A brave, stupid young man in Rayong, Thailand “wanted to imitate Jackass,” Tomo News Today reports, so he had some friends pull a nest of fire ants off a tree and shake those angry little fuckers directly into his underpants. The background music is gnarly, but not gnarly enough to erase the sound of his infinite screams.
This is the perfect example of a video making a song — a hypnotic, wobbly house track, you either like what this is doing or you don't. Your body either responds to these particular sounds and frequencies or it doesn't. Simple. However, pairing it with a host of insects whose antennae twitch rhythmically and whose running (on a turntable) is synched with the beat makes it fascinating. This is among the most bizarre ways to convey how the song is behaving.
The folks at British Pathé have just posted this video, filmed in Paris in 1949, in which the (unionized) members of Monsieur Roberts' Tame Flea Circus fleas pull miniature cars and bicycles, lift weights, and cause a whole roomful of people to scratch themselves. Also, a man arranges a bunch of car-carrying fleas on his arm into a traffic formation. Considering how bloodthirsty fleas usually are, this is way more daring than any of the circus tricks.
As Americans slowly masturbate their pudgy, formless bodies into oblivion, it has become increasingly clear that soon a new species will arise to fill the void once occupied by the only race to have set foot on the moon. And, lo, here is that species: The "Hairy Crazy Ant."
In the same week that a Mets game was put on hold while center fielder Angel Pagan attended to a sudden and violent onslaught of loose stools, comes yet another unusual, game-disrupting incident in a Major League outfield: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday had to withdraw from Monday night's game because a moth flew into his ear.