• Thu, Jun 23 2011

Yelpers Get Owned By Funny Or Die

Do you Yelp? If so, prepare to get incredibly defensive.

Funny or Die has a new video called “Yelpers,” in which two girls who both Yelp regularly go into a restaurant and begin reviewing it immediately. Standout lines include: (one girl, while taking a picture of the other) “Ummm, stick your chin out like a turtle…um, like a turtle, though…but like, how a turtle would do it…like the animal, a turtle,” and “Oh! Read my review of my own apartment.”

I actually feel like Funny or Die has sold themselves short by saying that this video is just about Yelping when in fact, it tackles a number of pervasive modern social constructs: excessive sarcasm, the immediate disparaging of any remotely authentic sentiment (i.e., anything said by The Waiter), the persistent need to be liked evidenced by constant online photo-sharing, yet belied by an adamant “I don’t care” attitude.

As with any great art, I think we can all find inklings of ourselves in there…

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  • Kelly

    Sometimes I don’t really have a useful comment, but an article is really cool and I feel like maybe if I don’t comment, you won’t know people like it and then won’t publish similarly cool things in the future. This is one of those occasions. So I’m putting a comment here so you know I like it even though I have nothing useful to say.

    • Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

      Kelly, this is an awesome comment. Thank you.

  • WillyNilly

    I’m so yelping this skit.