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Thread #20451 Message #2854253
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
02-Mar-10 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
"smarmy and slick"
At the back of brain is an organ called the hypothalamus. For a little thing, it is in charge of a lot - the four F's - feeding, fighting, fleeing, and sexual reproduction. It is in charge of our survival, and it makes decisions fast. It also stirs up the viscera immediately.
Look at the video and ask yourself:
What does it do to me that I can't tell where the song is coming from?
What does it do to me that I can't figure out whether he's a boy or girl?
What does it do to me that he has on far too much makeup for a male character?
What does it do that his voice is wrong? He's supposed to be a starveling youth, but that's the voice of a trained chorister, maybe 13 years old.
How likely is it that a crowd of beer drinkers will fall silent instantly and pay close attention to someone else?
I despise it because it pretends to be making a political or ethical point, but it's actually just manipulating our guts.