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David Bowie Standup. That is all.
posted by yellowbinder (45 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
You could link to the AV Club page where this originated, and maybe warn of the resizing for those who don't have No Script running.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:01 PM on September 22, 2010


I got to 2:07 before I got tired of wondering where the jokes were.
posted by shmegegge at 12:05 PM on September 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't even care if it's funny or not. I could listen to that sexy man's voice all day even if he was just reading the dictionary.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 12:09 PM on September 22, 2010


And I'm like, oh my God, I'm sixty four and I can't bake a pumpkin cake.

Don't listen to this if you cherish your memories of Ziggy Stardust.
posted by monospace at 12:12 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't even care if it's funny or not. I refuse to have my browser resized!
posted by saul wright at 12:12 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


David Bowie standup.
posted by penduluum at 12:13 PM on September 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


"It's a god awful small affair, am I right?"
posted by The Whelk at 12:13 PM on September 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


I would assume so, he's not that old.


(BREATHING SOUNDS BREATHING SOUNDS HEEP HOO HEEP HOO)
posted by boo_radley at 12:20 PM on September 22, 2010



wait, why does David Bowie live in an apartment.
posted by boo_radley at 12:21 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


wait, why does David Bowie live in an apartment.

Because the filthy, money-grubbing nanny state taxed all of his riches away.

Oh wait...wrong thread.
posted by NoMich at 12:23 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


> wait, why does David Bowie live in an apartment.

Probably because he hangs out in Manhattan a lot. I'm sure his apartment is 10 million times nicer than the average rat turd box that most Manhattanites cram into, and it's not like he doesn't have other real estate options.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:24 PM on September 22, 2010


...wait, why does David Bowie live in an apartment.

He actually says: "That's what the mortgage [$5,000] is. I don't know what the rent would be ... I play a pretty heavy mortgage to live in this place."
posted by ericb at 12:30 PM on September 22, 2010


I like it when the Spanish girl downstairs plays my Seventies stuff because she does it flamenco.

Try the veal.
posted by tigrefacile at 12:31 PM on September 22, 2010


*I pay a pretty heavy mortgage*
posted by ericb at 12:32 PM on September 22, 2010


and then Casey Afflick gets a subject for his next documentary
posted by victors at 12:38 PM on September 22, 2010


> He actually says: "That's what the mortgage [$5,000] is.

That would put his apartment around *only* $2 million or so. There certainly are far more expensive apartments in NYC.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:38 PM on September 22, 2010




I couldn't quite shake the feeling that it's not David Bowie at all, but rather a David Bowie impersonator. His voice just seems a little weaker and not as resonant as I've always heard it to be, even fairly recently. Would his health problems have had this effect? And oh my god, does it actually mean he's mortal after all? PLEASE GOD PLEASE GOD NO LET THE LEPER MESSIAH LIVE FOREVER!!!!
posted by scody at 12:39 PM on September 22, 2010


Well, I never!

Is this twitter account also fake? It's not "verified"...
posted by Burhanistan at 12:39 PM on September 22, 2010


(on non-preview: aha!! Vindicated! Am I an obsessive fan or what?)
posted by scody at 12:40 PM on September 22, 2010


Well it's no Stella Street alas
posted by fallingbadgers at 12:40 PM on September 22, 2010


I got to 2:07 before I got tired of wondering where the jokes were.
There's just the one joke. This isn't David Bowie. Excuse me for a moment, I think my sides have just split.
posted by MajorDundee at 12:45 PM on September 22, 2010


I don't know whether to be crushed or relieved.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:45 PM on September 22, 2010


huh, was so obviously an impression.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:47 PM on September 22, 2010


Oh God, that YT video embedded in that link hippybear found is AWESOME.
posted by maudlin at 1:01 PM on September 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Ziggy set a cake
(Batter and two tins of pumpkin)
In the oven to bake
And on his left hand
He wore a cool mitt
It was so textured, man
Hung on to that greased pan

But what was the gas mark?
And how long was the baking time?
Now he can't find his cookbook
And he went and touched the pan
And did he burn his sweet hand?
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 1:14 PM on September 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


Thread is now for mundane david bowie tasks in the form of David Bowie songs.
posted by boo_radley at 1:21 PM on September 22, 2010


Oh God, that YT video embedded in that link hippybear found is AWESOME.

It really, really is. "I want David Bowie! Please mummy!" "We do not negotiate with terrorists" "I WANT DAVID BOWIE!!!!" *cue David Bowie music* Awesome. I want David Bowie too.
posted by biscotti at 1:22 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think that little girl will probably leave her body behind for the astral plane when her parents finally buy a DVD of Labyrinth.
posted by hippybear at 1:32 PM on September 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I WANT DAVID BOWIE

*ch ch ch changesss*

8D
posted by starman at 1:33 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


huh, was so obviously an impression.

Reminded me of Ricky Gervais actually, except for the lack of funniness.
posted by philip-random at 1:34 PM on September 22, 2010


As we speak, Carlos Mencia is furiously scribbling down fresh Bowie material in his notebook.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:51 PM on September 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think that little girl will probably leave her body behind for the astral plane when her parents finally buy a DVD of Labyrinth.

To be fair, this happened to a lot of people.
posted by The Whelk at 1:55 PM on September 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I only got through about 2 1/2 minutes of it before I started to wonder what had happened to poor David Bowie that he suddenly couldn't get through one sentence without half a dozen "you knows" and "likes." I've been a fan for years and haved seen and heard lots of interviews with him over the years, and even during his coked-out days he was more articulate than this imposter.
posted by Oriole Adams at 1:56 PM on September 22, 2010


Thread is now for mundane david bowie tasks in the form of David Bowie songs.

The return of my clean white suit
From my local dry cleaners.
Here I find there's a missing button
There is some stuff still
Still stained on my trousers
Ugly tear
Driving back to the dry cleaners pronto
Here am I
Flashing my receipt to this old dude
He says "hey, you signed for it."
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:07 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


As to the little girl...

I think she's a fake too. Most David Bowie fans would have been pacified with Nick Cave as well.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:39 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Knew it was fake in the first 15 seconds. Cause... that's not his voice. I've heard him speaking many times (sadly, not directly to me or anything), and that was a passable impersonation. Oh, and he does live in an apartment, or rather a penthouse, on Lafayette St. He does more that hang out there... I'm pretty sure that's his primary residence these days... Bowie has been a New Yorker for a long time now.
posted by kimdog at 2:53 PM on September 22, 2010


Oh, and he does live in an apartment, or rather a penthouse, on Lafayette St.

In 1999 he did buy two penthouses at 285 Lafayette Street. At the same time he put his "never lived-in" loft at 704 Broadway on the market.

He and wife Imam used to also have an apartment in The Essex House which they put on the market in 2008.
posted by ericb at 3:19 PM on September 22, 2010


Of his many properties check out his house in Mustique.
posted by ericb at 3:24 PM on September 22, 2010


Yeah, c'mon, that's not his voice.

This is David Bowie-related standup.
posted by No-sword at 4:10 PM on September 22, 2010




Bowie did a little comedy routine in the introduction of the long video for Blue Jean. I'm not linking to it because it is lame. But I do like Bowie when he sings. Or does cameos in movies.
posted by ovvl at 5:03 PM on September 22, 2010


Of his many properties check out his house in Mustique.

I was just about to say how Duchampian it looks. Great minds think alike.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:28 PM on September 22, 2010


I want David Bowie! Please mummy!

I get the same thing from my three year old except it's Power to the People and Working Class Hero.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:15 PM on September 22, 2010


Lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame
posted by Sys Rq at 7:19 PM on September 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


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