|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2015-07-08 |
This episode is about aliens giving us all of their technology to fix the Earth in exchange for all of our black people.
|The Mothership - 2015-07-08 |
I just got done reading George's new memoir called "Brothas be, yo, like George, ain't that funkin' kinds hard on you?"
We all knew that George Clinton did a lot of acid and smoked a lot of cocaine, but he is also like a super paranoid conspiracy theorist. He probably believes in gangstalking.
Boomer The Dog
I'm kind of surprised about George being into conspiracy, but when I think about it, maybe it's not so much of a surprise. His bands always seemed to be funkin' for fun musically, but then there was America Eats Its Young with Funky Dollar Bill and Eulogy And Light, then Cosmic Slop with the title track, and March To The Witch's Castle, directly about the Vietnam War.
A lot of artists were doing music about social problems and hard issues in the early 1970s though. George solo seems to go a little farther into the fringe though. I'd actually think he'd take out most of his wrath on the record companies rather than be a conspiracist.
In the book, did George talk about the cartoon series that was to be based on Parliament-Funkadelic in the later 1970s? In an old rock book by Lillian Roxon, she mentioned that Parliament's appeal was becoming great enough that a cartoon on the band was considered, but then the idea never happened.
Oh, another thing in Lillian's account was that some of the inspiration for their music came when their plane was buzzed by an 'honest-to-ohm flying saucer'. Sure, that seems like a fun back story for a band to have, but I wonder if the notion has affected George more seriously than that?
I never knew that there was any TV show called Cosmic Slop!
|Nominal - 2015-07-08 |
That news anchor was the captain in Wing Commander 3 & 4!
|Tobster - 2015-07-09 |
This is based on a story by Derrick Bell, who taught at Harvard Law School. I remember a few years ago some right wing sites claimed that Bell radicalized Obama and this story was used as an example of Bell's extreme views.
|That guy - 2015-07-09 |
|yogarfield - 2015-07-09 |
this is for reagan
|chumbucket - 2015-07-09 |
I know/knew nothing of this until now. Thanks poeTV! (gun fingers, wink, sparkle teeth)
|memedumpster - 2015-07-09 |
Haha,fuck you, Hartford!
This kicked ass.
|Binro the Heretic - 2015-07-09 |
I remember this. Seeing the people herded into beams of light that sucked them up to who knows what fate was deeply disturbing.
The part of me that always wants a happy ending wanted the end to be the aliens saying, "Oh, my God, you actually voted to sell your fellow human beings to aliens? What the fuck is wrong with you? You know what? This was a test and you people failed HARD. We're not trusting shitheads like you with our advanced technology. We're still taking these folks away, of course, to protect them from YOU. Enjoy your homogenous planet, assholes. Good luck inventing awesome pop culture without any black people. Hope you enjoy waltzing and polkas, bitches."
I also remember a shithead at work who thought this was a comedy. "Ha-ha-ha! Those aliens wanted to squeeze all the black out of 'em!" was his response.
Yes, he was as big an asshole as you would expect. It later came out that he had changed his name and moved to our state in an effort to avoid paying child support.
Rodents of Unusual Size
This story was actually a really good metaphor for slavery and exploitation, and it's a shame that it wasn't made into a series. The other two episodes were pretty awful, though. I genuinely get a kick out of the beginning with the floating head of George Clinton waxing poetically. It's just as good an idea as Rod Sterling standing around narrating things.
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