Seen some amusing stuff on the internets over the past month.
I'll just leave this here.
Last edited by Azaran; 22nd Aug 2012 at 00:05.
I met that guy at a wake three months ago.
I also noticed that most of the buildings are from a town I used to live in, so it adds to the 'disturbing' factor. "It takes me right back" - no, wait, don't say that and show architecture that I walked past every day for 6 years because it takes me back too.
You met him at a wake? That's oddly appropriate.
In an age where image is everything, where style consistently defeats substance and a little surface polish is more than enough to distract an observer from an innately rotten core, 'Sincerely, The Worst Music Video' strives to make the viewer aware how little we truly settle for.
Bookended on both sides by scenes taken directly from a site known to make its living by plagiarism, the very epitome of a creature of style triumphing over a creature of substance, the point is both introduced early and thematically driven home. See the rapid, flashing juxtoposition between young male subjects acting foolish near a river and action scenes directly copied from our most beloved media! What is the only difference? The direct reliance on style, the fact that it looks good. Why is Batman followed by Neo followed by Jedi? No reason other than it looks stylish. Theoretically.
Again, the anarchistic rebellion against the style-obsessed society shines through with the deliberately rustic video editing and the deep, penetrating vocals that were clearly produced without the bourgeousie benefit of 'engineering'.
Finally, the final appropriate clip shows the inevitable result of such a runaway 'stylista' society, as such a glossy front with no anterior support is doomed, much like the rare phonograph part, to break and fall to pieces. "Shit!" cries the old man in frustration... as might we all.
Edit: Or maybe you just mean the title makes it sound like Kirk is the one speaking. I think that's the title just because more people know who Kirk is and he's sitting there. I'm also putting odds on that you're faelnor in the comments.
Last edited by demagogue; 24th Aug 2012 at 06:25.
I didn't distinguish Cameron's face in the video (and didn't try to, I mean, it's not like he opens his mouth) although I recognized Comfort immediately. I admit I know both equally and exclusively from watching potholer54's videos and would have never heard of them if it wasn't for their creationist lunacy.
I didn't expect Kirk Cameron to be somehow famous and that people would instantly recognise him as the young guy sitting there not saying a word.
I got you. Yeah, he's one of those instant-recognitions for Americans that never quite made the leap to international big time. But there was a time when you'd say Kirk Cameron & Michael J Fox in the same sentence -- they were the same kind of tv character.
But also this is just one clip from the whole video, which is famously notorious, and Kirk does talk a lot in other parts... So I think a lot people know about it as that religious video Kirk Cameron was in (that's how I knew it), like when they're searching YouTube.
I've never seen either.
So cultural osmosis doesn't exist?
Come on, it says "(Zu)Batman" in the TITLE and says Pokemon 2 seconds into the video. Put two and two together, man.
Yeah, I know what Batman is. I don't know what the significance of Zu is, and as for Pokemon...
Oh for heaven's sake. I don't know the first thing about Pokemon but I pretty much knew right away that the whole thing was a Pokemon joke. Why? Because I'm not thick, I absorb knowledge about the world around me, and I can put two and two together.
Batman + Pokemon. How hard can this be?!