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September 13, 2010 12:43 AM   Subscribe

A Short Film about Pringle of Scotland by David Shrigley (SLYT).
posted by misozaki (22 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is great.

AND OH MY GOD I WANT A PRINGLE JUMPER.
posted by koeselitz at 1:03 AM on September 13, 2010


Very good!
posted by DanCall at 1:25 AM on September 13, 2010


i like this one so much better but tilda makes me swoon
posted by PinkMoose at 1:31 AM on September 13, 2010


jumper is blue
posted by parmanparman at 1:33 AM on September 13, 2010


I remember the dowdy, long-wearing little Pringle sweaters of my childhood; despite the tone affected by the film, Pringle seems to be primarily high-end now, and largely made outside Scotland. And Burberry used to be a raincoat company, and Coach made bags distinguished by their quality, and I should just not think about it.
posted by Peach at 1:33 AM on September 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


Another recent animation of Shrigley's: An Important Message About the Arts.
posted by misteraitch at 2:24 AM on September 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hate sweaters. And I think all models should be thin and beautiful. And -- goat penis? But I love this ad.
posted by Faze at 3:16 AM on September 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I believe this post should carry the NSFW tag. Not only does it feature goat balls, big ticks and hard-rocking grannies, but a man leaves his bagpipe in the rain.

The video PinkMoose linked to has Tilda Swinton. That's not safe at any speed.
posted by chavenet at 3:23 AM on September 13, 2010


Wonderful!
And this would be a good chance to post a link to David Shrigley's "Don'ts" (I fantasize about an askme question to which this is the ultimate answer)
posted by rongorongo at 3:48 AM on September 13, 2010


The sweaters are, of course, shipped in bundles of ninety packed into large cylindrical cans.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 4:05 AM on September 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


That was damn funny. Me and the missus enjoyed it thoroughly. Of course she knew about Pringle, and of course I'd never heard of it. But they are now my favorite manufacturer of jumpers. I call them jumpers.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:23 AM on September 13, 2010


So good. I love that it was mostly pointless digressions.
Classic Shrigley. My wife and I mention this video every time my dad gets out his leaf blower (he loves that thing).
posted by Drab_Parts at 4:29 AM on September 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can confirm that it is fucking pissing it down in Scotland right now. I can only assume that the rest of the video is also completely accurate.
posted by dudekiller at 5:21 AM on September 13, 2010


That bagpipe in the rain is just waiting to be part of a Weird Al parody of that horrid, annoying dong about someone leaving a cake in the rain.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:43 AM on September 13, 2010


Oh my grandmother actually sent me a Pringles cardigan once.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:44 AM on September 13, 2010


That was super funny. I love my Pringle jumper, despite that it's full of holes and that it is not one, but two colors that look just awful on me. It has a lion on it!
posted by padraigin at 6:13 AM on September 13, 2010


Great stuff. Pringle got a real boost with a revival in the 70s/80s casual culture having struggled for a while.
posted by Abiezer at 11:12 AM on September 13, 2010


The knitters of my acquaintance have been raving over this one for months now -- probably one of the best online videos I've ever seen! There's an excellent book on the history of Pringle, by the way, if anyone's interested. I've got a copy and it's great.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:21 PM on September 13, 2010


I seem to be the only one who thought this was going to be about the potato chip...
posted by lauratheexplorer at 12:40 PM on September 13, 2010


They make far, far better jumpers than Doritos of Cambodia.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:48 PM on September 13, 2010


But Pringle of Scotland sweaters are now made in China, along with all the manky rubbish jumpers...:(
posted by jrochest at 6:10 PM on September 13, 2010


jrochest: “But Pringle of Scotland sweaters are now made in China, along with all the manky rubbish jumpers...:(”

Huh? No they're not. They're made in Scotland. I've looked everywhere on the internet, and I can't find one made in China; nor can I find any mention of them being made in China. Apparently you used to be able to get 'Pringle of Scotland' sweaters that were made in Italy if you went out of your way to buy them at Niemann Marcus, but that seems to have been a one-off thing.

Do you have a cite for this? I'd be interested.
posted by koeselitz at 6:55 PM on September 15, 2010


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