Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Wanted: Video Mockery

Pastorius has announced another contest at the Infidel Bloggers Alliance. The recent frenzy over the Pope’s speech has prompted him to ask for blogospheric response:

When the Muslims are angry, Infidel Bloggers Alliance steps up to the plate to make fun of them, the point being, make them angrier, because the angrier they get, the funnier they are.

This time it’s a Jihad Satire Video Contest. The idea is this:

1. Grab a video camera.
2. Wrap a towel around a friend’s head.
3. Invent some amusing jihad antics.
4. Tape the results.
5. Post the video on YouTube; and then
6. Leave the URL in the comments at the IBA post.

Pamela at Atlas Shrugs, Dymphna, and I will be the judges.

The photo on Pastorius’ post kept reminding me of something… What was it? The contorted faces; the furious screaming; the petulant demands…

Then I remembered: the classic R. Crumb comic strip sequence of the “Big Baby”. Here it is, redacted and suitably bowdlerized for this venue:

Big Baby, by R. Crumb

Too bad we couldn’t animate the strip and enter it in the contest!

Anyway, the deadline is October 9th. Make your videos, post them at YouTube, and list the URLs here. I can’t wait to see the results.

3 comments:

Pim's Ghost said...

Mine's off the mark, since I did it as a kick-off for this whole thing and didn't know the rules. Regardless, my jihadi mental breakdown is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s1fNJQC0UE

Shellback said...

Baron,
I'm still wiping tears of laughter from eyes, as I can't help but see Big Baby with a turban.

Can't that be photoshopped?

Baron Bodissey said...

Shellback --

Yes it can. But I won't do it because (a) I'm too lazy; and (b) it would be a sin to alter The Master's work...