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"My name is Sean Kennedy, and I am The Fucking Man."
November 4, 2005 5:08 AM   Subscribe

Sean Kennedy, Internet media personality and outspoken anti-"Corpolitical" survivalist, made a name for himself with his short rants on topics from suicide (mp3, nsfw) to body armor (mp3) to internet porn (mp3, nsfw). He has authored two books, created a post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk audio series, does a daily news podcast and has even had his very own KULT.
posted by armage (11 comments total)

 
Not to be confused, of course, with Sean Kennedy, front man for the King Kats.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:46 AM on November 4, 2005


You know, I am mostly sympathetic to Kennedy's views, but he still annoys the shit out of me. Why is that?

This guy sounds reasonably intelligent, but I'd suggest to him that he listen to some old Bill Hicks tapes. There's a subtle art to the rant that can getting to your point funny, biting and even poignant without sounding like a shrill, humorless, self-inflated jackass.
posted by psmealey at 6:17 AM on November 4, 2005


So I downloaded a couple of this guy's rants. I get better arguments at closing time at the bar. Weak. Cult of post-apocalyptic/cybercelebrity. If this is what it takes to "make a name for himself" then we are in shallow, shallow water.

I don't disagree with the embedded arguments in the rants I listened to, but I just think that they are horribly framed, ill thought out and Kennedy substitutes volume for reason.
posted by beelzbubba at 6:21 AM on November 4, 2005


FWIW, I agree. His manner leaves a hell of a lot to be desired -- hence why I often find his stuff to be an interesting core wrapped in a hilarious amount of weird, loud, crazy rambling.

But it's interesting in short bits. Plus, I am a bit of a fan of his "Patrolling" series, which combines his ranting style with wilderness survival and lifestyle hints. Some of his opinions about choosing gear make good sense, whether you're preparing for the apocalypse or just going camping.
posted by armage at 6:37 AM on November 4, 2005


"post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk audio series"

Oh brother...
posted by sharksandwich at 6:46 AM on November 4, 2005


he WANTS to have something to say . . . REALLY really bad, bad enough to keep spitting out expletives until he can figure out how to get OUT of the hyperactive high school monologue mode.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:04 AM on November 4, 2005


I've never heard the term "anti-Corpolitical," but it suggests to me someone who's put a modicum of thought into their views. This guy sounds like a junior member of any moderately sized American top 40 morning crew/zoo. Sean, if can't astound us with your insight you need to at least bring the funny.

question: What percentage of offices in America have at least one ranter?
posted by crumbly at 7:09 AM on November 4, 2005


Bill Hicks he ain't.
posted by zerolives at 7:13 AM on November 4, 2005


Oh christ. I'm so sick of hearing about Bill Hicks. Bill Hicks wasn't even Bill Hicks.
posted by stenseng at 10:48 AM on November 4, 2005


Stenseng, than you. I couldn't agree more. Although this guy isn't even the Bill Hicks Bill Hicks was.

What?
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:20 AM on November 4, 2005


...I think you mean the Bill Hicks that Bill Hicks wasn't....
posted by lodurr at 6:38 AM on November 5, 2005


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