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Academia dissected


Earlier this month, I wrote an off the cuff post expressing my frustration with what I perceived to be academia’s obsession with penis symbols. I wrote that after trawling through a particularly turgid chapter on the Italian horror film written by Maggie Günsberg, who seemed intent on collapsing the entire movement into a series of phallic and vaginal icons. Now, of course, I don’t think that this obsession with male members extends to every corner of academia, and, as a part-time academic myself, it would be a little hypocritical if I tarred everyone with the same brush.

With that proviso out of the way, I want to take the time to point out an utterly hilarious parody of a psychoanalytic academic essay that I came across today. The subject matter is 2 Girls 1 Cup, a video circulated all over the World Wide Web that has gained some level of notoriety since it first appeared around last October. If you’re not aware of it or its content, then I suggest you read the Wikipedia entry on it rather than actually seek out the video itself, but, if you’re feeling lazy, the premise is this: two women take turns vomiting and shitting into a cup, then perform various acts which involve the aforementioned waste being transferred from the cup (and each other’s various orifices) into their mouths. Delightful. Yes, I’ve seen it, and no, I haven’t been the same since.

Anyway, read the essay. It is, quite possibly, a work of demented genius. I just wish I could read the last three paragraphs, which you can just make out on the opposite side of the paper.

Update, February 21st, 2007 09:42 PM: You can read the entire essay here (thanks, Lyris).

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 6:07 PM | Comments: 12
Categories: Cinema | PhD | Web



2GIRLS1CUP was hilarious!
It reminded me of the extreme stuff Veronica Moser used to do back in the days.

Also be sure to watch 2GIRLS1FINGER and the Pain Olympics!!!


Posted by: ARCVILE, February 22, 2008 1:05 AM


I haven't seen 2 GIRLS ONE CUP, I really don't think I want to but I am scared that one day I'll do so just for morbid curiosity.

Naturally we in Brazil are very proud.

Posted by: Marcus, February 22, 2008 6:23 AM


Naturally! Who wouldn’t be proud to know that their nation was forever associated with a coprophagic masterpiece?

Posted by: Whiggles, February 22, 2008 10:04 AM


Actually I don't know if anyone in Brazil has heard of the video, but the law there protects all sorts of porn as long as it doesn't involve children. Scat porn is produced anywhere though, so I wonder why this one particular video made it big.

However LOT of those films use chocolate. I haven't seen 2 Girls 1 Cup, so that might be one exception.

Posted by: Marcus, February 22, 2008 7:43 PM


Well after a bit of searching, I have seen the 2 Girls 1 Cup video...and was, it has to be said...disappointed. Yeah its not pleasant, and its definitely gross, but after the initial defication bit, there is a cut between the cup and them eating, and to me...its more likely chocolate ice cream. This could also have been done with an enema, which makes even the defication fake. I don't buy it being the real deal at all. Surprised so many have fallen for it for it to become notorious.

Posted by: CraigTheRave, February 22, 2008 9:31 PM


Yes, like I said, a lot of these movies are fake. One time a big Brazilian porn producer was interviewed on a David Letterman-eque show there, and when they got into the subject of "gross porn", the man explained that 90% of the time they cut from the defecation to the eating and there's your ice cream or your chocolate pudding Pasolini style. There is a believably small number of people out there who are willing to eat feces on camera.

Not that it takes away from the disturbing factor however.

Posted by: Marcus, February 22, 2008 10:43 PM


"...expressing my frustration with what I perceived to be academia's obsession with penis symbols. I wrote that after trawling through a particularly TURGID chapter..."

You know you made a funny there, right?


Posted by: Jeffrey Allen Rydell, February 23, 2008 5:59 AM


There’s a massive cult surrounding this video that shows up on sites like YouTube in the form of webcam footage of people’s reactions to watching the video, which are actually far more entertaining than the original video itself. I didn’t, erm, study it closely enough to be able to make any claims as to the authenticity of the substances being consumed, but yes, I could well believe it to be chocolate.

“Turgid”, heh. :D

Posted by: Whiggles, February 23, 2008 7:12 AM


My favorite reaction video is the grandmother one which I posted on DD. It's sad not many celebrities did their reaction videos (I guess Kermit the Frog is the closest we will get).

This is all rather personal to me, because "2 Girls 1 Cup" isn't the first coprophagic hit to come out of my country. A big-budget production of what was basically a huge pile of shit was shot there in 1979 and was a massive hit all over the world. Today it's known under its technical title "Moonraker."

Posted by: Marcus, February 23, 2008 9:49 AM


Well fake or not 2GIRLS1CUP was hilarious!
Still I've seen much worse like 10 years ago when scat videos started to appear on the net. Veronica Moser was the scat hit girl back then. Wow... so much fun memories!

Anyone seen 2GIRLS1FINGER and the Pain Olympics?

Posted by: ARCVILE, February 26, 2008 3:42 AM


2 cup real i have the 85 min dvd karla light skin and latifa dark skin are the real thing

Posted by: , June 3, 2008 7:23 AM


the brazilian have paste scat but they are sexy women the super real deal are euro women which involve hard long scat.but brazil are real it sad i know the name,the title of 2 cups is really hungry b...tches

Posted by: , June 3, 2008 7:27 AM

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