Sunday, October 24, 2010

In defense of Jackass 3D

I watched Jackass 3D the other day and I make no apologies. Something about dumb humor appeals to my humanity and I thoroughly enjoyed the agony and revulsion the movie inspired. It was funny.

A couple of years ago, I read that one of the oldest jokes ever recorded dealt with farts: “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap.” I guess you had to be there, but it dates back 4000 years to Sumer, the cradle of human civilization, so maybe I just have my finger on the pulse of mankind and you’re the asshole.

My only criticism of Jackass 3D is that it didn’t really need to be in 3D. Perhaps that was too sophisticated for me. I only appreciated the feature when Chris Pontius stringed a remote controlled helicopter to his full-frontal man parts, and via 3D technology, flew it out to interact with millions of people across the planet. That was somehow transcendental for me.


JennAventures said...


C. Andres Alderete said...

4. Philosophy.
a. Scholasticism. above all possible modes of the infinite.
b. Kantianism. transcending experience; not realizable in human experience. Compare transcendental ( defs. 5a, c ).
c. (in modern realism) referred to, but beyond, direct apprehension; outside consciousness.

Dreamfarm Girl said...

when is 3D coming to the Netflix home experience, because that is the only way I am going to see it. I may be becoming a hermit or at least an antimoviehousegoer. it's just too much trouble. As for the ancient joke, why am I not surprised?

carma said...

I'm puzzled why every movie these days has to be in 3D. I hate 3D. Otherwise I'm sure I would be heading out to see Jackass after reading your description of the remote control genius-ry.

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