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Fake Bird Poop is Pata-Fake
February 1, 2008 5:48 AM   Subscribe

So you remember that 'dumb, totally fake' video of a bird pooping in a reporter's mouth that was posted and deleted a week ago? It's meta-fake. Maybe even pata-fake.
posted by blasdelf (40 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
You do realise this doesn't make it any less dumb or fake don't you?
posted by jontyjago at 5:52 AM on February 1, 2008


Meh, get with the times. We replaced pata-faka with sata-fake, and hell, we're using sata-II-fake now. Of course, in the enterprise, it's all sas-fake or fibber channel.
posted by eriko at 5:57 AM on February 1, 2008 [24 favorites]


You do realise this doesn't make it any less dumb or fake don't you?

I do think it makes it quite a lot funnier (even though, or perhaps especially because SuperDeluxe is a front for TimeWarner).

eriko: thank you for making the base joke I could not bring myself to make in the FPP, and then embiggening it with all that is fibber channel
posted by blasdelf at 6:04 AM on February 1, 2008


I'd forgotten just how funny Odenkirk can be. The meta-fake clip took a while to build up but by 1:30 I was clenched up in laughter.

Someone get that man a new production deal.
posted by bunnytricks at 6:08 AM on February 1, 2008


Oh wait. I watched the rest of it. Never mind. Someone get that man another prosumer camcorder and pay off his bandwidth bill.
posted by bunnytricks at 6:14 AM on February 1, 2008


Great, it's a viral for a soda.

heh hehe heh
posted by From Bklyn at 6:20 AM on February 1, 2008


Poopsi Blue.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:25 AM on February 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


SHITTR!
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 6:29 AM on February 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


this is not the post I needed right before breakfast.
posted by desjardins at 6:31 AM on February 1, 2008


Frumundah soda? No. Frumundah cheese? Yes. You know, it's cheese, frumundah there.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:32 AM on February 1, 2008


When I was shown the original "news" clip by coworkers who always show me this kind of thing and thought it was hilarious, I dismissed it as fake and chided them for finding it funny.

I just watched this and found out the people behind the original were a bunch of people I find hilarious and were just using it as a setup to something I thought was genuinely funny. I called the coworkers who showed me the fake clip in to show them the payoff.

They didn't think it was funny. At all.

I don't know what to make of that.
posted by unsupervised at 6:38 AM on February 1, 2008 [6 favorites]


unsupervised writes: They didn't think it was funny. At all.

I don't know what to make of that.


It's fascinating how a little context can change everything.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:49 AM on February 1, 2008


I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!

FAKERS!
posted by fourcheesemac at 7:00 AM on February 1, 2008


Shitters and titters, Mère Ubu!
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:01 AM on February 1, 2008


"The meta-fake clip took a while to build up but by 1:30 I was clenched up in laughter."

Ditto bunnytricks.

I couldn't even speak for a moment.

Thanks very much blasdelf.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 7:21 AM on February 1, 2008


Fromundah Yellow?
posted by symbioid at 7:38 AM on February 1, 2008


On preview... oops, beaten to the punch :(
posted by symbioid at 7:39 AM on February 1, 2008


Reminds me of Mr. Show a lot. Wasn't funny before because it was obviously fake, but the idea of selling soda for washing shit out of your mouth has potential.
posted by hellslinger at 7:46 AM on February 1, 2008


I wanted to see what was so funny at 1:30, but I had a little trouble making it past the blatantly racist shit at :50.
posted by fungible at 7:48 AM on February 1, 2008


I couldn't even speak for a moment.

Are you folks serious? I didn't even chuckle.

And, what fungible said.
posted by dobbs at 8:00 AM on February 1, 2008


I like Odenkirk, and wanted this to be funny, but it just seemed gratuitously racist to me.
posted by OmieWise at 8:06 AM on February 1, 2008


What dobbs said.
posted by languagehat at 8:07 AM on February 1, 2008


What, you don't think FOB Africans are funny? What's wrong with you? I frikkin' married a Nigerian because she makes me laugh so goddamn much. Always dancing around and talking about elephants. Oh, ha-ha, ho; she's a goddamn jungle riot.

That said, I thought the line, "I will whore out your daughter before I whore out my soda!" was comedy gold. Maybe the only comdey gold in the whole video, but funny nonetheless.
posted by Pecinpah at 8:14 AM on February 1, 2008


I like Odenkirk, and wanted this to be funny, but it just seemed gratuitously racist to me.

OmieWise,

Oh god, really?

Maybe I found the meta-aspect so insane & inspired my radar got warped.
Anyway, your point is well taken - as painful as it is to think about it.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 8:31 AM on February 1, 2008


patafilter.com is available, guys.
posted by randomination at 8:40 AM on February 1, 2008


Remember on that very same blog when he called out Patton Oswalt for calling him out for selling out even though he does Sierra Mist commercials?

Adds yet another layer to the humor.

Or not. I'm not sure yet.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:52 AM on February 1, 2008


How is it that a prominent Nigerian business man wouldn't speak English? I kept wondering about that and missed all the funny.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:52 AM on February 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nigerian please.
posted by pyrex at 9:02 AM on February 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


MCMikeNamara, that was David Cross, not Bob Odenkirk.

And racist? Really? Maybe my sensors aren't finely tuned enough to take this as more having fun with foreigners than races.
posted by unsupervised at 9:12 AM on February 1, 2008


Great. A viral of a viral. And then, just to be sure the message infects it's host, post it to a community blog under the idea of exposing it.

Meet the new Ultra-Recursive marketing.
posted by tkchrist at 9:14 AM on February 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is funny and problematically ___ist in the same way that Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job is simultaneously funny and ____ist. And Odenkirk is associated with that show too.

"Laughter... is caused... by [among other things] the apprehension of some deformed thing in another, by comparison whereof they suddenly applaud themselves." - Thomas Hobbes
posted by billtron at 9:20 AM on February 1, 2008


thanks unsupervised...I did, in fact, realize that but still saw the connection since they were only one blog post apart. Guess my "he" should have been a "they"
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:21 AM on February 1, 2008


Obligatory.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:27 AM on February 1, 2008


Why do people find scat funny? Is it because it's a very tangible reminder of our earthly existence? Usually, our attention is confined up in our minds somewhere in some kind of abstraction, be it interesting or mundane, and when a very corporeal and coprolitic example of our own bodily reality is seen, then a momentary disconnect is created. The tension between this disconnect and the previous daydream is relieved by laughter. Is that about it?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:42 AM on February 1, 2008


Thinking about this pata thing. How is it different than fiction or fantasy?

Staking my claim as first posting the poop-in-mouth vid, pairing it with patastic (?) War of the Worlds.
posted by nickyskye at 9:45 AM on February 1, 2008


Pata-fake?

Liar. There's nothing at all in any of the links regarding synthetic noodles. You got my hopes up in anticipation of the perfect side to the cheeseburger in a can.

What a let down.
posted by C.Batt at 10:32 AM on February 1, 2008


I need cliff notes on this as I can't be bothered watching past the introduction of the Nigerian soda company men. Is it a fake bird-poop video, or a viral spoofing the real bird poop video?
posted by dabitch at 3:12 PM on February 1, 2008


pata?
posted by flatluigi at 7:47 PM on February 1, 2008


flafla.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:13 PM on February 1, 2008


This whole damn thing is too confusing - now I just found this on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fAajaSeiA

Even funnier than the original video - pretty great!
posted by fooshier at 4:23 PM on February 6, 2008


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