I’d like to congratulate the Skepchick commenters on a hilariously awesome job yesterday discussing the ins and outs of Insane Clown Posse’s video and song, Fuckin’ Magnets: How Do They Work and Other Deliberations Upon the Nature of the Physical World. If you don’t have the time to read through all of the more than 200 comments, I’ve plucked a few gems out for special recognition.
But first, three more ICP-related thoughts before I stop talking about them:
1. Did you know ICP is an evangelical (Christian?) group that tried to trick juggalos into believing in their god? It’s true! This past December, Violent J gave an interview in which he laid it out:
With “The Unveiling,” the 17th and final song on “The Wraith,” the group seemingly had closed the book on that saga, saying that the story had been about following God and the hope that the group’s fans (affectionately known as “juggalos” and “jugalettes”) would find God as well.[Violent J:] “You have to interest them, gain their trust, talk to them and show you’re one of them. You’re a person from the street and speak of your experiences. Then at the end you can tell them God has helped me out like this and it might transfer over instead of just come straight out and just speak straight out of religion.”
If you don’t believe it, go read The Unveiling‘s lyrics and marvel. Also: equal rights for the juggalo religion petition [ED: I can’t believe I originally posted this without the link to that petition. Read it. Hilariously religious.]
2. Did you know that the juggalo who was raging in the comments made a sock puppet account to support his assertion that he isn’t pathetic? It’s true!
3. Did you know ICP was a plot device in a recent Aqua Teen Hunger Force? Here’s the video!
Okay. On to the COTW(s)!
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Did anyone else notice the irony that the only reason we can hear this asshole wondering how magnets work is that some scientists figured out how magnetism and electricity work? In the recording studio, the dumbass probably literally spoke these words to a magnet.
Scientists took â€œfucking magnetsâ€ and converted music â€œjust there in the airâ€ into something â€œ15,000 juggalos togetherâ€ can hear. Scientists mastering electromagnetism were responsible for every technology that preserved his comments and transmitted them across space and time directly into my ears. If anyone should be getting pissed at those fuckers, itâ€™s me!
Iâ€™ve said it before and Iâ€™ll say it again:
Itâ€™s inspiring that the Juggalos were able to come back after being hunted nearly to extinction on the old frontier.
That said, at least the Native Americans used EVERY PART of the Juggalo.
Juggalo soldier, dreadlock gangsta
There was a juggalo soldier in the heart of America
Stolen from New Jersey, brought to Albequerque
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
Man, I love Marley 2-Dopeâ€¦
And finally, from mikerattlesnake, here’s something to inspire another 200+ comment thread of anger:
Ayn Rand is the ICP of books.