[Noisebridge-discuss] Science for Juggalos

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 16:16:51 PDT 2010


So, I discussed this with a friend of mine who's from Alaska, and
ended up here for computer science. Between the two of us we can
sometimes bridge the gap between liberal atheist elitist and
anti-logical hick. I think that although the song is mind-blowing
dumb, it's clearly trying to express something positive (which is
equally mind-blowing, coming from ICP) and it's basically saying that
all of that shit is amazing and that they don't want to understand it
because it ruins the magic.

I think it would be nice if this stunt wasn't totally disrespectful of
willful ignorance. Although I sometimes find it revolting (like, say
politically) I think that it's not really a bad thing in the context
of rainbows and pyramids. I think facepaint is not a bad way to go,
and that one-sentence explanations of scientific concepts is also a
good plan. As an education researcher who specializes in teaching kids
who don't want to learn, I have a ton of sympathy for people who find
science mystifying to the point of frustration, distrust, and anger.

The superiority aspect of a science fair making fun of the song is
potentially pretty nasty. Anyone can kick a retard in the face. I hope
you guys can manage to poke fun at that song without being total dicks
in the name of Science.

-Kelly

PS. More CGI pyramids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDXnk6RKs5E

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:56, davidfine <d at vidfine.com> wrote:
> There are three reasons I think face paint and lab coats would be a good
> costume:
> 1. More absurd == entertaining documentation, imagine how it would look
> on boingboing
> 2. Better reception w/ Juggalos, pranks that are too "us vs. them" don't
> yeild as much interesting interaction
> 3. It's scientifically proven that costumes remove inhibition, it will
> help us be more outgoing and animated
> --D
>
> On 6/1/10 11:29 AM, Christie Dudley wrote:
>> Hm.  Well, the "good guys" have lab coats and face paint in the video,
>> while the "lyin' scientists" don't.  I can see arguments for both
>> sides, although I do think that the face paint will help you get a
>> better reception.
>>
>> Then again, I'm not going to be there either.
>>
>> Christie
>
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