October 13, 2009 9:35 AM   Subscribe

As some Youtube commenter did, I was about to make "Put the Lotion in the Basket" my ringtone, but then thought better of it.
posted by cmoj at 10:04 AM on October 13, 2009

Man oh man, I love these videos, the concept of these videos, everything. It's not Swede Mason, but you can even makeMariah Carey sound good with this technique.
posted by boo_radley at 10:16 AM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Emergency Broadcast Network are absolutely fantastic and worth a post of their own, if by some freak chance they haven't had one yet.
posted by flatluigi at 10:20 AM on October 13, 2009

Philip Schofield on crack
posted by fire&wings at 10:28 AM on October 13, 2009

posted by boo_radley at 10:30 AM on October 13, 2009

Whoa. These would be just right at 15 seconds each.
posted by orme at 10:33 AM on October 13, 2009

Yeah, that Jeremy Clarkson one is pure brilliance.
posted by boo_radley at 10:47 AM on October 13, 2009

I have to disagree about the length...the more I watch them the more disturbing they get. At first it just sounds like a film sample...we've all heard it before...but as you start hearing the words repeated it gets weird. I'm thinking of 'get in the van' in particular.

It reminds me a bit of the Steve Reich thing 'come out' that repeats bits of 'to let the bruiseā€™s blood come out to show them.'

Ok yeh he made them to be funny as well, but the same thing that makes them funny makes them surreal...think this technique has potential for art.
posted by Not Supplied at 11:52 AM on October 13, 2009

Bill Wyman's Metal Detector is the official metal detector of MetaFilter is it not?
posted by well_balanced at 11:59 AM on October 13, 2009

It's a fine example of semantic satiation. It works even better if you are saying the word or phrase aloud, but here the words are kind of used as a rhythmic instrument.
posted by jefeweiss at 1:51 PM on October 13, 2009 [2 favorites]

Lest we forget.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:06 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

See also: Pogo
posted by Mwongozi at 4:55 AM on October 14, 2009

Anyone know what software is being used: is this custom stuff involving much programming, or what is best for this kind of synching of music with video?
posted by fcummins at 1:12 PM on October 14, 2009

Hah, I thought that was going to be this song about lotions and basket-putting-inning.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:19 PM on October 14, 2009

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