted by jefbla at 11:12 AM on January 8, 2005


fat kid makes video; posts on internet

the people lap it up like kittens

another internet love story
posted by wbm$tr at 11:16 AM on January 8, 2005


Let's all post the same video again and again without checking anyone else's links. Actually that's a very funny video.
posted by chrid at 11:18 AM on January 8, 2005


Here's the actual group doing more or less the same thing with slightly higher production values.

Based on this limited sampling I'd say that Romanian boybands are rather less repellant and quite a bit more listenable then the sort we grow 'round here.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:31 AM on January 8, 2005


and WTF is that Fiona Apple clip?

It's Janeane Garofalo's parody of Fiona Apple's speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 11:39 AM on January 8, 2005


That song perfectly sits the fence between extremely catchy versus extremely annoying. I'm gonna have to listen to Yatta to wipe it out of my mind.
posted by jefbla at 12:19 PM on January 8, 2005


I've been told there's a copy of this without those damn random images. Anyone have a link?
posted by punishinglemur at 2:10 PM on January 8, 2005


Punishing Lemur: There was, and IMO it was much funnier. That kid can lipsynch like a mofo, and some of his best, LOL-inducing moments (like the eyebrow move), are ruined by the addition of that yahoo's still frames.

Coolest. Fat Kid on the Internets. Evah. (This week.)
posted by sfslim at 2:45 PM on January 8, 2005


I am also not closely connected to wolfgang, but he is only 5 users away.... wtf man wtf....
posted by sourbrew at 3:56 PM on January 8, 2005


I can't for the life of me get any sound from this Flash thing. How would I fix that?

Oh by the way, I'm hard-of-hearing and very tone deaf; I've heard my attempts at singing are painful to hear. Who wants an mp3?
posted by davy at 6:26 PM on January 8, 2005


p3t3: Holy fuck, if you speak Japanese, those links are awesome! I'm crying and my throat really hurts from laughing so much.
posted by Bugbread at 10:06 PM on January 8, 2005


Now without those damn images. Choose anything but "original version," that's the one with the crap.
posted by punishinglemur at 10:57 PM on January 8, 2005


The original Fiona Apple speech is here (Real media).
posted by jackiemcghee at 2:57 AM on January 9, 2005


It is not often that something makes me glad that I am an American living in America, but that this is not the number one record here is something to be happy for. I thought US radio was bad until I lived abroad...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:02 AM on January 11, 2005


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