It's not funny!!
March 8, 2008 9:36 AM   Subscribe

I gotta say, I take back every bad thing I have ever said about mini-bottles.
posted by Tullius at 9:45 AM on March 8, 2008

I don't think it's a joke. I don't think it's funny... I've told you about this before.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:57 AM on March 8, 2008

posted by dobbs at 10:09 AM on March 8, 2008

I put all this wicker up just for you.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:14 AM on March 8, 2008

great job!
posted by Mick at 10:31 AM on March 8, 2008

Salamé! Salamé!
posted by porn in the woods at 10:53 AM on March 8, 2008

Damn, I almost posted this yesterday.
posted by slogger at 10:56 AM on March 8, 2008

The greatest alcohol commercial ever made.
posted by _aa_ at 11:02 AM on March 8, 2008

You didn't like the color of your mini golf ball.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:42 AM on March 8, 2008

Hot tub! Too hot!
posted by miss lynnster at 12:10 PM on March 8, 2008

Yeah, that part where he said "it's not funny!," he was describing the movie, right?
posted by Frank Grimes at 12:18 PM on March 8, 2008

No, he was preemptively mocking your reaction to the movie.
posted by mullacc at 12:22 PM on March 8, 2008 [2 favorites]

You got me friend!
posted by nola at 12:24 PM on March 8, 2008

Eye heart Zack. If I ever were to pursue comedy, I'd be worried that I was trying too hard to be a combination between himself, Mitch Hedberg, that Dmitri feller, and uh, some other guys I like.

Never heard of the other two guys, but I started checking out their other material on YouTube and was sufficiently amused.

So, what's the deal with boutique fancy-schmanzy alcohol anyway?

"Good Vodka" is just water and ethanol, amirite? The more expensive stuff (in my universe: Grey Goose, Chopin, Belvedere, Stoli) is just more-pure, better-filtered/distilled, correct?

One common debate is between grain 'n taters: It's almost like if you're willing to insist there's any difference between grain or potato-sourced vodka (I believe all of the brands listed above are grain-based except Chopin), you have to believe in homeopathy too.

Skyy and Absolut and even that somewhat new Smirnoff Triple-Distilled stuff fill out the mid-range and seem to be sufficiently pure according to my rigid scientific testing (chug, chug, drink lots of water to prevent dehydration, judge presence of and intensity of head/stomach ache the next day).

Has anyone considered just selling a well-marketed creation consisting of 200 proof pure ethanol mixed cut with distilled water? This is possibly how most vodka is made anyway, but Everclear, for example, seems pretty cheap and a jug-o-water from the store ain't much either, so someone needs to hit the $10-15/1.75L price point with somethin' good.

Call it "Titrilate," a basardization of "titrate" and "titilate," and both parent-words contain the word "tit," making the product an ideal product for the 20-something demographic, who could also be educated (via label) on the science of hangover-free-hard-liquor-binge-drinking (nothin' but vodka).

Could be cheaper than that evil McCormick swill, which apparently contains an ounce or two of devil-nut-dew to guarantee a superficial but noticeable ulcer the following day.

posted by lordaych at 12:29 PM on March 8, 2008

I'm going to sound stupid for asking, but I never went to the right parties. This *is* about coke, right?
Anyway, I find it hilarious, and I hope to see more from these guys.
posted by uosuaq at 12:33 PM on March 8, 2008

posted by about_time at 12:51 PM on March 8, 2008

This was amazing during Tim & Eric's live show. Especially after they'd thrown Papa John's garlic butter sauce at a bunch of marina girls. Good times, good times.
posted by OrangeDrink at 12:59 PM on March 8, 2008

I love those guys.
posted by puke & cry at 2:11 PM on March 8, 2008

I don't get it and I want to get it and now I just feel stupid.
posted by kbanas at 3:06 PM on March 8, 2008

Don't feel stupid, some of us are just off our meds. My girl don't get it either, she just looks at me when I'm laughing at their stuff and shakes her head so don't feel bad.
posted by nola at 3:13 PM on March 8, 2008

Tim & Eric is like Teletubbies for grownups.

And by that, I mean it is stupid and worthless.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:13 PM on March 8, 2008

(and yet I still find myself watching every week)
posted by Sys Rq at 3:14 PM on March 8, 2008

Funny or Die has some great stuff too, including the best part of Tim & Eric, Dr. Steve Brule (for your links!) and also Zach's kids show is great.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:08 PM on March 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

This bit is what made me a Galifianakis fan. Jesus, the man is funny.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:54 PM on March 8, 2008

I get Monty Python at its most absurd. I get Kids In the Hall.

If there was something to get here, I am pretty confident I would get it. But there isn't and I don't.

It's a bunch of random things that vaguely seem like they might be funny strung together, but without any of the work it takes to make a coherent piece of comedy. They're just throwing a whole bunch of random shit at the wall and hoping something sticks.

I suppose the humor is supposed to lie in the premise that they were asked to make a vodka ad, and came up with something totally inappropriate. But a) I dont believe that set-up and b) if it was an ad, I'm sure Absolut would be happy to air it. it's not as if they're some terrible stodgy old company. They would end up selling a lot of vodka to Adult Swim watching hipsters, actually.

I guess a fancy term for this would be "false transgressiveness" or something. But basically, i watched the whole thing and didn't even crack a smile.
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:26 PM on March 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

This was amazing during Tim & Eric's live show. Especially after they'd thrown Papa John's garlic butter sauce at a bunch of marina girls.

I don't know what city this was in or what a "Marina girl" is (Del Rey??), but picking on people of an allegedly lesser social class is the last refuge of hack comics, assholes, and someone from Germany whose name I won't mention.
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:29 PM on March 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

drjimmy11: I used to feel sort of like you about Tim and Eric, that it was too much weird-for-weird's-sake. But after watching a few episodes of their show I came to love it.

It's not funny. Really, it's not. Much of their "bits" mostly just make the viewer uncomfortable. It's uncomfortable absurdism, full of a mix of actors playing desperately sad people and total burnouts AND actual real burnouts plucked from public access. I don't want to make it sound deep, because it isn't, but it's all pretty existentialist.

Also, of course Absolut actually did this as an Ad not something they made up. I don't understand why you thought that was just part of a bit.
posted by malphigian at 9:02 PM on March 8, 2008

Dr. Steve Brule is my personal life coach.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:20 AM on March 9, 2008

I can't believe I'd never heard of this Galifiankis fellow until now. Pure genius.
posted by norabarnacl3 at 6:55 AM on March 9, 2008

Wait, Absolut PAID them to make that? Seriously?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:22 AM on March 9, 2008

The Snuggler. Spagett!
posted by tatnasty at 2:58 PM on March 9, 2008

They're just throwing a whole bunch of random shit at the wall and hoping something sticks.

Specifically, 3 yester-trendy types of comedy - humor-of-awkwardness (but done better on Curb Your Enthusiasm & Arrested Development), faux-poignance (but done better by Kids in the Hall and, well, every good sketch group), and sudden-explosion-of-emotion (done best by Arj Barker since at least 1999).

I mean, I love all that stuff, and it's cool they got lots of cash (and, no doubt, booze) from Absolut for making it, but it seems kind of muddled. Who exactly are they making fun of? Some group of sensitive, older women with unfashionable tastes, I guess.
posted by msalt at 12:41 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

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