Remy: I Need a Hashtag!


Initially posted on January 29, 2015. Original text below:

Remy decides to stand up for freedom the easiest way he knows how: by taking selfies. #YOLO!

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Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. Background vocals by Connie Scott. Video produced and edited by Sean Malone.

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Like a Chris Brown fan or girlfriend
free speech is under attack
and so like Hannah Storm folks are
trying to find the best way to push back
But I won't care tomorrow
and I did not care yesterday
Is there anything I can do to pretend
that I care today?

I need a hashtag
I need a hashtag on display
Yeah I'll tweet to the world
and Boko Haram will be like "okay!"
I need a hashtag
I need a hashtag for today
to show that I care
when I really don't care
and that's just what I'm doing today
faking outrage

Sure there are lots of people
who really care about the fight
but anyone who tweeted these
should probably be disqualified
Should we try to fight for change?
Embrace more freedom here at home?

Or should we use the most effective
tool mankind has ever known?
We need a hashtag
How about a hashtag and call it a night?
it's both a mnemonic and a catastrophic
extremist-destroying device

We need a hashtag
A hashtag will bring them to their knees
Even though it's been said that
the First Amendment wasn't
written to protect pleasantries

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  1. isn’t this #rehash tag?

    1. #weekendreruns

  2. There must not have been any old comments on this video the first time they ran it

  3. When I hear the word hashtag, I unsafe my Browning.

  4. If OneOut is in here, I responded to part of your question from earlier.

  5. Watched Jupiter Ascending in 3D. I’m glad I did, because Jupiter Ascending in 2D would have been an utter snoozefest. Waiting for the next gimmicky shot almost made the movie worth the matinee price. I don’t know what was more hackneyed about it, the standard sci-fi slog between set piece scenes, the unwatchably overcomplicated dogfights, the inevitable bait-and-switch as a parade of characters with only a few minutes of screen time apiece cross and double-cross each other, or the anticapitalist sophistry that serves as the film’s premise. Seriously, (spoiler alert that should surprise nobody), the unsubtle theme of the movie is the horrible nature of profit-driven, no-prisoners-taken, step-over-your-own-grandmother capitalism. Which is almost unintentionally hilarious, since the main character (more spoilers) narrowly escapes from her hellish Russian heritage to live in America scrubbing toilets, and opts to return to that existence after taking ownership of Earth as part of her inheritance rather than seeing the planet “harvested” by aliens. it’s almost like property is a thing to be cherished and protected.

    1. It’s a muddled mess I didn’t even get to enjoy hating. I’d rather watch Fifth Element for the eleventy thousandth time than this drivel. Gary Oldman was a villain worth the title, Willis was entertainingly clueless, Mila Jovovich wasn’t Channing “stupid is the new stoic” Tatum, and the vague antimarket overture was an entertaining parody. Oh, and the bureaucracy montage, assholes? Brazil had that down pat. You derivative, formulaic, over-produced vanity-project assholes.

      I want my $10.50 back.

      1. Not even to behold Channing Tatum’s chiseled abs?

        1. He does spend nearly half the movie shirtless, but the goatee and the elf-ears are pretty distracting. But speaking of hotties…

          Mila Jovovich Kunis is a completely nonessential part of this movie. She’s too pretty for the role, and her acting chops just don’t ascend (HAR) above clueless, which unfortunately means her character spends the entire movie as such. Sure, Jupiter was probably written that way, but Kunis screams tabula rasa to such an extent that the 3D glasses should have been handed out with “Hi! My name is _____” stickers. She was perfect for her part in Black Swan because, until the end, you weren’t certain she was the film’s antagonist. She was a perfectly blank slate, half antithesis to Knightly’s character and half devious enigma. As a lead role, she’s pouty and forgettable and awful. Jackie Burkhart is not an action hero.

          1. “He does spend nearly half the movie shirtless..”

            So, he earned every penny of the 10.50 then.

            Seriously, I haven’t seen much with Mila, but the still of her on the poster was enough to indicate that she was not right for the role. She looked like a slightly confused sorority bimbo. If the poster didn’t convey this, the trailer sure as hell did.

            1. She wasn’t altogether much more self-aware in Oz, but at least she had a pivotal character arc. In Jupiter she transcends vapid ineptitude only to embrace ditzy sidekick girlfriend status.

  6. Obama drones kill more than the Spanish Inquisition!…..quisition/

    1. But nobody expects The Spanish Inquisition!

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