The Commune’s Favorite Online Crap

yousuckThe Itinerant Artists quote things…a LOT.  Very often, they quote lines from their favorite online videos.  Not actual videos that tell a good story or are worthwhile, mind you, but the stupid crap they watch when they’re bored.  We’re sure many of you have seen at least SOME of these…but here are the videos with which you need to be familiar if you are going to survive an evening at The Commune.  Hopefully, we’ll turn you on to something new with which you can distract yourself at work!

1) Charlie the Unicorn

Not only do we quote this video incessantly, but we embody the characters.  You see, Charlie is pretty much ADAM.  And the other unicorns could be any of the women in the house, but more often than not, they’re LIZ and TERESA LINDSAY made Liz a Charlie the Unicorn birthday cake last year.  To say we love this one would be an understatement.

2) Charlie the Unicorn 2

Not as good as (and WAY more cracked-out than) the first one, but “Put a banana in your ear” has become a cure-all piece of advice at The Commune.

3) Charlie Bit My Finger

LINDSAY knew about this video before TERESA did, but this has become their thing.  If you’re ever at The Commune, you might hear Lindsay say “Chah-lie bit may!”, or Teresa say “That huht, and it’s. Still. Huh-ting!”

4) SBEmail #141: Death Metal

LIZ, ADAM, and TERESA can recite this one word-for-word.  This is one of the more hilarious Strong Bad emails over at, and will have you singing the classic, “Tonite, Wooh-mon!” from the bowels of your lungs.

5) Powered by The Cheat: Rap Song

LIZ and ADAM can sing this in its entirety.  No, really.  They can.  (Please don’t ask them to!)

6) E = MC Vagina

A favorite of all the ladies of The Commune.  Mostly because of its hilarity and its blatant sexism.

7) Fry That Chicken

Loving fried chicken is a long-time running joke at The Commune.  One day, we’ll tell you how it got started.  Or maybe not.  The point is, when Commune Cohort, SHIREEN, heard about it, she turned us on to this video, which we love.

Happy viewing, kids!

– Head Commune-ist


Independence Day!


We here at The Commune would like to wish everyone in the U.S. who might be reading this a Happy Fourth of July!  Despite being bohemian Pinko hippies over here, we actually love the United States quite a bit, thank you very much!  We have our fights, sure, but we always make up in the end (usually by electing new presidents, like Barack Obama). 

And really, what holiday could appeal more to a bunch of rebellious, bohemian hippie-types than a holiday that celebrates our independence from a colonial power? 

In fact, we have a catchphrase around The Commune that applies quite nicely at a time like this, so I will use it now:


We forget how that started, exactly, but it really is something we say around here.  It’s usually followed by:

There are only three good things that ever came out of England!  Shakespeare, The Beatles, and America!

We didn’t make up that bit, but we repeat it quite often.  Really – don’t remember how it started.  We were probably drunk at the time or something…

So, Happy Fourth of July!  And fuck England**!

*Just kidding, England.  We actually like you quite a bit, too.  The accents, the cutting edge music, the lit-rah-ture.  Keep giving us stuff like Shaun of the Dead and Doctor Who and we will love you forever!  ❤

**In fact, we mean Fuck England quite literally.  Like, as a command.  And we’d like to start with Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Simon Pegg, Clive Owen, Helena Bonham Carter, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes, all of Radiohead, Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Alan Rickman, Alan Rickman As Professor Snape (yes, that’s a separate entry), David Bowie, Lily Allen, Colin Firth, Ioan Gruffud, all three Harry Potter leads as well as Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Chris Martin, David Beckham, Martin Freeman, Stephen Merchant, Martine McCutcheon, Dev Patel…

We’ll just start there.  Don’t worry Rest of England, we’ll get to you soon enough!

– Head Commune-ist

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