Saturday, November 17, 2012

Out-Fucking-Standing (Bad Lip Reading And The Swirl)


You might have noticed there's this cult-inspired "snapping" process I'm into, which I planned on writing about - I call it "The Swirl" - that consists of nonsensically mixing up fact and fiction to reveal "spiritual" insights, and initiate behaviors, of another order. Like, hopefully, getting the reader to A) shake their head so violently as to put the correct facts in order and B) question the sanity of the speaker, so they're prepared to recognize and confront insanity when they see it presented elsewhere. This Bad Lip-Reading clip is a great visualization of the technique. It's all here:

These very-popular political losers - think about how that could be for a second - babbling incoherently before us, lost in a sea of NewAge hooey ("Ommmm") that passes, in many circles, for profound wisdom. Politics, even.

I couldn't have done it better myself. Actually, I'm rarely this good at it, because - not being "metaphysical" - there's a level of artful transcendence here, that raises the bar considerably, taking us on a head-spinning WTF? plain that's only been matched (as far as I can remember) whenever Ann Althouse attempted to explain her original vote for Obama.

Anyway, it's brilliant stuff - and brilliantly silly. Try it with a shot of whiskey or something. 

Here's your Quote Of The Day:
“Conventional wisdom in Republican circles was that Romney was the best candidate. In hindsight, he may have been the worst choice.”
Yeah - and the fact so few could see it, beforehand, speaks volumes,...