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Mon, Jan. 25th, 2010 10:13 am
Neato: the literal video meme

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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 4th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Total Eclipse of the Heart

"That one annoys me even more than the original!"

That's your opinion, and you're entitled to it. No argument here. But...

"And it uses "gay" as a pejorative, like the Safety Dance one."

...no, you're wrong. In the "Total Eclipse" video, "gay" means "homosexual", and is not disparaging toward gays. "The gayest man on earth would call this over the top" means that despite the abundance of half-naked men, the most homosexual person would, in this case, feel overwhelmed by the scenario. No "pejorative" whatsoever.

"And the singing is out of tune."

I can hear where she goes flat, but overall, she did well enough. I think the tone of her voice is what divides people more than lack of pitch.

"And it isn't by the originator of the form, Neato."

And your point is...? The Stones didn't originate Rock & Roll, but that's no reason to ignore their work, either. You're really going to dismiss a piece for not being made by the originator of its genre? Good luck enjoying the majority of art in all forms.

"In the world of parody, as in the world of pop, the wrong things get the big attention, it seems."

Actually, DustoMcNeato has gotten plenty of "big attention", and is the sole person to receive national interview coverage for the meme. In fact, when dascottjr's "Total Eclipse" video became a Top Ten viral video of 2009, TIME interviewed Dustin, not dascottjr, about it. In essence, both people have received positive attention and reviews, due to the quality and consistency of their work in the genre. What's so "wrong" with that?


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