Metatalktail Hour: The Best Memes! September 29, 2018 5:50 PM   Subscribe

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, junques and duffel separately wanted to know, in junques's words: "what's something (a thought, gif, video, comment, phrase, meme, photo, song, ...) that never fails to make you smile and/or laugh?"

As always, this is a conversation starter, not limiter! We want to hear everything that's up with you! And if you have ideas for future topics, HMU kids!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:50 PM (156 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

Ah fuck
posted by Freelance Demiurge at 5:55 PM on September 29 [1 favorite]


The "I do what I want" defiant cat exemplifies how I strive to live my life.
posted by Stonkle at 5:55 PM on September 29 [4 favorites]


This dance by Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas.

Also, dog Twitter is the best Twitter.
posted by lharmon at 5:59 PM on September 29 [6 favorites]






I once had a co-worker nicknamed Spam Loaf who was largely useless until the day she caught a big fly and attached a footlong streamer of tissue paper to its butt with rubber cement. The fly cruised around the room trailing the streamer like a tiny advertising banner. This reduced our boss and two other co-workers to helpless hysterics.

She then released it in a room where a dozen salespeople were having a meeting. We listened from outside; there was a brief pause followed by bedlam and hilarity.

The entire company was paralyzed with mirth. Some laughed for days. I have never seen so many laugh so hard for so long and for that I shall forever thank Spam Loaf. Still makes me smile 30 years later.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:14 PM on September 29 [104 favorites]


One way that I know that I'm old is that I don't really speak meme. I have a co-worker who sends out all of his emails to students in meme form, and they are highly amused, but I couldn't do it. Memes confuse me. Actually, emojis confuse me, too. I have hit the point in life where the internets is beyond my ken.

Another thing that is apparently beyond my ken is asymptotic analysis, which I am supposed to be learning for my fucking computer science class. I mean, I believe that I will get it eventually, but my math knowledge is severely lacking, and I'm having to fight my way through it. For instance, I had to google to figure out what a logarithm is. I am spending tonight curled up with an enormous math textbook, which is not exactly my idea of fun. I have to remind myself that nobody is making me do this, and I enjoy an intellectual challenge. But fuck. If you had told me when I was 17 that I would be spending my Saturday nights at this stage of my life doing math problems, I don't think I would have believed you.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 6:24 PM on September 29 [11 favorites]


Dear God, Obvious Plant is brilliant. Also Business Cat makes meaningful corporate interactions possible
posted by wheek wheek wheek at 6:47 PM on September 29 [5 favorites]


I'm also doing math problems above my ability level at a shockingly old age....by choice. Hmm.
As far as the internet goes...the classic of the guy chasing his dog Fenton always works.
posted by bquarters at 6:49 PM on September 29 [24 favorites]


I don't know about for all time, but just for this week, I've smiled every time I've replayed Jonny Sun's alternative lyrics for Hotel California in my head.
posted by Wobbuffet at 6:49 PM on September 29 [4 favorites]


something else that makes me happy: Dahir Insaat being made fun of (hell bed; time to deliver these fruits to the middle of a field motherfucker)
posted by Countess Elena at 6:55 PM on September 29




I can never read Bad Kid Jokes without laughing. One of my all-time favorites is:
mum; we can eat camels you know honey
dad ; SHUT UP AND GET YOUR TURKEY SCIENCE BOOKS
And then there's the video of the little kids arguing about whether it's sprinkling or raining, leading to a poke in the heart. I love that video so much.
posted by Redstart at 7:03 PM on September 29 [5 favorites]


I actually have a pair of evil slippers exactly like this.

Dentist's office fun.

Banana for scale.

"Huh? ...Oh, hey Bob."

"Oh, I am SO gonna murderize that damn mouse!"

And two more that never fail to reduce me to helpless giggles:

"Could you FUCKING NOT?"

The beluga Brings It.
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:08 PM on September 29 [23 favorites]


High Contrast Photos of Fruit Floating In the Dark

Ea-Nasir - wiki - a guy who had complaints about him from 1750BCE and we think he kept the complaint letters in his own home.
posted by cobaltnine at 7:14 PM on September 29 [7 favorites]


Censored Count
posted by Mitheral at 7:14 PM on September 29 [11 favorites]


FENTON!!!
posted by btfreek at 7:16 PM on September 29 [8 favorites]






I love bredlik poems.

This one is my favorite.
posted by rakaidan at 7:24 PM on September 29 [15 favorites]


I mean any meme with a dog gets me going, but I am just losing it over Bowsette. I think it's the genderbending aspect of it, being genderfluid/nb meself.

It's been another hell week, Dad is doing much better thank god, but a couple of extended family members I was once very close to died within a few days of each other. They were fairly old, and very very sick so it's that weird blend of being a tragedy and a blessing at the same time. I'm coping but mom is really wrecked, she grew up with them and well it sucks.

I've been throwing myself into the garden as a coping method. The tomato is absolutely thriving- which is really a little ridiculous considering how late in the season it is. I'm just banking on San Francisco weirdness getting me a few more cherry tomatoes. I put together the carrot bed and sowed it with kuroda, chanternay and carnival blend. Now its a trial because in order for carrots to sprout from seeds you need three weeks and a lot of water. I finally trimmed the basil It's nearly October, time to cut the flowers off. And then we have the mystery seeds! I found some seeds in a vial? why? who knows! anyway i put some in a pot and I'm watering it. So... something should come up? Should be fun! I could use some fun.

I also had some not so great/assaulty experiences with men in high school, but as you might guess by my hedging in this sentence it is not even remotely something I can talk about. So yeah. Gardening. I love gardening. and bowsette and skyrim oh god am I replaying skyrim
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 7:42 PM on September 29 [8 favorites]


My girlfriend and I both grew up around Deadheads (her even more than me), and hearing the Grateful Dead makes me feel totally at peace. Neither of us actively listens to the Dead, but we both know probably every song they ever played, and a bunch of their live albums and stuff. For us they're sort of the musical equivalent of the parents you can always come home to.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 7:46 PM on September 29 [4 favorites]


Fluffy Puff Marshmallows Seriously folks, they're the greatest.
posted by some loser at 7:53 PM on September 29 [2 favorites]


"Whoa, Shamrock!"
posted by drlith at 7:57 PM on September 29 [2 favorites]


Hang in there cat
posted by Little Dawn at 7:58 PM on September 29 [1 favorite]


This cat meme is my go to. Never fails to elicit a giggle.
posted by Miko at 8:03 PM on September 29 [6 favorites]


Letting google finish your sentences is my favorite copypasta ever. I usually lose it at “my references are out of control.”

“My name is khan
My phone number is in Chinese
My email is not working
I live in la lyrics
Contact me or myself
My objective is to serve your agenda
I have skills in computeri
I studied French in school in French
My references are out of control
Date of birth: I was born in the wrong generation
Marital status: I am number four
Nationality: I live in Fantasyland shirt
Languages: I speak jive
Sex: I identify as an attack helicopter
I am good at synonym but I can’t be your wife
I believe that she will win
One time I ate a bagel but I am your daughter
I am trained in gorilla warfare and I am telling you karaoke
I am married to a sociopath
I need my paddles
My hobbies include magnets
I grew up in a cult
My pet is a holy maiden
My goal is to blow up

Education and qualifications:
- Studied thesaurus, at the university of Helsinki, dissertation in one sentence. BA (Hons) in integrated strategic communication
- Diploma in mountain medicine; commendation in a funeral service

Work experience:
- Support vector machine: facilitated diffusion, joint leader of the Green Party. Experience in French
- Data binding android: lead for windows argos

Courses and conferences:
- Applied force
- Conference call in real life

Personal interests:
I enjoy being a girl song. I attend Harlem picnics. I also pretend I’m a meatball.”
posted by bendy at 8:08 PM on September 29 [7 favorites]


Weird Al.

Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First." Gets me Every. Time.
posted by Melismata at 8:16 PM on September 29 [1 favorite]


Anything from Eddie Izzard's "Dressed To Kill" never fails to reduce me to helpless tears of laughter.
posted by sundrop at 8:37 PM on September 29 [4 favorites]


I'm back from a week in Niagara Falls. Never have I been so glad to see my house. Week was great, but I need my routine back.
posted by deezil at 8:38 PM on September 29 [1 favorite]




NOM DE PLUME
posted by Daily Alice at 8:54 PM on September 29 [7 favorites]




This smiling chihuahua gif.
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:05 PM on September 29 [2 favorites]


Morning people vs. me
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:33 PM on September 29 [19 favorites]


This dates back to the "taco trucks on every corner" kerfluffle; someone did this and I still love it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:24 PM on September 29


Yesterday a woman at work was telling me about Japanese TV. This show is called "My First Errand" and it's been running for over 30 years.

It's a reality show about tiny children going to the shops alone for the first time. In this episode twin girls who are four or five have to go to three different stores for groceries. On the way they have to cross three busy streets!

Highlights of this episode include:
- matching pink outfits
- crying
- hitting
- rage
- one of them reaching above her head to push the crosswalk button
- a brief pit stop back at home where mom dries their tears and tucks purple flowers into their matching pink bags
- disagreements about how to get to the stores
- waving at the airplanes overhead
- their cute little konichiwas when they go into the stores
- the predictable fate of the large round cake

My First Errand
posted by bendy at 10:25 PM on September 29 [36 favorites]


" This show is called "My First Errand" and it's been running for over 30 years."

OMG. New obsession! Are there subtitled episodes anywhere???
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 10:41 PM on September 29 [6 favorites]


" This show is called "My First Errand" and it's been running for over 30 years."

I love how the taxi blatantly jumps the red light. Very authentic.
posted by Juso No Thankyou at 11:05 PM on September 29 [2 favorites]




I'm back from a week in Niagara Falls.

What did you do to deserve that punishment?
posted by pracowity at 11:17 PM on September 29




I discovered Drunk Octopus Wants To Fight You here on Metafilter and I cry laughed the first time I saw it. So now whenever I see one of these hooks in the real world (usually in a bathroom stall) I smile.
posted by like_neon at 12:00 AM on September 30 [18 favorites]


Cat Dogs Pool
posted by jamjam at 12:25 AM on September 30 [2 favorites]


Does Maru count?

Oh, and the horse mask. I will never tire of the horse mask.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:04 AM on September 30 [3 favorites]


Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First." Gets me Every. Time.

This Fry and Laurie sketch always makes me think of "Who's on First?"
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:10 AM on September 30 [3 favorites]


memeify my new kitties!

You might remember we had a bereavement in the 7 household a little while ago... Then we found these idiots. Dandelion (warning: super cute snoot) and Dexter (legs all over). They are BEST FRIENDS, and Dandelion PROTECC Dexter, unless Dexter really needs his ears bitten, his head kicked, or his bum investigated for treasure. 7 or so months old, and so annoying.
posted by prismatic7 at 1:59 AM on September 30 [7 favorites]


Skifcha.

+++++

The last day of the month, during which time I've seen and eaten more cake than probably any other month of my life. Which I guess has made it a good month to have a milestone birthday - I'm a few days younger than Jessamyn. Oh suddenly remembered managing to convince a well-known Canadian librarian that I was Jessamyn's younger, more evil, brother who was permanently exiled to Europe after some vague Internet incident in 1993.

But the milestone birthday turned out not to be a big thing in the scheme of life. The day after, I still had the same baggage, issues, hopes and aspirations as the day before. I'd probably gained an extra grey hair or two, possibly an ounce or two of bodylard created out of cake, but little else had visibly changed. And I was carrying on with mini projects, of which this month many have been successfully concluded, leaving just one (nudging a nearby village into resuming annual village shows, for several reasons). Speaking of projects, thank you to the many MeFites who sent suggestions (some used, some not for a variety of reasons) for turning into the spoken word. That was very silly and fun, two things that often go together splendidly. I'm still not reciting the Silmarillion or the Treaty of Westphalia though; you know who you are and your pleas go politely ignored.

Completing projects, and doing actual work, has been assisted by the good weather here in rural England. Mostly sun and bright skies, not too hot, not too windy or cold (though the nights have a bit of a nip now). Being self-employed, this has resulted in several opportunities for working in one of my favourite 'open plan offices'. The free and public wifi from the stately home stretches into the gardens and, after some experimentation, as far as the gazebo. And, indeed, it was fun to set my social media status to "working from gazebo" for a while. (before anyone asks, no-one shot an arrow into it while I was working inside)

Apart from local events, I'm resolved to not taking on any new projects outside of core activities (the stuff required to do, which is not always the same as the stuff I want to do) over the coming five or so months of late autumn, winter and early spring. My outline plan is to advance these, turn up at the next Jisc Digifest and meet a lot of old (in several ways) colleagues, and then do a bit of traveling. But, plans change, so we'll see. In the more immediate future, harvest festival season is just about here in rural England, so the switch from predominantly cake to predominantly baked pie should become evident at local events. It'll be also interesting to see what's available at the local food festival next weekend.

Hot apple and cinnamon pie, washed down with a glass of mulled wine? It's time.
posted by Wordshore at 2:41 AM on September 30 [8 favorites]


Parry Gripp's song "Guinea Pig Bridge at the Nagasaki Bio Park".
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:09 AM on September 30 [4 favorites]


The men will die of stubbornness always makes me smile. It's so apt.

And why are apt and inept words, but not inapt and ept?
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 6:46 AM on September 30 [11 favorites]


I don't know exactly where it popped up, but for some reason my SO and I, during this past year, have begun to sometimes add "...and then the murders began" when a described scenario or story or anecdote seems to call for it. Hilarious!

Also, I can never get through the "Spicy vs Tangy" semantics without breaking down with tears of laughter. If I read it out loud I have to improvise the voices.

and lastly, perhaps not appropriate for all, one of the first youtube videos I ever saw that made me break down hysterically with laughter was showing me the consequences of "bootleg fireworks"
------------------------------------------

right now it is 7am in San Francisco but I have been up since 5am. Partly due to the fact that I may still be on Orlando time having just spent a week there at a work related conference, but could also be due to the fact that in a couple of hours I will be on my way to Yountville where I have a table at The French Laundry tomorrow. I have tried to schedule a few other activitites around the days where I will be eating my way through the town. So tomorrow morning, bright and early, I have a hot air balloon ride (first time!). There is also a functioning water driven mill just up the road that is open for visitors, as well as the Culinary Institute's Greystone campus. All in all some fun days ahead I hope.
posted by alchemist at 7:08 AM on September 30 [4 favorites]


For me: Wizard People, Dear Reader.

[Of course I also found myself disproportionally amused by some things produced during the heyday of the Doge meme (in fact, playing the utterly stupid Doge version of 2048 helped me through a rough patch when my dad died 4 years ago. No I'm not gonna link to that; I feel some responsibility toward thee. Also the online version is buggy. Get the app). And Clean ALL the things is probably Best Of This Century yet)]
posted by Namlit at 7:39 AM on September 30 [5 favorites]


When you and your goat find bread fucken hilarious. I laugh every time I see it. I set it (just the image, not the text) as the background on my work phone, with the 'phone' icon perfectly positioned so as to look like the goat is taking a call, and it's even funnier to me. Really perks up the workday.
posted by VioletU at 8:03 AM on September 30 [6 favorites]


My contributions, which made me think of this question: MitchiriNeko march (and 10 hour version)
posted by junques at 8:10 AM on September 30 [2 favorites]


This Walmart commercial still makes me cry. Every. Damn. Time. Yeah, Walmart.
posted by ashbury at 8:19 AM on September 30 [4 favorites]


SUCK IT, PARIS FRANCE! from Parks and Rec.

The argument between Saboo and Naboo in S2E3 of The Mighty Boosh.

Any of the What Up With That sketches from SNL.

ANY of the Dooneese/Lawrence Whelk sketches from SNL. The first time I saw one I laughed so hard I cried and couldn't breathe and I had to leave the room.

And finally, anything We Are Klang have ever done, but most of all, the Jew Song.
posted by elsietheeel at 8:38 AM on September 30 [2 favorites]




Stefon. I will seriously sit and watch all of the Stefon segments from Weekend Update. I know some of it is problematic, but I have met people like the character and it’s fairly accurate. Plus, Bill Hader is funny to me; Seth as well. And sometimes it’s an excuse to see Amy Poehler too.
posted by sara is disenchanted at 9:13 AM on September 30 [2 favorites]


Dansons la Capucine from Parole du chat. Many of their videos are funny but I've played that one many times.

Benedict Cumberbatch cannot say penguin from The Graham Norton Show
posted by fiercekitten at 9:15 AM on September 30 [19 favorites]


> kinnakeet:
"I once had a co-worker nicknamed Spam Loaf who was largely useless until the day she caught a big fly and attached a footlong streamer of tissue paper to its butt with rubber cement. "
puts rubber cement on shopping list.
posted by theora55 at 9:59 AM on September 30


I return to this tweet every couple of days and I end up crying from laughing easily 75% of the time.
posted by saladin at 10:17 AM on September 30 [4 favorites]


soundofsuburbia: Parry Gripp's song "Guinea Pig Bridge at the Nagasaki Bio Park".

I'm a big fan of his Wiener Dog on a Minimoog and Oh Hai as well.
posted by capricorn at 10:24 AM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Ah fuck

My claim to fame is I know that guy - he's a friend-of-a-friend I play PS4 games with on occasion.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:27 AM on September 30


What did you do to deserve that punishment?

Actually had a great time. First time seeing the falls, did it from both sides, and I went into Canada to meet a friend from the internet that I've known for damn near 10 years. I was ready to come home though.
posted by deezil at 10:42 AM on September 30 [2 favorites]


A really good swing dance. I can stop dancing for years, but if I come back and hit things just right and the connection is on and the lead is solid, it's satisfying and fun in a way that really nothing else is. It's hard to explain what about it gets me ... it's like it makes the air and the music tangible and textured. Sometimes it feels ... crunchy? Like, you're bumping into edges and solid things and crispy things. I don't know how to explain it, but it's so satisfying. (I went out dancing at a jazz festival yesterday. It was great!)
posted by ChuraChura at 11:19 AM on September 30 [7 favorites]






I miss Serious Cat.
posted by thelonius at 12:53 PM on September 30


This isn't a meme, but I can't get this song out of my head, the 1979 disco/hi-NRG single "Instant Love" by Sylvia Love. Warm synths. Catchy chorus. Peppy, cocaine-inspired beat that, honestly, sounds sort of indistinguishable from Giorgio Moroder.

But I like it, so it makes me smile.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 1:14 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


I suspect I am too old to yeet, but I find younger friends doing it delightful.
posted by Sequence at 1:50 PM on September 30


This was the first meme I encountered, and it still cracks me up all these years later.
All Your Base Are Belong To Us.
posted by Lynsey at 2:36 PM on September 30 [8 favorites]


Old and boring: saying 'in bed' at the end of your fortune from the fortune cookie.

Hilarious forever: instead saying 'BUT AT WHAT COST?' Seriously, it works for every fortune, and it is unrelentingly hysterical.
posted by Rush-That-Speaks at 3:12 PM on September 30 [30 favorites]


Hearing George Clinton's Atomic Dog always puts a massive grin on my face, especially when it gets to the 'Bow-Wow-Wow- Dibby-O-Dibby-A' bit.

In terms of online hilarity, I am seconding Eddie Izzard in general, but specifically Death Star Canteen done in Lego.
posted by Chairboy at 3:30 PM on September 30 [4 favorites]


I nearly forgot robot swagger
posted by egregious theorem at 3:51 PM on September 30 [3 favorites]


It's totally one of those things where watching the comedians corpsing definitely contributes to the hilarity, but this recent episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown gives me a bellyache every time when I watch Joe Wilkinson reads his poem about naming other people's penises.
posted by carsonb at 4:07 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


This Vine, which if you've never seen it before, I dare not describe (and thereby ruin the joke) except to say: Quiznos

Actually a lot of classic Vines

I miss you, good Vine
posted by penduluum at 4:09 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


I'm 32, and what the hell is yeet. Get off my lawn the sidewalk outside my modest apartment.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 4:15 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


I love thinking about how excited this possum must've been. and how perfect its pose is.
posted by evening at 4:16 PM on September 30 [5 favorites]


sometimes I think about how none of the animals on the internet have any idea how famous they are, and are exactly as happy as they would have been otherwise
posted by Countess Elena at 4:49 PM on September 30 [18 favorites]


I was so sad the day I dropped some super cool lolcat reference to my class, and they didn't get it. :(
posted by freethefeet at 5:56 PM on September 30 [4 favorites]


a;lsdkjf this audio post just came back up on my Tumblr dashboard (the OP deactivated their account so this is linking to some other reblogger) and I forgot how fucking funny it, and the commentary below it, is. This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability...

“pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!”
posted by btfreek at 6:11 PM on September 30 [21 favorites]


The recent Zachariah’s Magic Wand episode of My Dad Wrote a Porno made me laugh harder than anything in recent memory. It’s not the ideal place to dive into the podcast, but I really recommend the series in its entirety.
posted by ActionPopulated at 7:21 PM on September 30


Greg Ace - I died several times. Twice at the beluga alone.

Going to Maine - I used to live with a cat called Bill Stickers.

Rush-That-Speaks - I had never heard this and will have to try it. My six year old must have heard it before me, because she recently appended "BUT AT WHAT COST??" to some sentence out of the blue and I just about lost it.

All my favorite funny memes are videos from, like, the mid 2000s, and I'm not sure they would survive a rewatch, honestly. This bit of fictional nonfiction is also old but still holds up and makes me smile every time. A world that has Maciej Cegłowski in it can't be all bad.
posted by eirias at 7:32 PM on September 30 [3 favorites]


OMG. New obsession! Are there subtitled episodes anywhere???

I only watched a few and for the one I saw with subtitles they were in Korean(?).
posted by bendy at 8:16 PM on September 30


"BUT AT WHAT COST??"

$20 SAIT
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:18 PM on September 30 [16 favorites]


One of my long time lols is: George Lucas In Love (1999).

(NSFW): Polly Nomial and Curly Pi makes me lol every time.
posted by zengargoyle at 8:19 PM on September 30


I smell like beef

Bum Hand

Benny Lava

Bum Hand and Benny Lava were the first two videos I ever favorited on YouTube.
posted by bendy at 8:29 PM on September 30 [3 favorites]


I only watched a few and for the one I saw with subtitles they were in Korean(?).

On the other hand it's like playing the Sims. You can get most of what's happening without understanding Simlish.
posted by bendy at 8:30 PM on September 30


My plan for the week
does summary work?




Those things being <details> and <summary> tags.
posted by zengargoyle at 8:44 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


I mentally tell people, mostly co-workers, "i am truley sorry for your lots," a lot more than I really wish to admit. I occasionally think, "In conclusion, go Jews!" but I don't remember that one as often as it's appropriate.
posted by lazuli at 9:22 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Going over some old memories the other night with a friend. These never fail to drag the late 1990's Flint Michigan into utter hilarity as with all memories, if you so choice to read, the secretary of Jib will raise caveat #4: "Had to be there.

1. jiggy, jang, Jong-jiggy. Or jiggy for short.
So one nite circa 98' a customer pulls into our garage with a truck full of guns and hey, there guns and a dude we knew, a meth user TWEEKING, comes in and is talking an A.U. a minute...lemmeseethst forty five man, pleaeeee. So we got it him to do bong hits in the compressor room just to settle him down so we could put the guns away. Cop rolls up and by buddy's all " get jiggy-jiggy to keep his yap shut, shut that trunk." Cop rolls away after a he gets gas.

2. Peeping. At same garage a dude we knew was awaiting a half of ya- yah. He lived directly across from the garage amd my buddy come back with a dime of Northern lites and we watch the dudes curtain moving like every 17 seconds- oh, waiting for da dope. Hurry up and wait and pace. So he said," look, Corrie's peeping"

That dude is doing life for murder. The guy with the trunk of guns took my job when I moved on and kept the 45 strapped and later served 4 tours in three theaters of war.
The tweaker, unknown and my friend and i, were writing a book.
posted by clavdivs at 9:35 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


Craig Ferguson interviewing Dylan Moran

The Mountain Goats song No Children set perfectly to a Moral Orel episode.

In my life,
I hope that I lie,
and tell everyone you were a good wife and I hope you die

posted by bendy at 9:53 PM on September 30 [3 favorites]


Four pictures of Jennifer Lawrence makes me snicker every time.

Even on preview, I snickered.
posted by Gorgik at 9:58 PM on September 30 [4 favorites]


And, of course, David Sedaris reading his essay Stadium Pal.
posted by bendy at 10:00 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Kate McKinnon in general, Kate McKinnon getting abducted by aliens in particular.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:09 PM on September 30


More memes sorry:
shawn
Inigo Montoya
Ceci...
Political compass
When capslock is on
Singers

I only watched a few and for the one I saw with subtitles they were in Korean(?)
If it's the youtube links, those are in mandarin. I only recall ever seeing them with eng subs here and here.

Speaking of cute children doing errands, I started (and finished) an anime series yesterday called Cells at Work, about anthropomorphised cells going about their jobs inside your body, and the platelets are bloody adorable (loud edit at 1:49, casual ableist translation 1:54). Comedy shoujo is my new fav thing. It's been a long time since I've read shoujo and returning to it now I'm surprised at how progressive it still is to have male characters be, you know, nice and supportive.
Also, Doctor reacts to CaW.

My contributions, which made me think of this question: MitchiriNeko march
Not as cute, but along the same vein: Bongo Cat

posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 10:22 PM on September 30 [6 favorites]


Shitposting time cat

I like this meme so much because sometimes I sit at my computer at work, not really sure of the best way to do something (or any way to do it), and I move my hands like shitposting time cat.

But then I looked into this meme -- the filmmaker is a pretty amazing person: first, he dropped out of college due to lack of funds and lived out of his car super frugally, working on his video editing skills.

Once he found better lodging, he got a cat, Prince Michael, whom he places in his videos. Like a modern Henry Whittier, he puts Prince Michael in fanciful situations, but instead of needles and forks, he uses CGI and a LOT of editing. (He even has a suit with fur that matches his cat's so he can do dancing cat videos!)

I also really like When love from brothers, Seamus and Angus, takes an unexpected turn. They are so plush and squashy and adorable :3
posted by batter_my_heart at 10:26 PM on September 30 [3 favorites]


Bum Hand and Benny Lava were the first two videos I ever favorited on YouTube.

That Benny Lava video stars Prabhudeva, one of India's most popular dancer/choreographers who also sometimes directs. He's flat out awesome and I've been sort of mooting the idea of a post on him since he has so many great dance numbers. That video doesn't begin to even scratch the surface of all the great stuff he's done. The song's original title is "Kalluri Vaanil", and it's from the Tamil movie Pennin Manathai Thottu. (I take the video in good faith amusement, but I'm not sure that's how everyone would take it framed as it is. But I don't want to throw off the vibe of the thread so I'll leave it at that.)

Anyway, here's a video I dig that Prabhudeva directed, but doesn't star in as a sort of appetizer for the FPP, if I ever find time to make it. Dhaddhang Dhang from Rowdy Rathore
posted by gusottertrout at 10:41 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


Oh, and here's a better quality version of Benny Lava that credits the movie.
posted by gusottertrout at 11:04 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


I've been sort of mooting the idea of a post on him

gusottertrout: please post - if you know anything about buffalax that would be extra nifty.
posted by bendy at 11:18 PM on September 30 [3 favorites]


I'm trying to get the best info I can about Prabhudeva, a couple people I know from a movie board are way more knowledgeable about Indian films than I am, so I'll try to make a post after I hear more from them on his career.

I don't know anything about Buffalax, I figure he found the video before there was the huge amount of info on Indian cinema there is now and just reposted it as is with his interpretation added. Which is fine I think, I just didn't want to treat the video as a weird found object ignoring the people who made it since their playfulness is a choice not just wacky exotic.
posted by gusottertrout at 11:49 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]




I always crack up at the dog being teased by his owner.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 12:48 AM on October 1 [4 favorites]


+1 760-706-7425
posted by zengargoyle at 1:27 AM on October 1


Click Me
posted by zengargoyle at 1:32 AM on October 1 [1 favorite]


Laurie Anderson. Home of the Brave is probably worth as much of a reaction video as Bohemian Rhapsody.
posted by zengargoyle at 1:52 AM on October 1


So many of these are awesome. I smell like beef!

Japanese laxative ad. Denai shika was part of a whole series. I wanted to do a post of them all but the company vanished them all. Looking for it I found the holy grail of dogs with cute poop sound effects but no actual poop along with Scott Joplin and instructional stick figures pooping.
posted by Gotanda at 2:02 AM on October 1


The kids going on errands is called はじめてのおつかい but unfortunately the site doesn't link to vids. Here's one with partial English subs, but bendy is right you don't really need them much.
posted by Gotanda at 2:13 AM on October 1 [3 favorites]


bendy, I remember those Buffalax videos so fondly! “Moscow” was my favorite.
posted by eirias at 3:24 AM on October 1 [1 favorite]


Fenslerfilm's GI Joe stuff makes me laugh every time, especially Pork Chop Sandwiches.

Matt Berry Does the Boat Race. Even on a really bad day I still lose it once he gets to Dennis Waterman.

Mr. Show's The Story of Everest
posted by heatvision at 4:02 AM on October 1 [5 favorites]


Also, Panda Cheese was one of the first things that really cracked me up online. Still works...
posted by Chairboy at 4:32 AM on October 1 [4 favorites]


Chairboy, you have opened my eyes. How did I not know about Panda Cheese?

I love those ads. What the hell is going on there? Maybe it's just me and my mediasphere but I never see actual violence in TV ads. Those are insane.
posted by Gotanda at 4:46 AM on October 1 [1 favorite]


"All right Janice"

I freaking love this.
Also Mr Bubz - a perfect, epic, surprising 15 seconds.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:00 AM on October 1 [3 favorites]


and skyrim oh god am I replaying skyrim

aaaa same! Started a new game a week and a half ago. Speaking of old memes: On the startup screen, I tend to hear the opening lines as Dovahkiin! Dovahkiin! Not a single sardine! and then start the game with dorky giggling.

I still have a soft spot for lik the bred poems, procedurally generated ("AI") nonsense, and as noted above and in my username, misheard lyrics. Word salad, in a humorous context, shortcuts to my inner 6 year old somehow.
posted by cage and aquarium at 6:16 AM on October 1


I have loved Virginia Lee Burton's books my whole life, so I consider this "Mike Mulligan" re-working to be a fond homage and not a crude parody.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:16 AM on October 1 [6 favorites]

“average person eats 3 spiders a year” factoid actualy just statistical error. average person eats 0 spiders per year. Spiders Georg, who lives in cave & eats over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted
posted by moonmilk at 6:56 AM on October 1 [3 favorites]


Otters. Always otters. Doing otter things, living otter lives.

Just otters.
posted by cooker girl at 7:17 AM on October 1 [4 favorites]


Was coming here to say Panda Cheese. The computer one cracks me up every single time.
posted by holborne at 8:43 AM on October 1


I’d like to remind everyone that renowned voice actor and national treasure H. Jon Benjamin once hired musicians and recorded an entire jazz piano album when he did not actually know how to play piano.

I can’t listen to it without hyperventilating from laughter so I have to ration it carefully but here’s a track titled I Can’t Play Piano, Pt. 1
posted by castlebravo at 8:57 AM on October 1 [11 favorites]


The last day of the month, during which time I've seen and eaten more cake than probably any other month of my life.

Thatsa lotta cake!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:06 AM on October 1


I can't find it now, but a while back, Eyebrows McGee made a comment about how her littlest kid and the kitten were total besties, cuddling in the crib and hanging out, and how one time, when the kid was nursing, the kid may have been like, "come on over" to the cat, and Eyebrows McGee was like YOU CANNOT INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO THE BRESTAURANT.

I mean, just:

1. Kitten and baby being BEST FRANDS
2. Aw, baby sharing thing that it loves! Babies love milk, it's true.
3. BRESTAURANT. I USE THIS AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK AND SNICKER EVERY TIME.
posted by joyceanmachine at 9:07 AM on October 1 [5 favorites]


I don't know exactly where it popped up, but for some reason my SO and I, during this past year, have begun to sometimes add "...and then the murders began"

there was an MST3K episode where some character in the movie was rambling on some philosophical aside, and Joel added a sighing, “and then you die.” I occasionally find a need to do that in real life, but then I have to explain it which takes all the fun out of it.

Old and boring: saying 'in bed' at the end of your fortune from the fortune cookie.

We used to add, “between the sheets” to the titles in the hymnal. That's what a bargain bsement parochial education'll get you.

One old funny I never tire of is Debbie Downer at Walt Disney World.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:23 AM on October 1 [3 favorites]


My kids are on a Wall-E kick and no matter how many times I see this movie, I always laugh at the cleaning robot M-O's reaction of affront and dismay at finding something as filthy as Wall-E.
posted by Jpfed at 9:35 AM on October 1 [2 favorites]


Now I just want any and every publicly-breast-feeding woman to refer to herself as a "pop-up brestaurant" and I'm giggling uncontrollably.

Memes that always make me laugh:

Ok first you're being a total dick now
The majestic man-taur
Fuck these six fish in particular
Look at all those chickens!
posted by hanov3r at 9:36 AM on October 1 [7 favorites]




Oprah, bees.
posted by asperity at 9:59 AM on October 1 [3 favorites]


Happy Cat is still the best for me.
posted by rhizome at 10:56 AM on October 1


Mike Nesmith, in one of the post-show interview clips from The Monkees, answering the question, "Why do you want a house?"
posted by jocelmeow at 12:10 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]


Oh yeah, this NSFW supercut of the Baby Whale video always makes me laugh.

Did I mention NSFW?
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 12:31 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]




Within days after 9/11 I found Get Your War On.

Profanity-laced nihilism set in an office just like yours. What's not to love?
posted by bendy at 6:55 PM on October 1 [4 favorites]


Hi Stranger.

"It's OK you can look at my butt."
posted by bendy at 6:59 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]


Dammit, Moon Moon!
posted by moonmilk at 9:12 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]


There's already been one McElroy link, but I have to say that for me it's Glass Shark. The riff gets away from them and the voice is just the best. (And I have the same phobia, so it hits home.)


you gotta sweeeem fat kid
posted by Scattercat at 11:20 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]


pretend there's a corrrrrrrn dog at the end of the pool

This pretty much kills me every time I see it. (SFW image, salty language)
posted by MrBadExample at 11:49 PM on October 1 [1 favorite]


I've lost count how many times I've rewatched the McElroys' Monster Factory series, but the Mass Effect 2 one - where they randomly edit settings for the face customisation - still makes me laugh every time. The brothers flipping out at the incredible amount of crap you can add to your Champions Online character is also amazing.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:32 AM on October 2 [3 favorites]


This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability...

I’d like to remind everyone that renowned voice actor and national treasure H. Jon Benjamin once hired musicians and recorded an entire jazz piano album when he did not actually know how to play piano.


I’m not a musician at all, so I have no idea why I find these so funny, but thank you. A favourite of mine in a similar vein is this triumphant video of a ketchup dispensing robot, set to a cover of the 20th Century Fox theme.
posted by chappell, ambrose at 7:10 AM on October 2 [8 favorites]


the first time I saw that Automato video, I laughed so hard my stomach got sore
posted by Countess Elena at 8:02 AM on October 2


Real talk: I thought the American Chopper guys yelling meme were Metallica
posted by thelonius at 10:04 AM on October 2 [5 favorites]


Not a meme, but a long anecdote from last May which didn't make it at the time to MetaFilter. Features bluebells, a strange place to hold an informal service, cake, and a very unexpected Jessamynesque turn which is why I've added it to her birthday thread.
posted by Wordshore at 5:50 PM on October 2


TIME FOR SOME STORIES

Can we keep this thread open forever?
posted by bendy at 7:46 PM on October 2 [3 favorites]




hacker typer

Just start typing.
posted by bendy at 8:34 PM on October 2 [2 favorites]


No one has yet mentioned Irish Dad catches a bat trapped in the kitchen and it is a travesty.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:05 PM on October 2 [2 favorites]


No one has yet mentioned Irish Dad catches a bat trapped in the kitchen and it is a travesty.
posted by Going To Maine at 4:05 PM on October 3
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OH NOW THE DOG'S PISSING!
posted by the duck by the oboe at 12:49 AM on October 3 [1 favorite]


I saw a coyote this morning! I know this is neither exciting or interesting news to anyone who lives in places where coyotes are endemic (which is p. much all of North America), including where I live, but I haven't seen one out and about in a long while. Usually all I see are jackrabbits, pronghorns, the occasional trash panda, and tons and tons and tons of deer.

(I am okay with only seeing those animals, because the other fauna around here are nothing I'd want to meet face to face. A friend ended up with a cougar trapped in her barn after it broke in to eat her goats. A coworker saw three cougar cubs while on a walk the other evening (I told her to find another place to walk). Another coworker had a black bear try to climb her young pear tree but the tree was too spindly and the bear fell out. I love cougars and bears, but from a distance. A great distance.)
posted by elsietheeel at 7:02 AM on October 3 [2 favorites]


(Oh we also have wolves, but I don't ever ever want to see them other than through webcam photos like this because all of the ranchers around here are whiny about a single tiny pack of wolves that live an hour away and I don't ever want any of those wolves killed because of "danger to livestock". Besides, what's a few cattle between friends?)
posted by elsietheeel at 7:29 AM on October 3 [1 favorite]


Oh yeah, this NSFW supercut of the Baby Whale video always makes me laugh.

So the stretch of that from the first Oh My God to the first What Is That Thing is my generic ringtone.

I had to sincerely restrain myself from using fuck fuck fuck fuck fuckin fuckin fuckin instead.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 7:33 AM on October 3


Real talk: I thought the American Chopper guys yelling meme were Metallica

This is where I out myself as extremely gullible, because the first time I saw the meme, I didn't know it was a meme. I thought someone had just captured a moment on some show in which people were having a surprisingly animated conversation about some intellectual topic. Now it (along with galaxy brain) is one of my favorite meme formats because you can stuff more idea in it.
posted by Jpfed at 8:18 AM on October 3 [2 favorites]


Planet Moon
posted by Daily Alice at 8:56 AM on October 3 [3 favorites]




I'll always love fucking Kevin.
posted by bendy at 1:52 AM on October 4 [2 favorites]


I am terrified of needles but I got my flu shot today!

(They put a free shot clinic right outside the institution's sallyport and after walking past it for three days in a row I finally gave in. They were also offering Tdap, mumps, varicella, and Hep B vaccines, but I wasn't ready to go that far yet.)
posted by elsietheeel at 12:22 PM on October 4 [2 favorites]


I love anything Amber Ruffin does, but this is the greatest.
posted by lauranesson at 5:33 AM on October 5 [3 favorites]


Come the yuletide, I frequently laugh at the song Jingle Bell Rock because of this Metafilter Music favorite.
posted by penduluum at 7:55 AM on October 5 [5 favorites]




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