" is a satirical dance remix by American composer Lucian Piane (pictured)
, also known as RevoLucian, released on February 2, 2009, to YouTube
. The piece utilizes audio from a July 2008 rant made by actor Christian Bale
on the set of Terminator Salvation
. Various other elements are used in the remix, including pulsating dance track beats and clips of Barbra Streisand
from a 2006 exchange with a supporter of then-President George W. Bush
, creating the impression of Streisand arguing with Bale. The day after its release, the YouTube page for the song had been viewed over 200,000 times, and over a million times by February 5, 2009. The Associated Press
called it a "hypnotic dance track", and United Press International
noted it was "catchy", characterizing it as a "YouTube sensation". Gil Kaufman of MTV.com
described the piece as "a techno-ripping, demonic dance party". Time
magazine's website called the track "hilarious", and Nine News
characterized it as a "raging online success". The director of Terminator Salvation McG
liked the remix and put a copy of it on his iPod
, and Bale said he had heard the remix and thought "they did a good job".
A practical joke or prank is a situation set up usually to produce what the perpetrator imagines to be a humorous outcome at the expense of the target. Practical jokes are distinct from slapstick comedy or knockabout, in which the goal is to make physical events appear miscalculated, inept, or stupid. The term practical refers to the fact that the joke consists of someone doing something (a 'practice'), rather than a verbal or written joke.
Barb says"Isn't that really a flying monkey?"