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September 25, 2016 9:42 PM   Subscribe

 
whatty mcwatwat?
posted by awfurby at 9:57 PM on September 25, 2016 [5 favorites]


This is going to be a thing, isn't it?
posted by turtlebackriding at 10:02 PM on September 25, 2016 [16 favorites]


I honestly feel like the universe has become untethered after watching that.
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:06 PM on September 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


I think the best part is that he does not have a pen, or an apple, or a pineapple.
posted by straight at 10:09 PM on September 25, 2016 [36 favorites]


Dude is bringin' it in a bunch of videos on his channel. (Includes original version of Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen video.)
posted by straight at 10:16 PM on September 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think the best part is that he does not have a pen, or an apple, or a pineapple.

It's a manifesto! Perhaps he's practicing for the PPAP to come.
posted by lumensimus at 10:17 PM on September 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


ooga gotcha ooga gotcha ooga gotcha Pineapple Pen
posted by sammyo at 10:25 PM on September 25, 2016


I like this. Of course I will be humming the song as I am trying to sleep tonight, but for the moment I am happy.
posted by Literaryhero at 10:29 PM on September 25, 2016 [4 favorites]




He's a big old liar. No pen, no pineapple, no apple, no pen. This whole thing is a god damned farce. A SHAM I TELL YOU
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:35 PM on September 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


I just. Everyone. I love this kind of thing.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 10:35 PM on September 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yatta!
posted by scrowdid at 10:39 PM on September 25, 2016


Tried googling for some context, but there's not much more "there" there. Just some nutty character called Piko Taro made up by comedian, Kosaka Daimaou.
posted by p3t3 at 10:42 PM on September 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


NOW FOR 10 HOURS
posted by buzzv at 10:54 PM on September 25, 2016 [4 favorites]


Admit it, you can SEE it. The pen, apple, pineapple, and pen. YOU CAN SEE IT ALL.
posted by zardoz at 11:51 PM on September 25, 2016 [12 favorites]


As long as stuff like this exists, I cannot lose hope for our species.
posted by Captain Fetid at 12:57 AM on September 26, 2016 [10 favorites]


and this isn't, like, some kind of intensely filthy pun in Japanese? Because I really want it to be.
posted by Fraxas at 1:38 AM on September 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Hmmmm
posted by clorox at 1:40 AM on September 26, 2016


I cannot argue with the stark logic of his conceptual progression.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:54 AM on September 26, 2016 [17 favorites]


Is this a pronunciation drill for people learning English? There's a... careful zaniness to it that reminds me of when people try to make instructional videos fun, and mild tongue-twisters (lots of quick "p" sounds, similar but distinct phonemes "pen" and "pine" right next to each other) can be great for getting your mouth and ears around a new language.

Whatever the answer, it's brilliant and I'm going to spend much of the day (especially the long meeting I'm about to sit through with my boss and his boss) fighting the urge to sing it under my breath.
posted by metaBugs at 2:06 AM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


There should be a classification for this kind of wackiness - in the same way there are German words for common but essentially un-named feelings, there should be a corollary for these things so you'd look at it and go, oh yeah, it's a 'fungani' video.

Reminded me a little of 'Hey Gabba-Gabba.'
posted by From Bklyn at 2:37 AM on September 26, 2016


(pencil stencil apple pencil - pricier than ใƒ”ใ‚ณๅคช้ƒŽๆญŒๅ”ฑใƒ“ใƒ‡ใ‚ชใƒใƒฃใƒณใƒใƒซ's - but still with no pencil.)
posted by rongorongo at 2:44 AM on September 26, 2016


Is this a pronunciation drill for people learning English?

Pretty sure it's not, but it resembles real drills closely enough that it was probably part of the viral appeal.

There are a lot of rhythm drills and speaking chants that resemble songs, albeit with totally mundane sentence lyrics for English pronunciation practice in Japan (especially with younger kids) since English requires more varied stress and intonation than Japanese. I'm sure a lot of the real drills seem pretty strange to kids, hence the attraction to something that points out and amplifies the absurdity.
posted by p3t3 at 3:11 AM on September 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is going to be a thing, isn't it?

oh dear god I hope not! But he's strangely amusing, so if it does become a "thing", I could live with it. At least it's not the bloody Macarena!
posted by james33 at 3:30 AM on September 26, 2016


Dammit! I had just gotten this out of my head from hearing it for the last day. Now I fear I'll be hearing it from everyone for at least the next week.
posted by mystyk at 3:33 AM on September 26, 2016


...since English requires more varied stress and intonation than Japanese.

I studied Japanese for 3 years during my undergrad years (most of which I can't remember, except in fragments that float back as my kids watch anime in the next room). While I'm sure a professional linguist would say it's an oversimplification (or flat-out refute me -- I'm not pretending to be an expert), I'd say that it always seemed to me that both rely on a lot of syllabic stresses to differentiate.

If anything I feel it may be the reverse, as South-East-Asian languages are famous for having a great amount of interpretational differences based only on stress and tone, while in English you just sound like an idiot if you mis-use stress and tone but people still understand what you meant. My wife, who is Chinese (and fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and knows about as much Japanese as I remember) agrees with that interpretation.

In English, the best examples are typically jokes like: "How do you tell the difference between a Chemist and a Plumber? Ask them to pronounce 'unionized'!" In Japanese, syllabic stress is so critical that there is literally one word with two pronunciations for two of the best things on Earth: "sake" (salmon) and "sake" (alcohol) [ok, they're technically just homophones when written in Japanese, and only become the same word when written in romanji script, but I still like it].
posted by mystyk at 3:56 AM on September 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


This is so wonderful

In Japan, "this is a pen" is kind of the official stereotypical "English class" sentence, to the point where some months ago Twitter blew up over this guy's story about the chance he got to actually use the sentence "this is a pen."

The rest is basically just silliness, admittedly, but also it is just the best? I can't even begin to articulate some sort of justification for why I loved this so much
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:06 AM on September 26, 2016 [13 favorites]


Yeah, mystyk, I tend to agree with you now. I was taught early on studying Japanese that it was mostly atonal, and a lot of English education here stresses that English is much more tonal and stress based, but as my Japanese has gotten better, I agree with you. There is tons of important stress and intonation, but it's a bit subtle and easy to overlook.

I think the chants probably help more for correcting the "katakana-English" where they subconsciously use Japanese phonemes which prevents them from combining consonants.
posted by p3t3 at 4:11 AM on September 26, 2016


metaBugs: "Is this a pronunciation drill for people learning English?"

It wouldn't be out of place at all on Sesame Street or the Electric Company.
posted by chavenet at 4:45 AM on September 26, 2016


... I'll make your bub-bubs bounce, I'll make your bub-bubs bounce ...
posted by kcds at 4:57 AM on September 26, 2016


Donde esta la discoteca?
posted by amanda at 5:12 AM on September 26, 2016 [10 favorites]


There are a lot of rhythm drills and speaking chants that resemble songs, albeit with totally mundane sentence lyrics for English pronunciation practice in Japan
I have a bad case of diarrhea. (Earworm chant starts at :40. Happy Monday!)
posted by usonian at 5:20 AM on September 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Sexy!
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:22 AM on September 26, 2016


Are there any good cases of diarrhea?
posted by Namlit at 6:13 AM on September 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


This type of music, which, let's call Badger-pop, needs a name.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:28 AM on September 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


That will cause confusion with the many varieties of badger-flavored candies popular in these parts....
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:32 AM on September 26, 2016


Those will soon be illegal.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:49 AM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


How do I invest in this pen btw? Is there a kickstarter link?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:49 AM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and bad case of--wait, damn...
posted by xedrik at 7:00 AM on September 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


ยฟQuรฉ es mรกs macho? 'Pineapple' o 'knife'?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:12 AM on September 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


This song is great for wasting time at work, as you can replace "pineapple"/"apple" and "pen" with a wide variety of words and thus turn your day into an insane viral internet musical number.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:19 AM on September 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


This reminds me of one of my favorite picture books, Orange Pear Apple Bear.
posted by the_blizz at 7:41 AM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nine thoughts:

1. Ceci n'est pas un stylopommeananasstylo
2. Why is he dressed as a banana on the cusp of deliquescence?
3. Sticking a pen in fruit ruins both pen and fruit. Trump delenda est.
4. Apple's marketing direction has really gone askew. I miss Steve.
5. Why is the French for pineapple ananas but the French for banana not ineapples?
6. Is it the same pen in both apple and pineapple - ie, is it non-localised and thus not visible?
7. I have one pen and an apple only. Is this half-complete or half-incomplete, and do those states equate?
8. If c/2=nc/2, then c=nc and the void is all and all is the void
9. The whole universe is suffused with a strong smell of pineapple
posted by Devonian at 8:26 AM on September 26, 2016 [12 favorites]


I am convinced that Asia is really just a continent-scale art school and that they have thoroughly mastered the art of hip ironic dreadfulness that Brooklyn can only hint at.
posted by sonascope at 8:30 AM on September 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


If anything needs the HappyFunSeptember tag, it is this. This is what needs it.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:32 AM on September 26, 2016


I just love how happy he is about it all! He seems so excited to have each item, and their fusion brings about such a palpable sense of awe that I can't help but smile.
posted by hypercomplexsimplicity at 8:35 AM on September 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Why is the French for pineapple ananas but the French for banana not ineapples?

You guys, they got Dev.
posted by psoas at 8:35 AM on September 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


pencil stencil apple pencil

Pencil stencil Good King Wencil.
posted by The Bellman at 8:38 AM on September 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Why is the French for pineapple ananas but the French for banana not ineapples?

There's a pretty interesting story about that. Basically, words are dumb.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:43 AM on September 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


...delenda est

That would be the first Latin ending making World News!
posted by Namlit at 8:54 AM on September 26, 2016


Obligatory Truman Capote reference. (at least for me)
posted by humboldt32 at 9:09 AM on September 26, 2016


Thank you, Mr Encyclopedia. That's been bothering me for close to forty years, even if it's - like so much language, just because. The curious case of the linguistically uncoupled butterflies is new to me, and welcome.
posted by Devonian at 9:18 AM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


The retro-synth and broken english reminded me of this awesomeness.
posted by rocket88 at 10:32 AM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


penpineappleapplepenisland.com
posted by JohnFromGR at 10:37 AM on September 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Ah, the newest glorious release in the grand internet cultural tradition that brought us the Badger Song and the Llama Song.

Another dozen or so of them, and we'll have enough content for an "Internet's Greatest Hits" album, with which to terrify and confuse all those kids raised in strict no-outside-content households.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 11:24 AM on September 26, 2016


So my 62-year-old mom has recently gone bonkers for animal memes, and when I asked her what brought this on, she grinned and said "You, all right? I learned it by watching you!" *wipes eyes* I'm just so damn proud.
posted by xedrik at 12:34 PM on September 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


There's a pretty interesting story about that. Basically, words are dumb.

That was pretty good, now explain grapefruit/pamplemousse.
posted by maryr at 1:48 PM on September 26, 2016


Pen grapefruit pamplemousse pen.
posted by lucidium at 2:21 PM on September 26, 2016


No damn cat, and no damn cradle.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:30 PM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yessss, I win the "Weird Shit on the Internet" game today! I got to be the one to share this with my husband and not the other way around! I can't wait until he gets home from work and I can see his poor confused face!!!!!!
posted by chainsofreedom at 5:02 PM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh my goodness I was having a bad day and now I'm dancing, thank you!
posted by rufb at 5:20 PM on September 26, 2016


What, no Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pine-Pen?
posted by derekpaco at 6:35 PM on September 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Apple Pen(tm)
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:35 AM on September 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


They missed a real opportunity there to use some of the product shots of the (admittedly misnamed) Apple Pencil
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:41 AM on September 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Update: Mr. Freedom did in fact make the confused-amused-bemused face at this video. I was so so happy.
posted by chainsofreedom at 8:03 AM on September 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Just what you've been waiting for, How to Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Dance
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 8:07 AM on September 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's no Agadoo.
posted by ostranenie at 5:41 AM on September 28, 2016


The how-to started stressing me out a little bit. I'm pretty sure I'm going to screw it up and make it a pen-apple and not apple-pen. Aaaaah!
posted by amanda at 7:47 AM on September 28, 2016


Just what you've been waiting for, How to Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Dance

Am I crazy? Am I the only one who sees that he's not really holding anything? The emperor has no pens! No pineapples! No any kind of apples!
posted by straight at 9:52 AM on September 28, 2016


Is this a pronunciation drill for people learning English?

Yeah, one of the little details I love about this is how "I have pineapple" without the indefinite article sounds like something an ESL person would say, and it also sounds like the "an" was left out so the line scans, and also it is in fact correct idiomatic English where "I have apple" would not be.
posted by straight at 10:06 AM on September 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


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