Lobster Sticks to Magnet!
March 8, 2001 9:11 AM   Subscribe

Lobster Sticks to Magnet! It's the next AYBABTU! Pass it on! Deliciously surreal.
posted by beth (34 comments total)
just when it was safe...
lobster sticks to magnet, a
brand new meme is born

posted by jpoulos at 9:43 AM on March 8, 2001

Things I learned:

- Lobsters are made of meat
- Rabbits are, apparently, made of metal

posted by MarkAnd at 9:52 AM on March 8, 2001

Oy. Someone is trying too hard.
posted by crunchland at 9:54 AM on March 8, 2001


More like WABOUC!

[What a bunch of useless crap!]

My 24-hour penance is over!
posted by darren at 9:56 AM on March 8, 2001

The silly lobstergobbles up metal rabbit.Word is spreading fast.Bad, bad, Flash monkeys:hogging bandwidth, making memes.Ruining the web.
posted by mimi at 9:57 AM on March 8, 2001

Mimi, I want that on a t-shirt.

posted by schlomo at 10:09 AM on March 8, 2001

Riiight... that was an incredible waste of life.
posted by fusinski at 10:10 AM on March 8, 2001

Oh come on...its not about quality...its about community.

If people start believing its funny, then it is. It'll build and build, and just like AYBABTU it'll be the funniest thing in the world when you see it for the 15th time.
posted by thebigpoop at 10:13 AM on March 8, 2001


what does this acronym mean?
posted by doublehelix at 10:14 AM on March 8, 2001

DoubleHelix: Be grateful that you don't know.
posted by waxpancake at 10:15 AM on March 8, 2001

alpa yankee bravo alpha bravo tommy u-turn
posted by tiaka at 10:18 AM on March 8, 2001

Atomic Yams Bite a Babboon's Tuckus Unilaterally.
posted by lileks at 10:19 AM on March 8, 2001

It's interesting how memes that don't try like Mahir and AYBABTU succeed, while engineered attempts at creating memes don't. The cool thing about AYBABTU is that it was a kind of happy accident. Something unexpected. "Lobster Sticks to Magnet" is just a copycat idea. It fails the "unexpectedly original" and "un-self-conscious" tests.
posted by muppetboy at 10:21 AM on March 8, 2001

But, the ending, people, the ending! Note the triumph of the iceberg! A lesson for us all?

Magnetic lobster.
Power chords and hoarse yelling.
Titanic ending!
posted by iceberg273 at 10:26 AM on March 8, 2001

If that's the next AYBABTU, then I fear that we have reached the end of civilization. This was one of the most stupid things I have thing in a long time and, not being a big fan of heavy metal music, I really want to minute I spent on it back.....

posted by TNLNYC at 10:31 AM on March 8, 2001

Lobster Sticks to Magnet is way older than All Your Base Are Belong to Us.

Presentation and effort goes to All Your Base, but Lobster has the better music.
posted by dakotasmith at 10:34 AM on March 8, 2001

If MTV played stuff like that, I'd consider getting cable...and maybe even a TV.
posted by milnak at 10:35 AM on March 8, 2001

The worst thing about it? We're going out for Thai tonight, and now all I want is a big, honkin' red, magnetic, lobster. And butter. And a martini.Schlomo, I'm heading over to CafePress... :)
posted by mimi at 10:57 AM on March 8, 2001

Ew ... I feel dirty. That was just lame.
posted by gleemax at 11:30 AM on March 8, 2001

It makes me want to go see if I still have any Black Flag tapes.
posted by eckeric at 12:02 PM on March 8, 2001

"Lobster Sticks to Magnet" is just a copycat idea.

Actually no. This is a bit of bizarre weirdness that was living happily on its own long before the all-your-base thing got turned into a pop culture icon.

I don't get it, personally, but this is the third time someone has pointed it out to me or a group I frequent, so obviously it has SOME appeal...

posted by Mars Saxman at 12:24 PM on March 8, 2001

Stop trying to read so much into this just because of the All Your Base backlash. This has been around for a long time.

As for the "trying too hard" comment, the problem is that the link goes directly to the movie. Back out to


and read their own caption re: for this to be funny.
posted by Su at 1:04 PM on March 8, 2001

It reminded me, oddly enough, of Monkey Vs. Robot. Not for the content, but for the... erm... 'style'.

But I prefer 'Monkey'.
posted by toddshot at 3:39 PM on March 8, 2001

There go 2 minutes of my life that I will never get back...

posted by stew560 at 4:49 PM on March 8, 2001

I've watched it about 40 times in the last 4 months. I like best when the lobster bites your eye. AYB is second-rate at best.
posted by lucius at 5:12 PM on March 8, 2001

My son loves it. He's 8.
posted by rodii at 5:19 PM on March 8, 2001

The followup ad asks, "Does your company have it's own flash ad?"

Why are media companies unable to use the possessive form of 'it?' Am I the only one who notices this? It's (that's the contraction for 'it has' or 'it is') been used several times in MeFi posts this week. Curse all you want, kids, but use the Standard English. P133z!
posted by chino at 9:02 PM on March 8, 2001

I watched that whole animation, because I kept waiting for it not to suck.

There goes 5 minutes of my life I will never have back.
posted by CrayDrygu at 9:07 PM on March 8, 2001

This is cooler but has no catchphrase.
posted by redleaf at 11:00 PM on March 8, 2001

OK, it probably says something (I'm not sure what, exactly) that I saw this post and read the headline as "Lobster sticks to megnut." At which point I decided to get up, step outside and look up at the sky for a while.
posted by bradlands at 12:08 AM on March 9, 2001

Have you all seen this, with the translation here, it is exponentially funnier, though I found lobster amusing in a Stone & Parker way.
posted by fiery at 12:52 AM on March 9, 2001

Lobster's wackiness is just too "polished" for my tastes. I prefer my inanity with sort of a rough-edged, slapdash look to it. :-)

Speaking of which: set your MeFi dials back to here for a blast-from-the-past recap of the most enjoyable "hatten" video that fiery mentions.
posted by youhas at 1:12 AM on March 9, 2001

Can't you people just leave Meg alone...?

Oh, Magnet. Sorry.
posted by holgate at 4:02 AM on March 9, 2001

Somewhat reminds me of songs by Peeet, like Telephone vs Ice Cream..
posted by valerie at 11:47 AM on March 11, 2001

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