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I'm never, ever gonna click on a SLYT post described as an 'execution' without a whole hell of a lot more context. Care to expand a bit?
posted by mwhybark at 8:24 PM on April 1, 2011 [11 favorites]


W.T.F ?
posted by tomswift at 8:24 PM on April 1, 2011


Nice song. Poor execution.
posted by ColdChef at 8:24 PM on April 1, 2011 [33 favorites]


I'm really having a hard time figuring out why this was posted... what does it add to this community?
posted by tomswift at 8:25 PM on April 1, 2011


It's just the video meme of the day, kids. They get posted here all the time. It's ok.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:26 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Plus, the title's a bit of a spoiler. The name of the original upload was "Tune For Two."
posted by EmGeeJay at 8:27 PM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


So...what's this supposed to be selling?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:38 PM on April 1, 2011


I'm really having a hard time figuring out why this was posted... what does it add to this community?

Oooh, a self-referential comment. Freaky.

(seriously man, FIAMO)
posted by pompomtom at 8:40 PM on April 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Did people really think that this was going to be footage of a real life execution? Seriously?

Also, related.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:42 PM on April 1, 2011


ColdChef: "Nice song. Poor execution"

NOT HELPING WHEN THE PROFESSIONALS WEIGH IN

;)
posted by mwhybark at 8:42 PM on April 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


wat?
posted by Perplexity at 8:45 PM on April 1, 2011


If at the time of my execution my best response is to start humming that tune, perhaps my time has justly come.
posted by localhuman at 8:53 PM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


As a lover of all things Mahna Mahna, this was enjoyable. Could've done with a happier ending though.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:54 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


From the YouTube comments: "It was worth a shot."
posted by kneecapped at 9:32 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I laughed even though I knew in advance it had a sad ending. Kind of sounds like my life, now that I think of it.
posted by philip-random at 9:36 PM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


bad choice of music

"this is the song that never ends ..."
posted by pyramid termite at 9:42 PM on April 1, 2011


or at least 100 bottles of beer.

If you're trying to distract your killer with a song, you need to pick a long one.

Or ask him to sing the entire score of the HMS Pinafore.
posted by MrFTBN at 9:51 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


The bar needs to be higher.
posted by jcruelty at 10:51 PM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Cake or death?
posted by maudlin at 11:00 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does it bother nobody else that the guy on his knees keeps skipping a repetition of part of the melody? EVERY TIME! Fuck, I'd have shot him too.
posted by scrowdid at 11:03 PM on April 1, 2011


The bar needs to be higher.

Dwarves like to drink beer too, you know.
posted by MuffinMan at 11:47 PM on April 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is sad. And saddening. Not terribly clever, just terrible. YMMV, but this remains sad.
posted by joe lisboa at 11:50 PM on April 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is there some sort of context around this? Is it from a movie? Because as a standalone piece it's utterly without merit, and you have my contempt for posting it.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:08 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is there some sort of context around this?

As my not entirely clear brain remembers it, there's an episode of the English version of THE OFFICE where this little gag plays out. One guy starts the melody. Another guy picks it up. And so on. Endless repetitions. Stupid fun. I suspect that if you're a Brit it might qualify as a meme.
posted by philip-random at 12:46 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Unlike.
posted by SPUTNIK at 5:46 AM on April 2, 2011


I don't think the words "funny" and "execution" belong in the same sentence, and though "execution" has multiple meanings, without context, I cannot derive what the intended meaning may be.

It may be a great video, but I'm not going to click on that link without some expansion or description.
posted by zizzle at 5:49 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


dee deeee dee dee dee
posted by orme at 5:54 AM on April 2, 2011


That could have been good. But why, God, why do people insist on GIVING AWAY THE DAMN PUNCHLINE in the titles of YouTube videos?

To those afraid to click: it's a short film. It's not an actual execution. Nothing you wouldn't see in an R-rated movie.
posted by ixohoxi at 6:24 AM on April 2, 2011


Needs more maracas.
posted by binturong at 9:40 AM on April 2, 2011


I saw it as an allusion to A Thousand and One Nights and the victim as Sheherezade.
posted by binturong at 9:45 AM on April 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Did people really think that this was going to be footage of a real life execution? Seriously?

When one gets posted, we'll have the backlash of, "So you're at work and you deliberately clicked on a link that was clearly labeled 'execution'? Seriously?"
posted by ODiV at 9:46 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not sure if this is actually where the song came from, but I think this link might help clear up some of the confusion in here.
posted by zbaco at 10:56 AM on April 2, 2011


Sometimes I can't tell if half the mefites in a thread can differentiate between fiction and reality on youtube.

SPOILER: This one's fiction.
posted by cmoj at 12:41 PM on April 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was kind of digging this until the end bit and then I just felt sad and horrified.
posted by drmanhattan at 5:23 PM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is a weird thing.
Formally, I like it a lot—some beautiful framing, understated acting, nice cuts, etc.— and clearly it's a product of talent but like, it's kinda ill-conceived.
posted by m_steven_a at 6:42 PM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought this was hilarious but I freely admit that it is the epitome of absolute jet-black humor and isn't going to be for everyone.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:14 PM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


It looks to be an original production from Primodrom (found via Board Game Geeks forum). The video was originally posted to Vimeo.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:57 AM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


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