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November 24, 2010 9:39 AM   Subscribe

Hair whip dance-off: Linda Blair versus Frostie the cockatoo. Related, previously.
posted by hermitosis (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
That Linda Blair video is perfect.

Needs moar Corpse.
posted by griphus at 9:42 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


That dumb song is much catchier than a song by a 10 year old about whipping your hair has any reason to be.

Anyway, here's a bunch of dogs whipping their hair
posted by codacorolla at 9:56 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wish Optimus Chyme were here. He'd be so mad.
posted by functionequalsform at 10:02 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha, that "Related" thread has me linking to one of my favorite dancing birds ever.

Less hair whipping and more head-banging, that's what I'm here for.
posted by quin at 10:05 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is how I know I'm old: Apparently there is this whole Thing about whipping your hair around that I guess was started by some kid who does songs or videos or something, and apparently this Thing has gotten so big that Jimmy Fallon is imitating Neil Young imitating the kid, and it's big enough to get Springsteen involved in it, and the whole audience gets the joke and Metafilter makes a post about it and everyone gets the joke and now there's a whole bunch of parody videos of the hair whipping Thing I guess and I don't know how long this has been going on but somehow, even though I've always considered myself to be a pretty big consumer of pop culture, and not only do I own a TV but I watch that goddamn thing as if it's a newborn baby in a bathtub with a toaster next to it, I had no idea that this Thing even existed until I started poking around to see why everyone was suddenly talking about hair whipping.

And this sort of thing happens to me Every. Single. Day.
posted by bondcliff at 10:12 AM on November 24, 2010 [22 favorites]


That dumb song is much catchier than a song by a 10 year old about whipping your hair has any reason to be.

I KNOW. Whenever I hear it, my brain starts singing along. When I realize what has happened, my eyes glaze red and I wake up days later, usually naked, occasionally surrounded by mutilated cattle.

I guess I'm trying to say that I really hate the fact that I enjoy this song.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 10:12 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is how I know I'm old

Imagine how your grandparents felt when suddenly everyone was suddenly all like, doing the Twist and shit.
posted by hermitosis at 10:16 AM on November 24, 2010


...not only do I own a TV but I watch that goddamn thing as if it's a newborn baby in a bathtub with a toaster next to it...

Did a Mefite just openly admit to owning and watching a television?

...we no longer need the other subjects. The time for study is over. Shut it down! Shut it down forever!
posted by griphus at 10:21 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's not a dumb song, it's a great song.
posted by fire&wings at 10:21 AM on November 24, 2010


It's not a dumb song, it's a great song.

It's pop music! The two are not only not mutually exclusive, but joined at the hip.
posted by griphus at 10:22 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


And this sort of thing happens to me Every. Single. Day.

Looks like someone needs to teach you how to dougie.
posted by codacorolla at 10:24 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did a Mefite just openly admit to owning and watching a television?

I watch TV way more than I should. If that makes me an outcast, so be it.

(I did have to switch off "The Biggest Loser" last night after lasting about 20 minutes. That crap is nuts.)
posted by blucevalo at 10:31 AM on November 24, 2010


I don't own a TV. I only watch Mad Men; on vinyl.
posted by organic at 10:38 AM on November 24, 2010 [9 favorites]


You know, the reason I love that Exorcist version is that it is an amazing metacommentary on the classic theme of sexual/spiritual corruption via rock 'n roll. Little Regan is literally lost in the throes of the music, whipping her hair back in forth in wild abandon, and while the lyrics of the song are rebellious ("We ain't doing nothing wrong, so don't tell me nothin', I'm just tryin' to have fun...") the subtitles on the clip have her saying "It burns! It burns! Make it stop!" etc.

We see her completely empowered, with the adults trembling in fear and moral panic, which is exactly where Regan and Willow want them. And yet we keep returning to the child-like cry for help: "Please Mother, make him stop!" It's an amazing display of a pubescent girl's simultaneous acceptance and rejection of her sexual awakening, and the effect that awakening has on the grownups in her midst.
posted by hermitosis at 10:45 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


...we no longer need the other subjects. The time for study is over. Shut it down! Shut it down forever!

Mr. Hair dead. Poor, poor Mr. Hair.
posted by Babblesort at 11:02 AM on November 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can't help noticing that the frostie video was posted by a user with a name composed of almost exactly the same words as those spoken (though the word is inadequate) by my Nan's cockatoo.

In her declining years, Nan would dodder out into the back garden to hang the washing on the line. Out of nowhere would come a truly terrifying screech: "F@%k your s&^t c@*t woman!!!" And Nan would totter back inside for a wee fortifying dram before trying again.

How this came to be is a long story, with which I shan't bore you, except to say it involved my Uncle Derek's time working sheep stations on the Nullarbor plain, his subsequent penchant for foul language, and the truly astonishing learning ability of the humble sulphur-crested cockatoo.

But the crux of it is that the bird outlived my Nan. And she, being a gentle church going and godfearing sort, had few friends who wanted to adopt a creature whose vocabulary extended only to three particularly vile swear words. Things looked dire for a time.

But then it was agreed by all that Derek would take in the bird whose mind and mouth he had sullied. That he would not be given a choice in the matter. At the end of the day, if you break it, you buy it.

At which point the story takes an oddly satisfying karmic turn. You see, Derek had two young daughters. Lovely lasses they were, sweet and angelic, completely unwise to the ways of the world.

Until they met the bird..

After that, I believe, they were rather popular amongst their kindergarten playmates.
posted by Ahab at 11:27 AM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


I prefer this shirtless guy holding a chihuahua

!!!!
posted by joeyjoejoejr at 2:49 PM on November 24, 2010


!!!!

That looks like something off the special features on the Funny Games DVD.
posted by griphus at 3:27 PM on November 24, 2010


Coming in 2011: Willow Smith and Die Antwoord in...THE INTARWEBZ TOUR. Special guest: Keyboard Cat. Brought to you by FARK.
posted by pxe2000 at 7:03 PM on November 24, 2010


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