i hate teh internets: it’s chris crocker

22 Sep

Once upon a time, you went to a party and you played Trivial Pursuit and someone wound up with a lampshade on their head, and we all mixed martinis and listened to the swinging sounds of Wink Martendale.  Or so I’m told.  Nowadays, the order of business involves copoius amounts of pumpkin ale, incriminating photographs created with the assistance of stage makeup, and viral YouTube videos.   Also, Domino’s new Oreo Dessert Pizza, which looks pretty tasty in the commercials but ultimately fails to deliver, no pun intended.  It is an experience that can really only be described as “cardboardy”, “unnecessarily dry” and “probably gave me food poisoning.” 

But as this is not a “food” blog, nor is this X-Entertainment, we shan’t discuss this gastronomical hate crime any further.  Nope, we’re all about the convergence of new and old media here at GeekUSA, which is why the following video, by one “Chris Crocker”, bears notice.

Remember that thing I wrote a couple weeks ago about Britney Spears sucking at the VMAs?  Well…. I wasn’t the only one.  Everyone was ripping into poor ol’ Britney that week, from Entertainment Weekly to Salon to Bill Maher, culminating in the now-legendary moment in the Senate Hearing Chamber where Rep. Robert Wexler showed up at the Petraeus hearings two hours late, drinking a margarita in sheer pantyhose shouting “Hey, guys! Who am I? Get it?”

Well, some people didn’t take too kindly to such disrespect, including self-styled internet celebrity Chris Crocker.  Perhaps you’ve heard of him.  If not, be forewarned: this is the sort of thing my friends and I watch at parties where the theme is “come dressed as your favorite junkie from A&E’s Intervention.”

(You should be looking at a YouTube video.  However, as WordPress sometimes likes to be cute with me, you may not be.  If so, you can check out the video here.)

There will be more analysis of this young gentleman’s work in the not-too-distant future, because yes, there’s more.  A lot more, in fact.  The question we need to ask ourselves is: is Chris Crocker a genius on the level of Andy Kaufmann (or, in Internet terms, EmoKid21Ohio); is this a conscious attempt at creating a character/phenomenon like LonelyGirl15, or is he (as I fear) entirely serious about this, and therefore kind of sad?   This bears further research and analysis.  I’ll keep you posted. 


3 responses to “i hate teh internets: it’s chris crocker

  1. Lauryn

    September 23, 2007 at 12:51 am

    I submit as Exhibit A for “further research and analysis” this rebuttal clip by the oh-so-brilliant Seth Green:

    My favorite part is the muttered “but I bet it’s stylish…”

  2. Bill D.

    September 24, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Well, I hear he has already gotten a TV development deal out of this, so it’s anybody’s guess how legit it all is. But hey, The Soup has a new clip they can milk the hell out of, and they got Seth Green to do the parody to boot, so we all win. Or at least Joel McHale wins, I guess. But he seems like a cool guy, so I’m okay with that.

  3. geekusa

    September 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    The “further research”, including the Seth Green bit, will have to happen later, I’m afraid. See the post I’m about to write.


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