incredibly popular internet shit you don't understand at all

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Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 9 August 2010 19:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't understand the double rainbow thing

sarahel, Monday, 9 August 2010 19:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

steampunk

Dad Can Dance (LOLK), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

who knew that kids used the internet these days

dyao, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

wiseguys arriving to thread in 5...

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

i thought the roflmao thing was kinda funny.

want to kill that dentist kid tho.

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

I admit though that seeing freddy fingerhorn for the first time was my first "damn, I'm getting old" moment

dyao, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

seriously, can someone explain why the double rainbow thing is "funny" or "interesting" or anything other than mildly dumb and irritating but not anywhere near the degree requisite for memedom?

sarahel, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't care for the roflmao, but as an explanation: it is a reference to a classic Muppets sketch.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

i knew this was going to be about fred

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

okay I was really not expecting to see random WoW humor in the first post of the thread

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

sarahel, each generation needs its laughing at hippies moment

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

seriously, can someone explain why the double rainbow thing is "funny" or "interesting"

He kind of overreacts to the situation at hand.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

for example neil from the young ones was nowhere near as lulzy as people said, but he was a locus for everyone's anti-hippie energy

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

okay ROFLMAO is kind of killing me

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

what the fuck is this fred shit

i mean really

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

even allowing that it's 2010, just... what

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Fred is just garden variety "that guy has a lot of energy and a funny voice" kid humor.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

the autotuned double rainbow song is pretty catchy.

peacocks, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

how can that possibly be incredibly popular tho, it's super-WoW-y

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

except nothing is even happening, it's just a dude sitting in front of a camera

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

omg I'd forgotten how irritating Fred is

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

he autotuned double rainbow song is pretty catchy.

My friends and I requested it at a club a couple of weekends ago. The DJ didn't have internet access. ;_;

thanks for the feedback (supra) (Phil D.), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

how can that possibly be incredibly popular tho, it's super-WoW-y

I don't know much about WoW but I know internet abbreviations and the Muppets, and I imagine that is enough for a million hits right there.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Fred is just garden variety "that guy has a lot of energy and a funny voice" kid humor.

― no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, August 9, 2010 4:15 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

to me, this is an explanation of why it should NOT be super popular

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

There are a lot of kids out there.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

how can that possibly be incredibly popular tho, it's super-WoW-y

― people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, August 9, 2010 4:16 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

WoW is incredibly popular

dyao, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I can't look back on anything I liked as a kid and see it as like my generation's Fred

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I guess it's like the kid version of a Tim And Eric sketch? Or Tom Green?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

well, it's something that would've been on all that

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

in fact i would be surprised if all that didn't have a "dude talks in a helium voice" character

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't know much about WoW but I know internet abbreviations and the Muppets, and I imagine that is enough for a million hits right there.

DM, ZG, UBRS, MC etc are completely specific to WoW (they're abbreviations for dungeons that no one has gone to in like 3.5 years since the expansion packs made them irrelevant).

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

O_O

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, exactly

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think you could draw a line from Fred to Woody Woodpecker if you really tried.

(Note: Fred is the fucking worst, don't get me wrong here.)

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

well you could, but why would you want to

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

I love lines. :(

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

omg I'd forgotten how irritating Fred is

― people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, August 9, 2010 3:16 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

this was the most irritating thing i have ever seen

pies. (gbx), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'd only seen Fred on an episode of iCarly that I was watching with my niece. I had no idea he was a real thing until later.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

does Fred have a Dyson?

sarahel, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Fred will be a movie soon, if you didn't already know:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=64509

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

okay that's it, shut down the country; we've failed

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

First time someone mentioned Fred I thought they meant that green dude who stands around holding a beer can while watching virtual people having sex + refuses to leave when they tell him to. (Don't know the name or even the game, but it's probably second life)

StanM, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ralph Pootawn, it appears.

StanM, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

some nickelodeon show based an entire dreadful episode around fred iirc

seger ros (crüt), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

I am a big Ralph Pootawn fan fwiw

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw this thread, came to post "internet sensation fred," saw it was in whiney's lead post.

i do not get "internet sensation fred" at all.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 9 August 2010 20:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ok, he's an instant classic.

http://ralphplsgo.com

StanM, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

just fyi these is still the funniest WoW internet humor thing I've seen:

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm pleasantly reassured by how annoying Fred is. I always assumed that with all the noisy, obscene music I've listened to in my life, there would be nothing my child's generation could come up with that would actually offend me. Fred gives me new hope. Adults are supposed to hate kid/teenager stuff, it's not weird for a bunch of internet dudes in their 20s/30s to not get videos created by a 16-year-old to entertain 12-year-olds.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hipster Puppies

ô_o (Nicole), Monday, 9 August 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^ was waiting

dyao, Monday, 9 August 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

For some reason Fred reminds me of a much more irritating version of this sort of thing:

turtles all the way down (mh), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

Seriously though, come on now. xp

ô_o (Nicole), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

you seriously don't understand Hipster Puppies?

sarahel, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think the idea is (or has become) that you don't understand their popularity?

Max's Western Values Store (elephant rob), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

I can understand hipsterpuppies but I can also understand how someone wouldn't understand hipsterpuppies, like someone who didn't know or care about what hipsters were

iatee, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

which is a decent % of the internet

iatee, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

can we just blanket state "extreme grossout videos" here? like all of the seriously deranged deviant sex stuff like 2g1c and death/dismemberment videos and the like

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

yes

elephant rob, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

add in shit like rotten.com and The Stile Report to that list btw

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

How do you feel about horror movies, Mr. DERE?

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, but those have like narratives and stuff

elephant rob, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

not a fan, but at least those aren't real

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

How do you feel about wall-o-ginas?

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

they are great, especially stealth walloginas

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

most of those looked pretty noisy to me

goole, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, maybe I'm a total freak, but rotten.com has some edifying moments. Like pictures of dead Mussolini.

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

I haven't looked at rotten.com since like 1999

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://ia310809.us.archive.org/3/items/Shoe-tosserGuyGif1/iraqimage001.gif

lol clicker

bnw, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe this is only something that my dumb queer friends and i find funny when we're drunk, but uh, some people don't understand why parts of this make me absolutely cry laughing:

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

the one time I looked at The Stile Report, it had pictures of a dude on PCP who scraped off his face with broken glass and fed it to his dog

do not want

lol bnw

people are for loving (HI DERE), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Fred/Edith Ann parallel is kind of OTM. I remember when I was a kid I used to always like Gilda's caffinated "Judy Miller Show" character.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 9 August 2010 21:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

i have never seen this Stile report tho.

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

('_') (omar little), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh, no, i have seen Stile Project, it's just really gross porn now. not really that shocking.

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

thirdalternative, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

I at least "get" most internet memes unless they're too niche-referential, but I'm probably the only person here that can be brought to tears laughing at stuff like this (warning: loud)

Janet Privacy Control (corey), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

fred is the less good version of shaye st john imo

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

amusing, but it doesnt make me weep like Jiz.

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was funny. It's so obviously just two guys fucking around making up jokes as they go but that's part of the fun. :D

Janet Privacy Control (corey), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

the one time I looked at The Stile Report, it had pictures of a dude on PCP who scraped off his face with broken glass and fed it to his dog

That's not what happened. Now they think that he just passed out and his dogs (not just one dog) chewed on his face in an effort to wake him up, just like what happened with that face transplant case in France.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

i've always kind of hated the "boom goes the dynamite" video

Donna and the pitfall of being pulchritudinous (donna rouge), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

ok maybe "hated" is too strong but it's so uncomfortable that i really couldn't fathom wanting to watch it again and again or sending it to friends

Donna and the pitfall of being pulchritudinous (donna rouge), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Stile Project turned into a porn site sometime around 2001. I've often suspected that it was always intended to become a porn site after a short time of showing shock material to attract attention.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp yeah laughing at that kid always seemed kind of churlish and mean

dyao, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think with fred we can safely bypass the "WHAT IS THIS!?!?" straight to the "no, i've figured it out and i'm better than this shit"

terry squad (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

We're not even talking about cats here.

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

seriously, can someone explain why the double rainbow thing is "funny" or "interesting"

Like no gut busting joke said, I think it's funny because the guy attaches some incredible portentousness to seeing a natural phenomenon. To the point of crying uncontrollably and asking "what does it mean?" which, when one is talking about a rainbow, is pretty funny. It means the sun is shining into rain at a particular angle. It's neat looking, but for fuck's sake.

Tsuga, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

in original WoW video, l33t should be 1337. that's basic.

"goof proof cooking, I love it!" (Z S), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is weird to me, because I'm usually easily annoyed, but I think I get Fred, and I find him entertaining. He's camp for kids! Not the kind of camp that sneaks in to so many cartoons and children's shows that's really meant for parents or stoners or whatever other adults are going to end up watching the show, but really targeted at kids themselves. It seems to me that kids are supposed to watch this and be amused by the recognition of the (often incredibly annoying) things that they and other kids do and say. It's not entertaining because screaming and freaking out are innately funny, it's entertaining because the recognition that childish histrionics are horrible is funny.

Dan I., Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

ugh, no, sorry, that's stupid.

Dan I., Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

ralph pootawn is hilarious

max, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

but mostly the internet is an awful place

max, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

where the dreams of the greeks who created western civilization go to die

max, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

that fucking "shoes" video that every fucking girl at my college loved.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

clearly you've never been a girl who loves shoes

caek boss (latebloomer), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Someone write a book about all these things, thanks.

Guernsey Shore (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i fucking hated "shoes"

shake that ˁxᴥxˀ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

omg shoes

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 13:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

shoes

goole, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

salad fingers

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

salad fingers is another case of "I know exactly what this is doing and it's fucking irritating"

Janet Privacy Control (corey), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes, but when people tell me how funny it is, I feel as though I'm missing something. I like dark humour etc but only when it's funny.

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

is homestar runner 'incredibly popular'?

goole, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

My kids memorised all the Annoying Orange sketches and recite them to each other. I think it's shit, but then my dad hates Vic Reeves and his dad hated Monty Python.

sorprendentemente noioso (onimo), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

posted this in another thread, but here:

Not surprising that out of everyone I know forwarding and LOLing at this, all but one has been white and moderately well-off (and grown up in the middle-class suburbs or city).

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I didn't care for that one. Although I do think Antoine Dodson seems like a cool guy.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha omg shoes

Tolaca Luke (admrl), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Salad Fingers is just incredibly boring, wow

shake that ˁxᴥxˀ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost ya if anything i'd be laughing with him, not at him (as many seem to be doing). tho i doubt he was laughing at all

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

white people jumpin' all up on some bullshit meme shockah

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like almost everything about the autotune news except for the autotune news dudes.
they ruin the whole conceit by jumping in there themselves.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

I vote for Lonelygirl15 and every JibJab thing ever.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and "Don't Tase Me Bro"

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

appending lol to words in place of having anything clever to say

cozen, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think most of the humor re: the Dodson thing is related to all those "stupid criminal" stories that you always hear about, only this one's got the tables turned even more with the victim and her family publicly threatening the attacker. It's nice to see someone get to mouth of about something you're in righteous agreement with on such a boring formal format as the local news. Plus, the autotune-the-news guys turned it into an impossibly catchy song. I'm not sure how much of it's really race-based. I'm white, btw.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

the people I know who are forwarding it on aren't people who are championing what Dodson did, they're making fun of his accent, and the things he says.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

I watched it & I thought that dude was pretty awesome. He's got some righteous rage because his sister almost got raped. I thought it made sense that he'd stick up for her like that, even if the way he's letting off steam is a little OTT. Just because some dumbasses are posting it (I know a few) doesn't make him a dumbass.

spanikopitcon (Abbott), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh he ain't a dumbass at all -- I fully support what Antoine said and did, I just don't like how people I know are like "LOL DUDE IS SAYIN GUY IS RAPING EVERYBODY". hell I didn't even realize it was about an attempted rape until I openedi t up as none of the people I know sharing it mentioend that aspect

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's pretty shitty. I'll still vouch for it as being funny to some for reasons other than racism. XXP-Abbott OTM. My FB friend who posted it first is the local organizer for V-Day and super-sensitive to this kind of shit and now she keeps inviting everybody to join his FB fan club, etc.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

the people I know who are forwarding it on aren't people who are championing what Dodson did, they're making fun of his accent, and the things he says.

― plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:32 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Eh, one could just as easily say the same thing about the double rainbow guy being a stereotypically white fat ass hippie.

thirdalternative, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost that I'll ride with. not people making fun of him in a condescending fashion.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Don't Tase Me Bro"

how can you not love "Don't Tase Me Bro"

shake that ˁxᴥxˀ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

my gf thinks that vid is the funniest thing ever. not sure if i can date a racist tho, now that you point that out.

xposts

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't think people who find it funny are 'racist' as I hate to slap that label on anybody. the acquaintances I know are definitely misguided though.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

how can you not love "Don't Tase Me Bro"

I don't really enjoy watching people get tased, I guess!

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

I did however like the pants on the gruond guy (Larry Platt) tho. but that surprisingly got tired way faster than I expected. even the facebook group isn't posting on topic anymore.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

how was that not tired like 3 nanoseconds after dude's first appearance

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

can't something just be funny, ffs? we (or at least i) found it funny because you just don't see that kind of thing on the news. they let him go on and on and then cut to this straight-faced newscaster talking in her nicest news-voice. i never thought of it as laughing "at" him or at his "accent".

xposts

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i nominate facebook.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

however this cracks me the fuck up

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i guess it's really TV but also nominate the tribunal of humiliation brand of TV contests.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost I'm not standing on a soapbox talking about everybody who likes this Youtube video - that wouldn't be fair. I'm talking about specific people I know, and who have left comments on their Facebook posts clearly indicating why they found it funny, which I found to be somewhat condescending in those cases. I wouldn't suspect your wife or you (whom I don't personally know) of any such biases.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

are these specific dudes frequent condescenders? i've noticed a cultural shift where people are more cavalier nowadays about throwing around condescension (for which i blame facebook)

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

people are more cavalier about a lot of things on facebook, which is why I trim friends lists monthly.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

You sound like a guilty whitey who has only white friends.

thirdalternative, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

super helpful post there thirdalternative, I can see that you're a man who values reasoned discourse

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Lol, only white friends. my best friend is a 6'4 black male.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Clearly you are a heightist.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

dunno why I thought the height was relevant there xpost DAMMIT lol

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

those sub-6 footers with their 'special vehicles' and clothing stores

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

The thing corey posted above, an example of "YouTube Poop," can often send me into hysterical laughter. This one, for example, is funny every time I watch it.

a mix of music (Lionel Ritchie) and kicks (my tongue) (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

well this one is new to me -- I've seen the "YouTube Poop" vids before but avoided em as I awsn't sure what they were with the vague title. KOTH example a little overlong but made me laugh

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

antoine dodson seems like a pretty awesome dude

('_') (omar little), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Just saw Double Rainbow for the 1st time. I get it, it's a guy on drugs flipping out, but how it warrants 10 million views is something I don't get. This should really only be popular with Adult Swim potheads or something.

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

This guy right here is transcendent though. Easily my favorite TV show since, I don't know, Sifl & Olly. Surreal and inspirational. I emailed him 3 times trying to get him to sell me a DVD of original broadcasts but he can't because it was on public TV.

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Double Rainbow is the sort of thing that seems like a real treasure when it has 1000 YouTube hits but not so special when it has 3 million. Common hipster complaint, I know.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Some things definitely cross that line and become 'viral' and suddenly it shows up at the end of the Channel 2 news. It places it in a new context, one that carries all this mainstream baggage with it. You think how are people making money off this, how many people are saying they like it just to seem hip, how many weak parodies are degrading the unique value of the original...

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm just glad nobody I know is into that All Our Base Are Belong to Us fad anymore

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

all your blase are belong to us

caek boss (latebloomer), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

All Your Bass Are Belong to Us, produced by DJ Magic Mike

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

i much prefer 'for great justice' over 'for the win'
i mean justice is surely more important than vanquishing your enemies?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm just glad nobody I know is into that All Our Base Are Belong to Us fad anymore

That scene from Zero Wing is pretty great. Not so into the rest of it.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

HI DERE, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I knew you would link that. (I also remember when I first told you about it.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe this was already mentioned, but i guess this was a "thing"?

http://www.xomba.com/girl_quitting_job_dryerase_board_confirmed_hoax_jenny_elyse_porterfield

really boring.

('_') (omar little), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 17:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

Agreed, plus you kind of have to wonder about the popularity of quitting your job memes in the midst of a recession with high unemployment. For many of us it'd be nice to have a job in the first place...

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's true, but one thing that is shittier than having a bad job is having a bad job in a shitty economy. Because if you complain you're an asshole, but your job sucks just as much (if not more).

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^^^^ I hate that the right to complain about one's job has been tempered in some quarters by the unemployment rate. Certainly, sensitivity is important -- I'm not likely to go spouting off at the mouth about how much I hate my job around friends of mine who just lost theirs.

But it gets a little tiring to hear the fourth person go "well at least you have a job". So that means I should just accept the working conditions and shut up, right? On the one hand it did cause me to reflect on what is truly important to complain about, but when there are serious issues that need addressing, it's not dickish to complain about them.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

the other thing that bugs me is the reply "well why don't you do something about it instead of whining about it". I'm not someone who sits idly by while stuff sucks, I've not only gotten things changed due to my persistence, but I always am very "in your face" with management on issues, while maintaining a professional tone. At the point I'm bitching about it, often it means I've tried and failed and am finally giving up.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

hrm replace "in your face" with "up front"

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

i've always been a little suspicious of workplaces where everyone claims to be happy though, e.g. zappos, southwest

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

that is because they are cults

HI DERE, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

@Philip -- in my Intro to Speech class freshman year of college, this girl did not one, not two, but THREE speeches on working at Disney.
First speech was an introductory speech, where she described the "amazing" experience and what it meant to her. Second was an informational speech, where she gave information on working there. And the third was a persuasive speech where she told us all why we should work there.

It was downright scary how obsessed she was with it. I'm glad I live nowhere near there now.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's incredibly hilarious considering that every account I've heard related to working at Disney equates the experience to working in a sweatshop

I assume this girl wasn't performing?

HI DERE, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, guys if you have a job, that's totally cool, no ill will towards yall. I know that especially the past few years the people that have been able to stay employed have gotten a shitty deal, having to do extra work with little extra rewards, and actually being afraid of asking for props for that extra work they are undertaking. But workers, comrades, let us not fight amongst ourselves!!

I was trying to explain why that meme didn't interest me. Biggest offense was it seemed too twee or blatantly marketing school-viral. 33 separate dry erase board photos? seems like a cell phone commercial from 2003.

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost No, she was working in one of the gift shops, as a trainer. Nowhere in there does that sound like a recipe for awesome.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

sorry Adam, none of that was directed at you -- it was just a tangent I launched on.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

I kind of like that quitting your job has turned into a weird folk-art along the lines of wacky marriage proposals, which makes its use as viral marketing extra offensive.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think ILX needs to colloborate on a viral marketing campaign -- one idea, one item, for 2010

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's incredibly hilarious considering that every account I've heard related to working at Disney equates the experience to working in a sweatshop

I have heard the same thing.

ô_o (Nicole), Friday, 13 August 2010 15:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

I have no idea if this is incredibly popular or not, but I dunno where else to put it:

glitter hands! glitter hands! razzle! dazzle! (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 August 2010 15:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

LOL. I actually saw Leslie Hall live about 5 years ago. It was amazing but mostly in a "What the fuck is going on here?!" kind of way.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

seriously, can someone explain why the double rainbow thing is "funny" or "interesting" or anything other than mildly dumb and irritating but not anywhere near the degree requisite for memedom?

If you think there's some degree of quality or funny or... whatever... requisite for memedom, you are WAY behind the curve. Those things have nothing to do with memedom. Rarely even anything to say to it. They're really awkward at parties.

kenan, Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

My own theory about double rainbow is that it actually IS pretty damn awesome, but dude can't keep it in check. So it's like, you had me, then you lost your shit. And that's funny.

kenan, Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

so fred is basically 14-year-old andy samberg with a chipmunk filter on his voice? idk i was expecting worse.

it sucks and you all love something that sucks (reddening), Saturday, 14 August 2010 05:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

antoine dodson auto-tune the news vid was just a story on ch4 news

hopa dreams (cozen), Sunday, 15 August 2010 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

<3 existence

markers, Sunday, 15 August 2010 17:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't get the star wars prequel commentary shit that has been posted elsewhere on here, mainly b/c i can't get past the dude's voice and his jokes aren't funny

('_') (omar little), Sunday, 15 August 2010 18:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but those movies are so bad they deserve to have all the reasons pointed out as much as possible. It's great to see that clip of Sir Alec Guinness wistfully talking about how Anakin was the best star fighter pilot in the galaxy, cunning warrior, and a good friend, then have it cut to them bitching at each other in Ep 3. Or Yoda speaking wisdom about the mystery & power of the force from Empire, intercut with Ep 3 footage of him jumping around w a lightsaber like a mindless videogame character. The side-by-side starting at 5:00 in below really nails how GL turned a modern myth into a lifeless, busy-looking piece of merchandise:

Really agree w you tho, this series could have been 5 parts long w/o all that faux horror movie BS.

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 15 August 2010 22:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

I mean Ep 2.

Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 15 August 2010 22:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

ya but if u wade thru the annoying voice and stuff (which actually kinda gets funny thru repetition) his analysis is pretty effing great

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Monday, 16 August 2010 06:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like how the criticisms arent fanboyish 'u ruined my childhood' stuff at all, or 'jar jar sucks,' they're just like, how does this story make any sense at all

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Monday, 16 August 2010 06:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Agreed. Great analysis, lame comedy.

But the comedy breaks up the pacing a bit for people who don't want to sit through a sixty-minute video review of a movie from over a decade ago.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 16 August 2010 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

I suspect if you removed the horror bits, not only the pacing would suffer but the analysis would seem dumb, too.
there's a fine line between "no duh" and "on the money" and the horror bits lower your critical bars.
"This is pretty astute analysis for a horror-comedy character"
vs.
"This dude is not saying anything that isn't blatantly obvious to anyone who has seen the movies"

I guess there is one way to find out -- has anyone made a phantom edit of this guy's reviews subtracting the horrorcom stuff?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 16 August 2010 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

You would have to re-record the audio.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 16 August 2010 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

and kill yourself after

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

My kids sing this in the car until I cry.

Duncan Donuts (Ned Trifle II), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

I understand this shit, holy shit:


Beach Pomade (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 19 August 2010 19:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha

markers, Thursday, 19 August 2010 19:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://hipsterhitler.com

James Mitchell, Sunday, 29 August 2010 18:00 (3 years ago) Permalink


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