Thursday, April 20, 2006

Classy



"...marijuana together, did you know that, honey?"
"...trash..."
"Terry had THC in her system--"

UPDATE: An explanation: You should watch this. It is from the nebulous, random world of Google Video. The above text is my best attempt at transcription. The rest you must do for yourself.

7 comments:

Zack said...

What?

Kid Fabulous said...

Yeah, what?

Kenny said...

Do you want an explanation? Because I don't have one. Do you need one? I don't see why. Like great art, it is yours to contemplate, to enjoy, to scrutinize. I have tried to transcribe the words spoken, as best I know how, but there is so much more to look for. The non-reaction of the men in the background. The teen girl's quick transition from agreeable smile to bitchy frown. Her quick exit with the punching mom, not missing a beat. The awkward pounding-punch. The unexplained grandma. The question of who was smoking the marijuana. The punching mom's matter-of-fact shoving aside of the daughter. The stunned expression of the punchee. The question of whether this is a school, a courthouse, or somewhere else. The question of why someone would throw a punch right in front of a video camera at either of those places. Why the incident is being taped. You might as well ask why the Mona Lisa smiles as she does.

Genius, that's why.

Zack said...

Right, right. But for everyone besides you, take all that, and add the question of why it's on your blog without an explanation, and what you have is a lot of confused people. There was just enough text following the video, and the title lent it just enough implied context, that I was too busy wondering whether there was a more sensible, perhaps more KB-centric meaning.

If this ganache of the unspoken and the inexplicable is what you were going for, then congrats. You have boggled us all. Just what kind of a pastry are you filling here, though?

wilford brimley said...

so i think the woman who punched the other woman is either a DARE emissary (not!) or her daughter was smoking the doobie doob mcdoobnalds (see: smirk) and "did you know she had thc in her system"-woman is implying that said daughter is going to be a drug addict someday and so the mother, she is taking her parenting shame out on the woman's face. this is amazing. i think the important question we need to ask isn't so much "what?" as it is "how the fuck did you find such a beautiful piece of video","how can i see what happened before and after this","centrozack, just what does pastry have to do with all of this", "well done, kenny."

Zack said...

It's got metaphors to do with all of this, McNulty. Ganache is a pastry filling and a mix of chocolate and cream. So we can say that the chocolate is the unspoken and the cream is the inexplicable, and we can further say that this video and the minimal frame of HTML and sub-minimal frame of context you might generously call Kenny's "post" together constitute a delicious and heaping serving of figurative ganache. There is no clear reason for the post to exist, by which I mean that there is no clear pastry. But since we are in a bakery, by which I mean Kenny's personal blog, we are in such a frame of mind that we are looking for that pastry. And we were so occupied looking for that pastry that we couldn't appreciate the ganache for what it was. After the comments by kid fabulous and me, Kenny put up, metaphorically, a sign that said "ganache," and we could appreciate the ganache straight away.

Anonymous said...

http://snopes.com/photos/odd/smackmouth.asp

I saw this for the first time today, and was immediately fascinated and couldn't let it go. The link above gives the best explaination I found, and snopes.com tends to be pretty reliable. It's a sad story, after all, so it might be best to appreciate it as art and let it go. But, if like me, you must open Pandora's Box, check out the story.