Sunday, July 30, 2017

Just Do It

Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf Says "JUST DO  YOUR HOMEWORK!!!"

Our younger son attends an excellent school, which makes us all very happy most of the time. But there is the matter of the phone book sized stack of homework pages assigned for the summer.  Our son is a relatively responsible student when it comes to this sort of thing....but he is still a ten year old on summer vacation, so, to put it mildly, there is some resistance. And as is the case in all things, I am in charge of nagging.

If only I could enlist Mr. LaBeouf's motivational assistance. 

It might be impossible to completely miss Shia LaBoeuf's meme-worthy real life antics, but perhaps you don't have YouTube watching children and have remained blissfully ignorant of the "JUST DO IT!!!" or "Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf" memes. 

I cannot claim any expertise here, but I did scan the "know your meme" pages on these topics...and might have watched the videos in their entirety.

It seems that a few years ago, Mr LaBeouf performed a histrionic motivational speech against a green screen background which was then posted to YouTube. The video, while mostly grating to watch, spawned a thousand memes- or at least a good the point that, my sons, who were not really sure who Shia LaBeouf was at the time, were quite aware of it.

In a unrelated development, composer/songwriter Rob Cantor posted a humorous song about Mr. LaBeouf being a cannabalistic killer on SoundCloud in 2012. Mr. Cantor explained the origin of the song at some point as being just that he found whispering the name Shia LaBeouf to be funny. This song, again, begat many renditions and memes, and was later produced by Mr. Cantor into a rather lavishly staged performance featuring interpretive dancers wearing giant Shia heads, two choirs, a string quartet, and the perhaps supportive participation of Shia LaBeouf himself.

Or watch the Actual Cannibal song by Rob Cantor video performance
Worth a view if you haven't seen it. Unless you have better things to do?

I combined various instances of LaBeoufery along with a poorly drawn likeness of the man here on the napkin. His pose and outfit is from the motivational video, the oversized head (I added large hands, just for good measure) and dancers hail from Rob Cantor's production. His hairstyle comes from another notable public appearance...perhaps when he was discussing his plagiarism. I can't remember.

My apologies to Mr. LaBeouf, meme makers, and actual cannibals everywhere.
And we still have homework to do.

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