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Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf

My friend Jeremy Boreing of Truth Revolt pointed me to "Actual Cannibal Shia LeBeouf" several weeks ago. It's a greatly improved remake of an earlier cartoon version. At first, I simply found the new piece hilarious and silly (no small things). But it stuck with me. A grad student with too much time on his hands could write a paper about it as a meditation on the cannibalization of high culture by low celebrity culture — complete with the post-modern zinger of Shia himself in Citizen Kane mode, as if his degraded image were his own protege. Thank heavens grad students are too busy writing papers about more important things like "Gender and the Zombie Apocalypse." Or vice versa. Anyway, if you're not one of the nearly seven million people who've seen this already, take a look:

Cross-posted from Klavan on the Culture