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The many MeFites previously disappointed by not being able to attend the recent and enticingly promoted 10th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos will be delighted to know that a similar opportunity presents itself. (SLYT - moderately NSFW)
posted by well_balanced (44 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Aw, I thought the consensus that this was (relatively) harmless (albeit odd to some) fun.
posted by jquinby at 11:36 AM on December 7, 2009


If you had never seen the original video I don't know if this would be funny or just puzzling.
posted by GuyZero at 11:39 AM on December 7, 2009


I... I want to attend this.
posted by boo_radley at 11:42 AM on December 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


The original was funnier.
posted by milnak at 11:44 AM on December 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


If you're confused, this will clear things up.
posted by billysumday at 11:46 AM on December 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


This actually sounds fun. I was on the fence until he said "And you know we got mimes runnin' all around this bitch."
posted by stavrogin at 11:48 AM on December 7, 2009


This is going to get pulled from YouTube for copyright very soon. I'd suggest replacing it with a Hulu link but then all the non American readers would get upset. You just can't win!
posted by mpbx at 11:55 AM on December 7, 2009


BoingBoingFilter
posted by Thorzdad at 11:57 AM on December 7, 2009


It's not for us. (Obligatory Penny Arcade link).
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:58 AM on December 7, 2009


There are loose alligators and everyone gets pitchforks? Sign me up.
posted by dortmunder at 11:59 AM on December 7, 2009


Somehow the original video is funnier than the parody
posted by gnutron at 12:02 PM on December 7, 2009


Flagged as "this video won't last another day" - SNL videos don't stay on any well-traveled video hosting site long, as they want people to use Hulu or whatever service they have more control over. Plus, I think the Juggalo snark ran it's course in the prior post.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:06 PM on December 7, 2009


Oh leave them alone. They're lower-class White people who don't feel comfortable glomming onto the art of lower-class Black people without some ridiculous interface layer made of inverted blackface and clown hats and extreme sports. It's not a caricature, it's genuine confusion about their cultural locus. So they don't have the new Animal Collective record. So what.
posted by kid ichorous at 12:18 PM on December 7, 2009 [9 favorites]


Wow! NBC doesn't care who they piss off! This is amazing! Abbie Hoffman was right-- sacred cows do make the tastiest hamburger!
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:23 PM on December 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


If I make fun of Juggalos, I'm opening the door to them making fun of me, and since I play jug and jew's harp in an erotic hillbilly band, my house is actually made of something clearer and less stable than glass -- gelatin, maybe.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:35 PM on December 7, 2009 [8 favorites]


erotic hillbilly band

What's that? Your cousin in a garter belt?
posted by Mcable at 12:43 PM on December 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Both of those videos are the funniest video. Thank you for this horrible, impossible gift.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:43 PM on December 7, 2009


While watching rich television stars making fun of Juggalos rubs me the wrong way, the phrase "Mrs. Potato Dick" may actually be the funniest thing to come out of SNL in over a decade.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:44 PM on December 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


What's that? Your cousin in a garter belt?

I WISH!
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:49 PM on December 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


I mean, take that back.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:49 PM on December 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


I can't wait to watch the third season of Facts of Life.
posted by drezdn at 12:52 PM on December 7, 2009


The juggalo subculture is just so odd, so out of step with ordinary corporate pop culture, that even though I don't like the music, the images, or the performers, I want it to become huge.

I want ICP to buy 30000 acres in the Ozarks - or better yet just buy Detroit - and turn it into some twisted analogue of Disney World and the Magic Kingdom. I want it to become so massively huge that the media has to acknowledge that its conventional mechanism for absorbing and neutralizing the antagonistic, rebellious, and tribal impulses of youth and subverting them for profit has somehow failed to absorb an entire generation of a disaffected underclass.

They should call their version of the Magic Kingdom the Dark Carnival, and it should feature rides like "Wheel of Meat", "Sweaty Pits Moshpit", and "Girls Get Surrounded by Fat Drunk Guys." They could even save money by walking Carnival visitors though the public restrooms and calling it a ride.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:53 PM on December 7, 2009 [19 favorites]


So you want Insane Clown Posse to become Deathklok?
posted by vibrotronica at 1:09 PM on December 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


Oh leave them alone. They're lower-class White people who don't feel comfortable glomming onto the art of lower-class Black people without some ridiculous interface layer made of inverted blackface and clown hats and extreme sports.

It seemed like there were plenty of black rappers highlighted in the other video looking at the list of performers I recognize the Three Six Mafia, Ying Yang Twins (in 2007), Afro Man Ice-T, and 2 Live Crew as 'mainstream' hip-hop acts. I'm obviously not going to google all these groups, but I think that's a little reductivist.
posted by delmoi at 1:15 PM on December 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


So you want Insane Clown Posse to become Deathklok?

If Deathklok didn't exist, Man would have to invent them.
posted by The Whelk at 1:23 PM on December 7, 2009


I agree that it's a little reductive, but that doesn't mean there isn't some truth in it.

Further complications: although I would agree that most of those folks are mainstream hip-hop acts, they're mostly washed-up, or played-out, or one-hit wonders, or has-beens or never-weres. And Juggalo hip-hop listening in general trends pretty heavily toward horrorcore and, y'know, that wicked shit.
posted by box at 1:41 PM on December 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, that could be pretty good, if it meant oldschool Cage.
posted by kid ichorous at 1:59 PM on December 7, 2009




If you're confused, this will clear things up.
posted by billysumday at 11:46 AM on December 7 [+] [!]


Holy shit, everyone was all "Heath Ledger is a genius, his performance in Batman was so brave." This video clearly illustrates that the makeup makes The Joker fascinating, not the man behind it. The guy in this video is the most watchable crazy person I've seen in years. The world would be far more interesting if all insane people had to wear Joker makeup.
posted by Keith Talent at 2:04 PM on December 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


The Juggalog has come up here already, hasn't it?
posted by with hidden noise at 2:09 PM on December 7, 2009


Gunt.
posted by chillmost at 2:09 PM on December 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


IT'S SPELLED 'DETHKLOK' PEOPLE

come on know your cartoon metal bands ffs
posted by thedaniel at 2:14 PM on December 7, 2009


That looked and felt like a Tim and Eric sketch. That may be the first, non-Lonely Island sketch from recent SNL I've laughed at.
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:29 PM on December 7, 2009


"That may be the first, non-Lonely Island sketch from recent SNL I've laughed at."

I dunno, I think it's got The Lonely Island's fingerprints all over it, even if Sandberg didn't act in it.
posted by PenDevil at 2:33 PM on December 7, 2009


Actually now that I think of it, if the LI guys wrote it they'd have gone waaaay off the surrealist deep end.
posted by PenDevil at 2:47 PM on December 7, 2009


Wait Ice Cube was there.

I'm so confused.

Nothing makes sense anymore.
posted by Allan Gordon at 3:01 PM on December 7, 2009


The bit about the Iron Sheik made me chuckle, since the last time I saw him was at the Dragon Con 2009 walk of fame (or shame) and he looked absolutely miserable.
posted by hellojed at 3:06 PM on December 7, 2009


They're making fun of a six-month-old video promoting an event that was over nearly four months ago? That's what passes for funny these days on SNL? Really? Holy shit, if Lorne Michaels ever catches sight of Icy Hot Stuntaz there will be no holding them back.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:22 PM on December 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm half way through the previous thread and I am fascinated by the way that my opinion has changed.

Having lived through the 70's as a geek/nerd teenager, I understand the the concept of leaving the home for a large group of like minded persons.

I was at the first NYC Star Trek Convention. Cons became my life. I ended up in a convention security group along the same time that Robert Asprin was running the Dorsai Irregulars. It was run by a young lady who would eventually be my first wife.

We did security for conventions, in costume.

The Athenans (name of group) were all female except for me, at least at the beginning.

Anyway. I really can't blame the Juggalos for what they are into. We were into some unusual stuff. Actually based upon Stranger in a Strange Land and Bokononism from Vonnegut.

The sex was fantastic.

And honestly, I felt like I was in a huge family who lived all over the country. Whichever con we went to we had a place to meet, money for huge hotel suites, followers, hangers-on and groupies. As security we were damn good. OTOH, it wasn't what you'd call a hard job. Check for the hand stamp. Try to stop theft. Which, back then was minimal. Acting was a part of it, and we excelled at that.

Lots of partying after the con. Meeting celebrities. Harlan Ellison was a friend for a while.

It was my favorite decade.

You go Juggalos, you fucking go!
posted by Splunge at 5:46 PM on December 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


So, like, this is Burning Man, but for meth instead of acid?
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 6:38 PM on December 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


If I make fun of Juggalos, I'm opening the door to them making fun of me, and since I play jug and jew's harp in an erotic hillbilly band, my house is actually made of something clearer and less stable than glass -- gelatin, maybe.

Can I defend the Juggalos and a clip from contemporary SNL?

I think they're making fun of "us" insofar as what they do is a reaction to "us." And SNL got that part right, so fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
posted by tastydonuts at 8:22 PM on December 7, 2009


This makes me wonder how the other bands I enjoyed when I was 13 are doing. Has the Bloodhound Gang released anything new? How about The Jerky Boys? Hmmm...
posted by Bageena at 8:46 PM on December 7, 2009


This is like Burning Man, but for fun instead of cred.
posted by majick at 10:03 PM on December 7, 2009


and since I play jug and jew's harp in an erotic hillbilly band,

Wouldn't this make you a juggaboing?
posted by swell at 10:10 PM on December 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


For posterity, here's the clip on Hulu
posted by blasdelf at 5:35 PM on December 10, 2009


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