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June 7, 2007 11:24 PM   Subscribe

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined In the Navy with the Numa Numa song? The crew of the USS Enterprise has the answer.
posted by grapefruitmoon (51 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
This rules.
posted by Lord_Pall at 11:35 PM on June 7, 2007


When are those confirmed bachelors going to return from their lonely lives out on the sea and settle down with a nice girl?*




* A: Never, if this video is any indication.
posted by jonson at 11:43 PM on June 7, 2007


The only thing that could possibly make that better would be tighter editing to remove the bits after the performances, the bits that have that "haha aren't we silly?" feel to them.

SO distracting.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:46 PM on June 7, 2007


USS Funterprise
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 11:52 PM on June 7, 2007


So, so awesome, and I normally am not into this kind of thing.
posted by thethirdman at 11:58 PM on June 7, 2007


lol
posted by taosbat at 12:05 AM on June 8, 2007


This is our best hope for world peace.
posted by tula at 12:08 AM on June 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was very amused.

Must send to my bro who is in the Australian Navy...
posted by gomichild at 12:08 AM on June 8, 2007


Oh, thanks. I almost wasted a question on the green before I saw this.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 12:14 AM on June 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


This is misleading. I expected the USS Enterprise.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:22 AM on June 8, 2007


I think it's against intarweb rules to mention "USS Enterprise" without a qualifier, and not refer to Star Trek. I mean, you'd expect something like this instead of the actual real-life crew of the real-life aircraft carrier.

Still, the video is pretty amusing. (What Pope Guilty said, though.)
posted by lifeless at 12:32 AM on June 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is misleading. I expected the USS Enterprise.

To be fair, I enjoyed the splash of ytmnd Picard goodness in the middle of the clip.
posted by phaedon at 12:46 AM on June 8, 2007


The two guys at 1:24 are hot shit!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:01 AM on June 8, 2007


It is the end of the world. A crippled, rag-tag navy faces off the equally crippled fleet of the opposing side. 100 years of war has destroyed almost everything. Each side waits for the other to make a move. Radar bounces off radar. The generals on each side glare at each other through binoculars.

"This war has gone on too long!" says General Pinstripe. "It needs to end. Now."

"But how, General?" replies his first officer, a young lad quickly promoted because his superiors were killed in battle.

"I have an idea," says the general. "It's crazy, but it might just work. Go get my iPod."

The opposing force watch with mild concern as the general's ship is outfitted with a PA system that's pointed at them. The commander of the opposing force flips up the protector that covers the launch controls. He rests his finger on the button.

Suddenly they hear music... Some kind of crazy but addictive europop.

"It's Numa Numa," says a young ensign on the opposing force. "I haven't heard this in years!"

General Pinstripe looks through his binoculars at the lead ship of his enemy. Bingo. Slowly but surely the crew disappear from the deck. He knows where they're heading. They're going to their quarters to record silly videos of themselves dancing to Numa Numa, so they can post them on YouTube.

General Pinstripe grins.

"Prepare to launch the missiles!" he barks. "We're taking them down! We're ending this right now."

Nothing happens. The general repeats the order, and realises his voice echoes around the bridge. He turns around and sees that he's completely alone. What the hell...? Meanwhile, on nearby a computer terminal, conveniently browsed to YouTube, he sees a video. It's of one of his own crewman dancing to Numa Numa.
posted by humblepigeon at 1:10 AM on June 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


To be fair, I enjoyed the splash of ytmnd Picard goodness in the middle of the clip.

As did I, only now I've got the darn song stuck in my head.
posted by cmgonzalez at 1:44 AM on June 8, 2007


This is our best hope for world peace.

Naaaah, merely naval gazing.
posted by gomichild at 3:01 AM on June 8, 2007 [4 favorites]


Recycling crap doesn't make it any better. Home videos should have stayed were they belong - at home. Thanks YouTube for bringing us all the stuff we never wanted to see ...
posted by homodigitalis at 3:16 AM on June 8, 2007


How many friggin' versions of the Numa Numa song do we need?

This was old a year ago.
posted by GavinR at 3:19 AM on June 8, 2007


White boys can't dance. Or lipsync.

Except for the (painfully obviously) gay ones.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:55 AM on June 8, 2007


Hmm...less gay than I had hoped. I mean, if you're using "In the Navy" as one of the points of comparison with this performance, you're raising my hopes in all sorts of ways.
posted by LMGM at 4:26 AM on June 8, 2007


So... Minmei's song kicked Zentraedi ass all over the Solar System. For what new alien invasion are all these sprightly young fellas getting this terrifying secret weapon ready?
posted by Iosephus at 4:54 AM on June 8, 2007


if you're using "In the Navy" as one of the points of comparison with this performance, you're raising my hopes in all sorts of ways.

Wait, what? Did the Village People actually become gay? I always thought they were straights just acting gay cause there was money in it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:56 AM on June 8, 2007


I love a man in uniform.
posted by schroedinger at 5:01 AM on June 8, 2007


Oh, I'm trying to find this clip of a whole bunch of mujahadin fighters singing the banana splits song. It's a total pisser. Starts with one banana, two banana, then a whole gaggle of them burst out of a cave conga line style, rocket launchers over their shoulders... really makes war look fun.
posted by mattoxic at 5:09 AM on June 8, 2007


I was expecting some kind of luscious 'In the Navy'/'Numa Numa' mash-up - which would work, come to think of it... Hmm...
posted by RokkitNite at 5:15 AM on June 8, 2007


The Navy: The largest group of floating nerds ever assembled.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:22 AM on June 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


People who joined the US Army a few years ago must be really pissed off about now.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:43 AM on June 8, 2007 [2 favorites]



Except for the (painfully obviously) gay ones.


So, is the "obviously" part because they're dancing well, and is the "painfully" part because you're a bigoted ass?
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:46 AM on June 8, 2007


part because you're a bigoted ass...

Derail: But I've always thought it odd that Americans+Canadians say "ass" when the rest of the English speaking world says "arse"

Do you mean ass as in mule, or ass as mispronounced arse?

posted by mattoxic at 5:52 AM on June 8, 2007


Sure, life on a huge aircraft carrier looks pretty sweet...until the newly deployed killer robots into the Iraq/Iran theater decide to preemptively wipe out the entire human race. Then, it all changes. Then, you're part of a ragtag fleet of the last surviving humans, on the run, looking for a home. Looking for a place called...Pitcairn Island.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:59 AM on June 8, 2007


Oh Moldova, what will you amuse us with next?
posted by parmanparman at 6:03 AM on June 8, 2007


I think this video is a violation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
posted by bicyclefish at 6:38 AM on June 8, 2007


If the old "most straight white men dance like they have hemorrhoids" rule of thumb still applies, I think these sailors don't have to worry about DADT.

Geez, more than half of 'em look like they're losing the Battle of the (gig-line) Bulge -- I thought the modern Navy had cracked down on that. OTOH, I didn't see any chiefs who looked like they were in the 2nd trimester, so overall things must've improved some.

I was just thinking the other day of a Bob Hope special in which the VP performed "In The Navy" live -- I can still remember how some of the bluejackets were really into it while a lot of others were all like, WTF?
posted by pax digita at 6:47 AM on June 8, 2007


Do you mean ass as in mule, or ass as mispronounced arse?


Just cuz you invented the language doesn't mean you own it. Everybody knows English is a Chinese language.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:24 AM on June 8, 2007


I love it.
posted by Mavri at 7:31 AM on June 8, 2007


FWIW, grapefruitmoon, I understood what you meant in your FPP. And this was awesome. The "I feel silly dancing" parts just made it more endearing.
posted by zennie at 8:13 AM on June 8, 2007


I love it all. I had to watch Numa Numa again twice!
posted by WaterSprite at 8:16 AM on June 8, 2007


Ah, the Navy. They might not have rum any more. They might not have the lash any more. But they make up for it with that other thing. Not that there's anything wrong with that other thing.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:32 AM on June 8, 2007


Well if you liked that, I bet you might like this as well: Solid "Misirlou" guitar work and FOD walkdowns; break-dancing and fixed-wing launch and recovery...

("After a series of taxing port visits..." is a snicker-inducing USN inside joke.)
posted by pax digita at 8:36 AM on June 8, 2007


Yummy. Navy guys are so hot. The fact that these guys are also geeks is causing me to be thisclose to enlisting myself.

I also think this video might better be called, "White guys who can't dance things may as well hump the equipment."
posted by frecklefaerie at 8:37 AM on June 8, 2007


Er, or something to that effect.
posted by frecklefaerie at 8:39 AM on June 8, 2007


I used to be on that ship. It was never any fun at all. I suspect a recruitment drive. Not really.
posted by SkinnerSan at 8:39 AM on June 8, 2007


I still don't know what Numa Numa is. Seriously. I guess I'm tempting fate by avoiding all links to it.
posted by antipasta_explosion at 8:48 AM on June 8, 2007


GavinR : How many friggin' versions of the Numa Numa song do we need?

As far as I'm concerned, this is the only real Numa Numa song. And that's because when I was a DJ in a college radio station, no one had a clue what she was saying in the chorus, but it sounded a bit like "numma numma" so that was it was called in the office.
posted by quin at 10:53 AM on June 8, 2007


It always impresses me that if you look at people with these enormously cool jobs -- flying combat aircraft and driving submarines and whatnot -- that they end up being complete dorkwads, maybe even moreso than me. I mean, sure, I can intellectually get the idea that they're going to be very methodical, detail-oriented people, but the sheer astonishing depth of their Oh-my-god-Dad-you're-embarassing-me lameosity can be astounding.

My favorite was some documentary about F-15 pilots in which an actual no-shit F-15 driver -- let's stop. Here's someone who gets paid, every month, for flying around in a very-high-performance aircraft, doing shit that plenty of other people pay thousands of dollars to experience for an hour or two. A job that's inherently badass. And Mr. F-15 pilot explains that he and his friends really are rebel badasses, and that we know this because they really like Van Halen. Did I mention that this was recorded after 2000?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:30 AM on June 8, 2007


I'm SO sending this to The Girlfriend's Dad, who also was once Enterprise crew (and is a Trek nerd as well).

Which, by the way, makes him just that much cooler in my estimation.

Tho I'm not real sure what he'll think of this...
posted by zoogleplex at 11:30 AM on June 8, 2007


Alot of them seemed sortof chubby.
I thought the armed forces had fitness requirements?
posted by Iax at 4:02 PM on June 8, 2007




oops. looks like pax digita beat me to one of the videos.
posted by rmd1023 at 4:41 PM on June 8, 2007


'Salright. Sent this to my buddies, a Vietnam-era FT and a retired ISC -- they both loved 'em.
posted by pax digita at 8:34 PM on June 8, 2007


Except for the (painfully obviously) gay ones.

So, is the "obviously" part because they're dancing well, and is the "painfully" part because you're a bigoted ass?


No, CP, the 'obviously' part is because for at least a couple of them, it's really obvious. That old gaydar thing, y'know? The 'painfully' is because, let's face it, if you're in the US armed forces, you have to hide. Some of those boys aren't fooling anybody.

Did I mention I'm gay? And not a bigoted ass? of course, if you're happier believing that, go right ahead.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:19 PM on June 13, 2007


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