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December 11, 2010 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Fuck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside.

The Rubberbandits have taken Ireland by storm. The humor is from Limerick city. Other gems:

Bag of glue
Song for Willie O'Dea (local politician and former defense minister)
The Rubberbandits' guide to Limerick
The Rubberbandits' guide to Maderia cake

Limerick, previously
posted by stonepharisee (34 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
Should probably have a NSFW tag for language and attitude.
posted by stonepharisee at 8:50 AM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Jesus Christ those horse masks are disturbing. Ugh.

But the rest of the video is fantastic.
posted by ChrisHartley at 8:51 AM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Really brilliant!
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 9:03 AM on December 11, 2010


Also, by The Rubberbandits - Up The RA (dailymotion with ad!)
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 9:10 AM on December 11, 2010


I ended up liking the first video a lot and I'm not quite sure why. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Horatius at 9:20 AM on December 11, 2010


Must figure out a way to get them to tour America.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 10:30 AM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


With bags on their faces because... because... uh.... no, I have no idea. Great song, especially the horse masks at the end.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:01 AM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Fucking fantastic!
posted by Kloryne at 11:58 AM on December 11, 2010


He looks like Billy Piper after half an hours cork.

Love it :)
posted by doctor_negative at 12:46 PM on December 11, 2010


He looks like Billy Piper after half an hours cork

I think that's "half an ounce of coke"
posted by stonepharisee at 12:58 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


He looks like Billy Piper after half an hours cork.

Love it :)


You may love it even more when you realise the line is:

He looks like Billy Piper after half an ounce of coke.
posted by kenaman at 12:59 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Should probably have a NSFW tag for language and attitude.

As has been said a million times before, the Internet in general, and Metafilter in specific, is not safe for work. Don't browse if you're afraid of getting caught. But more specific to this post? The link is labeled "Fuck your...horse outside." You should be able to figure it out without a tag.
posted by explosion at 1:03 PM on December 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


I must say I prefer this Irish song about a horse more :-)
posted by Calzephyr at 2:17 PM on December 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


no, pretty much it should be labeled nsfw.
posted by msconduct at 2:24 PM on December 11, 2010


I do not know in any way what I just watched but I like it.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:12 PM on December 11, 2010


Consistent use of plastic bag headgear A+ would watch again
posted by benzenedream at 5:51 PM on December 11, 2010


Umm, explosion? The person you're quoting is the OP! Not some nay-sayer (no pun intended).

This is hilarious--thank you for sharing! I wish I had subtitles, though, because I feel like I'm not getting all of the jokes because I can't understand all of the accent. Fantastic nonetheless.
posted by nonmerci at 7:37 PM on December 11, 2010


As has been said a million times before, the Internet in general, and Metafilter in specific, is not safe for work. Don't browse if you're afraid of getting caught. But more specific to this post? The link is labeled "Fuck your...horse outside." You should be able to figure it out without a tag.

You realize that the first comment is by the original poster, right?
posted by eyeballkid at 9:29 PM on December 11, 2010


Swapped him for a bag of what in 1992? Yorks?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:59 AM on December 12, 2010


This is crazy!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 1:02 AM on December 12, 2010


solipsophistocracy: "Swapped him for a bag of what in 1992? Yorks"

Yokes, slang for ecstasy pills.
posted by minifigs at 1:48 AM on December 12, 2010 [3 favorites]


What's the etymology there?

Ecstasy --> Eggstasy --> Eggs --> Yolks --> Yokes?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:07 AM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, no love for Up The RA!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:25 AM on December 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Up The RA would never have seen airtim 15 years ago. I could not get the player to work yesterday, because of the beginning image of a couple of the men who were on the 'No Wash'protest in Long Kesh. This brought back some memories. I met two different peoplevwho had been in Long Kesh and had been part of the 'No Wash'protest.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:13 AM on December 12, 2010


This is very strange indeed. I'm not sure if I like it, but I can't stop watching. I'm tempted to send this link to a few friends, but I have no idea how they'll react either. I think I'll see how I feel about it tomorrow.
posted by TurkishGolds at 6:43 AM on December 12, 2010


Cue campaign to make this christmas number one...
posted by Acey at 9:09 AM on December 12, 2010


Holy Christ on a bicycle, that was funny, especially the Maderia cake bit. I only wish I'd seen this before Friday's 12 Pubs.

Their explanation for Up the RA (and the concept of the unreliable narrator) is very nearly as funny as the video itself, in case anyone missed it:

"So if you listen to UP DA RA literally, without exploring its subtext then it is wide open for misinterpretation. As its author, I wrote the song for a 21st century audience who are very familiar with postmodern Irony. Also, any song whereby the narrator threatens to chase the Queen of England around a field with dog shit on the end of a golf club should generally be taken with a pinch of salt. For example, If you were walking down the road and a man who talks to himself and smells heavily of piss tells you that you can use old condoms as currency, would you then save all your used condoms and try and buy a jumper with them in River Island.?? Probably not, because the mans view of society is unreliable."
posted by Kreiger at 9:20 AM on December 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, that's Christmas taken care of!
posted by sneebler at 10:54 AM on December 12, 2010


Yokes - What's the etymology there?

Wikipedia entry on Hiberno-English has this:

Yoke is typically used in place of the word "thing", for instance, "Gimme that yoke there." .... " Like thing, it is more frequently used to refer to objects for which the actual name is cumbersome to say or more difficult to call to mind. It is also used as an insult: "You're some yoke" .... Yoke is also a slang term for an ecstasy tablet.

Also, here's some speculation on the etymology as used in Irish English (but not in the context of ecstasy).
posted by zippy at 12:58 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sometimes lengthened unnecessarily to a yoke-a-me-bob. (proof)
posted by fcummins at 2:15 PM on December 12, 2010


Thanks, minifigs.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 2:44 PM on December 12, 2010


This vid really is great!
posted by fernabelle at 4:23 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Rubberbandits making Madeira cake on RTE2:

– anyway, finally, some egg yolks.
– what about the yokes?!?
– yah, th-there in there now.
– they're eggs
– no, they're yolks - egg yolks - it says it in the recipe
– when are you putting in the yokes?
– what'cha mean, like yokes yokes?
– yeah yokes yokes yokes
– are you telling me there's yokes inside in that cake what I was eating before?
– five of them, yah
– man, I've got court in the morning!
– don't worry, brother, I'll go with ya
posted by zippy at 5:38 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Rubber Bandits defend the subtext of the Horse Outside video on Joe Duffy this afternoon
posted by minifigs at 2:27 PM on December 15, 2010


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