Suckin On A Fat Stogie Skin? (Probably NSFW)

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The other night I was searching YouTube for a trailer of the 1989 cult classic, “Skinheads: The Second Coming of Hate.” I don’t remember much about the film. Only that the acting was terrible and that it starred the late great and senile Chuck Connors kicking all kinds of skinhead ass up and down a mountainside. I wasn’t able to find the trailer but I did come across a pretty sweet clip that someone had uploaded:

Though I doubt it will ever see a DVD release, if you ever come across this turd of a movie- I highly recommend it. Enough about that. This is not a movie review. What I’m about to share with you is way more disconcerting than any B-Rate Chuck Connors film could ever aim to be. If you’ve ever seen Summer Camp Nightmare, you know what I’m talking about.

After watching the above clip, my drunken curiosity led me to click on one of the related videos and I was treated to eight minutes of this shithead smoking a cigarette and making funny faces:

What the heck was that? Why would any self-respecting skinhead take the time to upload an eight minute film of himself smoking a cigarette? What’s with all the weird faces? And aren’t skinheads supposed to look tough? That dude looked kinda, um… effeminate maybe?

I soon realize that there are a gazillion similar videos of dudes (usually decked out in old-school Aryan duds) with shaved heads smoking cigarettes, cigars and tobacco pipes- you name it and they’re smoking it. Check it:





But who’s watching this shit? And why? Do skinheads just really like tobacco? Are these videos supposed to be a display of fearlessness? Is there some kind of symbolism that I’m missing out on? My questions were answered after reading some of the comments that YouTubers had left:

“Smoking Skinhead? Yum. I have to agree with Starwalker, fucking hot. I love those deep, deep inhales.”

“Hottest smoker on here by far… would love to see it with the shirt off next time *droolin*”

“Woof m8! Good to see you on here, keep the horny vids coming, we gonna see any of you fighting?”

“Wish I was kissing that thick smoke out of you”

“Nice to see you smoking, Sir! I think it’s nice too to breathe your smoke, to eat your ashes and to lick your boots!”

“You are so fucking hot… Especially when fucking your lungs with a gar like that… Yummy!”

I thought it was kinda weird that chicks would be into this boneheaded kind of twaddle. Fucking your lungs with a gar like that? I mean, if you shave your head and pick up a bad habit, chicks will want to eat your ass? Pretty sweet deal if you’re into getting your ass ate. I guess. Then I realize (here’s the kicker) that all of these comments were left by other fucking dudes! I had been bamboozled into watching anrgry homosexual yank vids! Queer skinheads? Go figure, eh. Are they really homophiles? Are they really white supremicists? I suppose some things are better left unkown.

I’ve seen some disturbing things on the web in my day (fat fetishes, foot fetishes, Harry Potter trailers, midget porn, horror porn, doo-doo porn, pee-pee porn…you get the picture) but this may take the cake. Where’s Chuck Connors when you need him?

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*** I would like to point out that the folks at amanofgenius are in no way homophobic or prejudiced. It’s the hatemongering and smoking we take issue with. Really.

3 Responses to “Suckin On A Fat Stogie Skin? (Probably NSFW)”

  1. Izzy Says:

    this makes me want to quit smoking. i’m fucking serious. funny though, that.

  2. John Says:

    Okay, I’ll speak to you about this because I think I’m in a good position to do so. I’m a skinhead (physically, not culturally), I love shaving my head smooth and I’m a smoker and love smoking Marlboro reds and Lambert & Butler. Since aged 13 I’ve loved watching myself with a shaved head, smoking, in a mirror. I thought it made me look hard and masculine. I’ve analysed my strange behaviour and I think I am like this because the face I present to the world is that of a sensitive man in touch with his feminine side (which I am). Its just who I am. In private I am trying to build in myself a sense of deeper masculinity, because in particularly UK culture, a hard looking man (eg smoking skinhead) is often, probably incorrectly, perceived as a masculine man or a man’s man. I don’t know why or where, along the way, i picked up this image, but I did. And the idea that smoking looks hard still stands with a lot of men, I believe. With the advent of NUTS and Zoo magazines we now live in a culture where a man doesn’t know whether to be Neanderthal or metrosexual to be a truly masculine man. My public face and true self is metrosexual, but I want to be a bit Neanderthal too, I used to love watching the lads smoking outside school and fantasised in private about doing it myself, but would never do so. Now, at 39, I still won’t be seen smoking by anybody in my family or even anybody I know, as though its a private me that I haven’t got the confidence to show, as though I fear it may be perceived as a bit naughty and not like me. Maybe I’ve linked it in my head with the sexuality bit, as though smoking would be a display of my sexuality in public. Very silly isn’t it, I know. Media has a lot to answer for, as do the tobacco companies (eg the marlboro man). I also DID love watching these videos, although they got to making me feel uncomfortable, embarrassed and I then started looking at these men in these videos as pathetic weak men who have a very low sense of their own innate masculinity. I believe that what they are doing is trying to reinforce and build up their own sense of their masculinity, because deep down, for some reason, they don’t feel masculine. Maybe for some of them it is because they may have been brought up in a pretty tough area, only to realise that they are gay. This image therefore may help them to retain a sense of masculinity in all this or even help convince them that being gay is a hard, masculine thing. It may be a process or part of them trying to come and accept their homosexuality, and in being attracted to men, they are likely to be attracted to ‘look a like’ skinhead smokers. (I am anyway). However, the videos do look very pathetic. I want to see if I look hard in a mirror, but I don’t do the same in public either directly or via these stupid vids. I honestly think we all have our own little private foibles and silly private things we do that are a little bit idiosyncratic. Scallys must practice their scally look and walk and facial attitudes in a mirror surely! I think in summary that the men in these vids are saying “look I’m fucking hard me” because deep down they are really soft as shit and still scared of their Mum’s. I accept that I have this softer man nature, just by very nature. Its just the way I was born. I’m not sure how much nurture has gone into it, but I will not smoke or talk about it in front of my sister (I am 39) and yet her 15 year old daughter just gets on with it. I wonder why a 15 year old girl has less self consciousness than a 39 year old man with a wife and two kids. I bet that was a shock wasn’t it? Yes, I see myself as straight, I have a family, but I do get a stirring in my tummy when I see shaved headed lads smoking ( I think somewhere along the line I have confused aspiration with sexual attraction), but the smoking image is a fetish for me and stirs up my loins - again, silly I know, but there is obviously some deep psychoanalysis that could explain it away). Hope this helps you understand what these men are doing. I understand in a way what they are doing, but think they look stupid and weak, so I feel I am giving you the correct psychoanalysis of their actions. Silly yes, but probably not quite as disturbing as you originally suggested. John PS, My real name is not John and I’ve not put my true e-mail address on here, I’ve just made something up to get my message through, so I will check back here for any replies from you. Cheers

  3. P_Joe Says:

    John,
    Holy cats, I’ve been away from the site for a while but if you are still chekcing in, I would love to discuss or at least keep in contact. This is the most insightful and articulate feedback AMOG has had so far. Drop a line.

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