So, who let these dog's out?
June 27, 2001 3:59 PM   Subscribe

So, who let these dog's out? This fits perfectly with my 6th grade humor.
posted by Mark (34 comments total)
posted by zempf at 4:24 PM on June 27, 2001

TIP: don't watch this while eating food.
posted by milnak at 4:31 PM on June 27, 2001

Reminds me of that commercial where there's a guy on a plane, and he's using a laptop to make a model video of his girlfriend. He's showing it to the woman sitting next to him, and then turns the speakers on and the music is "Who Let the Dogs Out". It just struck me as funny that he's making a model video with "Who Let the Dogs Out" as the background music
posted by Laugh_track at 4:45 PM on June 27, 2001

You know, I don't want to like this. It's mean and degrading, picking on some poor women who probably already have enough problems without having their photos blasted all over the Internet to the tune of "Who Let the Dogs out." But about halfway through I started making snorting noises trying to keep back the laughter, and by the end I had tears in my eyes. I fear I am going straight to hell...
posted by JParker at 5:38 PM on June 27, 2001

There is no canine.™
posted by daveadams at 5:39 PM on June 27, 2001


i was going to post this almost 2 months ago, but i decided not to due to a sudden twinge of good taste.

damn me.
posted by jcterminal at 5:46 PM on June 27, 2001

This is just wrong... ashamed to admit it made me giggle, though..
posted by mattee at 5:47 PM on June 27, 2001

For some reason, people I have shown this particular meme to have found it more offensive than others (that I thought were in poorer taste.) I'm not insinuating that the population at large is developing a heart, but I did have a friend tell me that she forwarded the URL to another friend of hers who started crying after she saw it.
posted by robbie01 at 6:13 PM on June 27, 2001

I couldn't watch more than 20 seconds of it. - rcb
posted by rebeccablood at 6:15 PM on June 27, 2001

With all respect, rebecca, that's kind of a dodge. I felt a horrible pang of guilt about 20 seconds into it, too, but I was laughing so hard I couldn't click away.

It's horrible. Horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible. But, I have to admit, it's funny.

Didn't you laugh, just a little?
posted by jpoulos at 6:49 PM on June 27, 2001

oh man that was wrong...
posted by lotsofno at 6:52 PM on June 27, 2001

a little? not for one second. ditto what rebecca said.
posted by heather at 7:11 PM on June 27, 2001

I admit that I giggled, while saying "that's really mean" and turned it off. That says something about me that I don't really want to admit.

Who took the time to collect all of these pictures? All these people are probably bearing their souls on personal homepages, and someone is ripping them apart.

Not cool at all.

I asked my boyfriend if it would be funny if my picture was on there, and he said it wouldn't be (smart boy). But on showing him this, he found it funny.

Wonder if the Baha Men thought that this would happen to the song?
posted by melissa at 7:18 PM on June 27, 2001

jpoulos: Didn't you laugh, just a little?

no, I honestly didn't, I didn't even smile. I watched about 20 seconds of it, it seemed mean without even an iota of humor, and I hit the back button.

the *idea* doesn't even seem funny to me. - rcb
posted by rebeccablood at 7:41 PM on June 27, 2001

"people I have shown this particular meme to "

this is a meme?

umm... what's a meme again?

i thought this was defined as 'a shitty flash movie'?
posted by jcterminal at 7:54 PM on June 27, 2001

Incidently, this is the only time I have ever heard more than just the chorus of that song. Shocking.
posted by Hackworth at 8:22 PM on June 27, 2001

These days it seems 99% of all memes are, in their barest form, shitty Flash movies.
posted by robbie01 at 8:27 PM on June 27, 2001

Wonder if the Baha Men thought that this would happen to the song?

That's what the whole song is about. "Ugly" women, that is.

I felt kinda bad, but I thought it was funny...
posted by owillis at 8:27 PM on June 27, 2001

I imagine many of the pictures were culled from the archives of, a repository of bad personal pictures people have posted to the internet. I have to say, I stifled a giggle at this, but a lot of the pictures looked photoshopped, plus I started thinking how very unhappy I'd be if I were the one showing up on some day.
posted by zempf at 8:29 PM on June 27, 2001

Ditto Rebecca and Heather. I saw the first few seconds, thought 'that's mean', turned it off.
Owillis: I thought the song referred to 'men are dogs' type sentiments, not ugly women. The song always cracked me up (disclaimer - I don't think men are dogs). Didn't it get popular when some baseball team would run out on the field in the beginning of the game with that song playing? Or some such manly sports thing.
It wasn't too easy to interpret those lyrics, maybe they're too deep and literary for me or something. But this part:
'Cause I'm the man of the land
When they see me they do…ah-ooooo(howl)

perhaps supports my theory?
posted by hazyjane at 12:36 AM on June 28, 2001

ok, really...

what the hell are memes?
posted by jcterminal at 12:41 AM on June 28, 2001

I think it became about the sports teams running out, but if you look at this :

I tell the fellas "…start the name callin'…"
And the girls report to the call
The poor dog show down

It seems they're referring to the women being dog's and responding...
posted by owillis at 12:53 AM on June 28, 2001

The girls call the dog-show down. So the guys are the dog-show because they're "name-calling"? That's how I read it, but it seems to be open to many interpretations.
Yeah, what are memes? Thanks, jcterminal, for asking the questions I was afraid to ask.
posted by hazyjane at 12:59 AM on June 28, 2001

Meme. Meme. And if you want more, stuff by this guy is illuminating.
posted by owillis at 1:38 AM on June 28, 2001

Thanks for the info, very interesting stuff.
Too bad I have this silly song going through my head as I read it.
posted by hazyjane at 4:36 AM on June 28, 2001

Guess I've never listened enough to the song to clue in that the lyrics are bashing someone (be it women or men, since it seems to be unclear.)

I thought of too. (In fact, I wouldn't have been surprised if it was an ad for the site.) This whole "let's make fun of people we think are ugly" concept is just wrong on so many levels. Photoshopped or not, those are real people and they - or anyone - don't deserve that kind of treatment.

This really is cruel, and not funny at all. I am ashamed of myself for my initial "shocked giggle" reaction.

mean does not equal funny.
posted by melissa at 6:03 AM on June 28, 2001

The site was slow to load, so I went to the back of the apartment to sort some laundry and promptly forgot about the video completely. Until, of couse, the rousing opening shout "WHO LET THE DOGS OUT" came blaring out of the PC speakers, which were turned up higher than normal due to having been listening to mp3's.

I jumped about three feet in the air and nearly peed myself because I thought I was the victim of some rhythmic home invasion. That was funny.

This video, not so much.

Odd that the funny/not funny camps seem to be drawn on gender lines (as far as I can tell from user names, an admittedly dicey method). Compassion? Empathy? A greater tendancy of women not to judge others by their appearance, and so these women who are so maligned for their looks remind us of girlfriends, sisters, mothers, ourselves? Would it be so funny to the fellows if the photos were of overweight men?

No judgements here, just thinking out loud.
posted by jennyb at 6:48 AM on June 28, 2001

I think most of the pics are from, as for my interpretation of the shitty flash, it's 6th grade humor and 6th grade offensiveness...It didn't phase me either way...
posted by samsara at 8:58 AM on June 28, 2001

I'm as big a fan of juvenile humor as anyone, but this was really just stupid and pointlessly mean. How hard is it to find a whole ton of pictures of ugly women and just throw them up on a screen? Comedy should at least meet some baseline of inventiveness.

Haw! I get it! They're dogs!
posted by Skot at 9:53 AM on June 28, 2001

This goes back to my comments earlier this week: no one deserves to be insulted, belittled, made fun of or treated poorly because of their physical appearance. This is not funny. There is nothing humourous about denegrating people because they don't live up to some moron's standard of superficial beauty.

All of you who got a giggle out of it, ask yourself this, what if one of the pictures in this repulsive little movie was of your sister, your best friend or your mother. Would you be laughing then?
posted by Dreama at 9:59 AM on June 28, 2001

jennyb: Odd that the funny/not funny camps seem to be drawn on gender lines

Oh, can I throw that aside? Me: male. Funny? Not a chance. No laughter, no giggles, no snickers. I was almost mortified.

Now, anyone who knows me will attest to my sense of humor and love of horribly bad puns. But this? This just wasn't humorous. It was entirely mean-spirited, and I can't imagine it being created with any other goal than humiliation.
posted by hijinx at 10:05 AM on June 28, 2001

hijinx: Oh, can I throw that aside?

Please do. And thank you.
posted by jennyb at 10:12 AM on June 28, 2001

jennyb: "A greater tendancy of women not to judge others by their appearance"

not so sure about that...women can be just as mean as men, if not meaner. If there's a tendency, it's probably to make fun of someone behind their backs, not to their face. Instead they go in the bathroom and chat about it with their friends.
posted by mtevis at 1:25 PM on June 29, 2001

I won't watch it, because I have a feeling it will piss me off (I always read the comments before I click the link), but could there be some gender difference because the "dogs" in question are mostly, if not all, women?

We chiquitas get mighty, mighty sick of being judged worthless if we aren't somebody's perfect sex object.
posted by frykitty at 2:37 PM on June 29, 2001

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