The university of Michigan video:
OT: Da'quan the block is hot
"Thurgood Marshall" I swear I was listening to Stephen A. Smith. Creepy.
diss 1 trick pony agen?
I must be old. People find this funny?
He's just walking around talking like Malibu's Most Wanted *shutter*
Did you mean "shudder"?
I kinda liked the music but funny it was not. He sounded and somewhat acted like a young Adam Sandler to me.
Dude seems like he has some talent. I just find that preying on the basically good nature of people for laffs, all the while doing the honky shuck and jive, is about the least entertaining or useful deployment of that talent imaginable.
is a really good critique. It's clear that he has talent and the parts I found funny were when he sits down at the piano and starts playing a Vanessa Carlton song and when he's trying to sell exam papers to a girl and tries to seal the deal by throwing in that he's go erasers too. The computer center stuff had potential but just fell flat. And the rest was just filler.
And something about a white guy comedically giving himself a very urban-style name to go along with that shuck/jive schtick.... I dunno, I guess it riles up all my suburban white guilt.
Yes, I am really super old. Thanks for asking
I know a guy who dresses/acts exactly like this.
So I can't tell if it's funny or sad.
Well don't worry guys, I thought it was funny.
Edit: Sorry double post
I don't think Wiscy was his best work, but if anyone hasn't seen it, the Michigan video is absolutely hilarious. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-iwZ2O63k
I actually found it pretty funny. I guess this kind of comedy appeals to younger generations
I actually loled at the pokemon thing. I remember playing that game for hours back in the day.
remains flatulence and gross bodily functions. But they are in grade school. My son has graduated to finding people acting like fools (this) funny. He is 12. I guess the age of the audience does matter.
Still waiting for killing them in the streets 2.5.
It's kind of funny, but pretty self-absorbed, aside from being derivative as fuck. (Ali G, right?) A lot of the Michigan video is just street harassment, which presumably violates the University's Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities whether or not it's supposed to be serious. The tour bits on the Wisconsin video are also pretty disrespectful.
Didn't find it to be that great, although I did laugh out loud at the part filmed in the Fishbowl. Rest of it wasn't that great.
In this era, it seems like the worst thing one can do, and one that seems to draw the most bile, is to try and entertain someone who thinks what they are doing "isn't funny." Humor is subjective, and it seems to be human nature to want to be the sole arbiter of what is and isn't funny.
OTOH, I almost always applaud efforts at comedy. At least the person had the fortitude to put it out there.
I agree with you to a point. I think it is more then whole "let's put unsuspecting people in an awkward situation and laff when they're AWKWARD!" has to walk a finer line than, say, a stand-up routine. I enjoy Sacha Baron Cohen as much (or more) than the next guy, but his bits sometimes felt exploitative too. It's that whole unwitting participant thing that makes a difference, at least to me.
It's like a combination of Tom Green and Al Jolson, except less funny or tactful.
Bizarro Fred Jackson, is that you?
2000 Michigan - Northwestern is on BTN right now.
i'm surprised there isn't video of someone beating the crap out of that guy.
So Ali G, meets Malibu's most wanted, with a pinch of Tom Green. Keep trying kid, this is not a generational thing it's just not funny.
You'll probably down vote me for this but i know a lot of people who find this guy hilarious. In fact, I've never seen someone not enjoy it until this thread. The videos on youtube are really popular so I wouldn't say it just plain out is not funny because I think more people find it funny that not.
Yeah it would make sense Id be downvoted for stating facts that go against the opinions of people on this board
I think you were probably downvoted because people generally don't really care that other people think its funny. In other words, the discerning MGoBlog readers tend to make up their own minds rather than follow the lemmings. That said, for what its worth, I didn't find it not funny.
In other words, the discerning MGoBlog readers tend to make up their own minds rather than follow the lemmings.
I think there are lots and lots of lemmings around here.
Just look at all the people who have adopted language like Tacopants, Ohio, Fergodsakes, etc. There are some individual thinkers, but I think they're vastly outnumbered by the lemmings.
Adopting entertaining memes is different than determining one's position/opinion based on what is "en vogue" but I understand your point. I don't necessarily agree, but I understand what you're saying.
You can criticize how lemming-like people are here but using Tacopants or Ohio doesn't make you a lemming like we're following some kind of cult leader. They're funny.
Declining to use Tacopants or Ohio doesn't really make you an individual thinker. It makes you an MGoHipster for thinking it does
Right--there is a big difference between passing off opinions of others as your own, often misinterpreted ("Taylor Lewan has donkeyed every DL he has ever faced!" "Greg Mattison is infallible!!!") and trying to share a semi-inside joke with other members of the blog based on a common vocabulary. I would note that although some uses of the common vocabulary lack inspiration--I am just as guilty as anybody--a number of posters do bring original twists that go way beyond just rote repetition of "boo boo", "Thor!", and the like.
Didn't want to disappoint, and 1st rule and all that.
I downvoted this one because the worst defense for being downvoted is saying "it's because I speak facts/truths/think for myself". Especially when nothing you state is "fact." In your experience most people like it. It doesn't mean it's a fact that a majority do. Neither does the fact that it has 130,000 hits. That's not a lot for YouTube, and something like Two Girls and a Cup has been viewed by far more, but I doubt people were "enjoying it."
Doesn't mean what you were saying couldn't be true. Just that neither one of us really know if it's universal or not.
Thanks for nothing. Because of you I HAD to go see if "2 girls and a cup" was an actual video and when I saw it was I HAD to watch it.
I want those 6.57 of my life back please. I'd rather watch Da'quan and his hot block than that again.
Just because you watched it does not mean you enjoyed it.
Its a fact that everyone ive shown this video liked it. Its also a fact that the videos have WAY more likes than dislikes. People here don't realize that other people not on this board have a different sense of humor. Sorry if having a different sense of humor is something that isn't allowed on this board. Also when I said its popular on youtube i wasn't referring to how many views it had but rather the amount of likes compared to dislikes.
Oh yeah, well its also a fact that CRAIG JAMES ALLEGEDLY KILLED 5 HOOKERS!
When will Craig James finally admit that he allegedly killed five hookers while at SMU?
It's really hard to be funny. And it's even more difficult given that most of you are at your office watching this shit on youtube while you are thinking about possibley throwing yourselves down the stairs rather than live through the long day of boredom ahead.
So I watched these two videos, what a waste of time. Actually, couldn't finish watching either one there were so bad. How he has so many hits on YouTube is beyond me. This is stuff terrible. As a mid- 1990s grad of UM I clearly am not his demographic.
Seems pretty racist.
I am very indifferent about the video. I think its ok, not great, but not as terrible as most of you think.
What I do find hilarious is the views some of you express about the video like the whining about the video being disrepectful. Hello, you dont think that was what he was trying to acheive? That is what makes the video somewhat funny. The jokes on you for being such a tightass...
I think that he was trying to be funny, which is different than trying to be a douche. But when he was interrupting tours, all he was doing is the latter. Pointing out that someone is being a douche is different than whining about it. Please return to this post in a few years when you're an adult and you'll see my point.
Ok, I'm old too I suppose. I found that more uncomfortable than funny.
Get off my lawn!
It was terrible until he starting puking and then I started to enjoy it.
mgoblog is still on DST?
I thought this guy was funnier when I thought he actually wasn't doing a bit.
In the wisconsin video, I found most of it humorous, but I could have done without interrrupting tours. Hopefully he did it at tne end of the tour, but I wouldn't want my tour experience at a school interrupted by some random person. The pokemon was pretty funny as was the rest of the video. Just keep it classy
They're as considerate as they are original.
Old people and boring don't find this funny.
when he played the girly song on the piano at U of M and when the lady at Wisconsin was like, "Should I call for some assistance? Do you need some help?"
Reminds me of a young Remi Gaillard (the French humorist who dressed up like a soccer player in the 2002 Coupe de France championship, snuck onto the field, shook hands with the French president and signed autographs).
Reminds me of a kid that lived on my floor at South Quad. He was from NY and renamed himself Tae'devon. Started rapping, etc. Good kid but changed a lot. He's all over the web.
Till the puking then I thought Jackass. I am definetly too old for his humour.
Seems to embrace stereotypes rather than mock them.