Don’t Try This At Home, Kids…

…Just don’t:

And yeah — it’s a parody, but a fine one.

Chat amongst yourselves.

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  1. 1
    rikyrah says:

    I think that I watched this a dozen times when it first hit the net. I still think that Volvo should have made this their Superbowl commercial.

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    lamh36 says:

    But not really a parody right? I think this was actually an online ad for Volvo. And JCVD totally nailed it…lol.

    Since we are sharing videos, here’s another one. The Welsh accents alone make me smile!

    Welsh Stars Recorded a Welcome Message for President Barack Obama
    Croeso i Gymru / Welcome to Wales: via @YouTube

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Okay, it freaked me out to see the Russian spy from “The Americans” speaking with his natural (Welsh) accent!

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    lamh36 says:

    @Mnemosyne: A day or so ago, a blogger I follow on twitter asked for top 10 places on my overseas bucket list. Wales wasn’t listed, but it is now!

    The pics of the country side was beatuiful

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    Little Boots says:

    yay, no babies

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    lamh36 says:

    She kept it in generalities, but still interesting I guess.

    Sen. Warren Criticizes Washington-Wall Street ‘Revolving Door’

    ..Asked whether Hillary Clinton is also too cozy with Wall Street, Warren didn’t exactly give the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner a pass. “I worry a lot about the relationship between all of our regulators, government, Wall Street,” she said. “I worry across the board.”..

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    Little Boots says:


    yeah, it’s a problem. dems not immune. hillary will still be president, and still do better on this than any possible republican, but it is a problem.

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    Tom Levenson says:

    @lamh36: @lamh36: Hah! I’ve been going back to Wales regularly since my first, chance visit there in 1982. I particularly know and love the northwest corner of the country — but it is in fact as gorgeous as that pr vid makes out.

    And one thing that’s changed over the last 30 years — the beer’s better. The food too. (Line up the jokes all you want, boyos.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Tom Levenson: Another lovely vid from the people of Wales to Obama.

    I think it’s from the “kids” at Cardiff University, giving suggestions of things for POTUS to do while in Wales


    Oh and forget about Doctor Who, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Torchwood which was based in Cardiff right? I’d want them to show me the Torchwood Cardiff headquarters.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Tom Levenson: I once partied with the London Welsh rugby club. I have no memory of the quality of the food. Nor that of the beer – but its quantity – that is etched into my brain. Some damned good singers too as one might expect.

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    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):

    did they have a favorite cheesy seventies song?

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Little Boots: No, they were vile and disgusting rugby songs sung by good voices. BTW I left a couple of other options for you in the previous thread.

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    Violet says:

    @lamh36: Wales is pretty small so you can add it onto a trip to the UK in general. We end up in Wales for various family and friend things from time to time. Very beautiful. I always get a kick out of the signs in Welsh. No idea how to pronounce anything.

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    Cacti says:

    DOJ to launch formal probe of the Ferguson Police Department.

    Eric Holder: enraging neoconfederates everywhere since 2009.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:


    Eric Holder: enraging neoconfederates everywhere since 2009.

    And yet, you’ll find people calling him the biggest sellout since Barack Obama.

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    Little Boots says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):

    oh, everybody’s a damn sellout, what are we going to do, except maybe grow up a little?

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    Little Boots says:

    @Little Boots:

    and not directed at you, I hope you realize.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Little Boots: I get older but I refuse to grow up. Damn it.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Little Boots: No problem. This isn’t cheesy but it is one of my favorite songs from the 70s. In case you didn’t know, Alex Chilton from Big Sta was, at about age 16, the singer of this. How is that for a peace offering?

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    patrick II says:

    Wow. That is the most emotive piece of acting I have ever seen Van Damme perform.

  22. 22
    trollhattan says:

    “And for our final item: all the hookers and blow you can, uh, eat.”

    California has evidently lost out on the “Who’s blowing Elon Musk now?” competition, as the Tesla battery factory is headed for Reno, or somewhere nearby. I’m okay with that, as it’s become de riguer to throw two dollars at every dollar Business X will bring to the table. At some point we need to decide not to sell our remaining soul to every “maker” who will stay put only so long as it’s free to do so.

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    Michael G says:

    This Tom Ford video is a parody.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @trollhattan: OTOH the Tesla sedan is beautiful. Give it 500 miles in range and less than an hour decent recharge,and I am a buyer. Until Saab produces their e-car because Saab.

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    KG says:

    @trollhattan: huh, the republican cosponsor in California said tesla was asking for too much. Think about that, a republican who thinks a business was asking for too much in tax breaks and deregulation

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    Citizen_X says:

    @Mnemosyne: Regarding Matthew Rhys’ bit in that video: I thought England was the “green and pleasant land” (h/t Blake).

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Little Boots: Okay, fine. On a night when I am having trouble sleeping , you bail?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):

    He’s not your steppin’ stone.

    (Though I’m getting ready to head off to sleep myself — sorry!)

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Mnemosyne: Not a fave.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):

    Sometimes the appropriate title to complete the gag is more important than the song itself.

    Here, I’ll let Elvis C. serenade you to sleep with one of my all-time favorites.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Mnemosyne: Yes!

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    Violet says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): Well here‘s one I heard at the gym today.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Violet: Dear god. You should consider getting a new gym. No offense intended.

    ETA: The only okay WHAM! song in my view. Specific personal memories come in…..

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    Violet says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): They play all sorts of music. Mostly with a beat to keep people moving. That one just cracked me up. I looked around and all sorts of people, from the early 20’s kids manning thte desk to the old guys on the bikes were bopping their heads to it. I guess everyone knows bad 80’s music.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): I’m a big fan of Everything She Wants and “Baby I’m Your Man” saw George Michael sing this LIVE in concert on his very last US tour before his visa ban (speaking of that isn’t his bad almost over?)

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    Violet says:

    @lamh36: Why was he banned from the US? A friend’s sister is best friends with one of his set designers or something, so they always go when he’s touring. I didn’t know he was banned.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):
    I bought an album once by this Dusseldorf band. This cover of a Michael Jackson classic is — intriguing, let’s say.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @lamh36: He is not a fave of mine. The particular song I mentioned has memories attached – good ones. I have never been fond of the dude’s music on its merits, but I have been very fond some people who have liked it – if you know what I mean.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Amir Khalid: Dear me. Beyond that, I really have no words.

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    Hobbes says:

    @patrick II: You might want to have a look at JCVD. Trailer here. Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a critic’s rating of 83%.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Amir Khalid: See what you did, you almost left a lawyer speechless.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Van Damme’s got me wondering whether I can do a cartwheel.

    Jay Ferguson – Thunder Island

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name):
    Remember, I’m the guy who actually likes the Pat Boone album where he covers heavy metal classics.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    In case anybody’s still awake …

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    Bruce K says:

    @Amir Khalid: Now I need to hear The Electric Mayhem cover that song. Great find.

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    Tyro says:

    @lamh36: you know what? People go to Wall Street because they pay. If Wall Street didn’t have so much money to throw around compared to the alternatives, politicians and Ivy League grads wouldn’t take jobs with them.

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    Kent says:

    This is the best version of the Volvo video

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    shelley says:

    @Little Boots: Oh, I think Trent Lott takes the cake (at least for this week) Representing a Russian bank that was hit by American sanctions.

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    eyelessgame says:

    I can’t believe no one has posted either the Chuck Norris or Channing Tatum response to this.

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