#841


It is objectively bizarre how United States has adopted an extremely horny breakup song as a national funeral rite. Like... the content of this suggests that all of those children were sad because 9/11 robbed them of having great sex with their dead parents. It's like when a solid decade of couples in the U.S. demanded the DJ play The One I Love by REM at their wedding receptions.
#842

cars posted:

all of those children were sad because 9/11 robbed them of having great sex with their dead parents


lol

#843
also lol that people need 15 videos to remember 9/11 on cnn. the way i remember is that whenever i think about the people that did it, i know that i can always call them directly at the phone number which is identical to the date that it happened.
#844

liceo posted:

lol



It's one of those things where i just ignored it until it swelled up to elephant size, like fatal edema in a Roman emperor's legs. Back when Zack Snyder used "Hallelujah" in a comic book movie in 2012, Cohen said something along the lines of, "I've always been a big believer in how my songs can have different meanings for different people, but some people are saying we need to call a moratorium on using this one, and they might be right." And still, like, it may have been a dumb movie, but at least Snyder used the song during an actual sex scene.

Then, I am told, Snyder's recent 4-hour long vanity edit of his 2017 comic book movie has a cover of "Hallelujah" by Allison Crowe in the end credits. And the reason it's there is the same reason that Snyder garnered a lot of extreme sympathy from what would otherwise be seen as a product of just pure insane ego given the possible ceiling on the quality of this four (4) hour long movie. It's probably the biggest reason Snyder could even get that many people to help him release his highly reengineered version of this crappy movie at all.

Crowe's cover of "Hallelujah" is there as a means for Snyder to dedicate his version of the movie to his daughter, because his daughter died in the middle of making that movie, in a way that was admittedly a pretty fucked up experience for him as her dad, and that's why he bowed out of finishing it in the first place. And Zack Snyder had Allison Crowe perform "Hallelujah" at his daughter's funeral, so Crowe's cover is also in the end credits of the movie. Which, I am also told, is still mainly about Superman punching Batman into cop cars.

So... okay. There are often many valid readings to a work. I'm sure his daughter liked the song a lot. I'll play out as much sympathy rope as I need to hang myself.

But you have to tune out, like... MOST of the lyrics... to even PRETEND this one song is NOT about some guy talking about how good the sex was with this girl he used to fuck. And Snyder already specifically acknowledged, right up there at the surface level of the text, that the song was about fucking. In case anyone in his audience had missed that. He played the song in his extremely similar superhero movie five years previous, while two characters fucked, their act of fucking to "Hallelujah" also raising to the level of text the idea that superheroes are a crass manifestation of fetishistic sexual desire...

It leads me to these real pd187-style ideas about how this famous Hollywood guy thought of his own daughter. Maybe your kid's favorite song was Pony by Ginuwine. But if you had a billion Hollywood bux, you wouldn't ask Paloma Faith to do a half-tempo cover of Pony at your daughter's funeral, not if you were a person in real life instead of, like, a character written by Jon Glaser.

But this one guy pretty much did that anyway as an expression of personal soulful investment in his terrible movie. He knew the song was about fucking, used it to draw attention to costumed superheroes fucking, waited five years, then played the exact same song at the end of a movie about costumed superheroes to sanctify his daughter's memory.

He is not a lone weirdo. He's the zeitgeist. Everyone's doing it, this sex fuck cum song is treated as a normal sad funeral song now, presumably because Western funerals always used to have people singing hymns and this song has an important Hymn Word as its name and part of its chorus.

And, like, I know people don't listen to lyrics when something's just on in the background or played over a movie scene. I get that. I even get how people planning their weddings or dancing with their new spouse would not listen to the actual words to The One I Love by REM, even though there are very few of them and they're repeated over and over and playing that as a wedding is pretty much saying "It won't last a year" to everyone there.

But how do you sit there at a funeral or memorial and listen to "Hallelujah" in an even half-active way when it's being used as an expression of grief toward a dead relative and not be like, "Wait this is... this is about sex. There's no way this isn't about some guy thinking about some great sex he had and how sad he is that he can't have that great sex anymore."

The entire country now solemnly pledges allegiance to this suck-and-fuck song as a tribute, specifically, to thousands of now-grown children still mourning the loss of their parents. It's on CNN and Jake Tapper is the host. post ITT whenever Western etc.

#845

cars posted:

But how do you sit there at a funeral or memorial and listen to "Hallelujah" in an even half-active way when it's being used as an expression of grief toward a dead relative and not be like, "Wait this is... this is about sex. There's no way this isn't about some guy thinking about some great sex he had and how sad he is that he can't have that great sex anymore."

The entire country now solemnly pledges allegiance to this suck-and-fuck song as a tribute, specifically, to thousands of now-grown children still mourning the loss of their parents. It's on CNN and Jake Tapper is the host. post ITT whenever Western etc.


#846
thanks, cars. i guess that also explains why they used it in the hit movie "Shrek"
#847

cars posted:

It leads me to these real pd187-style ideas about how this famous Hollywood guy thought of his own daughter.


in that case, do NOT think too hard about sucker punch!!