Run and Tell THAT, Homeboy

Filed under music is my boyfriend, stuff i like

The day before I left for vacation, my co-worker Steve came to my desk and said, “Type ghetto bed intruder into YouTube.” Obviously you can’t go wrong searching for videos with those keywords, so I wasn’t surprised to laugh out loud while watching this interview (which I’m sure you all saw weeks ago, because I’m 100 years behind everyone else when it comes to the Internet):

Then Steve showed me the Auto-Tuned remix of the footage, which was so ingenious I found myself basically putting it on repeat:

I made Kamran pause his 17th viewing of an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” episode that night so he could watch the videos, and even though he was skeptical at first, because I never find the right things funny, he actually laughed out loud, too. And we sang bits of the song to each other over the next couple of hours as we did laundry and packed for California, but I kind of figured that was it.

It happened, though, that the song would become the focal point of our entire 10-day trip. We were whispering quotes from it on the plane. We were watching it on Kamran’s iPod under the table while out for lunch with his parents. We were pretending to show it to his friends just to have an excuse to watch it again ourselves. One night, I woke up to it and thought I was going crazy until I realized Kamran was listening to it in the bathroom while pooing. And last night, a full 11 days since I first saw the thing, I couldn’t sleep because “hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband, ’cause they’re rapin’ everybody out here” kept running through my head.


  1. bluzdude says:

    It must be a very odd place, in your head.

    Welcome back!

  2. Ash says:

    This has got to be one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen!!

  3. Jessica R. says:

    And I finally had it out of my head! Agh!

    Actually, Mark and I have been regularly singing it to each other for over a week now too. It’s just so funny and catchy!

    • I used to think that the trick to getting a song out of my head was to just listen to it. I swear it used to work. But not this time.

      Those Auto-Tune the News guys are geniuses.

  4. Michael Madden says:

    Oh, Katie. Welcome to 2 weeks ago in my life. This has turned into a genuine internet meme — there are now dozens (if not hundreds) of remixes and covers of the auto-tune song all over YouTube. Hy-freaking-sterical.

    • Basically if someone doesn’t send it to me or it’s not on “Tosh.0”, I don’t know about it. Which means you should send me things. I suppose it’s strange that my entire life is on the Internet and I’m totally unaware of what anyone other than a handful of people I actually know are doing.

  5. welfy says:

    It has the same effect on me where I can’t ever stop watching it. I think it’s even funnier because it’s real.

  6. 1 question. Will I be offended if i watch the above videos? The title scares me a little bit in that regard.

    • Oh, no, I’m almost positive you’ll find it hilarious. It is about rape, but it’s a real news story, so it’s clean. They guy they interviewed just happened to be outlandish.

      Which reminds me that I also forced Kamran to watch aicha literally seconds before we left for the airport. I didn’t have time to show him the alternate ending, though.

      • oh my goodNOWsity! That’s frickin’ hilarious :-) And I wasn’t at all offended. Definitely right up there with aicha and the grape stomper video. thanks for introducing us!

        • ok, so i watch this video daily. What needs to happen now is I need the audio to make it my ringtone so i can hear it all the time. Any ideas on making an mp3 out of the video that’s not totally crappy quality?

  7. Hey, at least it got “Crocodile Rock” out of my head.


  8. Cristy says:

    Wow. I agree that the guy should’ve been famous already for SOMEthing. Hilarious!