I don’t even know anymore

So this video has been making the rounds on the internet and I honestly can no longer tell what is real and what isn’t.
Here’s the thing…Clearly there is something wrong with this guy. Either he’s actually like that and living in an “American Idol” like haze of delusion OR he’s a dude making fun of learning disabled people. Either way, someone is responsible for this shit and needs to step forward and explain themselves.
This being the internet, I did some minor investigating. What I came across was a bunch of videos of this guy covering famous songs.

He speaks pretty normally. Doesn’t seem to be a person with special needs (not any more than your typical “person who covers songs badly in their bedroom for youtube” does). Nope. He seems like he’s more mentally competent than, say, the chocolate rain guy. I’d guess this dude lands squarely between “internet troll” and “Delusional American Idol haze”. Even knowing that…I still don’t get it. So deep.
As far as the video in the headline, specifically, I have so many questions.
First off, how did they get THAT girl to be in the video. She’s legit hot and she never even cracks a knowing smile. Clearly, she heard the song playing back while they we’re filming right? Or maybe she just thought someone was killing dolphins nearby? Perhaps she doesn’t speak english or something?
Secondly, I realize that making a decent looking video is pretty cheap nowadays. But other videos of this “so bad they’re good” nature That were made by people who are not in on their own joke, typically look like shit. stuff like these two classics.


But this video looks decent. I mean, it’s not like Hype Williams directed it but it’s at least in focus and edited well.
Thirdly, when i think about the steps it takes to get a video made…it’s pretty impressive. This dude recorded this song. Someone made a beat for him. He did multiple takes (Maybe?), he got it mixed and maybe even mastered (unlikely). He then played it for someone else who was like “yeah, I’ll make a video for that”. They then casted the video , shot it, edited it and gave it to the world. All that happened for this to exist. It blows my mind. I suppose my question would be How? Why? What?

This video brings me back to something I’ve harped on before. I no longer have the ability to tell what is real and what is not. There was a time when satire or parody always tipped it’s hat just a little. Even the guys from Turquoise Jeep , which had a few people scratching their heads, let on just enough for you to know it was a joke.

But there is a new generation of videos that somehow fall between parody and just being the worst things ever made. Without question, they’re entertaining. I can’t lie. I watch all those videos repeatedly. But , part of the humor of them is how authentic they really are. If this dude is a normal guy who’s making fun of retarded people, then he’s kind of an asshole. But , if he’s actually like that and just a guy who made a song, then that makes us and the people who helped make this video/song (who clearly were aware of his “quirky” disposition) assholes for laughing at him. I remember back in the day, when Corky from the tv show “life goes on” released an album.

If you don’t know or remember, Chris Burke was an actor with downs syndrome. On “Life goes on” he played Corky and become both inspirational to many people with learning disabilities ,as well as the punch line to many jokes to assholes (myself included…I was in high school. it was par for the course). Anyway, his album of songs came out and , on paper, my dickhead friends and I expected it to be a laugh riot. However, when we finally heard it. It wasn’t funny. It was just…awkward and kinda depressing. Not cause he was such a terrible singer (he was, though) but cause we realized that making fun of this poor dude was really unfair. It was a real jolt of compassion that hadn’t been there prior to hearing his songs.
Seeing this video kinda gives me that same feeling. I feel bad for the dude (assuming he’s for real). He’s nowhere near Corky. In fact, he seems pretty normal when he’s not singing. By “Normal” i mean, he’s just your typical moron on youtube. That kinda person makes up like 93% of all people in first world countries. Sure, he’s ripe for mockery. So much so that it would be in bad taste to even bother. I just can’t shake the feeling of “how did this get made?”.
Now, I don’t wanna sound like the PC police here. If you’ve watched and laughed at this video, I get it. I definitely was pretty floored the first time I saw it. It’s insane. I see that. As much as this may seem like it, I’m really not trying to be captain buzzkill here. It’s just I truly want to know more. About this guy. About the process it took to make the video. Everything. So, this is where you, the reader, comes in and tells me what’s what. I’m sure some of you must know some background on this shit. Please…explain it to me. Like I’m a 3rd grader. Also, explain this , while your at it. I’m at a total loss.

27 thoughts on “I don’t even know anymore

  1. I’m with you on this one regarding delusional and “American Idol” hopeful. Do I think he has some type of disability? Yes, because when he speaks he just doesn’t seem 100% competent. As for the music videos, he must have a REALLY good friend or family member with equipment. The internet can be a blessing and a curse…

  2. You forgot one key thing in your analysis, the thirst for internet fame knows no bounds. To me it’s obvious that this guy is trolling, he knows that he can’t sing that well so instead of continuing to make videos that only got a couple hundred views like that Frank Ocean cover he went full retard and is getting his YouTube 15 seconds. That hot girl in the video is in on the joke, no way she dances that bad on accident and she’s laughing at the end. Dude basically said fuck it and went for YouTube infamy.

  3. i was watching this at work and a dude walked by that seemed to know what was going on with it, he seemed already aware that it was some kind of spoof.

    • Youtube comments tell a different story. I don’t think any random dude is gonna just know if this guy is serious or not. I think we all HOPE he’s joking but how can we be sure?

      • Because he sings 100% better in all his actual covers? I immediately checked his other videos and when he’s actually trying he sounds pretty decent, I mean he’s definitely not a good singer but it sounds similar and he’s not wailing like a dying animal like he is in his original song. I think he had actual lyrics and like you said he just went full retard and that way people can’t really hate on his voice because it’s TOO bad to care.

      • I mean, he’s better in those videos but his voice is still beyond terrible even when he’s not yelping like he does in the video. I kinda feel like that “style” he chose was him trying to be interesting…or he’s clowning. I honestly can’t tell.

  4. If the girl is smart… she may be banking on the fact that this guy is so terrible he was bound to go viral… and then she would end up on TMZ or something and land so “modelling” gigs or something off the “viral exposure” (sounds like a killer porn title)…

    If she’s smart… that is.

  5. Maybe he comes from money, and his family wants him to “follow his dreams” or whatever, so they get the best production they can find to help him? If I was a dude who made beats or videos and someone like this wanted to throw a bunch of money at me for my services, I doubt I’m turning that shit down no matter how bad dude is.

  6. Yo, this is my friend. Why r u hating? Hes getting his Youtbue shine on right now and your not. He keeps getting better and will be a big star having songs with Drake and Kendrick Lamar, while your working at Mickey Ds and you know it. We all encourage him and will be laughing when were in the limoseens drinking crystal and your at home with your moms. What is your msuic? Nothing. No one cares.

  7. I really hope that last one was real ^…also that last video…..I…I…um..I think we have a clue….way too much molly..holy shit..perplexed ..ain’t no toppin ya block, aint no toppin ya

  8. Just a random comment here, but did you know that FEBRUARY 13TH has officially been declared “V-HUDGENS DAY” (no it hasn’t, I just made that up)

    Happy vuhudgens day to you, Blockhead!

    -You’re Welcome (for ruining your day)

      • You must not have clicked the link then…a wise choice if you feel so strongly about the starlet. She’s in her first “gritty” role as a homeless pregnant teen and Rosario Dawson plays her mom…a manifestation equally as “gritty”

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