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Sometimes history is hard, you guys. I mean big history. Like, Hegelian sized history. History that spans across entire civilizations and generations. It’s hard for us because sometimes that historical meta-narrative is forever just out of each. There are moments, though, when we are thrown a little bone by the gods; we are given a fragment in time that simply defines a generation, nay, an entire civilization. Roman antiquity had Caligula naming his horse as his consul, Early Modern Europe had the Defenestration of Prague, The Victorian Period… was just depressing, and the 1990’s had Sockem Boppers with arguably the greatest commercial jingle of all time.

But what about our generation? Where’s our summarizing event? Sure, some might argue it’s Radiohead’s Kid A in long, pretentious, essayist reviews. Others might even claim this war, or that war, or the internet, or other such fads. I will not mince words: these are all horribly inaccurate. I know these suggestions are inaccurate because I myself have seen the very moment that defines our generation.

It has a little bit of everything: fat men breakdancing, rastlin’, grown men in silly costumes, historical inaccuracy, hypnosis, hillbillies, borderline mental deficiency, music that isn’t even from our generation, overzealous commentators. In so many words, this is our generation in a nutshell. A glorious, glorious nutshell.

Roland Barthes theorized that there are two types of text: the text of pleasure and the text of bliss. The text of pleasure is simply that which washes over you in an aesthetically pleasing manner; the text of bliss, however, forces you to question your very being. This video is clearly the latter, and as so I will help guide you with some, possibly, FAQ:

1) What does this have to do with music? A: Apparently you missed Rapper’s Delight and breakdancing in the video.

2) I feel different, what does this mean? A: It means you have just had your entire life summarized.

3) Will I ever be the same? A: No. Irrevocably, no. I will never hear The Sugarhill Gang the same way again.

4) I can no longer see…? A: Your mind just imploded, exploded and re-ploded. At the same time.

5) Was that heaven? A: Yes.

As a final word, before the very document of our lives; I find it fitting that it includes music as an integral part. Music, actually from 1979, which is really very telling of our contemporary scene. But these things and more, next time.





thebhoy
02.05.11
Endlessly quotable.

Electric City
02.05.11
this is the greatest thing ive ever seen ever

HOW ARE WE NOT HYPNOTIZED?!?!

thebhoy
02.05.11
I love the other guy, and he's just like, "what the hell is even going on," in just the most flabergasted voice

Athom
02.05.11
what the fuck did i just watch?

gabethepiratesquid
02.05.11
This is beyond amazing

kanecooper
02.05.11
video is nearly the best i've eveer seen

SeaAnemone
02.05.11
best blog post yet


just barely beats Juggalo party

cvlts
02.05.11
THIS IS THE MOST ILLEGAL THING I'VE SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF... OF-... WRESTLING!

Hep Kat
02.05.11
jeez

thebhoy
02.05.11
America, FUCK YEAH

thebhoy
02.05.11
The only better commentator reaction I've ever seen outside of 2:20, is when Middlesborough came back to beat Steau Bucarest in the 2006 Uefa Cup Semi-final, seriously look that up.

tombits
02.05.11
oh my god

i dont even

Captain North
02.05.11
bahahaha, that was fucking awesome

DiceMan
02.05.11
I am 12 and what is this?

Acre
02.05.11
TEXTBOOK WORM!!!

Lucid
02.05.11
WTF BEST VIDEO EVER?

Boyaawitcheese
02.05.11
Oh. My. God. When he slides across the stage on his forhead. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!

DaveyBoy
02.05.11
Keelan, this blog is standing ovation worthy.

thebhoy
02.05.11
Still brings the lulz after my tenth viewing. Thanks Davey!

couldwinarabbit
02.05.11
kid a kid a

duckpride82
02.05.11
I just had a get-together with some friends and our night was almost solely comprised of us attempting to reenact this match. Great post!

Aids
02.05.11
all I can do after I read this post/watch this video is this

"2) I feel different, what does this mean? A: It means you have just had your entire life summarized."

brilliant blogging debut

crowing51
02.05.11
Wow I don't even know what to do with my life anymore after watching that......

Sanders
02.05.11
I'm pretty sure 2:20 defies the laws of gravity.

couldwinarabbit
02.05.11
k I actually watched this and...I don't even know man

liledman
02.05.11
oh my......

natey
02.05.11
Sockem Boppers!

AggravatedYeti
02.05.11
hypnotism-breakdance-wrestle-party!

thebhoy
02.05.11
More fun than a pillow fight!

thebhoy
02.05.11
DISQUALIFY THEM PAPA GORGIO

AggravatedYeti
02.05.11
the innate cynicism and satirical nature of pro-wrestling is sometimes lost amid all the rednecks, pile drivers and giant fake titties.

thebhoy
02.05.11
Yeah MJ, and I use them in such an appropriate forum!

klap
02.05.11
saw this a couple days ago on a sports blog, truly a classic of our time

Josh D.
02.06.11
I saw that wrestling on Around the Horn yesterday.

feedhertothesharks
02.06.11
holly fuck my mind my mind

Slum
02.06.11
THE YO-YO????

Nikkolae
02.06.11
THE YO-YO???? [2]

this is just utterly life-changing, now if you'll excuse me i'll go live my life a sadder man knowing i'll never be this awesome

ShadowRemains
02.06.11
hahahahaha holy shit that was great

Nikkolae
02.06.11
quick question, did the dude really said Hypnotosis at 2:40??? lol this is still awesome after the tenth time watching

ShadowRemains
02.06.11
the swan dive of papa giorgio

climactic
02.06.11
HAHAHA

climactic
02.06.11
2:18

sniper
02.06.11
what the fuck

sniper
02.06.11
is this real life?

DoubtGin
02.06.11
whoa

lookatthatparkinglot
02.06.11
hypnosis over

thebhoy
02.06.11
Guys their finishing move is called the Osirian Sackrament. Just, like, that's all you need to know, really.

Irving
02.06.11
What the...

Irving
02.06.11
Amazing blogpost thebhoy. You are a worthy winner of Sputnik's Most Intelligent User 2010.

vanderb0b
02.06.11
Did he just....slide on his forehead?

2muchket!
02.06.11
'The only better commentator reaction I've ever seen outside of 2:20, is when Middlesborough came back to beat Steau Bucarest in the 2006 Uefa Cup Semi-final, seriously look that up.'

Ali Brownlee, what a fucking guy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgpA0S2Ciqo

Greatest night of my life too, riverside was bouncing that night.

Deathcar
02.07.11
What was that, I don't even..?!

Jebull
02.09.11
Oh my god. Best video ever.

..did he say hypnotosis?

Deion
02.14.11
I died after the "What the hell was that!" :L

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