Gender Reversal





Introduction: A Video Critic's Review

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First Prize in the
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'Guys who try to lick their elbows on webcam' is a postmodern video for the cyber era. It features a seminal eighties europop soundtrack by Sabrina, and its slighty seedy and somewhat unnerving gallery of webcam chatters (served under a decorum of strawberry icing) navigates the undertows of cyber subculture.
At first, the video appears harmless enough: 22 men, of various ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, are seen to be ridiculing themselves on webcam.
While this might raise a laugh or two, the sexual subtext is essentially bleak: the internet distorts human relationships to a point where self-consciousness vanishes in the face of the most primal urges.
'Guys who try to lick their elbows on webcam' raises issues of privacy, image ownership and voyeurism. Its captivating imagery make it utterly compelling but uncomfortable viewing.



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    This is stupid, the only reason she/he won was because they put a picture of someone who's only in a bra... BTW: how is this popular science, make, or any of that stuff?

    i don't see any one in a bra

    I think it's popular science because it was formatted into a 'social experiment' which attempted to see the lengths of humiliation a guy will put himself through to get a glimpse. I think we're program to do stupid things. Try to like your elbow, get into fights we can't win, stand there and let a large predator kill and eat you while your mate escapes. Thems the cards, and evolution has doomed us. But at least it's fun. lol.

    Hey, I like my elbow. Only the right one, though, I think the left one's a bit funny. ;-) Yes, it is definitely social science. Yes, it might be obvious, but it points out a very specific difference between the sexes, which, in these odd times when men and women are mandated to be equal by law, is worth recalling. It's popular just by virtue of people watching and being interested in it. The fun format helps, of course. If this was a thirty page analysis of the discourse on paper published in "Nature" none of us would have seen it, and it wouldn't have become popular.

    what? that's why I don't like showing my face in webcam.

    so what happens when you get one of those people who can do it? its not impossible its just rare to find someone who can.

    Actually my friend can lick her elbow.


    as can I! no dislocation involved my sister can as well.

    i could for a few minutes, when i dislocated my shoulder! i was being an idiot and was playin on my roof and i fell off, landed on my arm and it just cracked! didnt break it, just popped it out of the joint. i immediately screemed, but for some reason it didnt hurt much, then i was thinkin "maybe i could lick my elbow now!" and so i did! it was weird, but then i went to the hospital and they fixed it, that was the only part that hurt!