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Gorbachov the music video, contains basically everything I've ever wanted in a music video.
posted by mock (40 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nifty. Watching that without sound, it could almost be an alternative take on Black Hole Sun . . .


I miss Soundgarden . . .
posted by Bixby23 at 10:19 PM on July 8, 2008


That was, indeed, the best music video ever made.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:21 PM on July 8, 2008


Russia, I love you.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:25 PM on July 8, 2008


I swear to God I was just about to post this.
posted by The Straightener at 10:25 PM on July 8, 2008


Such unbridled awesomeness. I'm so glad I'm a human being. A damn moose would never be able to appreciate this video.

Silly moose.
posted by aftermarketradio at 10:27 PM on July 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


I am a moose and I didn't really like this video.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:42 PM on July 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


Thank you, that was epic.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 10:47 PM on July 8, 2008


That was excellent. Though I was expecting this. (alas, could not find the video)
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:52 PM on July 8, 2008


Truly amazing!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:53 PM on July 8, 2008


Wow.
posted by serazin at 11:00 PM on July 8, 2008


He should friggin' direct Barack Obama's commercials. Landslide.
posted by lalochezia at 11:08 PM on July 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


So, you people are being sarcastic, right? Or maybe I clicked on the wrong link?
posted by dersins at 11:09 PM on July 8, 2008


Wow, That Was Awful.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:10 PM on July 8, 2008


All Soviet worker in Motherland chicks with big breast!
posted by orthogonality at 11:17 PM on July 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sickle.
posted by furtive at 11:17 PM on July 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


That...that was the most awesomest thing I have ever seen. I'm pretty sure I'm be stupider now, but I think it was worth it.
posted by Stunt at 11:21 PM on July 8, 2008


alot of pish
posted by the cuban at 11:25 PM on July 8, 2008


Yeah, the music was pretty horrible, but a big titted Russian woman cleaning, being eaten by military zombies, and then eating a twinkie which cums in her mouth has it's place on the internet. And by that I mean it is the essence of the internet.....
posted by lattiboy at 12:27 AM on July 9, 2008


Lattiboy speaks the truth. That was the reason the internet exists.
posted by Caduceus at 12:43 AM on July 9, 2008


If 4chan had a major-league budget, this is what MTV would look like.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 1:58 AM on July 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


Absolutely top-notch. Stunning compositions even for fleeting scenes and background details. We may have the new Michel Gondry here.
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 2:09 AM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Twinkie bukkake?
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:19 AM on July 9, 2008


That was wonderful in ways I did not know things could be wonderful
posted by flashboy at 2:50 AM on July 9, 2008


1) I was going to suggest that my Russian coworkers could translate when I realized that at least part of it it really is in English.

2) Hot Russian chicks? </pre-cold war comedy>

3) Really no different than this.
posted by DU at 4:23 AM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


But where's the American side? Would he really have had those powers if Reagan had not said "Mr. Gorbachev, eye-laser these zombies"?
posted by fungible at 5:54 AM on July 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


Reagan won the cold war by outspending the USSR on MTV funding.
posted by DU at 6:00 AM on July 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


I wouldn't call it the best music video ever made, but it was fun. A couple of points:

I was going to suggest that my Russian coworkers could translate when I realized that at least part of it it really is in English.

The whole thing is in English. Even the Cyrillic slogans are English in Cyrillic letters (at least the ones I had enough time to focus on). Listen harder, comrade!

And from the text on the linked page:

Mikael Gorbachov (that's how the Russians spell it)

Well, no, it's not. To be tiresomely pedantic, they spell it Михаил Горбачёв (the dots on the ё are optional), which can be transliterated as Mikhail Gorbachev (or Gorbachëv) and is pronounced /miχa'il garba'chof/.
posted by languagehat at 6:23 AM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


THIS is what the internet is for.

Spacibo bolshovo.
posted by availablelight at 6:44 AM on July 9, 2008


It really is 1998 all over again. But if my job is paying me five times what I should really be making, I'm going to be pissed.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:04 AM on July 9, 2008


Even the Cyrillic slogans are English in Cyrillic letters (at least the ones I had enough time to focus on).

I didn't look at the slogans, but the grain silos have CCCP on them.

Listen harder, comrade!

The visuals are too overpoweringly awesome to do something as mundane as mere listening.

Mikael Gorbachov (that's how the Russians spell it)

Well, no, it's not. To be tiresomely pedantic, they spell it Михаил Горбачёв


Sure, in Russian. But maybe "that's how the Russians spell it" means "that's how the Russians (who are in this video) spell(ed) it (when they told me what to do)".
posted by DU at 7:29 AM on July 9, 2008


languagehat, I think of you as tirelessly pedantic.
posted by Mister_A at 7:30 AM on July 9, 2008 [5 favorites]


This has officially replace Lordi's "Hard Rock Hallelujah" as my favorite video. The only way this could be more awesome is if it had ninjas. Or monkeys.
posted by Ber at 7:48 AM on July 9, 2008


I think languagehat is a spy.
posted by Mikey-San at 8:11 AM on July 9, 2008


Sheesh ... watched this yesterday, without the audio. No point watching it again with the audio after reading here ...

I feel a Leonard Cohen quote coming on ...
posted by aldus_manutius at 8:31 AM on July 9, 2008


In Mother Russia, Pedant tirelessly Languagehats y... ah fuck it.
posted by cashman at 8:42 AM on July 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


I didn't look at the slogans, but the grain silos have CCCP on them.

Yes, and that's the one bit of Russian in Cyrillic a foreigner would be expected to recognize.

But maybe "that's how the Russians spell it" means "that's how the Russians (who are in this video) spell(ed) it (when they told me what to do)".

I suspect you're right.
posted by languagehat at 8:48 AM on July 9, 2008


I am curious yellow.
posted by Dizzy at 10:46 AM on July 9, 2008


That was way too subtle. Can they do a more graphic over the top version so I can understand it better?
posted by tkchrist at 12:50 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was fun.
posted by Vindaloo at 7:25 PM on July 9, 2008


> 3) Really no different than this.

It's sort of like a combination of that and this.
posted by churl at 8:36 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


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