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The yellow goat I ate!

Over at, there’s a thread on viral videos. Someone posted this classic

which the original YouTube poster described as "The Crazy Indian Video with SUBTITLES THAT SAY WHAT I THINK THE VIDEO SOUNDS LIKE IN ENGLISH!!!" and is probably the most hyperkinetic thing I have ever seen in my life. It’s also probably best not to watch it while drinking.


  1. #1 PZ Myers
    December 22, 2007

    I need to learn how to dance. I shall study this video.

  2. #2 John Lynch
    December 22, 2007

    The long winter evenings in Morris will never be the same, eh?

  3. #3 HP
    December 22, 2007

    Every time I watch one of these Bollywood videos on YouTube I’m expecting it to be all LOLHindus or at least hipster irony, and then I find myself actually digging the music and dance on its own intrinsic merits. I really do prefer the slick professionalism of Indian pop to the pseudo-authenticity of the western variety.

    I also note that many of the positive comments on the video are from native Tamil speakers.

  4. #4 Coturnix
    December 22, 2007

    Thank you for warning about not drinking. Hillarious!

  5. #5 Martin R
    December 22, 2007

    Lovely! This sort of thing was huge in Sweden back in 2000. “Ansiktsburk” was a particularly big hit.

  6. #6 reindeer386sx
    December 23, 2007

    Thanks for the video!! *****

  7. #7 Bruce Thompson
    December 23, 2007

    I need to learn how to dance. I shall study this video.

    Something new for those in the “Big Tent”? If so it will be strong competition for the usual hand waving we become accustomed to seeing from the Big Tent. I think some fancy footwork would go well to spice up the arguments. I also think the discussion could use some good show tunes. It gets a little dry rehashing the same old arguments over and over.

  8. #8 merkin j. pus_tart
    December 24, 2007

    I am immature, so I am more partial to the “Indian Nipple Song” . . .

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