PVV – Tim Kennedy inspires better sociology

Sunday Funday Silliness begins NOW!!!

I began my Review Haiku post about Wicked Pictures’ Next Friday Night (2012) with this:

“Sometimes, during my infinite free time… and oftentimes, during my endless hours shaping college-aged youth of today, I have a little debate going: who’s more detrimental to the survival of humanity, Ke$ha or Katy Perry?

(yes, this is something I think about)

For various reasons having to do with overall message and schtick, longevity thus far, and apparent popularity, Katy Perry is currently winning hands down.” (originally here)

This little conclusion of mine seems to have spoken to many of you out there (yay!!), and several people have asked why – why all the Katy Perry dismissal, Dr. Chauntelle?

Well, if “Last Friday Night” wasn’t evidence enough, I give you this even more disgraceful bit of awful – “Part of Me.” Enjoy!!

 

Ugh.

*however*

Luckily, we also have a response to “Part of Me” from one Tim Kennedy.

Tim Kennedy (b. September 1, 1979) began competing in sanctioned mixed martial arts fights while he was in college (early 2000s), but after graduation he joined the United States Army. He enlisted in the elite Special Forces in 2004 and continued to compete in MMA while serving as a Green Beret.

Tim was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times and was awarded the Army’s Bronze Star medal for valor under fire (among many other things). He was also a sniper, a sniper instructor, and the principal combatives instructor for C Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. He is currently a professional MMA fighter with Strikeforce. (more biographical info here)

Regardless of how you feel about US military action and/or MMA, you gotta admit that the dude is a bit of a badass. Anyway, he had this to offer in response to “Part of Me” – heeeee!!

 

Awesome.

I appreciate that Tim offers a critical yet friendly, even kind, response to Katy Perry’s ridiculousness. (you watched all the way to the end, right?)

Being able to problematize arguments, statements, and even creative visions (“creative” doesn’t necessarily give something a free pass; and even though she may not fully comprehend what she’s doing, Katy is making an extremely trivializing statement with this here creative vision) with experience and knowledge, as well as humor and gentleness, is a great skill.

I endeavor to incorporate a version of Tim Kennedy’s philosophy and methodology into my own work every day #bettersociology

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