Sometimes I am a bit behind on mainstream pop culture, so forgive me that this is a bit late.
The first time I heard the song My Humps was in the Alanis Morrissette “parody.” It sure was memorable, but I really didn’t get it. Didn’t get the song or Alanis’ parody. Parody is supposed to be funny.
Today I saw the original Black Eyed Peas video, and I have to say I still don’t get it.
I mean, is this song for real?
Or is it a parody? If so, what is it a parody of? And why did Alanis parody a parody? WTF? I don’t even know where my hump is? Do I have one or two. Or three?
If it’s not a parody and this song is for real, what planet am I on? Did I just get beamed here from a much brighter galaxy? Come on. Where did this come from? I didn’t even see it coming. What songs are the predecessors? The influences? I haven’t seen or heard anything this bad – on so many levels – in ages.
How did that singer, Fergie, consent to this? Were her brains stolen? Or…I have no other idea why someone would do this.
Who came up with this idea? What other ones do they have? Ouch.
Or – please tell me even the original one is a parody. Just not a very good one. Please direct me to whatever they are making fun of. I love parody – and I want to be in on the joke. I need to know what’s going on. Or I got to get on the next space ship out of here.
Please help me understand
The International Female Value Index drops 300 points for a bad song that’s genre isn’t clear and that promotes an image of women as – um – idiots. Is that what those characters are in the video? Hmm. On closer look I think they are icky, sucky, uneducated, goldigging desperados? Hey, the guys don’t come off any better. Shallow, dumb goofs. Or should I spell that gooph.
IFVI drops another 60 points because the song has had over 5 million views.
And loses another 100 points for the lyrics “Mix your milk with my cocoa puff.” Come on – that can’t be for real!
100 points reclaimed for Alanis trying to parody it, I think.
I thought against placing the videos here, but if we are going to have a discourse, you have to see them.
The original by the Black Eyed Peas.
“What you gonna do wif all that breasts?” Are you kidding me?
Here’s the not outrageous enough to be successful as a parody version of My Humps by Alanis Morrissette.