Rule 34

July 8, 2008 9:15 AM

If you don’t know what “Rule 34″ is, just pull out your trusty Urban Dictionary and look it up. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Got it? Good. Unfortunately, that’s not quite enough information to understand the song, as the song is about my favorite example of Rule 34, the illicit love between dragons and cars. I’m not sure that I need to point out that though I find it endlessly entertaining, it’s not a personally exciting scenario (not that there’s anything wrong with that — well, maybe there is). While the song is quite SFW there are some drawings of the non-SFW variety that will explain this phenomenon in more, ahem, detail. I really encourage you not to look at the drawings as you will never know blissful ignorance again — there’s no going back after looking. But if you must, here’s the link.

(On a side note, I do wonder how dragons “loving” cars can truly be considered NSFW given that dragons don’t exist, and even if they did I doubt they’d be attracted to cars. But that’s an entirely separate topic I suppose.)

At the very least, I think I can safely say that this is the first, only, and almost certainly last song you’ll ever hear on this topic.

Rule 34 by Sugar Fix.

posted by hillelc (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This is one of those songs, like Da Vinci's Notebook's "Enormous Penis" or "Springtime for Hitler" from The Producers, that you wish wasn't so catchy because it's a bit awkward to find yourself singing along to it in public situations.

it's a different kind of love between man and machine / well he's not quite a man, but you know what I mean
posted by danb at 9:30 AM on July 8, 2008 [3 favorites]

I'm impressed by the production here, which reminds me of Steely Dan, and the chord changes really work with the style. Having said that, you sir are a sick and twisted individual.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 11:00 AM on July 8, 2008

@arcanecrowbar: Don't shoot the messenger. I didn't invent the topic. I just put it to music. :)
posted by hillelc at 11:08 AM on July 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

Steely Dan!! Awesome! hillelc was one of the people who first got me into SD many years ago, so that's a huge compliment! ;)
posted by tristeza at 12:31 PM on July 8, 2008

There's some lovely wah'ed up electric piano in there that reminded me of early Billy Joel. (Hey! If you can have reptiles fuckin' cars then i can drop a Billy reference. :) )
posted by Jofus at 2:45 AM on July 9, 2008

Didn't this tune knock "feels so good" by Chuck Mangione out of the #1 spot on the pop charts back in 1977? I swear I remember roller skating to it.
posted by umbú at 6:32 AM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Hilarious umbú.
posted by dobie at 9:11 AM on July 9, 2008

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