Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quote of the Day


"Well, she’s auto tuned to the point where she sounds like a gps, and her lyrics feel like they were free-styled by a suburban 12-year-old. Not only does she say that yesterday was Thursday, and tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards (pause for a second and think about how many times you’ve heard 'afterwards' in a song, much less at the end of line), and that she says 'fun fun fun' like a malfunctioning robot, she even says that her friends are kickin in the front seat and kickin in the back seat, and then wonders where she should sit, and she does that twice. I’d rather hear gunshots from my childs bedroom than a new Rebecca Black song."

-- Brendon at What Would Tyler Durden Do? on the lightning-fast internet success of 13-year-old God-awful singer Rebecca Black

I meant to mention this yesterday but, like I said, I've been damn sick lately. The almost instantaneous transition of Rebecca Black from talentless nobody to internet joke to internet sensation to Next Big Thing among the tween set should be an object lesson for us all. It was merely a few days ago that Black's painfully terrible song and video were relegated to obscurity, but all it took was one person -- in this case comedian Michael J. Nelson -- to circulate it to the masses via Twitter for the thing to become massive. It doesn't matter one bit that Nelson chose to put it out there because he considered it the "worst video ever made" because it's already been proven over and over again that the taste of the average American tween girl is in her ass and she'd giddily worship at the base of a giant pile of elephant shit as long as you stuck a cute haircut on top of it.

Bottom line, for the sake of the rest of us and pop culture in general: think before you tweet.

12 comments:

hannah said...

I am seriously looking forward to the day when you have to explain to Inara why her taste in music sucks. I hope you record the conversation here. =D

Heather Hansma said...

I outright refuse to believe that the sensation is anything other than a joke. If I think for a second that someone (even a silly tween) legitimately likes it then I don't think I can survive. I'm pretty sure my heart won't be able to take it.

This is why I'm not having kids. I cannot deal with stress like this.

J. Dack said...

Huh. I thought for sure this was gonna turn out to be a practical joke or social experiment like the lonelygirl15 thing.

Didn't think it'd try to pass off as legit. Though her handlers must be fully aware that this is nothing more than a cash grab, playing on people's general weirdness.

NoxiousNan said...

I'm with Heather - even the tweens must be laughing. This is the one and only video I've ever watched on YouTube where even the like/dislike was disabled.

Chez said...

We'll see. I guarantee you this kid will be on every morning show in America, if not by tomorrow then by next Monday. And while we're all laughing at it, the idiot tweens will be lapping it up.

slouchmonkey said...

...and, ending every fucking sentence with, "You're welcome!"

bryce said...

I hadn't heard about this, and ran across this explanation while Googling. Click and get the experience of acid without leaving your chair: http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181

The best line from the article: “It’s like everyone involved was given cat tranquilizers and then forced at gunpoint to make a video. The expression on her face when she’s saying the 'fun fun fun fun' line is somewhere between ‘I’m saying “fun” but that word means something different on our world’ and ‘Help me I am being held hostage by Kim Jong Il and forced to do this.’”

Adrienne said...

Yes, this awful, obviously, but I have some questions I need answered. Who is the adult rapper guy? Why is he there with all those white suburban teenagers? Is he a pedophile following the bus? What is this even about? I teach teenagers, and none of them has an answer. And now I can't get that thing out of my head. Thanks Chez.

Anonymous said...

Who?

Anonymous said...

MY EARS! THEY BURN!

TheReaperD said...

I read your article and the comments but, I have no idea what you're talking about. And there is no fucking way you are going to get me look for or follow a link to the source material.

la... la... la... la... la...

Ref said...

OK, I've seen it now (or I've seen all I could stand of it now, and Chez? I think you're being unkind to GPS's.