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"We only smash stuff outside." A SLYT illustrating the perils of mixing art and Judge Judy.
posted by roger ackroyd (28 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
While the ending is the best part, you sort of need the full video for the full crazy.

Here's Hipster Runoff's take on it, some discussion in the comments that these are known hipsters who faked the whole thing for meme exposure. The absence of evidence of a cat, dead or alive (Schrodinger's hipster?), might serve to back that up.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:41 PM on February 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


At least none of them had a moustache.
posted by MidAtlantic at 12:43 PM on February 28, 2010


Teeth Mountain v. Shams
posted by gubo at 12:44 PM on February 28, 2010


Keyboard cat?
posted by longsleeves at 12:57 PM on February 28, 2010


Yeah Baltimore Hipsters! Frank Zappa would be proud.
posted by stbalbach at 1:00 PM on February 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think Zappa would hate these people.
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead at 1:01 PM on February 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Your more hip then me.
posted by stbalbach at 1:04 PM on February 28, 2010


Do you think that I creep in the night
And sleep in a phone booth?
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead at 1:07 PM on February 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


some discussion in the comments that these are known hipsters who faked the whole thing for meme exposure.

My friend knows these kids. It is a prank.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:23 PM on February 28, 2010


"...It seems like because they are ‘gay’, we can safely say that they are not ‘hipsters’..."

Uh, so there are no gay hipsters, ever? Did anyone else know that hipsters were so homophobic? Or is there something here that I need to know way more about hipsters to understand?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 1:28 PM on February 28, 2010


Pretty sure they're not gay, too. I think the "defendant" and the "accuser" are bandmates / a couple... dunno about the witness.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:31 PM on February 28, 2010


...I liked it. Then again biker/hippie roommate hit some weird nerve center in my brain by activating so many turn-offs at once I found myself completely enraptured.
posted by The Whelk at 1:33 PM on February 28, 2010


I've slept with all four of those people (not at the same time) and three of them insist it's a hoax. Andy (guy in green) says it's real. Everyone who knows him thinks his whole life is ridiculous, though.

Their inspiration was BLaB (Bruce La Bruce) who in the 90s was asked to appear on a day time show like Maury or something like that and instead, Bruce sent a drag queen to be him--one who knew nothing about film or filmmaking (Bruce is a filmmaker) who just made shit up. Was pretty funny for people who knew Bruce.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 1:38 PM on February 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I've slept with all four of those people

Ok, maybe they are gay/bi/whatevs.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:40 PM on February 28, 2010


I'm sorry- I'm fidgety.
posted by squalor at 1:41 PM on February 28, 2010


I fully support the use of these shows for the purposes of comedy sketches.
posted by The Whelk at 1:51 PM on February 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


What's astounding to me is that there are people collecting Judge Judy episodes on YouTube. Starts to explain where the 1200 extabytes come from.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 2:28 PM on February 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Frank Zappa John Waters would be proud.

Fixed that for me.
posted by stbalbach at 2:33 PM on February 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've slept with all four of those people (not at the same time) and three of them insist it's a hoax.

Well I got a blow job from the cat, and Mouser insists that it's all true.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:49 PM on February 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


Looks like the woman's band, Teeth Mountain, is playing at Death by Audio in Brooklyn tonight.
posted by Drab_Parts at 3:11 PM on February 28, 2010


I totally think I dated* glasses-guy or his doppleganger when I was 19.

* for certain values of date
posted by The Whelk at 4:31 PM on February 28, 2010


That was a dick move your honor.

Yelling at an anxious and fidgety person to stand still is going to be more than a little counter productive. Furthermore, the fact that the whole thing is being taped for TV makes it extra cruel. Certainly anyone who has an anxiety disorder or nervous ticks would be advised to think twice before appearing on television, but that doesn't exempt this judge from basic human decency.

(yes, yes, it may have been a stunt, but Judy didn't know that.)
posted by lucasks at 7:34 PM on February 28, 2010


but that doesn't exempt this judge from basic human decency.


You don't watch Judge Judy a lot do you?
posted by The Whelk at 7:36 PM on February 28, 2010


Pack of morons.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:21 PM on February 28, 2010


Can it be a meme if its more or less an in joke?

For example, I'm skipping through the "blu-lips" and I click on this enticing "smash things outside" (slyt) post. As I watch I recognize the Judge Judy show credits, which brings to mind the phenomenon of quasi-reality tv shows like it, that appear to let viewers in on "real things" and "real processes" (I do not know what word to use here, besides "real"). Otherwise I don't watch Judge Judy or the reality tvs. No meme here, I think. Just some nutties, and a green-shirted guy who seems a little too circumspect about the whole experience. It's funny though. But is that funniness just because of the meme of "idiots being idiots on tv, and not knowing that they're idiots, or even if they do know they're idiots, they're so far in to the idiotic situation that they can't manage to get out and not look like idiots." Maybe? Am I getting this?

Then I check out the comments and read that, oh my! predictably, wonderfully, it's all a set-up. A joke. On tv. On me. On Judy. Heeheeheeee! I really like this now! Everybody's poking and wink-winking. Except its really only funny if, somewhere, out there, I KNOW that someone's just watching it, NOT getting it -- the "doesn't poor Judy have to put up with a lot of numbskulls" shmuck (who would've been me if I had been watching Judy on the TV, rather than on YT at the behest of a MeFi poster) -- AND that I know that that shmuck is no longer ME. But really it just barely was!

So, just trying to understand the meme-ishness of it, and other things like it: Is it a meme if it's just an ironic ploy for attention? Richard Dawkins, who coined the term, said that we needed a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. So this escapade fits the "unit of imitation" part, but how does it become a unit of cultural transmission? Ohhh! I know. The internets!

Shit. You know what, forget it. I'm sorry for taking your time. I meme it.
posted by kneecapped at 9:45 PM on February 28, 2010


Oops: first "its" should be "it's". That's probably another Blue memeeee.
posted by kneecapped at 9:46 PM on February 28, 2010


They all did it for the free plane tickets to LA.
posted by wcfields at 10:03 PM on February 28, 2010


Oh sweet baby Jesus, that was good. Bravo to them for pulling it off so well!
posted by nevafeva at 11:22 PM on March 1, 2010


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