This is like the internet equivalent of getting pelted with produce. In fact one reviewer said, "Get out of here with this noise."
All comments are rather similarly lopsided. YouTube reviewer, Nick Murray found "Not Alone" hilarious, saying "Ha ha you are pretty much alone, hate to break it too you." Thirsty Ti .Tee warned, “I collect your bigot tears in a mug and drink them.” Nico Nico Mikkun said, "This is disgusting." Casper declared "Not Alone," "the new worst video on youtube," while Thom Miller was even more effusive, congratulating Catholic Vote "for creating the dumbest fucking video in the entire history of the Internet."
As for myself, I'd like to congratulate the auteurs at Catholic Vote for creating an instant classic Christian cinematic masterpiece to rival Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas
. Not since National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm"
of 2008 have we seen delusional hyperbole, paranoia and self-pity lifted to such delirious heights. Like an episode of The Bachelor
or a Lindsey Lohan court appearance, "Not Alone" is both terrifying and impossible to look away from. This important piece of filmmaking will surely inspire countless imitators, but Not Alone
is so earnest in its own clueless, privileged insensitivity
that parody may be superfluous (see Poe's Law
). Still, I look forward to seeing what influence this motion picture exerts on Stephen Colbert and the creative staff at The Daily Show
, Funny or Die and Saturday Night Live
The milestone contribution Catholic Vote has made to the art of cinema will surely resonate on the internet for a while. Soundly Awake was inspired to create this homage to "Not Alone."
Gawker too was inspired to fire up iMovie and get their "Not Alone" on, view it here.
You may view the original Catholic Vote video here.