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2012 Gathering of the Juggalos video

“We’re self-thinking survivors here…just like you.”

Well now doesn’t that just say it all.

This is the fourth Gathering of the Juggalos film I’ve posted here on The Black Laser. It is remarkable how time flies when you aren’t paying attention, isn’t it? This year’s crapfest clocks in at a lean 23:15, nearly four minutes shorter than last year’s abortion.

“Nothing but endless love over here.”

I wonder what possesses those who make these videos. Do they think, “How badly can I do something? How poor can my taste be? What is the most awful creative decision I can make?” Does Sugar Slam wake up in the morning and think, “What I do has creative merit. I am contributing to this world.”

The video looks like something an impaired 13 year old in sweats would dream up. I just can’t imagine being the sort of person to whom this would speak. Oh yes, I am so excited that the Psychopathic Boner Clowns are performing! Rap parties in the woods? Great! Being spoken to like I am a retard? Thanks!!

And then you see the line-up and are forced to consider that this is where a career goes to die. Sure, the Psychopathic Records roster is there, but they actually have other people you have heard of. Why would anyone choose to do this to themselves?

Holy shit! Mushroomhead is playing?!? I just ordered my tickets.

2011 Gathering of the Juggalos film

And like clockwork, we find ourselves here again. Clocking in at a massive 27 minutes, this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos film is a magnificent testament to self-delusion. You owe it to yourself, your progeny, and all humanity to watch the entire thing. Gaze upon this work and despair.

Man, Sugar Slam is such a terrible actor. Oh my god, I can’t believe I actually wrote that last sentence.



22 Things You Probably Won’t Be Disappointed About Missing At This Year’s Gathering of the Juggalos.

And I quote…

1. Giant Penises

2. Necrophiles

I’d post the remaining 20 list items and associated photos, but I think my server might get so terrified that it would kill itself.

See the rest of the contemptible list here: 22 Things You Will Probably See at the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos.

Thanks, Gardner!

Further thoughts on the Gathering of the Juggalos video I posted the other day phrased as a series of short questions.

Waffle House?

Vanilla Ice?


Sugar Slam?

Helicopter rides? Again?

The Alfred Hitchcock of hip-hop? (for Josh.)

“I fucking love Tech Nine”?

Hatchet house bubble foam party with the Axe Murder Boyz?

TV star Todd Bridges?

Flashlight wrestling?

Warren G regulating?

The narrator saying “muthafuckaz”?

Big Money Rustlas on DVD but not on Blu-ray?


The song clip from Boondox?

Anybody Killa’s lisp?


“He does have good dick jokes”?


The Insane Clown Posse interviewed by The New York Times.

It’s the interview you’ve been waiting your entire life to read. A few days ago, David Itzkoff interviewed the infamous Insane Clown Posse about all this attention they’ve been receiving lately. He delves right into all the fun that’s being made of them by basically the entire internet.

And you know what? They’re surprisingly good natured about the whole thing. When asked about Saturday Night Live’s lampooning of the Gathering of the Juggalos, they responded:

Shaggy 2 Dope, Insane Clown Posse: How can you be mad at “Saturday Night Live”? That’s what they do. They make parodies. They’re funny. That’s flattering, that you’re a large enough player in the game that “Saturday Night Live” even recognizes you.

Violent J: It felt incredible – like, wow, man, we’re on the radar.

You kind of expect them to be all pissed and up in arms about being made fun of so directly. But again, when asked about SNL’s Thrilla Killa Klownz parody of “Miracles”, they come right back and play the high hand.

Shaggy 2 Dope: I remember back in the day when Weird Al Yankovic did “Amish Paradise,” off Coolio’s “Gangsta Paradise.” Somehow Coolio got mad. If Weird Al wanted to do one of our songs, I’d be like, “Hell yeah.” To me, it’s the same thing with “Saturday Night Live.”

Violent J: When they did it again, I called my mom about that. It’s awesome.

And then again, when asked about my favorite question of theirs, “Fucking magnets, how do they work?!” they come back with an entirely reasonable, if not exactly enlightened, response.

Violent J: I know the stuff isn’t really miracles. I think we might have misused the word miracle. I think that might mean something that has happened with no explanation. These things we mentioned in the song, they can all be explained. But what we’re doing is appreciating them. Even the infamous line, “Magnets, how do they work?” I mean, yeah, we know how magnets work. But they’re still incredible. You can push something across the table without touching it. And as a kid, I found that fascinating. I still find that fascinating. [laughs]

Shaggy 2 Dope: Come on, a rock that pulls metal towards it or pushes it away? Yeah, it has to do with the magnetic polar caps and [stuff]. But for real? Come on, man. You’re just holding a U-shaped thing that pushes metal away or attracts metal or something. The North and South Pole makes a rock magnetic, and if you touch a piece of metal with it, that becomes magnetic? That’s crazy.

Amazing. Fucking amazing. Giraffes?

Of course, then there’s this gem.

Violent J: Songs like “Miracles,” they’re not new to ICP. We don’t restrict ourselves to just making murder songs. When we’re talking to the Juggalos, it’s not always about chop-chop, kill-‘em-up, you know? We’ve always done songs that we attempt to be meaningful and deep over our career.

You owe it to yourself to read the whole article here: Fools’ Gold: An Oral History of the Insane Clown Posse Parodies


Why do some mountains look like Presidents?

In obvious reference to a rather inspiring video I’ve posted previously here on The Black Laser.

RIP, Ass Dan.

The Gathering of the Juggalos 2009 Infomercial

Since posting “Miracles” the other day, I’ve been talking a lot about the Insane Clown Posse and wondering how the fuck magnets work. And because I’m not sure I’ve posted this video here before, I wanted to share with all of my darling Black Laser readers the 14 minute long announcement video for 2009’s Gathering of the Juggalos. In the off chance that you don’t know what a Juggalo is, here’s the Wikipedia page.

You know what is even better about this? It’s 100% completely real. I mean it. It’s totally real.

Read that again. Then watch the video again.




Want to buy tickets to the 2010 Gathering? They’re on sale!

Want to see photos from the 2009 Gathering?! Sure! How about here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, or here? If you need more, Google will help!

Saturday Night Live even did a surprisingly accurate parody of it.

The world we live in is a scary place and the internet allows us to see so much of it that we might all end up blind.

So, who’s up for a 2010 trip to The Gathering of the Juggalos? Only 150 bucks for four full days of DARK CARNIVAL MAYHEM!

Insane Clown Posse’s “Miracles”

This video has been making the rounds, so you might have seen it. But, if you haven’t, it is absolutely worth watching. Pay attention to the lyrics. It is absolutely a masterfully crafted piece of music. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are poets.

Don’t believe me? Have a transcript.

If magic is all we’ve ever know
Then it’s easy to miss what really goes on
But I’ve seen miracles in every way
And I see miracles everyday
Oceans spanning beyond my sight
And a million stars way above em at night
We don’t have to be high to look in the sky
And know that’s a miracle opened wide
Look at the mountains, trees, the seven seas
And everything chilling underwater, please
Hot lava, snow, rain and fog
Long neck giraffes, and pet cats and dogs
And I’ve seen eighty-five thousand people
All in one room, together as equals
Pure magic is the birth of my kids
I’ve seen shit that’ll shock your eyelids
The sun and the moon, and even Mars
The Milky Way and fucking shooting stars
UFOs, a river flows
Plant a little seed and nature grows
Niagara falls and the pyramids
Everything you believed in as kids
Fucking rainbows after it rains
there’s enough miracles here to blow your brains
I fed a fish to a pelican at Frisco bay
It tried to eat my cell phone, he ran away
And music is magic, pure and clean
You can feel it and hear it but it can’t be seen

Music is all magic
(Are you a believer in miracles)
You can’t even hold it
(Do you notice and recognize miracles)
it’s just there in the air
(Are you a believer in miracles)
Pure motherfucking magic Right?
This shit’ll blow your fucking mind
(Do you notice and recognize miracles)

Music is a lot like love, it’s all a feeling
And it fills the room, from the floor to the ceiling
I see miracles all around me
Stop and look around, it’s all astounding
Water, fire, air and dirt
Fucking magnets, how do they work?
And I don’t wanna talk to a scientist
Y’all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed
Solar eclipse, and vicious weather
Fifteen thousand Juggalos together
And I love my mom for giving me this
Time on this planet, taking nothing for granted
I seen a caterpillar turn into a butterfly
Miracles ain’t nothing to lie
Shaggy’s little boys look just like Shaggy
And my little boy looks just like daddy
Miracles each and every where you look
And nobody has to stay where they put
This world is yours for you to explore
there’s nothing but miracles beyond your door
The Dark Carnival is your invitation
To witness that without explanation
Take a look at this fine creation
And enjoy it better with appreciation
Crows, ghosts, the midnight coast
The wonders of the world, mysteries the most
Just open your mind, and it ain’t no way
To ignore the miracles of every day

(Are you a believer in miracles)
Magic everywhere in this bitch
(Do you notice and recognize miracles)
it’s all around you, you don’t even know it
(Are you a believer in miracles) Shit’s crazy
(Do you notice and recognize miracles,
So many miracles, the magic miracles)

Are you a believer in miracles
Do you have time for the miracles
Do you notice and recognize miracles
So many miracles, the magic miracles
Are you a believer in miracles
Do you have time for the miracles
Do you notice and recognize miracles
So many miracles, the magic miracles
Are you a believer in miracles
Do you have time for the miracles
Do you notice and recognize miracles
So many miracles, the magic miracles
Are you a believer in miracles
Do you have time for the miracles
Do you notice and recognize miracles
So many miracles, the magic miracles

Here are some of the highlights for me.

“Fucking rainbows after it rains
there’s enough miracles here to blow your brains”

“Fucking magnets, how do they work?
And I don’t wanna talk to a scientist
Y’all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed”

“I fed a fish to a pelican at Frisco bay
It tried to eat my cell phone, he ran away”

Astounding work, guys. Really astounding work. You have given us a gift.