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March 14, 2008 11:52 AM   Subscribe

Bert and Ernie perform "A Divine Proclamation for Finishing the Present Existence" by Last Days of Humanity. Turn your speakers down if you're at the office. [Single link, YouTube.]
posted by beaucoupkevin (52 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Meh.
posted by WalterMitty at 12:03 PM on March 14, 2008


Rest of the web.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 12:07 PM on March 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


I saw this a month ago and laughed until I cried. I watch it at least once a week now. Keeps me sane. heh.
posted by black8 at 12:07 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Meh x 2.
posted by EarBucket at 12:09 PM on March 14, 2008


I saw what they did there at :10. Then there's 2:20 more.
posted by DU at 12:10 PM on March 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


Mehday.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:12 PM on March 14, 2008


man, I just cannot stand the pingy snare.

strange that they picked such a long grindcore track.
posted by dubold at 12:14 PM on March 14, 2008


I think this a great post, but what am I but a reed in the wind, a pebble in the path of a deluge of 'meh'?
posted by dawson at 12:14 PM on March 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


I liked the Ninja Turtles covering a Throwdown song better.
posted by Venadium at 12:16 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I bet if you love this kind of music, and have kids, this is hilarious.

I don't think that's likely to be a large number of people.
posted by davejay at 12:20 PM on March 14, 2008


Ernie & Bert do Pesci & DeNiro in Casino is much better...
posted by R. Mutt at 12:33 PM on March 14, 2008 [8 favorites]


I bet if you love this kind of music, and have kids, this is hilarious.

At least it'll keep the kids inside the house with you, in front of the computer and OFFA MY FUCKIN' LAWN!
posted by ericb at 12:34 PM on March 14, 2008


The person who sent this link to me a few days ago loves this music, and is *about* to have a kid. But I suspect he's an aberration (in more ways than one, really).

Like DU, I got a few seconds in and lost interest.
posted by mrnutty at 12:34 PM on March 14, 2008


Ernie & Bert do Pesci & DeNiro in Casino is much better...

Thread redeemed!
posted by ericb at 12:36 PM on March 14, 2008


Hahaha! That Casino one is great; particularly the end when Bert raises his eyebrows while Ernie is tapping his head.
posted by mrnutty at 12:38 PM on March 14, 2008


Bert is Evil always does it for me.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:50 PM on March 14, 2008


sweet.
posted by brevator at 12:53 PM on March 14, 2008


I'm gonna have to agree with dubold re: pingy snare. (See that switchy thing on the side? Yeah, that. Push it up.)

Still, I chuckled. I quit halfway through, mind you, but chuckles nonetheless.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:57 PM on March 14, 2008


The Casino one is awesome. Ernie is Pesci.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:02 PM on March 14, 2008


I can't believe I enjoyed this for two minutes and thirty seconds, but that's exactly what happened. One more in the plus column!
posted by facetious at 1:02 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can we get the mods to flip this post around? Put Casino on the front and the drummy-drum BS in the thread? Huh?
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:16 PM on March 14, 2008


Ernie & Bert do Pesci & DeNiro in Casino is much better...

That's fantastic. I hope they keep this up.

Martin Scorsese's Sesame Streets.
Elmo's Casino audition.
posted by Gary at 1:33 PM on March 14, 2008


Needs more cowbell.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:01 PM on March 14, 2008


Goodness that was cool!
posted by From Bklyn at 2:23 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I saw this linked on someone's livejournal a few weeks ago and loved it at the time. That's the sort of music that frees the mind up for THINKING.
posted by jessamyn at 2:26 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


There's actually a lot of these on youtube and most of them are awful. But I have to say that I find this Muppets one and this SpongeBob one both marvelous.

confession: the one in the OP made me laugh and laugh and laugh.
posted by churl at 3:00 PM on March 14, 2008


The muppet clip uses scenes from Alice Cooper's guest appearance. It's not that subversive.
posted by jb at 3:25 PM on March 14, 2008


Jean Claude Van Damme rocks as well.
posted by Bookhouse at 3:26 PM on March 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


loved it.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:36 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Weird...I can hear cookie monster in that clip, but I can't see him.
posted by anazgnos at 3:40 PM on March 14, 2008 [5 favorites]


Meh.

Bert and Ernie have jumped the shark.
posted by Chasuk at 4:08 PM on March 14, 2008


That added three months to my lifespan. I needed that.

(Which is to say: yes, I enjoyed it muchly. Thanks.)
posted by spoobnooble at 4:14 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Weird...I can hear cookie monster in that clip, but I can't see him.

Excellent.
posted by davejay at 4:32 PM on March 14, 2008


KOYAAAAAANISQAAAAAAATSI
posted by ardgedee at 4:35 PM on March 14, 2008


Yeah, I liked it too.
My cubicle neighbor, not so much; but they never could handle the rawk.
posted by Hadroed at 4:48 PM on March 14, 2008


gcbv (ahead of the crowd as usual) posted this video last Monday on his blog Bad Boys of Canadian Rodeo, under the heading "Teaching Children Correctly." Like DU, I was entranced for about the first 10 seconds, then my interest faded.
posted by LeLiLo at 4:57 PM on March 14, 2008


Yeah, I remember this. My old sporecore band opened for Bert and Ernie at Sackfest in '97. Of course, back then they were called Gorecunt and were more of a deathsludge hatecore kind of thing -- think early Neurosis strung up by their balls and lowered slowly into a vat of lukewarm molasses.

Ernie had fat, ropey, glue-caked dreads that he chewed plaintively in between songs, pausing every now and then to nibble out a nit or two. The only article of clothing he owned was a flea-ridden black burlap poncho with a couple of sewn-on kangaroo pockets in which he kept copies of his self-published Spartacus Youth zine "Orange is Red." (Which, and I'm quoting here, was aimed at "exploding the palefaced phallocracy forever!") But goddamn, that muppet could grind, and when the shit got counted off it was all business -- thrashing away at that beat-to-hell 3-string Jackson of his like a sackful of seizures in a microwave.

And Bert, well, the less said about Bert at that point in his life, the better. I mean, how vegan is meth, really? The dude used to go on A.L.F. raids so deliriously jibbed that he'd smash open safety windows with his own face. I am not making this up. I've seen pictures. Seriously, then next time you see Bert, ask him to show you the tattoo under his right knee, the tribal Celtic biomechanical dolphin with a glass pipe hanging out of its mouth.

Anyway, I remember that Barnfest set pretty well. They led with "Felt Skin Gently Putrifying in the Autumn of our Age" and followed it with their manifesto, "He Who Would Become Immortal Must Shear His Strings." Went on like that for a while, we were all pretty amped. Last song: Ernie spits out a dread nit and mumbles hoarsely into the mic, "We want to invite up an old comrade of ours to sing this one." And I shit you not, the door to Bert's 1985 Chevy G-20 opens and out of a cloud of smoke stumbles the Swedish Chef. Holy shit! He lopes up onto the stage, his poofy, grime-stained toque covered with Amebix patches, counts off a short four, Ernie brings that shit in, Bert rolls off into the fastest d-beat you ever heard, Chef tilts his head back, grabs a gutful of air, leans down deep into the mic and bellows:

"BORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORK!"

[rest, rest, rest, gasp]

"BORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORKBORK!"

Man, what a night. Sorry to bore you with the details, but this clip really brought me back.
posted by milquetoast at 4:59 PM on March 14, 2008 [36 favorites]


I was laughing my ass off. I loved watching Sesame Street when my daughter was a toddler... and I play drums... this cracked me up. Great post!

Thrash music sucks donkey dick, but the juxtaposition of Bert and Ernie and the thrash -- and the terrific video editing -- really do the job here.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 5:01 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Music. Is. Dead.





That is all.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:30 PM on March 14, 2008


I couldn't help but watch this one to the end. The last second was worth it, too. Feh! to the Meh-sayers.

My favorite Ernie/Bert mashup:
Dave's Not Here!

posted by not_on_display at 6:15 PM on March 14, 2008


Dammit, where's the 'noise' flag for FPPs when you really need it?
posted by Slithy_Tove at 6:34 PM on March 14, 2008


Noise is a significantly distinct genre.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 6:56 PM on March 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nth-ing the Casino clip! Woot
posted by WalterMitty at 7:32 PM on March 14, 2008


djunafraid
posted by humannaire at 8:02 PM on March 14, 2008


Feh! to the Meh-sayers.

Feh me? Feh me? You come into here, you come into my blue, with my family and my beautiful children all around me, and you say feh me? How about feh YOU, you fat feh?

(Nthing the Casino clip. Negative Nthing the drummy drums. )
posted by rokusan at 8:08 PM on March 14, 2008


Friggin' hilarious.
posted by hojoki at 11:10 AM on March 15, 2008


I thought it was hilarious. He even edited the video to the fills.

I give a big :P to those who come to just post how "meh" they thought it was. YOU'RE MEH!
posted by hellslinger at 1:34 PM on March 15, 2008


I was going to make a post out of this, but never got around to it. Drummers vs. puppets:

Buddy Rich vs. Animal
Sooty & Sweep vs. Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden

Anybody know any more?
posted by jonp72 at 6:53 AM on March 16, 2008


Sooty & Sweep vs. Nicko McBrain (better quality)
posted by jonp72 at 6:55 AM on March 16, 2008


You know, somewhat ridiculously, I really like the music.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:42 AM on March 16, 2008


goodness gracious that was incredible cold, i mean cool.
posted by liza at 8:14 PM on March 16, 2008


Milque: IfICouldFavoriteThat6TimesIWouldHave. MaybeIDidIdontRemmeber.

WhoWhoNeedsNeedNeedsSpacebarsWhenYouHaveYourBuzzyLittlePipefriendbasebasebasebasebaseget theFuckingFliesoffaMeMan.

Bork.
posted by lalochezia at 12:46 AM on March 18, 2008


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