Insane Clown Posse Essay Contest 2

We received a review copy of the latest ICP repackaging, Bang Pow Boom: Nuclear Edition, featuring the original version of BPB, plus a seven-track bonus disc containing stuff that was clearly too awesome and non-irradiated for the single-disc, non-nuclear version, and a "Video DVD" containing the stirring documentary "A Family Underground," and the Bicycle Thief of clown-make-up wearing-fake-MC music videos, "Miracles" (see above). For real, this is one of the best things I've seen on the internet in a long time. That shit'll shock your eyelids. And all of this can be yours, you lucky-ass juggalo.

All you've got to do is write an essay comparing this verse from the ICP song:

I see miracles all around me

Stop and look around, it's all astounding

Water, fire, air and dirt

Fucking magnets, how do they work?

And I don't wanna talk to a scientist

Y'all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed

To this poem by Walt Whitman:

When I heard the learn'd astronomer;

When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;

When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and

measure them;

When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much

applause in the lecture-room,

How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;

Till rising and gliding out, I wander'd off by myself,

In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,

Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

Easy, right? Like discussing the symbolism of fish in a barrel. (Also a miracle! How'd those slippery fuckers get in there, yo?)

In the case of a tie, the bonus round will require you to explain how miracles can happen in the universe when this video clearly disproves the existence of a benevolent god.*

Send your essays to jmartin@sacurrent.com, or post them in the comments below.

*Note: I'm not really kidding about that. Don't click that link if you want to continue having faith in humanity.

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