James Franco uploaded a 36-second YouTube video of him loudly yelling about pooping.
Is this an unimaginative parody of last week's Shia LaBeouf motivational video or a complex performance art piece commenting on digital culture? Or by asking that question, are we exactly where James Franco wants us to be? (I think that one, and I'm into it.)
All I know is that this video really made me think. It made me think about James Franco standing in his underwear yelling about poop.
And about that time James Franco posted this selfie on Instagram:
The interplay between these two digital works provokes the viewer to ask an unknowable question: Is it the same bathroom?
The original video that Franco is either parodying or engaging in conversation with or both or neither features Shia LaBeouf yelling at you to "just do it."
Hopefully some day I will be able to play a video of every man in Hollywood yelling at me for mysterious reasons. That's the only way I can fall asleep.
If you're not looking for a souvenir to commemorate this strange but never boring moment in Internet history, Franco also seems to be pretending to sell a shirt that he is pretending that LaBeouf wore in the original video.