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October 30, 2008 9:05 AM   Subscribe

SLYT. From the creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, NC Neighbors, Vote 08 (NSFW).

Gave me a chuckle!!
posted by pearlybob (28 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Huh. Kind of a weird juxtaposition of earnestness and snark. Particularly at the end. Anyway, this North Carolinian is off to the polls this afternoon. I'll let y'all know if I see any bearded hog farmers there.
posted by Rangeboy at 9:10 AM on October 30, 2008


We're sorry, this video is no longer available.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:11 AM on October 30, 2008


No, it's still there. I agree Rangeboy, kind of an odd little piece, but funny.
posted by pearlybob at 9:13 AM on October 30, 2008


It's still there, and kind of funny. There are lots of videos like this up on you tube. This one is slick and full of famous people. (There are a bunch of 5 Friends videos actually.)
posted by chunking express at 9:18 AM on October 30, 2008


Misanthropes for Obama?
posted by jaduncan at 9:23 AM on October 30, 2008


Weird, now it's playing for me. Ah well.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:31 AM on October 30, 2008


Nice tags.
posted by rokusan at 9:31 AM on October 30, 2008


You can tell their hearts weren't in the bits where they tried to be fair and balanced and include a reference to hollywood liberals.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:34 AM on October 30, 2008


The way I look at it, most people are bozos who have no idea what they're voting for or why. This video doesn't brighten that viewpoint any.

I enjoyed it anyhow.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:34 AM on October 30, 2008


Needs more MC Pee Pants.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 9:34 AM on October 30, 2008


Hey, not a bad reason to vote. Especially if you're from North Carolina!
posted by birdhaus at 9:34 AM on October 30, 2008


IMO the best vote video so far.
posted by photoslob at 9:46 AM on October 30, 2008 [5 favorites]


Dittoing middleclasstool: We're sorry, this video is no longer available.
posted by schwa at 9:49 AM on October 30, 2008


Those were real people, talking about real things. I could relate. I had ham the other day.
posted by doctorschlock at 9:51 AM on October 30, 2008


honestly, i liked all of the videos put up so far. that wassup one was really surprisingly good.
posted by shmegegge at 10:01 AM on October 30, 2008


Yeah why was this taken down? Censorism!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:02 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Way to go ATHF guys, this is impressively well done and touching despite the degenerates in the middle of it. I don't think they overdid it, and they certainly got their point across.
posted by hellslinger at 10:03 AM on October 30, 2008


The City of Boston TOLD YOU these guys were terrorists
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:16 AM on October 30, 2008


But which vote are they trying to get out? Heh! Have to see which blogs link to video to know. We can do that now with shiftingthedebate.com

Great way to find cool videos.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:24 AM on October 30, 2008


Oh, this 5 friends video has the choice quote: I can do anything. I was in a boy band.
posted by chunking express at 10:41 AM on October 30, 2008


that's certainly a choice quote, but the real clincher for me was Neil Patrick Harris saying "I vote because for the first time I'm in love and I want it to count." fucker nearly had me in tears.
posted by shmegegge at 11:12 AM on October 30, 2008


I voted in NC this week because dancing is forbidden, and I want it to stay that way.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 11:17 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


shmegegge, yeah, at the half way point it gets serious, and I think does a good job of things. Also, Harrison Ford is almost too charming.
posted by chunking express at 11:22 AM on October 30, 2008


i don't get it.

i watch these videos and they make me cringe. it's like watching the propaganda hit parade. i do believe in a responsible and productive electorate and a mandate to participate, but when do we get that?

as long as there's the reality of the fpp's vid still lurking how do we find a way to not curse the electoral process? education is a necessity in the construction and maintenance of a functioning democracy. and when it is lacking then how does our vote count?

if you can't tell the difference between the lies and the truth that we get fed on a daily basis from the canditorial machinery then how can your vote be anything except a waste of yor time, your freedom and our possibilities?

i'm not cynical. this is what gets my dumb ass up and out there. it's what makes me want to participate. it also makes me feel bewildered that people take these guys so seriously who run for the top leadership role in this country. the confusion i experience in public political debate with other americans doesn't inspire me to vote, but to make sure that we know what the heck we're voting for and to try to explain that the vote isn't the real option when your options are so clearly delineated into a straight jacket vs anti-psycho pills context.

watching the 'don't vote' videos just made want to cry. god, my morning might now be ruined. i need a hug and a plane ticket to a utopian tropical paradise.
posted by artof.mulata at 11:56 AM on October 30, 2008


The video linked in photoslob's comment is amazing. If anybody happens to read this comment but not his, go watch it. I don't even live in the states and it really struck a chord with me.
posted by tehloki at 12:00 PM on October 30, 2008


tehloki: that video that photoslob linked was itself a FPP here just a few days ago.
posted by hincandenza at 12:37 PM on October 30, 2008


I cancel out my neighbors with 5000 watts of Rock and Roll.
posted by clearly at 1:19 PM on October 30, 2008


I voted for Obama last weekend, and was quickly cancelled out by everyone else in town.
posted by nola at 3:41 PM on October 30, 2008


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