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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

We don't know yet, but what we do know is Justin Timberlake is now very deep. The trailer for Timberlake's new album Man of the Woods presents the former NSYNC heartthrob looking pensive in various natural settings, hitting every note of the "white man finding himself in the empty West" trope that has long been part of America's romantic fictional past (and Levi's commercials).

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What a bunch of junk analysis. Timberlake is a talented artist. I'm sure Man of the Woods will be refreshing and unique. I'll take a listen and give it a chance.

"White man" = "Hipster" = "Lumbersexual"?

I don't think it's fair to say Timberlake is pretending to be anything other than himself.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-03 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

--Timberlake is a talented artist.

Link?

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-03 12:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Link?

reportedly has a $230 million net worth

what are you worth, nulli?

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-03 01:40 PM | Reply

#3

It was obviously a joke Coco, Nulli isn't really attacking your Mancrush.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-03 01:52 PM | Reply

#4 ChiefMIA40Years sold his humerus for .50 and some old chewing gum (found on the bottom of a homeless guys shoe) and is flaunting his new net worth... He now lacks the ability to know ROC, this thing called a Joke....

#5 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-01-03 02:08 PM | Reply

Well, with all the usual asshats here talking about black confederate soldiers and other nonsense how can anyone tell, (who is joking)

How do you tell when one clown is joking and the other isn't?

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-03 02:54 PM | Reply

I've enjoyed Justin Timberlakes performances for years, I expect to enjoy this new album, will be surprised if I don't.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-03 03:07 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

He's a decent actor.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-03 04:59 PM | Reply

How do you tell when one clown is joking and the other isn't?

No kidding.

Poe's Law:

Poe's law is an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers or viewers as a sincere expression of the parodied views.

The original statement of the adage, by Nathan Poe, was:

"Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that someone won't mistake for the genuine article."

Ref:

1. Poe, Nathan (11 August 2005). "Big contradictions in the evolution theory, page 3". christianforums.com. Archived from the original on January 14, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.

2. Aikin, Scott F. (23 January 2009). "Poe's Law, Group Polarization, and the Epistemology of Online Religious Discourse". Social Science Research Network. doi:10.2139/ssrn.1332169. SSRN 1332169 Freely accessible.

3. Chivers, Tom (23 October 2009). "Internet rules and laws: the top 10, from Godwin to Poe". The Telegraph.: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing."

4. Poe's Law

#9 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-03 05:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nulli prefers his entertainers and politicians about 70 years already dead.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-03 08:36 PM | Reply

reportedly has a $230 million net worth
what are you worth, nulli?
#3 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

So in your world, net worth is your method of calibrating "talent" ...

So you would agree then that Trump is a talented leader.

What are you worth Chief?

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-03 08:47 PM | Reply

"What are you worth Chief?"

LOL

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-03 08:54 PM | Reply

So you would agree then that Trump is a talented leader."

Don't forget Mitt Romney, GWB, Rush Limbaugh, and all those "douchebag billionaires" Pinch keeps mentioning.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-03 09:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How do you tell when one clown is joking and the other isn't?

Most people who aren't on the spectrum can evaluate others statements to ascertain humorous intent.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-03 10:19 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY EBERLY

It's not my metric, but thanks for playing.

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-04 01:09 AM | Reply

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