Thou Shalt Always Filter

May 23, 2007 9:10 PM

"My deepest sympathies for posting this. I lack all attempts at rhythm and meter, and don't even have a nice English accent to back things up!"

posted by chrismear (54 comments total) 177 users marked this as a favorite

posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:13 PM on May 23, 2007

yesh. yesh. please again.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:31 PM on May 23, 2007

posted by Jofus at 4:32 AM on May 24, 2007

posted by cortex at 8:59 AM on May 24, 2007

Oh man, they wrote about it over at Metafiltr! It's the big time, I tell ya!
posted by cortex at 9:14 AM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

Suh-weeeet !
posted by chrismear at 9:31 AM on May 24, 2007

Ha! You changed period to full stop. Nice.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:05 PM on May 24, 2007

OMG it's the Eton-educated bastard child bastard of Mike Skinner and Jimmy Tamborello during downtime on the set of Two Pints and a Packet of Crisps.

Which is a High Compliment in my book. More, please, more.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:55 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is wonderful.
posted by Arturus at 2:59 PM on May 24, 2007

Holy crap!


Holy Crap!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:07 PM on May 24, 2007

Excellent. Now, the video please.
posted by Elmore at 3:31 PM on May 24, 2007

Very nice job. Wow.
posted by Cyrano at 4:14 PM on May 24, 2007

HA!!!!!!!!!!!! "Oh, I forgot where I was...".

You really NAILED this. Fantastic job. New MuFi Hero!
posted by snsranch at 4:19 PM on May 24, 2007

Better than the original.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:35 PM on May 24, 2007

Damn skippy. I could listen to you read posts all day, with or without a backing track. However, I mentally added cortex at the end saying "LOL." It's a filthy habit I'm trying to shake.
posted by melissa may at 4:36 PM on May 24, 2007

Tastier than a cookie filled with a cookie filled with another cookie.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:30 PM on May 24, 2007

This is, in some ways, the culmination of why MetaFilter is so awesome. This is FUCKING FANTASTIC.
posted by ORthey at 5:44 PM on May 24, 2007

*chucks panty*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:00 PM on May 24, 2007

Excellent! I was waiting for this....I tried the same thing, but your accent works so much, much better ( Mine is English, but not quite saaarfenuff, yeah? )

Again - superb.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:59 PM on May 24, 2007

I always listen to these parody/site themed type things, always enjoy and generally end up favouriting. But if I had to choose just one favourite to hand out for the genre, this would get it. This, this is genius.

And should totally be required listening for anyone signing up with a new account.
posted by shelleycat at 1:40 AM on May 25, 2007

You magnificent bastard.

(I was sooo going to do this myself if I ever found myself with a spare week or two and a previously undiscovered level of talent.)
posted by flashboy at 4:02 AM on May 25, 2007

Completely wonderful. How close to your original accent is this? Delete the FAQ now, and leave this masterpiece in its stead.
posted by roofus at 6:22 AM on May 25, 2007

Seconding roofus; this should be the new MeFi FAQ.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:54 AM on May 25, 2007

I think roofus is on to something there.
posted by frecklefaerie at 6:59 AM on May 25, 2007

This is seriously great.
posted by AV at 7:14 AM on May 25, 2007

"Full stop" BRAVO!!

(also, the rest of it: also bravo!)
posted by pompomtom at 7:49 AM on May 25, 2007

"Thou shalt not put songs about MeFi on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were."
posted by cillit bang at 8:39 AM on May 25, 2007

"butta eatta" in a british accent was AWESOME
posted by mathowie at 9:33 AM on May 25, 2007 [2 favorites]

So, so, so excellent.

*hold up bic*
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:27 AM on May 25, 2007

Hmmm. Food for thought.
posted by humannaire at 10:32 AM on May 25, 2007

This made me very happy.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:37 AM on May 25, 2007

So that's how you pronounce kottke...

Seriously fantastic.
posted by Skorgu at 12:13 PM on May 25, 2007

Great stuff.
posted by MrMustard at 3:32 PM on May 25, 2007

hurf durf british accents!
posted by jessamyn at 5:22 PM on May 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

I think I love you.
posted by zennie at 8:39 PM on May 26, 2007

posted by deborah at 7:33 PM on May 27, 2007

posted by ClanvidHorse at 11:41 AM on May 28, 2007

Seconding the video request! (and this as the FAQ would be ten degrees of awesome)
posted by dreamsign at 3:16 AM on May 29, 2007

The original video is mostly readily identifiable bits of EC1, so all we need is a video camera and oodles of Chris's free time.

(And Atrazine's beard)
posted by cillit bang at 5:58 AM on May 29, 2007

Hmmm, I sense a meet-up coming on...
posted by MrMustard at 6:16 AM on May 29, 2007

Is it some sort of serendipitous coincidence that this is thread number 1142?
posted by veronica sawyer at 8:21 AM on May 29, 2007

If 'serendipitous' means 'totally awesome', then yes.
posted by cortex at 8:42 AM on May 29, 2007

That was damn amazing.
posted by quin at 12:25 PM on May 29, 2007

posted by spherical_perceptions at 11:17 AM on June 6, 2007

At the risk of returning to the same topic week in, week out, I woke up after last Tuesday's meetup to find that in my drunken haze I'd recorded myself lipsyncing this on my camera phone.

So, by popular request, here's the video (9.4 MB, MP4).
posted by chrismear at 7:20 PM on June 7, 2007 [5 favorites]

Oh my god, that video is brilliant. I didn't think I could like the song much more than I did.
posted by mosessis at 7:53 PM on June 10, 2007

"butta eatta" in a british accent was AWESOME

Also "höf döf."
posted by oaf at 5:51 PM on July 14, 2007

This is still fucking awesome.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:41 PM on July 27, 2009

Still and forever!
posted by ambient2 at 2:23 AM on July 28, 2009


I lost it at "Thou shalt not make goddamn double posts..."
posted by The Pusher Robot at 2:42 AM on July 29, 2009

Thou shalt always filter, indeed.

Drenched in awesome sauce, this.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:46 PM on September 4, 2009

Awesome-osaurus REX. And the "just a site" section was just... outta sight!
posted by cobwebberies at 4:43 PM on September 13, 2009

Amazing. Just been on a big Scroobius Pip binge myself. Much enjoyed this tribute.
posted by ambrosen at 3:24 PM on September 17, 2013

yesssssssssssss this is everything Soul Coughing should have been all along.
posted by not_on_display at 9:26 PM on August 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

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