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Thursday, March 27, 2008

“From Start to Finish, the Most Inexplicably Joy-Inducing 9 Seconds the Internet Has to Offer”

posted by on March 27 at 9:08 AM

So writes MetaFilter, accurately, of the video below.

Pretty much everywhere, it’s gonna be hot.

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1

I'm offended.

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 27, 2008 9:21 AM
2

An explanation for the inside joke:

"When Haiti TV2 was bought by the Only Beige Garments You Need Company all employees were forced to wear beige jackets. These jackets were uncomfortable and everyone kept removing them. To ensure compliance with its directive the company had the jackets surgically attached to anyone appearing in front of the camera ... hot weather or not these folks could NEVER remove their jackets. "Then I don't need a jacket" is now a running joke at Haiti TV2 ... and it never ceases to make Arthur laugh."

Posted by duplicitous | March 27, 2008 9:27 AM
3

I like turtles!

Posted by kid icarus | March 27, 2008 9:29 AM
4

Dude is cool.... but he's no Steve Pool

Posted by Jimmy Legs | March 27, 2008 9:29 AM
5

Why are they speaking English in Haiti?

Posted by ghostlawns | March 27, 2008 9:41 AM
6

I'm glad their not using Hait-speech.

Posted by Ziggity | March 27, 2008 9:47 AM
7

their/they're

There, there.

Posted by Ziggity | March 27, 2008 9:48 AM
8

Ziggity for the win.

Posted by David Schmader | March 27, 2008 9:48 AM
9

@5-maybe they don't know Haitian.

Posted by that guy | March 27, 2008 9:48 AM
10

@9 No seriously. Why are they speaking English on Haitian TV? It sounds like the woman has an American accent.

French is the national language of Haiti and much of the population is poor and unlikely to speak English.

Why wouldn't the TV news be given in the native language?

Posted by ghostlawns | March 27, 2008 9:53 AM
11

@ #3

Yes. That's my favorite YouTube video yet. That and the Furby in the microwave.

Posted by Postureduck | March 27, 2008 9:59 AM
12

Thanks David, that saved my day.

Posted by longball | March 27, 2008 10:03 AM
13

who's says women aren't funny?

Posted by infrequent | March 27, 2008 10:14 AM
14

French may be Haiti's national language, but only 15 percent of the population speaks it. Its actual national language is Creole.

Posted by keshmeshi | March 27, 2008 10:16 AM
15

The video is presumably not from Haiti, but from one of the many nearby islands that speak English, like Jamaica or the Virgin Islands.

Posted by Fnarf | March 27, 2008 10:23 AM
16

Don't know how this video did what it did, but it probably snapped me out of a day of sad sap music that I was listening to on the way into work.

Posted by drew | March 27, 2008 10:59 AM
17

If it's not based in Haiti, why do they specifically only show weather for Haiti and not for neighboring Dominican Republic?

It's either based in Haiti or it's a Haitian-targeted show.

The studio does have a distinctly cable-access feel, but that could just be the result of low production budgets.

What I can determine more or less for sure is that it took place in mid June or mid July, based on the sunset time.

DAMMIT I WANT TO KNOW MORE

I WANT TO BELIEVE

Posted by K | March 27, 2008 11:00 AM
18

Fuck all this "why are they speaking English". What I want to know is why is he wearing a badge that reads TV?

Posted by heywhatsit | March 27, 2008 11:04 AM
19

@2

Where did you get that quote? How do they surgically attach a jacket to a person?

Posted by tabletop_joe | March 27, 2008 11:22 AM
20

Let's try to find something racist in it.

Posted by Sirkowski | March 27, 2008 11:43 AM
21

@19: Surgically is not the accurate method of attachment. Usually, the jacket is simply sewn into the skin making it removable, but not easily and very painfully so. At least for delicate white skin. I think I read in an old book (my high school american history book was published in 1840) that certain classes of humans didn't feel pain, so I may be wrong.

sincerely,
diggum

Posted by diggum | March 27, 2008 12:07 PM
22

As I recall, TV and radio stations in the Virgin Islands are regional and not local. So a weather report will give a short blurb for each major island. I'd guess this show is someplace like St. Thomas.

http://www.amerimediausa.com/radio_tv/virgin.html

Posted by eclexia | March 27, 2008 12:40 PM
23

Yeah, that makes sense. The woman's accent is Americanized, not British. US Virgin Islands.

Posted by Fnarf | March 27, 2008 12:53 PM
24

That clip absolutely made my day :-)

Posted by TCO | March 27, 2008 12:54 PM
25

Thanx Mr. Schmader!

Posted by KeeKee | March 27, 2008 4:17 PM

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