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Dan Deacon does not do acid.
July 15, 2009 6:06 PM   Subscribe

Not Ever, No Way: Dan Deacon does NOT do acid.
posted by azarbayejani (44 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not my chair. Not my problem.
posted by josher71 at 6:14 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


everichon does not do warm wine enemas.
posted by everichon at 6:15 PM on July 15, 2009


I was hanging with Dan this weekend, we both performed at Whartscape.

He's a nice dude, but I don't see why this is a fpp.
posted by cloeburner at 6:15 PM on July 15, 2009


Cloeburner, this is very popular among my friends. So, perhaps it has wide ranging FPP-worthiness.
posted by josher71 at 6:20 PM on July 15, 2009


The original content is actually...not funny. Which makes the secondary source...useless. And you probably can guess how I feel about the existence of this thread.
posted by hal_c_on at 6:20 PM on July 15, 2009


Please explain to me how this is funny and/or psychedelic? If it is popular, ... why?
posted by not_on_display at 6:29 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Some context would be awesome.
posted by photoslob at 6:30 PM on July 15, 2009


Here's a link to what purports to be his actual statement. It doesn't appear to exist any more at his myspace page. Seem's a perfectly reasonable statement to me. I've always found that "oh my god, he must have been sooooo high when he wrote/painted/animated that" line pretty moronic, myself.
posted by yoink at 6:31 PM on July 15, 2009


If you're gonna go all Dan Deacon on us, don't forget to include Ultimate Reality.
posted by orme at 6:34 PM on July 15, 2009


Does Dan Deacon Do Drugs?

Don't Doubt It?

Or Don't Doubt Dan?
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:38 PM on July 15, 2009


This video tries too hard and isn't funny. Just like Sarah Silverman, who recommends you watch the video
posted by crayz at 6:45 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


If, like not_on_display, you're wondering if you need a trucker hat, thick glasses, and an undeniable urge to fuck electronic instruments with your mind to care about Dan Deacon or what, check out this older post on him. Trust in the jujujive.
posted by carsonb at 6:51 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you, carsonb. BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG is pretty awesome. And it explains why this is popular. ...Still don't think this one has anything to do with LSD or funny, though.
posted by not_on_display at 6:59 PM on July 15, 2009


It's popular because my friends and I thought that it was a recording of a real guy from Long Island tripping on LSD. We then thought that someone had made an animation to go along with it. And, yeah, we just thought it was funny.
posted by josher71 at 7:02 PM on July 15, 2009


Best Christopher Walken impression yet!
posted by steef at 7:06 PM on July 15, 2009


This video, like seashells, always makes me happy.
posted by mimi at 7:14 PM on July 15, 2009


Dan Deacon deserves more love than this.
posted by munchingzombie at 7:16 PM on July 15, 2009


That was horribly unfunny. Awful stuff.
posted by defenestration at 7:36 PM on July 15, 2009


faggot indian in a teepee?

charming.
posted by sexyrobot at 7:45 PM on July 15, 2009


If, like not_on_display, you're wondering if you need a trucker hat, thick glasses, and an undeniable urge to fuck electronic instruments with your mind to care about Dan Deacon or what, check out this older post on him. Trust in the jujujive.

Thanks for the background. Wikipedia Him

Maybe everyone would care more if they knew how this guy spends all the free time he has while he's not, you know, doing acid? Or why its significant that he has to defend against allegations that he does?
posted by tastydonuts at 7:57 PM on July 15, 2009


Is this thread something I would have to be a Freemason to understand?
posted by everichon at 8:13 PM on July 15, 2009


Unexpected non sequitur delivered matter-of-factly!
posted by defenestration at 8:19 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


For the stuff that gets posted here under the auspices of humor, I'm amazed to see such a negative reaction to this. Because in my estimation, "Mr. Walkway, Mr. 'Walk-Down-Me I'm the walk way'. Lead me to the building. Fuck you." might be the greatest sentence ever constructed in any language.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
posted by Pastabagel at 8:25 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dan Deacon is like those shows that make me turn off WFMU.
posted by unmake at 8:28 PM on July 15, 2009


>Wikipedia Him

Dan Deacon grew up on Long Island at a time when the local ska scene was burgeoning.


Holy FUCK! Done! Thanks for the warning!
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:10 PM on July 15, 2009


It's popular because my friends and I thought that it was a recording of a real guy from Long Island tripping on LSD. We then thought that someone had made an animation to go along with it. And, yeah, we just thought it was funny.

I thought it was funny for the same reason and am disappointed to learn otherwise. I saw it and thought of Nick Park's Creature Comforts.
posted by Bort at 9:31 PM on July 15, 2009


This video tries too hard and isn't funny.

You don't like the lighthouse, you suck.
posted by HumuloneRanger at 9:56 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Actually he was eating rotisserie chicken.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:46 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


How does this not have a seahorse tag?

Seahorses, forever.
posted by cloax at 11:58 PM on July 15, 2009


Maybe everyone would care more if they knew how this guy spends all the free time he has while he's not, you know, doing acid? Or why its significant that he has to defend against allegations that he does?

Cos he's like "I'm so imaginative and creative and wacky, I don't need acid to think up this sort of stuff on the fly".
posted by kersplunk at 2:46 AM on July 16, 2009


It's not Dan Deacon who trips. It's Liam Lynch who's into drugs. Sifl & Olly anyone?
posted by dortmunder at 3:21 AM on July 16, 2009


yay Baltimore! i thought mefites were more hip than this...
posted by Shike at 4:44 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Deputy Dan has no friends.
posted by Spatch at 5:15 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


i thought mefites were more hip than this...

Lol. Lesson learned--two things metafilter doesn't do well are music and comedy-- put them together and you get the perfect storm of obliviousness. Mr. WalkonmeImaWalkway. No chance.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:25 AM on July 16, 2009


See, it's possible to appreciate Dan Deacon and get this completely and still think it's not funny. I even dig things that are along the same vein; this one just lacks the lifeblood necessary to make it live. It's totally one-note and lazy. For me, it just doesn't hit -- it feels like an approximation based on a particular—and already well-mined—aesthetic.

Also, the idea that there's something off with naysayers because they don't think it's funny and those who are hip do is, well, much funnier than this video could ever aspire to be.


Anyway, I'm gonna go datamosh a video of spiraling falafel sandwiches with videos of gameplay from NBA Jam Tournament Edition and dub over some tongue-in-cheek electronic music to regain my cred.
posted by defenestration at 7:17 AM on July 16, 2009


I agree this is much less funny if it is just Dan Deacon riffing on his couch in a fake accent. However, when you don't know that, it's pretty fucking hilarious.
posted by josher71 at 7:54 AM on July 16, 2009


The funny is the lack of context, really. Fidalisk barndt!
posted by functionequalsform at 8:57 AM on July 16, 2009


If anyone in the world still did acid, then nobody would be asking if he was on acid when he made this.
If only he and more people WERE on acid , things might be more interesting.
posted by Liquidwolf at 9:27 AM on July 16, 2009


Crystal Cat. yes, it's something you'd have to get UTTER FUCKING AWESOME to understand.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:41 AM on July 16, 2009


I've been watching this video at least a couple times a week for the past month. While I'm not convinced it's FPP-worthy (I was gonna post it, but decided against it), it cracks me up every time.

My first guess was that it was a schizophrenic guy watching television, then I heard about it being a guy tripping on acid (watching television?). At no time did I believe it was scripted.
posted by Rykey at 1:39 PM on July 16, 2009


This is poo.
posted by joe defroster at 6:30 PM on July 16, 2009


warm wine enemas

no
posted by zinfandel at 8:05 PM on July 16, 2009


“Metafilter: Trust in the jujujive.”

(Deacon is right about one thing: lighthouses rule.)
posted by LeLiLo at 1:35 PM on July 18, 2009


I just want to point out that the following link is the finest music video ever created.
posted by _aa_ at 6:58 PM on July 18, 2009


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