Thursday, June 30, 2016

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - A critical analysis of Ep.4

Sorry, globes have no answers.

  We start-out with the 3 kids sitting again at a table in a room.  Some details include a blast-from-the-past of a mini-Malcolm figurine on the mantle on the right.  Many people who grazed religion, such as buddhism, often have a keepsake figurine like that.  I've seen homes with golden-painted Buddhas tucked away somewhere, or a Ganesh elephant-head god on a shelf.  The icon kept, the faith lost and forgotten, remnants of a past time, one of hopeful spirituality lost by laziness or corruption.  We also get to see more proof of Dad-Roy and Yellow-Kid together on a family portrait. 

Episode 4 - Digital World

Always-present mouse-hole / rat-hole.  19th of June again.  The closest one to getting to the center, to the door in the board-game is the Red-Guy (who's the oldest).  He's the closest to escaping this world.  1906 also appears in the pink-sticky on the pin-up cork-board with the dad's name, Roy.

Red-Guy picks up a mystery card and the milk carton has the three kids on it (from the older lost-children on a milk-container reference from the 1980's and 1990's.)  They expect the answer from the globe, which is humorous, as the globe really has no answers they seek.  Many kids look there for answers but almost none get an answer they're looking for.  Biggest thing in the world?  Would a globe know?  Nope.  Just borders and continents and oceans.  The kids expect the globe to talk but it never gets a chance.  They're used to talking mascots at this point from the programming they've been receiving.

The computer pipes-up and interrupts the globe.  Behind, a chart has 19-06-55 on it.  Another June 19th, 1955 reference in the British showing of a date.  US would be 06-19-55 of course.  Computer's song says the time is 19:06 as well.  Red-Guy is often interrupted during the song start and we don't get his name when asked.  Oats are a recurring theme in this episode.  Oats seemingly must be found.  This is a mystery still, however.  The computer refuses to answer anything until you answer all of its personal questions, which is a nice allusion to many websites these days.  Sure, you may get an answer (or most often not) but first you have to give your name, birthday, etc.  

Creepy Dad-Roy stands and waits in the darkness.

 The kids are sent to a computer-world.  Strangely, number 7 is the only number that's unhappy.  Not sure why.  This might mean the 7th episode is going to be very dangerous as a clue.  Yellow-Kid realizes it's all a simulation video-game as an avatar-character that he controls.  Here, the clown-picture is allowed to exist, whereas before it was painted black.  This digital-fantasy world allows things.  Oats exist here too.

Virtual friends.

Computer announces there's 3 things to do in this world, charts, digital-"style", and digital-"dancing" fun.  Eventually charts are about useless and there's nothing behind option 1.  When computers were introduced in the home-mass-market, charts were often displayed on a box (like the Commodore 64) to make things seem useful.  Look!  Useful charts! 

Digital STYLE!  Only Bird-Guy's brain remains and turns into a monster.

   Ultimately, however, it's just all fun and games.  The reality is it's just all about fun and games.  "Hey, look!  Nothing!  Digital-style!  Digital-dancing, hey, this is FUN!"  Things start to distort.

Soon, the other two kids are gone, leaving Red-Guy.  A chord leaves the room.  Dad-Roy sits in the dark corner ominously.  It's time for Red-Guy alone.  He knows the kids digitally and they exist temporarily in the empty chairs.  Like a digital friendship online, they exist only momentarily.  Red-Guy is becoming like Dad-Roy: an adult, consumed by the internet and reality of things.  He leaves the room and follows the chord into another kitchen seen in Episode 1.

The kitchen is a set.  Everything he knew is fake.  Bird-Guy is actually a real duck.  Yellow-Kid is a balloon with a tape-recorder.  Red-Guy is portrayed as a red mop.  The tape-deck of Yellow-Kid says, "I'm going to paint a picture of a clown." from Episode 1 and, "My dad is a computer." from Episode 2, and "You are not invited to the party." This means the "party" is the childhood fun and promises.  Body-stocking-wearing stage-hands cut the scene.  Reality as he knew it is all a lie, and Red-Guy's head explodes.

  Red-Guy sees behind the lies of cartoons, TV, mascots, and other controlling influences.  The magic is ruined by information and knowledge.  Red-Guy has become aware and has moved beyond the kid-stage-world.  Ultimately he never gets his answer to the question in the game.  Just like Internet Searches, we get inundated with distractions and false, misleading "digital fun".  At first, some useful stuff but so much more useless stuff as well, and of the stuff we do get, the knowledge we seek, it's all distorted anyway.

Pretty cool episode.  Oats omnipresent as a clue to the next episode.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Captain America - Civil War, the worst movie ever made

 Can't we all get along and gay-it-up?

  This movie was the blockbuster film of the year and it makes me want to leave this country in disgust.  It tries to come-off as being smart and action-y but ends up being retarded and boring.  Here's the synopsis:

Oh, this movie so so GAY!

  The Avengers destroy cities and so the UN makes a document so that when they "save the day" they don't blow up everything all the time, using The Avengers and other super-heroes more carefully.  In the meantime, Bucky (Winter Soldier) wants to find out where he was brainwashed in Russia for something to do because his character is very boring and needs some depth. One Avenger looks at the document on a random page.  None of The Avengers bother to read the UN document (known as the Sokovia Accords in Marvel Universe lore).  Half of them don't want to sign anything, particularly Captain America for no good reason.  Baron von Zemo (who's super-cool in Marvel comics) is costumeless and boring here and tries to add some extra monkey-wrench tension behind-the-scenes on both Bucky's and the unsigned document matters a tiny bit.  Captain America goes and gets Ant Man and Ironman goes and gets Spiderman and they fight uselessly at what seems to be an abandoned German airport (?) for a bit over who's gonna sign or not, but, of course, they just fight without any real damage for the sake of it like little kids might in a playground.  The non-signers get "arrested" by SHIELD and Bucky finds the brainwash place long-abandoned with the help of Captain America and Ironman finds him there and they fight again and eventually taken-in by SHIELD and put in "jail" until they sign.

Captain Hello-Kitty-Gay

  What's amusing is that Trey Parker and Matt Stone of Southpark fame did this with Team America  back in 2004 when Paris was wrecked.  Story problems are everywhere and cinematography is some of the worst ever made.  Do you like shaky-cam?  This is the whole movie.  It's like the camera was put into a paint-shaker.  The camera scenes are like being thrown in an off-aligned washing machine on full-spin.  The camera is like Michael J. Fox on cocaine during an earthquake and he has to pee real bad during a Grand Mal seizure while Mike Tyson is punching him and the camera.  This is the most extreme cut-scene, shaky-cam film of all time.  The idea of shaky-cam is to "promote extra excitement" but it was completely played-out by the end of Gladiator in 2000 some 16 years ago.  The extreme jump-cut scenes lasting only 0.5 seconds (or less) was cartoonishly over-used in Quantum of Solace in 2008 to a nauseating effect (with less but some shaky-cam) ruining the very interesting Aston Martin versus Blofeld-inspired Alfa Romeo car chase at the beginning of the film.  Ultimately, both film-styles of hyper-speed jump-cutting or shaky-camera techniques should be used VERY sparingly, maybe for one or two seconds at-most in a film (as well as lens-flare, I'm talking to you JJ).

  I was sitting fairly close when I went to watch CA:CW and had to move 5 rows back as most of the audience was getting motion-sickness.  Most of the audience complained about it and began filtering back, grumbling.  Colors and contrast-ratios were also poor.  Consider early John Carpenter works where the contrast-ratios are high, creating shadows and depth.  Nope.  Contrast is zero'ed here.  No depth of field.  Just blah.  Sound dynamics were equally neutral and compressed and poorly done, talking the same volume as massive explosions.

  Some vomit-worthy issues were based around the assembly of the "big payout" fight at the unusually abandoned though seemingly fully-functioning airport (did everyone just evacuate?)  This seems so .. cheap.  Captain America just picking-up Ant Man for no reason except for the big-fight, only to be dropped-off afterwards is eye-rolling, "Oh, let's just get him, use him, and then drop him off.. because.. more Avengers and reasons).  Likewise, 15 minutes is dedicated to getting Spiderman (seemingly age 16) in New York by Tony Stark is odd.  Aunt May is expertly played happily by America's 1980's sweetheart, Marisa Tomei who's a surprise/delight but then is fine with Tony just going into her son's room with the door locked (and strange noises) with an eccentric and known-drunkard.  She never questions it!  Oddly, Peter Parker is taking Algebra in school at age 16.  I took it when I was 12 back in 1982.  Schools teach it in 5th-grade now, sometimes 4th grade (age 9).  I was taking Calculus when I was 16 and I'm no mythical-genius Peter Parker!  Not likely would a school hold-back Peter to re-take Algebra.  Stupid writing.  Algebra is grade-school stuff.  Sorry, Liberal-Left, math-deficient, Californian pot-heads, you're showing your ignorance and failed life-choices here.

Do you even von Zemo?

  Baron von Zemo (here known as Helmut Zemo) is an impotent sub-villain.  In Marvel Comics he's amazing, maybe as amazing as Dr. Doom.  Here, he's just a nerdy, tiny little man who sort of aggravates the situation to slow-up progress mildly.  ScarJo (she hates that btw) mentions that everyone's "pulling their punches" which is true (making the whole showdown stupid) and changes her mind at the last moment and switches sides, I guess because "a girl can change her mind"?  No reasons there, just a plot-exit.


  It all leads-up to a useless fight of more destruction that makes no sense as they're not too serious about it like some safe Pokemon battle where no one gets really hurt much.  It's all quite childish, not something an adult would ever do.  Spidey and Ant Man steal the show here, the others just mucking about.

Original Civil War Marvel Universe fight-scene.  Sony hijacked many of these characters to ill-effect.

  Such a waste of time, the whole movie.  Probably the worst I've seen ever.  I even prefered Manos: Hands of Fate more than this junk.  Action-y?  Sure, when you can actually see it.  I'm not a slow-vision kind of guy.  I've raced motorcycles and taken them to track days and placed against pros.  I've driven over 160mph in sports-cars many times.  I'm a semi-professional sword-fighter and a Kung-Fu expert in 4 styles.  I'm not slow by any means, reaction and vision-wise, else I'd be dead by now.  The movie is junk and it horrifies me any American likes this junk.  It saddens me that Americans like this junk.  So stupid.  God help us.  Oh, look!  Here comes Ghostbusters!  Wait...

No chippy for you.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - A critical analysis of Ep.3

Promise of a world of love and acceptance, bitch.
  So we get to Episode 3 which starts-off with "Still Missing.  Last Seen June 19th" which is a reference to Father's Day.  Sometimes kids get involved in so much that the dads might not really see their kids until that special day when the kids show interest.  Just another June 19th reference of the 1955 "Father's Day" note that's ongoing.

Episode 3: The Love God

  The kids are sitting at a picnic with eggs (which symbolize innocent youth later).  Red-Guy has books, meaning he's in school, the other's aren't affected by that yet.  Bird-Guy kills a "pesky bee" (butterfly) because it doesn't go in-line with his picnic plan, the youngest, Yellow-Kid is horrified and runs away at the sociopathic, self-righteous murder.  Will find out thought that the older, wiser characters here are aware that the soon-to-be religious cultist is pesky, and that it has a sting and should be thwarted early-on like any door-to-door evangelistic religion-touter, such as the rather aggressive Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons.

  Hiding in a tree (a Buddha reference) contemplating death and hatred, another butterfly appears, at a time of Yellow-Kid's weakness spouting promises of love and acceptance (but won't quite take his hand when offered.. not .. quite.. until he's initiated into the cult.)  What's interesting is the butterfly says, "HARManee" as a hint, not harmony.  Furthermore, the bee-concept and a hive is what Mormons consider their religion, hence Utah is the "Beehive State".

  The other two kids consider following a spiritual path Yellow-Kid has headed-out on, but very organic and physical down-to-Earth material-matters lures them away instead and they focus on Earth-bound wants selfishly rather than a religious option of conviction and contemplation.  One could also note that, "Maybe we should follow Him, he's up in the sky!"  This could be a Jesus reference.  On the chicken, a fly shows an example of the wrong-ish choice of materialistic, earth-bound grossness rather than a more beautiful, spiritual choice.  

  The Butterfly-Guy (named Shrignold) takes him back to his cult-hideout.  One of the go-ers is a unicorn and everything seems too good to be true (like any newfound religion).  Yellow-Kid reciprocates, "I love you too, furry boy!"  and here's where the cracks start to show as the dog insists, "HARDER!" with a perverted tone.  This harks to corruption in any organized religion.   The Shrignold now has a heart on his chest like a hidden pendant now-exposed on his chest.

  Back home, the kids have finished the chicken, representing materialistic sin consumed, the blood everywhere as blood-of-sin in gross fashion, and nothing is left including the eggs of innocence.  It also can be considered the whole resurrection of Jesus, the killing and rebirth of the butterfly that was beautiful, and the bloody aftermath, "Now we've finished the chicken, I don't know what to do.." when others followed the Christian path after Jesus was crucified. 

  Back in the cult, Shrignold chastises Yellow-Kid what Love is, controlling the true, innocent, pure Love the Yellow-Kid is experiencing honestly with cult-rules. Yellow-Kid is confused by this so an example of "Michael the Ugly", just like a biblical story, makes no sense.  There's no moral learned.  More rats escape the rock-hole-Jesus-death reference.  Like so many Old Testament tales that are painfully abridged in Church by a priest with no good explanation, it leaves Yellow-Kid even more confused.  They insist everyone has a "Special-One", even Michael, though the end of the story shows Michael alone forever.  "See!  Everyone has a Special-One, even Michael!"  Wha?

  Then the concept of marriage is explained with a ring showing a forever union.  Gravestones show 1906 (June 19th).  Finally, Malcolm the King-god of Love is introduced and everyone has a gold-heart pendant and red cult-robes.  They insist they must feed him gravel with a golden shovel.   Like any religion, there's odd rituals.  One could say baptism is odd, as is kneeling, crossing one's self, kissing a document, communion (taking bread) etc.  These symbolic gestures are to remind and represent something deeper, but most religious people don't quite get it, so they just do the ritualistic acts without the minding of what it means or why.  Ioshua (Jesus) was impressed with "John the Baptist's" act of having someone turn-over a new-leaf through getting wet.  By promising to be good and kind from now-on with an added ritual of symbolic cleansing in the Jordan River (most never bathed so submersion or cleansing was a rarity and the inductee would remember that).  Jesus did a similar gesture at The Last Supper at a small restaurant with bread, as he was all about sharing and being nice to each-other.  People who go to Church mostly have no idea what's really going on, why it's important, or what it means.  Most people don't have the ability to think.  Most people are sheep who follow rituals unquestioningly and blind.  Most people think that objects associated with these rituals are magical, holy items with great powers like the Holy Grail, etc.  The objects themselves, nor the rituals associated have no meaning though, it's the concepts behind what is being taught. Share!  Change!  The rituals are added to nail the point home, to promote the cause, to have you remember. Sadly, the World is doomed in this regard, and in some cultures, people have died for it.  Millions.  All lies that control people.  And then there's money...

Feed Malcolm the Love God GRAVEL with the golden shovel or he'll get ANGRY!
  At the cult, Shrignold explains that the Ritual Feeding of Gravel to Malcolm, if not performed, the God of Love will become angry.  This contradicts the concept of Love itself.  A god of Love cannot be angry, logically.  Such is the control-mechanism of Christianity through fear-mongering: obey or else!  God will be angry with you if you fail.  God, made of pure Love and Light will be angry!!!  Oh no!  More rules made for control.  This is why the end of the Secret Book of Mark is often not included in most bibles, which states God forgives everyone in the end, regardless.  Not a very controlling statement.  Omitted (except in the Apocrypha).  Nice read, that.  Protestants omit 3/4ths of actual biblical scriptures by the way.  Catholics about 1/3rd.  Not all bibles are the same and the number of "books" and pages vary by the hundreds.  Yep.  Golly, NOW what, kids?  World turned upside-down?  Read and make your OWN choices?  Gasp!  (pee).  But I don't WANT to think, I just want someone to TELL me what's right and wrong!  ha.

Surprisingly, as Yellow-Kid is being inducted, Dad-Roy is present on the right!  Later, you'll find-out Red-Guy has quite a few similar friends so this may not be the kid Red-Guy.

  When Yellow-Guy sits, he's offered a new name, identity, and told to change who he is, essentially.  Catholics allow a "Christian" name when First Holy Communion is received.  When I was a Cathoholic, I picked my own current, pre-existing one "Michael" because I thought that was silly a ritual, though essentially it underlines a new, more pure, new-start identity.  Rituals enforce change-spiritually since most people are too weak-minded to do it by just DECIDING to permanently do it.  People need that bold-face font by way of ritual and a new name.  The cloud-chair has bonds to hold him in-place, limiting Yellow-Kid, trying to trap him.  A mythical girl seduces promise of eternal love shows in a vision, a similar promise by Islamic followers in a way.  He's required to change his name, and clean his brain to the New Way.  This reprogramming is very common in religions.

  Yellow-Guy suddenly wakes-up in the tree, horrified.  The other two kids offer back his innocence in the form of an egg as an alternative to the cult, redefining love.  A caterpillar comes out of the egg though, as if to threaten another cult, announcing "father!", and Bird-Guy smashes it immediately.  This could also be a second-coming of Jesus reference, the butterfly reborn. Another Father's Day reference, immediately quashed.  Even Father's Day is a cultist ritual.  Pesky bee!  Ignoring that ritual in society causes pain of guilt.  You must buy gifts!  Or you could be just nice to your dad all the time?

  End-credits show a Wicker Man (1973) god-burn reference.  It's being destroyed by the same organization that's in Episode 0 that has Nazi-like notes.  Government destroys religion for struggle to control people.. and wins.

The Shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again!

  It's interesting to note that shows like Davy and Goliath and other kids-based TV shows tried to psychologically force religion in the '60s and '70s to kids with cartoons.  These morals mostly went over our heads at-the-time with promises of everything wonderful.  One could argue the dim-witted Islamic crazies are affected similarly with golden heroic greatness, but ultimately it's just another form of control.  Yellow-Kid gets an idea of the Truth of what real Love is, but that's stopped right-away by the cult who has hidden, ulterior motives..  Most religions do that.  Maybe all of them.  They ruin the Message that way.  Make religion look bad, when it's intent originally was not so.  Sigh. Write a check though.. and obey.

Your parents aren't up yet!  Let's brainwash youth into the Mormon cult!  Yaaaay!

Goodness!  Chippy-time already?  Here we go!  Chip-chip!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - A critical analysis of Ep.2

Everyone runs out of Time

  There was a large time-gap between Episodes 1 and 2 of about 3 years!  We didn't get to see the Dad Roy in the first episode, or at least I didn't catch him there.  Ultimately the show was about how to be reprogrammed by children's television mascots on how to actually NOT be creative but to adhere to governmental or controlling rules, such as conformity in school, military, religion, etc.

Time forces the Kid to take a bath though it's un-needed because it's what Time dictates on a schedule to do.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Episode 2 - Time


  In this episode we start-out in a room.  The details are important.  June 19th again, a mouse-hole again.  Under a TV showing static Bird-guy's father is shown in an photograph in a military uniform showing adult conformity, something that cannot be escaped by age and time.  Time and brain-control was also mentioned by Post-it in Episode 1 as an inevitable trap by society.

  A clock ticks-out a passage of time.  We see a better example of the age-difference of the three based on the chairs they sit.  Yellow guy is on the right in a kid's chair, Bird guy is sitting in an older kid's rocking-chair, and Red-guy is in an adult chair with a remote-control.  Red-guy is old enough to be in charge of the TV.  He also insists the other two "Stop mucking around" as if frivolity versus industry is wrong.  He's already succumbing to age and time.  Red-guy is very focused on Time affecting him.  Bird-guy is "chained" to a small watch.  Even he is affected by Time.  The Yellow-Kid just looks on, not yet affected as he's too much of a child to care.  Then the clock begins its song.

  Time comes down like a hammer, a source of demanding force, and Yellow-Kid is now affected as a "rizd" (wrist) with a kiddish toy watch is suddenly forced upon him like a handcuff.  Yellow-Kid is now aware of Time and how it affects him.  There's no escaping the inevitability of growing-up and it's this moment he begins the awareness of it, arm held-up by Clock.

  Here we get the 1955 date, the year animated children's television programming began in the world.  Father's Day, June 19th is again focused.  We get the photo, "Nothing" with the plaque, "Forever".  This means "Nothing is Forever".  More dangerous is the clock says, "The future doesn't exist."  For a child this might make more sense as they live "in the now" but also portends to doom and non-existence eventually, yes "death" (in a non-religious fashion).

Nothing is Forever

  The clock sings, "Time is a ruler..."  Time rules all of us (except negroes who have no conception of it at meetings and movie theaters.. just watch..)  Time here is explained as a measurement but is a double-entendre.

  Red-guy tries to reject Time, "We don't really want to.." but is again shut-down by the education-mascot to obey.  Red-guy is closest to death age-wise and is most worried about the inevitability. They go to Victorian Times and a rat is seen again quickly across the screen.  There's a Rat-Meat store, and a wanted-sign for Yellow-Kid for 1906 British Pounds.  Cobbling is mentioned repeatedly by everyone.  This is a form of work which is what is the fate of children, to eventually have to go to work.  It might also suggest a hasty putting-together fixing due to a passage of time destroying things like shoes.  Later, Death is explained by the passage of Time as well as things age and die in life.

  The face of the Moon and Sun are the same as the Yellow-Kid and the Dad-Roy interestingly.  Frivolity is shunned with a stick on the card-house and the clock scolds Bird-Guy who references a birthday (another passage of time reference).  Dad-Roy is mentioned by Yellow-Kid, "I'm friends with my Dad." and he's shown, another age-time reference.


  Yellow-Kid comments, "An old man died.." but the Clock insists, "Look, it's the future!" to razzle-dazzle everyone and distract them.  A computer has the two older kids, Red-Guy and Bird-Guy hooked-up to itself and the computer is typing for them, controlling their minds and what they are allowed to see and what is "cool".  The computer has several eyes on it, watching them, to include cell-phone glasses that have eyes.  This suggests observation and the lack of personal privacy and monitoring by a higher power and control.  Bird-Guy is having a hard time with this and is being overwhelmed.

The watching-eyes computer-government types for them and feeds their brains.

  Yellow-Kid is with his Dad-Roy who's distracted by a porn site called, "Look Site".  He comments.." My.. my dad is a.." stuttering, not "My dad is using a computer." This is rather deep.  The kid's saying that computers have taken-over the role of a father-figure.  In today's society, fathers, if present, are often distracted by the internet and kids are shoved iPhones and digital devices as a distractor-replacement for fatherly interaction in the same way TV shows were for kids of the 1950's to 1990's.  The Dad-Roy is hooked-in too, unable to escape the lure of seduction of computers and the internet distraction, unable to be a good father.  He hears this and looks sad but is unable to act on it somehow.  The Yellow-Kid is made to believe that the internet has more answers and help than a father might, so the computer and the internet is more of a father to the Yellow-Kid, not the actual birth-father, Dad-Roy.

  Time dictates routines even if they're not needed, such as taking a bath, eating, etc.  There's a repetition of fish being everywhere; dead fish.  I take that as there's no time to take care of that, it's a problem that can't be remedied because time dictates a schedule and a pattern and time has not been allotted for an actual problem as routines must be kept and slotted.  We allow ourselves to not take care of the important things because we already have to do other work.

  The kids try to question Time, asking, "Maybe Time's just a construct of human perception." pointing to the brain-image green-area (Green, if you remember, is not a "Creative colour") and that's shunned.  Two equations exist, pi=(19.6)y which is a nice way of saying pi=(19.6)55 [or pi=(19.6)1955]  This doesn't work-out right but it's to show that the year is shown with June 19th again.  The other equation is more sinister, showing Nazi=mass(speed-of-light)^2  This suggests Socialistic control is the energy applied here, such as governmental children's television.  When Bird-Guy tries to balk the true existence of Time, they're all punished sonically until they obey.

  In the end they die.  End-credits show maggots eating away furry flesh.

  In child-development, time is not a concept that's heeded much.  Time will eventually destroy the child-like innocence however as they become adults and eventually have to concede to schedules, work, age, obligation, patterns, and lose sight of what needs to really be done sometimes.

Goodness this series!  Here's a chippy..


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Movie Hell

These exist...

Robocop 3,
Starship Troopers 4,
Neverending Story 3,
Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy (Recon 2020 part 3),
Leprechaun 7: Origins,
House 4: Home Deadly Home,
Big Momma's House 3: Like Father Like Son,
Madea 9: Boo! A Madea Halloween,
Ernest 10: Ernest in the Army,
American Ninja 5,
Streets of Fire 2: Road to Hell,
Police Academy 6: Mission to Moscow,
Lake Placid 4: The Final Chapter,
8mm 2: The Velvet Side of Hell (*tentative title in some countries),
The Mighty Ducks 4: The First Face-Off,
I Know What You Did Last Summer 3: I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer,
Anaconda 4: Trail of Blood,
Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove,
Bring It On 5: Fight to the Finish,
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!,
Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven,
Carlito's Way 2: Rise to Power,
Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club,
Brady Bunch 3: The Brady Bunch in the White House,
S.W.A.T. 2: Firefight, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - a critical analysis of Ep.1

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Post-it character ready to sing commands of mental control
  A lot of people have been swept-up with the YouTube channel, "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared."  For those of you who aren't aware, I recommend watching all six 5-minute segments that come-out very spaced-apart.  At first-glance, it seems like a Sesame Street-inspired puppet-segment that's rather boring.  After a while, they distort into something psychologically frightening.  I watched all six slack-jawed, and I knew there was something a bit sinister.. a bit hideous about each one deeper than the crazy endings that flash chaos and insanity.  There's a combined 100 MILLION views of these and discussion-boards exist on the topic as well as deeper conspiracy theories. 

  Again, I shrugged those off as I watched, taking-in the sing-song bits.  Even watching them, I didn't think there was really any message, any deeper meanings except that they were fun-crazy-scary at the end.. then.. I noticed more.  Some were easy to notice, such as the repetition of 19 June everywhere, both up-front and subliminally.  A few more hints about the year 1955 exist as well.  So what?  What's the significance?  I passed it off as just continuity between the far-apart releases of each episode.  Oh no.  No, it's far worse than that.  I watched the "Kickstarter" episode as well as the last one, which is sort of "Episode 0" and, it's my opinion that be watched last for effect.

 I'm familiar with a ton of internet pop-culture, from "All Your Base" and "Happy Tree Friends" and "Strong Bad / Homestar Runner" to recent releases on YouTube and I keep up-to-date with all of it as I'm a pop-culture fan, but I had only just recently heard about this.  I love pop-culture and find it significant.  I even absorb pop-culture significance from decades before I was born.  You see, a lot of that media shapes society in ways we don't realize.  Consider the 1980's:  Prime-time TV and Saturday-Morning cartoons had morality messages (such as "Knowing is half-the-battle, GI Joe" and Knight Rider good-guys-finish-first credo).  It shaped '80's kids to do good, try hard, etc.  Video games in the '80's were tough and we were familiar with the "Game Over" screen.  Yes, you would lose and that was it, no "continues" often-times.  As time marched-on, the mid-'90's and later-on in video-game culture as it moved from the arcades to the bedrooms and living-rooms allowed for infinite-continues and re-spawning even later than that.  I remember that phase, the removal of the "threat" of Game Over.  I think it was around 1997 when I played Final Fantasy VII in Japan (when I was there) and certain mini-games allowed for infinite retries, the only consolation is "not quite as good" a reward-prize.  There was really no Game Over and you could just load your game at-worst from a previous save-point if your party died.  I remember that edge was lost, that fear and excitement of the danger of failing.  Now there is no offer of failing.  This Generation Zero never has to worry about playing a game and losing utterly, merely having instead to just re-spawn somewhere else and continue-on and fight PvP ad-infinatum.  There's no negativity, just a temper-tantrum-inducing inconvenience, a mild setback at-worst. I don't play many video games anymore because of that, because of that edge lost, that simplicity of spamming a button and being rewarded for mongoloid-like behavior.  I think Wizardry was the last series of games that were actually considered "difficult", which if your characters died, it would delete your save-file and you'd get a Game Over notification and, well, that was it.  Done.

 So what is this "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared" thing?  I spent a long time (like apparently tens of millions of people have online apparently, some internet-cred I somehow missed) thinking about it.  You know, it's weird I haven't heard of this until now.  I shrugged it off as being just "funny-weird" but there's a hidden message and a lot of hidden things that add-up to something far more dangerous and sinister and way, WAY more deep and concerning.  There's a secret message there.  Can you figure it out?

Here it is at a little over 3 minutes long:


Episode 1: Let's Be Creative?

  Let's start with the first episode,  It's about creativity.  June 19th is on the calendar.  At this point we're not too sure what that might mean and it seems irrelevant.  It starts with a subliminal message of a "party" theme.  There's a first-shot of an air-mail theme with no postage or address.  This represents a desire for freedom with no destination in-mind or a need to escape.  This is relevant from Episode 0.  A newspaper shows right-wing conservatism showing stocks going up.  The messages are irrelevant as would-be to a child, though the image is all that is truly seen.  Again, a young child would only notice this, the words too complex anyway.  That is an adult-image fact of growing-up.  We get a panning of various things in a room, most of them fairly dangerous:  knives, a smiling but decidedly pointy cactus that could mean pain, seemingly flipping-off the viewer or threatening with a dagger, kitchen stuff, a mousehole is also there.  There are 4 knives and a cleaver.  This represents the 3 children and the "father".  A post-it note saying, "Get Creative" and a key.  The key is a symbol to pay-attention.

YOU want to be creative on your OWN?  No.  DESTROY your SOUL of levity!

  At the table are three characters, each seemingly in a different age-group (this is relevant).  A red floppy-haired guy who seems to be the oldest based-on size.  Opposite him is a bird-like creature like a crow and is the next youngest, and then centered is the youngest, a yellow kid.  Yeah, yeah.  So what?  Well, it makes no sense until you watch the further episodes to realize that the year is supposed to be 1955.  This can also be gained from Episode 0 as well on the camcorder.  June 19th, 1955 is "Father's Day".  This is the year also that animation for children's television shows were aired and enthralled children in Western civilization such as the UK and the US.   The song starts with the note-pad singing about creativity and how to be creative.  Words are written with party-background-font.  These images are to brain-train these kids.  Look, the hair is "cool"!  The message of the post-it with the pencil says what's cool, creative, etc.  When the kids try to come up with creative things too, they're put down.  You can only be creative based-on what the post-it singer deems correct.  When "Red Guy" says, "That sounds really boring." the Post-it just repeats herself more insistently as if to say to a dog, "No, you're not getting it.  I'm going to repeat myself again and you will agree."  

A party is promised if they obey the rules.

  The kids tend to balk initially but Post-it insists and they start to succumb to the mind-control.  The yellow kid says he wants to paint a picture of a clown, showing true creativity but Ah-HA!  "Woah, there friend you might need to slow down!" and destroys his version of creativity.  The only "creativity" allowed is Post-it's version, and it's smothered in dark, black oil.  When "green" is picked as a "creative colour" it's nixxed.  This does not jive with what Post-it accepts.  Post-it is teaching the kids what is right and wrong.  Even though the kids are essentially correct and trying to go with the heart of the message, the Post-it scheme is to simulate creativity based on what Post-it deems acceptable.  

This is how I express myself.  But I don't agree with.. This is how I express myself..  Accept MY definition of creativity.

  Furthermore, the song says, "One more thing that you need to know before you let your creativity go."  Not to let it "go and be free" but to "go away forever".  The message here is Post-it is eliminating creativity.  It's "going away" and being replaced with Post-it's rules, which is copying and NOT creativity at all, just direction and instruction like Lego's have become in kits.  Post-it is on-top now in a command position.  Green is not a "creative colour" but is being used in the "brain" image, which shows the area of the cognitive area of creativity and reason.  This area is denied because green is deemed not-acceptable.  

Behind the scenes

  Things get a bit more crazy as Post-it sings "Get Creative!" An illusion is removed and that they're being watched and surrounded for behavioralism and they're on some sort of TV-show set.  They start dancing about, the youngest really involved and hyper-affected, the others not as much.  The bright sky turns to clouds and rain and Darkness, the clouding of the mind.  A piece of cake or pie is cut and a removed; a piece of the whole.  A part of the Creative Soul is removed, its insides are that of a person's mind taken-away.  Death is drawn and shown.  This is the Death of true Creativity being replaced with a TV program's version of that which is a programming of a kid's mind, smeared and corrupted.  The music becomes insanity.  The contradiction of the message reeks havoc in the childrens' mind, "You said to be creative but in reality you want me to follow your rules!"  A rat steals away the piece of creativity they cut.  It ends, "Now let's all agree never to be creative again."  This is the final step of reprogramming the children's minds.  Post-it means, "Let's agree to follow HER orders, the programming's orders, not THEIR creativity but HER version."  Obey.  You have been programmed correctly.  Do not go back to what you want to think.  Obey what is being fed into your minds.

  So.. watching this the first time I thought it was a bit crazy but realized there are deeper meanings.  What's important here is the satire of Children's Television that started animation in 1955.  Kids were very much affected by this and the "programming" of children's minds began.  Though children's television was tried-out before 1955 it wasn't as wide-spread.  Here, creativity is being manipulated by a TV show, possibly government-controlled to let kids know, "Yes, we want you to be creative in a certain WAY.  Not YOUR way, we want you to be creative in a way we deem fit."  Once the US Government and the UK Government got involved with children's television shows, careful control was done to analyze it and shape children's education and behavior.  In this case, governmental control seems a bit corrupt.  Instead of allowing a mind to think for itself, the pre-shaping of a child's mind is paramount.  The satire pokes fun at Sesame Street and other PBS-based educational shows with ulterior motives in-mind with sing-song and repetition.  Father's Day is a point of interest because this is when fathers could start to let TV take-over child development as a powerful force.  It's not as evident in Ep.1 but the theme gets more prominent as we go.  The party-theme underlines behavior reinforcement:  If you follow instruction, life will be a party!

Roy the "dad" character with a poster on a set.

  Scarier still, the yellow-kid's "dad" Roy is always hiding somewhere.. watching..

In Ep.4 you can see Roy the Dad in the shadows unnoticed, watching.

  Now, did I over-analyze this?  Is it just a crazy video?  No.  During this week, each day I will go over each episode and show you that I'm very, very right.  Stay tuned tomorrow.  This gets scary..

A slice of the soul of the "creativity" cake/pie is removed and taken by a rat.

Here's a chippy to soothe your soul..

Look!  BURGER!