The Actual Blog Post
For years, Iâ€™ve maintained a list of personally-authored, would-be Facebook status-updates that, in a perfect world, Iâ€™d LIKE to post, but due to there actually being social consequences for the things we say and do, I donâ€™t. The document, entitled â€œ2 Hot 4 Facebook,â€ consists mostly of personal commentary on current events, political opinions, things that arenâ€™t that bad, but just wouldnâ€™t work without very carefully-placed, but heavy-hitting swear words — just a real mix of stuff. You know when you check out a â€œhot-buttonâ€ or whatever article that someone posted and then you read through all of the pitifully misinformed comments that follow it and you think, â€œI could destroy this conversation with my perfectly-tempered, machine-tested logicâ€? Those are exactly the times that I close Facebook and add the thought to my special list.
So, now you know about the list.
The other day, after adding a new entry to the bottom, I decided to read through the entire document in a walk-down-Memory-Lane sort of way, which is when I re-encountered this jammer:
â€œIâ€™ve never tested this under laboratory conditions, but Iâ€™m fairly certain that if I were shown a trailer for an action film/thriller that I knew nothing about, I could pause the video in the middle of the lightning-fast-cuts/action-montage-section less than one second before the obligatory shot of heterosexuals, like, deep-Frenching each other.â€
I had never even heard of Jupiter Ascending. I found those five trailers by simply searching for a list of action movies from the last few years and then watching the last forty-seconds or so of the ones that either had no advertisements or advertisements fewer than five-seconds long.
Back To It
I donâ€™t remember precisely why past-Joel thought this particular would-be status-update was 2 hot 4 Facebook, but Iâ€™m guessing it had to do with the â€œdeep-Frenchingâ€ part. While, clearly, I donâ€™t have a problem writing â€œdeep-Frenchingâ€ on the Internet, I know that Facebook is desperately trying to compile a complete, digital version of my personality, so purposefully and directly feeding it the phrase â€œdeep-Frenchingâ€ seems somewhat irresponsible. And, yes, you’re right, I couldâ€™ve changed the wording around, but I really feel like â€œdeep-Frenchingâ€ gets across how crass, infantile, and absurd the whole thing is in a way that few expressions can.
I mention all of this to say that this status-update-which-never-was, combined with me needing to try a few things out with some new software, prompted me to write my own score for an imaginary action film/thriller trailer. Music being music, I feel like there doesnâ€™t even need to be any accompanying imagery to know what this film would be about and/or how it ends. And, more importantly, I think we can all agree that the cut to the heterosexuals deep-Frenching would come in at about the :41s mark.
WORTH LOOKING INTO ALERT: This not only appears to be my SECOND blog-post that makes repeated use of the word “Frenching,” but in the first one, I didn’t capitalize “Frenching”.