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Batman gets pwned.

From the people who brought you Obama Girl.
posted by P.o.B. (57 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
*sigh*
posted by chillmost at 3:22 AM on February 12, 2009


Is it deliberate to post this shit when the mods are asleep?
posted by ClanvidHorse at 3:26 AM on February 12, 2009


Not only the video is not funny but it also is awfully unrealistic: batman can't get pwned.
posted by Memo at 3:30 AM on February 12, 2009


Not Funny? Sweet Jesus in funderwears. It's funny. Brilliant? No, but it's funny.

Or maybe - maybe *ahem* De gustibus non disputandum est.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:54 AM on February 12, 2009


wow. What fun for you.
posted by OrangeDrink at 3:54 AM on February 12, 2009


flagged as offensively un-funny.
posted by slater at 3:59 AM on February 12, 2009


Wow. I don't know when people started doing "XD" for "laughing," but I hate it.
posted by Curry at 4:01 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


The "XD" thing is a distinctly anime/Asian thing.
posted by Phire at 4:12 AM on February 12, 2009


It definitely is not. The anime/Asian smilies aren't sideways: ^-^ and so forth.

The best part was at the end, with Batman making horrible Bat-puns, and Alfred wincing.
posted by explosion at 4:18 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmm. Interesting theory. I'd always associated with that, I suppose, because I'd only ever seen it used by friends who were into the anime/Asian scene, though the whole sideways thing makes sense. >_>

sorry
posted by Phire at 4:28 AM on February 12, 2009


I liked it.
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks at 4:30 AM on February 12, 2009




Why, these folks have a whole BUNCH of not really funny videos to watch! C'mon everybody!
posted by orme at 4:36 AM on February 12, 2009


(>.<)
posted by gomichild at 4:37 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I WHUPPED BATMAN'S ASS!
I WHUPPED BATMAN'S ASS!
I WHUPPED BATMAN'S ASS!
I WHUPPED BATMAN'S ASS!
posted by mkb at 4:38 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


Flagged as "From the people who brought you Obama Girl."
posted by DU at 4:43 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Superman once wrote on the wall: "Batman is a wimp."

The next day Batman wrote: "Superman is Clark Kent."
posted by netbros at 4:43 AM on February 12, 2009 [6 favorites]


that was cute and funny, especially the lead's understatement.
posted by facetious at 4:44 AM on February 12, 2009


Shouldn't there be some sort of alarm on the mods' computers which gets progressively louder as the flags pile up? *Not suggesting this post fits into that category, but...
posted by gman at 4:45 AM on February 12, 2009


Actually, while the "Barely Funny" suite of internet comedy offerings is aggressively unfunny, this one actually made me smile. Perhaps because I just like Batman.
posted by DU at 4:46 AM on February 12, 2009


Calm down everyone, it was funny.

Batman looks kinda like this guy.
posted by creasy boy at 4:54 AM on February 12, 2009


Ha! I liked the part where Batman was playing a video game!
posted by ND¢ at 4:56 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


ND¢: Did you see he was playing himself, in a video game!??

ZANY!
posted by slater at 5:00 AM on February 12, 2009


Batshitinsane?
posted by lucidium at 5:04 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I want to get a set of pajamas like that for the next time I play. I wonder, do they have those feet things attached?
posted by eHegwer at 5:07 AM on February 12, 2009


Instead of throwing my snark hat into the ring about how much the video sucked (I thought it was funny, for the record, plus I've seen thinner SLYT posts), I'll attempt to derail the thread into talk of video games.

Mortal Kombat vs. DC, despite a somewhat goofy premise, is actually one of the better balanced and more fun MK games to have come out in recent years. I admit I may be biased, as I never found any of the 3D Mortal Kombat games to be terribly compelling.

I think one of the greatest joys came from this game, when hanging out with my roomies on Christmas eve, popping in the game for the first time and upon character selection, hearing "BATMAN" boom out of the stereo in that MK announcer voice.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:19 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I want to see a video of "pwned" getting pwned.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:27 AM on February 12, 2009


I recommend we use this thread to post videos we personally think are funny, while knowing that few if anyone will agree.

I'll start.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:27 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


After watching the video I hit the back button and I was surprised to find that I wasn't on digg
posted by I Foody at 5:30 AM on February 12, 2009


MSPT, I know nothing of the anime in your video, but I love any reference to "I learned it by watching you!"
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:38 AM on February 12, 2009


Heh, I'll go next (and I liked it - I have a soft spot for SLYT posts. And bad bat-puns).
posted by grippycat at 6:07 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Shouldn't there be some sort of alarm on the mods' computers which gets progressively louder as the flags pile up? *Not suggesting this post fits into that category, but...
posted by gman at 12:45 PM on February 12 [+] [!]


There is. But that question belongs in Metatalk.
posted by vacapinta at 6:10 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


The one redeeming part of the video is the manwich.
posted by m0nm0n at 6:17 AM on February 12, 2009


After watching the video I hit the back button and I was surprised to find that I wasn't on digg

I'm still expecting the "Is this the best of the web?" guy to also show up...wait...wait for it...stay on target...

(P.S. ClanvidHorse: Unclench)
posted by P.o.B. at 6:18 AM on February 12, 2009


Oh, c'mon. I l'ed, if not specifically ol.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 6:26 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


SO unfunny it made angry. Now I need to go find something to break. Thanks.
posted by photoslob at 6:27 AM on February 12, 2009


It made me forget the horrible crushing agony of existence, brought on by our inhumanity to each other and casual indifference to the consequences of our actions, not to mention the cruel acts we deliberately perpetuate on each other every day. For a couple minutes.
posted by ardgedee at 6:36 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


XD means laughing? I always thought it meant "cross-dresser."

I guess I'll have to stop using it so much.
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:47 AM on February 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


That was funny. "That's what I did to Lois last night."
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:52 AM on February 12, 2009


Too long by half, but not a horrible idea. I liked "Yeah right like I'd punch Superman."

Shouldn't there be some sort of alarm on the mods' computers which gets progressively louder as the flags pile up?

I assume they have a dashboard of some kind already, but an alert seems really easy to do, especially if it sends out a quick SMS or something. That's how server monitors work, after all.

They probably have this already. Otherwise 3am crap would never get deleted.

Oh wait.
posted by rokusan at 6:59 AM on February 12, 2009


XD means laughing? I always thought it meant "cross-dresser." I guess I'll have to stop using it so much.

It's laughworthy because you look ridiculous in that skirt, man.
posted by rokusan at 7:00 AM on February 12, 2009


It'll take about two seconds for someone to mashup this with the Christian Bale recording.

Just wait. (^_^)
posted by bwg at 7:23 AM on February 12, 2009


See, I get that it is spelled 'pwned' but I always thought it was still pronounced 'owned'.
Some internet words were never meant to be spoken.
posted by geekyguy at 7:32 AM on February 12, 2009


I assume they have a dashboard of some kind already

I was nunder the impression it was a belt they wore when they were "on."

And creasy boy I owe you a beer - J.K.Simmons, totally.
posted by From Bklyn at 7:33 AM on February 12, 2009


It might've been funny, but I couldn't tell from the glare popping off the horrible rubber-inyl Batsuit.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:34 AM on February 12, 2009


The video was lame, but damn does that seem like a good premise for a game. I wish video games weren't so damned expensive these days, I would love to try it.
posted by paisley henosis at 7:34 AM on February 12, 2009


I loved it. Batman plays like I do. He's a mature man, a little too old to really get the controls. A mix of boredom, resignation, and controlled seething rage when he tries to do up/up/X/down and instead of awesome he just gets fucked for the 46th time.

Poor batman.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:38 AM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Come on! That was good!"
posted by webmutant at 8:02 AM on February 12, 2009


I agree geekyguy, I will stick to pronouncing it 'owned'. Also, I will not say 'I loled', 'I rolfed' or 'I omged'. That way you will able to identify me as an old person through my speech.
posted by asok at 9:08 AM on February 12, 2009


I thought it was almost as funny as those "I"m a Marvel, I"m a PC" vids.
posted by ericbop at 9:09 AM on February 12, 2009


I liked it. It was better than Cats. I'd watch it again and again.
posted by moonbiter at 10:28 AM on February 12, 2009


Punching yourself in the balls is better than Cats.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 10:35 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think Marisa may be on to something here. After watching her video, I went back and watched the Batman one again and, lo and behold, it was funny this time.
posted by JaredSeth at 11:12 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


geekyguy sez: See, I get that it is spelled 'pwned' but I always thought it was still pronounced 'owned'.

I spend a little too much time online, gaming, etc, and I can tell you that it's definitely pronounced "owned" and anyone who says otherwise is a johnny-come-lately/poseur. The word's been around for a while, but I would suggest the very popular web video series Pure Pwnage, the first episode of which came out in 2004, is largely responsible for its spread to the wider web. They are very clear that the proper pronunciation is "ownage", and that anyone who disagrees (insert generic homosexuality-related gamer insult).
posted by thedaniel at 6:39 PM on February 12, 2009


I believe rules of standard usage dictate they be pronounced "prawn", "prawned" and "prawnage".
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:52 PM on February 12, 2009


I spend a little too much time online, gaming, etc, and I can tell you that it's definitely pronounced "owned" and anyone who says otherwise is a johnny-come-lately/poseur.

Pshaw.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:53 PM on February 12, 2009


Two points to consider in favor of this video:

1. Batman's voice is the Bale-Batman's. "Swear to MEEEEEE!!!!"

2. The gesture of including both a giant penny (of sorts) and a light-up Bat-phone.

...Also, seriously, I love me some Bat-puns.
posted by unregistered_animagus at 10:21 AM on February 14, 2009


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