Moby's an electronic artist who wears his heart on his sleeve. He's an avowed vegan and a self-described libertarian who's also an enthusiastic believer in music therapy. He got his stage name by being a distant relative of Herman Melville, who wrote Moby Dick, and the less jokes we make about that, the better. He also makes lots of music videos! Lots! We had no idea what we getting into when we decided to spend five minutes looking into his canon and ended up in a daze about an hour later.
In any case, it turns out that he--like us!--thinks war is bad. So much so that he wrote a song called "Make Love, F*ck War," only he didn't use the asterisk. And he also made a video for it, which brings us to this week's Framed. Not only do we have Moby, we also have Public Enemy, who collaborated on the tune. Unfortunately, neither will actually be pictured in our frames this week, because we're all about the captions, but you can see them if you watch the video.
See you next week!
1 -- "The do-nothing Congress refuses to cut taxes for the wealthiest .001%. Even though it would 'create jobs,' or some other unprovable catchphrase."
2 -- "We demand tickets to all the Moby concerts! We are all made of stars!"
3 -- "OK, everybody who would feel like an idiot if they were pictured in a humor blog thinly disguised as 'video analysis.'"
4 -- "And now, everyone who would feel hopelessly duped were their images co-opted into a money-making scheme by a massive corporation using their picture in the name of 'entertainment.'"
5 -- "Finally, all those who'd like a free Fusion razor from Gillette, with a staggering five blades to guarantee shaving comfort."
6 -- Holy smokes! The Vaguely-Shaped Object has been captured!
7 -- Hey, you'd be distressed, too, were you half woman/half watermelon.
8 -- "The economic collapse? Well, y'see, that's the soon-to-be-elected Obama's fault. Heh heh."
9 -- "We surrender, Glurpo!"
10 -- "OK, men, that's your head. Now, let's talk about the part of your body that is--to be blunt--grass."
11 -- "And so, in the interests of the United States of America, I've ordered the arrest, trial and execution of the Vice President. May God have mercy on his soul."
12 -- Jim The Bird's departure from Framed was less than ceremonious!