Friday, September 9, 2011

Meanwhile panther-rental fees remain prohibitively high

Posted By on 09.09.11 at 01:08 PM

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Just the other day I was thinking about the video for Michael Jackson's "Black or White." Specifically I was thinking about the morphing bit at the end, which a lot of people at the time could barely manage to wrap their minds around. Of course watching it now the most striking thing about the sequence, aside from how obvious the multiculti "We're all just people, get it?" concept was, is how cheap the whole thing looks. I feel like if I ever have children and they see the "Black or White" video and I explain how people reacted to it when it premiered that they would have every right to wonder whether or not we had the same reaction when we first received the gift of fire.

In fact, the tribute to that sequence in Das Racist's video for "Michael Jackson," the lead single from their new Relax, actually looks as good or better than the original, and presumably didn't cost 80 bazillion dollars or whatever. There are a bunch of other "Black or White" video references in the Das Racist clip. You can watch it after the jump and try to count them all. You can also go here to read an interview I did with them last year.

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