Maybe I'm a grumpy old man but, I don't get it (or IDGI as the kids are texting).
A Vine-sized YouTube video featuring actor Nicolas Cage's face on Miley Cyrus' (sometimes naked) body is all over my social media feeds today... but for the life of me I cannot figure out why.
In case you have been too busy with the news about Syria, or Benghazi, or the biker rally in D.C., let me nutshell this for you: Miley put out a video for her song "Wrecking Ball" in which she appears naked. And because there are no other places on the Internet to see naked people, this video became a huge smash.
Now someone has taken a small snippet of that video and deftly covered Miley's heavily lipsticked face with that of Hollywood workhorse Nicolas Cage.
Other than that voice he used in "Peggy Sue Got Married," what has Nic Cage done to deserve this?
OK... that has some weight to it. Although having a record-breaking video on the Internet might not exactly qualify Miley for being down on her luck.
Buzzfeed gave the clip the "Sorry, not sorry" treatment and called it "Terrifying."
IMO, Nic's noggin on Miley's bod may be disturbing, but terrifying? THIS is terrifying.
Mashable thinks this video could be the result of the Web knocking back one too many drinks, and warns that once you see it you won't be able to "unsee" it. Which, really, is the case for most things you see. Terrifying, or otherwise.
I can appreciate the artistry. This editor did a bang-up job of face-offing Cyrus and Cage.
But still I have to wonder why.
Maybe IDGI for the same reasons some people won't watch TV shows with spaceships or zombies, no matter how much I tell them how amazing they are.
Seriously people. Get past the cyborgs and you'll see the Battlestar Galactica reboot was really an allegory for the war on terro... sorry -- tangent.
So help an old, jaded, suspicious, humorless dude out. You tell me. What is the purpose of this?
"Art" is an acceptable answer, by the way. When it comes to art, I get it... even if IDGI.
One last thing: If you ARE having problems "unseeing" the Miley/Nic Cage Wrecking Ball mashup, the Gregory Brothers have a version that could actually make you say, "Hey, that's a pretty good song."
Now get offa my lawn.
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