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October 28, 2005 10:03 AM   Subscribe

Heiterkeit (12 meg quicktime movie) is an utterly charming German music video about all the other fun things you can do lying down. (Yes, it's entirely safe for work, unless your workplace forbids quirky charm.) If you enjoy it, check out Transsylvanische Verwandte(12 meg quicktime movie), another work by the same director. For a look behind the scenes of both films, there's this making-of video. (The making of video is a realplayer file, and it's in German--but I don't speak German, and I got the general idea.) Via Antville.
posted by yankeefog (12 comments total)

 
The lyrics go:
I love the hateful tirades of my cobbler, when I bring him something to repair
I love it when pizza bakers chew me out
I love it when someone grills me (unsure of this one)
I love the songs of bureaucrats
I love, love this sing-song

I love it to wander in the valley of tears
I treasure standing in torrential rain
I love it when moths take a liking to my clothes
I love it when someone tells me something won't work
I love conversations about suicide
I love, love this sing-song

It just has to be charming
And it has to be subtle
And it has to have a joke
And it should be sexy
And it has to have esprit
And exhiliration
And exhiliration

I also treasure the great catastrophes
I love social differences
I love it when everybody whines
I love, love this sing-song

It just has to be charming...(repeated)
posted by jedicus at 10:35 AM on October 28, 2005


(Those are the lyrics for Heiterkeit, by the way)

Oh, and also by the by, Licht did this song at least a couple years ago, but I hadn't seen the video, so thanks for the post.

I had seen the video for Safarinachmittag, though on a different site, and I didn't realize videos had been made of several of his songs.
posted by jedicus at 10:42 AM on October 28, 2005


This is so goddamn good it makes me feel nauseous.
posted by Pecinpah at 10:49 AM on October 28, 2005


Metafilter: Yes, it's entirely safe for work, unless your workplace forbids quirky charm
posted by wheelieman at 11:03 AM on October 28, 2005


Thanks yankeefog, that was excellent.
posted by peacay at 11:30 AM on October 28, 2005


Wow, that was great. It makes me want to crawl around on the floor of my office.
posted by Alison at 11:59 AM on October 28, 2005


That was actually really cool. Thanks!
posted by jenovus at 12:24 PM on October 28, 2005


This has made me happier than anything else I've ever seen on MeFi before.
posted by Mikey-San at 3:05 PM on October 28, 2005


ingenious.
posted by 3.2.3 at 3:57 PM on October 28, 2005


OK, today is officially quicktime funday on Metafilter. Thanks yankeedog.
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:32 PM on October 28, 2005


[das war lustig]
posted by muckster at 8:32 PM on October 28, 2005


yeah, many thanks for that, I needed something silly and light to clear my head of the news of the day, and this does it in spades.
TONS of really simple tricks you can do with a digicam, some friends and a floor (safe for work things ;)
posted by gren at 1:26 AM on October 29, 2005


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