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HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERTHINK A PLATE OF BEANS.

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April 9, 2007 11:49 AM

See here and here and here. I'm posting this to music because Cortex insisted.

posted by buriednexttoyou (30 comments total) 74 users marked this as a favorite

Rock on, bnty.
posted by cortex at 12:05 PM on April 9, 2007


hey man, mono is working for you, if you push it a bit more you'll be yodeling!

Good to hear you are in good spirits.
posted by micayetoca at 12:14 PM on April 9, 2007


This is damn cool!
posted by solistrato at 12:53 PM on April 9, 2007


Is it really supposed to be garbled, or is my quicktime acting up again?

Wait, is this art?
posted by niles at 2:41 PM on April 9, 2007


This improved my mood considerably.
Well done, sir.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:45 PM on April 9, 2007


Oh ps, the "my humps" reference made me lose it, quite audibly.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:48 PM on April 9, 2007


Oh ps, the "my humps" reference made me lose it, quite audibly.

Me too. Thanks for this, and get well soon. :)
posted by vytae at 2:51 PM on April 9, 2007


I can't stop laughing.

WELL DONE, SIR.
posted by sparkletone at 3:27 PM on April 9, 2007


I love this song.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:54 PM on April 9, 2007


xo!
posted by jessamyn at 5:58 PM on April 9, 2007


Massive win detected in sector 1028.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:50 PM on April 9, 2007


xo!
posted by jessamyn at 5:58 PM on April 9

Oh, um, jessamyn, you don't want to do that, that's how it spreads. I appreciate your enthusiasm, thank you, really, but you should probably keep an eye on your lymph nodes for a while, there. Sorry.

But seriously, thanks everybody. You metafilter folks have been my best friends through this mono thing (not counting the juice).
posted by buriednexttoyou at 8:24 PM on April 9, 2007


Aha. On switching computers, yes - very nice!
posted by niles at 9:03 PM on April 9, 2007


oh my goodness, after all these years i think i finally appreciate why they invented the internet.

well done sir! i can attest to how painful it is attempting to sing with an acute sore throat, good heavens, the dedication. we're not worthy
posted by lonefrontranger at 10:30 PM on April 9, 2007


This is excellent.
posted by OmieWise at 6:27 AM on April 10, 2007


Brilliant!
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:30 PM on April 10, 2007


I can't... stop... singing this...
posted by chrismear at 2:38 PM on April 10, 2007


OH GOD IT'S STUCK IN MY HEAD MAKE IT STOP
posted by kdar at 5:47 PM on April 10, 2007


It's the new MeFi theme song... excellent!
posted by Ms Snit at 8:31 PM on April 10, 2007


I COULD OVERTHINK HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SONG.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:28 PM on April 10, 2007


" ... maybe I'd be laughing if we could dissect it just a little bit more."

awesome.
posted by EatTheWeak at 5:26 PM on April 11, 2007


...i don't get it.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:08 PM on April 11, 2007


fun stuff.
posted by hojoki at 9:19 AM on April 13, 2007


I can't really tell if the artist is channelling contemporary quirky popsters like They Might be Giants, going avant garde like Daniel Johnston, or recalling the old country blues of Robert Johnson. It seems rife with nods and allusion. Having said that, the straightforwardness of the exposition is indeed humorous as the composer has created a world which seemingly mirrors the everyday concocted world, where people tend to look much too deeply into mundane issues and try to explore eschatological concepts that may or may not be there. Then again, whence beans? Why beans? Why not, hamburger, or carrots, or cookies? Is the half-simple protein nature as well as their high fiber content the thing here? It would seem if we were looking for something truly mundane and dull, a better choice might be potatoes. A simple starch, bland, etc, and not at all containing the rich complexity that may varieties of flavors and complex carbohydrates that beans have.
posted by psmealey at 6:43 AM on April 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


When I figure out how to dump a big load of crap all over this "fun" you guys are having, you'd better fuckin' watch out.
posted by fleacircus at 10:14 AM on April 14, 2007


thanks for the belated laugh
posted by tarheelcoxn at 2:10 PM on April 23, 2007


"I think I taste some yolk."

LOL now there's a feeling I can relate to.
posted by autodidact at 5:08 AM on April 28, 2007


I listened to this yesterday to cheer myself up, and now the tune is stuck in my head!
posted by Sweetie Darling at 11:38 AM on June 26, 2007


The last 3 seconds of the song made me fall out of my chair.
posted by tehloki at 3:21 PM on July 28, 2007


Heh. The ending especially still makes me laugh.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:11 PM on January 3, 2008


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