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Ben Folds: Ode to Merton

Recently, a plucky and talented young improv pianist named Merton brought a little sparkle to the otherwise dingy trashlid of Chat Roulette.

Ben Folds watched the aforementioned video and said, “I accept your challenge and raise you 2000 people!”

Both. Are. Fantastic.

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  1. Josh says:

    Thats the BEST EVER!

  2. ThyMasterFlexxx says:

    UHHHHHH Too bad they won’t be able to connect on chatroulette because its the SAME. DAMN. PERSON. hahah seriously, I thought that this was just a known fact until I saw that everyone on the interwebs had not caught on. I mean come on, listen to his voice in both vids…

  3. Deltus says:

    Ben Folds pisses musical excellence.

  4. Nebbyn says:

    That was f’in amazing. Thanks, Chris!

  5. Meg says:

    SO weird! my brother showed me merton and ben folds last night and i had heard nothing of it beforehand! you are so always on the pulse of what’s needed in this social media wonderland we inhabit…or something like that. 🙂 thanks!

  6. OneAngryTurtle says:

    Oh my god this was so great. I love the argument presented in this piece that people simply need to get out and be with others. It is almost like an argument for altruism. This just made my day.

  7. AndreaClaire says:

    They almost make me want to try Chatroulette. Almost.

    Thanks for sharing the awesomeness.

  8. lavinialuna says:

    I am impressed by men’s ability to shit anytime, anywhere, in front of anyone. Can you imagine a chick doing that? No, we don’t. I may tell you what color my shit was, or if my butt still hurts a little afterward, but never let you or Ben Folds in the (cyber) room while I’m doing it! I’m a lady! (choke/gag!)

  9. Jake says:

    I think the absolute best would be if Ben Folds accidentally ended up linking up with Merton and they had a duel of improvised chatroulette lounge acts.

  10. SirHellsing420 says:

    Best idea ever.

  11. algonacchick says:

    Thanks for sharing both videos. I saw just a little of Merton before, but the video you shared kinda makes Ben’s ode make more sense, you know? What is it about Ben that he can just write a song about anything right off the top of his head like that? Merton’s pretty good at it, too, but Ben was just so impressive, even getting the crowd involved. Brilliant.

  12. Mike W says:

    Merton? What/Who is Merton?

  13. Dark Doom says:

    Very cool, seeing Ben next month in Montclair NJ. Ben Folds is as amazing as ever. The guys just shits talent…And Chris you ain’t doing to bad either..

  14. Hunter Boone says:

    I had a friend at that show. Crazy he recorded it