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Baby Got Bible
February 23, 2005 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Best. Video. Evah. A great rap spoof. Well done lyrics, if somewhat cheesy acting. Direct WMV file link.
posted by five fresh fish (39 comments total)

 
That was amusing, but I don't understand why he has his "Southpaw" ring on his right hand.
posted by MegoSteve at 9:34 AM on February 23, 2005


ahhh fark filter.... this video is great though.... She's just so righteous

another mirror
posted by sourbrew at 9:36 AM on February 23, 2005


ladies!

ladies!

you wanna save people from hades?
posted by glenwood at 9:39 AM on February 23, 2005


[this is good]
posted by quonsar at 9:41 AM on February 23, 2005


I want to see the catholic schoolgirl version...
posted by anthill at 9:42 AM on February 23, 2005


Large buttocks Bibles are pleasing to me, nor am I able to lie concerning this matter.
posted by mr.marx at 9:43 AM on February 23, 2005


You beat me to it, MegoSteve.
posted by Songdog at 9:43 AM on February 23, 2005


"Me so holy"

Ok, that made it worth the annoying popunder ads.
posted by mathowie at 9:44 AM on February 23, 2005


Well, I know I'm depressed now.

The guy's actual site reminds me of the grim days of the 90's in the Evangelical music world.

"Presently, Smitty is preparing to start a new, super-cool church in Cleveland, OH called Momentum Christian Church. Dan is a storyteller-preacher and is currently finishing up his Masters in Storytelling Arts at ETSU. When he's not telling his wife, Shannon, how 'incredibly hot' she is, he is scratching records under the DJ alias 'Southpaw.'"
posted by verb at 9:45 AM on February 23, 2005


MegoSteve - because southpaw stance is with right hand and foot forward.
posted by papakwanz at 9:49 AM on February 23, 2005


i wonder if this is what heaven looks & sounds like...
posted by cusack at 9:50 AM on February 23, 2005


Might have appeared on Fark, but it ain't a FarkFilter. I tried to retrace my steps as for how I found it, but wasn't able to. I think it was linked from a link on one of the blogs I read.

Anyway, I thought it was well-done. Makes ol' atheist me laugh out loud, yet probably didn't offend the religionists. Win-win humour.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:08 AM on February 23, 2005


I preferred Monkeymeat's version:
http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/9221#112777
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 10:16 AM on February 23, 2005


hi-freakin'-larious. thanks fff.
posted by whatnot at 10:32 AM on February 23, 2005


The "fifty pounds" bit with the scale display is awesome. Unlike a vast, vast, VAST majority of parody songs, this one actually flows lyrically and sounds as good as the original. Clearly Southpaw gots skillz of the "mad" variety.
posted by Electric Jesus at 10:33 AM on February 23, 2005


I laughed, too, FFF, and I appreciated the nod to Catholicism.

But let's just say likening the Bible to the female anatomy seems to confirm my fears that there's this weird fetishization of the Good Book at work in some, uh, sects.

Bible-thumpers, meet the Bible-humpers.
posted by joe lisboa at 10:40 AM on February 23, 2005


From monkeymeat's:

Well harder, harder cuz you aint that average martyr

lol...
posted by anthill at 10:43 AM on February 23, 2005


Let's get our Christ on! Let's kick it Jesus style!

(I'm on a movie-quoting roll today!)
posted by fungible at 10:50 AM on February 23, 2005


If Christian Musicâ„¢ always came with this much wit, I'd scarf it down.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:52 AM on February 23, 2005


I get that this is a parody but not in the Landover Baptist sense, right? I mean, he's seriously trying to promote Christianity, right?
posted by sexymofo at 10:55 AM on February 23, 2005


I think that's pretty funny.

Sexymofo: I don't think he is trying so much to promote Christianity because there are too many references in there that non-Christians would never get like "Thompson Chain with the big red letters." I think it is just a joke and that is it. Christians can do that, ya know. Landover Baptist is much more satirical, and my opinion, meaner.
posted by internal at 11:06 AM on February 23, 2005


Ooh. Is Saved really any good? Would it appeal to someone who thought Dogma was both hilariously wicked and exceptionally religionist at the same time? (I can see why some Christians thought it was anti-Christian, and why others thought it was pro-Christian. It's all in your sense of humour.)

And, yah, I think he's actually promoting Christianity. Not sure what flavour, though: he mentions KJV, New Word, Catholics, and several other types.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:10 AM on February 23, 2005


I think he's of the general born again bible study sect...And I'm damn sure he's serious and hilarious.
posted by mrs.pants at 11:23 AM on February 23, 2005


MegoSteve - because southpaw stance is with right hand and foot forward.

No, that's called goofy. Southpaw is distinctively left-handed.
posted by Mach3avelli at 11:32 AM on February 23, 2005


Word (literally)
posted by ElvisJesus at 11:56 AM on February 23, 2005


very nice
posted by halo7879 at 1:46 PM on February 23, 2005


five fresh fish: Saved was pretty funny, and all the actors were real engaging. It got a little preachy at the end (about The True Meaning Of Religion.) It was better than Dogma.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:58 PM on February 23, 2005


Saved was great. The pastor/principal was excellent. Martin Donovan nailed his role as a "with it" youth pastor.

And this video is hilarious.
posted by Alt F4 at 3:14 PM on February 23, 2005


He's way to immobile for a Rap Star.
posted by gottabefunky at 4:12 PM on February 23, 2005


Hey, that was awesome. When it started playing I thought it would be a low budget, crappy, Weird Al style dealie, but as soon as he rhymed 'large ones' with 'margins' it became great.
posted by painquale at 4:30 PM on February 23, 2005


No, that's called goofy. Southpaw is distinctively left-handed.
Maybe in skate/snowboarding

In boxing, the standard stance (for a right-handed person) is left foot/fist forward. The right is the power hand. Southpaw is normally used by left-handers, so their left (power) hand is back, right hand/foot forward
posted by papakwanz at 4:59 PM on February 23, 2005


"It's worn, it's torn, and I know that girl's reborn."

That almost sounds nasty, but it's about the Bible, so it's not.
posted by jefbla at 6:24 PM on February 23, 2005


wow.
posted by RobertFrost at 7:22 PM on February 23, 2005


"NIB with a ribbon bookmark."

Yes.
posted by mowglisambo at 8:18 PM on February 23, 2005


NIV, you mean.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:32 PM on February 23, 2005


not funny. also, I receive intel that the creators are genuine evangelicals from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. I guess it's marginally interesting that Sir Mix's song has lost so much of its impact that it is deemed an acceptable vehicle by these folks. Once upon a time its bawdy pro-ass message was the sort of thing they wouldn't want to be associated with even tangentially.
posted by damehex at 11:42 PM on February 23, 2005


Mirror of other formats (wmv, qt, dial-up size) here
posted by quiet at 3:27 AM on February 24, 2005


Lyrics Here.

Also, it's the guy's personal website and it's quite amusing in and of itself.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:48 AM on March 2, 2005


Oh, hey, look at that, stupid fishes: it's the same site quiet just linked to. D-oh.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:48 AM on March 2, 2005


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