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Here There Be Dragostea

The impossibly multicultural Maktaaq has blogged (twice) about Moldovan band O-Zone and their earworm hit "Dragostea din Tei". The original video is funny enough, but then come the New Jersey karaoke version, the Japanese kitty version, and the Lego version. Among many others.

O-Zone: Dragostea din Tei Gary Brolsma: Dragostea din Tei

Old news to the obsessive surfers among you, I know, but we latecomers deserve a laugh, too.

Warning: you'll be asking for a shot of raw ether on each convulsing eardrum once you've heard the song a couple of times...

chuckles 2005.03.12 link

Comments

You should see the Despre Tine video. Now that one is funny.

Thanks for writing about me.

PS Impossibly multicultural?

Maktaaq [maktaaq cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2005.03.13
"Impossibly multicultural" in a good way!

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.03.13
FWIW, the Japanese kitty version is subtitled, in some cases with straight transliterations into katakana of the lyrics, but in some parts with Japanese words that approximate the sounds of the lyrics--a sort of translingual mondegreen. Oy!

Adam Rice [adamrice cxe crossroads punkto net] • 2005.03.15
hey, does any1 know where I can find the Despre Tine video?

Psyco Fysh [intergalacticmp cxe yahoo punkto com] • 2005.04.16
Hi Psycho Fysh & Prentiss:

I found a so-so quality of the video here.

If anyone knows where there is a really good quality of the video, do let me know!

Thank you very much.

Maktaaq [maktaaq cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2005.04.20
Take a look on a Japanese version of Dragostea Din Tei!!!
http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=apaatopaatifinal150

Sumonanet • 2005.06.16
I think the actual O-Zone video on the upper left is now a broken link, but here is an O-Zone appearance on Japanese TV. Layer upon layer of international miscomprehension and pop culture cruft. Egad.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.08.23
For all of my close personal MySpace friends who've been asking how I put the Numa Numa dude on my MySpace page, I've placed a copy of the code online for your cutting-and-pasting convenience here.

And if anybody knows of a way to add a pause or mute button to a Flash video in MySpace, please share your secret! MySpace now prohibits javascript so the usual techniques won't work.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2006.02.23
Numa Numa Dude has a new video out. Don't expect much.

(Thx to Michael Schliefke for the tip. Grey Poupon?)

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2006.09.11
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