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You be like, "Maury, I'm not the father of that baby." And post-structuralism is like, "You ARE the father of that baby." Post-structuralism Explained. (NSFW SLYT)

From Art Thoughtz with Hennesy Youngman.
posted by fryman (30 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Things are pretty confusing.
posted by LogicalDash at 3:05 PM on December 2, 2010


Awesome. I LOL'd. I cried. I dragged out my copy of Of Grammatology to help me identify the numerous aporias in Youngman's video that indicate that, while this seems to be a subversive reading of post-structuralism, it is actually, on deeper reading, an expression of numerous counter-subversive, possibly even hegemonic tropes regarding art, sexuality, class, race, and gendered subjectivity.
posted by googly at 3:07 PM on December 2, 2010 [18 favorites]


Man ain't no motherfucker talk about my dad like that. We had our beefs but that ain't for you to say.
posted by boo_radley at 3:08 PM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


also SPOILERS FOR THE CRYING GAME goddamnit.
posted by boo_radley at 3:09 PM on December 2, 2010


Googly, what you clearly fail to understand is that is not the po-mo he's advocating.
posted by norm at 3:10 PM on December 2, 2010


I want that hat.
posted by dead cousin ted at 3:12 PM on December 2, 2010


also SPOILERS FOR THE CRYING GAME goddamnit.

If you don't know what the spoiler is by now you deserve to have it spoiled.
posted by clarknova at 3:16 PM on December 2, 2010 [9 favorites]


Haha. That was hilarious. I've got to check out his other videos now. Thanks.
posted by defenestration at 3:17 PM on December 2, 2010


HOW TO HIP-HOP: No Homo
posted by boo_radley at 3:20 PM on December 2, 2010


clarknova: "If you don't know what the spoiler is by now you deserve to have it spoiled."

I've watched it several times, and I always leave the room (or have someone fast forward) to, you know, preserve the thrill. "What could it be?" I wonder. That thrill is gone now.
posted by boo_radley at 3:21 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


boo_radley: "also SPOILERS FOR THE CRYING GAME goddamnit."

_____________ was a _____________ the whole time!
posted by brundlefly at 3:24 PM on December 2, 2010


no homo by jay smooth.
posted by lazaruslong at 3:34 PM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


also SPOILERS FOR THE CRYING GAME goddamnit

Post-structuralism is like, step off, punk. It's 2010. Everyone knows Bruce Willis has been dead the whole movie. Chump.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:45 PM on December 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


I was crushed when he said "interesting" instead of "instring". Goddam bougie poser.
posted by toodleydoodley at 3:51 PM on December 2, 2010


Guy gained a lot of respect in my mind (a guy this well-educated in something a little complex on youtube (with so many rapper names, too!)), and I definitely use these words to sound as intelligent as possible, so I'd say he hit that one right on. After all, anti-postmodernistic theory is not only interesting, but saying that you're reading it makes you sound like you're a genius--assuming that the other person in the conversation is completely oblivious to modern-day philosophy.
posted by MHPlost at 5:28 PM on December 2, 2010


boo_radley: "also SPOILERS FOR THE CRYING GAME goddamnit."

brundlefly: _____________ was a _____________ the whole time!

But Bruce Willis wasn't even in The Crying Game!
posted by coolguymichael at 5:37 PM on December 2, 2010


Awww...beaten to the punch by Cool Papa Bell. :-(
posted by coolguymichael at 5:39 PM on December 2, 2010


That chick in Crying Game was Earth the whole time.
Boy was Charlton Heston steamed lemmetellya.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 6:47 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


>>also SPOILERS FOR THE CRYING GAME goddamnit.

>Post-structuralism is like, step off, punk. It's 2010. Everyone knows Bruce Willis has been dead the whole movie. Chump.

I was actually spoiled by the clip.

I'd never seen the actual scene before. I was a child when it came out, for pete's sake!
posted by purpleclover at 7:03 PM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


The woman in the moview clip didn't seem all that excited to be there.
posted by maxwelton at 8:19 PM on December 2, 2010


"mo-view" is a particularly funky type of movie.
posted by maxwelton at 8:19 PM on December 2, 2010


I'd never seen the actual scene before. I was a child when it came out, for pete's sake!

ROSEBUD WAS A SLED.
posted by clarknova at 8:38 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


the video is pulled off youtube
posted by friendlymilkman at 1:31 AM on December 3, 2010


This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content.

I'm aware that you often have to log in to see "graphic" videos, but removed? How horrible was this video?
posted by Dumsnill at 1:36 AM on December 3, 2010


I've never actually seen The Crying Game, but the clip shown (presumably from the movie) shows a nude transvestite (if I'm using the term incorrectly, apologies). You see about one second of breasts and as the camera pans down her body, you get a tenth of a second of some flaccid male junk where you wouldn't expect any.

Said junk is seen for roughly the same amount of screen time as the denouement in the universally acclaimed "great film" Sleepaway Camp.
posted by maxwelton at 1:51 AM on December 3, 2010


you get a tenth of a second of some flaccid male junk where you wouldn't expect any.

Well, and then you realize a moment later that Forest Whitaker's character was actually gay and that he earlier tricked Stephen Rea into manhandling his junk and you're like whooooooooa. But then Miranda Richardson shows up with a gun and you're like "My goodness, this is quite the genre-challenging IRA flick."
posted by kittyprecious at 7:13 AM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Found Youngman's Post-Structuralism on Vimeo
posted by strangememes at 8:18 AM on December 3, 2010


My cousin became a film buff and Tarantino fiend when were in our early/mid teens (I was 13 or 14 and he was 15 or 16) and my mom let us watch her bootleg copy of Pulp Fiction one night that she and my aunt went out on the town. Except it had The Crying Game on it as well and we were very, very sternly warned -- threatened, even -- to not watch that.

These days, I really can't figure out what was so much more damaging about that movie than Pulp Fiction (or, for that matter, Reservoir Dogs, which we watched a few days later.) Then again, when I watched Taxi Driver with my mom around the same time, the only scene she fast-forwarded through was Travis' conversation with Iris in the diner. And a year later, A Clockwork Orange was totally fair game. Anyone have any ideas?
posted by griphus at 8:27 AM on December 3, 2010


Anyone have any ideas?

You don't "catch the gay" from brutal violence?
posted by maxwelton at 9:30 AM on December 3, 2010


You know, I considered that too until it was explained to me that our upstairs tenants back in the USSR -- who babysat me all the time -- were a couple. Of ladies. They were ladies and they were a couple.
posted by griphus at 9:44 AM on December 3, 2010


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