introducing poopoo broussard
on friday, i received an email from a reader named jaime. she brought to my attention a phenomenon that is sweeping through cajun country and is poised to take the nation by storm.
that aforementioned phenomenon is poopoo broussard.
poopoo broussard is the creation of james carrier, a 34 year old married father from carencro, a small cajun town north of lafayette that is most famously the hometown of musician marc broussard and new england patriots running back kevin faulk. carrier and his buddies recorded a video of him doing an imitation of a backwoods cajun complaining about his lips being chapped and posted it on youtube. the clip spread virally like wildfire. the masses then began to clamor for more of poopoo. carrier and his friends then decided to record a series of "poopooisms" and to post those on the net as well. a legend of sorts has since been born in mere weeks since the first clip was posted.
i gotta tell you, as someone who spent the first 30 years of his life in south louisiana, this guy's impression of a coonass cajun is dead-on. the accent, the cadence, EVERYTHING!
I KNOW PEOPLE JUST LIKE THIS GUY!
this is not really that much of an exaggeration, which is one of the reasons that it's so damn funny to me. poopoo broussard is alot like some of the old cajuns that i grew up around who would sit on their front porch all day long and pontificate on life and just listening to them speak in the manner in which they did was pure hilarity. the crazy thing about it though is that once you get past the hysterical lunacy and the odd manner in which they speak, there was usually more than a smidgen of genuine wisdom to be found in what they said. the same is kinda true for the "poopooisms."
now, i have to warn you. if you have never spent any significant amount of time in south louisiana, this might not even seem funny to you. but if you have spent time in south louisiana, you will probably find this hysterical. here is the most recent one that was posted on youtube...
poopoo recently launched a website and a myspace page where you can access his vids directly. the links are below...
this is a link to a recent article from a local weekly paper that was done on james carrier and the poopoo phenomenon.
i have a feeling that poopoo broussard and his vids will be making occasional appearances here on this blog.
the scourge of ringtones
at the risk of sounding unhip, i must say that there is an aspect of technology and i suppose to a certain extent pop culture, that i just don't get.
i find them to be obnoxious. tremendously so.
there are fewer things in the world that make me want to punch myself repeatedly in the face than having the person next to me in the checkout line have their phone receive a call whereby the call then triggers a snippet of "this is why i'm hot" or "my humps" to be pumped at excessive levels through a woefully inadequate audio portal. these same people seem to rarely answer their call right away or exhibit any social discomfort over the fact that the music blasting from their phones may actually be annoying to those around them. i've even seen some cheesedicks begin to groove out whenever their ringtone begins playing, dancing and gyrating and bobbing their heads to the music.
this, for some reason, befuddles me. i feel old as a result.
last week there was an article in the ny daily news about ringtones and how some people derive a sense of identity from which ringtone they have on their phone. here's the link to the piece...
shortly thereafter i learned that the barack obama campaign had made a series of obama ringtones that they have made available on their website. i think that i like barack obama a little less after learning of his contribution to this scourge.
why can't more people just be like me and keep their phone on vibrate all the time dammit?!?!?!
poopoo broussard should sell ringtones on his site. that might actually be a ringtone that i would buy and sport proudly on my phone.
which ringtone are you dear reader?
i swear that these are actual products
what in the hell is spotted dick you ask? it's a steamed pudding that is especially popular in the UK.
this is what spotted dick looks like outside of the can.
now i have to say that after seeing the product in all of it's creamy goodness you have no idea how hard it is for me not to make a very juvenile joke here. i shall for once refrain and leave the jokes to your own hyperactive imaginations.
and then we have this...
now i must say, i have tried this product and it's damn good. it's great for spreading all over your meat. any meat. every pantry should have a jar of "bone sucking sauce." as should the bedside table of any cute girl. get you some!
and thanks to jewcy for bringing "spotted dick" to my attention.
interesting interview/profile on chuck klosterman
many people have emailed me regarding my readings of chuck klosterman. i found the following article on him a while back. it's probably the best profile of him that i've seen. enjoy.
steve jobs/apple inc. profile in this week's new york magazine
a while back i stated my believe that apple inc. was coming close to "jumping the shark."
new york magazine has as it's cover article this week a piece that seems to agree with what i believe may be the case. you decide...
happy monday cher!
Monday, June 25, 2007
introducing poopoo broussard