The premise behind this website that I came across today is that “Everything’s funnier. In the butt.” Crass? Maybe, but it’s kind of true. I certainly laughed out loud (though I didn’t ROFL, I should add) several times when I was looking through the submissions.
The idea, for this site, is that if you slap an “In the butt” sticker on something, you’ve immediately made it funnier. For the low-low cost of just $5, you can make EIGHT things funnier! Eight! Of anything! Because everything’s funnier in the– well, you get the idea. I’d be interested to know if the creators of the website consider the end-result of their stickers culture-jamming. It could definitely qualify– it has the same effect as spraying a Banksy-esque stencil on the side of a building or on a billboard.
Culture-jamming, however, usually has some, erm, deeper motivation behind it than just pure comedy. Since the creators of the website only claim to be angling for some giggles, I find it a bit hard to accept it on the same level as more serious artists. On the other hand, “Everything’s more poignant– In the butt” isn’t quite as catchy of a tagline. Thoughts?
On a completely unrelated note, I was surprised to discover that the “1,000,000 Strong For Colbert” Facebook group was still around, today. I’d assumed (foolishly, it appears) that after Colbert dropped his election bid, the group would collapse. It’s lost about 300,000- 400,000 members, but it still has almost 1.2 million. As of 2:19 am CST, however, there has been both a wall-post and discussion board posting within the past eleven minutes. A lot of the wall-posts are spam, but discussion board remains alive as a forum to discuss explosive political topics with complete strangers, ad infinitum. I don’t get it, but then again, I don’t really get forums either, and those are among the most popular things on the internet.
The music is a little different today. I’m listening to MF Doom, so I wanted to share something with him, and what better than DangerDoom, his collaboration with Danger Mouse. It’s not technically a mash-up album, but Danger Mouse is one of the most important people in the history of mash-ups (I’ll share his most important work some other time), so it seems fair.
In all the tracks, Doom provides the vocals, and Danger Mouse makes the beats.
Some of the tracks might not have the intros, but if you want the rest of the album, it’s pretty easy to find on the interweb.