In the 2006 cult favorite Idiocracy, Mike Judge provides a frighteningly hilarious satirical look at what American culture might look like in the future. In the film, the year is 2505, everyone wears Crocs, you can get handjobs at Starbucks, and the President of the United States is named Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
One scene halfway through the film shows a character named Frito sitting in his recliner watching television; specifically his favorite show, which is named “Ow My Balls!”
The humor being, of course, that “Ow My Balls!” is so unfathomably moronic, there is no way that could ever actually be a popular television program.
Well, it is with great fear and disappointment that I hereby declare Mr. Judge’s vision of a dystopian idiotic future was correct – only he placed it 491 years too far in the future; because today I saw this :
This is the “music video” for the new “single” Anaconda from “musician” Nicki Minaj. This “video” has been viewed over 112,000,000 times in the two weeks since it has been published. Those quotation marks are necessary to be able to type those words without dry heaving. While I hope that a certain portion of that traffic was driven by morbid curiosity and hate-watching, surely many million views were unironic and – dear God – enjoyed.