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March 31, 2013 4:37 PM   Subscribe

SNAIL! A snail-based parody of the ubiquitous AWOLNATION song "Sail".
posted by lazaruslong (31 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm guessing it wasn't shot with a high speed camera...
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 4:49 PM on March 31, 2013


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posted by bottlebrushtree at 5:05 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Better lyrics. Cool snails.
posted by dougmoon at 5:10 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Very well done, but this version of SAIL will always have my heart. And my muffled snorts of delight and shame.
posted by maudlin at 5:15 PM on March 31, 2013 [15 favorites]


They're so talented! Damn it, why won't MY snails do that???
posted by grahamsletter at 5:16 PM on March 31, 2013


the ubiquitous AWOLNATION song "Sail".

Well, that's it, here it is, the first time I've felt old.
posted by The Whelk at 5:20 PM on March 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Man, I've had an unbaked idea in my head for months now for an pen-and-paper-rpg-themed parody of this song called "Fail!", but I never got any any further than

Maybe I should roll d12
Maybe I should kill these elves
Blame it on AD&D baby

[dice clattering]
FAIL
[dice clattering]
FAIL
[dice clattering]
FAIL

posted by cortex at 5:37 PM on March 31, 2013 [21 favorites]


Cortex, please finish that.
posted by FirstMateKate at 5:46 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I find it so weird how this song is all over the radio now. I was at work a few weeks ago and it came on, and it prompted my sister and I to bop our heads up over our cubicles to eye each other across the office. (We do this frequently, and on cue. We look like meercats.)

This is how I originally became familiar with the song.
I like this version, too though.
posted by FirstMateKate at 5:50 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Making fan vids of Sail can be hazerdous to your health.
posted by homunculus at 6:06 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dreamworks really missed an opportunity here, with their summer movie "Turbo" being about a snail that wishes to become a race car and (SPOILER) becomes one... well, they could always acquire "Snail", but I don't know how the licensing split would go between AWOLNATION and Pet Collective...
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:10 PM on March 31, 2013


This crazy wingsuit video was my introduction to it.
posted by jcrbuzz at 6:14 PM on March 31, 2013


Me too, jcrbuzz - I probably like the song more than it strictly deserves because of its association with that video.

Is "Sail" actually on the radio now? That surprises me - I thought its moment came and went a couple of summers ago.
posted by Mars Saxman at 6:22 PM on March 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Maybe I should roll d12
Maybe I should kill these elves
Blame it on AD&D baby
This is how a ranger dies?

Several of the lines wouldn't really need changing at all.
posted by kenko at 6:29 PM on March 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm glad I'd never heard "Sail" before, because this is a damn catchy song and it's always gonna be "Snail" for me.
posted by moonmilk at 6:30 PM on March 31, 2013


kenko: "This is how a ranger dies"

Melted by beholder eyes?
posted by lazaruslong at 6:30 PM on March 31, 2013 [6 favorites]


SNAIL
posted by Legomancer at 6:38 PM on March 31, 2013


As a Ranger For Life let me tell you a ranger dies cause he's caught unaware without arrows and fucking wizards are dicks.
posted by The Whelk at 6:42 PM on March 31, 2013


SNAIL
posted by moonmilk at 6:48 PM on March 31, 2013


SNAIL
posted by homunculus at 6:59 PM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


Snaaaaaaaailing
takes me awaaaaaay*
to were I'm going to...

*very, very slowly
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:39 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


SAIL, the Canadian version. With pulchritude.
posted by dfriedman at 7:45 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


SNAIL.
posted by feckless at 7:46 PM on March 31, 2013




I find it so weird how this song is all over the radio now.

It was all over the radio two years ago. Good song then and and now... a grunge-yacht-rock mashup that worked better than you think it would.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:55 PM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


_____________________________________@y
posted by Splunge at 8:20 PM on March 31, 2013 [8 favorites]


FINALLY a post about snails! Now I can post this snail video. The start is a bit slow.
posted by boilermonster at 9:57 AM on April 1, 2013


I had no intention of watching this all the way through because I don't like the original song. But this is hypnotizing.
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:51 AM on April 1, 2013


I heard the original on another site last week, and in relation to this same snail video, which is very funny. I like the original song, too, but it's two years old? Shee! That means the most up to date song I've heard is that Melbourne Metro song where the cute animated beings all get themselves killed in spectacularly stupid - but adorable! - fashion.

Having not listened to the radio in years, or been on any online stations, either, I'm not sure where I hear the new non-teen non-top 40 stuff, outside of a car commercial. I suppose the online stations are all fee-based now?
posted by droplet at 8:51 PM on April 1, 2013


This is my new favorite snail thing, other than the following:

Q: What does a snail riding on a turtle's back say?


A: "wheeeeeeeeee!"
posted by ChuraChura at 7:39 AM on April 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


SNAIL
posted by homunculus at 4:46 PM on April 14, 2013


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