Werewolf Bling Mitzvah
October 24, 2015 6:59 PM   Subscribe

Drakes becoming men, men becoming wolves! Confused? Check out this super square explanation from the NYTimes. Wait, what was that? No? You don't want to understand? You just want to meme? posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 (36 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
I am so uncool and out of touch that when I first saw the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah vine, I thought it was real.

I made up some pretty amazing explanations of how that came to be.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:15 PM on October 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like the full song. Also, I need to come up with more opportunities in my life to rhyme haftarah with door-ah.
posted by jb at 7:18 PM on October 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wow, even by Times standards that article is square as hell.

And this by the journalistic outfit that brought us Vaping Teengate 2015
posted by Itaxpica at 7:19 PM on October 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


I am rather fond of the Pokemon one
posted by gusandrews at 7:20 PM on October 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


Sorry, but truly square is pronouncing meme "may may," as a surprising number of people I've met are prone to doing.
posted by nevercalm at 7:22 PM on October 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


There’s also nothing contemporary about the moves — no dabbing, no whip, no hitting the quan. Instead, they’re concise, universal, more about implication than full expression. They’re also relatable and a little bit goofy, another mechanism of approachability.
This isn't an article, it's a paper from a GE requirement Fine Arts 102 survey course.
posted by Etrigan at 7:26 PM on October 24, 2015 [6 favorites]




The Monster Mash is my personal pre-Werewolf Bar Mitvah favorite.

Yes, fellow Mefites, you too can learn that you know way more of the words to The Monster Mash than you think! Remember, when you come to my place, tell them Boris sent you!
posted by maryr at 7:47 PM on October 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


That video owes James Turrell a royalty check.
posted by gwint at 7:47 PM on October 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


I clicked into this thread while listening to the Wii Drake on a loop, taking a break from my Saturday-night computer science homework. Everything's coming up Milhouse...
posted by easter queen at 7:50 PM on October 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wait, no! I thought the Wii Drake link was a different thing! I'm listening to this.
posted by easter queen at 7:51 PM on October 24, 2015 [6 favorites]


Mm, YTMND flashbacks...
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 7:56 PM on October 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


I love ytmnd and make lots of art on there
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:03 PM on October 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


Turrell and Drake
posted by stevil at 8:11 PM on October 24, 2015


That video owes James Turrell a royalty check.

As a matter of fact, Turrell's statement on the video (yes, he put out a statement) is hilarious:

“While I am truly flattered to learn that Drake f*cks with me, I nevertheless wish to make clear that neither I nor any of my woes was involved in any way in the making of the Hotline Bling video.”

Oof. Not the kind of response you would want if you wanted validation for your borrowing of another guy's aesthetic.
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:18 PM on October 24, 2015 [4 favorites]




I'm so glad I'm also not the only one that thinks he's dancing like Elaine's little kicks in Seinfeld. When I googled this one one of many that came up.

When I first googled "Drake e" it filled to "Drake elaine dance" and I was filled with joy.
posted by Crystalinne at 8:39 PM on October 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


Actually, thank goodness for this post, because I saw the "Linus and Lucy" one last week and had no idea what was going on.

The Monster Mash is my personal pre-Werewolf Bar Mitvah favorite.

I like this "monster mash" one better.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:39 PM on October 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


One more:

Safety Dance Bling
posted by sevenofspades at 8:47 PM on October 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


I've always wondered who wrote that Werewolf Bar Mitsvah joke so I tweeted at Hannibal Burres and he says it was writer Tami Sagher.

So let the record show Tami Sagher wrote the world's funniest joke.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:53 PM on October 24, 2015 [10 favorites]


That video owes James Turrell a royalty check.

Comes up in the NYT article, actually.
posted by kenko at 9:59 PM on October 24, 2015


to be fair the NYT article is so square that only 3 people have ever read the entire thing
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:31 PM on October 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


That NYT article is so square that it's on page L7.

That NYT article is so square that that it only covers the right angles.

That NYT article is so square that it was printed on exactly 9 column inches.

That NYT article is so square it got linked on Metafilter.
posted by maryr at 11:28 PM on October 24, 2015 [11 favorites]


Speaking of people Drake owes royalty checks to: D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha.
posted by yeahwhatever at 1:39 AM on October 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm reading, watch a couple of the videos (but still haven't seen the original) and thinking "wow, the Turrell is strong here." And then: Last year, he took a writer for Rolling Stone to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see an exhibition by James Turrell... 🙏
posted by frijole at 5:03 AM on October 25, 2015


I like pretty much any of the remixes better than the original, because that Drake song is so much butt. And not good butt. Bad butt.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 5:03 AM on October 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm so square I made an earnest comment after reading the entire article while the latest dank meme dropped.
posted by frijole at 5:15 AM on October 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


I really enjoyed the Times piece. Maybe that makes me square, too?

But I'm hip enough to know that Werewolf Bar Mitzvah was written by Donald Glover
posted by ericbop at 5:27 AM on October 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


> to be fair the NYT article is so square that only 3 people have ever read the entire thing

It's so square that I read it and still have no idea what's going on in this fpp.
posted by ardgedee at 6:37 AM on October 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: no dabbing, no whip, no hitting the quan.
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 7:58 AM on October 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


Sorry, but truly square is pronouncing meme "may may," as a surprising number of people I've met are prone to doing.

Now watch me whip
Now watch me meme
posted by danb at 8:53 AM on October 25, 2015 [13 favorites]




My girlfriend is from Spain and insists that Spanish-speakers pronounce meme as "may-may". Which makes total sense to me, but doesn't keep me from chuckling internally when I hear it.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 4:11 PM on October 25, 2015


Pool Rules: Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult. No diving. No horseplay. No dabbing, no whip, no hitting the quan.
posted by snuffleupagus at 8:54 AM on October 26, 2015


Meme's and general awesomeness aside, MILA J did a really great cover/remix of the song. It's pretty sweet.

Sorry, but truly square is pronouncing meme "may may," as a surprising number of people I've met are prone to doing.

This is something I've spent way too much time thinking about, but I'm pretty sure there's a meme about pronouncing it "may-may" to make fun of the people who pronounce it that way unironically.

So you have a good chance that anytime someone is pronouncing it "wrong" that you might actually be the square.
posted by mayonnaises at 10:09 AM on October 26, 2015


Drake On Me
posted by mhum at 11:22 AM on October 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


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