Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Watching Slavoj Zizek on "The Perverts Guide to Cinema", a couple of things became immediately apparent to me:

(a) He might want to consider some form of speech therapy, or, at least, try talking from behind a hanky...

and (b) He don't 'alf talk some fucking bollocks. Fair doings to the bloke if he can get paid for talking a load of disembodied/disconnected nonsense over random film-clips under the pretence of revealing hidden 'truths' (fuck, chuck me a tenner and I'd do it...), 'scuse me if I get this wrong, 'cos I'm just a, y'know, working-class thickie who ain't never not been to no school nor nuffink, but, yeah, I get that Zizek's brand of, whatdyacallit, Idiosyncratic Materialism is deliberately designed to emphasise in-built contradictions, dislinearities and dialectic crevasses in contempo writings on neo-pop cultural-philosophy, but it would've been a helluva lot funnier if they'd just randomly hired some wino or crack-addle'd fuckhead to dribble meta-'significant' inanities over some soft arthouse porn-clips...I think it would have been just as successful at highlighting/touching on elements of The Symbolic Real, The Imaginary Real and the Really, Really, Really Real... as well as giving the viewer a few laffs (that's real laffs as opposed to symbolic laffs). And, as film critics go, he's no Jonathan Ross either. Stick to the day job, Slavoj...whatever the fuck it is.

Rearrange the following phrase: "Old Rope Money For".


At 3:14 pm, Blogger El Duderino said...

I chanced upon the repeat late last night and it had me in fits. Half the time I thought it must be Chris Morris or someone taking the piss. I mean who is this guy? I've never heard of him, but he seems to have been assembled from some generic europhilosopher kit. Indecipherable accent, check. Beard, check. Arty backgrounds, check. Talking bollocks, check.
Luckily I turned over and caught the last half hour of Reanimator.

At 7:06 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"Half the time I thought it must be Chris Morris or someone taking the piss..."

Yeah, it had that weird wtf, is this a joke vibe about it... but, hey, he's a well-respected ( = well-paid) pop-cultural philoso-commentator, so what the fuck do I know...

You've got a degree in philosophy, so glad it wasn't just me who thought he was a knob.

Apparently, he's playing the principal baddy in the next Bond film.

At 9:14 pm, Blogger Molly Bloom said...

Zizek! Wooo. You pronounce it funny this....jjeeeeejek...thought I'd share that.

Good to read after too many Archies.

At 10:30 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

I expect he pronounces it:


At 10:41 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"The Sssssssymbolic Real....???

No, I essssssxpectsh yousssh to die, Meeesssshhhter Bond..."

Actually, I'd like to hear him and Sean Connery have a'd be a spittle-fest...


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