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February 12, 2005

BRAIN TAKEOVER ALERT

WARNING WARNING WARNING

Foolish people might click this link because they think they'll be able to withstand the power of The Endless Loop of Numanuma.

Resistance is futile. Join us. Numanuma.

(Thanks to many people, including a sergeant in the USAF, who adds "The Air Force is getting a lot accomplished today!" Thanks also to Joi Ito for the background info, and especially for a link to the original terrifying music video.)

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I'm the first to post first, without making mention of my firstness! Oh wait I just did :(

The absolutely amazing thing is that the webcam that was used for this didn't implode, or melt, or take on equivalent permanent damage.

No wonder the Air Force is interested.

I saw this on Anderson Cooper's show last night on CNN..it is hilarious!!!

Well.....at least he is with the beat.....couldn't really bring myself to say he has rhythm.....hmmmm

beautiful. ::sheds a tear::

whoa, that was freakish...posted at the same time as the star wars kid guy. the force must be with me today.

It's nice to see someone with that level of self-confidence. No, really. I see a great future for him.

Anyone else have no luck watching the "original terrifying video"? Real Audio says it doesn't support the content on the site but Firefox made me install RealAudio so's I could view it. Oh well, I suspect it's really not worth fretting about.

Further proof that on the Internet, everybody gets their 15 minutes.

had a similar reaction, but mine was more like that woman who had siezures from hearing Mary Hart's voice

lmao my 4yo and I just sat here "doing the arms"!

seizures; i before e except... aw screw it.

Deja vu... Christobal posted this a while ago.

*crying hysterically*

I have to read Hamlet... and I can't concentrate because that stupid song is stuck in my head. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Folks, it is safe to say that Shakespeare and techno do not go together.

oh man... it was on tv AND you can't see the original terrifying video? i feel so... inadequate.

pfft....english majors today; I had to read hamlet with DISCO in MY head.
Plus, had to walk to campus in the snow, barefoot, uphill, etc.

Horned Frog-- :P

Am I the only one who, when watching the original video, couldn't get that ep of Twilight Zone out of my head? You know, the one where Shatner sees something on the wing of the plane in which he's flying?

That also has to be the most random usage of Freddy Krueger's image of all time.

To me, the boy band version is much scarier than the guy rocking out at home. I'm assuming the guy was joking at least.

Judi--
Some of us don't have accesss to TV. We get our entertainment right here on laptop land. This was entertaining, in a sick, twisted, cynical, ironic, weird kinda way.
In other words, keep it up!

Those of you who couldn't see the "original terrifying video" : Don't worry about it. Some idiot saved it as a ".txt," or text file. I've got all afternoon, so I'm going to try and find this thing.

Some of us don't *want* access to TV...

WARNING: ANYONE AFRAID OF THE "ORIGINAL CHILLING VIDEO"

Do NOT click this link.

see, this is why I keep my bullet in my pocket.

Yow. What's with the reggae echoes in the orginal video?

I was SUPPOSED to be learning a Haydn concerto this afternoon, but what I have succeeded in doing is playing numanuma over and over again. This should go over really big at next week's rehearsal. I'll bring a Casio keyboard with a techno beat demo and wow them all. I think I'll also learn the arm-waving dance from the webcam guy.

a great song to get rid of any other song in ur head is:
" the knee bone's connected to the, hip bone, and the hip bone's connected to the..."

ur welcome

( Hey Alex...hope ur exam went well)

The webcam guy reminds me of a night spent with my high school friends engineering a video to the Proclaimer's (remember them) "500 Miles". It involved most of them standing behind a fence in the middle of the night, illuminated by car headlights and popping up at random times during the chorus. Thankfully, I was working the camera, so now I'm the only one not routinely humiliated at reunions.

Wonder if I could find and post that video?

Numanuma-yay!

:melt: that was wonderful... thanks alex d.!

w00t! go Joi!

Alex,

I like the chubby guy better..these guys are a third world version in N'Sync...o God no!...one is enough!

Dang! I just realized that link doesn't included the best part!
The record smash!

Gee, my kids showed me this two weeks ago. Compared to some of the other stuff they dig up, I thought it was pretty tame.

Woohoo! I finally had something posted!

Now I can't get this dang song out of my head. This MUST be the work of terrorists!

Wow. There are no words to aptly describe what I am feeling right now. If I drank alcohol, Stoli might help lubricate things.

I too saw "lip-syncing man" on Anderson Cooper's CNN show last night. I had no way to prepare for this, er, embarrassment of riches today.

At 4 minutes and 47 seconds, O-Zone's "original terrifying" video is about 4 minutes and 30 seconds too long. I mean, they really splurged on THAT one, huh? Standing on the wing of an airplane! Oooohhh! Rad, man!

All I can say is "Mya-hee, mya-hoo, mya-ho, mya-ha-ha!" over and over and over and over again!

Yup. Terrorists.

Pudgy white-boy terrorists.

Forget high explosives, they're going to bring this country to it's knees by destroying our productivity and making making our brains rot from exposure to endless...

Numanuma Numaneee Numannaa Numanuma Numanuma

...What was I saying?

I think I've found some new backup singers.

I have no problem keeping the song out of my head. I just sing "Ding, fries are done!" a couple dozen times and no more O-Zone song. Oh, got to go. The fries are done...

Ma Ya Hi by O-Zone. Click URL to see it in iTunes Music Store.

The chow hall at Incerlik has great corn bread.

The knee bone's connected to the...

How about "Macho Macho Man..."

>The chow hall at Incerlik has great corn bread.

Yeah most AF chow halls have really good food.

They just don't play good dinner music:

Ma Ya Heee! Ma Ya Haaaa!

*throws a rotten tomato at qetzal*

Thanks a lot.

I can't take all that excitement ...

While waiting for the dang stuff to load/open ... I fell asleep ... when the housekeeping lady knocked on the door, it still was not open ...

guess I missed that bundle of fun ...

and the connection had died ...

Sure is quiet out there ...

Too quiet ...

Guess I'll just take a look at The Callahan Chronicles ... (Yep, found a copy ... who was it suggested that one to me ... ??? Looks very interesting ...)

Two new threads posted since the above mishaps, too ... catchup [not ketchup] time, and then Spider ...

'lota -

I could offer some tutoring on Hamlet ... I useta teach it ... and some of my classes even liked it ...

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Mai-ia-haa
Mai-ia-ha ha

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Mai-ia-haa
Mai-ia-ha ha

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Ma-ia-haa
Ma-ia-ha ha

Hallo, salut, sunt eu, un haiduc
Si te rog, iubirea mea, primeste fericirea
Hallo, hallo, sunt eu Picasso
Ti-am dat beep, si sunt voinic
Dar sa stii nu-ti cer nimic

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

Te sun, sa-ti spun, ce simt acum
Hallo, iubirea mea, sunt eu, fericirea
Hallo, hallo, sunt iarasi eu, Picasso
Ti-am dat beep, si sunt voinic
Dar sa stii nu-ti cer nimic

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma iei
Nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Mai-ia-haa
Mai-ia-ha ha

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Mai-ia-haa
Mai-ia-ha ha

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Mai-ia-haa
Mai-ia-ha ha

Mai-ia-hii
Mai-ia-huu
Ma-ia-haa
Ma-ia-ha ha

The best part is that I'be been singing this - in Romanian - for days now. And I'd gladly bear a love child for the numanuma man.

I'm so glad the whole blog is in on this - I was afraid it was a private perversion. Now I can admit to the world that I have no taste or discretion when it comes to Europop. Thank you all for sharing this moment with me.

yw, Karlota.

ps - how am I gonna get the tomato stains out of my fig leaf?

Bangi, I won't find out about that exam until Monday. Choosing sleep over trying to spend every waking moment studying definitely helped, though.

That was pretty much terrible, Shannon ... the terrifying part is that some people will actually be maladjusted enuf to claim they like it ...

(Heck, he sings worse than I do!)

I would totally date this guy (as long as he's over 21). Is that weird? The eyebrow thing just really gets to me! LOL

I think the worst thing is that the lyrics "dragostea din tei" mean something like "beneath the linden tree", making this one of the most un-original texts since 1423...

Dude, I knew about Numa Numa Yay months ago! Some of you may remember I was complaining about 'The Numa Numa Yay song'. Glad to see you've all found it!

It gets loads of radio play over here in St. Petersburg, Russia. Also on Russian MTV.

Numa numa yay, numa numa numa yay!

And what about those dudes' fashion sense? My eyes! My eyes!

Deimos, yeah, I know what you mean. I'm just sick and tired of all those songs about linden trees. If Britney Spears sings one more linden tree song, my head will explode.

;-)

Curse you Dave Barry!!!

I was going to comment that one of the wonderful side effects of your hiatus was the improved quality of your postings since they are your only "writerly" outlet.....

Then come Nu Ma Iei....

Now I have this on an endless loop while I do my taxes..

Talk about adding injury to insult.

And yes, I know the curse should go to Bloggette Judi but "Curse you Dave Barry!!" just looked better.

Taxis? Taxis? We don' need no steenking taxis!

hey blogchik, how 'bout the ending scene where the sprawled out guy in white pants gets... ummm... hit by the other guy and, well, i'm not saying anything else but they're all just so cute and grinning and showing their chests to each other. if you know what i mean.

Good lord! Three days and this is STILL STUCK IN MY HEAD!

Do you guys think this is fun to watch because the song has taken over your brain? Or because the guy is so funny to watch?

And is there a version where the video and audio stay together the entire time? When is the DVD going to be released? haha

No, judi, can't say I remember that part...I just remember the clashing pants/shirt ensemble. Oy!

It's the Romanian version of Menudo.

And I'm with judi ... they definitely like boys.

The hanging down suspenders thing...um, I dunno. Must be getting old. (shudders)

As a song for getting other songs out of your head, I would like to recommend the Ramones' "Sedated." It always works for me (eventually).

Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours to go-o-o-o
I wanna be sedated...

(Ah! Much better...)

FWIW re: Twilight Zone "You know, the one where Shatner sees something on the wing of the plane in which he's flying?"

... It was John Lithgow.

Actually Just you're both right:

Shatner played that part in the original series episode, whereas Lithgow played it in the movie version.

numanuma!

But who played the part of "the thing on the wing"?

But who played the part of "the thing on the wing"?

This link isnt working anymore! It goes to some spanish speaking website with a penis on it. I wanted to see the Numanuma guy again. So sad..... *whimper* *sob*

If you think this lip-syncing guy is "cute", checkout Matt dancing at this site:

www.wherethehellismatt.com

You have to have your sound turned on. He's *extremely* cute.

This is fabulous! I love the original video, too. Can anyone tell me who the webcam guy is or what country he's from? It's too good.. can't.. turn.. away...

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