Viral Video Douchebag
Some days you wake up to the right light coming through the window, that good song with the hand claps and the trombone in your head, and you don't mind the slush at your feet or the hole (in the crotch) in your pants. Your coffee's good and things just seem like they're alright. And then you run into this….
Jon Lejoie, on behalf of Bitch magazine, ye olde douchebag decree (French-Canadian edition) is bestowed upon thee.
After viewing more of Lejoie's videos, it's clear he's just another Youtube channeler who considers altering his facial hair roughly equivalent to method acting (and will no doubt appreciate this exposure—de rien). But is Jon Lejoie the biggest douchebag on Youtube? Definitely not (but I do shudder imagining Dane Cook mastering a six string). I feel even calling him out on being kinda an asshole gives him too much credit.
However (speaking of too much credit), I can't help pausing on the line "it's not sexist cause it's in a song…" Lejoie's "Show me your genitals," like Beardo, attempts to ridicule something stupid or offensive (I feel like he was commissioned to write the theme song for feminist blog trolls), but the parody is lost in the performer's lack of subtlety, as he ends up only rehashing and reinforcing the very bullshit he's attempting to mock. It doesn't matter if you're monotone or wearing lame shorts, when you're talkin' gendered genitals, successful humor requires a scalpel, not a spatula as far as sculpting the nuance behind it. And as long as I'm on the feminist metaphor train, Kate Rigg mentioned this very issue of comedians taking on offensive material in order to problematize it, saying in her Bitch interview, "When I load that gun I know how to pull the trigger so I don't hurt anybody, you know?"
But I gotta say Lejoie, it's a rough break that your video "Too Fast " came out just before Samberg and Taccone's. It always sucks when someone else masters what you thought was, you know, your thing (insert nonexistent hyperlink of me breaking Bush wiretap leak), but you just got schooled on how to cum your pants.
And hello, what's this…a new Flight of the Conchords episode?!
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