For years now I have been vaguely aware that a band called The Black Eyed Peas existed. I think I’ve heard a few snippets of their music, but for the most part I just didn’t notice them. That’s the sort of thing that happens when you get into your thirties.
This summer my wife and I have been watching America’s Got Talent, and there is some sort of new rule that every third performer needs to set their act to some recent remix thing set to Misirlou. Or as people my age call it, the Pulp Fiction song.
Out of curiosity I looked the song up online, and it turns out The Black Eyed Peas do a version, where they basically just play the original recording and add lyrics about how awesome they think they are.
Now I’m pretty sure that I am missing the whole point when I see this video.
What we have here is what basically amounts to the sort of multi-racial gang you only see in an 80’s after school special (You know, the kind desperately trying to give away a big pile of expensive drugs) that somehow have the sort of martial arts finesse and chi powers normally reserved for particularly over the top anime. And they use these abilities in the underground fight circuit where they whale on people that don’t have a fraction of their skill, and get in their faces about it. Then one of them punches out the camera man.
Catchy song, but man, what a bunch of assholes.