Monday, September 1, 2008

A Note on the State of Modern Manhood

I guess I am astounded by what I am finding on Web 2.0. Perhaps it is that I am astounded by so much, and prepared for so little. Anyway when I accidentally came across the Penis Song in this video I was . . . well shall we say somewhat unprepared.

Now there is not a damn thing about this video that is obscene or the least bit pornographic, unless words are pornographic. That does not, however, prevent me from being . . . well shocked and nonplussed. I guess I will have to get used to this kinda thing.

On second thought, what I find amazing is that the star of this video seems to be 14 at best. Now where did this song come from? It is obviously a parody of the famous "I'm Too Sexy for My Shirt." It is not a parody really, but an inversion of what is an anthem to male sexuality.

So then this originated in a movie called The Sweetest Thing. It starred Christina Applegate, Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair to name just a few of the actors. By the time they are finished with the "I'm Too Sexy for My Shirt" anthem what we have left is an evisceration of maleness. These are the same women who would just as soon go to the sperm bank to get inseminated rather than have a man in their lives. These are the same women who think not only that size doesn't matter, but also it's men who don't matter at all. In this movie, the song becomes a song of liberation for women from the power of the phallus which has ruled the lives of women for thousands of years.

Here's the original clip with this song.

For the complete cast and description of this movie go here:

There must be hundreds of parodies of this video on YouTube.Com. Guess I am REALLY out of the loop.

but not for long.

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