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January 11, 2008 8:39 AM   Subscribe

Does Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have the X-Factor?
posted by PeterMcDermott (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just a band.
posted by nasreddin at 8:48 AM on January 11, 2008 [7 favorites]


*shakes fist at screen*

DAMN YOU NASREDDIN FOR BEATING ME TO THE QUIP!
posted by Kattullus at 8:55 AM on January 11, 2008


Well, it's a viral. But it was pretty funny.
posted by delmoi at 8:56 AM on January 11, 2008


I'm sorry, which one is supposed to be Cable?
posted by griphus at 9:16 AM on January 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Somewhere in Norfolk, a single tear runs down Stephen Fry's cheek.
posted by maudlin at 9:25 AM on January 11, 2008


HAHAHAHA. That was great.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:49 AM on January 11, 2008


X-Factor? No Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Iceman, or Jean Grey. Not even a balding professor.

And the next person who makes me accidentally look at Simon Cowell's sour puss again is gonna get more bad luck than if they broke the chain.

Funny? Un.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:04 AM on January 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Instead of having Simon Cowell evaluate these performances, why not Daleks? It'd be the same criticisms, but more succinct and, dare I say, eloquent.
posted by stavrogin at 10:14 AM on January 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


The original song (sooooo not safe for work).
posted by Bookhouse at 10:19 AM on January 11, 2008


Comparing Simon Cowell to Daleks is an offense to Daleks. EXTERRRMINATE! EXTERRRMINATE!
posted by ZachsMind at 10:35 AM on January 11, 2008


Instead of having Simon Cowell evaluate these performances, why not Daleks?

It's just a guess, stavrogin, but I don't think Dan and Scroobius were actually present during those comments from Cowell et. al. The changing backgrounds are a bit of a clue there.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:07 AM on January 11, 2008


It's just a guess, stavrogin, but I don't think Dan and Scroobius were actually present during those comments from Cowell et. al. The changing backgrounds are a bit of a clue there.

Uh huh. What I'm saying is that I wouldn't mind having Simon Cowell in his judging capacity on any show replaced with midgets in robot suits waving their plunger arms about and yellin "EX-TER-MIN-ATE!! EX-TER-MIN-ATE!!". It's just a guess, but I think my comment was a bit of a clue there as to what I meant.
posted by stavrogin at 11:30 AM on January 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ah. So the fact that this isn't an actual show is immaterial to you? Gotcha.

Personally, I like the guy. His snark-fu could put most MeFites to shame.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:06 PM on January 11, 2008


griphus, ZachsMind, I hate to be this guy, but Cable and Professor X were never in X-Factor.
/nerd

I don't get Sharon Osborne's comment. "That was .. bizarre" -- it was a straight cover of the song! Not a single word was changed! Something fishy was up with that voting, and I demand a recount.
posted by EatTheWeak at 1:10 PM on January 11, 2008


Ah. So the fact that this isn't an actual show is immaterial to you? Gotcha.

I'm a little confused. Are you saying X Factor isn't a show? I don't know why I have to clarify this, but, here goes: in response to seeing a bit about two guys being panned by Simon Cowell on one of his shows, I compared him to a Dalek from Doctor Who.
posted by stavrogin at 1:30 PM on January 11, 2008


HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS
posted by TrialByMedia at 1:36 PM on January 11, 2008


Balls..balls...pure motherf*ckin' BALLS. Brilliant!

Thou shalt always have BALLS. LOLZ.
posted by Skygazer at 3:18 PM on January 11, 2008


"Are you saying X Factor isn't a show?"

It's not "X-Factor." It's really "United Kingdom Idol." Y'all over there just changed the name on that side of the Atlantic cuz you think we won't realize you stole the idea from us. We're not fooled over here. The only reason we let you have Simon Cowell back is cuz we never wanted the ripe bastard in the first place.

"I hate to be this guy, but Cable and Professor X were never in X-Factor"

X-Factor is a superhero group in Marvel Comics. And yes I know Professor X wasn't a member of X-Factor. I said "Not even a balding professor" and i meant that even though he's not an X-Factor, I woulda been willing to accept him in a pinch.

"HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS"

It is the end of the world. Put a bag over your head and remember to breathe.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:22 PM on January 11, 2008


No, American Idol is actually a spin off of the original, Pop Idol. X-Factor is a sort-of clone of that, really.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:33 PM on January 11, 2008


Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry !
posted by elpapacito at 6:23 PM on January 11, 2008


Are you saying X Factor isn't a show?

Thou shalt not take the names of Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Danni Minogue or Louis Walsh in vain.

The X Factor is just a show,
El Factor X -- just a show,
Секрет Успеха -- just a show,
XSeer Al Najah -- just a show...

(But actually, what I'm really saying is that the clip is fake and that Dan and Scroobius never really auditioned at all. Having said that, I've never actually *watched* the show, so I may be wrong and it may be a famous episode that somehow never made it to the youtubes?)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:03 AM on January 12, 2008


HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS

Previously on MeFi music.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:07 AM on January 12, 2008


Are you now saying that I idolize X Factor and the judges? I've never said it was more than "just a show". I've never watched it, for God's sake. It doesn't matter whether the bit is real for my comment to make sense. What a fucking painful exchange.
posted by stavrogin at 3:22 AM on January 13, 2008


I'm with Peter McDermott on the original post's link being fake bit. I thought that was a given. You mean some people are fooled? Those two guys would never have made it in to audition.

I don't watch these shows either, although I saw highlights on YouTube of that opera singing guy from last year. He was cool.

There was also some dude who had a cute monkey puppet that did a funny impression of Michael Jackson, but after winning some preliminary round, then the guy tried to show more of his routine, and Simon Cowell hit the buzzer the nanosecond that the guy went outside his previous routine. Didn't give him a chance to sink or swim. Cowell just stuck the guy's head under the water before he had a chance to prove himself.

Simon Cowell typifies the reason why pop culture is vanilla when it should be neopolitan. He is a living embodiment of everything wrong with pop music and modern society, and therefore Simon Cowell should be tarred and feathered and left on display in a public forum. Hoist him up on his own petard and set him as an example of how not to behave. Hangin's too good fer'im.

What a righteous bastard. DO NOT BUZZ THE MONKEY PUPPET!
posted by ZachsMind at 5:38 AM on January 13, 2008


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