Gender Reversal

Intro: A Video Critic's Review

'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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    A good name

    10 years ago

    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?

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    Grey_WolfeA good name

    Reply 10 years ago

    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.

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    _soapy_Grey_Wolfe

    Reply 9 years ago

    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.

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    myaccount17

    9 years ago

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

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    nekoheehee

    9 years ago

    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.

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    IanananCookie1394

    Reply 10 years ago

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

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    taco_guy93Iananan

    Reply 10 years ago

    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!

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    Righteous_Furytaco_guy93

    Reply 10 years ago

    omg! thats hillarous! i have to try dislocating my shoulder sometime

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    taco_guy93Animenokyouran

    Reply 9 years ago

    dont do that its not good for the muscles in your shoulder, i did it by accident

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    mg0930mgtaco_guy93

    Reply 9 years ago

    I was playing baseball, when a wild pitch hit right at the joint. You could hear the pop. IT hurt for like a week, and all I got was a sling. It re-dislocates sometimes which sucks.

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    sadunpererarules

    10 years ago

    the standard human bone structure is not supposed to be able to...but you get the occasional "special" person...

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    culepet

    10 years ago

    i can lick my own elbow too....