Look, it’s another ‘Wrecking Ball’ parody
There’s always that one pop culture phenomenon you can talk about when conversation dips. We usually bond over our shared ridicule at said phenomenon, or common criticism that such a thing would dare show its face (and then some) to a cultured, quality-demanding society like ours.
Yet we have no filter when it comes to appreciating the offerings of Reddit, 9gag, Imgur, and other study break fare that the Internet serves up. So it comes as no surprise that when Miley followed up her rebellious “We Can’t Stop” video and came in like a wrecking ball, we may have felt a little like this:
Most often, though, we end up laughing at and with the artist who was ballsy enough to create it. Especially when it’s something that manages to combine the hilarity of Psy with Kim’s penchant for scandal and Honey Boo Boo’s amateur, um, charm. And I think we should talk about it. Or, we could talk about the subculture of Wrecking Ball parodies that burgeoned overnight, and showcase the creativity, spontaneity and animal spirit that CC tells us the human condition is all about.
And it’s creating waves—and wreckage—on college campuses. Grand Valley State University students took their parody to a whole new level of artistic innovation. Their overzealous use of the campus’ very own wrecking ball sculpture to appropriate Ms. Cyrus resulted in it being torn down. Artistic license, hello?
The parodies have their side effects, too. Nicholas Cage was good enough to lend us his unlimited range of expression for one of the most popular spin-offs, which will undoubtedly leave you only a little disturbed.
And then there’s this adorable reminder that just because Hannah Montana is no more, it doesn’t mean things can’t be PG-13.
So begin thy weekend with the promise that there may be more where those came from. As the weather drops and you begin to wonder where the first month of school went, it may well be a good time to start taking ourselves less seriously.
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