Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Boys Consider Britney Spears' New Album, The Year's Top Yahoo Searches, and Entertainment Weekly's List of "Sexiest Movies Ever Made"!

Two major albums "drop" today. First and most important is Kanye (the "voice of his generation") West's new album, 808's and Heartbreak (Chipnote: 808 is a reference to the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer). But let us not forget that Britney Spears makes her triumphant return today with a new album called Circus.

Chip: "There's a track here called "If You Seek Amy." Sound it out and it sounds like "F.U.C.K Me." The result is that Britney is going to have young girls all across the country singing 'fuck me,'and I believe she should be arrested for such subversiveness. She's a mother of two, for goodness sake!"

Richard: "The song is basically Britney's acknowledgement that her popularity, on some level, is based entirely on the fact that everyone wants to sleep with her. Notice also the repeated simile in the title track "Circus": "I'm like a performer." She's not a performer; she's like a performer. Britney is admitting her own insignificance here, but in so doing she's offering a trenchant commentary on contemporary celebrity. This album will ultimately make her more important than Madonna."

Chuck Klosterman: "Britney smells excellent. She smells like fruit (kiwi in particular)." (interview, "Southern Fried Sex Kitten.").


Yahoo has released the results for the top ten most popular internet searches of the year and guess who tops the list? Britney Spears. The list also includes "World Wrestling Federation," Barack Obama, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Lindsey Lohan, and an on-line game called "Runescape."

Chip: "Largely, this list confirms my belief that the internet is the lair of horny geeks who spend their days searching for nude celebrity pictures and playing fantasy games about elves and dragons. My guess is that most of the searches for Britney were attempts to find that famous panties-less paparrazi photo and also included the word "pussy."

Richard: "My guess is that most of the people who searched for the World Wrestling Federation were also running the searches for Obama in an attempt to prove he was a Muslim. However, I'm a little surprised that wrestling fans know how to use the internet."


A new list in Entertainment Weekly picks the George Clooney/Jennifer Lopez thriller Out of Sight as the sexiest movie ever made: "Soderbergh flashes forward from their flirtatious conversation to scenes of the lovemaking that results as soon as they leave the bar: The talk and the act exist simultaneously, voluptuously" (EW).

Chip: "The film has no significant nudity, which immediately disqualifies it, in my opinion. Also, a truly sexy film is not going to artsily cut back and forth between talking and sex. A truly sexy film just shows us the business."

Richard: "The sexiest film ever made is Nailin' Paylin."


Dr. Candelaria said...

What a good post, so much to talk about . . .

I've heard the new Spears album is kinda okay, but I doubt that her postmodern schtick will make her more important than Madonna (for whatever that's worth).

Oddly, yesterday Tracy started typing a question in Google, and beginning with the word "is," Barack Obama was the subject of 6 out of the 10 most popular searches, which mostly focused on his Muslim identity, his citizenship, and his blackness.

Although I too was taken aback by EW's pick of Out of Sight for the sexiest movie, I do have to say that I've only seen it once, and since then it occurs to me about once a week that I want to see it again.

I think movies can only be truly sexy if they also include talk about and around the sex. Too often a movie that just gets down to business makes me think I'm watching a documentary on the promise of steam power. After a certain point, all greased pistons are disappointingly similar.

steam power! said...

Out of Sight is a great film, but I'm not sure many viewers consider it the sexiest. But what is?

Hopefully the LC's readers will have ideas! (beyond the films in the back of Miracle Video).

I don't think Britney is actually doing anything postmodern (despite what "my" comments suggest). Or IS she?

cl.thier said...

Purposely being non-postmodernist is the newest and hippest form of postmodernism out there...didn't you know?! (Coincidentally, not knowing any of this will soon be the cutting edge of postmodernism - I call it unwillful ignorance, and it's all the rage in France.)

Sexiest film ever? That's a tough one. I'm not much of a movie buff (pun intended!), but one of the sexiest movies I ever saw was Sirens. It's got a little bit of something for everyone, including Portia de Rossi's big screen debut.