Monday, January 4, 2016

Favorite Videos of 2015: Day 4: Primitive Correctiveness

How goes it? Welcome to the 4th day of my 30 favorite videos of 2015. If you need to catch up, here's the last video. Today's video is Primitive Correctness by TomSka.
TomSka is a figure that follows a strict "love him or loathe him" attitude. It's hard to deny that he can get hotheaded, and he does have a reputation for doing some, erm, concerning things, but character aside, he's a master at creating sketches. On one hand is his asdf series which, admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of.
A TOMSKA FAN THAT DOESN'T LIKE ASDF? THE HERESY.
Yes, I know, but all of his live-action sketches are even more flawless. Perhaps this one especially, with an elaborate BBC-funded budget, is a pinnacle of his humor, being both funny outright but socially critical and well aware of it.
Tom plays Ugg, a caveman and the "newest and only journalist here at the Sun," ("Now on tablet!") with some obvious backwardness in thinking, playing alongside Chris "crabstickz" Kendall, another caveman and manager of the Sun, attempting to introduce Ugg to societal changes, such as the concept of same-sex marriage and a changing attitude towards clubbing women.
The whole skit is chalked full of wordplay. For example:
"It Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!"
"Actually, its Adam, Eve, AND Steve now. They're having a barbecue tonight. You should come."
"Spit roast?"
"Maybe afterwards."
It's all classic TomSka, though with a much less subtle jab at the changing of society. Instead of being preachy, however, it works. in addition, Chris' blatant Britishness is endearingly charming. I was sold by the time he said "chataroo" for Christ's sake.

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