Eff You You Effing Eff March 31, 2011 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Collaborative music video.

So, some time ago, I posted this song to Music (WARNING NOT SAFE FOR WORK)! I recently updated it (here it is and STILL NOT SAFE FOR WORK), and, since it's a project that first appeared on MetaFilter, I'd like to enlist the help of MeFites to make a video for it, with the permission of Cortex and Jessamyn.

The video will be pretty simple. I just want those of you with pets to film yourself flipping your pet off. Just put your extended middle finger in front of the camera and put both in front of your pet. I don't care if it's a dog, a cat, or a marmot. Film for about five seconds, send me the film, I'll edit it all together and post the results here. You can send bigger files to me via something like YouSendIt, and I don't really care what technology you use to film the animal -- iPhone, digital camera, whatever.

My email address for this project is Bunny@theultramods.com.

Thanks for your help!
posted by Astro Zombie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:47 AM (124 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Sure! Should we try to be quiet kittens while flipping the bird, or can I turn up the volume on this awesome song?
posted by carsonb at 11:51 AM on March 31, 2011


Whatever you prefer.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:53 AM on March 31, 2011


So doing this.
posted by Askiba at 12:03 PM on March 31, 2011


Oh, and please, get right up in your pet's face. Don't flip them off from across the room.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:06 PM on March 31, 2011


I have so. many. pets. And since I flip them off on a daily basis anyway, taking some film of me doing it won't take hardly any effort at all.
posted by quin at 12:07 PM on March 31, 2011


Yes.
posted by snsranch at 12:08 PM on March 31, 2011


I have so. many. pets.

Feel free to flip them all off. They probably won't give a shit. Especially if they're honey badgers.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:08 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Do teenagers count as pets?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:09 PM on March 31, 2011


If you flip off your teenager and film it, I will include it in the video.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:11 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Can I flip off BB's teenagers too??
posted by Think_Long at 12:13 PM on March 31, 2011


If you flip off your teenager and film it, I will include it in the video.

So doing this. with love
posted by readery at 12:14 PM on March 31, 2011


FINALLY a ridiculous artistic vision I can get behind.
posted by Jofus at 12:15 PM on March 31, 2011


I would not have a pet at this very moment in time wouldn't I?
posted by The Whelk at 12:22 PM on March 31, 2011


Can you find a furry?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:23 PM on March 31, 2011


I am there.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:24 PM on March 31, 2011


I would not have a pet at this very moment in time wouldn't I?

Flip off a pigeon in the park, or maybe a gnu at the zoo.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:27 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Man, I work at an animal hospital, and we had a really fugly mini-horse here the other day that would have been perfect to flip off, but we have a pretty stringent "No Photos of Patients" policy in place. I'll flip off my stupid dog tonight, for sure, though.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:29 PM on March 31, 2011


Shouldn't this be in the PETA thread? :D

Astro Zombie: "If you flip off your teenager and film it, I will include it in the video."

If I flip off my toddlers and it shows up in a video, my whole family will disown me.

On the other hand, the munchkins might learn the gesture and use it on their grandparents.

So conflicted....
posted by zarq at 12:31 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is your family the type goes round watching videos for songs called Fuck You You Fucking Fuck?
posted by carsonb at 12:33 PM on March 31, 2011


Done and sent Astro Zombie. I don't know why I got so giddy about this project. Maybe because my dog had just farted in my general direction right before I clicked on your post.
posted by msali at 12:33 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can I flip myself off cause I have been a real fucker lately.
posted by The Whelk at 12:34 PM on March 31, 2011


(also..THERE ARE ULTRA MODS?!)
posted by The Whelk at 12:35 PM on March 31, 2011


Isn't Matt sort of an ultra mod?
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:35 PM on March 31, 2011


stupid pigeons.
posted by not_on_display at 12:37 PM on March 31, 2011


This video, like all videos ever, urgently needs a Bollywood dance scene.
posted by elizardbits at 12:39 PM on March 31, 2011


THERE ARE ULTRA MODS?!

Of course, they're $20 just the same as the hypermods and übermods.
posted by carsonb at 12:39 PM on March 31, 2011


I will be there. With chickens. If I am extremely lucky, all five of them.
posted by Polyhymnia at 12:39 PM on March 31, 2011


I'm so in.
posted by biochemist at 12:42 PM on March 31, 2011


I would do this, if I didnt have a soul
posted by wheelieman at 12:43 PM on March 31, 2011


Why oh why did I just finish deleting all the furry crap accumulated during a now-deleted friendship?

There was previously much quality flipping-off material, and now there is none.
posted by hippybear at 12:48 PM on March 31, 2011


Hmm. The giant hand that feeds me just flipped me off. Should I be worried?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:54 PM on March 31, 2011 [5 favorites]


If I could leave work right now to go home and flip off our three cats, I would do so. But I can't, so it'll have to wait a few hours.
posted by rtha at 12:55 PM on March 31, 2011


What's with all of these collaborative artistic endeavors? Did Ze Frank join MetaFilter?

(I keed, I keed... this is awesome.)
posted by m@f at 12:56 PM on March 31, 2011


I have two cats, one of which, Quill, we're pretty sure is in the process of dying.

But Jasper? Fuck him. I will flip him off with vigor.

I love my kitties.
posted by bondcliff at 1:08 PM on March 31, 2011


Hug the other one for me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:09 PM on March 31, 2011


Thanks. I will. She's led a good life, been a great cat, and we saved her from near death 15 years ago. It's her time.

I'm cracking myself up here thinking about how I'm looking forward to getting home so I can film myself flipping off my cat.
posted by bondcliff at 1:13 PM on March 31, 2011


Awesome. I'm on it.
What format do you prefer, file and codec-wise?
posted by chococat at 1:15 PM on March 31, 2011


I'll be editing in iMovie, so whatever works with that. MOV, AVI, MP4. Whatevs. I can convert other formats as well.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:17 PM on March 31, 2011


AZ/anyone, drop a line if you want help with technical aspects/transcoding
posted by jtron at 1:18 PM on March 31, 2011


Ta!
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:20 PM on March 31, 2011


Time for a MeFi collabs subsite?
posted by klangklangston at 1:28 PM on March 31, 2011


er, the beagle wants a chicken and Louisiana Catahoula wants a new jump suit because they don't do hand signs for free. But I have a plan.
posted by clavdivs at 1:34 PM on March 31, 2011


Portrait? Landscape? Do you care? Does it matter?
posted by rtha at 1:36 PM on March 31, 2011


Do not care. Doesn't matter. I like variety.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:37 PM on March 31, 2011


I've just got to say that it's going to be so totally awesome that I'm saving this to my (non-i-) phone that I listen to on public transport, and I'll be sitting there looking all prim and middle-aged and matronly with sensible shoes and probably reading something like Jane Austen (without the zombies), and I'll be mentally directing this song at any number of other public transportees, AND they won't have a fucking clue, the fucking fucks!

Plus I look forward to seeing your video.
posted by b33j at 1:46 PM on March 31, 2011


I'm vegetarian, can I flip off a tree?
posted by tumid dahlia at 2:50 PM on March 31, 2011


Just be sure you stick the landing.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:54 PM on March 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm sad my snake is gone...he would have coiled around my extended middle finger.
posted by milestogo at 3:15 PM on March 31, 2011


is a Pokemon a pet?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 3:28 PM on March 31, 2011


I have FOUR animals, all of whom deserve to be flipped off. I'll see what I can do about the video part.
posted by desjardins at 3:58 PM on March 31, 2011


i just want to be clear: I do not actually want any of my cats to fuck off. But when they're wrestling on my feet at 3 am, or when I've just stepped in a cold puddle of cat barf in the dark, I do think unkind thoughts about them.
posted by rtha at 4:03 PM on March 31, 2011


Here you go.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:07 PM on March 31, 2011


What's your deadline for this, AZ?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:08 PM on March 31, 2011


Oh man, I'm going to the zoo next week. If I remember, I'll film myself as I flip/flick off some chimpanzees, because they're jerks.
posted by item at 6:09 PM on March 31, 2011


WESSON-ALITY!
posted by clavdivs at 6:10 PM on March 31, 2011


I flipped off my cat for you. Then I deleted the files from the camera so I don't have to explain to my husband.
posted by shelleycat at 7:10 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


As soon as I have enough videos, I'll edit them together. I already have, like, 10, so that may be tomorrow.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:21 PM on March 31, 2011


WAIT FOR ME I NEED LEAD TIME
posted by The Whelk at 7:28 PM on March 31, 2011


Oh please pick me pick me pick me and my dog Astro Zombie! She's always dreamed of being famous on the internet.
posted by msali at 7:32 PM on March 31, 2011


Sent, me and my (and Mick's) puppy.
posted by keli at 8:14 PM on March 31, 2011


Everything people have been sending is just killing me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:17 PM on March 31, 2011


I was going to send you a picture of me flipping off my cobra, but then he went and got himself busted.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:19 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


"C'mere kitty. Come here! Good cat, pretty cat. Come here, I just want to flip you off..."
posted by maryr at 8:50 PM on March 31, 2011


Much love to Quill and you, bondcliff.
posted by mintcake! at 11:03 PM on March 31, 2011


If my cat had the digits to allow her to flip us off she'd be doing it to my husband right now because he's singing her a dumb song rather than giving her a third dinner (she already gets two).
posted by shelleycat at 11:14 PM on March 31, 2011


OH YES.

The cats have been total buttholes tonight and thus deserving of a good flipping off. I am doing this.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:31 AM on April 1, 2011


If you flip off your teenager and film it, I will include it in the video.

How about toddlers?

Also, what do I do if DCFS shows up at my door?
posted by hal_c_on at 4:34 AM on April 1, 2011


If my cat had the digits to allow her to flip us off she'd be doing it to my husband right now because he's singing her a dumb song rather than giving her a third dinner (she already gets two).
posted by shelleycat at 11:14 PM on March 31 [+] [!]


Hey, did you recently (since the last meetup) get married? Well of course you did if you have a husband! Congratulations to you both...and my condolences to your cat.
posted by hal_c_on at 4:40 AM on April 1, 2011


My dog has a particular talent for not giving a flying fuck what I do. So it's only fair that him completely not giving a fuck at me flipping him off ought to make it the video! Go team Badger!
posted by badgermushroomSNAKE at 5:18 AM on April 1, 2011


Hopeful dog's hopes are dashed. [warning, dropbox uncompressed iPhone .MOV link]
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:23 AM on April 1, 2011


Cats flipped off. Videos sent.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:05 AM on April 1, 2011


Hopeful dog's hopes are dashed.

Poor puppy.

The animals I filmed were just confused.
posted by zennie at 8:36 AM on April 1, 2011


Teenager did not want to be flipped off, but the cats did. Then the batteries died in the camera so I am charging and sending off this evening.
posted by readery at 8:45 AM on April 1, 2011


Confused birds.
posted by zennie at 8:57 AM on April 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


My corgi was all "what are you DOING. I haven't peed on the carpet in like... DAYS."
posted by norm at 9:32 AM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hey, did you recently (since the last meetup) get married?

Yup, tiny ceremony in my living room one Sunday morning. Turned out to be a good thing because I'm moving to Ireland in two weeks and he's coming as my spouse :-D
posted by shelleycat at 2:20 PM on April 1, 2011


I've gotten about 30 brilliant submission, which is enough for me to get started editing, which I will do at about 1 pm tomorrow. There's still time for additional submissions before then, though!
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:40 AM on April 2, 2011


I've gotten about 30 brilliant submission, which is enough for me to get started editing, which I will do at about 1 pm tomorrow.

Oh good so I can resume compulsively checking this thread tonight?
posted by quiet coyote at 6:55 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh man. I have the whole thing edited already, but I need one more video to finish it.

I don't know whether this video makes me want to laugh or cry.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:38 AM on April 2, 2011


Ack! I shot video of my cats but then was having wifi troubles and so abandoned the uploading attempts until I could fix the problem, and then I forgot. I'll send them to you or make them somehow available, and if you can use them, great, and if not, well, you get to see my cats.
posted by rtha at 7:42 AM on April 2, 2011


Arch, I was just about to find my camera. You had to pick my busiest eweekend.
posted by The Whelk at 7:42 AM on April 2, 2011


That is the best kind of video, AZ.
posted by rtha at 7:45 AM on April 2, 2011


EDITING DOWN MY VIDEO CHUNK DOWN YOU CRUEL TASKMASTER
posted by The Whelk at 8:01 AM on April 2, 2011


Man, it is a race to the finish.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:02 AM on April 2, 2011


I'm this close to going out and buying a fish.
posted by The Whelk at 8:02 AM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


THERE SENT GOD
posted by The Whelk at 8:18 AM on April 2, 2011


And ... submissions are closed. I'll post the video as soon as it's up on YouTube.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:22 AM on April 2, 2011


I
AM
THE
SUBMISSION
KILLER.
posted by The Whelk at 8:23 AM on April 2, 2011


Oh, dammit. They just now finished uploading to my mobileme account. Oh well. One of my cats is already Famous on the Internet because jessamyn mentioned him in a podcast a while back, so they'll have to be content with that.

Can't wait to see the video! And seethe with jealousy at the people who were more organized than me.
posted by rtha at 8:37 AM on April 2, 2011


Damn I just caught this. Looks like the cats get a free pass from harassment...for now.
posted by safetyfork at 8:38 AM on April 2, 2011


Feel free to make your own versions, if you really feel the need to flip off your pet.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:41 AM on April 2, 2011


One of my cats is already Famous on the Internet because jessamyn mentioned him in a podcast a while back

This thread needs more Yorvit.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:27 AM on April 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


So AZ, are you going to post it in this thread? I think we are all waiting with baited breath.
posted by msali at 11:09 AM on April 2, 2011


rats! too late! I was just charging my camera battery to do this. pout.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:24 AM on April 2, 2011


The video.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:47 AM on April 2, 2011 [12 favorites]


I brought Donkey T. Donkey over so he could see his 15 min of fame.


(PICTURE OF A BIRD!)
posted by The Whelk at 11:53 AM on April 2, 2011


HAH! Loma spazz finale!!! That was awesome.

Why do some of the videos have the Flip4mac trial text on them?
posted by quiet coyote at 11:53 AM on April 2, 2011


Aw, my cat didn't make it in there. I'm going to say it's because he's so cute you felt badly for him.
posted by desjardins at 12:29 PM on April 2, 2011


Nobody was deliberately overlooked. I apology for accidentally missing yours, and anybody else I missed.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:35 PM on April 2, 2011


That was awesome. I think the bunny was my favorite.

Here is some more Yorvit, by the way. Taken this morning, so it's all fresh and up-to-date Yorvit.
posted by rtha at 12:36 PM on April 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Cute pets! And a horse and cow.
posted by zennie at 1:02 PM on April 2, 2011


that was awesome! I have a new anthem.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:07 PM on April 2, 2011


That made me laugh 'til I cried. Thank you Astro Zombie and the people & animals of MetaFilter.
posted by not.so.hip at 1:12 PM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ha! Funny.
It was almost as interesting to see the different ways people form their hand into "the finger."

(We're the sad Weimaraner at :40)
posted by chococat at 1:58 PM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Right on! Nice to see my 'meezer Mookie getting flipped off!
posted by porn in the woods at 2:01 PM on April 2, 2011


Love this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:28 PM on April 2, 2011


chococat: It was almost as interesting to see the different ways people form their hand into "the finger."

Totally. I actually redid mine when I realized how oddly placed the rest of my fingers looked from behind. I'm right before you at :37 in.
posted by gman at 2:34 PM on April 2, 2011


Good to see that lean forward and sniff is a standard cat response, not just my cats being nosy.

I showed my husband the video. He sighed when he recognised two of our cats.

I wanted to get video of all three cats taking over my whole bed so I can't get in because that's perfect flipping off time, but they chose to sleep somewhere else that night.
posted by shelleycat at 2:34 PM on April 2, 2011


The rabbit belongs to Bookhouse and I. She's currently seeking representation.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 2:48 PM on April 2, 2011


OH *shame*. That would definitely be my shower hairball stashed in the corner of the tub, preserved in glorious slo-mo to start the vid. FWIW about half of that wad is from the cat.
posted by carsonb at 5:45 PM on April 2, 2011


BTW, here's Abbey's full-length sing-along: Eff You Abbey!

Awesome vid, Astro Zombie, and serious kudos for the idea, for putting it together so damn fast, and for including my kitteh in it. Cheers, and thanks!
posted by carsonb at 5:47 PM on April 2, 2011


This is the time to say I've always wanted to do a video for the classic Bell, Rock, Jingle with various mefits mouthing "Bell" "Rock" and "Jingle" respectfully and then editing it all together into a kind of mass singalong.


So this is just to say
remind me
when the season comes
because I am so forgetful
and easily distracted.
posted by The Whelk at 5:51 PM on April 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man, if I'd known the WMV would cause problems, I would have been happy to send the videos in a different format. Awesome work, though.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:54 PM on April 2, 2011


I like it a little fucked up.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:57 PM on April 2, 2011


Hey, that's fucking great. My curious dog shows up at 1:25 and my stoic orange cat is at about 1:30 or so. They are Internet Famous now! Too bad I can never tell my wife. Also amazing was the ease of doing this with an iPhone (or other smartphone, I presume). Just shoot the video, hit the share button and send an email. The era of shareable video is upon us.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:10 PM on April 2, 2011


Man Donkey is making demands, wants an agent, asking for acorns and loose women, fame goes to a stuffed animal's head.
posted by The Whelk at 8:38 PM on April 2, 2011


Aw, my dog didn't make it. *sniffle*
posted by badgermushroomSNAKE at 8:39 PM on April 2, 2011


My birds didn't make it either, but they are already Internet!Famous. There's always your own Youtube channel!

Whelk, a vid for Bell Rock Jingle would be great!
posted by zennie at 3:23 AM on April 3, 2011


Man, I must have missed a bunch of vids. Sorry. Not sure what happened.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:38 AM on April 3, 2011


Wow, I totally misinterpreted the instructions!
posted by not_on_display at 10:45 AM on April 3, 2011


I mean, I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to be i the shot. Then again, I am my own pet. ANYWAY...
posted by not_on_display at 10:45 AM on April 3, 2011


I like the variety. If every shot looked exactly the same, it might have gotten a little monotonous. Also, if there were no cows or pictures of pigeons.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:54 AM on April 3, 2011


Dang, who puts up with watermarked video like that? Too bad that's all over a couple shots.
posted by carsonb at 10:44 AM on April 4, 2011


I love how almost all the animals have the same sort of "what!?" expression on their faces.
posted by norm at 12:45 PM on April 4, 2011


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