Author Topic: Kanye West - "Can't Tell Me Nothing" featuring Zach Galifianakis and B.P. Billy  (Read 5282 times)

Ason

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WOW. this video is not
I love how everything boils down to black vs white, rich vs poor for people. It must make life so easy to think that way.

yeah, you're right..... but it IS also about race and class too

It's almost impossible for things in America to not be about skin colour and money.

They're lampooning rap video cliches in a funny way (the humping, tractor hydraulics) but that in itself reduces it some kind of minstrelsy. But then again as a rap fan that is what the overwhelming amount of rap vids are. I really can't blame people who only understand the culture from the outside or periphery.

It's hard to think of how they could have done it and not touched on those issues. It could have been way worse Jamie Kennedy levels of putrid. But still I got a kick out of it.

But let's not turn our brains off here.
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erika

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do you follow zach's work other than this video? it might give a different view of things. that's HIS tractor, and he tends to be a bit of a humper.

dunno. maybe i follow it too closely. at any rate, here are his other videos:

http://www.theclawproductions.com/work/fionaforclaw.mov

http://www.theclawproductions.com/work/ZachAnita.mov


my brain is very much turned on. (can you fix the quote above so you can see what i'm talkin about?  ???)
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Omar

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"Pete Velcro"

Wow. This video is not entirely absurd. Sure it has cows and swiss miss girls and Will Oldham, but ...

But not the Swiss Miss!

The bottom line: Kanye asked Zach to make a video.  Zach made the video.  The video is very funny and good! 
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Sarah

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I found it funny at first, but then it just went on too long for me, I'm afraid. 

Omar

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Comedy and pathos.

"no that dude is irish/german...pretty sure amish ppl dont drink or smoke...i gota admit tho this is pretty funny" - anancy

"lmfaooooo funny as hell... The dude was in Fiona Apple's music video for the song, "Not About Love". Word is Kanye likes Fiona Apple's music lol. I guess thats why he's here. And no he's not Amish if he has a tractor...." - GOODlova

"The ironic thing here, is that shiny red tractor costs real money - - certainly more than many whips you see on the street. Wish I had one..." - nuance