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This amazing Bollywood dance number about Internet Creepers will totally Qawwali your world! Yes I know that makes no sense, and that Qawwali is not a verb. I’m trying to write a clickbait headline here!

As some of you long-time readers know, I’m a giant fan of Bollywood music (mostly old-school 60s and 70s stuff). And I’m also fascinated by internet creepers.

Who knew that one great taste and one terrible taste … taste great together? In the video above, two women (with help and backup singing from their respective posses) compete to see whose Internet creeper is the creepiest.

Though the song is in Hindi, with occasional detours into English, I think most of you English-speaking non-Hindi-knowers will have no trouble grasping, at least in a general way, what’s going on.

The video isn’t perfect; it’s an ad for a dating site, and gets a little victim-blamey at the very end. But otherwise it’s pretty much awesome. (I mean, unless there’s something horrible going on in the Hindi lyrics that I don’t know about.)

The person who put me on to this video also alerted me to another awesome video in a rather different genre. So here it is as well.

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Kat
Kat
6 years ago

@WWTH
Thanks for the terrific Indian video, “Man’s World.”

It reminds me of “All That Glitters,” a Norman Lear role reversal 1970s sitcom. Women still are the ones who give birth; they are also the ones with all the power. Gary Sandy (who later starred in “WKRP”) plays a put-upon secretary who tries to use his sexuality to get ahead. The show lasted only a couple of months.

thealterblog
6 years ago

Awesome stuff! But a little context here – this is not Bollywood by a stretch. No Bollywood producer would dare put that song in a movie. It is a spoof video by a comedy group called AIB that regularly churns out YouTube videos with biting satire on current issues.

Their video on victim blaming titled “It’s your fault” went viral a couple years ago; highly recommend you watch it.

In the real world, these guys ran into trouble over a Roast they had for some popular Bollywood actors. The prudish Indian society could not stomach the idea of insult comedy.

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

That gif is going to be ridiculously handy.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
6 years ago

Thank you, AndrejaPejic.

Snowberry
Snowberry
6 years ago

On the “Man’s World” video, I laughed probably harder than I should have at “McDonna”.

I’ve seen that sort of thing before… but I don’t think gender-role reversal stories would be all that effective. I mean, it could help with those rare people who were spoonfed sexist views and mostly believe them because they never had any real reason to believe otherwise, yet subconsciously aren’t entirely comfortable with them. But the kind of people who really need to change would dismiss it with “of course the guy is uncomfortable, that’s not men’s natural role” or something similar. Then again, I really don’t know what would work, if anything. So I suppose even a little bit is better than nothing.

Nazrala
Nazrala
6 years ago

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/10/27/the-movement-to-force-young-women-into-tech/

Is this of any value? Was thinking about the common TRP complain that women chooses gender studies instead of tech.

maghavan
maghavan
6 years ago

Mr Futrelle,

If your intention was to right “clickbait” then I’m sorry to say that you are still need a lot more practice.

Here is an example that you could learn from.

Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica
6 years ago

McDonna was funny!

Reading the comments was not.

friendly reader
friendly reader
6 years ago

The “date wisely” comment at the end can’t be separated from the next screen, where the website promises “verified users” to try to weed out “creeps.” Yeah, obviously a stronger message of “it’s not your fault” and less “creeps are inevitable” would be better, but the meaning isn’t “how dare you call those creeps on yourself!” but rather “let us take care of the creeps for you.”

Still, though, this is the funniest thing I’ve seen on the internet in a long while, thank you so much!

plotlemmingvictim
6 years ago

@WWTH Now I must to delurk to share something your video reminded me of. There’s an adorable short story that Sarah Rees Brennan wrote a while back that snowballed into a full-length one call “Turn of the Story” (masterpost link: http://sarahreesbrennan.com/2014/10/the-turn-of-the-story-master-post-plus-new-story/). One of the characters is part of an elven society where men are the fairer sex. An example:

“If you wish to tell me I will be happy to hear your secret,” said Serene. “I vow not to mock at you and never to tell anyone the object of your tender maidenly affections, not even if they torture me. A true gentleman’s heart is as sacred as a temple, and as easily crushed as a flower.”

Crip Dyke
Crip Dyke
6 years ago

Watched without reading the translation. I’m happy to say that I got all important concepts and even a few of the less-obvious ones somehow passed into my brain despite my ignorance of Hindi languages (though I wasn’t certain my interpretation was correct until Heina came through for us all; also, I’m only assuming this was a Hindi-family language, if I’m wrong please correct me). I think this says something awesome about the power of body language, dance (interpretive dance?), and Bollywood specifically.

I was going to use this space to second Funkula’s call for a gif, but by the time I got here I was days too late: AnAndrejaPejicBlog has gif-gifted us all. Thanks ever so, AnAndrejaPejicBlog!

freemage
6 years ago

chronically lurki | October 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm
Shut Up and Dance is actually about the WOMAN asking the man to shut up and dance.

Which is not any better per se, but even then the lyrics are mostly the guy saying “damn, this woman really wants me to dance and I’m lovin’ it”.

I realize it’s the woman saying the key phrase. My point is that he then takes that fact and runs with it to the land of “this woman is my destiny” and “bound to be together”–ie, he’s a classic Club Creeper who fails to understand that a dance is often just a dance. In this interpretation, I’m assuming the ‘shut up’ portion is her responding to his pick-up lines and attempts at ‘romancing’ her.

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
6 years ago

Somehow I missed this! But yeah, traveled in that region. Don’t even get me started. It triggers me, for real.

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
6 years ago

David, this one’s for you

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
6 years ago

And this… OMG…. LOL!

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