October 24, 2005

Mmmm Bop! Racist Mmmm Bop!

I know at least a couple of you have already seen this, but I'm just facinated by these girls. I mean, they look normal enough, right? And, I suppose they are normal in most ways, it's just the "being racist pop singers" thing that sets them, shall we say, a little atypical. I'm just trying to imagine what their songs sound like. "Oops, I Did It Again", but about talking to minorities? "Genie In A Bottle", but about Hitler? I might actually try to track down some of their tracks because the horror of it all is just too engrossing.

"Too high / Can't come down / Losing my head / Spinning round and round / Do you feel me now?"

6 comments:

OK.NOWwhat said...

Noooooooooooooooooo. Don't try to find their music. I just heard some of it on the radio this morning, and I think we can safely assume that these scary little chicks are going NOWHERE. Bad. Truly, truly TRULY, bad. Badbadbad.

MosBen said...

Wow, welcome to the site! We always love new readers, and especially new commenters. I think I'm going to have to find some of their music though; it's too much like a train wreck that you can't look away from.

sarah said...

i want to hear it when you find it. they're like the sweet valley twins, only full of pure evil.

as a note - i love their little smiley hitler faced t-shirts.

sarah said...

britney spears - toxic

Noumena said...

I had a very similar reaction to seeing Hell House a few years back. For those of you who aren't familiar, this is a documentary about a very fundamentalist, evangelical church in a suburb of Dallas, which puts on a 'Hell House' every Halloween. A Hell House is like a haunted house, only featuring scenes of teenage mothers dying in abortion clinics rather than people in Jason masks waving around chainsaws. Think of a live, walk-through version of a Chick Tract. (Incidentally, I'm paraphrasing from my own perspective; the documentary is very well-done, and very fair to the members of the church.)

Anyway, the members of the church don't look at all unusual. If you saw them in Target or Costco, you probably wouldn't look twice. But there is a scene in which the ordinary-looking members of the ordinary-looking family at the centre of the film speak in tongues, and talk about the experience of speaking in tongues, and it is a jarring moment as you realize that these people have a perspective on the world that's radically different from your own.

MosBen said...

Ok, having now heard some of their stuff, I think the real tragedy is that nobody has probably told these girls that, message aside, their stuff really really sucks.