Won't You Blog About This Song? Sure!
December 4, 2007 10:01 PM   Subscribe

"Here Comes Another Bubble" a very 2.0-savvy song parody with a 'catch all the in-jokes' video.

It made Diet Coke come out of Scoble's nose! (You don't need to know who Scoble is to appreciate it, but it helps)

But you gotta appreciate a riff on "We Didn't Start the Fire" that is not just a laundry-list lyric. From the San Fran-based Richter Scales, an a capella group whose first CD is titled "We Hate A Capella", but mostly from a guy named Matt H...empey. More of their original songs here, the best (IMWO) is "Stockholm Syndrome".
posted by wendell (19 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This is genius.
posted by lenny70 at 10:24 PM on December 4, 2007

The rhyming could use some work, but ha! good idea.
posted by divabat at 10:27 PM on December 4, 2007

Damn your hide, wendell! Stay out of my bookmark folder labled "shit to post on MetaFilter"!!
posted by loquacious at 10:39 PM on December 4, 2007

I enjoyed the video, but their "I hate a capella" is a twisted poisonous earworm. From hell.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:45 PM on December 4, 2007

[this is good]

whatever happened to [this is good] anyway? i kinda liked it.

old memes never die, they just...annoy everyone to death
posted by mayfly wake at 10:59 PM on December 4, 2007

my bookmark folder labled "shit to post on MetaFilter"
aka Reddit, loq?
I seriously hesitated posting this just because of where I found it, and how often it had been linked by the webwhoresbloggers it in-joked. But if I knew I was racing you to the front page, I'd have thrown in something with the Spice Girls... in Lego.
posted by wendell at 11:12 PM on December 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

posted by Poolio at 11:16 PM on December 4, 2007

Can't wait for the round of people saying that no, this one isn't a bubble.

It will remind me of the last bubble.
posted by owillis at 11:24 PM on December 4, 2007

Interesting that the middle frame of the video happens to be TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, making his face the "cover" of the video, virtually guaranteeing a post on TechCrunch and wide exposure.
posted by null terminated at 11:25 PM on December 4, 2007

Damn you wendell. for posting my link too.
posted by seanyboy at 12:05 AM on December 5, 2007

I think the friendship bracelet bubble peaked on the "Buddy Bands" episode Saved by the Bell.
posted by milkrate at 1:07 AM on December 5, 2007

This is brilliant. Particularly liked the:

'Find yourself and engineer, feed him pizza, feed him beer, give him just a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the pie'.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:14 AM on December 5, 2007

"launch party, nicely dressed
what's the point, sausage fest
blue shirts, khaki pants
looking like a line of ants"

I'll not soon forget that verse.
posted by telstar at 2:17 AM on December 5, 2007

It's the end of the world as we know it.
posted by not_on_display at 5:03 AM on December 5, 2007

Speaking of dead memes -- Jesus, Scoble, "Diet Coke came out your nose"? Did you laugh so hard a little pee came out, too?

Do the Richter Scales owe you a new keyboard?

Did you ROTFLMFAO???/??!!??
posted by pineapple at 6:42 AM on December 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

how often it had been linked by the webwhoresbloggers it in-joked

Isn't that half the charm?
posted by ersatz at 10:57 AM on December 5, 2007

Isn't that half the charm?

Yes, but it also opens me up to attack from those uncharmed.
posted by wendell at 12:53 PM on December 5, 2007

ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
posted by ersatz at 5:06 PM on December 5, 2007

Huh. I just discovered, five days after the fact, that the Beloved Bubble Video has been taken off the face of the Web over a "copyright infringement" claim, and not from Billy Joel.

It was a apparently a cropped photo that appeared for about one second in the three minute video, but it was enough to throw a photographer who specializes in not-all-that-candid portraits of web-based hipsters in their unnatural environment (including geek parties and Burning Man) into an absolute hissy fit.

Maybe it’s because I am an aficionado of Animation, the art of creating one sometimes-wonderful work of art out of a few thousand individual still pictures, but I don’t hold still photographers in that high a level of esteem. Or maybe it’s because the most valuable stills being taken these days are upskirt shots of genuinely unimportant female celebrities without panties.

I must concede that getting good-looking pictures out of the flawed photographic process in non-optional lighting conditions is a skill bordering on art (or magic). But I must also note that I have never seen the benefit of using Flickr to store your visual assets (or YouTube for your video), unless you’re (a) somewhat exhibitionist AND (b) too cheap to cover the bandwidth cost of displaying it from your own webspace.

Anyway, I think Lane Hartwell is being a complete ass, (while Matt H. and the Richter Scales were only half-ass).
posted by wendell at 1:18 AM on December 17, 2007

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