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February 23, 2007 8:32 PM   Subscribe

Some Friday night entertainment:
• Baby Got Back - Gilbert and Sullivan Style (mp3) (youtube) (wmv) (via)
• George W Bush Role Playing: Screw America (youtube) NSFW
• Cancer Has Become the Number One Killer Disease (pdf) (youtube) (flash) (via)
posted by sequential (27 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
That's cool, but I still prefer this Baby Got Back.
posted by danb at 8:42 PM on February 23, 2007


That "Baby Got Back" video may be the greatest thing I've ever seen in my entire lifetime. Except, perhaps, for the musical version of Silence of the Lambs.
posted by ColdChef at 8:50 PM on February 23, 2007


There's a couple of doubles in here.

That and Baby Got Back could use a more work from the chorus...

And so say his sisters and his cousins and his aunts,
His sisters and his cousins,
Who he reckons now by dozens,
And his aunts!

posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:50 PM on February 23, 2007


Is it just me, but does Jonathan Coulton's version sound like Baby Got back set to the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon? (Parts 1, 2, and 3)
There's a couple of doubles in here.
Doh! I searched for all of them using the built in search engine and Google.
posted by sequential at 8:55 PM on February 23, 2007


flagged for less white space.
posted by bob sarabia at 8:58 PM on February 23, 2007


Thanks, bob sarabia. The extra white space at the end is introduced by the way HTML is parsed in comments and posts. In this case, I used an unordered list, which introduces a line break or a paragraph tag at the end. Please accept my apology for littering on the front page.

Cold Chef, that site has lots of goodies, including G.I. Jew, a real American Hebrew.
posted by sequential at 9:03 PM on February 23, 2007


Of the choices provided, the only one that interested me enough to click through was George W Bush Role Playing: Screw America and that in itself is a mildly disturbing discovery I just made about myself.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:07 PM on February 23, 2007


The Baby Got Back video is fan-fucking-tastic. How does one a) come up with the idea b) recreate the song in a new style and then c) cut scenes to match the joke in your head?

Whoever came up with it is a freakin' comic genius.
posted by mathowie at 9:08 PM on February 23, 2007


Doh! I searched for all of them using the built in search engine and Google.

The last link is still on the front page.
posted by saraswati at 9:11 PM on February 23, 2007


I don't know if you were seriously responding to me me or not. If you are, I believe the preview button will show your post with the styling you've selected. You can edit it from there.

If your comment was made in jest, ok then.
posted by bob sarabia at 9:12 PM on February 23, 2007


Although I'm still so impressed by it I forgive you for posting it twice
posted by saraswati at 9:13 PM on February 23, 2007


The cancer flash made me laugh much harder than cancer ever should. I feel sorry for the kid who wrote it, but damn.

Especially, for example if you are in the most dangerous step of cancer and you already knew that you only had three weeks left, what are you going to do? Surely, you have to say, "I will do anything I want." , but you forget something. You are in the coma in the hospital and you are breathing slowly and you have oxygen on your mouth. You are waiting for death that is the answer.

posted by kyleg at 9:20 PM on February 23, 2007


bob sarabia, my comment wasn't made in jest. It's a bug or a feature in the code that parses comments and posts, not in the HTML itself. The bug/feature adds a paragraph or line break element to the end of some elements. It's not something I can fix with preview to the best of my knowledge. Though I saw this on preview, I still, perhaps stubbornly, used what I, perhaps erroneously, believed were the correct HTML elements. Either way, I agree: the extra white space at the end looks bad and I hope an admin will kindly remove it.

saraswati, that's what I get for not searching for the obvious. I searched for everything I could think of but the actual title of the movie. If Matt or Jessamyn read this, please save me further embarrassment and remove the Intonation list item.
posted by sequential at 9:21 PM on February 23, 2007


[removed last link which was a double at poster's request]
posted by jessamyn at 9:42 PM on February 23, 2007


sequential, I'm not introducing breaks, it's just the way the CSS cookies crumble. There's a big bottom margin on lists naturally in browsers, it's nothing I'm doing. I suppose I could declare a div for posts and then say that ul or ol things in a post get a bottom margin of zero.
posted by mathowie at 10:05 PM on February 23, 2007


That "Baby Got Back" track is the best thing every recorded. Ever.
posted by chasing at 11:11 PM on February 23, 2007


"Cancer" made me laugh until I cried. Which isn't a sentence I ever expected to write.
posted by longtime_lurker at 11:47 PM on February 23, 2007


meh - it is funny how comedy is sometimes not cross cultural.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 12:33 AM on February 24, 2007


Other than the original, the only version of Baby Got Back worth listening to comes from the incomparable Richard Cheese. [Warning: Direct link to mp3 which may or may not play a sample of the song I intend.]
posted by MrMustard at 12:37 AM on February 24, 2007


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magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.
(Large buttocks are pleasing to me, nor am I able to lie concerning this matter.)
posted by languagehat at 6:17 AM on February 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


Okay. That cancer video is so deep into should-not-be-funny-but-is territory it's almost unbearable. I'd love to believe it's real, but Pisit Pornkitti!? Can someone debunk this please so I don't be panic?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:58 AM on February 24, 2007


Hm, that pdf looks like something I could fall for. But still, shades of "too good to be true", no?

See also "Coming in like El Niño".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:03 AM on February 24, 2007


Oh yeah and languagehat, I still love that Latin Baby Got Back.

omg i'm totally pulling a delmoi
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:04 AM on February 24, 2007


Here's a text source for the El Niño one, from here.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:10 AM on February 24, 2007


goodnewsfortheinsane, all references to Pisit Pornkitti on Google and MetaCrawler link back to the video. While not definitive proof, if there were someone named Pisit Pornkitti, we could expect to see references to that persons name other than those referencing the video. A search of the two names without the quotes also yields a similarly small set of results.
posted by sequential at 1:09 PM on February 24, 2007


I agree, sequential.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:52 PM on February 24, 2007


That cancer presentation sounds like it was written by Borat.
posted by Tommy Gnosis at 3:04 PM on February 24, 2007


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