Cookie Monster Broke Luce
April 30, 2013 1:47 PM   Subscribe

"God's Away on Business" was special to me because I was working a job at a failing company that I couldn't quit, so it matched my feelings pretty well. This one is pretty good, too.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 1:54 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was just remembering that song. Ran across a copy of the youtube video that I'd downloaded. Awesome song, awesome video.

It cookiemonsters well. :)
posted by edheil at 2:01 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

The content owner has not made this video available on mobile.

God, YouTube, really?
posted by JHarris at 2:03 PM on April 30, 2013

It's a great song, and who doesn't love Waits as the big CM, but God's Away on Business still reigns supreme in my mind.
posted by alex_skazat at 2:33 PM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

Trying to make sense of this post with the one above it.

Still trying...
posted by Fizz at 3:09 PM on April 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

Well, that was brilliant.
posted by elmer benson at 3:33 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

The awesome of Cookie Monster + the awesome of Tom Waits = super mega awesome. The lip syncing is so great... They even gave Cookie a meth shiver!

I hadn't heard this song before, and god damn. Waits is 63 freaking years old, and he still rocks harder than most dudes half his age.



posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:38 PM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

God, YouTube, really?

Yeah, and it works just fine in the browser if the YouTube app is removed. So. Thanks Google.

(Works fine in the nifty MeFi preview.)
posted by ~ at 3:39 PM on April 30, 2013

That strange moment when Cookie looks at Ernie...... wow.

This is what the internet is for.
posted by grimjeer at 4:13 PM on April 30, 2013

Sesame Street sure picked a unique way to teach me which shoes go on which feet...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:25 PM on April 30, 2013

Oops stupid comment I made, as you were!
posted by mister_kaupungister at 4:29 PM on April 30, 2013

Wow. Brilliant.
posted by chris88 at 6:10 PM on April 30, 2013

Awesome. Just the concept is enough to get a chuckle out of me but this is surprisingly well done too.
posted by entropyiswinning at 9:51 PM on April 30, 2013

first: fantastic video.

second: uh, civil comments on youtube? equally amazing.

third: "It's a laborious process, and some of the steps are quite tedious :) I estimate that this new one took between 550 and 600 hours (spread over a 7-8 month period), and the first one was more like 300 hours over a 4 month period." wow.
posted by moss free at 1:43 AM on May 1, 2013

I prefer God's Away on Business as well. Just fyi, GoatStep rocks too. ;)
posted by jeffburdges at 10:13 AM on May 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

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