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(Vulture)   The oral history of "Baby Got Back"   (vulture.com ) divider line
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2014-01-06 12:06:02 AM  
In 1532, King Henry the VIII of England sent a letter to his wife Queen Catherine indicating that "My anaconda don't want none unless you sire sons, hun."
 
2014-01-06 12:34:26 AM  
 
2014-01-06 01:15:01 AM  

SilentStrider: And here it is done with movie clips


Even Agent Coulson can't deny.
 
2014-01-06 03:44:20 AM  

SilentStrider: And here it is done with movie clips


Brilliant
 
2014-01-06 05:05:04 AM  
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/huh huh, heh...he said oral
 
2014-01-06 05:11:38 AM  
My favorite part of that history was them pointing out that the promo ass was featured in "Falling Down"....I've seen that movie quite a few times, and I never noticed it.

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2014-01-06 06:05:36 AM  
Getting a kick as the wife had this song in her head all weekend and it finally got out.
Not for long since I sent her the link
 
2014-01-06 07:42:15 AM  
Wouldn't that be an anal history?
 
2014-01-06 07:55:48 AM  
I'd like to give an oral history of Jennifer Lawrence backside, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2014-01-06 08:00:12 AM  

croesius: My favorite part of that history was them pointing out that the promo ass was featured in "Falling Down"....I've seen that movie quite a few times, and I never noticed it.

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OMG..I never noticed that either..That's really a good movie too..Underrated IMHO..
 
2014-01-06 08:10:21 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: OMG..I never noticed that either..That's really a good movie too..Underrated IMHO..


It's a good movie, but I don't think it's underrated.  It's got a 73% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which seems about right.
 
2014-01-06 08:53:44 AM  

Brick-House: I'd like to give an oral history of Jennifer Lawrence backside, if you know what I mean and I think you do.


Damn straight.  I've dreamed of it since the scene where she dances with Danny in Silver Linings Playbook.

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/hot as J-Law's body
 
2014-01-06 09:15:06 AM  
"You can't draw a woman with straight lines!"

SilentStrider: And here it is done with movie clips


And this was awesome.

Old school rap, goes three minutes pretty much without repeating himself, creates a coherent thought that doesn't glorify drugs, violence, or gangs, and only uses his name in a rational context.  Hey Mix-a-lot!  Could you run classes for the young guys?  They have no clue at all.
 
2014-01-06 09:17:39 AM  

Laobaojun: "You can't draw a woman with straight lines!"

SilentStrider: And here it is done with movie clips

And this was awesome.

Old school rap, goes three minutes pretty much without repeating himself, creates a coherent thought that doesn't glorify drugs, violence, or gangs, and only uses his name in a rational context.  Hey Mix-a-lot!  Could you run classes for the young guys?  They have no clue at all.


He could use 1-900-Mix-A-Lot for the school's phone number!
 
2014-01-06 09:29:44 AM  
My 4 year old thinks Baby Got Back is the greatest/funniest song ever.
 
2014-01-06 09:36:08 AM  
Anybody who's ever seen a stripper pick up a dollar bill with her ass knows you can't do that with fat.

And there we have the best lyric that didn't make it into the original song.
 
2014-01-06 09:42:47 AM  
Just when I thought I couldn't like Sir Mix-A-Lot any more, I read that.
 
2014-01-06 10:44:15 AM  

Mentat: In 1532, King Henry the VIII of England sent a letter to his wife Queen Catherine indicating that "My anaconda don't want none unless you sire sons, hun."


Henry was playing up historical themes in his letter to Catherine. Really, it goes all the way back to 1066.

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2014-01-06 10:51:18 AM  
I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.
 
2014-01-06 10:51:36 AM  
Read it on the Internet, or on Fark a week later.
 
2014-01-06 11:02:25 AM  

secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.


Well, there is a whole sub-genre of songs that celebrate the more zaftig members of the distaff side.

Fat Bottom Girls by Queen and  Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC come immediately to mind.
 
2014-01-06 11:16:34 AM  

hamfast gamgee: Brick-House: I'd like to give an oral history of Jennifer Lawrence backside, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Damn straight.  I've dreamed of it since the scene where she dances with Danny in Silver Linings Playbook.

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/hot as J-Law's body



If I didn't already hate Bradley Cooper, that scene would make me.
 
2014-01-06 11:51:06 AM  

dittybopper: secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.

Well, there is a whole sub-genre of songs that celebrate the more zaftig members of the distaff side.

Fat Bottom Girls by Queen and  Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC come immediately to mind.



I submit Spinal Tap's Big Bottom for consideration.

/"How could I leave this behind..?"
 
2014-01-06 11:57:21 AM  
I seem to recall Al Pacino said something about ass......
 
2014-01-06 12:33:57 PM  

dittybopper: Wouldn't that be an anal history?


I was going to ask that.

FirstNationalBastard: Laobaojun: "You can't draw a woman with straight lines!"

SilentStrider: And here it is done with movie clips

And this was awesome.

Old school rap, goes three minutes pretty much without repeating himself, creates a coherent thought that doesn't glorify drugs, violence, or gangs, and only uses his name in a rational context.  Hey Mix-a-lot!  Could you run classes for the young guys?  They have no clue at all.

He could use 1-900-Mix-A-Lot for the school's phone number!


Could we add Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five for the classes? The Message is pretty cool, too.
 
2014-01-06 01:00:19 PM  

Loomy: I submit Spinal Tap's Big Bottom for consideration.

/"How could I leave this behind..?"


There's also Big Girls You Are Beautiful by Mika, although that's more about admiring voluptuousness in general, rather than just in the hindquarters
 
2014-01-06 01:09:53 PM  

farkeruk: Loomy: I submit Spinal Tap's Big Bottom for consideration.

/"How could I leave this behind..?"

There's also Big Girls You Are Beautiful by Mika, although that's more about admiring voluptuousness in general, rather than just in the hindquarters


Like the "42-39-56, you could say she's got it all" part of "Whole Lotta Rosie"?
 
2014-01-06 01:32:59 PM  
Funniest "Baby Got Back" gag for me was on an early episode of Futurama "A Fishful of Dollars".

Fry: "Now if you'll excuse me...it's eight o'clock. Time to get bizay." (turns on his stereo and "Baby Got Back" starts to play)

Leela: "Fry you can't just sit here in the dark and listen to classical music"
 
2014-01-06 01:39:34 PM  
It will go down in the annals as one of the all time greats. Are you writing this down? It will be on the final.
 
2014-01-06 02:34:33 PM  

secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.


Holy crap this.

It is one of the few works that crosses all generational. cultural, economic, and religious genres.

The whitest of white hillbilly farm kids knew it. The blackest of the gang-bangers knew the lyrics. The dirts, the jocks, the school teachers knew the words FFS. EVERYbody knew this one and revelled in it.
 
2014-01-06 03:00:38 PM  

dittybopper: secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.

Well, there is a whole sub-genre of songs that celebrate the more zaftig members of the distaff side.

Fat Bottom Girls by Queen and  Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC come immediately to mind.


Dont forget big bottom by Spinal tap.
 
2014-01-06 05:09:47 PM  

xaks: secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.

Holy crap this.

It is one of the few works that crosses all generational. cultural, economic, and religious genres.

The whitest of white hillbilly farm kids knew it. The blackest of the gang-bangers knew the lyrics. The dirts, the jocks, the school teachers knew the words FFS. EVERYbody knew this one and revelled in it.


So you're saying the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads - They all adore Sir Mix-A-Lot? They think he's a righteous dude?
 
2014-01-06 06:26:22 PM  
Why do fat girls dance to Baby Got Back and think the song is about them?

The lyrics clearly state "When a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face, you get sprung...".  The song isn't about fat girls with big butts.  It's about fit girls with big butts.
 
2014-01-06 07:28:04 PM  

hamfast gamgee: Brick-House: I'd like to give an oral history of Jennifer Lawrence backside, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Damn straight.  I've dreamed of it since the scene where she dances with Danny in Silver Linings Playbook.

[fcdn.mtbr.com image 504x254]

/hot as J-Law's body


Hope you didn't have plans for tonight.

/pSFW
 
2014-01-07 05:39:34 AM  

xaks: secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.

Holy crap this.

It is one of the few works that crosses all generational. cultural, economic, and religious genres.

The whitest of white hillbilly farm kids knew it. The blackest of the gang-bangers knew the lyrics. The dirts, the jocks, the school teachers knew the words FFS. EVERYbody knew this one and revelled in it.


That is one thing that has been lost in recent times. The shared experience of song. When Top 40 format was the thing in the 70's to the early 90's, there were popular songs that everyone knew.
Once the 90's came along and the Hipsterization  of music came, people got snotty and only wanted to hear "a band you probably never heard of" that didn't "sell out".
The music charts fragmented into 50000 sub-genre and everyone got a #1 song because of it.Now that shared experience is gone..It's another splintering thing in our society.
 
2014-01-07 08:41:58 AM  

secularsage: I've remarked to my wife that it's the defining song of the early 90s generation... it's the one song that EVERYONE knows.

You can trot out your Seattle grunge bands or your gangsta rappers or your fading pop stars, and many of them made some mark on the 1990s. But none of them had the same mark on the culture as this little known rapper from Seattle who absolutely deserves to be celebrated for his work. It's made even better by the fact that he continues to embrace it and perform it today.


Generally agree with everything except the bolded part. While not as popular as that song, Swass was a popular album and went Platinum. You couldn't get outside of earshot of "My Posse's on Broadway" in Panama City, FL in 88/89. It was also all over the suburban South. That's about as far away as you can get from Seattle in the states.
 
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