Ben Folds + Chatroulette = homage to Merton


22 Responses to “Ben Folds + Chatroulette = homage to Merton”

  1. butfirst says:

    I’ve always been in awe of his wit and musical ability, but this is just delightful. Thanks for posting!

  2. Jack says:

    I love this! Look at how someone can take a world filled with pasty, pudgy and semi-creepy misc. dudes and turn it into something positive!

  3. pstarr says:

    and this is why i love chatroulette – even though the odds are much, much better that you will come across a weiner, there is always the chance that you might be serenaded by ben folds and 2000 of his fans.

  4. godfathersoul says:

    now that made me laugh. Thanks!

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is what the internet is for.

    Almost brought a tear to my eye, and I never even listened to Benfolds5. So- he’s acting like the guy we thought was him, who wasn’t (Merton?) This whole thing is really just- incredible. Chat roullette + pop star imitating normal amazing guy artist + guy on toilet showing up at concert with 3000 people watching him. AMAZING.

    • deviceofmind says:

      I totally agree with Anon #5 – This kind of thing makes me happy to be alive, all the weird coincidences, ironies, etc. really make life worth living. I’m not really a fan on Ben Folds (now I am I guess), but as others have said, how cool is it that people (Merton, Folds, 2000 people in Charlotte, the strangers in chatroulette) can collaborate on something that really is entertaining.

  6. igpajo says:

    FREEBIRD!!! Love it!

  7. siliconsunset says:

    Ah, the power of the internet!

    I wonder if Mr. Folds saw the video on BoingBoing!?

    Either way this is really really cool. Truly a wonderful thing. :)

  8. lewis stoole says:

    hell ya

  9. BrianMc says:

    And this is why I friggin love Ben Folds. Hats off to Merton for a brilliantly funny idea and Ben for upping the ante off his doppelganger.

  10. SamSam says:

    Man, that was just mean. How’s Merton supposed to out-do that?

    Oooh, maybe a Merton-Ben double ticket…

  11. lhopitalified says:

    It would have been hilarious if chatroulette had paired the two up with each other.

  12. Anonymous says:

    a new version of chatroulette,
    less penises, more fun :)

    remember: you do not NEXT Chuck Norris!
    it is Chuck Norris who NEXT you!

  13. dculberson says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty much grinning from ear to ear.

  14. caipirina says:

    these videos are so much more fun that actually clicking next 1000 times on chatroulette … the most / best responses I got so far was when i had my cat on my lap and pointed the cam at him :)

  15. Ratdog says:

    Has anyone ever run into Cthulu on Chatroulette? Now that would be a good one.

  16. oddharmonix says:

    The epic meter would be off the scale if Merton had popped up as one of the strangers during Ben Folds set.

    • wetterberg says:

      fffuuuu – that would have made it the most convergent fantastic video ever made. Just thinking about it makes me giggle :)

  17. Powerphail says:

    Unspeakably awesome

  18. Anonymous says:

    Obviously the logical conclusion to all this is Merton v. Folds.

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