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That's the funniest video I've seen in months! What a hoot!
Michael Bauman |
December 12, 2007 10:55 PM
I feel stupid, but I don't get it. Is it supposed to be satiric anti-evangelical or just a funny way to promote Bible reading, or what?
December 12, 2007 10:58 PM
Speaking of hilarious short videos, we shd. get Zippy to repost "Profess Chalcedon or take a Beatin'" that he put up on his blog. That's the funniest one I've seen in a year or two.
December 12, 2007 11:00 PM
Lydia: The video is a parody of an old hip-hop video, "Baby Got Back." (The original is referring to his girlfriend's "junk in the trunk," so to speak).
It's a funny way to promote Bible reading.
Francis Beckwith |
December 12, 2007 11:21 PM
we shd. get Zippy to repost "Profess Chalcedon or take a Beatin'"
December 13, 2007 1:42 AM
I think the wider cultural reference (I am embarrassed to point out) is toward: "Baby, got Back", a late hip-hop anthem, which begins, "I like big butts and I cannot lie..."
It is funny. Unfortunately, its indiscriminate aping of the utterly degenerate surrounding culture is more of a symptom of a problem, than a solution. It would better to be funny without pretending to have a serious message.
Steve Nicoloso |
December 13, 2007 1:02 PM
Unfortunately, Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" may be seen and heard here.
Worth watching, if you're not familiar with hip-hop and would like a relatively innocuous introduction.
Sir Mix-A-Lot's diction is generally excellent, but if you have trouble following what he's saying and would like to find out, you might like to check out this parody in the style of Gilbert & Sullivan.
Steve Burton |
December 13, 2007 4:46 PM
Thanks, Steve, for the link to that Gilbert & Sullivan parody, which features, as a masterful finishing touch, a closing note-card bearing the words "Libretto by Sir Mix-A-Lot." Priceless.
December 14, 2007 1:27 PM
That was fun to watch.
Perhaps I'm reading too much into it, but is the "And if you're Catholic, there's even more!" line a sign of a new spirit of ecumenism among young Evangelical Protestants?
Tony D. |
December 14, 2007 4:34 PM
Hey, Zippy & co, I found Deacon Payne. It's on Myspace here
HT to some German (?yes?) blogger who is evidently a seminarian and put it up here
In his words, "Enorm hilarisch."
Frank's main post was what you might call an evangelical parody. This is a funny Catholic video, based on Mundeleine Seminary and apparently a parody of a "boot camp" video that's out there.
December 14, 2007 8:26 PM
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