Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kanye West’s Big Bunga-Bunga Party

Corriere della Sera:

The body of Mike Bongiorno was stolen in the night from the cemetery at Dagnente, a small district of the municipality of Arona, in the province of Novara. The thief or thieves broke the plaque sealing the tomb to steal the mortal remains of the much-loved television presenter, who died on 8 September 2009.
As vulgar as that is, it puts into perspective the misuse of pain and misery in entertainment by and for the culturally inept, and the horror with which the vile choices they make, and how a predictably flippant and childish blab-arati treats matters of any actual import.
The nearly six-minute clip features an onslaught of depraved scenes: hanged models dangling from the ceiling on chains; West rapping while casually holding a woman's severed head that is still dripping blood; a bloody amputated hand; and Jay-Z spitting rhymes while a semi-nude woman in heels is splayed across a couch with the first signs of rigor mortis setting in.
So is necrophilia the new “final frontier” in what will be told is arty/edgy/”everybody does it” cool?

I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.
It is also an extension of the horror aesthetic that has infiltrated popular culture in the last decade - the TV series Dexter, the various incarnations of CSI and torture porn movies like Saw and Hostel.
Just to clear things up, West, a fat oaf, virulent Bush-hater and “peace proponent”.

Sure. Whatever you say. You’re fans are largely too stupid to take you up on the contradictions, so, like, WHATever on the politics and icky war stuff.

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