25 July 2007

Why I Love the Internet: Reason #413

Where else can you watch Filipino inmates reenacting the "Thriller" video?


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30 Comments:

At 7/25/2007 07:34:00 AM, Blogger gizmorox said...

I sent that out to everyone I know the other day. How hilarious is that?!

 
At 7/25/2007 07:36:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Isn't it brilliant? I got it twice last week, and decided that it deserved a post.

 
At 7/25/2007 08:14:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

Why is it they do all the fun stuff after I get out?!

 
At 7/25/2007 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

They had to come up with something to fill those dreary, gray days sans Dale.

 
At 7/25/2007 10:43:00 AM, Blogger Splotchy said...

I was wondering why you deleted this!
Glad to see it is back up.

I thought you might have been contacted by the Filipino penal system (that's hard to say!).

 
At 7/25/2007 10:46:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Nah, the original file was too big for my blog page and knocked down the nav bar; finally found a good version.

"Penal" always makes me giggle.

 
At 7/25/2007 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Michael K said...

This is so wrong for so many reasons. I cannot imagine the kind of abuse that was used to get this done. Also, the guy in drag must be very popular.

 
At 7/25/2007 02:16:00 PM, Blogger New and Used Records said...

It's fascinating what becomes an internet sensation and what doesn't. I like YouTube because I feel that it finds a common ground between, shall we say, the masses and those who claim to prefer "high art." Because, seriously, this is something everyone can enjoy.

 
At 7/25/2007 03:49:00 PM, Blogger jkirlin said...

Damn our ban against cruel and unusual punishment, damn it all the Hell!

 
At 7/25/2007 04:38:00 PM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

Cruel and unusual punishment.

 
At 7/25/2007 09:06:00 PM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

wow i guess thats one way of rehabilitation.

 
At 7/25/2007 10:10:00 PM, Blogger chelene said...

I'm guessing that a reenactment of the "Beat It" video would be out of the question given the venue.

 
At 7/25/2007 10:56:00 PM, Blogger jewgirl said...

is that the greatest find on the planet or what. when guthy sent that to me, I was on the floor. I can't stop watching it.

 
At 7/25/2007 11:06:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

MICHAEL K: I'd love to find the back story, to see who came up with the idea. I hope it was the inmates' idea.

NEW AND USED RECORDS: Who can't enjoy it? I think it's lovely.

JKIRLLIN: Welcome to my page!

GRANT MILLER: At least it's not the dullest story ever told.

 
At 7/25/2007 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

DINO AKA KATY: And exercise.

CHELENE: Snort! Biggest laugh I've had all day, girl!

JEWGIRL: It's beyond fab, doll. And it never gets boring.

 
At 7/26/2007 02:59:00 AM, Blogger Tumuli said...

Genius. Thanks for posting!

 
At 7/26/2007 04:04:00 AM, Blogger the other Tivo said...

bahaha. I saw that too.

I love how they have an inmate dressed as a girl.

This must keep the inmates happy.

 
At 7/26/2007 08:40:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

they should perform at the next Super Bowl

 
At 7/26/2007 10:43:00 AM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

Awww, inmates always get to do all the fun stuff!

 
At 7/26/2007 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Artful Dodger said...

Yay!! I loved it. I now feel somewhat less dorky cause I'm not the only one that knows how to do the full "Thriller" dance. On an article today in the Wash Post, I read that it's part of the prison exercise routine to make the inmates feel "human" again and have some fun.

 
At 7/26/2007 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Jeremy said...

That's one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Our prisoners are a bunch of no talent hacks.

 
At 7/26/2007 12:27:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Oh.My.God. I love the internet.

 
At 7/26/2007 06:27:00 PM, Anonymous Herr Ziffer said...

Next, Warden say his daughter want us do Billy Jean by Tuesday.

 
At 7/26/2007 07:19:00 PM, Blogger Moxie said...

I want to know the backstory, too. Like how did they pick which inmates were Michael and the girl? Are they going to be inside the longest so they got the privilege of being the stars?

 
At 7/26/2007 08:01:00 PM, Blogger Allison said...

This video is so hilarious without sound. I don't want to ruin it by putting the volume back on :)

 
At 7/26/2007 10:05:00 PM, Blogger lee said...

Hi Beth - I tried to leave a comment for you a few days ago but it wouldn't let me, for some reason -maybe you have a built in "silly-comment reject" mechanism? ;). Had any luck trying to get a copy of the Michael Palin Diaries as yet?

 
At 7/27/2007 08:07:00 PM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Michael Palin Diaries? I want that

 
At 7/27/2007 09:54:00 PM, Blogger Zed said...

Love it! Don't they look kinder and gentler than our general prison population, even while they are playing monsters? :)

 
At 7/28/2007 05:45:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

A: A Filipino prison.

Or...was your question a rhetorical one?

 
At 7/30/2007 01:54:00 PM, Blogger DJ Andi said...

I think you need to send this to Michael Jackson so he can use these guys for his choreography the next time he has a hit video. It would save him some money and I think he needs to keep as much of it as he can.

I love You Tube myself. Interesting stuff on there.

 

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