Eli Manning Boggles the Mind with Affection for Bizarre "Technopop Slashfest"

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 24, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 20:   Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talks to teammates on the sidelines during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 20, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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That Eli Manning guy the New York Giants play at quarterback is into some pretty weird stuff at the moment. 

Tom Ley of Deadspin has quite the hilarious report on Eli Manning and some choice music he likes to listen to when working out. 

It all stems from this report over at the Playbook section of ESPN, delving into a certain playlist he made public.  

As you can see, Manning has quite the eclectic taste...for a 50-year-old. It seems that while destroying himself at the gym, he likes to rock out to the driving tempos of Coldplay and John Denver. 

When he just needs to throw up one more set, Manning may have some thumping beats by Paul Simon blasting his ear holes. 

While I sadly listen to a great deal of the same music, I was taken aback, as was Ley, on a single entry that sat on the playlist like a puzzle just asking to be solved. 

The artist is Technopop Slashfest and the song is "Fill Up My Cup." If you are in the mood for a mind scramble, visit the Deadspin report for a full stream of the epic song. 

Some of the lyrics include: 

Straight from Romania, it's a party in the mouth!
Fill Up My Glass, my shiny, empty glass. 

The reports sleuthing uncovers another song that's just as bizarre called "Partytree," and a bio on their Myspace page that reads the following:

Technopop Slashfest was created during November at a Norwegian folk high-school in Søgne, Kristiansand. During the stay at the schools cottage at Hovden, under the movie-project Suzanne, two of the students (Alexander & Vegard) started joking around with a glass and a mug of water during one of the meals. Little did they know they would be making a techno song out of it...

With that, we have ourselves one of a couple possibilities. Either Manning stumbled on this song and decided he needed to include it on the playlist as a means to mess with those that spotted it—like an evil mastermind genius of comedy—or he is really into some weird stuff here. 

I have to say one thing, this song may have hypnotic qualities, because I can't stop playing it. Deep-V shirts, fog machines and rave wands have been ordered en masse. 

Thanks for the tip, Eli Manning. 

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