A cappella is for nerds. Period. You can do an a cappella cover of any song and it will never change that. You can do an a cappella cover of R. Kelly’s “Sex Weed.” You can do an a cappella cover of Peaches’s “Fuck The Pain Away.” Doesn’t matter. Everyone will just be like “nerds are so cute, but also they are nerds. FACT.” If anything, an a cappella cover of Lonely Island is even nerdier than, you know, “Lion Sleeps Tonight,” or whatever. Haha, “or whatever.” Right. As if there’s another song. That is the a cappella national anthem. Salute your shorts. (Via GorillaMask.)

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  1. I liked Lil Supastar’s bridge. Cool shades.

  2. Sunglasses = Cool

    Row, Row, Row Your Boat ? Not Cool ? Sunglasses

    I’m On a Boat = Cool = Sunglasses

    You can’t argue logic

  3. Okay….so, this isn’t something I tell just anyone, but….my dad is a big deal in the Barbershop society. He was Barbershopper of the year 2004 and was at one point the vice president of SPEBSQSA, or Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. And here’s the thing….I HATE a capella/barbershop/vocal jazz/what have you. And it’s become this big deal in my family because I disappoint him by not being involved in the society.

    ^All that to say…..these guys ruin it for everybody. This is why a capella music sucks. Because people have the mentality of “This song is really awesome, but do you know what would make it better? Taking out all the cool things of it”

    When the fake-rap movement ends, I say we start a popular-music-a-cappella’d movement.

  4. what is this? the videogum Douche-chill promise?

  5. I love how they think a white girl in pink pants is an adequate replacement for T-Pain. But the whole thing is amusing nonetheless.


    6/9/09: Contact with Bizarro Videogum
    6/10/09: Normalcy returns and we start making fun of nerds again.


  7. Their muthafuckin’ boat just sank to the bottom of whoops ocean.

  8. The only a-cappella I’ve ever liked:


  9. “Lion Sleeps Tonight” was close! They did a version of “Circle of Life”! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re8TiYJhplc

  10. CORRECTION  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2009 +19

    One of my friend’s little brothers joined an acapella group in his freshman year of college. He came over to the house we shared and I took the opportunity to ask him if there was some sort of vicious rivalry among the school’s many, many acapella groups. I think I actually asked him if the Acafellas ever got up in Capitol Green’s face and stuff.

    That started a painfully earnest, twenty-minute discussion of how that was exactly the case. And how once, when two groups played together, the group that performed first did a song that the second group had planned to perform, and it almost came to fisticuffs.

    To this day I do not know if he was messing with me or not, although given how deadly serious acapella fans take a patently unserious style of music, I’m pretty sure he was being serious.

  11. The tags “A capella groups”, “nerds”, and “the Lonely Island” make a perfect combanation.

  12. hey dude in shades, my grandma things you’re like this total rad super cool cat.

    My grandma wears floral bedspreads for clothing.

  13. I didn’t think the whole Lonely Island thing could be run any further into the ground after the MTV Movie Awards, which was basically a ‘lets-over-play-comedy-songs-until-only-douchebags-at-parties-are-still-singing-them’ tribute concert. I was wrong.

    Also, a capella? More like a CRAPella.

  14. Oh my god. They clearly take themselves very seriously and I am sad for them.

  15. What this video doesn’t show is the adult choir director who came up with this idea in a desperate attempt to be the coolest teacher in school.

  16. christopher  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2009 -2


    i know those people.


  17. ko  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2009 +5

    this is what’s become of williamsburg. so, so sad

  18. Walker told me I have AIDS.

  19. Even lamer than a cappella singers is the dude who just fucking beatboxes. No talent whatsoever, and yet you know the dude believes, on some level, that what he does is “art.” Every large a cappella group has one.

  20. The beatboxer is the most important part of a cypher that is without a radio. Nothing is worth than a cappella rap.
    Also I’m On A Boat needs to be retired and we need to run “Like A Boss” into the ground. Nothing funnier than parents make their four year olds say “Take a shit on Debra’s desk”

  21. Patsy, L  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2009 -14

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  22. I don’t know, it is super geeky. But they look like they’re having fun. It’s not like they’re 30. Oh screw it. I thought it was kind of cute.

  23. Chris Davis  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2009 +1

    I just love all the enunciation on the cursing. “I’m on a boat motherfuckER don’t you ever forget”

  24. maybe they picked her ’cause they thought her voice has an annoying auto-tune quality to it.

  25. The entire “I’m gonna sing a popular song, but, get this, IN A DIFFERENT GENRE” thing is just way too damn cutesy. It works maybe one in a hundred times. Stop it.

  26. I’m on a roof, bitch!
    (Say It Again!)
    I’m ON A ROOF, bitch.

  27. This will never be not funny to me. First thing I thought of when reading this post.

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