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Baby, I'm gonna make you happy tonight....yeah, turn the lights down low. Turn the lights down low. It helps me feel like I'm in a spaceship!
posted by loquacious (56 comments total)

 
Runs 3 minutes, 52 seconds, and 1 joke.

Though I guess its good to know that next time I need an FPP, I can just refresh the Google Video popular page until I find something that hasn't been posted yet.
posted by ChasFile at 6:08 PM on January 16, 2006


Everything else aside, this was like watching my ex-husband times three, assuming he could sing.
posted by Corky at 6:11 PM on January 16, 2006


Not funny at all.

Comedy + acoustic guitar = :*(
posted by fire&wings at 6:22 PM on January 16, 2006


I guess Chas is not a gamer. Nice post. The dork/gamer in me really appreciated it.
posted by Debaser626 at 6:23 PM on January 16, 2006


I laughed, but I also agree, it did go on a little too long essentially on the one joke.
posted by jonson at 6:49 PM on January 16, 2006


it's not one joke. it's one joke archetype, rendered several different ways. This is a common practice in stand-up comedy. but hey, you like what you like. I thought it was funny. could have sworn I'd seen it here before. maybe it was mecha.
posted by shmegegge at 6:52 PM on January 16, 2006


australia sucks.
posted by delmoi at 6:54 PM on January 16, 2006


Rather than complain about the one joke, I'll offer a sketch that I enjoyed: Alec Baldwin retooling his Glengarry Glen Ross role at Santa's workshop.
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:55 PM on January 16, 2006


I guess I am just not cool enough. I liked it.
posted by internal at 7:06 PM on January 16, 2006


Well, that got one little obligitory snuckle out of me. Here. This is funny.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:06 PM on January 16, 2006


(if it works)
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:06 PM on January 16, 2006


That was AWWWWWWWWESOME.
posted by muppetboy at 7:08 PM on January 16, 2006


Ah, you kids today don't know what comedy is.

I appreciated this not only because of what schmegegee already described, but also because it's nice to hear people willing to deliver comedy s-l-o-w-l-y. I like my funny on a slow burn, and actually enjoyed their voices.

Then again, I write music AND game AND have a wife, so I guess they were just aimed right at my funny bone.
posted by davejay at 7:12 PM on January 16, 2006


I was ready to snark, but that was actually kind of cute...don't know if its FPP material, but it put a smirk on my face.
posted by youarenothere at 7:31 PM on January 16, 2006


I'm with davejay - I laughed out loud a few times. I 've got a game nd a wife as well, though.
posted by bashos_frog at 7:46 PM on January 16, 2006


I've seen it before, and it still makes me giggle. But then, I'm a gamer, married to a gamer, so I'm pretty much the target demographic.
posted by dejah420 at 7:47 PM on January 16, 2006


Yep, I'm gonna go with.... funny.

Thanks!
posted by crawl at 7:49 PM on January 16, 2006


it's not one joke. it's one joke archetype, rendered several different ways. This is a common practice in stand-up comedy.

Perhaps, but lets be precise here: its common practice in hacky stand-up comedy.

And as to the allegation that I am not a gamer (and therefore, I guess, don't get this), might I direct your attention to the FPP 3 below this one?

I stand by my original judgement: I know funny when I see it, and this isn't it.
posted by ChasFile at 8:04 PM on January 16, 2006


My wife got me a Nintendo DS for x-mas, and I've been trying to beat Metroid, so yeah, I liked it, and the wifey liked it too.
posted by jefbla at 8:21 PM on January 16, 2006


I liked it too. The chipmunk guy is a good singer.
posted by danb at 8:30 PM on January 16, 2006


Cute.

Also Elf you.

(I luv that Borat man)
posted by Smedleyman at 8:44 PM on January 16, 2006


australia sucks

Somebody must have found the spellchecker. Nice work!
posted by Wolof at 8:50 PM on January 16, 2006


Would you prefer I had posted this? (probably nsfw)

Suck it, haters. This one's for you!
posted by loquacious at 9:06 PM on January 16, 2006


I think I saw this as part of a comedy central improv special. Or maybe it was on-demand. Bottom line -- press those cable buttons -- you may be able to catch this in all its rerun glory. Aren't you exciteder?
posted by VulcanMike at 9:16 PM on January 16, 2006


I'm with fire&wings: when a comedian walks on stage with a guitar, my heart just sinks....
posted by forallmankind at 9:19 PM on January 16, 2006


Ok, what the hell is wrong with the Japanese?

Actually, I think they all got together 20 years and decided to just start messing around with our heads. They are really, really good at messing with people's heads.

What was the deal with that hamburger at the end?
posted by oddman at 9:24 PM on January 16, 2006


loquacious: what was that Japanese vid? My language skills seem inadequate, and I'm not about to ask my wife to explain it for me.
posted by bashos_frog at 9:27 PM on January 16, 2006


Wife: Honey, don't you think you should come to bed? You have work tomorrow.
Husband: Don't you understand? I'M GETTING STRONGER!
posted by Citizen Premier at 9:43 PM on January 16, 2006


great.....google keeps cookies for 38 years, which means that i may be held accountable in the future for having watched this...thanks!! (in the future you should put a disclaimer)
posted by OU812 at 9:53 PM on January 16, 2006


Took a while to get going, but I liked it. And I laughed. And I'm generally a jaded bastard about these things.
posted by ed at 9:58 PM on January 16, 2006


I loved it. Never heard of those guys but I loved it. Thanks loquacious.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:04 PM on January 16, 2006


Thanks for your interest in Google Video.

Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country.

We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:07 PM on January 16, 2006


That Japanese video was hilarious.

About a dozen women in short dresses on a television soundstage. With sound activated vibrators in their panties. And dozens of men with loud drums, noisemakers, and those little wind up robots that clap the cymbals over and over.

The women writhe around on the floor, with tons of panty revealing camera angles. With most Japanese television, the cameraman has to try pretty hard to get a panty shot, but here, every shot is a panty shot.

I'm pretty sure its on a game show of some sort, but I can't tell how the women are competing with one another.
posted by blasdelf at 10:21 PM on January 16, 2006


blasdelf, somehow I think I know what you're refering to, but... wrong thread?
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:32 PM on January 16, 2006


Oh, a game show with women competing using vibrators. That makes a whole lot more sense. ( I thought they might be competing to see who could keep from going to the bathroom longer.)

But that doesn't explain the hamburger. At least it looked like a hamburger. (One of the guys looks like he is rubbing his finger between the bun and the meat.) Though, I suppose it must be some sort of noise maker.
posted by oddman at 10:50 PM on January 16, 2006


Would you prefer I had posted this? (probably nsfw)

Suck it, haters. This one's for you!
posted by loquacious at 9:06 PM PST on January 16 [!]


This is what I'm referring to. Loquacious led a great derail.

The key part is that the vibrators are sound activated, so the guys running around making rythmic noise are tying to literally drive these girls wild.

It looked like a hamburger to me the first time too, but I'm pretty sure it's a noisemaker of some sort.
posted by blasdelf at 11:07 PM on January 16, 2006


That hit a little close to home. Showed it to my girlfriend and she laughed harder than I did and said "that's you."
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:36 PM on January 16, 2006


I showed it to my girlfriend and she laughed harder than I did - then went back to playing Animal Crossing. I'm not sure if that's better or worse than the various Zeldas. I haven't been able to play Metroid Prime in weeks.
posted by loquacious at 11:57 PM on January 16, 2006


Hmm. You know.... Stavros' post seems oddly familiar, almost like I've seen it before.

And I have a curious desire, suddenly, to go work for Google, where I could do something about the problem, instead of just lounging about reading MeFi. But, of course, I'm far too lazy.

But, who knows! Eventually, stavros, you may hit the jackpot... someone on MeFi who A) works for Google, B) has input on policy decisions, and C) decides to fix Korea on a whim.

Hey, it could happen.
posted by Malor at 1:05 AM on January 17, 2006


I just talked to my friend at Google and he says that Korea won't get access to video.google.com until they stop port scanning every netblock in the known universe and stop playing Warcraft/Starcraft.

He suggests that stavrosthewonderchicken starts by picketing the nearest internet cafe and distributing Jack Chick-like tracts on the evils of being a script kiddie and Warcraft addict and work his way up from there.
posted by loquacious at 1:27 AM on January 17, 2006


Arrrrr Matey Yer Google Video (TM, respect it slave!) advertizering shiver meeeh timbers rattle meeeh bonez !
posted by elpapacito at 1:28 AM on January 17, 2006


I know funny when I see it, and this isn't it.
posted by ChasFile at 8:04 PM PST on January 16 [!]


So do I, and you aren't it.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:53 AM on January 17, 2006


Is there anyone here that can translate what elpapacito just said from drunken pirate to English?

I suspect it might be important, but I could be wrong.
posted by loquacious at 1:59 AM on January 17, 2006


That hit a little close to home. Showed it to my girlfriend and she laughed harder than I did and said "that's you."
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:36 PM PST on January 16 [!]


(Forgive me Joey for my first thought here):
She also insists you don't return her vibrator.
posted by hal9k at 3:30 AM on January 17, 2006


The feeling I got from the vibrator video is that maybe they weren't allowed to touch themselves...

And...possibly...that's what the guy was simulating with the hamburger. Possibly.
posted by graventy at 5:50 AM on January 17, 2006


Thanks for that. I appreciated it.
posted by a3matrix at 6:51 AM on January 17, 2006


Okay, you're all cracking me up. Reading the discussion of the Japanese video has to be as hilarious as actually seeing it.

And Tripod made me laugh, too. Thanks.
posted by shifafa at 7:01 AM on January 17, 2006


No one can really stop playing Starcraft. We just internalize the game, turning our morning commutes into Zerg rushes.
posted by Dantien at 7:55 AM on January 17, 2006


Very clever, but about 40% too long (like almost every other song, film, book, or dance in the world).
posted by NotWeButOne at 8:07 AM on January 17, 2006


OK, I get it; the dude fingers a hamburger, she comes and her head explodes. Her family gets the prize money. Colorful bubbly graphics and video game music are enjoyed by all.
posted by dgaicun at 9:29 AM on January 17, 2006


Very clever, but about 40% too long (like almost every other song, film, book, or dance in the world).

You know they have medications for ADHD now, right?
posted by lumpenprole at 10:49 AM on January 17, 2006


loquacious, I'll take your Japanese video and raise you this one of a woman being ravaged by little piggies.
NOT
SAFE
FOR
WORK
OP: Oh dang, it's gone. Well, you'll just have to imagine. They were wearing little booties to keep from scratching the woman.
posted by Aknaton at 2:18 PM on January 17, 2006


my next fpp
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:50 PM on January 17, 2006


this is easy
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:58 PM on January 17, 2006


It may seem so easy, especially if one assumes I actually found the video by browsing video.google.com itself.

But, you see, I had not. Besides the video, there's heavy math and weird science involved - and no small amount of sacrificial chickens - calculating and scrying the probability of pleasing and displeasing exactly 50% of the MetaFilter userbase.

The rest is all finesse and wrist action.

Also, there's usage of the shift key combined with punctuation, complete sentences, not breathing solely through the mouth and marginally clever titles and tags.
posted by loquacious at 7:13 PM on January 17, 2006


I bought my wife Animal Crossing DS for christmas. So this is kinda funny to me at the moment. Shit runs both ways.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 6:27 PM on January 18, 2006


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