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Take a shower! (Slave Dad Series) Part 2 MLYT

Permission to Use the Bathroom
A typical Day of the Dad following the orders of his two daughters.
The Dad gets revenge on his daughters by scaring them with a dead possum found on the street.
The daughters demand quarters to do their laundry.
posted by cmoj (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Anything to get attention on the YouTubes.
posted by ericb at 1:12 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Paging Miss Andry to the white courtesy phone.
posted by hal9k at 1:15 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


What the fuck is this shit?
posted by hincandenza at 1:31 PM on December 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


....I feel like I'm watching evidence.
posted by The Whelk at 1:32 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is really some pretty strange stuff....
posted by HuronBob at 1:49 PM on December 31, 2010


Shame they didn't say "Clean up the house."
posted by boo_radley at 1:53 PM on December 31, 2010 [4 favorites]


At this point, i pretty much hate what qualifies as film on youtube more than i ever thought possible.

What was i supposed to get out of that?
posted by phylum sinter at 1:55 PM on December 31, 2010


When I was a kid -- oh, about 9 or 10 -- I recall having my first sense of existential dread. I was in bed on a Sunday morning, watching grey light filter through blue curtains onto the white wall, and being hit by the realization that all life seemed so pointless and dumb and faintly, farcically grotesque...a series of stupidities marching inexorably toward death. I remember shuddering, and turning over, hoping to go back to sleep just to push away the sense of pointlessness for a little while longer.

I have occasionally wondered what triggered that moment. Now I know: I was looking into the future, and I was watching these clips. So... thanks for clearing that up, I guess.
posted by scody at 2:00 PM on December 31, 2010 [25 favorites]


Were you listening to a Cure album at the time? I got that from listening to Pornography the first time.
posted by boo_radley at 2:04 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, that totally reminded me of this PSA, but for real. Maybe Social Services should pay a quick visit.

Also, what the hell neighborhood does that commercial take place in? Shouldn't there be some sort of large scale intervention at some point?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:04 PM on December 31, 2010


What with everyone laughing I took it as some kind of family joke. "Take a shower!" and "Laundry Quarters" were the only ones in which this wasn't pretty obvious, I thought.
posted by cmoj at 2:25 PM on December 31, 2010


Yeah, you've got to love a family where the "joke" is pretty much being abusive assholes towards Dad (who, in the first one I watched, seemed to come across as someone with a developmental disability or early onset dementia).
posted by HuronBob at 2:29 PM on December 31, 2010


Why would they video these mundane disagreements if this were a constant thing? I really don't think this is serious.
posted by cmoj at 2:47 PM on December 31, 2010


Why would they video these mundane disagreements

Yes. Why. WHY.
posted by mendel at 3:30 PM on December 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'll have to show this to my uncle whose two daughters, who are in their 30's fully employed with masters degrees, still live with him. They are quite bossy, much like the daughters in the video. My uncle could be on the verge of doom, or at very worst he could end up on YouTube. He must be warned.
posted by Arthur Phillips Jones Jr at 4:43 PM on December 31, 2010


These are obviously clips from Baz Luhrmann's new film version of King Lear, set on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Oscars are certain to follow.
posted by steambadger at 4:59 PM on December 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


After watching, I feel like taking a shower... and then going to the house and undertaking a massive cleanup! Horrible
posted by greenhornet at 5:02 PM on December 31, 2010


Disturbing.
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:30 PM on December 31, 2010


Why would they video these mundane disagreements if this were a constant thing?

For the attention? Maybe in hopes that Mark Burnett will see the videos and say "Wowza!"?
posted by blucevalo at 6:49 PM on December 31, 2010


Looks a lot like the daughters decided to spend an evening showing their dad what it was like being bossed around as little kids.

"DID YOU REALLY TAKE A SHOWER? I DIDN'T HEAR THE WATER RUNNING IN THERE!" etc.
posted by uosuaq at 7:47 PM on December 31, 2010


I think these clips are too esoteric to be
understood outside the family's own experiences.
But, once I got over a bit of a shock...I was LOL.
posted by quazichimp at 9:46 PM on December 31, 2010


There is one more,

posted by quazichimp at 9:55 PM on December 31, 2010


So, a man with senile dementia and submissive urges has both taken advantage of by his creepy family?

Umm. Sign me up for the leaky rowboat in the Newport-Lisbon world record attempt instead.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:48 PM on December 31, 2010


Yeah, not surprising Metafilter doesn't find this funny. Pretty sure that most of the people who post here stand to attention and call their father 'Sir' when they speak in his paternal presence.

Personally, I wish my own kids gave me this much attention/affection.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:31 AM on January 1, 2011


I couldn't watch it. Is it supposed to be fake abuse?....It's too real.
posted by naplesyellow at 9:32 AM on January 1, 2011


A d/s relationship involving father and daughters. A touching, intimate portrayal of the hidden world of incest between consenting adults. Ummm...?

I call my grandfather "sir", if that mollifies you, Peter McDermott. But I call my father "Hey you, pay attention to meeeeee!"
posted by Phalene at 2:30 PM on January 1, 2011


I hate Andy Warhol.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:09 AM on January 2, 2011


I couldn't watch it. Is it supposed to be fake abuse?

Pretty sure that it is, yes.

It's too real.

Pretty sure Dad doesn't really have dementia. Looked like a family joke to me. "When you get old and senile, we're gonna get you back."

If they were *really* abusing their demented old man, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't:

a.) Upload it to YouTube
b.) All be laughing their asses off.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:42 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I so do not get it.
posted by idest at 7:18 AM on January 2, 2011


I so do not get it.

I don't understand what you mean. You don't think it's funny? It isn't especially. It's not a great FPP. I assume it's one of those goofy things that some families do when you stick them in front of a camera.

You don't think elder abuse is something people should joke about? Well, that's something that you'd probably want to decide on a family by family basis. There are piles of families where that sort of thing would be way too close to the bone. But in a close family, where all the members share a dark humour, it seems just as reasonable to joke about as anything else.

Whether you'd want to share that with the world is a seperate question. I wouldn't myself, but I don't begrudge others the right to do so if that's what they wish. Personally, I find it funnier/cuter than 98% of the cat videos people post here, but I probably wouldn't have watched a second video if it hadn't been for all the faux-outraged posts. But the hand-wringing and faux-concern that goes on here is ridiculous.

If you *really* believe you're witnessing elder abuse, call social services.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:34 AM on January 2, 2011


Elder abuse would be forcing a senior to watch these videos.
posted by hjo3 at 12:02 PM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


please tell me this is not a kinky thing.
posted by Theta States at 7:37 AM on January 5, 2011


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