Overly Attached Girlfriend on Prism

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27 Responses to “Overly Attached Girlfriend on Prism”

  1. millie fink says:

    Pitch perfect! In most ways, anyway.

  2. Art says:

    As the Emperor in ‘Amadeus’ said, “Well….There it is”.

    Great post! Thanks.

  3. I thought she was pretty funny the first time I saw her but the shtick is really getting old and forced. Time for the one trick pony to learn a new trick.

    • millie fink says:

      I disagree. For one thing, her “trick” is an absolutely perfect match for the job of satirizing NSA “watchfulness.” Also, listen to the lyrics; she’s often a very clever writer.

    • Gulliver says:

      Well I, for one, had never seen any of her videos before, and I made the mistake of going full screen at the start of this one. Creepy!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Now I just want to see Hitler find out that you don’t think that she’s funny anymore.

  4. Peter Hollo says:

    I’m just gonna go on assuming she deliberately sang it massively out of key because otherwise my Laina-crush might have to take more of a hit than I’d like.

  5. Rider says:

    Painfully unfuny and unintersting.

  6. xzzy says:

    She really ought to learn how to record audio to prevent it from sounding like an assault on my ears.

  7. It’s also important to consider the more positive sides of PRISM: 

  8. I’d give her a bucket, but she still wouldn’t be able to carry a tune in it.

  9. miasm says:

    Let me first start by saying, I didn’t watch the video (TL:DR) and let me then continue by criticising not only the choice of song and it’s execution but also the life choices of the subject.
    Many attributes of her personage unsettle and alarm me and I feel an anonymous duty to criticise and undermine her character.
    Secondly, I’d like to call attention to my disagreement with the writer of this blogs choice to post this article at this time.
    Without providing any substantive reasoning on my part, I’d like to vaguely insult OP with some form of back handed compliment, just to frame the rest of my comment as an even handed and ‘to-be-welcomed’ form of criticism that all conscientious bloggers must surely thirst for.

  10. BradBell says:

    I first saw a picture of her as OAGirlfriend which was good considering it consumed 2 seconds of my time. I was skeptical while then watching her ad lib attempts to interview people at the Oscars, which was about as good as bringing a very likeable comedian and having them do the same thing. Mildly amusing. And this is good, bringing the NSA into her light, throwaway, OAGirlfriend schtick. ‘The NSA are stalkers.’ I haven’t heard anyone else suggest that analogy, which seems oddly appropriate. So there you have it: light, thrown-together throwaway comedy. Best enjoyed when not take seriously as great art.

  11. Randy Walters says:

    All right – let me start by stating that this post is *not* meant as criticism, but as an actual question.

    MANY years ago, when I was in elementary school, I remember our class standing to sing “America” – you know, “My country, ’tis of thee,” etc. I was astonished to hear a little girl next to me singing without any pitch inflection at all; just a weak, warbling monotone that had no relation to the key we were singing in.

    Overly Attached Girl (I’m guessing) was exaggerating her out-of-tuneness, while roughly following the pitches of the Star-Spangled Banner, which is a lot more difficult than you might think.

    But the little girl from my past seemingly had no feedback loop at all between what she was hearing, and any voluntary muscular control of the pitch she was producing.

    I don’t recall having ever noticed any lack of pitch inflection in her day-to-day conversational speech; I’m sure I would have remembered if she had spoken the same way.

    So what is this phenomenon? It seems to go beyond what we would call being “tone deaf”; it wasn’t the same as simply being a bad singer. Does anyone have any experience with this phenomenon?

    • BookGuy says:

       I had two college roommates that I always refer to as “tone deaf plus.”  Not only could they not carry a tune, but they seemingly couldn’t tell the difference between an interval that goes up and one that goes down.  Their in-car renditions of their favorite pop songs were therefore not only out of tune/off key, but didn’t even follow the melody as it went up or down in pitch.  Is it possible that it’s a result of a tragic lack of music education?

    • Kimmo says:

      Yeah, back in the early 80s, Australian kids still had to recite the Oath of Allegiance. This is how I know your classmate didn’t have anything wrong with her; in such a circumstance, a complete lack of enthusiasm is all the defiance at forced patriotism you can get away with.

  12. Ray Trygstad says:

    I liked it, but either she *really* can’t sing, or has a truly amazing ability to fake not being able to sing. As a vocal musician, this was very painful…

  13. Ryan Northrup says:

    Absolutely beautiful in so many ways.

  14. Petzl says:

    I’m a fan of OAG, but people have suggested she is exaggerating her inability to sing on key.  she really isn’t.  this is as good as it gets.

    I think she would do well to implement the William Shatner/spoke-singing method.

  15. Kimmo says:

    I couldn’t give a flying fuck how well she’s singing this.

    I care that she’s singing it. Good job.

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