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V-240
06-05-2012, 04:33 PM
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Sad day! "Mister Trololo Guy" Eduard Khil, has died at age 77.

http://www.spinner.com/2012/06/04/eduard-khil-mr-trololo-dead/

dungeonmistress
06-05-2012, 04:48 PM
Between this and the untimely demise of Gordon Ramsay lookalike dwarf porn star found ravaged by badgers, it has been a sad day indeed.

socket
06-05-2012, 05:11 PM
RIP Mr.Trololololololololololol guy. He will live on forever on youtube..... for many generations to ask... "wtf is he saying?":D

GuyJin
06-05-2012, 05:27 PM
With that fixed smile and his slightly jerky movements he always reminded me of the characters in the Thunderbirds.

Man, they all be droppin' like flies!

KeepItMoving
06-05-2012, 06:33 PM
I have no words to explain how I feel about this.

bodyhard
06-05-2012, 06:50 PM
F'ck I always thought that guy on youtube was Clyde from here.

StressMonkey
06-05-2012, 08:03 PM
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V-240
06-06-2012, 12:38 AM
F'ck I always thought that guy on youtube was Clyde from here.

LMAO, you mean Clive? As in "Inb4..."?

:) Sorta looks like him, hahahaha.

V-240
06-06-2012, 12:38 AM
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Haha, one of my favourite youtubes.

V-240
06-06-2012, 12:40 AM
Between this and the untimely demise of Gordon Ramsay lookalike dwarf porn star found ravaged by badgers, it has been a sad day indeed.

Sad, and farking weird!

IronCharles
06-06-2012, 02:20 AM
2Z4m4lnjxkYI'll see your Trololo guy and raise you a Slim Whitman!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FhQxZnSqc0

GuyJin
06-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Slim Whitman conquered the Martians. He gets my vote.

:)

bodyhard
06-06-2012, 09:31 AM
LMAO, you mean Clive? As in "Inb4..."?

:) Sorta looks like him, hahahaha.

Yes Clive, my bad.

Marius_Ursus
06-06-2012, 09:33 AM
I was more sad about Ray Bradbury's death...but I will miss trololololololol as well.

V-240
06-06-2012, 05:37 PM
I was more sad about Ray Bradbury's death...but I will miss trololololololol as well.

Me, too.

Honorable mention also to Richard Dawson, kicked the bucket a few days ago.

GuyJin
06-06-2012, 07:02 PM
Yeah, RIP Mr. Bradbury. Wonderful writer, grew up reading The Martian Chronicles, I Sing the Body Electric, Fahrenheit 451, and many other fantastic works of his. I never thought he'd kick off but at 91, he had a long and interesting life.

Karl_Hungus
06-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Yeah, RIP Mr. Bradbury. Wonderful writer, grew up reading The Martian Chronicles, I Sing the Body Electric, Fahrenheit 451, and many other fantastic works of his. I never thought he'd kick off but at 91, he had a long and interesting life.

^^ Yup, loved Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 was one of my favorite books. Don't give two sh!ts about the trololo guy though (although I don't like to hear that he died). I found the song annoying and can't understand why it became a big deal on the internet. Then again, a lot of really stupid things become a big deal on the internet.

bodyhard
06-06-2012, 07:53 PM
^^ Yup, loved Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 was one of my favorite books. Don't give two sh!ts about the trololo guy though (although I don't like to hear that he died). I found the song annoying and can't understand why it became a big deal on the internet. Then again, a lot of really stupid things become a big deal on the internet.

When I first saw it I thought it was a f'cking joke, no one can look that stupid, sound so f'cking retarded and do something like that for real.

Karl_Hungus
06-06-2012, 07:54 PM
F'ck I always thought that guy on youtube was Clyde from here.

http://www.webpacman.com/newimages/Ghost_Clyde.gif

Karl_Hungus
06-06-2012, 07:55 PM
When I first saw it I thought it was a f'cking joke, no one can look that stupid, sound so f'cking retarded and do something like that for real.

lol....I thought the same thing when I saw it (srs).

V-240
06-06-2012, 08:44 PM
It was from a really old Russian TV show, I think. Pretty sure it was a Cold War era variety show sketch, probably was intended to be funny. Someone found it and posted it on youtube. It is so stupid, to me it's funny as hell.

It was a send-up of a song that the Soviets wanted to censor the lyrics. So he had fun lampooning the thing.

edit: Further explanation here:

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Eduard Khil was a beloved Soviet crooner who won sudden international stardom two years ago when a 1976 video of him singing "trololo" instead of the song's censored words became a global Internet hit.

Khil, best known as Mr. Trololo, died Monday at age 77.

He had been hospitalized in St. Petersburg since a stroke in early April that left him with severe brain damage. The stroke was the cause of his death, said Tatyana Mamedova of Petersburg-Kontsert, which organized Khil's concerts.

Khil was a top Soviet performer during the 1960s and the 1970s, but his star faded in the 1980s as musical tastes changed and the Soviet Union opened up to the West.

In 2010, a video of him performing "I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home" in 1976 was uploaded onto YouTube and quickly got more than 2 million hits.

The music was written by well-known Soviet composer Arkady Ostrovsky, but the original lyrics were about a cowboy riding across a prairie while his sweetheart knitted stockings for him, a sentimental view of America that didn't sit well with Soviet censors during the Cold War.

Khil said in an interview that he was told to change the words if he wanted to perform the song, so he sang a vocalized version that came out sounding like "trololo." It was an original approach that did not seem to attract much attention at the time or inspire others to follow his example.

The crooner recalled that it was his grandson who first told him about his new international fame: "Grandad, your song has become a hit again, I saw it on the Internet!"

After Khil won over YouTube viewers with his rich baritone, eccentric delivery and radiant smile, his new international fans petitioned to get him on a world tour. Khil never pursued the idea and said that although he was flattered by the attention, he was puzzled that his song had become popular three decades after it had been released.

Mikhail Sadchikov, a St. Petersburg journalist and musical critic who knew Khil personally, said the singer reacted to his sudden fame with irony.

"From his grandson he learned that T-shirts and mugs with his image had become available in the West, and he joked that he never earned a kopeck from them," Sadchikov said Monday. "He was also very optimistic, positive and ironic at the same time."

Khil himself said he was amused by the parodies that others did of his song, once saying that he liked Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christof Waltz's performance most.

The international fame also helped raise his profile in Russia during the final years of his life, lifting him from virtual oblivion to a series of TV appearances, interviews and concerts.

Khil's name, in Russian and English, was trending worldwide on Twitter on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Khil's wife and son.

He will be buried at the Smolenkskoye cemetery in St. Petersburg. The time of the burial has not been set.

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http://news.yahoo.com/soviet-crooner-mr-trololo-dies-russia-111603784.html

StressMonkey
06-06-2012, 08:49 PM
http://www.webpacman.com/newimages/Ghost_Clyde.gif

As long as it's not that freaking Blinky.

hochspeyer
06-06-2012, 10:24 PM
Between this and the untimely demise of Gordon Ramsay lookalike dwarf porn star found ravaged by badgers, it has been a sad day indeed.
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to dungeonmistress again. I tried. I really did. Only you... well, maybe Discdoggie, on second thought, would have had that additional obit.

As for Mr. Trololo, snookums was unaware. I awared her. All she could think of to say about it was, "That hair..."

And, unaware of Richard Dawson's passing. R.I.P. to the host of "The Running Man".

Also, R.I.P. to Ray Bradbury.

V-240
06-06-2012, 11:41 PM
LOL @ "That hair!" I thought it was a rug at first, but in a pic taken 2 years ago it looked the same, only greyer.

GregariousWolf
06-07-2012, 06:59 AM
RIP

It's interesting to get some context for the song.

GregariousWolf
06-07-2012, 07:01 AM
And, unaware of Richard Dawson's passing. R.I.P. to the host of "The Running Man".


Aware of Ray Bradbury, but didn't know about this!

StressMonkey
06-07-2012, 09:03 AM
This *****ing "song" has been stuck in my head all morning. :mad:

IronCharles
06-07-2012, 11:57 AM
This *****ing "song" has been stuck in my head all morning. :mad:Better than 80's Heart, isn't it? :D

StressMonkey
06-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Better than 80's Heart, isn't it? :D

http://i41.tinypic.com/1rspwk.jpg

Corbi
06-09-2012, 10:21 AM
Never heard of this Lololololo guy, watched the vid and am sad I did. Reminded me of Bob on the Enzyte commercials.

V-240
06-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Never heard of this Lololololo guy, watched the vid and am sad I did. Reminded me of Bob on the Enzyte commercials.

LMAO... I see it.

FlaIronMind
06-09-2012, 02:35 PM
And to think there are some who wonder from whom the Cocteau Twins based their entire career.

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R.I.P.

And x whatever # re an R.I.P. to Ray Bradbury. Mr. Bradbury truly sparked my love affair with space, science and science fiction since I first read his works as a child. R.I.P. Mr. Bradbury.