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OMG THE 2017 VERSION WAS JUST POSTED why did I post so early
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:35 AM on September 21 [8 favorites]


this is thoroughly great and may prompt you to ask: "gosh, what are Earth Wind and Fire up to these days, anyway?"

the answer is, playing Budokon with a J-pop group called Little Glee Monster
posted by koeselitz at 11:42 AM on September 21 [3 favorites]


And now, Pink, you understand my pain about hesitating too long to post stuff.
posted by Samizdata at 11:55 AM on September 21


Demi Adejuyigbe is a gd treasure
posted by dismas at 11:58 AM on September 21 [3 favorites]


This reply says it best:

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This is the only good superhero franchise
posted by From Bklyn at 12:05 PM on September 21


"gosh, what are Earth Wind and Fire up to these days, anyway?"

they were doing some dates with "Chic featuring Nile Rodgers" earlier this year
posted by thelonius at 12:22 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


That's it, that's the best thing I'll see on the internet today and I already spent like an hour watching that YouTube channel about life on a container ship.
posted by parm at 12:23 PM on September 21 [3 favorites]


This is delightful, I am delighted.
posted by rewil at 12:36 PM on September 21 [2 favorites]


From the replies:

Antoine: Demi, I’m sorry I can’t think of another pop culture metaphor for this: this video is my Infinite Jest

Demi: that's a lotta jest!


The song, shirt, dance, and lotta jest is exactly what I needed today. Thank you for linking it.
posted by Teegeeack AV Club Secretary at 12:40 PM on September 21 [2 favorites]


Hell yeah, my birthday jam! Gotta get that shirt...
posted by sucre at 12:52 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


Thank you for this!

The world is on fire, the tasks on my to-do list are tribbling down the page and I'm laughweeping at this joy. Looks like I found another funny smart person to follow on Twitter.
posted by kimberussell at 12:57 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


Just a heads up that Demi is also funny as hell:

okay, now i'm really worried about the han solo movie [Twitter link]
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:58 PM on September 21


This is the most best thing.
posted by minsies at 1:00 PM on September 21


He was also a writer for s1 of The Good Place, so: respect.
posted by rewil at 1:01 PM on September 21 [2 favorites]


Seeing this video is a sure sign that they woke you up too early.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:06 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


Yeah, lucky day for those just coming across him for the first time: this is an excellent (couple of) goofs by a dude who is a high-performance goof machine. Demi Adejuyigbe is seriously one of the smartest funniest motherfuckers going.
posted by cortex at 1:18 PM on September 21 [4 favorites]


Yes. More of this kind of thing.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 2:01 PM on September 21




When will he start selling the shirts in advance. I would wear the new shirt every September 21.
posted by Emmy Rae at 2:31 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


I was eating grapes while watching this year's and spat them out with laughter when he brought out the sax.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:21 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T KNOW HE WROTE THE GOOD PLACE

I had been planning to watch but now my plans are for TONIGHTS
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:52 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


When it's the morning of September 22

When you're a creative genius but don't know what a broom is ::facepalm::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:05 PM on September 21


This is my birthday song. Which means...
posted by NedKoppel at 7:06 PM on September 21


This is adorable! Also I love this song.

Happy birthday, NedKoppel!
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:32 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


Thank you!
posted by NedKoppel at 7:58 PM on September 21


NYMag article on this.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:07 PM on September 21 [3 favorites]


I was in labor all day 17 years ago today so this is a special song for me. My kid and I listened to it a couple times today. And I just showed her the video. Her comment "this version is like rock jingle bell…!" LOL
posted by vespabelle at 9:59 PM on September 21 [3 favorites]


this is an excellent (couple of) goofs by a dude who is a high-performance goof machine.

Seeing this comment makes me wonder, as someone who (like I suspect many others on Metafilter) has turned heavily to the comfort blanket of the McElroy family of products in psychic defence against the shitstorm of our dystopian future, whether there is a McElroy linked increase in the use of the word "goof" to describe the category "acts and speech acts with humorous intent". I'd never really encountered it used that way consistently pre-McElroy, and the dictionary suggests that it may (at this point) be a non-standard definition. Am I just limited in my cultural references?
posted by howfar at 12:58 AM on September 22 [1 favorite]


There's definitely a McElroy vector on that for me personally, yeah. I wouldn't have put it out of reach as that noun-form usage previously but I also don't think I'd have been very likely to make the reach.
posted by cortex at 7:48 AM on September 22 [1 favorite]


Demi is also half of the amazing Gilmore Guys podcast, and the single best mashup artist this side of Neil Cicerega; his #TwitterJamsJuly project (in which every day in July 2015 he made a mashup based on a different tweet along the lines of "hey someone should mash up X and Y") is a must-listen.
posted by Itaxpica at 10:12 AM on September 22 [1 favorite]


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