Monday, June 30, 2008

Random wrongness

If this 10-minute clip intrigues you, you can watch the entire 47-minute documentary here. (Hat-tip: What Would Thembi Do?)

29 comments:

Undercover Black Man said...

Now ladies... if you wanna try to steal Davecat away from Si-chan, he has a blog.

And fellas... Si-chan has her own MySpace page.

SJ said...

That's nothing compared to this.

I know I was shocked.

Days like These! said...

Dear UBM,

I am DONE with you.

The end.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ One of these days, I knew I would cross that line.

Thembi said...

I posted this last year and it's one of the top search items bringing traffic to my site. Prepare yourself.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Oh wow... did I steal it from you, Thembi? Indeed I did! You had it in a retrospective post recently, right?

Sorry I forgot to tip my hat. I'll fix that.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ By the way, Thembi, it's fun to notice which posts keep pulling in fresh hits. In my case, someone new stumbles on this site every day Google-searching "Petey Greene."

And on my Vox audio stash, people keep finding Buddy Hackett's "Chinese Waiter" routine... maybe not daily, but close to it.

Babs said...

I just watched a movie from netflix called "Lars and the Real Girl". It was about this exact situation. I thouht it would be funny, but really it was just sad. It's even more sad to know this ish is going on for real.

I don't know which is worse- the Real Doll or living with his parents.

Jazzy said...

I honestly have no words!

jjbrock said...

UBM I am shock! How do you and Thembi come up with some of this stuff?

ShAĆ© - ShAĆ© said...

I had no words... well actually I did. I had to blog about your post.

neptune said...

I watched that documentary not too long ago. It was mind-boggling. The one guy that basically had a harem of those things was particularly sad. It goes to a whole new level when these men try to bring other people into their little bizarro world with these "dolls". "Lars and the Real Girl" was almost heart-wrenching for depicting that very scenario.

brotherkomrade said...

Umm, wow. I knew I was missing out every time I saw a link to this blog on other blogs, but was too lazy to come here. Good post.

Ok, the popular notion that people who are into these dolls are sad and lonely could for the most part, be true. But I think there's a tiny part of them (or maybe not so tiny) that just wants control. Even a professional adult Service Provider still reserves the right to serve whom they want; so their customer does not have full control. But a doll doesn't get tired, will not complain sitting in your parents basement all day, or will not complain about laying in your bed waiting for you to come home, or have needs or desires - in other words, you're dealing with the ultimate partner for narcissistic people. So while I think there are genuine issues of loneliness that these people have, they will probably make the worst partners if they decided to drop the dolls for human companionship anyway unless they seek some help first.
Now I'm no angel. I was always a loner (didn't even think about the doll option back in the day), but as I grew older and fell into a relationship, you learn how to deal with other people's stuff and you teach them to deal with your boundaries as you learn to respect theirs; that's just a part of growing up. On the other hand, if you like be alone for the rest of your life, I got nothing but love respect for you; but I can't feel sad about the doll lovers, I just don't see the sadness; in fact I think that every potential partner of these dudes should be counting their lucky stars.

Also, those dolls are expensive I saw the episode of HBO's Real Sex where interviewed the original makers of these dolls.

Antonio said...

I saw this video awhile back. Sad.

Undercover Black Man said...

Also, those dolls are expensive I saw the episode of HBO's Real Sex where interviewed the original makers of these dolls.

HBO must be where I heard about it in the first place. But yeah, brotherkomrade, these dolls run from $6,500 to $10,000, according to Wikipedia.

The wiki is kinda funny, because part of the entry states:

"Realdolls... have a well-earned reputation for lack of durability and falling apart."

Can you picture a disgruntled doll-lover at the computer adding that bit?

Chris R. Cosby said...

David,

I am speechless. I am without speech.

Thembi said...

Haha please do not worry about 'stealing' it, because then I'd have to admit that I ever found it.

My favorite part (besides that hair, of course) is when he says "She'll always be here for me." Negro, where is she gonna go?

Wanda said...

I saw this on Afronerd a while ago. Very freaky, very weird. The only odder thing I've seen on youtube was the doc on "animal lovers" (if you get my drift).

Undercover Black Man said...

Negro, where is she gonna go?

Well, she could pull a "Roaming Gnome" on his ass.

Some mean person could really mess up Davecat's world if he stole that doll, and then sent Davecat photos of the doll chillin' in, like, Miami Beach and the Bahamas.

brotherkomrade said...

If I had the money I would make a movie where the doll gets kidnapped and threatened to be melted if Davecat doesn't come up with another 6,000 for another doll. The kidnapper is trying build a harem. But davecat has other plans as he cannot afford to pay for the doll because he stil;l owes his parents 5,345 for his doll. So he decides to run away to Miami to rescue her. It will be like a Run, Lola, Run! situation.

Wanda said...

i love how he's massaging the dolls feet like she's had a long day at work.

This make my World of Warcraft friends and I look extra normal.

Undercover Black Man said...

i love how he's massaging the dolls feet like she's had a long day at work.

LOVE the foot massage!

Thembi said...

Some mean person could really mess up Davecat's world if he stole that doll, and then sent Davecat photos of the doll chillin' in, like, Miami Beach and the Bahamas.

So Amelie! He probably thinks she's so real, though, that he'd be unfazed and just send her a bunch of "i miss you boo" emails. I think that replacing his Luster's Pink Oil Moisturizer with Pepto Bismol may be the only prank that could bring him back to reality.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Or he unpacks the doll one day and she's holding a handwritten note and it says: "You suck in bed."

Thembi said...

^
UBM, you're sick.

But that means she must have been with someone else, suggesting that the only effective reality check would be him coming home and catching her in bed with a male real-doll in the nude. Smoking cigarettes and listening to Sade.

fishesalot said...

...maybe she goe's the Mini-me route and gets caught on video doing Ken and GI-Joe, ... some kinky trio action.

Pece

Kellybelle said...

You know this is untreated mental illness, right? You know these men have issues with intimacy and control, right? OMG, I just want them to get therapy, hours and hours of therapy--they can keep their dolls, just...get...help. Wait, if dude is living with his parents, why doesn't he save the money he spent on the doll for a downpayment on an apartment. Real women won't shy away from independent living! Oh my.

Undercover Black Man said...

You know this is untreated mental illness, right?

Well... nobody's normal, I suppose.

Part of it also has to be a fetish for mannequins. I've read about that... Guys who get turned on by those old sitcoms and movies where a mannequin comes to life, or mimes pretend to be robots.

If homebody hooked up with a real woman, I bet nothing would thrill him more than if she pretended to be a doll.

Control issues? Yeah, probably...

Wanda said...

Part of it also has to be a fetish for mannequins. I've read about that... Guys who get turned on by those old sitcoms and movies where a mannequin comes to life, or mimes pretend to be robots.

so now we have people fantasizing about bad 80's comedies? God in heaven, and I though people with restless leg syndrome were crazy.