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July 3, 2008 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Putin on the Ritz

Yes, it's a single-link video post, but it's worth the 2 minutes and 44 seconds of Taco.
posted by revmitcz (35 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Am I the only person who experienced a mild seizure from the editing?
posted by miss lynnster at 11:46 AM on July 3, 2008


Statutory Umlauts
A one-act play by aftermarketradio

Gentlewoman Caller: AM Radio, would you rather be blind or deaf?
AM Radio: ...both.

Fin.
posted by aftermarketradio at 11:52 AM on July 3, 2008


You must be

----THIS HIGH----

to post such nonsense.
posted by Dizzy at 12:06 PM on July 3, 2008 [4 favorites]


Oh hey, that reminds me. Mods: How come, when I click the little "Flag" exclamation point, I can't see the "this is crappy" option in the list? I'm on FF 2.x/Linux, if that makes a difference.
posted by rusty at 12:09 PM on July 3, 2008 [5 favorites]


That was so horrible I had to immediately put on the real thing to bleach my brain.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:12 PM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


I didn't watch it. I'm waiting for the book to come out.
posted by Dave Faris at 12:14 PM on July 3, 2008


Yes, it's a single-link video post, but it's worth the 2 minutes and 44 seconds of Taco.

Saying it does not make it so. There are more satisfying ways of consuming 2:44 of Taco.
posted by RockCorpse at 12:14 PM on July 3, 2008


I think 'cheek to cheek' would be a better song for those two.
posted by noriyori at 12:15 PM on July 3, 2008


Which one is the superscientist and which the reanimated corpse?
posted by DU at 12:17 PM on July 3, 2008


eh well. Ya win some, ya lose some.
posted by revmitcz at 12:18 PM on July 3, 2008


You've just reminded me that I need to operate a tank which drives through cities, crushing all in my path, whilst playing this song through the PA system. Bonus points if I can be followed by prancing dancers carrying Looney Tunes "screw ball" flags.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:24 PM on July 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


RockCorpse: "Yes, it's a single-link video post, but it's worth the 2 minutes and 44 seconds of Taco.

Saying it does not make it so. There are more satisfying ways of consuming 2:44 of Taco.
"

What kind of taco are we talking about?
posted by symbioid at 12:27 PM on July 3, 2008


Putin. I see what they did there.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:29 PM on July 3, 2008


I was entertained, briefly, by the post. These comments, though, have done nothing for me.
posted by betaray at 12:30 PM on July 3, 2008


What kind of taco are we talking about?
A delicious beef cheek taco.
posted by boo_radley at 12:31 PM on July 3, 2008


I thought it was kind of mesmerizing and terrifying and great. Plus, I'm a sucker for any version of that song.
posted by odayoday at 12:33 PM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dammit, I'm on a diet and now I'm hungry for Tex-Mex. Thanks a lot.
posted by tinkertown at 12:37 PM on July 3, 2008


Taaaccccoooooooooos.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:54 PM on July 3, 2008


I think I prefer this 1:30 of tacos.
posted by quin at 1:10 PM on July 3, 2008


Definitely came expecting this.
But my pal Gir loves tacos.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 1:14 PM on July 3, 2008


Alternatively, here we have a Dark Side of the Rainbow type effort to match up Weapon of Choice to Puttin' on the Ritz.

It's not completely awful.
posted by quin at 1:29 PM on July 3, 2008


I wasted some time trying to figure this one out; why do elaborate filming of dance numbers and choreography to have your ripped video heads vaguely lip-synch the lyrics to Taco's single?

It does appear Mini-Movie is the instigator/funder of this, and have a staff, crew, etc. Someone's paying some good money for it. Note the incredibly intrusive ad at the bottom.

Not that this hasn't been done before, and better:

Bush and Blair at the Gay Bar, for example.
posted by jscott at 1:30 PM on July 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


See, they're in Hawaii! And that's political satire because... um...
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:25 PM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Taco Town!
posted by Rock Steady at 2:27 PM on July 3, 2008


Quin, that made my day. My only complaint is that I wished they'd faded out that version of the video with Walken still triumphantly floating in the air in front of the painting.

Damn, every time I think I'm done with Walken, I see that video and fall in love with him all over again.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:35 PM on July 3, 2008


Wow, this piece of crap is still up?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:31 PM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, it's not perfect. On the other hand, it's perfect.
posted by hexatron at 4:32 PM on July 3, 2008


I came in here to say what betaray said.
posted by xbonesgt at 5:23 PM on July 3, 2008


Really? I thought this was a fantastic post. A glorious non-sequitur. I just want to know who paid to have the video made.
posted by bicyclefish at 5:32 PM on July 3, 2008


I didn't expect to be impressed but I was.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 6:12 PM on July 3, 2008


It was a put-on on the fritz.
posted by wendell at 7:06 PM on July 3, 2008


Actually, the beginning part isn't bad --- I didn't watch it with the sound, but the illusion of their heads on the two other guys looks pretty good. But about 30 seconds into it, you can tell the guy who was doing it got tired and lazy, and it stopped looking as good. It might have gotten better towards the end, but I didn't watch it that far.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:09 PM on July 3, 2008


I did, and it's as you say, DF.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:14 PM on July 3, 2008


A collection of Putin's writings translated into Chinese was published a couple of months back, with a particularly arse-licky foreword from Hu Jintao praising the former KGB man's contributions to Sino-Russian friendship. Welcome to the new world order in the post-democratic age.
posted by Abiezer at 11:12 PM on July 3, 2008


I have to say I loved this.

The song was always about a weirdly abject appreciation of stylized domination, wasn't it? This video does a snappy job lighting up the subtext.
posted by washburn at 12:03 AM on July 4, 2008


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