Thursday, March 25, 2010

I-mSayingNoToGov.HealthCare

A friend sent me a link to this video today, and I wanted to share it with you. The girl who uploaded it wanted it to go viral, and I'm afraid her wish was granted in ways she didn't anticipate. It's probably not long for this internet. I'm sure plenty of people have downloaded this file already and are prepared to upload a mirror of it whenever she takes it down, but there's something about seeing this sort of mistake in situ.

I'm posting the link only because embedding, comments and ratings have been disabled. When you do all three of those, you're basically conceding that your video is terrible, should avoid any scrutiny outside your control, probably shouldn't be talked about, and can't be evaluated with rankings. You could chalk it up to a girl's suddenly being embarrassed by what she's done — she protected her Twitter — but this is a pretty common phenomenon on conservative vlogs and protest videos. It admits that your political philosophy can't withstand numbers.

You want to think it's an elaborate troll, because surely nobody could go through the process of watching that, let alone editing it, without some second thoughts creeping in. They'd at least want to re-shoot the bit with the washed-out white paper. Then there's the MJ presence. What conservative kid in America is sitting around listening to Michael Jackson? His music is full of rhythms, which make uncomfortable insinuations about the human body. I realize that he slowly turned white and liked to touch young boys, which makes him familiar and reassuring, like a GOP Senator, but he started out unmistakably black. It's a pretty big dealbreaker.

That aside, I want for this to be a masterful troll on force-fed conservative talking points and how they infantilize anyone who relies on them. I want this girl to be smart and clever, pulling the wool over internet eyes and creating something outstandingly insightful and funny. Sadly, it's probably totally sincere. First there's her Youtube profile:
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Then there are the lyrics:
Nancy Pelosi
Bugg eyed, MONKEY
Health Care, Buyer
Just Another Lire
School Bored Closing
Just another failed

Tell me why you voted this guy
His just another fat lie
Trying 2 take our money
The schools are closing
Cause money is so tight
SO LETS SAY NO TO THE BILL oh no!

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
black man, white mane
Impeach the president

Tell me what has become of my rights
I dont care if hes black or white
So tell my u voted 4 him
All he does is twist your words
Glenns trying to tell u the truth
But u dont listen 2 him oh no!
The government don't wanna see
But if Ronald Reagan was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no

Some things in life they just don't wanna see
kinda like Glenn Beck and O Riley
Oh no!
There's a scene in the video, at 0:55, 2:00 and 2:54, where someone who looks like a mom walks into and then out of the shot, looking over her shoulder. She looks uncomfortable. She should.

10 comments:

  1. Whether it's a troll or not, she makes "Wolverines" look like Busdriver, and that's no mean feat.

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  2. This video raises so many questions. Is it an homage to INXS or Bob Dylan? Is she specifically trained in lip unsynching? Has she ever heard music?

    Also your ad service decided Ann Coulter would work on this page. Hahahaahaha

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  3. "Honey, are you done making your video? OK, well you better be sure to pick all those papers up out of the yard before your dad gets home!"

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  4. That sudden cut to the homeless dude with the dog is the funniest thing I've seen in quite some time. That is glorious.

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  5. Well, being an expert on teenaged girls (having been one myself, and the mother of 3 others), I can't figure out who put her up to this. It just seems really unlikely that a girl her age would care enough about politics (or this legislation in particular) to make this video.

    Most (all?) of the girls I know her age throughout the years have opinions *that are influcend by their parents*, but they don't get excited about this kind of thing. Usually girls this age are on their Facebook/MySpace, chatting with friends, uploading pictures, making snarky remarks about the outcast du jour, talking about boys, pirating music downloads, etc. If they make videos, it's their cover of a popular song, not some badly designed parody.

    My daughter wouldn't even know who Glenn Beck was. And I'm very political, but I don't talk to her about it. Girls that age care about animals and the planet.

    If I showed my daughter (she's turning 14) this video, she would think it was totally horrible and probably mock it and send it to all her friends.

    I think her mother or dad wrote the lyrics or this girl had help from an adult. I don't buy that she even is responsible for the lyrics.

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  6. She repeated the mom footage as if it was a bigfoot sighting.

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  7. And the irony seems totally lost on that twit, as she overdubs a Michael Jackson song in which the video of the original portrays the oppression of race/culture that is diametrically opposed to the Tea Partiers.

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  8. Wherever Michael Jackson is, I hope he can't see this. That was...UNSEE. Just UNSEE.

    But...DID she actually pull a monkey out of her ass? Nevermind. I really don't even want to know.

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