December 06, 2007

The Case Against Humanity: Alvin And The Chipmunks

An anonymous contributor writes: I've been tormented by Alvin and the Chipmunks for about two weeks now, ever since a movie poster covered the side of an entire building on the sunset strip. It's been assaulting me every morning on my way to work. Worse than the "Click" billboard, even worse than the "Nacho Libre" billboard. Seeing Alvin with a gangster hoodie pulled down over his eyes spreads Christmas cheer like nothing else; he seems to be saying, "I want a hula hoop, mothafucka!" But this sends an already criminal act into truly terrifying, pathological territory: There's only one joke in this trailer, so the studio must've believed in it enough to sell the whole movie: Alvin literally eats shit. John Waters did it first with "Pink Flamingos" over 30 years ago, and now coprophagia is family entertainment. HERE HERE! I agree wholeheartedly. That's why I created that poll.

1 comment:

stexe said...

Now that I think of it, this isn't the first time alvin and the chipmunks have pushed the envelope of taste. I still have "chipmunk punk" on vinyl, a collection of cover songs circa 1980. You remember the tv ad, right?
They do "My Sharona" without compromising the integrity of the lyrics, which have something to do about a child molester bragging about his uncontrollable urges:
"never gonna stop - give it up - such a dirty mind - I always get it up - from the touch - of the younger kind..." Hearing alvin sing those lines is beyond scary.
As for the coprophagia, I'm still wondering if it's there to make children laugh, or to inspire germans to masturbate.