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I predict this will not be the breakaway internet hit that will save its creators from moving back in with their parents.
posted by The Whelk at 12:42 PM on March 20, 2011 [22 favorites]


I don't why this tickles me, but it does.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:43 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


This would be much better if they were both naked and then the sounds of the actual firearms being imitated were overdubbed.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:48 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Meh.
posted by Aquaman at 12:48 PM on March 20, 2011


The guy making the same gun sound at the beginning . of . every . video makes me want to interpret this whole thing as some modern abstraction of Berlin's "I'm a Man" 80's hit.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:49 PM on March 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's funny, I'd be more ok with this if it was kids making gun sounds, and if you think about it, that's probably just as messed up.
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 12:49 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


30 seconds of the same introduction followed by 4 seconds of the actual content. Annoying. Like watching the same commercial over and over.
posted by brenton at 12:57 PM on March 20, 2011 [21 favorites]


30 seconds of the same introduction followed by 4 seconds of the actual content. Annoying. Like watching the same commercial over and over.

This.

I think I made it through 3 before giving up.
posted by antifuse at 1:01 PM on March 20, 2011 [9 favorites]


I too think the juxtaposition of pretty girls doing manly things is humorous.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 1:03 PM on March 20, 2011


I don't understand... should I be masturbating while watching these?
posted by fatbird at 1:03 PM on March 20, 2011 [19 favorites]


This feels vaguely dirty, and utterly unsatisfying.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 1:03 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


should I be masturbating while watching these?

No, stop it immediately
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:04 PM on March 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


I don't understand... should I be masturbating while watching these?

No, you should just be making masturbation sounds.
posted by found missing at 1:04 PM on March 20, 2011 [29 favorites]


BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:06 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


...Berlin's "I'm a Man" 80's hit.

AKA "Sex". Background info for you youngsters: this was SUPER DIRTY for broadcast radio back in the 80's.
posted by The Tensor at 1:06 PM on March 20, 2011


Love this so hard. Love that the intro/outro lasts longer than the actual content. Love that they retroactively assign an actual gun to each girl.

This is pretty much everything that is right with everything.
posted by 23skidoo at 1:09 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Love that the intro/outro lasts longer than the actual content.

Agreed.
posted by danb at 1:11 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


The lack of korean race models going "Pew Pew" leaves me feeling empty inside.
posted by yeloson at 1:11 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


AKA "Sex" . Background info for you youngsters: this was SUPER DIRTY for broadcast radio back in the 80's.

Well, that video stomped on and killed any sexiness to the song.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:13 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this some new crazy sexual fetish a la "car stuck girls"?
posted by Enigmark at 1:14 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I love that video. It is quite uh-huh if you don't take it too seriously. I mean, c'mon. Shot of oysters, plate of meat. Slurping oyster. Carving meat. Alcohol. More sexy meat carving. Then they piss everybody off at the party and giddily find each other. Then it's all sexy sex moves again. While the sexy sex song plays in the background. Pew pew!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:16 PM on March 20, 2011


Mike Patton took that song and sexed it up for a new generation. /derail
posted by King Bee at 1:16 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


This feels vaguely dirty, and utterly unsatisfying.

The first part, yes. The second part, well, to each his own.

And the intro/outro is like that guy who gives you way too many details when he describes how his date went.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:17 PM on March 20, 2011


Yeah, listening to the intro-outro I also can't help thinking of a younger version of Glenn from Family Guy.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:21 PM on March 20, 2011


So basically the videos exist just so he can repeatedly prove that he's much better at making guns sounds than any of the girls are. Because he is. He should be proud.
posted by iconomy at 1:27 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


*gives thread 21-gun-sound salute*
posted by jonmc at 1:38 PM on March 20, 2011


why
posted by desjardins at 1:40 PM on March 20, 2011


I remember twenty-five years ago when my little brother started making awesome gun sounds, while I could still only go "ka-poooooshhh" or whatever. I was annoyed because as the older sister, I should have had superior gun sound affects. My girl friends and I wondered just what secret the boys shared that helped them to make noises that we couldn't.
posted by Toothless Willy at 1:45 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Boys making disappointed sounds. This had potential, but then I watched a couple of the videos.
posted by Chuffy at 1:47 PM on March 20, 2011


Hmmph. I expected a lot more from Charlotte, I can tell you that.
posted by thinkpiece at 1:49 PM on March 20, 2011


I'll be in my bunker.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:49 PM on March 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


So as this is Metafilter, and Metafilter is by definition a boyzone, and therefore all content involving women must eventually focus on resolving the fundamental question, "How does this make these women, or women in general, more attractive to men?":
<boyzone>
I have to say that after watching all the clips, the women who really committed- who made enthusiastic gun sounds, who added in the hand motions and acting, as opposed to those who simply said "Pow."- well, those women were markedly more attractive.

For example, after disinterestedly watching Sandra, Katie, and Monika, I got to Caroline (or Lucy, or Ali) and my reaction after the video was "Now that's the kind of woman a guy would want to date!"
</boyzone>
Discuss.
posted by hincandenza at 1:55 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm trying to figure out what this is viral marketing for.
posted by chillmost at 1:58 PM on March 20, 2011


Rule 34.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 2:00 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man i love to have a serious opinion about pretty much everything, but this just cracked me up and i thought it was cute. The End.
posted by facetious at 2:06 PM on March 20, 2011


> Discuss.

I think you meant to post that in the thread prior to this one?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:09 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]



Man i love to have a serious opinion about pretty much everything, but this just cracked me up and i thought it was cute. The End.
posted by facetious at 2:06 PM on March 20 [+] [!]


E-pow!-nysterical.
posted by chavenet at 2:12 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


"chick-chick...tufpt-tufpt...tuhtuthtuthtuhtuthuth-thuthuthutuhtuhtuh..Pftpft"
posted by clavdivs at 2:18 PM on March 20, 2011


I wanted these to be girls making gun sounds, but mostly it was some anonymous (annoying) guy making gun sounds. Could he please shut up and let the girls have a chance? It made me want to take them and edit the guy-making-gun-sounds part out.
posted by spacely_sprocket at 2:19 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I forgot to say: squandered potential.
posted by spacely_sprocket at 2:19 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter is by definition a boyzone

I'd like to see this definition.

MetaFilter: a boyzone
posted by DU at 2:26 PM on March 20, 2011


Not only is the intarwebs queerer than we imagine, it's queerer than we CAN imagine.
posted by happyroach at 2:28 PM on March 20, 2011


hincandenza, I am with you. And I think we can agree that Caroline wins this thing hands-down.
posted by Navelgazer at 2:29 PM on March 20, 2011


VIP VIP VIP BEEYOW!
posted by Ron Thanagar at 2:30 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not only is the intarwebs queerer than we imagine, it's queerer than we CAN imagine.

where is this queerer then can be imagined internet? Is it like Cntrl + W33d?
posted by The Whelk at 2:30 PM on March 20, 2011


every once in awhile, i see a concept on the internet that is so simple, so accessable, so obvious that i can only kick myself in the ass for not thinking of it first and cashing in

this isn't one of them
posted by pyramid termite at 2:33 PM on March 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


I fantasized so hard about that first girl having a real gun and shooting the creators dead.
posted by orme at 2:34 PM on March 20, 2011


1. Collect and post videos of girls making gun sounds on teh interwebs.

2. ???

3. PROFITS!!!!
posted by ZenMasterThis at 2:35 PM on March 20, 2011


To put it another way, this reminds me of the "Minotaur with trident vs Centaur with crossbow" debate. The subjects who really try are so much more endearing and awesome than the ones who act like it's just silly and half-ass it.
posted by Navelgazer at 2:51 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was at a music festival last week and during Wavves two girls were having a fake gun duel, using ther hands to make pistol motions. I joined in like 'finally a dance I can actually do'. There was lots of John Woo two-gun stuff. it was great
The one video of this I managed on my phone was ok
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 2:56 PM on March 20, 2011


I guess figuring out what the heck you ought to be doing with yourself in a democracy is not as easy as it seems...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 3:09 PM on March 20, 2011


Hilarious. I love the poll they have up:

Intro?
-Make it even longer. Bang!
-Slightly shorter
-Keep the intro as it is now


No option to remove the intro, because who would even suggest that?
posted by naju at 3:13 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'll never date a Gun Street girl again
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 3:17 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd like to see this definition.

MetaFilter: a boyzone


Doctor, Doctor, I've got an itch in my, erm... Metafilter.

Good God man, flag it and move on.


This lame-ass joke had so many possible punchlines...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 3:19 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Does Sophie know that she's supposed to be making gun noises, not imitating a cell phone left next to a speaker?

<boyzone>She's damned cute though</boyzone>
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 3:21 PM on March 20, 2011


A million year ago I worked on a really bad TV show with some writers who are now famous, and they were addicted to a VHS tape of women in bikinis firing automatic weapons. And they all swore that it was comedy gold and that women just didn't have any sense of humor. This is just as funny. Or not.
posted by Ideefixe at 3:30 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's *not* three minutes of my life I would like to have back.

But only because I'm having a shitty day and I would have just wasted them moping around anyway.
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:32 PM on March 20, 2011


Looks like there was quite a bit of effort put into making a website full of a bunch of lame ass girls failing at making gun sounds. There were two that were okay but were still kind of boring. I know we can do better than that!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 3:40 PM on March 20, 2011


Mefites-making-taters.com
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:46 PM on March 20, 2011


How does this make these women, or women in general, more attractive to men?

Possible reasons:

01. men like it when women are encouraged to perform for the amusement of a primarily male audience

02. guys like girls who aren't afraid to be goofy and make gun noises on camera for the lulz of all involved

03. something something correlation between guns and penises something

04. all of the above

05. none of the above

06. taters
posted by elizardbits at 4:05 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Conversation I just had with my husband:
Me: Make your gun noises for me.
Him: Oh geez... I don't know, it's been years...[makes incredibly awesome rapid-fire sound affect]
Me: See, how did you learn to make that noise? I can't do it!
Him: Of course you can. Like this: [rapid-fire]
Me: Bupthhsthhh
Him: [rapid-fire]
Me: pupuhhhhhh[slobber]
Him: Nice. [perfect whistling shell explosion noise]

As kids, my girl friends and I would sometimes have violent games full of murder and drama, but we didn't really play war games. I guess the boys picked up their gun noise skills just from sheer practice. There is a bit of a hurf-durf-cute-girl quality to the videos, but they mostly just made me laugh because the girls suck at making gun noises just like I do.
posted by Toothless Willy at 4:16 PM on March 20, 2011 [6 favorites]


How does this make these women, or women in general, more attractive to men?

The use of video shows movement, thus indicating the women are alive, which is extremely high on the list od desirable qualities.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:18 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Guh guh guh guh guh guh guh goat sounds!
posted by mmrtnt at 4:19 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


oops. sound Effects, not Affects. kaboooom
posted by Toothless Willy at 4:23 PM on March 20, 2011


I guess I should be glad that no one's actually said "I'd hit that" yet.

Because obviously if there's a picture of a girl on the internet, the immediate response should be discussing her attractiveness, amirite?
posted by Narrative Priorities at 4:23 PM on March 20, 2011


Perhaps there's something about the whole thing about men liking when women subvert gender roles? It's like how if a woman rides a Harley Davidson, she's sexy and empowered, but if a guy chooses to be into fashion, say, he's laughable.

Patriarchy cuts both ways, etc.

Or maybe it's just a crude attempt at getting a meme to catch on to the internet, by simply collecting videos of something oddly specific and pointless. If that's the case, it's exactly like the women next to incapacitated cars, which is not a funny or interesting meme aside from a mere "LOL, look at the fetishists!" one time visit. It doesn't really lend itself to lasting creativity or comedy, the way FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU comics or LOLcats do (not for everyone, but a lot of people, enough to support communities and even some merchandise).
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:46 PM on March 20, 2011


I wonder if my group of (male and female) friends could imitate the gun noises from GoldenEye

hmm....
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 4:46 PM on March 20, 2011


So as this is Metafilter, and Metafilter is by definition a boyzone

If Metafilter is a "boyzone," why did an FPP about men taking scantily clad photos of themselves in mirrors stay up, while an FPP about women doing the same thing got deleted? You could just as well say Metafilter is a girlzone.
posted by John Cohen at 4:52 PM on March 20, 2011


John Cohen: "You could just as well say Metafilter is a girlzone."

gayzone

those guys in mirrors were not posing for women
posted by idiopath at 4:58 PM on March 20, 2011


Next: boys making unicorn sounds!
posted by bwg at 4:59 PM on March 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks to Toothless Willy I am reminded of Sports Night.

Be with me now.

I admit, my attempts at sound effects have a Dana-esque quality.
posted by rewil at 5:09 PM on March 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I prefer women making gun sounds like this
posted by drlith at 5:23 PM on March 20, 2011


Because I love you all so much...

Youtube, while it lasts...
posted by mmrtnt at 5:41 PM on March 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


I was able to watch all of the videos without being annoyed by clicking the seek bar 9 seconds into THE FUTURE.
posted by zephyr_words at 6:02 PM on March 20, 2011


Hooray for metafilter! I am proud of this thread for not turning into a shouty clusterfuck!
posted by tehloki at 6:07 PM on March 20, 2011


FPP about men taking scantily clad photos of themselves in mirrors

Wow, where was I that day?
posted by desjardins at 6:24 PM on March 20, 2011


I guess my question is, not knowing previously that such a site existed, how did the poster find such a thing? And I guess the major consideration here is, admitting that you out-of-the-blue Googled up 'girls making gun sounds' makes you look a little bit like a goob. No offense or anything-
posted by newdaddy at 6:27 PM on March 20, 2011


why did an FPP about men taking scantily clad photos of themselves in mirrors stay up

Cause I need to have fun too.

ah fuck you iphone guys with abs and pecs and noses and perfectly done up bathrooms and shit. Just *sniff* fuck ya all. *sobbing
posted by The Whelk at 6:31 PM on March 20, 2011


FPP about men taking scantily clad photos of themselves in mirrors

Wow, where was I that day?


Enjoy.
posted by jessamyn at 6:31 PM on March 20, 2011


I want to see a site that has giant iPhones holding up little naked people in the mirror.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:32 PM on March 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


I want to see a site with guns making girl noises.
posted by desjardins at 7:02 PM on March 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


Don't dare me...
posted by mmrtnt at 7:07 PM on March 20, 2011


is this related to the Idolm@ster skins for Ace Combat?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:23 PM on March 20, 2011


I just asked my wife to do this, in order to test the assertion that girls can't make gun sounds. She made some pretty credible machine gun and mortar noises, and then said 'but of course that's not what a gun would really sound like...' Whereupon she proceeded to yell directly into my ear so loudly that I was forced to retreat into the next room like a wounded animal.

Conclusions:

a) she does not approve of this thread and,
b) in future, these experiments should be subject to a health and safety review.
posted by Dreadnought at 8:02 PM on March 20, 2011 [20 favorites]




Done. A colossal waste of time which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Hope it stays up for a while.
posted by mmrtnt at 9:57 PM on March 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


happyroach writes "Not only is the intarwebs queerer than we imagine, it's queerer than we CAN imagine."

I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit.
posted by Mitheral at 12:04 AM on March 21, 2011


I guess my question is, not knowing previously that such a site existed, how did the poster find such a thing? And I guess the major consideration here is, admitting that you out-of-the-blue Googled up 'girls making gun sounds' makes you look a little bit like a goob. No offense or anything-

No offence taken good sir! I pity you that you don't have the same cool friends as I on twitter where stuff of this epic quality gets posted all the time. All. The. Time.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:02 AM on March 21, 2011


pfft, maybe if it was girls making light saber sounds...
posted by Wuggie Norple at 3:06 AM on March 21, 2011


The intro to each video is twice as long as the video itself.

It might be interesting if the intro didnt ruin it.
posted by Flood at 6:54 AM on March 21, 2011


Everybody says don't go messing with girls with guns.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:45 AM on March 21, 2011


I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit.

That better not be a challenge. We already had to delete one cakefarts link...
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:16 AM on March 21, 2011


I found this thing sexist and demeaning, and am surprised at how amusing everyone found it.

When competing as member of a scholastic rifle team, I frequently heard: isn't it sweet that a girl is shooting? How adorable. Bang-bang, huh, honey? Etc. This is a very tedious refrain: that combining sweet little girlies with firearms, even in an abstract way, is "cute." The fact that I consistently outscored my male counterparts was hollow comfort.
posted by kinnakeet at 11:35 AM on March 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


no.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 2:36 PM on March 21, 2011


Slap*Happy writes "That better not be a challenge."

Nah, I was just channelling Mr. Solo.
posted by Mitheral at 2:59 PM on March 22, 2011


I just don't get how they think Charlotte (#10) is doing a Mossberg 500 pump action shotty, when she is clearly doing a Winchester 3030 lever action.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 9:55 PM on March 23, 2011


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