Do I need this cup or am I just another sucker?
April 25, 2010 9:55 PM   Subscribe

Da N-Viro Thugz Present "The Answer", examining the plastic coffee cups sold at Humber College along with your drink.

Reminiscent of those Bill Nye the Science Guy music videos. Random trivia: most, if not all of the students involved in the Humber video is in their jazz program.
posted by Sallysings (20 comments total)
The sorta-ironically-not-hiphop-types-doing-a-hiphop-(or-whatever-that-is)-type-song (about something sorta ironic) trope is really played, and I couldn't make it through the whole thing, but the name "Da N-Viro Thugz" is pretty funny.
posted by dammitjim at 10:04 PM on April 25, 2010 [2 favorites]

These guys make me want to litter.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 10:34 PM on April 25, 2010 [2 favorites]

Plastic coffee cups? Is this something you'd need to be Canadian to understand?
posted by birdherder at 11:15 PM on April 25, 2010

Rexdale usually has better rappers than this -- maybe they're from the Lakeshore campus.

But it's a serious message: everyone should just carry a reusable travel mug with them at all times, no excuses.
posted by jb at 11:38 PM on April 25, 2010

Or for that honest-to-goodness super-hyphenated gums-to-gullet wake-up experience, just drink it straight from the spigot and recycle a little of your excess stratified squamous epithelium.
posted by pracowity at 12:04 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'm just another sucker. For watching the first minute of this...
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:07 AM on April 26, 2010

There are so many silly white people mugging a hip-hop style for presumably humorous purposes these days that it feels like 1989 all over again.
posted by koeselitz at 12:14 AM on April 26, 2010

I'm totally not hating on this.

Is it brilliant rap? No. I mean, I'm probably not the best judge on the planet, but there's some hip-hop which makes even this rock/folk/industrial/classical person perk up his ears. This is not it.

However... it IS socially conscious, seems to be asking a serious question about a specific societal problem, isn't gansta (and reflects me back to the social hip-hop of the 80s in some strange way)...

I think it's great that someone saw something which was bugging them and made a (catchy if not actually good) song about it which addressed the problem with a certain amount of humor and creativity. We used to sing about our social issues all the time, going back to the pre-Pete Seeger days, and forward through most of the popular music of the 20th century, give or take a vapid series of years here and there. I'd love to see a lot more of this kind of thing happening. I think it's good for us.

I wonder what kind of effect it's having on their campus?
posted by hippybear at 12:26 AM on April 26, 2010 [3 favorites]

I wonder what kind of effect it's having on their campus?

Widespread wincing?
posted by bicyclefish at 12:45 AM on April 26, 2010 [4 favorites]

is this what young people are protesting about now? i had no idea...sad...
posted by billybobtoo at 4:46 AM on April 26, 2010

"Children are dying every day, so bring your own fucking cup" might be one of the finest lyrics ever written.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:52 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Man, I really thought that said Da N-Vitro Thugz. I expected fertility clinics.
posted by echo target at 6:45 AM on April 26, 2010

Humber College could have beat up some grade schoolers with this at last weekend's Green Toronto Awards. As it is, Compost Santa is still the winner in my books (runner up: Don't be a Fool, Carpool)
posted by anthill at 6:48 AM on April 26, 2010

Er: Compost Santa!
posted by anthill at 6:49 AM on April 26, 2010

Well my name is stevil and I'm here to say...
posted by stevil at 7:27 AM on April 26, 2010

Fucking magnets. How do they work?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:19 AM on April 26, 2010

Rap was already dead wasn't it? Why'd they have to come up and punch it in the face like this?
posted by chairface at 10:34 AM on April 26, 2010

chairface: “Rap was already dead wasn't it?”

posted by koeselitz at 10:52 AM on April 26, 2010

Someday I'd like to see a post about hip-hop on metafilter that wasn't a schticky ironic group of white kids making fun of rap, or doing some kind of ironic fluff. I think i've made the point before.
posted by lkc at 11:38 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

I was considering applying to Humber.

I don't think I'm going to now.

It's not because of the cups.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:34 PM on April 26, 2010

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