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September 28, 2008 2:41 AM   Subscribe

Dancefloor Dale (autoplaying music video) — NSFW after 1:05, and never safe for epilleptics.

SFW Intro on YouTube | Polite Dance Song has been featured here before | More Tim & Eric posts…

dancefloordale.com is the home of the project, I didn't make it the main link as the video-preview image is spoilerish.
posted by blasdelf (42 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
The internet has hit a new (boring) low.
posted by Hildegarde at 2:52 AM on September 28, 2008


not great
posted by bystander at 3:01 AM on September 28, 2008


do not want
posted by clearly at 3:14 AM on September 28, 2008


bumpin uglies
posted by longsleeves at 3:14 AM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Please enjoy the pallas cats while a moderater is reached.
posted by longsleeves at 3:18 AM on September 28, 2008


Good 'ol Warp and their prediliction for the boo-tay.

Thanks for this!
posted by theCroft at 3:22 AM on September 28, 2008


So, that's what happens when you give 13 year old boys an animation package, an internet connection and a shit load of cash, right?
posted by twine42 at 3:33 AM on September 28, 2008


Ouch! Doctors suggest getting a tetanus vaccination every ten years. A tetanus booster shot may be required if a wound is deep or dirty.
posted by netbros at 3:34 AM on September 28, 2008


Dear post-ironic culture.

OK, guise, I think we we need to have an intervention. I know that the speed and power of communication has made everything easier, but...
variety of humor and satire. Some of it vulgar, some of it subtle. But... uh, shit... I'm sorry. There isn't a gentle way to put this. And yes, I know I may sound hesitant, but what you are attempting is actually difficult, so, good for you on that point.

But really.


STOP RUINING EVERYTHING.


YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.

KTHXBAI
posted by louche mustachio at 3:37 AM on September 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


I meant to say I was raised on a variety of humor and satire.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:39 AM on September 28, 2008


There are many aficionados of the batshitinsane tag. There are things and people in this world that are so far gone, we are surprised by their actual existance.

On behalf of other batshitinsane subscribers, I'd like to clear up the difference between 'batshitinsane' and 'insane'

Batshitinsane:
Timecube
Man for Young Girl to Become My Wife
Orbital Mind Control Lasers and tinfoil hats
Morgellon's Disease

Insane:
The Insane Clown Posse
The song "Insane in the Membrane"
Extreme Championship Wrestling


... it's not just a matter of degree. Note that the posted video is a project by warp records. It is intended for consumption as "insane" which means it is "insane-as-expression". It has to be meant in earnest for it to reach the batshitinsane level.
posted by cotterpin at 4:26 AM on September 28, 2008 [11 favorites]


Indeed. It is not "batshitinsane" If y'all are sitting around coming up with something "INSANE" on purpose. That is not how insane works, and that is not what it does. "Batshit insane" has a kind of untouchable magic that is utterly absent from,OH BOY LOOK AT US WE ARE CRAZY AND RANDOM AND SO FUUUUNNNNNYYYYY!!!"
posted by louche mustachio at 4:33 AM on September 28, 2008


Tim and Eric. It's not funny, great job!, Clark & Michael, Get out, share the memories.

Wake me up for something new.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:55 AM on September 28, 2008


Indeed. It is not "batshitinsane" If y'all are sitting around coming up with something "INSANE" on purpose. That is not how insane works

I have to agree with this definition of batshitinsane. It's wrong if you're batshitinsane because you want to be batshitinsane. In fact, that's just batshitinsane.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:03 AM on September 28, 2008


I wanna tell you a little secret.

Being batshitinsane is just like being in love. No one needs to tell you you are in love, you just know it. Through and through. Balls to bones.
posted by sambosambo at 5:37 AM on September 28, 2008


or balls to butt
posted by C17H19NO3 at 5:50 AM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Tim and Eric are also in the new Ben Folds, and it is also not batshitinsane.
posted by Remy at 6:47 AM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


balls to chin is also a popular alternative
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:50 AM on September 28, 2008


They did it!
posted by I Foody at 8:17 AM on September 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


wow.
posted by empath at 8:31 AM on September 28, 2008


I don't get it. Just like every other Tim and Eric-related thing ever.

Hey you kids -- get off the lawn! Stuff costs more than it used to! In my day, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them!
posted by giraffe at 8:35 AM on September 28, 2008


I'm shocked this hasn't been deleted yet.
posted by Hildegarde at 8:36 AM on September 28, 2008


Post-ironic? It looks a lot like a regular ironic mindset to me, people are just laughing at others who look or act weird so that they (the laughers) can feel smugly superior. They don't actually LIKE this as a performance, they don't put this on their iPoddim or anything like that. True post-irony is actually liking this stuff, finding artistic value in it and so on, which is impossible.

The truly post-ironic are the ones at the opera and the ballet, appreciating the intensity of the performance and the performers, not worrying about whether it's cool or not, not worrying about whether the Dickies-and-Dunhills set approves. Post-irony means you enjoy things for what they are, not just for what they stand for. I post-ironically/non-ironically enjoy Bruce Springsteen (not Born in the USA though), for example. So please don't glorify this claptrap as post-ironic; it is mean and racist, and worse yet, dorkist. It is a point-and-laugh spectacle, and it doesn't even take the effort to make itself an intelligible parody or satire.
posted by Mister_A at 8:39 AM on September 28, 2008


my head never hurts so early in the morning like it does right myxlplx...
posted by artof.mulata at 9:41 AM on September 28, 2008


WTF. I am blind now. Thanks, eh.
posted by illiad at 9:53 AM on September 28, 2008


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posted by Zambrano at 10:07 AM on September 28, 2008


Tim and Eric are also in the new Ben Folds , and it is also not batshitinsane.

You know, I like Ben Folds just fine, but that song would mostly just be okay without Regina Spektor singing the backups. What actually makes the song is Regina Spektor hissing "at all" at the end of the chorus. That is what propels the song to greatness. Though the video's not particularly impressive.

Wait, what are we talking about in this thread?
posted by Caduceus at 10:14 AM on September 28, 2008


Tim and Eric are also in the new Ben Folds

On this showing, I'm expecting to see them in the new Ben Dover. (NSFW either)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:22 AM on September 28, 2008


Since it looks like we're turning into that kind of community, I hereby suggest nuking the linked website from orbit (it's the only way to be sure).
posted by ghost of a past number at 10:58 AM on September 28, 2008


It's the guy in Cameo.

And your mom.
posted by pracowity at 11:03 AM on September 28, 2008


Mister_A: Alright, so you didn't like the video. But why is it racist?
posted by tehloki at 11:24 AM on September 28, 2008


True post-irony is actually liking this stuff, finding artistic value in it and so on, which is impossible.

Why is it impossible?

Post-irony means you enjoy things for what they are, not just for what they stand for.

I actually enjoy this video for what it is.
posted by naju at 11:42 AM on September 28, 2008


I think this is opening up possibilities for new artistic expression, and in the future we'll look back on this as a seminal work.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:42 PM on September 28, 2008


(casually erases this from his personal cosmology)
posted by Samizdata at 12:58 PM on September 28, 2008


I think this is opening up possibilities for new artistic expression, and in the future we'll look back on this as a seminal work.

At least I'm glad I turned it off before the seminal part.
posted by ghost of a past number at 1:02 PM on September 28, 2008


No sir, I don't like it.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:24 PM on September 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Post-irony means you enjoy things for what they are, not just for what they stand for. I post-ironically/non-ironically enjoy Bruce Springsteen (not Born in the USA though), for example.

Sweet! That means my beard is post-ironic.
posted by Caduceus at 2:21 PM on September 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


This would be a great post on fark. "Man dances thru psychedelia to mate with the woman in his dreams"
posted by lee at 3:16 PM on September 28, 2008


Sorry, as a piece of art I have to say I like this. To me it just cuts through all the bullshit in most hip-hop videos and gets down to business.
posted by crapmatic at 4:39 PM on September 28, 2008


(would be MUCH better as an actual hip-hop song rather than techno, i.e. needs work)
posted by crapmatic at 4:40 PM on September 28, 2008


I love it.

All you haters hate.
posted by mildred-pitt at 7:18 PM on September 28, 2008


I didn't really like it at first, but then I thought, if I was gonna put some amateur porn up on the internet, this is the fucking amateur porn I want.
posted by afu at 8:18 PM on September 28, 2008


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