Katy & I
May 30, 2011 5:25 AM   Subscribe

Katy & I. [Video] Jack Moore has an obsession with Katy Perry.
posted by nam3d (26 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
You forgot to add "creepy douche filter."
posted by hal_c_on at 6:00 AM on May 30, 2011


To quote from the previous Franzen FPP not all enthusiasms have a lesson to teach.
posted by TheShadowKnows at 6:05 AM on May 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Before you commence the pile on on this guy, let me relate something I read recently about how successful people very often have one thing that they do well, some kind of hobby--something even very obscure and totally pointless--that they do really well. In short, being an expert at one thing, however meaningless that one thing is in the real world. This guy is probably the best Katy Perry fan in the world. We can laugh, but who else can say that?
posted by zardoz at 6:08 AM on May 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Someone should probably keep an eye on John Hinckley, Jr. Jack Moore.
posted by tomswift at 6:13 AM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I hate Katy Perry. Thus this guy is lame. The haircut dosen't help.
posted by jonmc at 6:45 AM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


But how does he feel about Zooey Deschanel?

They really are remarkably similar in appearance . . .
posted by geekyguy at 6:54 AM on May 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


zardoz: This guy is probably the best Katy Perry fan in the world. We can laugh, but who else can say that?

All of the other "best Katy Perry fans in the world".
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:04 AM on May 30, 2011


Chauffeurs, the rider notes, are not allowed to “start a conversation w/ the client.” Wheelmen are similarly barred from conversing with Perry’s guests or fans. They also are directed not to stare at the backseat through the rear view mirror. Drivers should also not “ask for autographs or pictures, and especially not while driving!” Finally, Perry’s ride should be outfitted with four water bottles (presumably in the event she forgets her Sigg).

The rider also alerts promoters that they may be required to hold back tickets for concerts so that Perry & Co. can provide the ducats to “resellers” for “distribution to the public” on the “secondary market.” In other words, Perry reserves the right to pocket some of the proceeds from the sale of tickets--not made available at face price to her fans--scalped at inflated prices by these brokers.

posted by Trurl at 7:07 AM on May 30, 2011


The little hole in this kid's life found it's way out of his inner world and exploded all over his tiny room. Whew....
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:07 AM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Obsessive? Oh yeah. Creepy? I don't really see it. He's nervously giggly through the whole thing because he's wondering what people think about him and his obsession. It's not really focussed on Perry much at all; it's about his pictures and his collection and his plastered walls etc. I don't think I heard anything there about his relationship with her or the like. It doesn't sound like a fantasy thing. It could be stamps or ashtrays or football memorabilia I think.
posted by peacay at 7:30 AM on May 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


Humans are really quite bizarre creatures.
posted by Harry at 7:34 AM on May 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ohgod. The mouse.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:43 AM on May 30, 2011


That's a curiously frustrating little documentary. It starts with Moore saying "When you really like a singer or a celebrity, you just like everything about them," but then he never actually says what it is he likes about Katy Perry. The film's focus is entirely on quantifying Moore's obsession—counting the objects—but doesn't ask any interesting questions. Why is Moore obsessed with Perry? What does he think she's like? Why does he find her admirable? What does she symbolise? What kind of relationship does he wish he had with her? What relief does his obsession with an American pop starlet give him from his daily trials as a sixteen-year-old gay boy in the suburbs of England?
posted by hot soup girl at 7:49 AM on May 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


Okay, having said that, I just looked up the film-maker, Olly Newport, and he's a teenager is West Sussex making films with a Canon EOS 500D. So I forgive him any shortcomings as a documentarian; he actually did a pretty great job.
posted by hot soup girl at 7:55 AM on May 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


"When you really like a singer or a celebrity, you just like everything about them,"

I dunno, I fucking love the Dictators, but it kills me that HDM is a Yankee fan, (although, he's from the Bronx which is an excuse. I guess)
posted by jonmc at 8:04 AM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Alarming. He is so unbelievably obsessed with the word "like". Gave me chills.
posted by hypersloth at 8:29 AM on May 30, 2011


We can laugh, but who else can say that?
posted by zardoz at 2:08 PM on May 30


Who else would want to?
posted by Decani at 8:43 AM on May 30, 2011


Is the legitimacy of an obsession validated in numbers?

Anyway, it could be worse.

please don't let this happen to me.
posted by _superconductor at 9:17 AM on May 30, 2011


Anyway, it could be worse.

Wrong. Dolly is cooler than Katy Perry and all of her ancestors going back to primordial ooze have any right to dream about being.
posted by jonmc at 9:56 AM on May 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Dolly is cooler than Katy Perry and all of her ancestors going back to primordial ooze have any right to dream about being.

Listen to her performance of "Coat of Many Colors" on the A Real Live Dolly record and you'll never make another big-tits joke again.
posted by Trurl at 10:13 AM on May 30, 2011


Anyway, it could be worse.

Much worse.
posted by PenDevil at 10:30 AM on May 30, 2011


I went through the crazy fankid phase. I wasn't allowed to cover my walls, but I would have if I could have. In fact, the first thing I did when I left home for college was plaster my half of the dorm room with pictures of them. My parents compared me to Whitney Houston's stalker in The Bodyguard, which hurt, but life at home was kind of rough in general. I bonded with other fans, so my obsession became more about belonging to something - the fanbase - than about the band specifically. Covering your walls with their pictures and knowing eeeeeeverything about them was just sort of the sign that you were a member of this society of broken people. And that was the thing - almost every other rabid fan I knew had some serious trauma in their past.

Anyway, I grew out of it. I still have some friends from way back then, and they, too, have moved on with their lives and kind of look back on those days with a sense of "WTF was THAT all about?"

Still, when I see a kid like this, I kind of want to hug him and ask him what's going on at home.
posted by katillathehun at 5:30 PM on May 30, 2011


Well, that was the exact haircut I was expecting.
posted by abcde at 6:13 PM on May 30, 2011


Katy and ME.
posted by gjc at 8:48 PM on May 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, that was sad as shit.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:45 PM on May 30, 2011


Dolly is cooler than Katy Perry and all of her ancestors going back to primordial ooze have any right to dream about being.

Oh, I mean that in terms of fandom. There are no words for the man who has everything but Dolly's underwear.

As I'm writing my MA dissertation on the wonders of Dolly Parton, I'm getting increasingly nervous that I will eventually become this.
posted by _superconductor at 6:38 AM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


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