AFSCME
March 18, 2007 9:16 PM   Subscribe

Hey, on your way to work tomorrow, instead of sitting around with your finger up your a$$, look around. There's a union out there called AFSCME and they're busting their balls for you doing all the sh*t work you take for granted.
posted by milarepa (51 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
Audio NSFW.
posted by bunglin jones at 9:18 PM on March 18, 2007


I'm sure wendell is overworked around here; but, he does seem to be a good sport about it all.
posted by taosbat at 9:23 PM on March 18, 2007


Saw that a couple of days ago, and LOL'd
posted by delmoi at 9:25 PM on March 18, 2007


I live in a "right to work" state, which means if I breathe the word "union" I will end up out on my "ass." So tell the AFSCME to STFU.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:28 PM on March 18, 2007


I get the feeling the responses to this thread are going to be a sort of litmus: pro- and anti-union commentary from the folks who skipped the link, lighthearted riffing from those who actually watched it.

And wendell don't take shit from nobody.
posted by cortex at 9:31 PM on March 18, 2007


nobody...got it.
posted by taosbat at 9:35 PM on March 18, 2007


Sounds a bit too much like my neighbor. Funny.
posted by chime at 9:50 PM on March 18, 2007


Audio NSFW.

There are broads out there who would fkn tell me that in the fkn start of the post.
posted by dw at 9:50 PM on March 18, 2007


wendell: the mefite that fuckin' works for you.
posted by boo_radley at 9:51 PM on March 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


That made me laugh several times, thanks.
posted by interrobang at 9:53 PM on March 18, 2007


I like it.
posted by danb at 9:55 PM on March 18, 2007


"nobody...got it.

Oh, I got it. I just don't want it.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:56 PM on March 18, 2007


:)
posted by caddis at 9:58 PM on March 18, 2007


I don't walk to work with my finger up my ass. It's uncomfortable, and I tend to get picked up by the cops.
posted by dirigibleman at 10:07 PM on March 18, 2007


Why do I have this sudden urge to watch The Sopranos?
posted by kid ichorous at 10:16 PM on March 18, 2007


I have never been prouder to be an AFSCME member. You bet ya' fuckin' ass.
posted by Foam Pants at 10:21 PM on March 18, 2007


Hey can we do without the fucking editorial in the post? GYOFB.... Kidding. Fun little video.
posted by jeblis at 10:21 PM on March 18, 2007


This is very funny. Thanks.
posted by bunglin jones at 10:24 PM on March 18, 2007


That was hilarious. Especially the "amalgamated...federaliza...hey, I don't know what the fuck it means"
posted by puke & cry at 10:29 PM on March 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's interesting to see the evolution of profanity over the years. Who actually uses the word hardon as an insult now?
posted by clockworkjoe at 10:52 PM on March 18, 2007


Cheers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:10 PM on March 18, 2007


When did "fkn" become the cool word? Does it replace "FTW" on the top of the "I wish this went away now" pile?
posted by andreaazure at 11:41 PM on March 18, 2007


I loved it, thanks!
posted by jonson at 11:43 PM on March 18, 2007


Oh man, I want to send it to my prof that teaches about the history of the working class. beautiful.
posted by piratebowling at 11:57 PM on March 18, 2007


The trim, well-groomed white male in the expensive suit at the center of the video---think he is a union man?
Or The Man?
Just saying.
posted by Dizzy at 12:01 AM on March 19, 2007


I laughed. I did indeed.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:23 AM on March 19, 2007


Hilarious. Thanks.
posted by painquale at 1:29 AM on March 19, 2007


Typical union bully boys - what if I want my kids to drink piss from a fountain?
posted by Abiezer at 2:15 AM on March 19, 2007


Who actually uses the word hardon as an insult now?

I dunno, people who think saying "retarded" is a big witty ticky one?

Huey Lewis lovers?
posted by Wolof at 2:48 AM on March 19, 2007


You know,, if you combine You with ONion you get Union. I just thought of that. Derp di der.
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:18 AM on March 19, 2007


Very funny! As I was watching it....Hey! What the fuck YOU lookin' at, douchebag?
posted by Turtles all the way down at 4:45 AM on March 19, 2007


Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:09 AM on March 19, 2007


[this is good]
posted by Malor at 6:03 AM on March 19, 2007


Awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 6:51 AM on March 19, 2007


I saw a guy with an AFSCME pin on all about this video the other day and he really wanted to check it out. He was all excited because he had been a member for very many years. It was really hard to explain, though. He asked "Alright, so what's a youtube?" and I tried to explain how it was this website on the internet and how he can do it on his computer and all this stuff.

I hope he eventually saw it because that video is awesome.
posted by redteam at 8:10 AM on March 19, 2007


The sound quality is just right--it really sounds like it was recorded on a 70's era tape deck.
posted by aerotive at 8:27 AM on March 19, 2007


So is this an old commercial with new audio, or does the satire itself date back to the 70s?
posted by brownpau at 8:56 AM on March 19, 2007


So, so funny.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:07 AM on March 19, 2007


Yeah I'm a little curious if this is some inside joke that the Union did itself or maybe some comedy trope decided to riff on em?

Either way, it's beautiful. We dig up those holes do you don't fuck up yo car or nuttin.
posted by Talanvor at 9:19 AM on March 19, 2007


When did "fkn" become the cool word?
It's fowl language - cause it rhymes with 'chkn'!
posted by Karmakaze at 9:50 AM on March 19, 2007


I read somewhere (boingboing?) that the audio on this was actually done by the guy who did the original, official voiceover - he recorded this as a joke at the same session.
posted by tristeza at 10:42 AM on March 19, 2007


Pahahahaha, brilliant. Is the actual PSA up anywhere to compare with?
posted by Skorgu at 10:44 AM on March 19, 2007


I have to say I'm a little surprised that people are suggesting the audio was a recent addition, as though people in the 1970s had no sense of humor. Just because YouTube didn't exist, there were OTHER ways to pass around this sort of underground comedy.

There are many other examples out there (see previously) of bored announcers and technicians doing this kind of thing to amuse themselves.

Besides, the audio quality sounds too authentic.
posted by evilcolonel at 11:33 AM on March 19, 2007


Oh, and I almost forgot:

Metafilter: Out there zappin' rats and roaches
posted by evilcolonel at 11:38 AM on March 19, 2007


Please consider that there is no preview available in some cases (all cases? I read via RSS). So the only thing I have to go on that describes the content of the post is abusive language about fingers in asses.

I understand the need to be funny, or sarcastic, or whichever you were intending to be here. However, I'd really rather you have some kind of explanation for the post if you're going to word it this way.

Or just not post single-link-to-youtube posts.
posted by avriette at 11:59 AM on March 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was wondering how long it was going to take for someone to suck the fun out of this post by complaining about something.
posted by milarepa at 12:13 PM on March 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Avriette: zappin the fuckin fun out of shit while you sit on your fuckin fingers. You got that, douchebag??
posted by spicynuts at 1:01 PM on March 19, 2007


milarepa: are you suggesting that asking nicely is a more appropriate way to solve a perceived problem, or that asking itself is an egregious fun-sucking problem?

spicynuts: Metafilter: dissent will be met with overwhelming fingers to the fuckin' ass.
posted by avriette at 4:08 PM on March 19, 2007


Avriette: Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Everyone please make sure your posts are convenient and in the proper form for avriette.
posted by jeblis at 5:56 PM on March 19, 2007


AFSCME. Posting Single Fucking Link Youtube Posts so you don't have to!!
posted by Megafly at 6:14 PM on March 19, 2007


ROFLAFSCME
posted by Kwine at 8:02 AM on March 20, 2007


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