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May 7, 2007 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Blood In Blood Out. Ira Glass, prison crew leader.
posted by CaptMcalister (30 comments total)

 
Why is that funny?
posted by OverlappingElvis at 8:34 AM on May 7, 2007


Remind me never to go to prison.
posted by DU at 8:40 AM on May 7, 2007


Why is that funny?

Ok, I give up. Why?
posted by psmealey at 8:42 AM on May 7, 2007


Ira Glass needs to stick to what he does best: letting fat, older men confront their childhood crushes only be crushed again in front of an international listening audience.
posted by parmanparman at 8:54 AM on May 7, 2007


Does Ira Glass ever turn down a project? He's like the Kevin Bacon of geeky melancholy.
posted by scottreynen at 8:56 AM on May 7, 2007


You don't give him enough credit, scottreynen. He's the Patrick Swayze of geeky melancholy.
posted by psmealey at 9:02 AM on May 7, 2007


Is this another one of those "not funny but presented in a context in which we expect to see something funny and therefore actually funny in an meta-ironic way" things?
posted by treepour at 9:04 AM on May 7, 2007


God damn, that was awful.
posted by boo_radley at 9:04 AM on May 7, 2007


Metafilter: Blood in. . . Blood out
posted by spock at 9:05 AM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


It was more depressing than funny, although when Ira Glass's character soberly cartwheels away I smiled.
posted by DU at 9:08 AM on May 7, 2007


In Pig Latin, would "Ira Glass" be:
ira-ay ass-glay
or
ira-ay lass-gay?
posted by spock at 9:08 AM on May 7, 2007


ira-way ass-glay
posted by DU at 9:12 AM on May 7, 2007


It's actually the fifth in a running series of cartoon shorts about how disturbing the Cat in the Hat would be in real life. The others are funnier, as I recall, but this one is more relying on the contrast being interesting than humorous.

I'm surprised no one's sarcastically made the "LOLPRISONRAPE AMIRITE" jab yet, but in fairness to the clip it doesn't really make a punchline out of it.

Still, a bit more background (like links to the other episodes) would have made for a more solid FPP.
posted by Riki tiki at 9:20 AM on May 7, 2007


Uhm, so my blood went in, but it's not going out.

Should I see a doctor?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:25 AM on May 7, 2007


I couldn't even figure out how to find the rest of the series on that VH1 site. Where are parts 1-4?
posted by mathowie at 9:34 AM on May 7, 2007


Mr. Sprinkles is one of the most horrible mental plagues I've come across in the last several years. So much of acceptable.tv is just that - acceptable for a moment or two, but Sprinkles sets my teeth on edge the second it shows up.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:44 AM on May 7, 2007


Blood In, Blood Out - underrated Taylor Hackford epic.
posted by vronsky at 10:02 AM on May 7, 2007


That was great. Suck it, Ira haters.
posted by phrontist at 10:15 AM on May 7, 2007


letting fat, older men confront their childhood crushes only be crushed again in front of an international listening audience.

Please direct me to this specific podcast of This American Life at your earliest convenience.
posted by mckenney at 10:21 AM on May 7, 2007


Blood In, Blood Out - underrated Taylor Hackford epic.

Underrated? Seriously? I thought the portrayal of the "Miklo" character was a tad melodramatic. But hey, it's a decent "late-night, got nuthin' goin' on" movie.
posted by MikeMc at 10:28 AM on May 7, 2007


mckenney, you want Act Two of Kid Logic. It's called "The Game Ain't Over til the Fatso Man Sings."
posted by Bizurke at 10:44 AM on May 7, 2007


Agree MikeMc, I would put it in my "very good bad movie" category. But if it catches you in the right mood, you can't take your eyes off of it for three hours. The acting is well above par.
posted by vronsky at 10:47 AM on May 7, 2007


Bwahaha I liked it. At least I laughed at the part where he shanked the guy.
posted by delmoi at 12:13 PM on May 7, 2007


Wasn't this already linked to?
posted by phaedon at 1:08 PM on May 7, 2007


Am I correct in assuming this is a video dramatic skit where Ira Glass is acting the part of something? Or is it a documentary?

Lacking proper video/audio capabilites atm..
posted by cavalier at 1:16 PM on May 7, 2007


That was good. After Ira haters are done sucking it for phrontist, they can suck it for me.
posted by Kwine at 2:38 PM on May 7, 2007


Allure of the Mean Friend, Act One is even better then Fatso Man in the whole "only be crushed again" department.
posted by CaptMcalister at 3:16 PM on May 7, 2007


Well that was a waste of time.

And for the record, I'm not an Ira hater, although I'm thinking I might be Ira-lover hater.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 3:23 PM on May 7, 2007


And Matt: Mr. Sprinkles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (the one from this post), 6, and 7.
posted by CaptMcalister at 3:50 PM on May 7, 2007


CaptMcalister: thanks!
posted by dcjd at 4:07 PM on May 7, 2007


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