Flight Of The Conchords lament "Too Many Dicks On The Dancefloor"

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In the first season there were too many motha uckers ucking with their shih, and now Flight Of The Conchords duo Brett and Jermaine are complaining about “the dancefloor bro/ho ratio”.

"Little Pimpin'" by Madeline Rose Smith (and her presumably rather scary father)

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little_pimpin.jpgThis rejig of Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’” comes from Funny Or Die but had me wanting to replace the “Die” with “Icky”. Although, admittedly, if you don’t “awww” at lyrics like the bit where she goes “sleep in bed with one eye open as long as I am snug”, then you’re dead inside.
However, I think you’re legitimately allowed to feel a leetle uneasy at the fact wee Madeline doesn’t look like she’s having all that much fun. Er, and I hate to bring up Minipops, but that bit where she goes “cute behindy”…?

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"Greensleeves" as attempted by a Grade 9 high school band

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This came via the Twitter feed of comedian Robert Popper. It is a high school band attempting to play “Greensleeves”, and, coupled with the laughter of the people filming it, is quite high-larioos.

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The Langley Schools Music Project: Children + David Bowie's "Space Oddity" = Poo In Pants

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langley_schools_music_project.jpgThe Langley Schools Music Project was a chorus of sixty kids from a school in Canada who, under the guidance of their teacher Hans Fenger, recorded an album of covers of pop tunes in the late seventies. The children played the instruments as well, despite having no sheet music and only a basic ability to play.
The most famous recording to emerge from the ensuing album Innocence & Despair is their version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, to which the man himself gave the thumbs-up. It was recorded on a two-track tape deck in a school gym, so the result is quite a shock to ears used to listening to slickly-produced material.
What is undeniable is that the result is somehow simultaneously haunting and charming… But mostly haunting. Click over for a listen.

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Adam Buxton's Australia: "Wobble board, wobble board, I'm so wobble bored"

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One of the things that helps me get out of bed of a grey, wet Monday morn is the prospect of listening to Adam and Joe’s podcast on the bus. They discuss the minutiae of popular culture in a way you might in the pub with your friends, but they’re much, much funnier.
From their most recent Song Wars battle, here’s Adam Buxton’s delightful ode to Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, which owes more than a little to Rolf Harris’s “Sun Arise”:

Vadrum's Super Mario Bros 3 drum rendition

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I’m not usually one for drum solos, but there’s something undeniably impressive about this guy playing along to the theme to Super Mario Mario Bros 3. This is his latest video; he has another one which has received EIGHT MILLION views on YouTube.
Also on his channel – clips of him playing along to The Simpsons and Macgyver (?!?!!).

Something like the "Super Broker Shuffle" could have saved Woolworth's

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If there’s anything more depressing than ageing men in white sweaters trying to flog you some peanuts, it’s removing their final 0.1% of dignity by making them rap while they do it. Or “rap”.
On the plus side, this is 100% amusing and immediately renders any parody rap sketches you subsequently view utterly pointless. Which one’s your favourite?

[via Why, That's Delightful!]

Stereogum's broken-up bands 2008 montage

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And so, the end is here. Or near. Of the year. Clear? For some bands, the end came a little earlier than 31st December, however. And here, courtesy of Stereogum, is an Oscars-style run through those acts who called it a day in 2008. Farewell, “Wolfmother”.

[via The Daily Swarm]

Spaghetti Cat inspires "Spaghetti Cat (I Weep For You)"

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spaghetti_cat.jpgDid you witness the Spaghetti Cat phenomenon earlier this year? During a daytime TV show on Fox, an inexplicable cutaway to a surprised-looking cat sat at a table with a plate of spaghetti sent people with nothing better to do certain sections of the internetosphere into a frenzy of bewilderment and LOLZ.
It transpired that the cutaway was Fox’s way of avoiding showing inappropriate material, but that hasn’t prevented Spaghetti Cat becoming a meme all over the web. Well, it’s a cat, right? Teh internetz *hearts* cats.
Now, inevitably, someone’s written a song to Spaghetti Cat and made a video to go with it that sees SC photoshopped into various unlikely scenarios (he/she looks right at home on Inside The Actor’s Studio, mind you).
See the original clip and the ode to Spaghetti Cat after the jump.

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Some guy sings Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody" in footballerese

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This is a video of a man called Teletext Alex (probably not his real name) singing Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” on Radio Five Live, with the usual lyrics replaced by the names of footballers.
Why? I do not know. But the overall effect is a bit like hearing the song sung in Klingon. Which, to my mind, is an improvement. And I’m not even a Trekkie.

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[video: BBCfivelive]