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Wednesday June 17, 2015
If you’ve glanced at this, do yourself a favor and at least watch the first video below. It’s genius.
I’ve been revisiting old Whitest Kids U Know and College Humor videos for the first time in years. Two stuck out to me: an irreverent but very silly video about an alternate universe run by cats and a spot-on criticism of people who think they’re too cool for sports. Check ‘em out below. With commentary. Holla.
Cute kittens soften hard truths
But things get dark really fast. Kitty LBJ kills Kennedy and doubles down on Vietnam, kitty George H.W. Bush is in with the Saudis, and kitty 9/11 is painted as a false flag operation to provide the government with “another Pearl Harbor” in order to create a “surveillance state.” In the end we find out that six kitty companies run everything.
I know, right?
I was in disbelief when I first saw it. The intelligent humor of Trevor Moore, one of the front men of Whitest Kids, shines throughout this essential video.
On hating sports
This video is a viciously ironic attack on this line of thinking. More than anything, it’s hilarious. Every way that people mock sports is used in a ridiculous way that shows just how stupid and snobbish it is. Some highlights:
I stopped keeping up with current events when I got into high school, I just outgrew it.
I just never got into laughing.
My dad forced reading down my throat so I’ve always pretty much hated it.
Yeah, I’m from Detroit and everyone is crazy about cars. But I can’t stand them.
You still like movies? Even after what Roman Polanski did?
And my favorite: I’d probably get into sex if people stopped making such a big deal about it. Pure gold. I’m definitely going to pull this out every Super Bowl for all my friends who brag about not caring about it.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.