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July 31, 2008 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Better Living with the Batman & Joker Supersquad. Respect. Heavy Lifting. Bike Safety. UV Protection. Taking Time for Play. Herpes. Sexual Harassment.
posted by spec80 (22 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Those are funnier than I though they would be.
posted by everichon at 9:06 AM on July 31, 2008


This is a great concept, and I really like the opening sequence, but the videos fall flat.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:10 AM on July 31, 2008


The videos I watched were great. I appreciated how palpable but still understated the homoerotic tension in Heavy Lifting was. Definitely captures the weird gym vibe. Also, the Joker's expression is great.
posted by DU at 9:16 AM on July 31, 2008


Great costumes, great opener but it they lack something...

MeBatFilter
posted by jkaczor at 9:17 AM on July 31, 2008


Hey, it's Daryn Jones, from the awesome show Buzz (with Mista Mo)! Awesome find!
posted by Meagan at 9:24 AM on July 31, 2008


Feel my quad!
posted by chillmost at 9:26 AM on July 31, 2008


I enjoy the Joker's Teller-esque passivity.
posted by everichon at 9:27 AM on July 31, 2008


I feel like I've seen so many of these, hell I've made so many of these. 80s tv parodies with jokes that are hysterical when you're drinking with your buddies and you come up with them, but fall flat when you finally do it. I imagine it was fun for them to make, though.
posted by shmegegge at 9:30 AM on July 31, 2008


jokes that are hysterical when you're drinking with your buddies and you come up with them, but fall flat when you finally do it

That's pretty much Canadian MTV's mission statement.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:38 AM on July 31, 2008


How soon before the hexagonal print dress shirt becomes mainstream fashion?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:38 AM on July 31, 2008


I like Batman's gentle paternalism towards the Joker.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:40 AM on July 31, 2008


Three more.
posted by Wild_Eep at 9:46 AM on July 31, 2008


Heavy Lifting and Bike Safety are fucking hilarious. I can't bring myself to watch any more just yet.
posted by yhbc at 9:48 AM on July 31, 2008


Heavy Lifting, Bike Safety, Taking Time For Play are great. Herpes should be viewed last.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:06 AM on July 31, 2008


I wanted to LOL, but I didn't even LQTM.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:33 AM on July 31, 2008


I LOLed. It's the "gentle paternalism" never used baby shoes mentioned that makes it work.
posted by danb at 10:44 AM on July 31, 2008


The presentation feels a little flat, but I have to admit that the "I'm proud of you" at the end of Taking Time For Play got me.
posted by owtytrof at 11:02 AM on July 31, 2008


Yeah, you're right about that, owtytrof.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:45 PM on July 31, 2008


I don't know if it's just me, but I can't understand a word you're saying.
posted by puke & cry at 3:27 PM on July 31, 2008


Lorenzo Semple Jr. (writer for Batman '66) and producer Marcia Nasitir discuss The Dark Knight (youtube, 8 min.)
posted by Prospero at 5:41 PM on July 31, 2008


Why does Bruce Wayne not use his billions to create a private police/security force to patrol the scary places in Gotham? He clearly can't be in every alleyway in Gotham (of which there are apparently thousands, all of them dark and dank) so why doesn't he use some of his fortune to protect the citizens in an effective and efficient way?

He could stand for mayor, clean out corruption and privately donate to the police force and then utilise further donations to adequately address the accepted reasons for criminal behaviour. He could start youth clubs and have his pick of young "Robins" if he wanted.

Bruce Wayne is an idiot. He has billions of dollars and what does he do? Upgrade public transport infrastructure? Promote education in inner city areas? No. He buys a fucking hang glider in the shape of a bat, and then punches some people who will then get off in a court of law as he is not a member of any recognised law enforcement system.

What a tool.
posted by longbaugh at 9:53 AM on August 2, 2008


You lost me at "He buys a fucking hang glider in the shape of a bat, and then punches some people".

Well, actually you lost me at the W√ľnderkinde Fledermaus-Jugend, but c'mon! Bat-shaped hang-glider and punching vs. some pie in the sky rapid transit? Gimme a break!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:17 AM on August 2, 2008


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