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September 22, 2007 3:47 AM   Subscribe

Few things are as lethal as a human knot
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments (54 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
this is torture at it's most bizzare and terrible.

adam west is so cool :)
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 3:49 AM on September 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


How can you post that great childhood after-school memory and not include milk and cookies?!?
posted by twsf at 4:05 AM on September 22, 2007


This is MetaFilter at its most insipid and pointless.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:16 AM on September 22, 2007


Does anyone get the urge with snarky comments to just shout "YOU ARE METAFILTER AT ITS MOST INSIPID AND POINTLESS." (or equivalent)

Not that that's what I think. I just think it's the only rational response.
posted by seanyboy at 4:29 AM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


And... fun post. I liked it.
posted by seanyboy at 4:30 AM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Beavis?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:30 AM on September 22, 2007


Holy Three Way Batman!
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:32 AM on September 22, 2007


Wolfdog: "This is MetaFilter at its most insipid and pointless."

Funny. I was about to say the same thing about your comment.

I'm sorry if I ruined your Metafilter experience, Wolfdog, by posting this video. By my count nothing had been posted to the front page for about eight hours so I thought "why not post something fun." Clearly I was wrong. Metafilter should not be fun. And worse still, I posted something terrible, the sort of thing that only a monster would post to the front page, and in doing so I ruined Metafilter for you. Maybe for everyone. Clearly this was a heinous sin. I made you click on the link. I made you click on the comments link too. Clearly, all this was a bridge too far. I understand why you'd want to say that the link was insipid and pointless. I left you no option. And by fuck I apologize for driving you to that no-man's land.

I'll try harder next time dude. I will. Maybe Bush saying Mandela was dead would have been more worthy. That's not been posted yet. That's what would've been better. Oh! Or how about OJ's lawyer being heckled on live national TV? Would that have been less insipid for you. I don't know. All I know is that I'll try harder next time man. For you. For everyone. For Metafilter.

And I hope to God that no one else posts anything insipid and pointless to the Metafilter front page again. Because I would hate it if they, like me, forced you into another thread to post your thoughts. Because that would be unfortunate. For everyone involved.
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments at 4:35 AM on September 22, 2007 [15 favorites]


Insipid and pointless aside, this post has taught me something. The middle-aged Turtles has almost exactly the same mad crush on Batgirl that the pre-teen Turtles did.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 4:43 AM on September 22, 2007


zing.. !

Seriously, fun post. I don't know how Adam West didn't break a rib laughing at some of the lines they made him deliver.. the series was genius, in its way.

Here's another classic scene.
posted by Drexen at 4:46 AM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Now you're working toward, but still not really even close to, MetaFilter at its most defensive and hysterically exaggerated.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:52 AM on September 22, 2007


Holy thank fuck it wasn't me who made a snarky comment on Second Account For Making Jokey Comments' post Batman!
posted by mattoxic at 4:55 AM on September 22, 2007


Any chance we could have a MetaSnark section added to the site? Then all the complaining could be kept it own area?
posted by MCTDavid at 4:59 AM on September 22, 2007


Wolfdog: "Now you're working toward, but still not really even close to, MetaFilter at its most defensive and hysterically exaggerated."

You are making the mistake of thinking that I actually cared about what you said; that somehow you had wounded me in some irreparable way, when in fact I was merely taking the piss at your own hysterically exaggerated take on this FPP I've created here.

Wolfdog; I love your posts. I do. They're often intellectual masturbatory wankery, but they are honestly great stuff. Clearly that is Metafilter for you but it's not Metafilter for everyone. So don't take a piss in a thread that dosen't fit your Metafilter shape because as many comments so far have indicated, sometimes a fun thread can be great around these parts, and are as far removed from the concepts of pointlessness and the definition of insipid as chalk is from cheese.

Or something. :)
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments at 5:01 AM on September 22, 2007


Oooh, ooh, could this be the first sockpuppet flameout?

<popcorn>
posted by Malor at 5:01 AM on September 22, 2007


"wiggling my ears" was a popular euphemism back then. It makes a lot more sense if you know that.
posted by Bokononist at 5:12 AM on September 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


*looks at his paypal account and curses his low balance*

I shall have to create the user "I AM METAFILTER AT ITS MOST INSIPID AND POINTLESS" some other day.
posted by honest knave at 5:13 AM on September 22, 2007


Another vote for loved it. Thanks!
posted by neilkod at 5:47 AM on September 22, 2007


If... I... dared... turn my head... I might... recognize it... I daren't...
posted by evilcolonel at 5:54 AM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is it just me, or does that villainess bear a suspicious resemblance to Mr. B Natural?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:57 AM on September 22, 2007


I just wish you'd included a few links about the history and cultural importance of the Siamese Human Knot. You know, for context.
posted by mediareport at 6:04 AM on September 22, 2007 [4 favorites]


I SO dig those color co-ordinated boxes. Now, that's genius.
posted by SPUTNIK at 6:09 AM on September 22, 2007


Acid Batman (lyrics to be spoken dramatically over Batman theme).
posted by McLir at 6:29 AM on September 22, 2007


More background:

Taking a clinching position with Yvonne and Adam before the shot, with our arms and legs intricately and tightly interwoven, was hilarious and titillating. Adam, wild man that he is, playfully began groping me on the legs and buttocks. At first I thought it was Yvonne (or maybe I just wished it) and didn't resist, but Yvonne is a classy lady who would never stoop to such perversion.
posted by empath at 6:54 AM on September 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


I thought this was going to be something like The Grapevine (Warning: bad kung fu)
posted by jiroczech at 7:03 AM on September 22, 2007


A one-link post to copyrighted material on YouTube is about as weak a post as you can make, dude. Though your burgeoning flameout is making it more worthwhile. Press on!
posted by mkultra at 7:13 AM on September 22, 2007


Holy actuarial unlikelihood!
posted by Abiezer at 7:34 AM on September 22, 2007


I'm wiggling.
posted by pracowity at 7:41 AM on September 22, 2007


Metafilter: I came here for the intellectual discourse, but stayed for the insipid and pointless goodness.

It's Batusi time!
posted by miss lynnster at 7:48 AM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Holy Batgirl's involuntary thigh contraction innuendo that completely passed me by as a kid!

And

Holy a friend just emailed me about getting hold of all the tv series coincidence!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:50 AM on September 22, 2007


Whoa. Good thing neither batman nor robin popped a woody, they would've died a horrible death!!

Anyhow, I love hot homicidal women in cocktail dresses. Grrrr....
posted by Skygazer at 7:58 AM on September 22, 2007


Continuity! The knot is different ater the first commercial break -- Observe Batman's right thigh.

And those guys should know better than to walk into any building that tilts at 5 degrees. those places never come to any good.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:59 AM on September 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


Observe Batman's right thigh.

Oh I have been. Yes indeed, I have been.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:05 AM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


hot.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:07 AM on September 22, 2007


speaking of the Batusi.....
posted by photoslob at 8:14 AM on September 22, 2007


criminey, this took me back...both to my childhood spent racing around in a batgirl cape and mask, and to years later when I used to catch the 5pm reruns with a group of fellow barflies at the old Albion in SF.

good times.

single link YouTube posts still seem to bring out the most fascinating collaborative contributions from subsequent commenters (miss lynnster, I'd plum forgotten the Batusi! and empath, kudos for making me choke on my bengal spice tea in response to that quote.)
posted by squasha at 8:17 AM on September 22, 2007


One thing I love in the Batusi scene is how he says, "What's your name? You interest me... strangely." as he accepts her invitation to dance.

I really need to find an opportunity to use that someday, just to entertain myself.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:25 AM on September 22, 2007


Wow. Did I simply miss how completely surreal this show was when I was a kid, or is this clip exceptional?
posted by Alex404 at 8:48 AM on September 22, 2007


In my early days on the internet, I ventured into some bbs that had a collection of pornographic text files. Being all of 12 years old that seemed highly exciting. So I opened one of them that was Batman themed. It was a Batgirl/Robin/Batman scat/bondage story. Let me just say that the Batman show was never funny again. I had totally repressed these disquieting memories...

...until now. Thanks a lot, Second Account. If anybody needs me I'll rocking nervously back and forth in the corner, crying quietly.
posted by Kattullus at 9:13 AM on September 22, 2007


I'm just fascinated by the bizarre expressions on Batgirl's face throughout the scene as she seems every few moments to forget, and then go back into character. I'm not sure how to read it - she doesn't get any dialogue - it's certainly not joy or comfort but it doesn't quite read as outright annoyance either.
posted by litfit at 9:25 AM on September 22, 2007


It's not just that clip Alex...
I can't believe that anyone involved was taking it seriously, it was all so bad. If they were, by god...
posted by opsin at 9:51 AM on September 22, 2007


Just in case anyone hasn't watched it yet, further proof that Adam West remained brilliant between Batman and Family Guy: Lookwell!

It's a sitcom pilot created by Conan O'Brien & Robert Smigel featuring West as a washed-up former TV-show detective who tries to solve crimes in between giving acting seminars. Better than Andy barker, P.I. at any rate.
posted by chudmonkey at 10:50 AM on September 22, 2007


me so horny.
posted by CitizenD at 11:04 AM on September 22, 2007


What kind of drugs were the producers of this show taking, and where the hell can I get some?
posted by psmealey at 11:09 AM on September 22, 2007


Dear God, the chance to be in a Siamese Human Knot with a young Yvonne Craig...

Some things are just priceless...

runs off to...comb his hair...
posted by Samizdata at 12:55 PM on September 22, 2007


infinitesimal!
posted by mrgrimm at 2:00 PM on September 22, 2007


Wow. That was...that was awesome. Thanks.
posted by graventy at 2:04 PM on September 22, 2007


Does anyone know if there's some dark, nefarious reason why this show isn't out on DVD yet? Seems like a no-brainer.

I already own the movie.
posted by Cyrano at 2:12 PM on September 22, 2007


Cyrano, Warner Bros. owns Batman and Fox produced the series. As I understand it, they can't agree on a split for home video. Batman was never on VHS, either. Dastardly.

Second account, thanks for the post. To me, Batman is the greatest show in the history of television. And yes, I'm including Banacek.
posted by Superfrankenstein at 3:01 PM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


As I understand it, they can't agree on a split for home video.

*laughs, pees on heads of brainless tv execs*
posted by mediareport at 3:47 PM on September 22, 2007


Guess what I just found? Lyle Waggoner was originally tested to be Batman & they have his uber dull screen test here. The guy playing Robin SUCKED. His voice sounds just like a little girl. Wow, what a different Batman that show would've been. SO. NOT. FUNNY.

That said, if you keep watching, they include girly Robin doing an "exhibition stunt fight." Acting aside, he may have been a better fighter than Burt Ward. Well, in rooms where there are ropes hanging conveniently from the ceiling anyhow.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:56 PM on September 22, 2007


Know what? This Batman site is really pretty cool now that I'm scrolling through it...!
posted by miss lynnster at 6:57 PM on September 22, 2007


i always enjoyed the shark scene
posted by nitsuj at 9:38 PM on September 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh my gosh these are all so wonderful! I love love lurve insipid pointless metafilter. When I watched these shows as a kid all the camp totally went over my head. Hook, line, shark repellant spray.
posted by dog food sugar at 5:05 AM on September 23, 2007


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