Hole, "Violet"

>> Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I just got nothin' today. No politics, no pop culture, no Wookie humor (well, okay, maybe a little Wookie humor1). So, y'know, here's Hole performing "Violet" on SNL in '94, with a segue into a classic Goffin/King number:







People are always claiming "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" was meant ironically. I don't know that I'm buying. Might have something to do with the fact that Phil Spector gave the tune to The Crystals, and the gods know that while Spector may have been one of the best fucking producers in music history and one of the implacable forces shaping modern pop, dude doesn't seem to have met a woman he wouldn't hit... or shoot in the face. Then again, I'm not sure I buy the idea that led to the song being widely banned: that it's an endorsement of domestic violence. I think there's a middle ground somewhere in there, where a song can be horrible and tasteless and poorly thought out and just kind of reprehensibly clueless, and that's the ground occupied by "He Hit Me". It's just an awful, fucked-up song that doesn't educate, illustrate, provoke or accomplish anything that justifies the vague sugary vileness of it; here's where Courtney Love's various approaches to it actually get to the essence of the song, the real heart of it: that it's just ugly and awful (and, in the present instance, a fitting coda to a song that screeches, "You should learn how to say no.... Go on, take everything, take everything, I dare you to," with implied sexual violence/victimization). But this feels like déjà vu all over again.






1

Hrronh hrronh!

Who's there?

Hrrrrrrooonnnah!

Hrrrrrrooonnnah who?

Hrrrrrrooonnnah rrrrrrohhhnhnhn!




A Wookie walks into a bar with a duck under his arm. The bartender says, "Hey, you can't bring a duck in here!" So the Wookie puts the duck down, rips off the bartender's left arm and beats him with it while the bartender passes out from blood loss!




One morning, a man answered a knock on his door and found a Wookie on his doorstep. So he asked the Wookie what she wanted and the Wookie said, "Hrraahhnahhhhhhhhhhh!" So the man said he'd pay the Wookie fifty dollars to paint his porch. Well, an hour later, the Wookie knocks at the door again, and the man says, "Did you finish the porch already?" And the Wookie says, "Hrrrrronh hrrrrrraaaaanh rrrrrrronh! Hrrrranhnhhh rrronh hraaaaaaah!"




A priest, a rabbi and a protestant minister walk into a bar, and the Wookie tending the bar says, "Hrrrrnh?"



5 comments:

Tom Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 6:42:00 PM EDT  

A little Wookie humor is known as Ewok humor.

WendyB_09 Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 10:09:00 PM EDT  

Hey, I ran into a real Wookie on Sunday...I can say with authority Wookies are very tall.

Yes, I was at DragonCon this weekend, whyever do you ask?

timb111 Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 10:12:00 PM EDT  

Here to go with your Wookie "humour".

And you can order a T-Shirt as well.

Eric Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 9:11:00 AM EDT  

@timb111 That is one cute shirt. Every now and again I regret not having kids. Occasionally.

timb111 Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 2:58:00 PM EDT  

Kids are a big pain. I'm never going to have any of them again.

I ordered the shirts for my grandkids. My recommendation is to skip having kids and go straight to grandchildren. They're a lot of fun and you can send them home when they're grumpy.

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