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An internet classic from a few years back!
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I remember playing this video at my highschool graduation party. In 2002.
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Welcome to ten years ago, Dan!
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Hello and welcome to the year 2000!
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When you've seen one parody Japanese boy band in green leaf underthings, you've seen them all.
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They obviously had a very small wardrobe budget.
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The subtitled version is enlightening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUOwbcdZo…
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How can one expect these kinds of cultural pinnacles to be reached without our friend the atom?
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Yatta? I haven't thoght about this in at least eight years.
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DAN you will really REALLY like the versions online of beefy college boys reenacting this video for humor's sake. Just sayin'
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I saw that this had been viewed more than 2 millin times, and didn't think I'd discovered something that no one had ever, you know, seen before. The Internet is a race, I realize, and you guys won—I threw in the towel a long time ago. I stand by my analysis of this video, however, and I'm going to reproduce it here in full:

"Um..."
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Yatta!@!!
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I'll see your Yatta and raise you one Bieber.
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In a similar vein (and referencing Yatta, among other things) is "French Erotic Film". Not to be missed--although it's neither French nor erotic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDwsiqQa1…

I had a very long debate with a friend of mine over what language the singer in this is speaking. I believe the language is Dutch (and have evidence to back this up), but he still believes it's heavily accented English.
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I had seen this before too (and I'm not saying that with any pride). I had successfully managed to put it out of my mind.

Um... thanks for the reminder?
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OMG this is from, what, 10 years ago? Yatta! (Roughly translates to "I'm so happy!")

Watch the subtitled one, the lyrics are so absurd. :-P
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What about the Indian guy who split into different elements while singing his very catchy song and eventually exploded into a volcano or something? I can't remember the name, but I do remember also enjoying that video in 2002. I think it warrants a repost two.
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Dan's adorable response to seeing his first lolcat, tomorrow on "Shit My Editorial Director Says".
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It's a parody, but it still has a positive message.

Gotta love the Japanese.
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To #15, this Anonymous Dutchman can definately confirm that that is indeed Dutch. The song is about wanting one of those inflatable crocodiles to float around in the sea with, because there's hot chicks there. You can imagine our pride.
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@19 I was thinking about the scourge no one ever talks about: early onset andropause.
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Dan.
Did you know that Geraldine Ferraro was the Democrats VP nominee?
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Um... is about all I can come up with, too. Equally disturbing were the brief shots of an elderly Mao-party-looking-guy in the crowd and small-toddler-on-adults-shoulders looking on. This is how fetishes are born?

I can't even imagine (and am not going there) what the music itself must have sounded like...
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This video was my intro to Yatta. It's even more bizarre than the original -- perfect for wasting your Friday afternoon!
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Interesting.

What is your analysis of the Louisiana Purchase?
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Oo, Canuck, maybe his taking testosterone to counter that (note to endocrinologist: higher dose please) is what's lent his arms such extra bulginess lately!
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Ohiooooooo!
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@emor You're thinking of "Tunak Tunak Tan" by the inimitable Daler Mehndi. Another internet classic.
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They are pretty bulgy, gus...hmmm. And something most of you frank-n-beans people can look forward to...or, as I like preface certain conversations with Mr. Canuck, "Remember when you went insane a couple of years ago? Yeah, at about that time...blah blah" Thank goodness he's come down the other side of it, or I would have had to continue with the arsenic. (Lucky there's no female version, hey?)
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I'm glad he's on the comfy side of that, where the worst that happens is usually him inviting everyone he met today home for chicken and dumplings.

(And it is good there's no female version that one can recall having heard of ever.)
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Yes, little miracles, and all that, gus.. :)

And in case you don't scroll back to Morning News:

"Just after 7pm mass co-ordinated kissing took place in the street, to whoops of encouragement from a growing crowd. "It's still a victory," said Paul Shetler, a senior director at an IT firm. "They've wound up losing a night's takings because they couldn't have a bunch of men with tongues in each others' mouths."

Heh. Good for them.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/15…
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Great news - thank you for posting the link!
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I had never seen that. I didn't need to see, but I never had. So Dan, you beat me!
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@18: Tunak Tunak Tun
There's a story behind it, actually; the artist, Daler Mehndi, had faced criticism alleging that his popularity was mostly due to the sexy female dancers in his music videos. So he made a music video featuring only himself. And it became a hit, not just in India, but even worldwide. It's actually a pretty awesome song and video in its own right.

@15: Try Fart In the Duck.
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I'd never seen that before either (and appear to have survived). What I found the most amusing was seeing the leaves (devoid of underwear) with flowing (pulsing?) lines that made me think that their purpose was to endow the wearer with ::adopts a serious voice:: Great. Virility.
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"Um..." jeepers, it REALLY should be "YUM!"
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next republican 2012 frontrunner
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Oh, Japan.
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May he poop?
http://www.youtube.com/watch v=hOgALTFzFbQ&feature=related
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Sorry, link didn't work, should be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOgALTFzF…
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I remember this from high school! Oh, good times! We watched in my Japanese class this by tricking our teacher. Oh, what a blast from the past! (I'm about to graduate from college, and I'm basically fluent in Japanese, so it's especially poignant.)
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Best slog post EVAR

I watched Yatta every night for like a month in college. 2003 or thereabouts. Watta throwback!
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You guys, seriously, Japanese Hide-Penis dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aT6vKXN… (You gotta skip the first 45 seconds or so.)
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Yowee!
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Damn, you beat me to it. Hilarious though.
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I wish they could have come to Eurovision...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGMb5PakOQ&feature=related