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Someone in a newsgroup said someone else looked like the Globglogabgalab and if that ain’t just the most Googlable thing ever. Turns out it’s from a terrible 2012 half hour animated film called “Strawinsky and the Mysterious House.” And ye gods is it awful.

A user called frecklepants on IMDB called it garbage and said, “Deeply deeply unsettling. the animation is terribly and the weird flesh monster is going to give me nightmares. also deeply antisemitic and tells kids they shouldn’t read books??? bad bad movie” which covers the bits of it I watched.

In the basement of said Mysterious House lives this atrociously animated fleshy abomination called the Globglogabgalab that likes books. It is so awful that six years ago – six years after it was created – the internet met and fell in love with it. They got married and had babies.

Starting with this short rap offering. Then this remix. Once you watch a couple of Globglogabgalab videos – fair warning – YouTube decides you love them and want to see them all. There’s nearly always one in my feed every day.

Crab Globglogabgalab Rave
Globglogabgalab but it’s made in spore and someone’s screaming the lyrics
The Globglogabgalab in Real Life (turn on Closed Captioning and laugh while it struggles)
Globglogabgalab but every schwabble adds a new major 3rd harmony
The Globglogabgalab but every time he says something that doesn’t make sense his voice gets lower
25 “I’m the Globglogabgalab” Sound Variations in 60 Seconds
Space Globglogabgalabbity
Globglogabgalab but it speeds up 10% every time he says Glob, Glab, Schwob, Schwab, and Schwobble
Globglogabgalab Instrumental (surprisingly nice)
The Globglogabgalab but its backwards (sounds like he’s speaking German)

Folks, this shit goes on for pages, and YouTube thinks I need to see a new one every day.

Have a shwabble-dabble-wabble-gabble flibba blabba weekend, everyone!


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 26, 2024, 7:13 pm

Does the spelling matter, I swear every time I read the name it was different. And then wonder if I should be using long a when I pronounce it – sort of Tomato, Tomahto….

The animation face looks like he should be red, and have horns.

and click on any of the links? Oh, no, thank you very much.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 26, 2024, 7:36 pm

I’m embarrassed to say I spent some time learning to say it, because the syllables kept getting turned around in my head, but it’s


and however much it looks like it shifts around, it usually doesn’t.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 26, 2024, 10:10 pm

Here’s a brain freshener Britannica article. Sillier name, pleasant oddball subject.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 27, 2024, 7:23 am

I have been there, Uncle Al! I asked an old man sitting on a bench how it was pronounced, and he said “Webster” (its white man name).

Now do Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 27, 2024, 8:02 am

Now get them to pronounce Worcester and Gloucester properly.

Honorable mention for Swampscott, Haverhill, and Peabody.

Actually that lake was named by a tribe of visiting Welshmen.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: April 27, 2024, 11:43 am

Played those first thing this morning. I think I’ve traumatized my cat. I know I traumatized technowife.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 27, 2024, 8:46 pm

Gee, the animation really IS terribly.

Those cartoon hands have too many fingers.

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